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Nwanne Campo

The name, Nwanne Campo, may not ring a bell in Nigeria but not so in Europe, especially Spain.  This lady who wears a permanent smile came into public glare in Spain as a model, actress, editor and event planner two years ago. She is the welfare director of Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, Spain chapter and has shot some movies within ...

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Ochei: Manifesting courage and confidence

By Keith Unarguably, Ochei’s accomplishments find unshakable base on the Shakespearean postulation that “there is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries”.  In my over five decades on mother earth, I have never comprehended the import of ...

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Use what you have

Close-up by Kc Ejelonu, Email: kcejelonu@gmail.com, Twitter: @kcejelonu “Start where you are… Use what you have… Do what you can” is a quote by Arthur Ashe. A tennis champion who spent his years in sport fighting discrimination, Ashe spent the final year of his life seeking to broaden public awareness on the subject of AIDS. He died of AIDS but made sure he ...

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The pain of our negligence

By Omoni Oboli I am Omoni Oboli, and I represent Naija! I haven’t been this sad for a long time, owing to the passing away of a friend, Deji Falae. I can’t imagine that we still lose people in that manner. We have passed through this road of plane crashes and I thought it was a thing of the past, ...

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Time to rejoice and be glad

By Omoni Oboli.  Email: omonioboli@gmail.com   Twitter: @omonioboli “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!” Those are powerful words that don’t seem to be understood by the majority, but I have come to realise that there are some things that I’m totally powerless to control and my worrying only serves to ...

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Where is the love?

Kc Ejelonu, Close-up, Email: kcejelonu@gmail.com, Twitter: @kcejelonu I admitted a long time ago that I am a hopeless romantic, but I keep asking myself “how do you find love?” and “how do you find the lover?” The answer is surprisingly simple: the very boyfriend, girlfriend and lover you are looking for might be right under your nose. Surprised? Well don’t be. The problem ...

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Train up a child

Omoni Oboli, Working Actress, Email: omonioboli@gmail.com , Twitter: @omonioboli, SMS: 08053069212 We take the kids to play football every Saturday, and it’s always a fun family time. They belong to a football academy and every Saturday morning, they play their hearts out for two hours in their different teams determined by age and ability. The kids look forward to Saturdays every week. The ...

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Another Perspective!

By Omoni Oboli.  Email: omonioboli@gmail.com   Twitter: @omonioboli I am Omoni Oboli, and I represent Naija! Nigeria is 53 years old independent of our colonial masters! It is 99 years old from its formation. October 1st was one of those days again when all we came out to do was complain about the state of the country and how corruption has ...

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Are we celebrating decadence?

Omoni Oboli, Working Actress ,Email: omonioboli@gmail.com , Twitter: @omonioboli, SMS: 08053069212 I am Omoni Oboli and I represent Naija! I sometimes find myself staring at my children and wondering how God could have let me have such beautiful boys. I almost want to pinch myself to make sure that my family (my husband and children) is really real. Can get a witness from ...

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Be the platform for others

By Omoni Oboli.  Email: omonioboli@gmail.com. Twitter: @omonioboli. I am Omoni Oboli and I represent Naija! The saying that all things work together for good for a particular kind of people is so true. I have seen it happen in my life with amazing results. I said “a particular kind of people” because that’s what the Bible says “for them that love ...

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Using STEM to solve Nigeria’s security, developmental challenges

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase/Lagos Insecurity, infrastructural decay, low electricity generation and underutilized human capabilities are some of the problems facing Nigeria as a country. Experts at a workshop suggested a new approach to solve some of these challenges using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). At the National Science Project and Quiz Competition in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state experts observed and ...

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Bomb-detecting lasers could improve security checkpoints

Michigan State University research has put the possibility of bomb-detecting lasers at security checkpoints within reach. In the current issue of Applied Physics Letters, Marcos Dantus, MSU chemistry professor and founder of BioPhotonic Solutions, has developed a laser that can detect micro traces of explosive chemicals on clothing and luggage. He said “Since this method uses a single beam and ...

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Expert links engineering education to innovation

By Oyeniran Apata / Lagos The distinguished Professor, University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria (FUNAI), Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe has disclosed that proper attention if given to engineering education will lead to innovation in the continent. Delivering a keynote address at the ongoing 5th African Regional Conference on Engineering Education (ARCEE) hosted in ...

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Study suggests fish oil could help protect alcoholics

A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study suggests that omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related dementia. Previous studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse increases the risk of dementia. The Loyola study found that in the brain cells of rats exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and cell death. ...

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World Heart Federation warns on tobacco use

• Scotland, others set target to end tobacco use As the Tobacco End Game conference holds in New Delhi, India, this week, the World Heart Federation has called on countries worldwide to follow the example set by nations such as Finland, New Zealand, and Scotland to set a target year to end tobacco use in their populations. Ending tobacco use ...

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WAH confab begins in Lagos with calls for infrastructure upgrade

By Onche Odeh Head Education & Science   The ninth edition of the West African Health Conference & Exhibition commenced on Tuesday at the New Convention Centre of Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos with calls from international and indigenous stakeholders for Nigeria to lead infrastructure improvement across the sub-region. According to the stakeholders including social activists, experts in ...

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Government should renew support for science education – Ezeuehu

Sir Martins Ezeuehu, a scientist, retired principal and member of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) since 1981. He spoke on the need for government to show deliberate interest in science and technology for the growth of the country.  He spoke to Our Reporter Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase who was at the just concluded STAN 54th Annual Conference and the NNPC/Mobil/STAN ...

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Ohio State doctor shows promise of google glass in live surgery

Dr. Christopher Kaeding, a surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has become first in the United States to consult with a distant colleague using live, point-of-view video from the operating room via Google Glass, a head-mounted computer and camera device. Google Glass has a frame similar to traditional glasses, but instead of lenses, there is a small ...

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Experts unveil root causes of ecological injustice in Nigeria, others

By Fatimatu Muktar The harsh treatments the world’s ecology has received so far was brought to the fore recently, as environmental experts, youth, high school teachers and others met in Lagos, Nigeria to ascertain the threat of Climate Change to Africa and global ecosystem. The ‘ecological injustice’ inflicted on the environment was aptly captured by foremost environmental protection advocate, Nnimmo ...

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Acid rain threatens U.S. water supplies

Human activities are changing the water chemistry of many streams and rivers in the Eastern U.S., with consequences for water supplies and aquatic life, so reports a new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. In the first survey of its kind, researchers looked at long-term alkalinity trends in 97 streams and rivers from Florida to New Hampshire. Sites ...

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Nigeria, Mozambique get Global Fund’s largest interim awards

By Onche Odeh  The Board of the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved up to $363.7 million funding for 10 interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). Five applicants were awarded funding for two components, and five for one component., with the largest awards going to Nigeria and Mozambique. A release ...

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Group to showcase jobs for health workers at WAH 2013

The Anadach Group in collaboration with the organizers of the 2013 West African Health (WAH) Expo will be showcasing varieties of jobs in the health industry at a fair to be hosted during this year’s West African Health International Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition and Conference (WAH Expo). The fair, which will hold at the New Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & ...

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Female urinary incontinence is curable, says Consultant Urologist

By Fatimatu Muktar & Hadiza Muktar/Lagos  Millions of women, at certain time in their lives may urinate in their pants without control, a condition referred to as urinary incontinence. Sometimes this may occur when coughing, laughing, sneezing, or other movements that put pressure on the bladder, in which case it is known as stress incontinence. The factors that cause this ...

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IFC, World Bank reps, others lead drive on e-Health in Nigeria

By Onche Odeh Head Education & Science Stakeholders in the health sector would meet to discuss the current e-Health ecosystem in Nigeria and how the vast resources and expertise of the Private Sector could be leveraged to harness potential opportunities to improve health for all Nigerians. Joined by representatives of international financial institutions like the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World ...

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20 cities may be hit with ‘$50 billion’ floods by 2050

By Onche Odeh The year 2050 may not be one that about 20 cities across the world would be looking forward to. This is because a prediction that climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could increase, by nine-fold the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and then. The report to ...

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