4th February 2023
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

As Humans, we are known to constantly alter the world we live in. We do this by reshaping our world both externally and internally. Thus, we alter our brain chemistry for all kinds of reasons, using substances recreationally, socially, medicinally and ritually. This is how drugs and alcohol became part of human existence since the […]

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A new study has revealed that vitamin D3 can strengthen and defend the immune system. Interestingly, D3 has been found to be more effective than vitamin D2 in fighting illnesses including COVID-19. The research was carried out by the Universities of Surrey and Brighton. The scientists tested two types of vitamin D supplements (D2 and D3) […]

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The theme for the World Cancer day 2022 is “close the care gap”. Globally, cancer remains one of the major causes of deaths. There are almost 20 million cases worldwide, with half of them resulting in death. Sadly, the lack of a cure exacerbates the problem. The causes of this condition have not been identified […]

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Have you listened to music to calm your nerves? Ever wondered why people listen to music when they are sad? Well, the answer lies in the therapeutic power of music. It is used as a form of treatment known as music therapy.   What is music therapy?  Music therapy is an established health profession in which music […]

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Almost one million expired COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria will be destroyed. According to Reuters, these vaccines were brought into Nigeria from Europe via COVAX. However, the remaining shelf life of these vaccines, made by AstraZeneca was four to six weeks—hardly sufficient time for the Nigerian government to disburse them. The Nigerian Health Minister, Dr Osagie […]

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 In a statement released by Pfizer and BioNTech in the early hours of Wednesday, the biotech giants announced that three doses of its vaccine can neutralize the COVID-19 Omicron variant. According to Businesswire,  the statement is based on the success of an initial laboratory study carried out to investigate the effects of the vaccine on […]

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The Omicron variant is classified as  (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern. Variants of Concern are usually more transmissible and deadly. This variant was first reported by South Africa to the World Health Organization on November 24. So far, cases have been reported in over 11 countries including Botswana, Belgium, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark, United […]

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In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, an anonymous woman has been found to be ‘cured’ of HIV. The Argentinan woman known as ‘Esperanza’ was diagnosed with HIV-1 in 2013. After 8 years of follow-up checks and a total of 10 commercial viral load tests, there was no evidence of HIV-1 disease […]

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The last week of the Climate Summit at Glasgow has been eventful. From the interesting address given by a Tuvalu minister knee deep in water, to China and the US committing to reduce their emissions and the 503 mystery. Currently, COP26 has stretched past its deadline into Saturday.  The 503 mystery     503 is the number […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for syringes. Either in vaccination or treatment of COVID-19, millions of syringes have been in use all over the world. The WHO expert, Lisa Hedman called attention to this during a United Nations briefing.      About 6.8 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered globally. This number is almost twice […]

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