Showing posts from October 14, 2017


World Thrombosis Day is globally observed every 13th of October to highlight the disease burden from thrombrosis, its signs, symptoms, prevention and curative measures of this health condition.

Thrombosis is an abnormal life threatening blood clot, that forms in an artery or veins of the body, mostly in the upper legs, arms, neck or lungs. This life-threatening health complication arises whenever blood clots dislodge and travels down the bloodstream to lodge in other veins or arteries thereby causing a blockage.

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis reports that thrombosis is one major health disorder that causes most cardiovascular illnesses such as stroke and heart attacks.

Sadly, while most of us are aware of heart attacks and stroke, fewer people know about thrombosis. It can affect people of all ages but the risk of developing it increases after the age of 40 years.

Some identified factors that can indicate increased risk of thrombosis are obesity, smoking, …

What ‘Ag. President’ Approved For NNPC Were Not Contracts.

Our attention has been drawn to some misleading reports suggesting that the Vice President approved certain procurement contracts for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This is totally false, as the approvals referred to were actually for financing arrangements in replacement of the traditional Joint Venture Cash Call obligations.

In the statement of NNPC recently released in response to allegations made by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, reference was made to various financing arrangements with NNPC’s Joint Venture Partners, which were approved by the Presidency under the current administration.

There were three such loan financing arrangements made for:
(i) NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture Project
(ii) NNPC/Chevron Accelerated Upstream Production Project
(iii) NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture Accelerated Upstream
Production Project

While the first was approved by the President in person, the second and third were approved by the Vice President as Acting Preside…

President Buhari Declared That The South East Region Will Benefit More From Road And Coastal Rail Projects.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured stakeholders from the South East that the region would benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects, which are of critical importance to the economy.

Speaking at an audience with leaders from the region led by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the President declared that the 2nd Niger Bridge, the East-West Road and the Coastal rail project, are receiving utmost attention from his administration.

The President, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said counterpart funding from the Chinese government would substantially fund the projects, which when completed would improve the welfare, well-being and economy of people in the region.

He said: “I know the Chinese are very competent in handling such projects and we will ensure that we get the money for the projects to take off.

“I thank you for articulating your demands and I want to assure that we are doing our best for the cou…

Nigeria Customs Intercepted 27 Toyota Hilux Trucks In Abuja.

The Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) has intercepted 27 Toyota Hilux trucks suspected to have been smuggled and estimated at N432 million along Kubwa expressway in Abuja over non payment of duty.

Conducting newsmen round the vehicles at the Customs headquarters Friday morning, the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG) Enforcement, Investigation, and Inspection, Aminu Dangaladima said based on credible intelligence, operatives of the Federal Compliance Team on Wednesday evacuated the vehicles from two car stands.

We urge owners of the vehicles to come forward with evidence of duty payment or face the risk of total seizure and outright forfeiture to the federal government. Dangaladima noted that each of the vehicles was estimated at a cost and Duty Payment Value (DPV) of N15m which totaled the N432m.

Source: Daily Trust.

Man Makes Pepper Soup With Monkey Meat In Port Harcourt.

"Wetin  Concern me with monkeypox"?

Following the emergence of Monkeypox disease in Nigeria, the Federal government has warned against eating any bushmeat particularly monkeys for now.

However, this facebook user who is based in Rivers state butchered monkeys and used the meat to prepare pepper soup. Sharing photos of himself with some monkeys, he wrote;

'Commissioner Of Misinformation Disapproves Government Propaganda On Monkeypox, People Should Go About Eating Monkey I'm Cooking Already.
Boil To Temperature Of 100Degrees.
Use Monkey tail Kaikai To Step Down The Peppersoup.?

Source: Linda ikeji's blog.

President Buhari And Leaders Of South-East Governors Had A Meeting.

President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of thought from the South East are currently meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Those attending the meeting with Buhari include state governors from the zone, ministers as well as the leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Governors in attendance include those of Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi States. Imo State is being represented by the deputy governor.

 Source: Punch.

In Kaduna, Buhari mourned the tragic death of some students That Drowned.

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the tragic death of some students of Victory College, Ungwan Yelwa, Kaduna, who drowned in River Kaduna while on an excursion.

 In a statement by Femi Adeshina his Special Adviser on media, 'President Buhari’s thoughts and prayers are with the distraught families of the deceased and the management of the College, and he expresses heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Kaduna State, during this difficult time'.

 'The President prays that God will comfort families and friends affected by the profound loss of these young minds, and he wishes speedy recovery to other staff and students, who are in shock over the unfortunate incident'.

 Source: Linda ikeji's blog.