Nigeria can earn $12m annually from minerals, says Chamber
The Nigeria Chamber of Mines (NCOM), has revealed that the country can earn as much as $12million yearly from the Solid Minerals sector if properly harnessed and developed.
Mining sector: Time to walk the talk
A claim the other day by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite that seven ‘‘strategic minerals’’ that can unlock potential in the mining sector
The antioxidant enzyme defence system and trace minerals
The superoxide dismutase (SOD), is one of the most powerful natural antioxidant enzymes found in the body. It is an enzyme that is found in all living cells, located both inside and outside the cell membranes
The healthy living equation
Johannes Bircher in his work titled “Towards a dynamic definition of health and disease”, views health as a dynamic state of wellbeing characterized by a physical
Debate rages over effects of skipping, having healthy breakfast
In recent times there have been claims and counter claims on the health effects of skipping and having breakfast. New evidence published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease. However, others studies have shown that intermittent fasting effectively…
Tips on changing your diet to make them heart-healthy
The heart is such an important organ in the body that everything possible should be done to keep it working optimally all the time. The life and wellbeing of the individual depends on the good working condition of the heart always. Also, because of this importance, every human being and medical practitioners should have an…
‘Recycling of metal, minerals can generate six million jobs’
Achieving five per cent annual increase in recycling rates for plastics, glass, wood pulp, metals and minerals can generate around six million additional jobs across the world, the International Labour Organisation has said. The Director-General, ILO, Guy Ryder, in a statement to mark the World Environment Day, said more than 32 per cent of…
Fayemi seeks expansion of mineral processing to reduce $3b import bill
Dr. Kayode Fayemi said for a quick economic rebound and achievement of sustainable growth in mining sector in the country, there must be a clear focus on expanding domestic Iron ore.
Minerals of life - zinc
Zinc is one of the minerals of life found extensively in the body. It is an essential trace element. It is referred to as a trace element because it is required in very small amounts in all its functions in the body. Zinc is another ubiquitous mineral in the body. This combined with the small amounts needed for it to function, makes me to refer to it as “small but mighty.” Zinc has been said to be chemically similar to magnesium and together, both of them play very significant roles in the general wellness of the human being.