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Debt trap: Why Nigeria may lose some infrastructures to China –Experts

The Federal Government has been warned against over-borrowing from China and its increased reliance on external loans, which could adversely affect the country’s political and economic sovereignty. PAUL OGBUOKIRI reports that Nigeria could lose the country’s only deep seaport to China as the nation’s capacity to meet its debt servicing obligations wanes   Lekki deep […]

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Breast milk: Critical start to life

It is said that breast milk promotes sensory and cognitive development, and protects the infant against infectious and chronic diseases. To enable mothers to establish and sustain exclusive breastfeeding for six months, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF recommend an initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of life. Breast, which is the ‘first […]

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Joy as PIND lights up fishing community

Life takes a new turn in a Niger Delta coastal community with a newly installed solar power plant, reports Yekeen Akinwale Akinruntan Banjo was 12 years old when his father told him of a future where the government would supply electricity to their coastal village. That day never came, he says with disappointment. Life has […]

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Breast milk: Critical start to life

It is said that breast milk promotes sensory and cognitive development, and protects the infant against infectious and chronic diseases. To enable mothers to establish and sustain exclusive breastfeeding for six months, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF recommend an initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of life. Breast, which is the ‘first […]

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Joy as PIND lights up fishing community

Life takes a new turn in a Niger Delta coastal community with a newly installed solar power plant, reports Yekeen Akinwale Akinruntan Banjo was 12 years old when his father told him of a future where the government would supply electricity to their coastal village. That day never came, he says with disappointment. Life has […]

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Hepatitis: A silent killer

Leading cause of liver cancer –Medical experts Hepatitis, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is an inflammation of the liver that is caused by a variety of infectious viruses and non-infectious agents leading to a range of health problems, some of which can be fatal. It is estimated that one person dies every 30 […]

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Monkeypox: A viral infection causing global concern

It can spread from animals to humans, person to person –Profs Babalola, Ezeibe The outbreak, a global health emergency, says WHO Monkeypox, a viral infection, manifests a week or two after exposure with fever and other non-specific symptoms. It produces a rash with blisters that can last for a couple of weeks, according to medical […]

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Death on wheels: How to know when vehicle tyres expire, by FRSC, SON, CPC

Tyres are the main elements of wonderson- wheels. They are the parts that have constant contact with the road. But, besides gauging the air pressure, many people do not know how long it takes before a tyre is unfit for the road. This, according to findings by ISIOMA MADIKE, adds to increase road mishaps, which […]

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Oil theft: Why Nigeria can’t gain from boom –Experts

• Economy heading to total distress, says PENGASSEN   Nigeria has been unable to meet its 1.8 million barrel per day production quota assigned to it by oil cartel, OPEC, partly because of oil theft. The country allegedly lost a whopping sum of $1 billion in Q1 2022 to the illegality. PAUL OGBUOKIRI reports that […]

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Living on ‘junk’ foods: The frills, the dangers

…they have serious consequences on the health of the consumers –Nutritionist The changing lifestyle among Nigerians and their penchant for imitating Western culinary pretences started a few years back. This may have accounted for the alarming boom of ‘junk’ foods, eateries and the attendant health concerns in the country, reports Isioma Madike In time past, […]

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