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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the academia family and friends in celebrating with renowned Professor of Middle Eastern and African Studies Prof Amidu Sanni on his 65th birthday Oct 17 2022 Sanni is the current Vice Chancellor of Fountain University Osogbo in Osun In a congratulatory message by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Sunday in Abuja the President rejoiced with the scholar who had dedicated many years in research and contribution to knowledge Sanni who started his career in Lagos State University in 1984 after graduating with a First Class from University of Ibadan in 1980 had doctorate as a student of British Commonwealth in University of London in 1989 Buhari noted the brilliance and diligence of the researcher and administrator steadfastly teaching and mentoring students home and abroad The President also acknowledged that Sanni specialised in peculiarities of Middle Eastern and African history and how understanding the background of nations and regions played a major role in development Buhari saluted the scholar who had served as visiting Professor at Harvard Oxford University of Texas and German Bayreuth University and taking up many leadership roles that had brought honours and glory to the country He prayed that the almighty God would bless and keep the vice chancellor and reward his contributions to national development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes VC of Fountain University, Prof. Sanni at 65
     President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the academia family and friends in celebrating with renowned Professor of Middle Eastern and African Studies Prof Amidu Sanni on his 65th birthday Oct 17 2022 Sanni is the current Vice Chancellor of Fountain University Osogbo in Osun In a congratulatory message by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Sunday in Abuja the President rejoiced with the scholar who had dedicated many years in research and contribution to knowledge Sanni who started his career in Lagos State University in 1984 after graduating with a First Class from University of Ibadan in 1980 had doctorate as a student of British Commonwealth in University of London in 1989 Buhari noted the brilliance and diligence of the researcher and administrator steadfastly teaching and mentoring students home and abroad The President also acknowledged that Sanni specialised in peculiarities of Middle Eastern and African history and how understanding the background of nations and regions played a major role in development Buhari saluted the scholar who had served as visiting Professor at Harvard Oxford University of Texas and German Bayreuth University and taking up many leadership roles that had brought honours and glory to the country He prayed that the almighty God would bless and keep the vice chancellor and reward his contributions to national development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes VC of Fountain University, Prof. Sanni at 65
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    Buhari salutes VC of Fountain University, Prof. Sanni at 65

    President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the academia, family and friends in celebrating with renowned Professor of Middle Eastern and African Studies, Prof. Amidu Sanni, on his 65th birthday, Oct. 17, 2022. Sanni is the current Vice Chancellor of Fountain University, Osogbo in Osun. In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina on Sunday in Abuja, the President rejoiced with the scholar, who had dedicated many years in research and contribution to knowledge.

    Sanni, who started his career in Lagos State University in 1984 after graduating with a First Class from University of Ibadan in 1980, had doctorate as a student of British Commonwealth in University of London in 1989. Buhari noted the brilliance and diligence of the researcher and administrator, steadfastly teaching and mentoring students, home and abroad.

    The President also acknowledged that Sanni specialised in peculiarities of Middle Eastern and African history, and how understanding the background of nations and regions played a major role in development.

    Buhari saluted the scholar, who had served as visiting Professor at Harvard, Oxford, University of Texas and German Bayreuth University, and taking up many leadership roles that had brought honours and glory to the country.

    He prayed that the almighty God would bless and keep the vice chancellor, and reward his contributions to national development.


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  •  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention NCDC has registered an additional six Lassa fever and one death The NCDC via its latest epidemiological report said that the positive cases of the disease were reported in Ondo 5 and Bauchi 1 while the death was in Ondo The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by rats It has been known since the 1950s but the virus was not identified until 1969 when two missionary nurses died from it in the town of Lassa in Nigeria it s name is derived from the village of Lassa where it was first documented Found predominantly in West Africa it has the potential to cause tens of thousands of deaths Even after recovery the virus remains in body fluids including semen As a result the virus can spread easily especially as the rats breed rapidly and can inhabit human homes The most common method of transmission is by consuming or inhaling rat urine or faeces It can also be spread through cuts and open sores The rats live in and around human habitation and they often come into contact with foodstuffs Sometimes people eat the rats and the disease can be spread during their preparation Person to person contact is possible via blood tissue secretions or excretions but not through touch Sharing needles may spread the virus and there are some reports of sexual transmission Lassa fever can also be passed between patients and staff at poorly equipped hospitals where sterilisation and protective clothing are not standard Meanwhile a new vaccine shows promise to fight the Lassa virus Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have achieved success with a new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus a pathogen that causes Lassa fever Lassa fever is lethal in humans and non humans with a mortality rate as high as 70 per cent in hospitalised cases As many as 500 000 people are infected each year in West Africa Lassa fever may also induce serious long lasting effects in survivors As many as one third of those infected suffer hearing loss or other neurological complications The study A recombinant VSV vectored vaccine rapidly protects nonhuman primates against heterologous lethal Lassa fever was published July 19 in Cell Reports www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lassa fever: NCDC registers additional six cases, one death
     The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention NCDC has registered an additional six Lassa fever and one death The NCDC via its latest epidemiological report said that the positive cases of the disease were reported in Ondo 5 and Bauchi 1 while the death was in Ondo The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by rats It has been known since the 1950s but the virus was not identified until 1969 when two missionary nurses died from it in the town of Lassa in Nigeria it s name is derived from the village of Lassa where it was first documented Found predominantly in West Africa it has the potential to cause tens of thousands of deaths Even after recovery the virus remains in body fluids including semen As a result the virus can spread easily especially as the rats breed rapidly and can inhabit human homes The most common method of transmission is by consuming or inhaling rat urine or faeces It can also be spread through cuts and open sores The rats live in and around human habitation and they often come into contact with foodstuffs Sometimes people eat the rats and the disease can be spread during their preparation Person to person contact is possible via blood tissue secretions or excretions but not through touch Sharing needles may spread the virus and there are some reports of sexual transmission Lassa fever can also be passed between patients and staff at poorly equipped hospitals where sterilisation and protective clothing are not standard Meanwhile a new vaccine shows promise to fight the Lassa virus Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have achieved success with a new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus a pathogen that causes Lassa fever Lassa fever is lethal in humans and non humans with a mortality rate as high as 70 per cent in hospitalised cases As many as 500 000 people are infected each year in West Africa Lassa fever may also induce serious long lasting effects in survivors As many as one third of those infected suffer hearing loss or other neurological complications The study A recombinant VSV vectored vaccine rapidly protects nonhuman primates against heterologous lethal Lassa fever was published July 19 in Cell Reports www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lassa fever: NCDC registers additional six cases, one death
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    Lassa fever: NCDC registers additional six cases, one death

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has registered an additional six Lassa fever and one death.

    The NCDC via its latest epidemiological report said that the positive cases of the disease were reported in Ondo (5) and Bauchi (1), while the death was in Ondo. The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by rats.

    It has been known since the 1950s, but the virus was not identified until 1969 when two missionary nurses died from it in the town of Lassa in Nigeria.

    it’s name is derived from the village of Lassa, where it was first documented.

    Found predominantly in West Africa, it has the potential to cause tens of thousands of deaths.

    Even after recovery, the virus remains in body fluids, including semen.

    As a result, the virus can spread easily, especially as the rats breed rapidly and can inhabit human homes.

    The most common method of transmission is by consuming or inhaling rat urine or faeces.

    It can also be spread through cuts and open sores.

    The rats live in and around human habitation, and they often come into contact with foodstuffs.

    Sometimes people eat the rats, and the disease can be spread during their preparation.

    Person-to-person contact is possible via blood, tissue, secretions or excretions, but not through touch.

    Sharing needles may spread the virus, and there are some reports of sexual transmission.

    Lassa fever can also be passed between patients and staff at poorly equipped hospitals, where sterilisation and protective clothing are not standard.

    Meanwhile, a new vaccine shows promise to fight the Lassa virus.

    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have achieved success with a new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus, a pathogen that causes Lassa fever.

    Lassa fever is lethal in humans and non-humans with a mortality rate as high as 70 per cent in hospitalised cases.

    As many as 500,000 people are infected each year in West Africa.

    Lassa fever may also induce serious long-lasting effects in survivors.

    As many as one-third of those infected suffer hearing loss or other neurological complications.

    The study, “A recombinant VSV-vectored vaccine rapidly protects nonhuman primates against heterologous lethal Lassa fever,” was published July 19 in Cell Reports.

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  •   NCDC confirms additional 13 new cases of Lassa The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed 13 additional new cases of Lassa fever in seven days from five states which were Ondo Edo Kogi Ebonyi and Imo The NCDC in its epidemiological report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday said that since the beginning of 2022 70 per cent of infections had come from three states Ondo 31 per cent Edo 26 per cent and Bauchi 13 per cent NAN reports that Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by the Lassa virus People usually become infected with the Lassa virus through exposure to food or household items contaminated with urine or faeces of infected rats present in several West African countries where the disease is endemic The virus could also be spread through infected bodily fluids The public health agency said that the country had recorded 165 deaths in 17 states The agency said In week 31 Aug 1 to 7 the number of new confirmed cases increased from 10 in week 30 2022 to 13 cases These were reported from Ondo Edo Kogi Ebonyi and Imo states Cumulatively from week 1 to week 31 2022 165 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate CFR of 18 8 per cent which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 23 1 per cent In total for 2022 25 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 100 Local Government Areas Of all confirmed cases 70 per cent are from Ondo 31 per cent Edo 26 per cent and Bauchi 13 per cent States The NCDC stated that the predominant age group affected were 21 30 years Range zero to 90 years Median Age 30 years It said that the male to female ratio for confirmed cases was 1 0 8 The number of suspected cases has increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021 No new Healthcare worker affected in the reporting week 31 it said The NCDC however said that the National Lassa fever multi partner multi sectoral Technical Working Group TWG had continued to coordinate the response activities at all levels NAN recalled that the number of suspected cases had increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021 Meanwhile the agency did not state if there were any new Healthcare workers affected in reporting week 31 Lassa fever was first discovered in Nigeria when two missionary nurses became ill with the virus in 1969 Its name is derived from the village of Lassa where it was first documented Lassa fever is a viral infection carried by the multimammate rat Mastomys natalensis M natalensis This is one of the most common rodents in equatorial Africa found across much of sub Saharan Africa Lassa fever mainly occurs in Sierra Leone Liberia Guinea and Nigeria However the Mastomys rat is common in neighbouring countries so these areas are also at risk Once a Mastomys rat is infected with the virus it can excrete trusted sources of the virus in its faeces and urine potentially for the rest of its life As a result the virus can spread easily especially as the rats breed rapidly and can inhabit human homes The most common method of transmission is by consuming or inhaling rat urine or faeces It can also be spread through cuts and open sores The rats live in and around human habitation and they often come into contact with foodstuffs Sometimes people eat the rats and the disease can be spread during their preparation Person to person contact is possible via blood tissue secretions or excretions but not through touch Sharing needles may spread the virus and there are some reports of sexual transmission Lassa fever can also be passed between patients and staff at poorly equipped hospitals where sterilisation and protective clothing are not standard Meanwhile a new vaccine shows promise to fight the Lassa virus Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have achieved success with a new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus a pathogen that causes Lassa fever Lassa fever is lethal in humans and nonhuman primates with a mortality rate as high as 70 per cent in hospitalized cases As many as 500 000 people are infected each year in West Africa Lassa fever may also induce serious long lasting effects in survivors As many as one third of those infected suffer hearing loss or other neurological complications The study A recombinant VSV vectored vaccine rapidly protects nonhuman primates against heterologous lethal Lassa fever was published July 19 in Cell Reports NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCDC confirms additional 13 new cases of Lassa fever
      NCDC confirms additional 13 new cases of Lassa The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed 13 additional new cases of Lassa fever in seven days from five states which were Ondo Edo Kogi Ebonyi and Imo The NCDC in its epidemiological report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday said that since the beginning of 2022 70 per cent of infections had come from three states Ondo 31 per cent Edo 26 per cent and Bauchi 13 per cent NAN reports that Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by the Lassa virus People usually become infected with the Lassa virus through exposure to food or household items contaminated with urine or faeces of infected rats present in several West African countries where the disease is endemic The virus could also be spread through infected bodily fluids The public health agency said that the country had recorded 165 deaths in 17 states The agency said In week 31 Aug 1 to 7 the number of new confirmed cases increased from 10 in week 30 2022 to 13 cases These were reported from Ondo Edo Kogi Ebonyi and Imo states Cumulatively from week 1 to week 31 2022 165 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate CFR of 18 8 per cent which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 23 1 per cent In total for 2022 25 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 100 Local Government Areas Of all confirmed cases 70 per cent are from Ondo 31 per cent Edo 26 per cent and Bauchi 13 per cent States The NCDC stated that the predominant age group affected were 21 30 years Range zero to 90 years Median Age 30 years It said that the male to female ratio for confirmed cases was 1 0 8 The number of suspected cases has increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021 No new Healthcare worker affected in the reporting week 31 it said The NCDC however said that the National Lassa fever multi partner multi sectoral Technical Working Group TWG had continued to coordinate the response activities at all levels NAN recalled that the number of suspected cases had increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021 Meanwhile the agency did not state if there were any new Healthcare workers affected in reporting week 31 Lassa fever was first discovered in Nigeria when two missionary nurses became ill with the virus in 1969 Its name is derived from the village of Lassa where it was first documented Lassa fever is a viral infection carried by the multimammate rat Mastomys natalensis M natalensis This is one of the most common rodents in equatorial Africa found across much of sub Saharan Africa Lassa fever mainly occurs in Sierra Leone Liberia Guinea and Nigeria However the Mastomys rat is common in neighbouring countries so these areas are also at risk Once a Mastomys rat is infected with the virus it can excrete trusted sources of the virus in its faeces and urine potentially for the rest of its life As a result the virus can spread easily especially as the rats breed rapidly and can inhabit human homes The most common method of transmission is by consuming or inhaling rat urine or faeces It can also be spread through cuts and open sores The rats live in and around human habitation and they often come into contact with foodstuffs Sometimes people eat the rats and the disease can be spread during their preparation Person to person contact is possible via blood tissue secretions or excretions but not through touch Sharing needles may spread the virus and there are some reports of sexual transmission Lassa fever can also be passed between patients and staff at poorly equipped hospitals where sterilisation and protective clothing are not standard Meanwhile a new vaccine shows promise to fight the Lassa virus Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have achieved success with a new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus a pathogen that causes Lassa fever Lassa fever is lethal in humans and nonhuman primates with a mortality rate as high as 70 per cent in hospitalized cases As many as 500 000 people are infected each year in West Africa Lassa fever may also induce serious long lasting effects in survivors As many as one third of those infected suffer hearing loss or other neurological complications The study A recombinant VSV vectored vaccine rapidly protects nonhuman primates against heterologous lethal Lassa fever was published July 19 in Cell Reports NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCDC confirms additional 13 new cases of Lassa fever
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    NCDC confirms additional 13 new cases of Lassa fever

    NCDC confirms additional 13 new cases of Lassa The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 13 additional new cases of Lassa fever in seven days from five states,which were; Ondo, Edo, Kogi, Ebonyi and Imo. The NCDC in its epidemiological report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, said that, since the beginning of 2022, 70 per cent of infections had come from three states: Ondo (31 per cent), Edo (26 per cent), and Bauchi (13 per cent).

    NAN reports that Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by the Lassa virus.

    People usually become infected with the Lassa virus through exposure to food or household items contaminated with urine or faeces of infected rats – present in several West African countries where the disease is endemic.  

    The virus could also be spread through infected bodily fluids.

    The public health agency said that the country had recorded 165 deaths in 17 states.

    The agency said,” In week 31 (Aug. 1 to 7), the number of new confirmed cases increased from 10 in week 30, 2022 to 13 cases.

    These were reported from Ondo, Edo, Kogi, Ebonyi and Imo states.

    “Cumulatively from week 1 to week 31, 2022, 165 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.8 per cent which is lower than the CFR for the same period in 2021 (23.1 per cent).

    “In total for 2022, 25 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 100 Local Government Areas.

    “Of all confirmed cases, 70 per cent are from Ondo (31 per cent), Edo (26 per cent), and Bauchi (13 per cent) States,”.

    The NCDC stated that the predominant age group affected were 21-30 years (Range.

    zero to 90 years, Median Age: 30 years.

    It said that the male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases was 1:0.8. “The number of suspected cases has increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021. “No new Healthcare worker affected in the reporting week 31,” it said.

    The NCDC, however, said that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Technical Working Group (TWG) had continued to coordinate the response activities at all levels.

    NAN recalled that the number of suspected cases had increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2021. Meanwhile, the agency did not state if there were any new Healthcare workers affected in reporting week 31. Lassa fever was first discovered in Nigeria when two missionary nurses became ill with the virus in 1969. Its name is derived from the village of Lassa, where it was first documented.

    Lassa fever is a viral infection carried by the multimammate rat Mastomys natalensis (M.

    natalensis).

    This is one of the most common rodents in equatorial Africa, found across much of sub-Saharan Africa.

    Lassa fever mainly occurs in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria.

    However, the Mastomys rat is common in neighbouring countries, so these areas are also at risk.

    Once a Mastomys rat is infected with the virus, it can excrete trusted sources of the virus in its faeces and urine, potentially for the rest of its life.

    As a result, the virus can spread easily, especially as the rats breed rapidly and can inhabit human homes.

    The most common method of transmission is by consuming or inhaling rat urine or faeces.

    It can also be spread through cuts and open sores.

    The rats live in and around human habitation, and they often come into contact with foodstuffs.

    Sometimes people eat the rats, and the disease can be spread during their preparation.

    Person-to-person contact is possible via blood, tissue, secretions or excretions, but not through touch.

    Sharing needles may spread the virus, and there are some reports of sexual transmission.

    Lassa fever can also be passed between patients and staff at poorly equipped hospitals where sterilisation and protective clothing are not standard.

    Meanwhile, a new vaccine shows promise to fight the Lassa virus.

    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have achieved success with a new vaccine developed to fight Lassa Virus, a pathogen that causes Lassa fever.

    Lassa fever is lethal in humans and nonhuman primates with a mortality rate as high as 70 per cent in hospitalized cases.

    As many as 500,000 people are infected each year in West Africa.

    Lassa fever may also induce serious long-lasting effects in survivors.

    As many as one-third of those infected suffer hearing loss or other neurological complications.

    The study, “A recombinant VSV-vectored vaccine rapidly protects nonhuman primates against heterologous lethal Lassa fever,” was published July 19 in Cell Reports.  


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  •  Former governor of Abia and Chief Whip of the Senate Orji Kalu has congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the women s 100 metres hurdles in Oregon U S on Sunday The News Agency Agency of Nigeria reports that Amusan is the first Nigerian athlete to win a Gold medal at the World Athletics Championship Kalu in a statement on Monday described Amusan who is a graduate of University of Texas as a talented and skillful sprinter while urging her to sustain the feat in future sporting events The Pillar of Sports in Africa called on the younger generation to embrace sports as a profession adding that Amusan s performance would inspire the womenfolk Kalu expressed happiness over the superlative outing of Amusan adding that the athlete had done Nigeria proud He said I am elated with the record breaking performance of Tobi Amusan who clinched a gold medal after winning the women s 100 metre hurdles at the World Athletics Championship The athlete s victory is a welcome and timely development for Nigeria She has shown the world that Nigerians are talented Amusan has indeed made Nigerians proud with her performance Kalu wished the sprinter continued success in her career NAN reports that Team Nigeria finished joint 13th on the medals table with Amusan s Gold and Ese Brume s Silver in the Women s Long Jump Team USA won 33 medals comprising 13 Gold 9 Silver and 11 Bronze medals to win the championship while Ethiopia finished second with 10 medals of which 4 are Gold 4 Silver and 2 Bronze Jamaica finished third with 2 Gold 7 Silver and 1 Bronze NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Athletics Championship: Orji Kalu hails Amusan for winning gold medal
     Former governor of Abia and Chief Whip of the Senate Orji Kalu has congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the women s 100 metres hurdles in Oregon U S on Sunday The News Agency Agency of Nigeria reports that Amusan is the first Nigerian athlete to win a Gold medal at the World Athletics Championship Kalu in a statement on Monday described Amusan who is a graduate of University of Texas as a talented and skillful sprinter while urging her to sustain the feat in future sporting events The Pillar of Sports in Africa called on the younger generation to embrace sports as a profession adding that Amusan s performance would inspire the womenfolk Kalu expressed happiness over the superlative outing of Amusan adding that the athlete had done Nigeria proud He said I am elated with the record breaking performance of Tobi Amusan who clinched a gold medal after winning the women s 100 metre hurdles at the World Athletics Championship The athlete s victory is a welcome and timely development for Nigeria She has shown the world that Nigerians are talented Amusan has indeed made Nigerians proud with her performance Kalu wished the sprinter continued success in her career NAN reports that Team Nigeria finished joint 13th on the medals table with Amusan s Gold and Ese Brume s Silver in the Women s Long Jump Team USA won 33 medals comprising 13 Gold 9 Silver and 11 Bronze medals to win the championship while Ethiopia finished second with 10 medals of which 4 are Gold 4 Silver and 2 Bronze Jamaica finished third with 2 Gold 7 Silver and 1 Bronze NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Athletics Championship: Orji Kalu hails Amusan for winning gold medal
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    World Athletics Championship: Orji Kalu hails Amusan for winning gold medal

    Former governor of Abia  and Chief Whip of the Senate,  Orji Kalu has congratulated Tobi Amusan, for winning the women’s 100 metres hurdles in Oregon, U.S., on Sunday.

    The News Agency Agency of Nigeria reports that Amusan is the first Nigerian athlete to win a Gold medal at the World Athletics Championship.

    Kalu in a statement on Monday described Amusan who is a graduate of University of Texas as a talented and skillful sprinter, while urging her to sustain the feat in future sporting events.

    The Pillar of Sports in Africa, called on the younger generation to embrace sports as a profession, adding that Amusan’s performance would inspire the womenfolk.

    Kalu expressed happiness over the superlative outing of Amusan, adding that the athlete had done Nigeria proud.

    He said, “I am elated with the record breaking performance of Tobi Amusan, who clinched a gold medal after winning the women’s 100 metre hurdles at the World Athletics Championship.

    “The athlete’s victory is a welcome and timely development for Nigeria.

    “She has shown the world that Nigerians are talented.

    “Amusan has indeed made Nigerians proud with her performance”.

    Kalu wished the sprinter continued success in her career.

    NAN reports that Team Nigeria finished joint-13th on the medals table with Amusan’s Gold and Ese Brume’s Silver in the Women’s Long Jump.

    Team USA won 33 medals comprising 13 Gold, 9 Silver and 11 Bronze medals to win the championship, while Ethiopia finished second with 10 medals of which 4 are Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze.

    Jamaica finished third with 2 Gold, 7 Silver and 1 Bronze.

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  •  By Fidelia Okosodo News Agency of Nigeria Miss Cynthia Peterson not real name 24 is a skin care brand influencer In recent times her friends and neighbours have noticed some change in her complexion as her skin colour shifts from dark to fair complexion She had explained that the change is to enable her meet new contract of serving as the face of a new skin toning products Peterson is not alone in this complexion change phenomenon Both men and women have found various reasons ranging from career demands social status and even outright complex to alter the colour of their skin More often than not they call it toning but most people regard it as skin bleaching Expert says the human skin is the largest part in the body which serves as protection to the internal human organs and one of the most complicated tissues Not only does the skin hold everything but it also plays a crucial role in providing an air and watertight as well as flexible barriers between the outside world and the highly regulated systems within the body According to U S based Cleveland Clinics in its verified official website the skin also protects against germs regulates body temperature and enables touch sensations The clinic one of the leading health institutions in the U S said the skin s main layers include the epidermis dermis and hypodermis and is prone to many problems including skin cancer acne wrinkles and rashes says Given the sensitive nature and importance of the skin it is expected that it should be treated with utmost care While many people have kept this advice others like Peterson consider it necessary to tone the skin complexion with various skin products and in some instances substances considered harmful to the skin Miss Florence Joseph an Abuja resident corps member said that many indulge in skin bleaching as a means of attracting the opposite sex for marriage or relationship adding that some men for instance prefer fair skinned ladies over dark ones I had an encounter with a male friend who told me that he is bleaching his skin because ladies are not easily attractive to dark guys but fair guys she said Joseph said in her opinion unfortunately bleaching the skin cannot change one s personality rather it destroys the skin gradually resulting in skin cancer and other related skin diseases She urged Nigerians to make proper check of skin care products before patronising them bearing in mind the consequences of using inappropriate products Mrs Theresa Egbogu a trader said she was buying the wrong skin care products while she was in school which eventually affected her complexion I bleached my skin but was not intentional I never intended to bleach my skin because I wanted to fit into the trend as a matter of fact I love my skin My bleaching was accidental I started using this cream and after sometime I discovered some changes on my skin I started having sun burns on my face and other parts of my body that was when I realised that something was wrong with the new cream that I was using Then I stopped using it Although regaining my original lost skin wasn t easy I stayed for months without applying cream on my skin but I am happy that at last I succeeded she said Egbogu advised skin care producers to reduce the quantity of hydroquinone used in producing creams and other skin care products and called on skin care products vendors to always educate their customers before selling any product to them Hydroquinone is a chemical that bleaches the skin however it can be used by people if they have a hyperpigmentation skin condition such as melasma a skin diseases characterized by black and gray patches and freckles Mr Isa Abubakar a skin care products dealer explained that most people who are involved in skin bleaching see it as a means of beautification adding that such people are ignorant of the negative implications of applying wrong body products to their skin Another reason why some people indulge in skin bleaching is inferiority complex while others do it to attract the opposite gender or meet up with the trends in the society he said adding that the later factor is common among young people Abubakar said that from his experience of many years in the business peer influence is another factor that makes some people to bleach their skin All they care about is to lighten up their skin Most Nigerians are easily influenced with light skin he told this writer and advised skin care users to always consult dermatologists and other skin products experts for the product that suits their skin texture Dr Seemal Desia a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a report published in The Dermatologist decried the poor regulation of these products in many countries saying that the use of indiscriminate use of these products could have devastating consequences for the skin Some of the implications he said are blistering skin cracking blue blacking darkening of the skin body odor thinning skin and skin cancer He therefore cautioned against reckless use of bleaching creams because of the adverse health consequences Desia added that in some cases people using skin bleaching products develop a condition called exogenous ochronosis a rare but permanent adverse effect in which blue and purple pigmentation appears after a long term use of bleaching cream Mr Christopher Elosaghe a sociologist said bleaching is a sub culture in Africa rooted a negative perception that one need to have a white skin to be considered beautiful Elosaghe wondered why bleaching of the skin is rare in the West or even among the workers in skin products manufacturing firms but a common phenomenon among black Africans Elosaghe said to curtail skin bleaching among black Africans required socio cultural re orientation directed countering the inferiority complex challenge through the propagation of black is beautiful or that it does not require a white or yellow complexion to be beautiful Against the background of health and psychological implications of skin bleaching it is imperative that this important organ of the body is properly taken care of and spared indulgences that have the potential to hurt it and erode its usefulness to our wellbeing NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Skin bleaching: What implications for our Health?
     By Fidelia Okosodo News Agency of Nigeria Miss Cynthia Peterson not real name 24 is a skin care brand influencer In recent times her friends and neighbours have noticed some change in her complexion as her skin colour shifts from dark to fair complexion She had explained that the change is to enable her meet new contract of serving as the face of a new skin toning products Peterson is not alone in this complexion change phenomenon Both men and women have found various reasons ranging from career demands social status and even outright complex to alter the colour of their skin More often than not they call it toning but most people regard it as skin bleaching Expert says the human skin is the largest part in the body which serves as protection to the internal human organs and one of the most complicated tissues Not only does the skin hold everything but it also plays a crucial role in providing an air and watertight as well as flexible barriers between the outside world and the highly regulated systems within the body According to U S based Cleveland Clinics in its verified official website the skin also protects against germs regulates body temperature and enables touch sensations The clinic one of the leading health institutions in the U S said the skin s main layers include the epidermis dermis and hypodermis and is prone to many problems including skin cancer acne wrinkles and rashes says Given the sensitive nature and importance of the skin it is expected that it should be treated with utmost care While many people have kept this advice others like Peterson consider it necessary to tone the skin complexion with various skin products and in some instances substances considered harmful to the skin Miss Florence Joseph an Abuja resident corps member said that many indulge in skin bleaching as a means of attracting the opposite sex for marriage or relationship adding that some men for instance prefer fair skinned ladies over dark ones I had an encounter with a male friend who told me that he is bleaching his skin because ladies are not easily attractive to dark guys but fair guys she said Joseph said in her opinion unfortunately bleaching the skin cannot change one s personality rather it destroys the skin gradually resulting in skin cancer and other related skin diseases She urged Nigerians to make proper check of skin care products before patronising them bearing in mind the consequences of using inappropriate products Mrs Theresa Egbogu a trader said she was buying the wrong skin care products while she was in school which eventually affected her complexion I bleached my skin but was not intentional I never intended to bleach my skin because I wanted to fit into the trend as a matter of fact I love my skin My bleaching was accidental I started using this cream and after sometime I discovered some changes on my skin I started having sun burns on my face and other parts of my body that was when I realised that something was wrong with the new cream that I was using Then I stopped using it Although regaining my original lost skin wasn t easy I stayed for months without applying cream on my skin but I am happy that at last I succeeded she said Egbogu advised skin care producers to reduce the quantity of hydroquinone used in producing creams and other skin care products and called on skin care products vendors to always educate their customers before selling any product to them Hydroquinone is a chemical that bleaches the skin however it can be used by people if they have a hyperpigmentation skin condition such as melasma a skin diseases characterized by black and gray patches and freckles Mr Isa Abubakar a skin care products dealer explained that most people who are involved in skin bleaching see it as a means of beautification adding that such people are ignorant of the negative implications of applying wrong body products to their skin Another reason why some people indulge in skin bleaching is inferiority complex while others do it to attract the opposite gender or meet up with the trends in the society he said adding that the later factor is common among young people Abubakar said that from his experience of many years in the business peer influence is another factor that makes some people to bleach their skin All they care about is to lighten up their skin Most Nigerians are easily influenced with light skin he told this writer and advised skin care users to always consult dermatologists and other skin products experts for the product that suits their skin texture Dr Seemal Desia a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a report published in The Dermatologist decried the poor regulation of these products in many countries saying that the use of indiscriminate use of these products could have devastating consequences for the skin Some of the implications he said are blistering skin cracking blue blacking darkening of the skin body odor thinning skin and skin cancer He therefore cautioned against reckless use of bleaching creams because of the adverse health consequences Desia added that in some cases people using skin bleaching products develop a condition called exogenous ochronosis a rare but permanent adverse effect in which blue and purple pigmentation appears after a long term use of bleaching cream Mr Christopher Elosaghe a sociologist said bleaching is a sub culture in Africa rooted a negative perception that one need to have a white skin to be considered beautiful Elosaghe wondered why bleaching of the skin is rare in the West or even among the workers in skin products manufacturing firms but a common phenomenon among black Africans Elosaghe said to curtail skin bleaching among black Africans required socio cultural re orientation directed countering the inferiority complex challenge through the propagation of black is beautiful or that it does not require a white or yellow complexion to be beautiful Against the background of health and psychological implications of skin bleaching it is imperative that this important organ of the body is properly taken care of and spared indulgences that have the potential to hurt it and erode its usefulness to our wellbeing NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Skin bleaching: What implications for our Health?
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    Skin bleaching: What implications for our Health?

    By Fidelia Okosodo, News Agency of NigeriaMiss Cynthia Peterson (not real name), 24, is a skin care brand influencer. In recent times, her friends and neighbours have noticed some change in her complexion as her skin colour shifts from dark to fair complexion. She had explained that the change is to enable her meet new contract of serving as the face of a new skin ‘toning’ products.Peterson is not alone in this complexion change phenomenon. Both men and women have found various reasons ranging from career demands, social status and even outright complex to alter the colour of their skin. More often than not they call it ‘toning’, but most people regard it as skin bleaching.Expert says the human skin is the largest part in the body which serves as protection to the internal human organs and one of the most complicated tissues.Not only does the skin hold everything, but it also plays a crucial role in providing an air and watertight as well as flexible barriers between the outside world and the highly regulated systems within the body.According to U.S-based Cleveland Clinics in its verified official website, the skin also protects against germs, regulates body temperature and enables touch sensations. The clinic, one of the leading health institutions in the U.S. said the skin’s main layers include the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis and is prone to many problems, including skin cancer, acne, wrinkles and rashes, saysGiven the sensitive nature and importance of the skin, it is expected that it should be treated with utmost care. While many people have kept this advice, others like Peterson consider it necessary to ‘tone’ the skin complexion with various skin products, and in some instances, substances considered harmful to the skin.Miss Florence Joseph, an Abuja resident corps member, said that many indulge in skin bleaching as a means of attracting the opposite sex for marriage or relationship, adding that some men, for instance prefer fair skinned ladies over dark ones.“I had an encounter with a male friend who told me that he is bleaching his skin because ladies are not easily attractive to dark guys but fair guys” she said.Joseph said in her opinion, unfortunately, bleaching the skin cannot change one’s personality rather it destroys the skin gradually resulting in skin cancer and other related skin diseases.She urged Nigerians to make proper check of skin care products before patronising them bearing in mind the consequences of using inappropriate products.Mrs Theresa Egbogu, a trader, said she was buying the wrong skin care products while she was in school which eventually affected her complexion.“I bleached my skin but was not intentional. I never intended to bleach my skin because I wanted to fit into the trend, as a matter of fact, I love my skin. My bleaching was accidental.“I started using this cream and after sometime I discovered some changes on my skin. I started having sun burns on my face and other parts of my body that was when I realised that something was wrong with the new cream that I was using.“Then I stopped using it. Although regaining my original lost skin wasn’t easy, I stayed for months without applying cream on my skin but I am happy that at last I succeeded,” she said.Egbogu advised skin care producers to reduce the quantity of hydroquinone used in producing creams and other skin care products and called on skin care products vendors to always educate their customers before selling any product to them. Hydroquinone is a chemical that bleaches the skin, however, it can be used by people if they have a hyperpigmentation skin condition, such as melasma, a skin diseases characterized by black and gray patches; and freckles.Mr Isa Abubakar, a skin care products dealer, explained that most people who are involved in skin bleaching see it as a means of beautification, adding that such people are ignorant of the negative implications of applying wrong body products to their skin.“Another reason why some people indulge in skin bleaching is inferiority complex; while others do it to attract the opposite gender or meet up with the trends in the society”, he said, adding that the later factor is common among young people.Abubakar said that from his experience of many years in the business, peer influence is another factor that makes some people to bleach their skin.“All they care about is to lighten up their skin. Most Nigerians are easily influenced with light skin “ he told this writer; and advised skin care users to always consult dermatologists and other skin products experts for the product that suits their skin textureDr Seemal Desia, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a report published in The Dermatologist decried the poor regulation of these products in many countries, saying that the use of indiscriminate use of these products could have devastating consequences for the skin.Some of the implications, he said, are blistering, skin cracking, blue-blacking, darkening of the skin, body odor, thinning skin and skin cancer.He, therefore, cautioned against reckless use of bleaching creams because of the adverse health consequences.Desia added that in some cases, people using skin bleaching products develop a condition called exogenous ochronosis, a rare but permanent adverse effect in which blue and purple pigmentation appears after a long term use of bleaching cream.Mr Christopher Elosaghe, a sociologist said bleaching is a sub-culture in Africa rooted a negative perception that one need to have a white skin to be considered beautiful.Elosaghe wondered why bleaching of the skin is rare in the West or even among the workers in skin products manufacturing firms but a common phenomenon among black Africans.Elosaghe said to curtail skin bleaching among black Africans required socio-cultural re-orientation directed countering the inferiority complex challenge through the propagation of ‘black is beautiful’ or that it does not require a white or yellow complexion to be beautiful.Against the background of health and psychological implications of skin bleaching it is imperative that this important organ of the body is properly taken care of and spared indulgences that have the potential to hurt it and erode its usefulness to our wellbeing.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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