Victor Oyelade

    Social media bill is bad for youth development in Nigeria

Social media bill is bad for youth development in Nigeria

If you are a Nigerian, news in town is that of the reading and debating of the controversial social media bill sponsored by Sani Musa, a senator, as a means of curbing what authorities term “internet falsehood” and “manipulation”. The Bill has generated lots of attention within and outside Nigeria given that it has passed the second reading in the [...]

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    Anti-corruption: Nigeria is leaving adolescents behind

Anti-corruption: Nigeria is leaving adolescents behind

According to a UNICEF report, there are currently 1.2 Billion adolescents in the world, making up to 16 percent of the world`s entire human population. In Africa, there are presently 289 million adolescents (aged 10-19 years) who make up lump 23 percent of the entire African population. The adolescent population in Nigeria is about 40 million individuals. This constitutes about 23 percent [...]

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    LAWMA no more coming to collect thrash, residents say

LAWMA no more coming to collect thrash, residents say

Residents of Omole area in Lagos have accused the Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) of defaulting in their responsibility as the agency hardly comes to collect trash leaving the area littered with heaps of dirts. A resident simply identified as Sola opined that those whose refuse dump were not collected, had been owing or rather took long to pay. Another individual at [...]

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    Five common habits that are hurting your eyesight

Five common habits that are hurting your eyesight

The sensitivity of the eyes necessitates that utmost caution is taken in our daily activities for a healthy eyesight. Here are a few ways to keep your eyes healthy and avoid bad vision. [...]

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    Six ways to combat bad breath

Six ways to combat bad breath

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    Using gadgets in class can affect students during exams, study finds

Using gadgets in class can affect students during exams, study finds

Students perform below par in end of the term examinations when allowed access to electronic gadgets in classrooms, says a new study published in Educational Psychology. [...]

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Checking phones in class can cost you half a grade in exams

Students do less well in end of the term examinations, when allowed access to an electronic device, such as a phone or tablet, according to a new study, published in Educational Psychology. Also, students who don't use these gadgets but attend classes where they are allowed also perform poor, suggesting that gadget use damages the ability to retain information in such environments. Researchers [...]

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    If you feel lightheaded while standing up, ‘you may be at risk of dementia’

If you feel lightheaded while standing up, ‘you may be at risk of dementia’

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded while standing up may be experiencing a drop in blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. [...]

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Nigeria confirmed to experience blood moon today

Nigeria has been predicted to share in the lunar eclipse experience today according National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Abuja. The Cable earlier reported that a lunar eclipse also called a “Blood moon” will appear in the UK today, however there were initial uncertainties as to whether, the lunar eclipse would appear in Nigeria, residents in the country have been [...]

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UK to experience ‘longest blood moon in 100 years’ tonight

Residents in the United Kingdom (UK), are expected to experience the long awaited blood moon tonight, 27th July, as predicted by experts. The sparkling white light of the moon will be suddenly changed into a somewhat scary deep blood red for the UK observers tonight. In addition to the awe attached to the experience, it is expected to be the longest total [...]

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Ebonyi state governor donates N1.5m to NYSC

The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi on Thursday has fulfilled the pledge of N1.5 million he earlier made to the state National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He made the donation at the NYSC orientation camp situated in Afikpo, at the induction of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ corps members. “The sum of NI million is to reward four distinguished corps members serving [...]

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Niger Republic: Over two million people currently in distress, says UNICEF

Over two million people need humanitarian assistance in 2018, according to the just released United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) June Humanitarian Needs Overview for Niger Republic. The needs analysis highlights the presence of five major crises in the nation, which span across Food insecurity (with about 1.4 million people in need), malnutrition (1.7 million people), epidemics (1.17 million people), [...]

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    ICYMI: Herdsmen deadlier than Boko Haram, says ICG

ICYMI: Herdsmen deadlier than Boko Haram, says ICG

The herdsmen-farmers crisis has killed six times more people than Boko Haram insurgency in 2018, according to the International Crisis Group (ICG). In a report released on Thursday, the group said the violence is concentrated in north-central states led to the loss of more than 1,300 people in the first six months of 2018. ICG cited a United Nations official who said [...]

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‘Thinking in bed’ may boost your memory

A new study has illustrated that human memory improves when stimulated during sleep (a non-invasive memory building technique). The outcome of the study funded by the United States Department of Defense, which aims to better understand the process of improving memory, was published in JNeurosci, The transference of memories from the hippocampus to the neocortex for a long-term, is now thought [...]

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Rising Heatwave to kill thousands in the UK, govt report says

The current heatwave could become lethal in UK by 2040, killing seven thousand people yearly, according to a report by Environmental Audit Committee of the UK parliament. The report warns that heat-related deaths could be the other of events, if the government doesn't act promptly. Higher temperatures can put people at increased risk of dying from cardiac, kidney and respiratory diseases with the [...]

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WHO reveals how Ebola was contained in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed how the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was contained. The organization made the report after declaring DRC, Ebola-free on Tuesday. Eliminating the virus which has killed over 11,000 people in West Africa, alone has been received with excitement across Africa and beyond. WHO revealed the steps taken, in a video report titled “What made [...]

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