The changing social life in virus period

This is not the best of times in Anambra State as coronavirus (COVID-19) has ruptured social life. Leisure providers no longer make brisk businesses, writes EMMA ELEKWA As the world reels under the pangs of coronavirus crisis, which has locked down businesses and social life in many countries, Nigeria too is not spared. The crisis has continued to take its toll on virtually every sector. One obvious area the impact has largely been felt is the economic sector, with commercial activities in all the cities across the country gradually crumbling…

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‘Accurate diagnosis key to better healthcare outcomes’

Adekunle Yusuf As the world is literally held hostage by the vicious coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Dr. Ahmed Omilana, a cross disciplinary medical specialist, has said Nigeria’s health care infrastructure needs  revamping to boost access to medical care and achieve better healthcare outcomes. In an interview, Omilana, who is the Chairman/CEO Fitplus Healthcare Limited, a topline pathology laboratory, said strengthening the medical diagnostics sub-sector with sophisticated laboratory facilities holds the master key to saving the country’s health sector. “A major hurdle stakeholders are struggling to cross in the country’s health sector…

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Covid-19: Learn from index case, Ogun urges Nigerians

By Adekunle Yusuf   The Ogun State Government has called on Nigerians to take a cue from the management of the index case of coronavirus who was placed under isolation for three weeks and recently discharged to reunite with the society. Nigeria’s first case of COVID-19, a 44-year-old Italian who was suspected in Ogun during a brief business visit, was transferred to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Lagos where he tested positive to the disease. He has since been discharged after tests showed that his body has cleared the…

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A great start (3)

With Pastor Faith Oyedepo Dear Reader,  I hope you have been blessed by God’s Word that have been coming your way on How you can have a great start by developing yourself? Last week I taught on spiritual development which is the first and most important dimension of development.  Today, I shall explore Mental development. Mental development is all about enhancing your mental output. It is the development of the mind. Next to the spirit in order of importance is the soul; it is sometimes referred to as the mind.…

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Lassa fever death toll reaches 144- NCDC

The death toll from the latest round of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 144, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Thursday with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 16.8 per cent. The NCDC said this is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2019 23.3 per cent, which highlights improved levels of detection and case management for Lassa fever across the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, while giving an update on the disease, told NAN that in week 10, the…

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