‘I’m the best musician since Fela’ – Burna Boy declares.

Burna Boy has described himself as the best musician in Nigeria since music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Burna, who was nominated for Grammys award but lost to Angelique Kodjo, said this on Wednesday night on his Twitter page. He lamented over the level of hypocrisy in the entertainment industry, adding that ‘the same people that wish you the best to your face are the same people that hope and pray you fail. The African giant further explained that nobody in the…

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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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CRIA SYNDROME: A NEWLY DISCOVERED DISEASE.

CRIA syndrome (cleavage-resistant  RIPK1-induced  autoinflammatory syndrome) is  a recently  discovered  autoinflammatory  disease  caused  by  mutations  within  the recepto-interacting  serine/threonineprotein  kinase  1  (RIPK1)  gene.The  exact  prevalence  of  CRIA  syndrome  is  still  undetermined  as  it  has  only recently  been  identified  as  a  disease.  Seven  people, who were aged between 10 and 82,  from three separate families in the U.S have  been  diagnosed  with  CRIA  syndrome  through  genetic testing. All reported having had a fever every two to four weeks since they were babies. It  is …

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650,000 HOURS: OUR AVERAGE LIFE SPAN.

According to Bill Bryson in his book, ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything,’ the average human being lives about 650,000 hours which amounts to a little above 74 years. Of course, this is just on an average but it does make one sober to think of our life span in that context – reduced to the concept of hours. All of a sudden, every hour we spend living in the past or worrying about the future takes on an entirely…

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Microsoft withdraws support for Windows 7

Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is has stopped supporting Windows 7 so that it can focus on “newer technologies”. As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter. What does this all mean? It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit…

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