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Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 15 years old Queen of Katwe star is dead.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the actress, who starred in the Queen of Katwe, a film about a chess prodigy from a slum in Uganda, is dead. 15 years old Nikita had a brain tumour. She was first diagnosed in 2016. Queen of Katwe director Mira Nair, BBC reports, mobilised fund her treatment in India, after Ugandan doctors were quoted as saying they did not have the necessary equipment. Nikita was given a positive assessment report in 2017 but in 2019, she…

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UIMSA CLINICAL PRESS CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH BOLU ADEROUNMU, THE UIMSA PRESIDENT.

HE SPOKE WITH THE PRESS ABOUT THE UPCOMING 60TH ANNIVERSARY AND HEALTH WEEK. A.N: Can we meet you sir? B.A: Nice to meet you…I am Bolu Aderounmu, the UIMSA President and a final year medical student at the University of Ibadan. A.N: When is the proposed date for the 60th Anniversary and Health Week? B.A: At the Elective Council and Central Health Week Planning Committee meeting, we decided to make it May 15th to May 23rd in order to allow…

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OPERATION SHEGE KA FASA: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

In a bid to establish something similar to Operation Amotekun security outfit of the southwestern region, the northern youths under the auspices of the Coalition of Northern Group, through its spokesman, Mr. Abdul-Azeez Suleiman announced plans by the group to launch Operation Shege Ka Fasa. The phrase, Shege ka Fasa in Hausa means, ‘I dare you.’ He said this on Wednesday, 5th February, 2020,while addressing a group of reporters in Kaduna. He said “the outfit is designed to be the…

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GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE: FOUR WAYS TO KEEP HEALTHY.

Personal hygiene refers to maintaining cleanliness of one’s body and clothing to preserve overall health and well-being. Good personal hygiene habits include: •HAVING A REGULAR BATH. If possible, you should have a shower or a bath every day. However, there may be times when this is not possible. For example, during camping or when there is a shortage of water. • CLEANING THE TEETH AT LEAST ONCE A DAY. Brushing the teeth after each meal is a good way to…

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CORONAVIRUS: HOW TO KILL IT ON A SURFACE.

When  a  new  pathogen  wreaks  havoc  on  the  planet,  scientists  from  across  the globe  race  to  understand  how  it  behaves  and  spreads.  Now,  scientists  have found  that  the  novel  corona virus  (2019nCoV)  can  survive  on  metal,  plastic, and  glass  for  as  long  as  nine  days. A  team  of  scientists  from  the  RuhrUniversität  Bochum  (RUB)  and  the Institute  of  Hygiene  and  Environmental  Medicine  at  the  Greifswald  University Hospital  compiled  comprehensive  findings  from  22  studies  on  corona viruses and  studied  how  the …

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LAGOS OKADA BAN: CONTROVERSIAL OR NOT?

February 1 would become a historical day for the residents of Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city. This is sequel to the ban on the use of commercial motorcycles and tricycles, popularly known as okada and keke Napep respectively, in major parts of the city. The ban went into effect on February 1 and prohibits drivers from using a number of routes in Lagos. Six local governments and nine local council development areas are among the proscribed areas. They include Apapa…

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