• Extremism: FG urged to stop Nigerians travelling to study in Iran

    Extremism: FG urged to stop Nigerians travelling to study in Iran

    Africans studying various higher institutions in Cyprus under the banner of African Students in Cyprus have called on the Nigerian government to stop Nigerian youths traveling to the republic of Iran to study, warning that some of them end up being radicalized.

    The students during a march to against terrorism and extremism at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, said Nigeria faces future security risk if it continues to allow youths travel to countries where they end up being radicalized.

    The President of […]

  • Governor Dickson sacks civil servants on unapproved study leave

    Governor Dickson sacks civil servants on unapproved study leave

    It was gathered that the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has said that henceforth, his administration will strictly apply the public service rules in addressing issues affecting workers to ensure discipline and efficiency in the service.

    He has, therefore, directed the Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Service to liaise with the Civil Service Commission to ensure that all the names of staff in the public service currently on full-time study leave without approval be expunged from […]

  • Why most Nigerians are ageing prematurely – study explains

    Why most Nigerians are ageing prematurely – study explains

    A new study has provided an explanation on why many Nigerians are ageing prematurely.

    The study which also explains the poor intelligent quotient of the population found strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals.

    Researchers in the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the United States (U.S.), as also the case in many parts of Nigeria, are […]

  • World Bank study blames low productivity for poor service delivery

    World Bank study blames low productivity for poor service delivery

    A research report has revealed that low productivity of workers rather than the availability of personnel or geographical structures are the factors responsible for poor service delivery in Nigeria’s education and health sectors.

    While appealing for increased spending, the study, which was conducted by the World Bank in partnership with the African Economic Research Consortium and the African Development Bank Group, suggested improved services to address the identified issues.

    At a two-day workshop with the media and civil society organisations in Abuja, […]

  • More Nigerians will die of cancer than HIV, malaria in 7 years – study reveals

    More Nigerians will die of cancer than HIV, malaria in 7 years – study reveals

    More Nigerians will die of cancer within the next seven years, a study has revealed.

    The study, conducted by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Analysis of Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention Policies in Africa Project (ANPPA), spoke of evidence, which point to prevalence of the ailment and others NCDs, like cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and Type II diabetes.

    The stakeholders also adopted strategies to accelerate response and guidelines towards formulation of policies and interventions on NCDs.

    An expert from the University of Ibadan, Prof. […]

  • Codeine not safe for kids – Study

    Codeine not safe for kids – Study

    Determined to prevent unnecessary death in children, scientists have alerted the public that codeine isn’t safe for kids.

    According to the findings of a study published in the journal ‘Pediatrics,’ a leading United States based pediatrician group has warned that codeine shouldn’t be used to ease pain or relieve coughs in children.

    Codeine has been prescribed for decades to ease pain and relieve coughs, despite mounting evidence that it doesn’t always work and sometimes causes serious or potentially fatal side effects, said […]

  • Why elderly people should not use electric fans – study

    Why elderly people should not use electric fans – study

    Pensioners who use electric fans to keep cool during hot weather may be doing themselves more harm than good, a new study warns.

    For young people, fans help sweat evaporate, driving down core body temperature.

    But according to a new study, though elderly people feel the effects of cooler air, the devices are actually increasing their heart rate and core temperature.

    Though the research, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), was small, medical experts warn it has tapped into […]

  • Long life depends on lifespan of parents – Study

    Long life depends on lifespan of parents – Study

    A study, believed to be the largest of its kind ever conducted has shown that the longer parents live, the longer their offspring are likely to live.

    The research, released on Wednesday by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in London, also indicated that children of long-lived parents are more likely to stay healthy in their 60s and 70s.

    The eight-year study led by the University of Exeter also involved an international team of academics from the University of Cambridge.

    Also involved in the […]

  • Alcohol is a direct cause of seven ​​forms of cancer – study

    Alcohol is a direct cause of seven ​​forms of cancer – study

    Alcohol causes seven forms of cancer, and people consuming even low to moderate amounts are at risk, according to new analysis.

    Health experts endorsed the findings and said they showed that ministers should initiate more education campaigns in order to tackle widespread public ignorance about how closely alcohol and cancer are connected. The study sparked renewed calls for regular drinkers to be encouraged to take alcohol-free days, and for alcohol packaging to carry warning labels.

    Fresh analysis of evidence accumulated over recent […]

  • Nigeria and China sign Y8m projects study agreement

    Nigeria and China sign Y8m projects study agreement

    Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China, on Monday, signed a bilateral agreement worth more than eight million RMB Yuan for feasibility studies on the second phase of the Abuja Solar Powered Traffic Control Signal, Agricultural Demonstration Centre and the 2016 Bilateral Training Programmes.

    The agreement signed at the sixth session of the Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation Joint Commission meeting in Abuja, is a prelude to Chinese government’s full involvement in the projects once they are certified feasible.

    The project will […]

  • Pneumonia responsible for 11% infant deaths in Nasarawa – Study

    Pneumonia responsible for 11% infant deaths in Nasarawa – Study

    A new Nigerian Demographic Health Survey has revealed that pneumonia accounts for 11 per cent of the child mortality rate in Nasarawa State.

    The Senior Programme Officer, Training for Media Champions in Child and Family Health, Mr. David Akpotor, stated this during a training programme organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre in conjunction with the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health in Kaduna State.

    Akpotor stated, “Recent Nigerian Demographic Health survey says that Nasarawa State recorded 91,000 pneumonia […]