Health: Nigeria Vulnerable To Zika Virus

A new study has reported that Nigeria is among the countries at greater risk of Zika virus due to high travel volume from Zika affected countries. According to the study published yesterday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, many countries across Africa and Asia-Pacific may be vulnerable to Zika virus outbreaks, with India, China, the Philippines,…

Supreme Court Strikes Out Abortion Restriction

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favour of abortion rights groups, striking down a law that imposed restrictions on abortion providers in the state that forced the vast majority of clinics to close. The 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman’s Health vs Hellerstedt is a major win for abortion rights groups. It ruled that the…

NAFDAC, Firms At War Over Killer Tomato Paste

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Thursday, traded blame on indigenous tomato production firms overballeged rising importation of fake and substandard tomato paste into the country. The firms, Erisco Food and Dangote Tomato Pastry, on their parts, pointedly accused NAFDAC of encouraging foreign firms to flood the Nigerian market…

Buhari Suffers Hearing Impairment –Reports

If reports making the rounds are anything to go about, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is ill and is being treated for Meniere, an ear-related disease, at the presidential villa. The president reportedly has an infection in his left ear, a challenge which has drastically reduced his outings in the last one week. As a result…

Nigerian City Most Polluted In The World —WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named Onitsha in Anambra State as the most polluted city in the world. WHO, in its latest report on Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution, stated that a study of Onitsha’s water pollution found more than 100 petrol stations in the city, selling low-quality fuel, many rubbish dumps, fuel spills…

72-Yr Old Woman Gives Birth After 46 Years Of Marriage

An Indian woman in her 70s, Daljinder Kaur, has given birth to her first child since she was married 46 years ago. She  delivered of a healthy boy after falling pregnant by her 79-year-old husband, following fertility treatment at a northern Indian clinic. Doctors have raised ethical and health concerns after she put to bed, following two years…

Housewife Burns 16-Yr Old Maid’s Breast With Hot Water For Waking Late

An Abuja-based pregnant housewife, Mrs. Kemi Egbukole, has been arrested over a vicious early morning attack on her 16-year old house help for waking late. The 36-year old mother of two reportedly poured boiled water on her maid, Hope David, which badly burned her breasts. Mrs. Egbukole is being investigated for child abuse and trafficking offences by the Police, National Human…

HAZARD: Formalin ‘Kpomo’ On Sale In Uyo

By Uduak Umo An unnamed South East Nigerian business man had imported treated animal hide as raw material for production of leather products. He left the materials in a cold storage facility, returning to find it had become bloated ‘Kpomo’, enticing and salivating. This is what independent research has revealed. A government official, who requested…