70% of Drugs in Nigeria are not Fake – NAFDAC

This story, by the News Agency of Nigeria, is indeed good news! In spite of this however, more should be done to nab fake drug manufacturers and sellers in Nigeria.   The late Dora Akunyili, when she was the Director General of the National Agency for Food Administration and Control (NAFDAC), did quite a lot to put an end to the menace of fake drugs. The impact of her efforts is still rubbing off on the health sector and regulatory authorities.   The Story: The National Agency for Food and Drug…

Important Health Benefits of African Pear, Popularly Refereed to as Ube!

African pears The African Pear or Ube as the Igbos in Nigeria would call it and Eben by the Efiks, is rich calcium and phosphorus, including Vitamins C and E. These vitamins contain antioxidant mineral that ensures a healthy skin and slows down the aging process. The African pear can supply the daily requirement for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. This fruit and vegetable as they are classified, is rich in natural oil.They are good source of fiber, which helps prevent constipation. With them, regular bowel movement is assured. Experts…

Scientists Discover Contraceptive Pills for Men!

I don’t know how men will feel about this,especially African men, but it sure is interesting. A typical African man would not tolerate or indulge in anything that can limit him procreation prowess, that is why they would rather prefer the women to do she can to prevent unwanted pregnancies! Well, a study published by scientists in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, has revealed something interesting. The research which was done using rats has revealed a good lead for male birth control pills! The study is based on a plant…

Completion of Largest Clinical Trial Ever Conducted in Postpartum Haemorrhage

Each year, according to medical experts,14 million mothers are affected by PPH. It is said to be the leading direct cause of maternal mortality. Between 2003 to 2009, according to a Ferring Pharmaceuticals publication, 480,000 mothers died from PPH. They say that even when women survive, PPH can result in the need for serious medical interventions, including surgical removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) as well as blood transfusions to address severe anaemia. Postpartum bleeding or postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is often defined as the loss of more than 500 ml or 1,000 ml of blood within the first…

Beauty and Brains: Four Distinguished Female Police Public Relations Officers in Nigeria.

They are beautiful and look really stunning, but don’t you dare with this gorgeous ladies in uniform. They are sure making impact in their field of endeavour: Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nwode Nkeriuka is the first female Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra State Police Command, South-East Nigeria. She holds a bachelor of science degree (B.SC. Hons) in sociology and anthropology from the Ebonyi State University and hails from Ezza North  Local Government of Ebonyi State.   Before her recent appointment as the first female PPRO Anambra State Police Command, ASP Nkeriuka Nwode was…

Vladimir Putin Strikes Fear in Man Who Dared to ask him a Question About Crimea!

Russian president, Vladimir Putin Some stories are real classics, in strange ways. A good example is this one by the ‘The Sun UK’ last year. It was in the news that when the the iron man, Russian president Putin, glared at a questioner before mocking him in front of an audience. The terrified man,with his voice cracking, stuttered his way through his question,over the Crimea to. All the while Putin glares directly at him as he attempts to attack Russian farming policy in the annexed region. And when the terrified man finally finishes…

African Tribal Marks: Flipside and Pain of Culture and Tradition!

I came across many of these pictures on the internet and thought of writing something about the culture of carving marks on the body in Africa. These incision of tribal marks is an age long tradition that has transcended generations in many African countries.They were used as forms of identification in the era of slavery, when people were captured and sold off to salve masters from far away continents.Although some still believe in these tribal marks, many today are insisting on total eradication. The reason for these inscriptions on the…

Inuka: The only polar bear ever born in the tropics has died

I’ve never seen a polar bear before and seriously do not know much about them.I do know however that they are under the endangered specie list. Its so sad for me to read about the death of the only polar bear to be born in the tropics. The polar bear, who has out lived the average wild polar bear by more than a decade, was born at the zoo in Singapore. The rare creature lived to the age of 27. Inuka as it was called, was put down at Singapore Zoo after suffering a…

Behold the Hot Looking And Impact Making President of Croatia!….Never Judge a Book By Its Cover!

The president of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, is thriving to keep up, improve and explore the tourism potentials of her country. She is sure leading my example by enjoying the beauty of nation’s beach.This picture of her great look and figure, on a Croatian beach has been described as great advert for Croatia tourism.   Some of the best beaches in the world can be found in Croatia.Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and Slovenia to the northwest.  …

10 Crucial Tips for Safe Driving During Foggy And Hazy Harmattan Period!

As with normal day conditions, driving defensively is a requirement especially during a foggy or hazy harmattan day. There is no need to maintain a reckless speed level,when you can not even see clearly. That is not a wise driving decision. The following are very important driving tips you can follow foe safety during a hazy day; 1- Allow more distance between vehicles. What Nigerians refer ‘bumper to bumper’ type of driving, where cars drive too close to each other, is not advisable at all. 2- Be aware of vehicles in…