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23 Dec 2021
The Yuletide is here again! Yuletide, synonymous with Christmas, is a period between December 21 and January 1. It is a season of celebration and merriment, but it comes with ‘dryness’.
15 Oct 2020
Ahead of the World Sight Day (WSD), today, October 8, 2020, scientists have validated more plants for the treatment of ocular (connected with the eye or vision) diseases such as glaucoma, conjunctivitis, cataract, ocular allergies, ocular inflammation among others. WSD focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. The theme for this year is “Hope…
19 Dec 2019
As Nigerians welcome the Harmattan season, there are warnings of its harsh weather conditions associated with infectious diseases and other ailments.
10 Jan 2019
Conjunctivitis is often called “pink eye.” It happens when the conjunctiva is irritated by an infection or allergies. Your eyes are red and swollen (inflamed), and sometimes they have a sticky discharge. You can have conjunctivitis in one or both eyes. Some types of pink eye are very contagious (easily spread from person to person).…
10 Nov 2018
Sadly, it is that time of the year again, “Apollo” season or more accurately Acute Haemmorrhagic Conjunctivitis (AHC). This infection is usually seasonal and thought to be due to the colder harmattan weather at this time of the year. It is particularly more important for parents to know about this, as spread is most likely…
4 Sep 2018
The Medical Director, Fatimah Clinic Kaduna, Dr Maryam Abubakar has advised Nigerians to imbibe the habit of frequent hand washing to avoid viral and bacterial infection of the eye. Abubakar gave the advice in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Kaduna. She noted that the number of patients with acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, also known…
2 Oct 2016
A medical expert in Ilorin, Dr Misbau Lawal, has advised people to imbibe the habit of regular hand washing to avoid contracting viral and bacterial infection of the eye currently spreading .


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At least 23 people have died in hundreds of forest fires whipped up amid a blistering heat wave in south central Chile, a senior government official said Saturday night. "We want to mourn the passing of 23 persons," said Deputy Interior Minister Manuel Monsalve, adding that 979 people have been injured in the fires. Monsalve…
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A cargo train derailed in the midwestern United States, sparking a massive fire and triggering the release of small amounts of vinyl chloride, a hazardous chemical, officials said Saturday. No injuries or fatalities were reported after around 50 cars of the 140-car train came off the tracks late Friday near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border. The…
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As the 2023 general elections approach, the Sultan of Sokoto and the President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA), His Eminence, Muhammed Abubakar the III, and the President, of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh, have called on Nigerians to eschew ethnoreligious sentiments and vote credible candidates that will revive the economy and ensure fairness and justice in the country.
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Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has died in Dubai aged 79 after a long illness, the army said Sunday.
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The poor mobile service network at the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex that houses three markets in Lagos, on Saturday stalled commerce, as traders complained of inability to transfer cash online.