Bra or no Bra?Why Women Shouldn’t Wear Bras Anymore, No 5 Shocks

Bra or no Bra?Why Women Shouldn't Wear Bras Anymore, No 5 Shocks
Bra or no Bra?Why Women Shouldn’t Wear Bras Anymore, No 5 Shocks

There’s a new trend of women going braless.

The brassiere, a French word for child’s underwear, was invented in 1900 and only became popular in the 1930s. More than a century later, this trend is about to be discarded, why?

‘Let the nip be free’. Recently, many women have discarded bras and have decided to free themselves from bondage of the brassiere.

Let’s be honest, bras are painful, especially those with a bit of iron at the edge; it can feel like wearing an armor on your chest.


This sounds like an exaggeration, but it is not. When I was growing up my mother used to tell me to wear a bra because she didn’t want men to see me without one and ‘look at them lustfully’.

The truth is most times, when women want to box their breasts in, they do so not to offend the sensitivities of men who are easily moved by the mammary glands or are quick to insult it and call it ‘saggy’.

True, a line should be drawn between what’s a private part and what’s not, but letting the actions of men control what you wear doesn’t seem like a good way to live your life, if you want your nipples to be free, then go ahead girls.

There are some clothes you don’t need to wear bras; it literally makes no sense. Some clothes have bra padding already. Plus, there are boob tapes that keep the breasts firmly in place.

Going braless has also been a way for women to protest about their rights. The Miss America Protest of 1968, led by the New York Radical Women civil rights group, was the first time women removed their bras in protest as a way to remove things that were seen as oppressive to women.

One such study from 2013 by a Professor of sports medicine at the Université de Franche-Comté, found that forgoing a bra preserved breast shape while wearing one made them saggier.

Plus, during many carnivals, women walk around almost nude. Even in pre-colonial African cultures, women’s breasts were not immediately attached to sexual urges and were left to hang freely.

For these reasons, we say free the nip – except you are exercising, wear a sports bra then.





The Oyo State Government has called on residents of the state not to stigmatise people living with HIV/AIDS, noting that the government would not hesitate to take action against individuals, groups, employers or anyone caught in such act in accordance with the provisions of the State’ anti-HIV/AIDS stigmatisation laws.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, made the call on Monday at a programme organised to commemorate the World AIDS Day, held in Ago -Amodu, Saki -East Local Government Area of the state.

She maintained that the World AIDS Day 2023, with the theme, “Let the communities lead,” is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made to date, to raise awareness about the challenges that remain, to achieve the goals of ending AIDS by 2030 and to mobilise all stakeholders in the state to jointly redouble their efforts.

Dr Ajetunmobi added that it is important for everyone to get tested every six months to know their status stressing that testing negative today does not guarantee perpetual negativity.
She said: “I want to use this medium to encourage everyone to take advantage of the HIV testing services being offered in over 1,600 health service delivery points across the 33 Local Government Areas of the state to know their HIV status.

“Testing opportunities are provided during our special events, such as Maternal-Newborn and Child Health Week and Tuberculosis Testing Week.

“Today’s commemoration of World AIDS Day offers those of us present here today an opportunity for testing, as HIV testing and other tests and services are currently ongoing in our stands within this venue.”

She also encouraged those that tested negative to maintain their status by following well-known preventive measures and adopting responsible sexual practices such as abstinence, faithfulness to their partners and protected sex.

She also called on residents of the state to also be mindful of other exposures to HIV/AIDS through sharing of needles and other sharp objects and receiving care and blood transfusions from unsafe sources.

She, therefore, advised pregnant women to take advantage of the HIV prevention services available in all the facilities in the state through the ante-natal clinics.

“This is important to allow them to have a safe delivery of children who would be free from HIV and other childhood health conditions,” she added.

Speaking on the prevalence of the HIV/AIDS in Oyo State, Dr Ajetunmobi said it has progressively declined over the years, and that Oyo State is on course towards achieving the UNAIDS targets of ensuring that at least 95 per cent of people with HIV are detected and are aware of their status by the year 2030.

She added that within the same period, 95 per cent of those whose status is known are to be placed on treatment, and that 95 per cent of those on treatment would be virally suppressed.
She noted: “Currently, it is estimated that 44,973 individuals are living with HIV in Oyo State. About 96 per cent of these individuals are now aware of their status. We have successfully placed about 40,000 of these individuals on treatment.

“We were able to record these achievements due to the painstaking efforts of the State Government with the strong collaboration of our partners.

“In all of these, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr ‘Seyi Makinde, is ever committed to ensuring an HIV-free state through the provision of both human and physical infrastructure that will not only assist the health workers to deliver quality HIV services but will also create an enabling environment for our partners to operate.

“Today’s World AIDS Day was brought to Saki East Local Government Area because we felt there is a need to reach our communities.

“The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Let the Community Lead.” When we came here, we saw that we have a community with which we can work together to support the fight against HIV/AIDS and more so because the prevalence of HIV/AIDS happened to be on the rise in the time past in Saki Zone.

“That is why we deemed it fit to come here so that we can sensitise our people to get tested and be treated.”

The commissioner assured the people of Saki East Local Government that the administration’s resolve to renovate and equip Primary Health Care facilities remained on course.

Earlier in her welcome address, the chairman, Saki East Local Government, Alhaja Ramat Adeniran, who was represented by her Chief of Staff, Alhaji Najimudeen Abdulahi, advised the youths to always abstain from sex, while urging couples to remain faithful to their partners.

Also in their separate goodwill messages, the chairman of the Saki East Local Government Traditional Council and Onisanbo of Ogbooro, His Royal Highness, Oba Adegboye Adio and the supporting partner, AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), Dr Olajide Olalere, lauded the state government for giving priority to the welfare of its people.

Oyo Govt begins sensitisation on Lassa fever, Diphtheria, other diseases

Oyo Govt begins sensitisation on Lassa fever, Diphtheria, other diseases

Oyo Govt begins sensitisation on Lassa fever, Diphtheria, other diseases
Oyo Govt begins sensitisation on Lassa fever, Diphtheria, other diseases

.Says we’ll fix more PHCs
The Oyo State Government has kickstarted a sensitization campaign against five priority diseases namely; Lassa Fever, COVID-19, Diphtheria, Cholera and Anthrax.

The state government flagged off the community sensitisation programme, which is to take place in various communities across the state, in Okeho, headquarters of Kajola Local Government, at the weekend.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, while speaking at the event, stated that the programme will take place in 10 local government areas of Oke Ogun and in markets in Ibadan, the state capital.
Dr Ajetunmobi, who stressed that the five priority diseases were preventable once people live in a clean environment, said a clean source of water, healthy eating habits, adherence to a balanced diet and a good disposal system were key to preventing some of the diseases.
She equally declared that vaccination and regular medical check-ups are beneficial for health and wellbeing, saying that the recurrence of some diseases was because people do not complete the vaccine as prescribed.
The commissioner assured that the Governor Makinde administration remained committed to equipping and fixing more Primary Health Care Centres to ensure that residents in nooks and crannies of the state have quick access to health care.
Dr Ajetunmobi added that as part of the government’s commitment to improving access to free health care services for children, pregnant women and mothers, the state government will start the maternal and child health week for vaccination and other services next Monday.
Also speaking, the State Coordinator, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dzorto Philips, stressed the need for people to wash their hands before and after eating, keep their surroundings clean and take immunisation seriously.
Similarly, the Director/Secretary, Kajola Local Government Health Authority, Okeho, Mr Abayomi Kolawole, recalled that Kajola Local Government had records of Lassa fever last year, noting that the sensitisation would prevent a recurrence of the priority diseases in the local government area this year.
Kolawole stressed the importance of health education on personal hygiene and environmental sanitation.
He also appealed to residents of the council to embrace immunisation as a preventive measure against childhood killer diseases such as diphtheria, tuberculosis, measles, and meningitis.
The event had representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Breakthrough Action Nigeria, APIN Public Health Initiative, local government areas and the traditional institution.

PICTORIAL:Oyo Lawmaker,Comforter Joins First Lady, Tamunominini Makinde To Fight Against Cancer

PICTORIAL: Oyo Lawmaker,Comforter Joins First Lady, Tamunominini Makinde To Fight Against Cancer

PICTORIAL: Oyo Lawmaker,Comforter Joins First Lady, Tamunominini Makinde To Fight Against Cancer
PICTORIAL: Oyo Lawmaker,Comforter Joins First Lady, Tamunominini Makinde To Fight Against Cancer

In commemoration of Cancer day , Oyo lawmaker ,Hon Olufunke Comforter Adeniyi Olajide has joined her excellency , Mrs Tamunominini Makinde in fight against cancer. Eaglessightnews reports.

The occasion hosted by the first lady of Oyo State ,Engr Tamunominini Makinde on Monday  reassured Oyo state residents of the goodwill and support of the state government to sweep off cancer in the state and cushion its effect on Oyo residents.

In attendance were other first ladies across the federation, Oyo commissioner for women affairs, State appointees and other dignitaries.

Comforter a serving lawmaker for Ibadan North Constituency1 who doubles as Oyo State House Of Assembly Chairman, Committee On Women Affairs And Community Development, while speaking to writes,

“Earlier today, I joined The First Lady Of Oyo State Her Excellency Engr. Mrs. TAMUNOMININI MAKINDE who hosted
Other FIRST LADIES in the FIGHT AGAINST CANCER Programme to Commemorate THE CANCER DAY where she donated the sum of Ten Million Naira for Cancer Patients at the University College Hospital (U.C.H), Ibadan today Monday 30th October, 2023.

“In attendance from Oyo State were:


“The Oyo State House Of Assembly Chairman, Committee On Women Affairs And Community Development,

“The Oyo State Head Of Service

“The Commissioner For Women Affairs And Social Inclusion

“The Commissioner For Health

“The Commissioner For Special Duties


PICTORIAL: Oyo Lawmaker,Comforter Joins First Lady, Tamunominini Makinde To Fight Against Cancer
PICTORIAL: Oyo Lawmaker,Comforter Joins First Lady, Tamunominini Makinde To Fight Against Cancer



#ComforterDe #OlutunuDe #Omituntun2_0

Prof Adeyemo, Oyo SSG, Reappointed to HLPE-FSN’s Steering Committee

Prof Adeyemo, Oyo SSG, reappointed to HLPE-FSN’s Steering Committee

Prof Adeyemo, Oyo SSG, Reappointed to HLPE-FSN's Steering Committee
Prof Adeyemo, Oyo SSG, Reappointed to HLPE-FSN’s Steering Committee

Professor Olanike Adeyemo, the Secretary to Oyo State Government, has been reappointed to the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

This was contained in a statement by HLPE-FSN, on Friday October 27.
The reappointment is in recognition of her immense contribution to food security and human nutrition globally.
The HLPE-FSN is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to global food security and nutrition.
The HLPE-FSN is governed by a Steering Committee of 15 world-renowned scientists drawn from academia, research institutions, the public and private sector, civil society and other constituencies.
Professor Adeyemo is one of the three African members of the Steering Committee, including Mr. Serraj Rachid from Morocco and Hettie Schonfeldt, a national of South Africa. She will serve for two additional years.

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The letter conveying her reappointment reads in part: “Your reappointment reflects your exceptional experience and expertise, and it is a remarkable achievement that shows the high regard in which you are held within the FSN community.”
Professor Adeyemo, who was appointed the Secretary to the Oyo State Government in July 2023 in recognition of her contributions to the development of the state, has led extensive research works whose results have had positive impact on food security and human nutrition.
Adeyemo bagged the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) and Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health, in 1994, 1998 and 2005 respectively from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
A COMSTECH Distinguished scholar and the Pioneer Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships) at the University of Ibadan, between 2017 and 2021, she joined the services of the university in March 1999 as Lecturer Grade II in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She became Lecturer in 2002, Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in 2005 and Reader/Associate Professor in 2008. In October 2011, she became a full Professor.
From August 2013 to July 2015, she was a Schlumberger Foundation-sponsored Visiting Scholar at the Center for Human and Environmental Toxicology, Department of Physiological sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
A 2013 Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeon, Nigeria and a Registered Veterinary Surgeon, Adeyemo is a Fellow of many academies, such as the International Science Council (ISC), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation, the Nigerian Academy of Science, the African Academy of Sciences and the African Scientific Institute (ASI), USA.

She is also a member of many learned societies, including Society of Toxicology (SOT), the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW).

Professor Adeyemo’s scholarship and leadership are around “One Health” trans-disciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms to create novel conceptual, methodological, and translational innovation at the environment-livestock-wildlife-human interface with significant policy implication for Nigeria, the African Continent, and the rest of the world.

She is the host PI on the project (2020–2023) titled “Improving Biosecurity: A Science-based Approach to Manage Fish Disease Risks and Increase the Socio-economic Contribution of the Nigerian Catfish and Tilapia Industries” in collaboration with colleagues at Mississippi State University, USA and WorldFish, Malaysia is facilitated by USAID grant under the Fish Innovation Lab for Fish. The project is aimed at improving Nigerian aquatic animal production bio-security and health management.

Sulaimon Olanrewaju
Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo State Governor
October 28, 2023

Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report

Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report

Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report
Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report

Barring a last-minute change , has gathered that Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde will be Inaugurating two additional Commissioners-designate into his cabinet Today 14th Thursday, September, 2023.

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According to the report, the expected commissioners designated to be sworn in by Governor Seyi Makinde include, Miss Wasilat Olagoke and Oluwaserimi Ajetumobi. recalls that Governor Makinde had earlier sworn in 16 Commissioners. The two additional commissioners that will be sworn in today make the governor commissioners a total of 18.

Recall, following a request by Governor Seyi Makinde Tuesday, September 5, seeking the legislative arm of the state to endorse the two commissioner designates, the state assembly in response to the request, conducted the screening and approved at its Wednesday, September 6, plenary.

The Ibarapa Female Politician, Wasila Adegoke will be sworn in as the commissioner for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Oluwaserimi Ajetumobi will be sworn in as Commissioner for Health.




Anthrax: Oyo Govt. Seals Pharmacy, Operating Illegal Vet Services[See Photos]

Anthrax: Oyo Govt. Seals Pharmacy, Operating Illegal Vet Services

The Oyo state government has sealed FinRel Pharmacy Supermarket and Bakery, Ibadan for violating the Oyo State Veterinary Practicing Premises Registration Regulation 2018, Oyo State Private Veterinary Premises and Veterinary Establishment law, 2017 and Animal Diseases Control Act, 2022.

Anthrax: Oyo Govt. Seals Pharmacy, Operating Illegal Vet Services
Anthrax: Oyo Govt. Seals Pharmacy, Operating Illegal Vet Services

Sealing the premises on Monday in Ibadan, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye said FinRel was operating an illegal veterinary pharmacy and engaging in Veterinary Clinical Services.

He also stated that this can put the health of members of the public in danger.

The Commissioner, speaking through the Deputy Director, (Monitoring), Dr. AbdulRrazzaq Lawal, said the move was in line with the Oyo State Government efforts to curtail and prevent the outbreak of diseases, adding that government would not relent in its effort to ensure safety of lives and properties.

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Barrister Olasunkanmi stated that the move was not to witch-hunt anybody but to ensure sanity in the veterinary service delivery in the state.

Anthrax: Oyo Govt. Seals Pharmacy, Operating Illegal Vet Services
Anthrax: Oyo Govt. Seals Pharmacy, Operating Illegal Vet Services

According to him, “we discovered through our surveillance that the owner of the premises is operating an illegal veterinary pharmacy and engaging in Veterinary clinical services without registration with the Veterinary Council of Nigeria and Oyo State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development which against the law, using of unapproved location for sale of Veterinary products as well as treatment of sick animals that can put post health risk to humans, as their customers can contract zoonotic diseases from the location”.

The Commissioner hinted that the Oyo State government would not allow any person or group of persons’ selfish interests put the entire state in danger of contrasting diseases from animals.

Barrister Olasunkanmi however enjoined the public to support the government’s effort in preventing outbreak of diseases. He also advised all unregistered veterinary premises to register according to the law.

Anthrax: Stakeholders Commend Makinde Over Prompt Action To Curtail Outbreak

Anthrax: Stakeholders commend Makinde over prompt action to curtail outbreak

Anthrax: Stakeholders Commend Makinde Over Prompt Action To Curtail Outbreak
Anthrax: Stakeholders Commend Makinde Over Prompt Action To Curtail Outbreak

Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has been lauded for taking a swift action and putting in place various measures to curtail the outbreak of Anthrax in the state, including the conduct of sensitisation programmes for relevant stakeholders.

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The Chairman, Oyo State Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, who was represented by Alhaji Bello Yakubu, gave the commendation during a sensitisation/media parley on Anthrax, organised by the association in collaboration with Ardor Fulani, butchers association, cattle dealers and other stakeholders.
At the event held at Kara Market, Iseyin, on Friday, Alhaji Ibrahim noted the effort of the state government, stating that the programme was about safety of lives as regards the Anthrax disease, which affects both animals and human beings.
He commended Governor Makinde for catering to the plight of cattle breeders sometimes last year when their animals were vaccinated free of charge.
Ibrahim, who implored the governor to continue with the gesture to prevent the outbreak of the virus in Oyo State, promised that the association would also give all necessary support in ensuring that the disease is curtailed.

Speaking further on the effort of the state government, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, affirmed that no case of anthrax had been recorded in Oyo State, as according to him, all hands had been on deck to ensure adherence to safety measures.

Olaleye, who spoke through the Deputy Director/Chief Veterinary Medical Officer in charge of Control Post and Cattle Markets in the ministry, Dr Liadi Adeniran, allayed the fears of people about the outbreak
He said:” We have been to several places in the state to give sensitisation on the imminence of the Anthrax disease in Oyo State and we thank God that as of today, there has not been any report of anthrax case in Oyo State.
“We want to give kudos to His Excellency for his prompt intervention in line with the collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Agriculture, so that we would give a lot of sensitisation to the public.

“Actually, we have been able to meet with all the stakeholders in all the cattle markets in the state, informing them of the disease and how to know symptoms in relation to Anthrax.”
Earlier in his lecture, the Oyo State Epidemiology Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Semiu Akibu, said early detection and vaccination are the most effective preventive measures against Anthrax.

He advised cattle breeders to remain vigilant and to promptly report any suspicious illness or death of their animals to the appropriate authority, adding that prevention is better than cure.
He also enjoined them to always engage the service of veterinary doctors to keep their animals healthy and safe for consumption.


Oyo State Govt. Rescues Destitute, Twin Daughters In Ibadan[Photos]


Oyo State Govt. Rescues Destitute, Twin Daughters in Ibadan

The Oyo State Government during the course of the week, reiterated its commitment to ending the menace of vagrancy, street begging and other societal ills, while it rescued a homeless woman and her twin daughters off the streets within the Ibadan metropolis.

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The rescue team, which comprises of top management officers of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, was led by the Commissioner, Hon (Mrs.) Toyin Balogun on Thursday.

This exercise, according to the Commissioner, is in line with the agenda of the Governor Seyi Makinde led-administration to improve the welfare and wellbeing of the vulnerable and destitute in the society, while ensuring that they are also beneficiaries of the sustainable development agenda of the government.

During the rescue exercise, the Commissioner stated that the State government is committed to rehabilitating as many as possible destitute and reintegrating them back into society, as they are part of the citizenry of the state.

She stressed that “destitute are not only homeless individuals that live on the street, but they form part of the poorest of the poor/ extremely poor who lack the wherewithal to provide for their basic needs, hence the need for the government and society at large to stand in the gap by putting in place safety net measures, until they are able to stand on their feet and get reintegrated back into society after becoming productive both to themselves and the society at large”.

Heartrendingly this vagrant woman has been spotted sleeping outside at the mercy of the elements and unscrupulous miscreants in different locations with her vulnerable, under-aged twins who as investigations revealed, have never been enrolled in the school system.

Mrs. Balogun elicited salient information from the young lady who was a student of Mass Communications at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka before the vicissitudes of life altered her life trajectory.

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She said the Governor Seyi Makinde led government will not relent in its quest to improve on the quality of life of the citizenry across board without leaving anyone behind

The Commissioner had earlier mandated the ministry staff to keep an eye out for the woman and her kids since a couple of weeks ago when she first received reports about the subjects but apparently, the young lady somehow got wind of the rescue efforts and changed location before she and her kids could be rescued.

Fortunately, a good Samaritan spotted them along the Jericho axis, the intel got to the Commissioner, who swooped into action with her team.

A cordon was laid for the woman and fortunately the Commissioner was able to connect with her and peacefully evacuate her and her kids from the spot.

She was taken to a tertiary health institution which has requisite facilities for the treatment of mental health issues, where she is presently admitted for treatment.

Meanwhile, her kids were taken to a state owned facility from where they would be taken for treatment and then eventually settled back into the school system.

The evacuation exercise was carried out by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion (the Hon Commissioner and her team from the Ministry) with invaluable support from the CMD UCH, Prof Otegbayo, Dr. Abdulmalik and Mr. Tunji of ASIDO Foundation (an NGO involved in advocacy for and treatment of people with mental health challenges), Dr. Bamgbose, a mental health specialist with the UCH, among others.


Oyo State Govt. Rescues Destitute, Twin Daughters in Ibadan
Oyo State Govt. Rescues Destitute, Twin Daughters in Ibadan
Oyo State Govt. Rescues Destitute, Twin Daughters in Ibadan
Oyo State Govt. Rescues Destitute, Twin Daughters in Ibadan



Prince Dotun Oyelade,

Commissioner for Information and Orientation,
Oyo State.
August 25, 2023.

We’ll Partner IITA To Ensure Food Security In Oyo, Says Makinde(Photos)

We’ll partner IITA to ensure food security in Oyo, says Makinde


We’ll Partner IITA To Ensure Food Security In Oyo, Says Makinde(Photos)
We’ll Partner IITA To Ensure Food Security In Oyo, Says Makinde(Photos)

Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has expressed the readiness of his administration to collaborate with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to ensure food security in the state.

Governor Makinde stated this on Tuesday, while receiving the Director-General of the IITA and CGIAR Regional Director, Continental Africa, Dr. Simeon Ehui and his team at the Courtesy Room of the Governor’s Office.

The governor, who appreciated the Institute for its collaborative efforts with the state since he took office in 2019, said he would partner with the Institute to address the challenges of food insecurity and that by so doing, the state would have solved the poverty problem by a half.


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He maintained that his government is determined to tackle the challenge of food insecurity, saying: “As a country, we are going through challenges right now, in the economy, they have removed the lid on the exchange rates, and also PMS subsidy has been removed, so these have brought in quite a bit of hardship on the people .

“If you also look into the needs of the people, they say that if you take care of hunger then, poverty has been solved, so you cannot toy with the issue of food security. This means that leaders at this particular time in this country have to work three times as hard for anyone to even notice that they are doing something.

“With the IITA, if we focus on taking care of hunger through food security in our state, then we would have been able to solve half of the challenges ahead of us.

“So, I want to pledge that, even though it is a new DG, as a state we will continue to work together to tackle food security within our state and within the country and the continent. So, we will continue to partner with you,” the governor said.

Governor Makinde, who welcomed Ehui and his team, said he was looking forward to further profitable partnerships with the Institute, even as he added that the government would continue with the Start Them Early Programme (STEP), which trains secondary school students in Oyo State on agribusiness practices.

He said: “On behalf of the people of Oyo State, I welcome you back to your home and to your state. I like the idea that you have been here at IITA as a young researcher and now you are back as the DG after going around the world.

“What that means to us is that you have brought back all the knowledge you must have acquired and also you have the opportunity to do those things that, as a young researcher you had thought if I have this opportunity I can do this. Now, the opportunity is here so you have to file those things out.
“Personally also, let me use this opportunity to say thank you to the team at IITA.
“When we came in about four years ago, we sat down, of course I asked Dr Debo Akande, we have around Ibadan here almost six or seven research institutes, we have IITA, we have Forestry Research Institute, we have National Cereals Institute, Cocoa Research Institute, NIHORT, so I said what are we getting as a state from these research institutes? How have they benefitted us as a state?

“That interaction actually gave birth to STEP programme and it has been very successful and I am glad that the state government collaborated with IITA to focus on those youngsters.

“I would like to say that the programme will continue and now, we plan to extend it to other parts of the state. So, we will continue the programme.”
Speaking earlier, the IITA DG and CGIAR Regional Director, Continental Africa, Dr. Ehui, said the Institute is ready to work with the state government to improve the food security system in the state.
Dr Ehui acknowledged the fact that the food system in Africa is being challenged due to climate change, assuring the state of more support from the Institute, as it partners with it to deliver on their mandates.


We’ll Partner IITA To Ensure Food Security In Oyo, Says Makinde(Photos)
We’ll Partner IITA To Ensure Food Security In Oyo, Says Makinde(Photos)
We’ll Partner IITA To Ensure Food Security In Oyo, Says Makinde(Photos)
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left); presenting a frame to the Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (llTA), Dr Simeon Ehui, during a courtesy visit to the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

Video:Oyo State Govt Set To Renovate And Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.

Oyo State Govt Set to Renovate and Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.

Oyo State Govt Set to Renovate and Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.
Oyo State Govt Set to Renovate and Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.

The Oyo State Government indicated readiness to resuscitate the moribund Breastfeeding Centre given the scientifically proven fact that children who are breastfed in the early stages of life develop better mental acuity and also,their immune systems are better developed to cope with health challenges which manifest early on or even later on in the life span of the individual.

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The Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Hon(Mrs) Toyin Balogun stated this on Monday, during her commencement tour of all government facilities both within and outside the metropolis under the supervision of her Ministry.Said tour commenced with a visitation to the Breastfeeding Centre and the State Family Court.

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Mrs. Balogun stated that the Breastfeeding Centre, would be renovated and upscaled to improve on its internal and external ambience with the support of developmental partners.

The Commissioner stated that part of the mandate of the centre would be to create awareness on the best possible weaning practices to ensure that our children are eased onto solid adult fare in line with international best practices

Oyo State Govt Set to Renovate and Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.
Oyo State Govt Set to Renovate and Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.
Hon. Balogun however expressed bewilderment at the deplorable state of the facility which as is presently constitutes both a health and safety hazard.She stressed that as much as resources allow,the Government is committed to resuscitation of as many moribund outreaches/assets of the Ministry as possible.

She stressed further that the driving motivation of the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration is to improve on the quality of life of all citizens of the state inclusive of women,youth and children who are the future of our tomorrow and the society at large.

Oyo State Govt Set to Renovate and Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.
Oyo State Govt Set to Renovate and Reopen Moribund Breastfeeding Centre.

Corroborating the concerns expressed by the Honorable Commissioner, the Matron of the Breastfeeding Center, Mrs. Esther Oladejo, said there is need for prompt intervention in order to make the Centre habitable for the expected influx of children in view of the next academic session.

Hon( Mrs) Toyin Balogun added that the center is strategically situated to cater for the children of both civil servants and non civil servant clientele.

She was of the belief that renovating and improving on the ambience of the centre will encourage all those parents who have taken their wards to creches located far away thus impacting negatively on time spent away from their desks and duties at the secretariat( for civil servants who are nursing mothers) to return .

The Commissioner’s entourage included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry;Mrs. Dolapo Popoola, some directors and staff of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social inclusion.

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Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System

Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System

Oyo First Lady attends HIV conference, solicits support for state health system
.As hope rises for HIV cure

The wife of Oyo State governor, Engineer Tamunominini Makinde, attended the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Brisbane, Australia, where advancements in taming HIV were discussed.

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At the conference, which is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications, hope for the cure of HIV was raised as delegates were introduced to the “Geneva patient”, the sixth person considered to be “cured” of HIV. The Geneva patient is a Caucasian male whose viral load remains undetectable after 20 months of discontinuing antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Mrs Makinde, who led the Oyo State contingent to the conference which held between 23rd and 26th July, 2023, used the opportunity to solicit support not just for HIV programme in Oyo State, but also for the state health system, especially data management.
She held discussions with the teams from the University of Manitoba, Canada, led by the Project Coordinator, Institute of Global Public Health, Dr. Kalada Green and the Global Fund team through Dr. Greg Ashefor on the need to support the efforts of the government to improve healthcare delivery in the state.
She also interacted with the World President of the International AIDS Society (IAS), Sharon Lewin.

The over 5000 people who participated at the conference physically and virtually were regaled with progress being recorded in taming HIV, including the discovery of a drug that can preferentially prime latent cells to die and facilitate clearance of the viral reservoir.

Using a humanised mouse model, researchers found that daily doses of the drug for a few weeks significantly delayed viral rebound following cessation of ART.

Sessions of the IAS 2023 explored all aspects of long-acting injectable options, including how to ensure these injectables reach all who need them.
Long-acting ARVs were described as probably the greatest advancement in HIV field in recent years.

Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System
Photos:Oyo First Lady Attends HIV Conference, Solicits Support For State Health System

Oyo First Lady Advocates Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding For Babies

Oyo First Lady Advocates Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding For Babies
Oyo First Lady Advocates Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding For Babies

Oyo First Lady advocates six months exclusive breastfeeding for babies

Wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs. Tamunominini Makinde, has encouraged nursing mothers in the state to adopt exclusive breastfeeding for their babies in the first six months to ensure their optimal growth and good health.

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Mrs. Makinde, who said this in commemoration of the World Breastfeeding Week, which takes off on Tuesday, said her office would be collaborating with the Nigerian Governors’ Wives Forum to sensitize nursing mothers on the need for them to imbibe the culture of exclusive breastfeeding for babiesbecause of the inherent benefits in it.

A statement from the Office of the Wife of the Governor indicated that Mrs. Makinde stressed the importance of a minimum of six months exclusive breastfeeding, saying“breast milk provides best nutrition for babies because it has the right amount of nutrients. It is easily digested and is readily available.”

Mrs. Makinde equally lauded the Oyo State government for approving six months maternity leave with pay for nursing mothers in the state.

She charged private organizations and other employers in the state to follow the footsteps of the State government by approving six months maternity leave with pay for all nursing mothers in their employment to ensure the wellbeing of infants.

The Governor’s wife noted that the difficulty associated with babies in the first six months of life is reduced when mothers stay close to their babies during the period.

She also stated that to make life easy for working nursing mothers in the state, the Government has a crèche at the Oyo State Secretariat Complex as well as in some other Government offices within and outside the State Secretariat.

Mrs. Makinde thus enjoined employers to do the same for their female staff so that it would be easy for them to take care of their babies while at work.

According to the statement, another feature of the World Breastfeeding Week is sensitizing Nigerians to the importance of home and school gardening, which is part of the ‘Operation Feed Yourself’ initiative of the Federal Government.

Mrs. Makinde then encouraged all Nigerians to see home and school gardening as a tool to fight food shortage in the country.

MENINGITIS:183 Nigerians Confirmed Dead As Disease Spreads To 130 LGAs,Including FCT, Oyo,Others-(All You Need To Know)

MENINGITIS:183 Nigerians Confirmed Dead As Disease Spreads To 130 LGAs,Including FCT, Oyo,Others-(All You Need To Know)
MENINGITIS:183 Nigerians Confirmed Dead As Disease Spreads To 130 LGAs,Including FCT, Oyo,Others-(All You Need To Know)

Nigeria has reported a total of 287 confirmed cases out of 2,707 suspected cases of meningitis, including 183 deaths, with a case-fatality ratio of 6.8 per cent.

Their cases were reported from 130 Local Government Areas in 24 states, including the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria from From October 2022, to July 2, 2023.

This is according to the epidemiology situation of the disease released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meningitis is a serious infection of the meninges, the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It is a devastating disease and remains a major public health challenge. The disease can be caused by many different pathogens including bacteria, fungi or viruses, but the highest global burden is seen with bacterial meningitis.

Several different bacteria can cause meningitis. Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Neisseria meningitidis are the most frequent ones. N. meningitidis, causing meningococcal meningitis, is the one with the potential to produce large epidemics.

Meningococcal meningitis is transmitted from person to person through droplets of respiratory and throat secretions, usually by asymptomatic carriers. Close, prolonged contact with an infected person, or living with a carrier, facilitates the spread of the disease. The average incubation period is four days but can range between two and 10 days.

Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara states reported the suspected CSM cases.

The report partly read that as of July 2, “A total of 2,707 suspected cases including 183 deaths have been reported from 24 states in this 2022/2023 CSM season. A total of 667 samples collected (25 per cent) from 2,707 suspected cases from beginning of the outbreak, and 298 confirmed (45 per cent positivity rate).

“The five to 14-year-old age group was the most affected. 54 per cent of the total suspected cases were Males. 98 per cent of all suspected cases were from six (10) states – Jigawa (1508 cases), Yobe (654 cases), Katsina (177 cases), Bauchi (123 cases), Zamfara (53 cases), Adamawa (45 cases), Gombe (26 cases), Kano (10 cases) and Sokoto (10 cases).

“Nineteen LGAs across five states, Jigawa (10), Katsina (4), Yobe (2), Bauchi (2) and Zamfara (1), reported more than 20 cases each this 2022/2023 CSM season.”

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The NCDC, however, said it will continue to support affected states with essential response commodities.



Recruitment:Oyo Waste Consultant, Mottainai Set to Recruit Environmental Health Officers(Apply Here)

Oyo Waste Consultant, Mottainai Set to Recruit Environmental Health Officers

Recruitment Alert :Oyo Waste Consultant, Mottainai Set to Recruit Environmental Health Officers(Check Here To Apply)
Mottainai Recycling Ltd

The Waste Management Consultant to Oyo State Government, Mottainai Recycling Ltd has announced its plan to recruit about 200 Environmental Health Officers.

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The revelation was made on Thursday, by the Waste Management and Recycling firm, through its Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Uloma Airhienbuwa in Ibadan.

According to her, the Ad-hoc Environmental Health Officers to be recruited would be deployed at the State’s gateways.

She added that they will be in all the Local government areas of the State to educate residents on the best sanitary practices, in order to avoid the spread of transmissible and communicable diseases.

She said the firm is seeking to employ Environmental Health Officers; Environmental Health Technologists; Environmental Health Technicians; and Environmental Health Assistants.

Recruitment Alert :Oyo Waste Consultant, Mottainai Set to Recruit Environmental Health Officers(Check Here To Apply)

Ms. Uloma therefore called on suitably qualified candidates to log on to, adding that the job opening will close on August 14, 2023.

Ms. Airhienbuwa, also called on residents of the State to cooperate with the government and be conscious of their environment.

She added, “We have to keep our environment healthy and clean at all times.”

She also explained that the importance of Environmental health officers as preventive health workers is accepted globally.

Ms. Uloma said that interested candidates could call +234 700 080 0700; 08181900004 (whatsapp) for further enquiries.

PDP Demands Transparency As Ailing Akeredolu Extends Sick Leave

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Just In :PDP Demands Transparency As Ailing Akeredolu Extends Sick Leave

The Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday, said it had been vindicated by the request of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for an extension of his sick leave.

It demanded that the government should come clean on the state of health of the governor, rather than deceiving the people.

The PDP was reacting to Akeredolu’s letter received by the Ondo State  House of Assembly, on Monday, wherein the governor asked for an extension of his sick leave.

The governor has been on sick leave since June 5 and was expected to resume on July 6.

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He proceeded on medical leave abroad after writing to the state Assembly, notifying the lawmakers that he had transmitted power to the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to stand in as acting governor.

In a statement on Monday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Olamide Oladiji, said the House had received a letter from Akeredolu, seeking extension of his sick leave on the grounds that his doctors advised him to further rest and recuperate before starting work.

The Speaker said the governor’s action was in line with Section 190 of the Constitution.

The statement read, “His (Akeredolu’s) deputy, Hon . Lucky Aiyedatiwa, will continue to act as governor until there is a written declaration to the contrary.”

The Speaker, who appreciated God for the speedy recovery of the governor, expressed optimism that he would soon resume his duty.

But reacting to the development, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Ondo State, Mr Kennedy Peretei, said Akeredolu’s letter seeking extension vindicated the position of the party.

Peretei said “In the statement, I issued yesterday ( Sunday), I queried the Commissioner for Information, when she said, in her statement, that the governor was in high spirits but would return on a date determined by his doctors in Germany.

“The statement was inadequate. We expected the governor to write the Assembly again to extend his vacation.

“But today (Monday) they have just admitted that, that he has written to  Assembly for the vacation.

“As long as it has to do with the governor’s health, there is nothing we can do and it is our prayer for the governor to recover quickly.”


Confusion, Crisis In Nigeria Popular Teaching Hospital As FG Issues CMD Appointment Letter To Two Persons

Crisis brew in OAUTHC as FG issues CMD appointment letter to two persons

Confusion, Crisis In Nigeria Popular Teaching Hospital As FG Issues CMD Appointment Letter To Two Persons

Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun State is now being rocked with leadership crisis following the issuance of letters of appointment to two different persons as the hospital’s Chief Medical Director.

The development which is now causing ripples among stakeholders in the hospital, has partially crippled the activities of the hospital.

Investigations into the hospital complex at the weekend revealed that the Federal Ministry of Health appointed two Chief Medical Directors (CMD) to take over the hospital leadership positions.

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For instance, in a letter with reference number SMH557/S.3/IV/125 obtained by our reporter instructed, a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Olayinka Adegbehingbe, to act as CMD from Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 for a period of six months and that, all processes for the fresh appointment of a substantive CMD would be initiated and conducted by the Ministry before the expiration of the six months.
In a report gathered from Tribune online, the letter explained that the appointment came upon the termination of the appointment of Dr Owojuyigbe Muyiwa as acting CMD, on June 22nd by the Permanent Secretary.

The letter reads: “I am directed to inform you that the Permanent Secretary has
approved the termination of your appointment as the Acting Chief Medical
Director, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife. In this regard, Prof. Olayinka Oladiran Adegbehingbe, Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, also from OAUTH have been appointed to take over from you as Acting Chief Medical Director of the Hospital with effect from Tuesday, 20th June 2023, for a period of six months.

“I am further to state that all processes for the fresh appointment of a substantive Chief Medical Director (CMD) would be initiated and concluded by the Ministry before the expiration of the six (6) months period.”

However, the atmosphere of the hospital became more tensed and enveloped with more complications as another letter which emanated from the federal ministry of health, dated 27th June and addressed to Prof Owojuyigbe instructed him again to proceed as the acting CMD, till July and handover to Dr Adeyemo Adekunle.

The letter, read this: “I have approved the appointment of Dr Adeyemo Adekunle, the Deputy Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (DCMAC) of the Hospital as Acting Chief Medical Director who will be in this capacity for a maximum period of six months, in line with Public Service Rules. All processes for the appointment of a substantive CMD for the Hospital shall be initiated and concluded by the Ministry.”

“You are therefore directed to hand over the affairs of the hospital on or before Friday, 7th July 2023 to the DCMAC OAUTHC, Ile-Ife. This letter supersedes the earlier letter, Ref. SMH557/S.3/IV/125 dated 22nd June 2023 or any other letter.

“You are to ensure peaceful co-existence in the Hospital, till you handover, while Dr Adeyemo Adekunle will by a copy of this letter to continue from where you stopped,” the letter added.

Akeredolu Has Been Indisposed But Not Dead – Ondo Govt Clarifies[Photos Speak]]

Ondo State Government has urged the public to disregard the viral rumours over  the purported  death of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Eaglessightnews has gathered.

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Recall that our medium , reported the death rumours that went viral over the indisposed condition of the Governor.

The Commissioner for Information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, however clarified  the report in a statement. Banidele  said  that the governor is alive and has been attending to state matters while also delegating state functions.

48 hours ago rumour of the demise of the governor had taken over the social media space.The  situation has created apprehension in the state.

The statement reads:

“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain people sought to draw political mileage from the disinformation.

“Though the Governor has been indisposed, he has been attending to state matters and delegating functions to functionaries of the government when necessary.

“We enjoin the members of the public to ignore the rumour. Aketi is very much alive.”


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Akeredolu Has Been Indisposed But Not Dead – Ondo Govt Clarifies[Photo]
Akeredolu Has Been Indisposed But Not Dead – Ondo Govt Clarifies[Photo]

Akeredolu Has Been Indisposed But Not Dead – Ondo Govt Clarifies[Photo]
Akeredolu Has Been Indisposed But Not Dead – Ondo Govt Clarifies[Photo]

Makinde Dissolves LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Management


Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has ordered the dissolution of the management and Board of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital.

Makinde Dissolves LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Management
Makinde Dissolves LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Management

The Chairman, Transition and Inauguration Committee, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday May 26, 2023, said the dissolution is with immediate effect.

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While thanking for their selfless service to the State, Ogunwuyi directed them to submit all government properties in their possession to the Transition and Inauguration Committee.

The statement reads, “I have the directive of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde to inform you of the dissolution of the Management and Board of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso with effect from today, Friday, 26th May, 2023”.

“The Management and the Board of the Hospital are by this directive required to officially hand over and submit all government properties to the Transition and Inauguration Committee”.

“His Excellency appreciates your tremendous contributions to the development of our dear State and wishes you success in your future endeavours”.

Common Reasons Why People Die While Sleeping (Paragraph 5 will shock you)

Common Reasons Why People Die While Sleeping (Paragraph 5 will shock you)

REVEALED:Common Reasons Why People Die While Sleeping (Paragraph 5 will shock you)

According to medical experts, one common cause of death during sleep is sudden cardiac death or cardiac arrest. This occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating due to conditions such as arrhythmia, blockage of coronary arteries, genetic heart defects, scarring, inflammation, or sudden electrical disturbances. It is not uncommon for individuals with undiagnosed heart conditions to pass away suddenly in their sleep, as symptoms can be challenging to recognize when the body is in a relaxed state.

Another factor leading to death during sleep is low blood sugar. For individuals with diabetes, the body struggles to regulate glucose levels, and a significant drop in blood sugar, known as hypoglycemia, can occur. This becomes especially dangerous during sleep when the body is unable to signal the brain about the sudden decrease in glucose levels. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can result in coma or death.

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Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing difficulties arise during sleep due to blocked airways. In severe cases, it can lead to oxygen deprivation, breathing problems, and even death.

Less common but still potentially fatal causes of death during sleep include pulmonary embolism, stroke, and accidental asphyxiation. Pulmonary embolism involves blood clots obstructing blood flow in the lungs, while a stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, causing brain cell death. Accidental asphyxiation can happen when airways are blocked by a pillow, blanket, or unintentional pressure on the mouth or nose.

Lastly, it’s important to consider that a death during sleep may be a result of an undiagnosed or untreated underlying medical condition or disease. While specific details are impossible to provide due to the multitude of variables, it’s crucial to recognize that various medical conditions, including heart problems, diabetes, stroke, and cancer, can lead to unexpected deaths during sleep with little warning.

The unpredictability of an individual’s passing is challenging to accept. However, understanding that such deaths are often caused by circumstances beyond anyone’s control can offer some solace. If a loved one passes away during sleep, knowing the cause of death can alleviate the burden of grief for those left behind, providing some clarity amidst the pain.

FLASH:FG To Spend N22.44bn On Feeding Inmates

FLASH:FG To Spend N22.44bn On Feeding Inmates
FLASH:FG To Spend N22.44bn On Feeding Inmates

The Federal Government on Thursday revealed that Nigeria will spend N22.4 billion feeding inmates in correctional centres nationwide.

This is according to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, who disclosed this at a two-day High Conference on Decongestion and Corrections Management in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Belgore stated that the fund is budgeted for in the 2023 Appropriation Act.

He said that there has been a steady rise in the population of the custodial centres with at least 80% of the inmates awaiting trial.

According to him, there are 244 custodial centres nationwide, with a 75,507-inmate population, thereby leading to 82 of them being overcrowded.

The total number of male inmates is 73,821 and female 1,686 female inmates, he noted.

Out of the 75,507 inmates, 52,436 are awaiting trial while 23,071 are convicted persons, with 3,322 as condemned inmates on death row.


Baby With DNA From 3 People Born in Britain-Eaglessightnews

Baby with DNA from 3 people born in Britain

A baby has been born using three people’s DNA for the first time in Britain.

Most of the child’s DNA came from their two parents but about 0.1 per cent was from a third person, another woman.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said “less than five” babies have been born in the UK this way, but no further details have been released to protect their identity.

The scientific technique is designed to prevent children from being born with devastating mitochondrial diseases.

These are long-term, genetic and often inherited disorders that occur when mitochondria fail to carry out their function of producing energy for cells in the body.

These illnesses can be very serious and often fatal.

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In children, symptoms can include poor growth, poor muscle tone, weakness, failure to thrive, spasms and a slow-down in progress or slow deterioration.

Some families have lost several children to inherited mitochondrial diseases and the new technique, mitochondrial donation treatment which is a modified form of IVF.

This is seen as their only chance of having a healthy child.

The DNA from the second woman only affects the mitochondria, and did not affect other key traits in the child such as appearance.

The latest findings were first reported by the Guardian following a freedom of information request.

Britain became the first country in the world to formally allow mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) when the HFEA gave a cautious green light to the procedure in 2017.

In 2018, fertility doctors at the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life were given permission by HFEA to give two women the treatment.

Peter Thompson, chief executive of the HFEA, said: “Mitochondrial donation treatment offers families with severe inherited mitochondrial illness the possibility of a healthy child.

He added: “The UK was the first country in the world to allow mitochondrial donation treatment within a regulatory environment.

“The HFEA oversee a robust framework which ensures that mitochondrial donation is provided in a safe and ethical manner.

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“All applications for treatment are assessed on an individual basis against the tests set out in the law and only after independent advice from experts.

“These are still early days for mitochondrial donation treatment and the HFEA continues to review clinical and scientific developments.”

Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Education Trust, said UK laws relating to the treatment were “passed only after many years of careful research, assessment and deliberation”.

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She added: “Even then, it was decided that the use of this technology will be permitted by the regulator only on a case-by-case basis.

“This measured approach was and is appropriate, given the relative novelty of this technology.

“News that a small number of babies with donated mitochondria have now been born in the UK is the next step in what will probably remain a slow and cautious process of assessing and refining mitochondrial donation.”

Why Black Women Should Start Breast Cancer Screening Earlier – Physicians

*Why Black Women Should Start Breast Cancer Screening Earlier – Physicians[Photos]

Medical health experts have urged black women to embrace going for breast cancer earlier than their Caucasian counterparts, noting that a recent study has affirmed that it could help curb the incidence of breast cancer complications and deaths.

The physicians were reacting to a new study that suggested that black women were more prone to breast cancer than White women.

According to the physicians, the study has further confirmed that breast cancer in black women tends to be more aggressive hence the need for earlier screening to ensure better treatment outcomes.

The study, carried out by researchers from China, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway, analysed data on 415,277 women in the United States who died of breast cancer from 2011 to 2020.

That data on invasive breast cancer mortality rates came from the National Center for Health Statistics and was analysed with the National Cancer Institute’s SEER statistical software.

The study was published in the JAMA Network Open Journal. The guidelines which were put together by international researchers recommended that black women should screen for breast cancer at 42 instead of at 50.

Reacting to the study, the health experts noted that black women should even consider getting screened earlier than 42, noting for breast cancer for women should start from the age of 40 as against the age of 50 for their Caucasian counterparts.

The experts, a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the University of Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leicester Cancer Research Centre, Dr. Olubukola Ayodele, and a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician and Founder, Dietal Health Labs, Dr. Chisom Njoku told PUNCH HealthWise that the earlier black women get screened for breast cancer, the better for them.

Dr. Ayodele stressed that breast cancer in young black women tends to have more aggressive biology noting that early detection is essential to allow curative outcomes.

Dr. Ayodele said, “One of the reasons for poor survival outcomes in these young black women is late presentation. They tend to have more advanced diseases (stages 2-4) before getting screened.

*Why Black Women Should Start Breast Cancer Screening Earlier – Physicians*
*Why Black Women Should Start Breast Cancer Screening Earlier – Physicians*

“Breast cancer screening with mammography usually starts at the age of 50 years in many countries. However, for black women, it has been advised to start earlier. Young women usually have denser breast tissue, sometimes making conventional mammography an adequate screening tool.

“In these younger women, ultrasound, MRI, or contrast-enhancing mammography are better ways for screening and identifying breast lumps”.

In her contribution, Dr. Njoku said is important to stress that breast cancer is also deadlier for black women than for any other race.

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Health Education: Oral S*x Is To Blame For Throat Cancer ‘Epidemic’ Medical Expert Reveals (See Graphics)

Throat cancer is on the rise in the US and UK with some experts pointing at oral sex as the cause.

Rising cases of oral cancers could be caused by the high levels of oral sex with an otherwise harmless virus being passed between people with multiple sexual partners They say it is linked to the transmission of an otherwise harmless virus with a link to causing cancer in specific conditions.


According to the University of Birmingham’s Dr Hisham Mehanna human papillomavirus (HPV) is to blame for some 70% of of throat cancer cases.

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Some 54% of Americans are understood to have had the vaccine for HPV however population safety would require more like 80% of the population to have had it. Writing in The Conversation, Dr Mehanna said: “Over the past two decades, there has been a rapid increase in throat cancer in the west, to the extent that some have called it an epidemic.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma tumor, vector illustration labeled diagram. Medical nose, mouth and throat cross section scheme with problem area. Health care educational information. Nasal and oral cavity


“This has been due to a large rise in a specific type of throat cancer called oropharyngeal cancer.” One of the most common forms of cancer in the throat is oropharyngeal, forming in the back of the throat and around the tonsils, and is most likely caused by HPV. Follow the link

Analysed Facts About Trending Video of lady Bleeding, Discharging Maggots from Private Part(Watch Video)

6 reasons viral video of lady bleeding, discharging maggots from private part was acted (Watch)

A lady has been spotted in a viral video seen with maggots coming from her private part and bleeding and discharging liquid substances from her private part.

According to the lady in analysed report quoted from, she went to visit a man for a hook up and after she was dropped from his car, she started feeling pain which led to her condition. She said the unidentified man gave her money for upkeep in school.

This video has caused controversies in different foral as some said it was acted and therefore not real. Some said the lady in the video uses the video to gain fame.

But a journalist, Faysol Oluwakemi popularly known as DokiTomoye has done a fact check on the video and below was his finding….

1- Watch the video very well, it’s a cut and join clip.

2-look at the lady’s facial expressions, how can a person passing through that kind of pain or condition even have a dry face without any tears. 😁😁

3- Is the maggot increasing or disappearing? 😁

4- what’s the correlation of olive oil in this matter, and why was it robbed on her laps?

5- Watch from 1:10 of the video till the end.. Her voice was recorded separately.

6- Lastly, the question we should ask ourselves is that didn’t she have family, relatives or neighbours. Can the guy interviewing be the only person around her?

With these few points of mine, I hope I’ve been able to convince you that the above clip is nothing but acted 😁😁😁


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May 29 Inauguration: Tinubu’s Whereabouts Raise Controversy-Eaglessightnews

May 29 Inauguration: Tinubu’s whereabouts raise controversy

Ahead of the May 29 inauguration, questions on the whereabouts of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu have taken the centre stage.

It has become a norm in Nigeria for people of the upper echelon of government to keep the status of their health status secret even when this becomes a major concern for the country.

The dark clouds over the exact nature of the illness being suffered by the leaders always led to rumours and speculations from concerned Nigerians and members of the opposition.

This will also leave their aides, their political parties and party chieftains with the gargantuan task of managing the huge public relations crisis that would greet their absence.

Nigeria has been in this situation, not once, but twice, or even thrice.

For instance, the severity of the illness of former President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, was shrouded in secrecy even when he was airlifted out of Nigeria for medical treatment in November 2009.

Yar’Adua had always suffered some kind of sickness since May 29, 2007 when he became president. But the illness was kept out of the knowledge of Nigerians, until it was later speculated he had kidney problems and an ailment related to a heart condition.

This secrecy was one of the reasons he never formally transferred the presidential powers to his then vice-president, Goodluck Jonathan, a situation that sparked a constitutional crisis in the country.
There was a report that he collapsed after suffering a possible heart attack before being flown abroad was debunked and it was later reported that the former governor died of congestive heart failure, a chronic condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should.

Recall that on the 20th November 2010, Yar’Adua complained of chest pains and on 23rd November he boarded a plane to Saudi Arabia.

According to the then Presidency, the President had walked onto the plane himself but only a few persons: his wife, a few military personnel and flight crew, could ascertain this.

In a circumstance like this, the President is bound by the constitution (Section 145) to inform the Vice-President and the National Assembly in writing, about his movement, but he did not.

The President spent four-and-a-half months in Saudi Arabia with most Nigerians no longer believing stories being put out by his cronies as many thought he had died months ago.

Nigerians were told that Yar’Adua had returned to the country in the dead of the night of 24th February, 2011, two weeks after Jonathan was installed as Acting President. No one was to see the President, and no one saw him, not even Jonathan.

Turai Yar’adua, wife of the President and their minders, held Nigeria to ransom. They kept the President’s secret in sickness and in death.

In a similar case study but different ending, is the case of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Nigerian leader had on February 5, 2016, eight months after being sworn in, took his first medical trip to London, the United Kingdom. This time he spent six days between February 5 and 10. Buhari’s second medical trip would follow four months later on June 6, 2016. He spent 10 days treating an ear infection after which he rested for three extra days before returning on June 19, 2016.
On January 19, 2017, this time the President wrote to the Senate on taking a 10-day vacation back to London. Though the vacation was expected to start on January 23, 2017, he left Nigeria the same day and failed to return until 51 days after.

Just two months after he came back, on May 8, 2017, Buhari left Nigeria again to UK for medical attention and remained there till August 19, 2017, spending 104 days.

On September 21, 2017, he made a detour from the U.S. to the UK on medical grounds. He was there for four days.

Again, President Buhari returned to the UK for medical reasons on May 8, 2018, where he spent another four days. The stay was longer in March 2021. He was there for 15 days, having “routine medical check-up.”

In July 2021, he was in London again, this time he spent 14 days and on March 6, 2022, the President left again for London for a two-week medical trip, which lasted 12 days and so on. Buhari spent a total of about 237 days on medical trips to London.

Tax-payers’ money, in the tone of an estimated N1.1 to 5.4 billion was spent on landing, fuel, and parking charges on President Buhari’s medical trip and till date, no Nigerian can confidently say the very illness their president has been treating. They can only speculate.

Fast forward to 2023, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the 71-year-old presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, after the presidential election.

But one of the prevailing issues, even before the presidential election, was about his health. But the former Lagos helmsman has constantly denied being ill.

Although speculative, the president-elect has been undergoing treatment for a yet-to-revealed ailment in Paris, France since after the March 18 governorship and State Assembly election.
Rumours have it that Tinubu fell ill after the “hectic” electioneering that led to his emergence and the tension that surrounded the governorship election in Lagos State.

However, the president-elect and his camp have maintained that the former Lagos State Governor had travelled to Paris, and London to rest and plan the transition programme.

According to a statement by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, “Tinubu would also observe the lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia.

“After a very exhaustive campaign and election season, President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, has travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of May 29, 2023 inauguration.

“The President-elect decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London, preparatory to going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that begins Thursday.

“While away, the President-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme. He is expected back in the country soon.”

However, the statement, just like the ones issued by the aides of President Buhari in 2017, has not doused the speculations in the minds of Nigerians concerning the president-elect’s health.

While Buhari was away in one of his numerous medical trips, rumours were spread around the country that the President is dead.

The rumoured death of Buhari, which has been found to be false and without any proof, is often peddled by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Buhari had to personally dismiss the rumour of his death and being cloned in 2018 while speaking at a town hall session with Nigerians in Poland.

It’s the real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong,” the president had said.

“A lot of people hoped that I would die during my ill-health. Some even reached out to the vice-president to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead,” he added.

Speaking on the issue with DAILY POST, a former national Publicity Secretary of the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said the electorate should be blamed for the kind of leaders Nigeria gets.

According to him, “A nation deserves the type of leaders they want. Nigeria is sick and doesn’t want to accept that it is sick, so they prefer leaders who are sick.

“Our eyes were opened to the danger these sick leaders portend but we love them, that is why we elect them.

“Complaining about a spoiled situation is not the way to go but live with what we love the most.”

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JUST IN: UK Stops Recruiting Healthcare Workers from Nigeria, 53 Other(Full List)-Eaglesightnews

The United Kingdom has placed Nigeria on the red list of countries that should not be actively targeted for recruitment by health and social care employers.

This is coming one month after the World Health Organisation listed 55 countries, including Nigeria facing the most pressing health workforce challenges related to Universal Health Coverage.

The United Kingdom Government said Nigeria and other countries on the red list should not be actively targeted for recruitment by health and social care employers unless there was a government-to-government agreement.

According to the information obtained from the website of the UK government titled ‘Code of Practice for the international recruitment of Health and social care personnel in England,’ it said country identification follows the methodology contained in the 10-year review of relevance and effectiveness of the WHO global code of practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel.

“Consistent with the WHO Global Code of Practice principles and articles, and as explicitly called for by the WHO Global Code of Practice 10-year review, the listed countries should be prioritised for health personnel development and health system-related support, provided with safeguards that discourage active international recruitment of health personnel.

“Countries on the list should not be actively targeted for recruitment by health and social care employers, recruitment organisations, agencies, collaborations, or contracting bodies unless there is a government-to-government agreement in place to allow managed recruitment undertaken strictly in compliance with the terms of that agreement.

“Countries on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards list are graded red in the code. If a government-to-government agreement is put in place between a partner country, which restricts recruiting organisations to the terms of the agreement, the country is added to the amber list.”

It said if a country was not on the red or amber list, then it is green.

The amber countries where international recruitment is only permitted in compliance with the terms of the government-to-government agreement are Kenya and Nepal.

It added that active recruitment is permitted from green-graded countries where there is a government-to-government agreement with the UK in place for international health and care workforce recruitment.

“Green-graded countries without a government-to-government agreement with the UK are not published in the code of practice for England.

“The government-to-government agreement may set parameters, implemented by the country of origin, for how UK employers, contracting bodies, recruitment organisations, agencies, and collaborations recruit. These organisations are encouraged to recruit on the terms of the government-to-government agreement.

“The green country list will be updated as new government-to-government agreements are signed with the UK. It is recommended employers, contracting bodies, recruitment organisations, agencies, and collaborations regularly check the list for updates prior to embarking on any recruitment campaign.

“Green-graded countries with a government-to-government agreement for managing international health and care workforce recruitment are India, Malaysia, Philippines, and Sri Lanka,” it added.


The countries placed on the red list of ‘No active recruitment’ in alphabetical order are Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia.

Other countries are Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Republic of Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Six States Account For 447 Suspected Cholera Cases In Nigeria – NCDC

Six states account for 447 suspected cholera cases in Nigeria – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, on Monday, said six states account for 447 suspected cholera cases reported in the country

NCDC made the disclosure on its official website, noting that the cases were reported in weeks 5 to 9 of 2023.

The figures released showed that Cross River had (397), Zamfara (25), Ebonyi (11), Abia (9), Bayelsa (3) and Kano (2).

The agency, however, said 12 states have reported suspected cholera cases since the beginning of 2023, noting that they include Abia, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Sokoto and Zamfara.

The NCDC said that as of March 5, a total of 922 suspected cases, including 32 deaths (CFR 3.5%), were reported from the 12 States in 2023, including Cross River (16), Ebonyi (six), Abia (six), Niger (two), Zamfara (one) and Bayelsa (one).

The NCDC’s epidemiological report showed that of all the cases recorded since the beginning of 2023, Cross River state accounted for 70 per cent of the cumulative cases across the country, with 647 cases.

The agency further revealed that Cross River’s 16 deaths, accounted for 50 per cent of all cholera deaths in the country.

“National multi-sectoral Cholera Technical Working Group continues to monitor response across states,” the NCDC added.

It noted that of the suspected cases since the beginning of 2023, the age group above 45 years is the most affected for males and females.

The NCDC said that of all suspected cases, 54 per cent were males and 46 per cent, females.

The World Health Organisation defined cholera as an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with Vibrio cholera bacteria.

The WHO said that people can get sick when they swallow food or water contaminated with cholera bacteria.

The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe and life-threatening.

The global health body revealed that about one in 10 people with cholera will experience severe symptoms, which, in the early stages, include, profuse watery diarrhoea, sometimes described as “rice-water stools”, vomiting, thirst, leg cramps and restlessness or irritability. Punch reports.


PICTORIAL:Deji Ola, Friends Clean Up Ibadan, Raise Awareness On Proper Waste Disposal

Deji Ola, Friends clean up Ibadan, raise awareness on proper waste disposal

Comrade Deji Ola, on Saturday, alongside some friends under the auspices of Friends of Deji Ola, engaged in a clean-up exercise and environmental awareness at Bodija International Market in Ibadan North Local Government Area.

The exercise, which started around Bodija Ojurin, covered the main market, Kara and some other parts of the market.

Members of the NGO were seen holding play cards with different inscriptions like; Our Community is our Treasure, Keep it Clean, Clean spaces, happy faces, keep your Ibadan clean, dispose your refuse properly, Clean communities, healthy citizens, Attract friends, not flies etc.

The Convener, Comrade Deji Ola, who is also the Personal Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde’s Chief of Staff expressed his gratitude to the volunteers for their contribution to the creation of an environmental friendly atmosphere in the state.

Speaking further, Ola emphasised the importance of sanitation in our community noting that ‘cleanliness is next to Godliness’

He also explained how effective the awareness is with the rate of responses from commuters, market men and women and other passers by.

“We shall continue to compliment the efforts of the state Government in our own little way as a little effort towards saving the environment is better than no effort” he reiterated.

He also specially appreciated Mr Tobi Oyewunmi, the Special Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on sports development for joining them during that important activity noting that, the NGO shall continue to collaborate with all interested individuals and corporate organizations on their efforts to achieve their aims and objectives.

One Mrs Sidikat who is a Trader in the market appreciated the teeming volunteers for the wonderful initiative while also encouraging them never to feel discouraged as their genuine intentions is worthy of applause from all well meaning Nigerians.


PHOTOS:Why Men Have Morning Erections

Why Men Have Morning Erections

Every morning, it is not only the sun that rises.

Morning wood or nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) are morning erections men experience.
Even doctors are not sure why. Some people think sexual stimulation or needing to pee causes morning wood but this is not true.

These erection happens even when men are sleeping and it doesn’t mean they are having a sexual dream. An erection can last for up to two hours while he is sleeping.

Waking up to an erection is a good thing. Plus, most erections will go down a few minutes after waking up.

If you have an erect penis when you wake up, it means there is a healthy supply of blood to the penis, it also means getting an erection when awake won’t be hard for you – did you get the pun?

Anyway, if you do not get morning erections anymore then you should be worried. It could be a sign of erectile dysfunction.

A man’s military hand holds a banana on a gray background.

Several theories exist about why erections happen here are some of them;

Touching your partner’s body while asleep
Sleeping next to your partner and touching their body can cause you to have an erection. even when you are sleeping, your body might just be responding to them.

High testosterone
When you wake up, your testosterone is at an all-time high, the high level of testosterone can cause morning erections.

Brain relaxation
In the daytime, your body suppresses spontaneous erections. At night you can have as many erections as you want because you are so relaxed and your body releases less of the hormone inhibiting erections.

Men start experiencing morning erection from as early as 7 years old till they are about 70.

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I Do Not Have A Sickle Cell Disease-Phyno Clarifies

Nigerian indigenous rapper, Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, also known as Phyno has denied reports that he has sickle cell disease.

Phyno made the clarification in a tweet on Wednesday.

A fan identified as Ele Peter had in a tweet alleged that his love for the singer tripled when she found out that he had sickle cell.

She wrote, “ Since I heard Phyno has sickle cell the love tripled, I pray God grants him the strength to keep fighting.”

Reacting, Phyno wrote, “ Lol. No, I do not have sickle cell. Love to everyone fighting it though.

Waste Evacuation: Oyo Govt Confirms Verification of 120 Private Waste Collectors

Waste Evacuation: Oyo Govt Confirms Verification of 120 Private Waste Collectors

…introduces a more robust door-to-door waste management architecture

The Oyo State Government, today, announced that One-hundred and twenty private waste collectors have been verified, adding that they will work with the new waste management consultant.

This Honourable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, dropped the hint during a live programme on a radio station in Ibadan. 

Olatubosun argued that the new Zero Waste Zero Budget Initiative, driven by Mottainai Recycling Ltd, was aimed at bringing genuine PSPs into the sector, which will relieve the government of the huge burden in the State’s waste management. 

Dr. Olatubosun said the Oyo State Government did not embark on a solo operation, as adequate consultation was made with Private Sector Participants (PSPs) and other stakeholders before the PSPs were asked to reapply.

“Before embarking on this verification process, the State government consulted all PSPs”, he said.

Speaking further, Olatubosun said that the newly verified waste collectors will commence door-to-door waste collection and evacuation across the state this month, to augment the work already being done by Mottainai Recycling Ltd in mopping up the medians.

Olatubosun also said this new development confirms that the State Government and PSPs, are not at loggerheads over the introduction of Zero Waste Zero Budget Initiative.

He added that the verification exercise came barely three months after the State Government terminated the contract of PSPs in the state, saying most of them do not have capacities to manage the waste generated in the state.

Olatubosun said: “We want to reassure you that the new waste consultant, Mottainai Recycling Ltd, is an experienced waste manager. With the recently verified PSPs, they will consolidate the Oyo State Government’s waste management architecture. Everybody must work together to keep Oyo State clean.”

The Commissioner further asserted that the new policy is aimed at managing, protecting and sustaining development of Oyo State waste and landfill sector. 

Olatubosun therefore urged the verified waste collectors to be ready for work and set aside any misgivings, assuring them of Government’s support to achieve a cleaner Oyo State.

Just In: Nollywood Actor, Odunlade Gets Ogun State Appointment

BREAKING: Nollywood Actor, Odunlade Gets Ogun State Appointment

Eagle’s Sight News reports that Odunlade Adekola, a Nollywood super star, has gotten an appointment as the Ogun State Government’s ambassador for health insurance.

His appointment was disclosed by Dr Tomi Coker, the state’s commissioner for health, during a health insurance scheme event on Monday at the Ogun State Health Insurance Agency in Abeokuta.

The action, according to Coker, was a continuation of the February 6, 2022, formal introduction of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund and Health Insurance for the Informal Sector.

Coker said, “The health insurance scheme has multiple schemes in one basket. We have registered 50, 000 vulnerable people in the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund and the Health insurance for the informal sector running actively since its formal launch by Governor Dapo Abiodun in February.”

The Commissioner opined that the Adekola was beckoned as the Ogun State Health Insurance brand ambassador due to his fame, brilliance and impact in the movie industry, adding that he’s capable of influencing the promotion and engaging the general public in the insurance process.

Just In:Former Head Of State Reportedly Flown Abroad Over Serious Health Issue

The Former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has been seriously ill, and reportedly flown abroad several news media confirmed including Thisday

TAs captured from daily post ,the retired Army General may have suffered partial stroke.

Abubakar was reportedly flown out of Nigeria about three weeks ago for medical treatment.

He was first flown to Dubai in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) but now at a hospital in the United Kingdom (UK).

Abubakar was accompanied by his wife and former First Lady, Justice Fati Abubakar.

His in-law and Niger Governor, Abubakar Bello left the country after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary to visit him.

It was further gathered the National Peace Committee (NPC) Chairman is in a stable condition as doctors continue to monitor him..

Waste Management: Oyo Govt. Gives Condition For Re-Engagement As Over 197 Waste Collectors…

Waste Management: Over 197 Waste Collectors Re-Apply for PSP Job in Oyo State

Govt Gives Conditions for Re-Engagement

The Oyo State Government has revealed that over One Hundred and Ninety-Seven (197) waste collectors have applied for the renewal contract of PSPs.

This was revealed today by the Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Abiodun Oni in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

It would be recalled that the State Government recently terminated the appointment of PSPs due to the poor service delivery of waste collection, citing an instance of heaps of refuse experienced everywhere in the state which are prime breeding sites for communicable diseases.

Hence, the need to take holistic measures that would create a turnaround in the Environment Sector, while also announcing the appointment of Mottanai Recycling as the State’s waste Management consultant.

In the statement Hon. Abiodun Oni emphasized that the Oyo State government’s mandate is to ensure that its citizens stay in a clean and safe environment.

Mr. Abiodun Oni however said, “reapplication does not necessarily mean automatic re-engagement, as the criteria for re-engagement must be met to achieve the cleanliness and efficiency deserving of our citizens”.

“Planting of trees, cleanliness of the environment is of great concern. It would be of the interest of the people if willing to accept the government’s disposition to waste management”, he added.

Oni further urged residents to take on some responsibilities particularly by fighting against wrong attitude to waste disposal in the state, adding that the menace would be conquered in no distant time.

While admitting the new drive, Mr. Abiodun Oni stressed that this administration would not relent its efforts in ensuring the success of the new architecture system on waste management in the state which he said is aimed at having and maintaining a clean and safe environment.

He stated that the said time had come for residents to appreciate and adopt the state government’s programme on waste management which in the long run would be beneficial to all

The statement stressed further that the Ministry in conjunction with its waste management consultant, Mottanai Recycling would be embarking on an emergency clean-up campaign exercise which will also mandate the appointed waste collectors to embark on household door to door collection of wastes.

Consequently, the State government has embarked on enforcement in its bid to ensure success of the emergency clean up exercise. 

“To this end, there shall be no indiscriminate dumping of wastes on road medians and other open spaces”, Oni added.

Furthermore, residents, Traders and business owners are expected to pay promptly their apportioned waste bills to at least be responsible for the wastes they generate, which is part of their civic responsibilities.

Oyo Govt Partners UCH To Train Ambulance Medical Team 

Oyo Govt Partners UCH to Train Ambulance Medical Team 

…As Oyo Wins NEWMAP Award

The Oyo State Government in collaboration with the University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Wednesday commenced a three-day capacity building on Basic Life Support for State’s Ambulance Medical Team.

The training, which was organized to improve emergency operations with focus on resuscitation of cardiopulmonary victims, both within and outside health facilities in all the nooks and crannies of the state. 

The Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Taiwo Ladipo, while speaking at the workshop held in Ibadan, admonished the medical team to seek relevant knowledge to further enhance effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation operations. 

The Commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusoji Alaruru Adeyanju, said it is essential for doctors and nurses to be time conscious and give appropriate health care during resuscitation.

“The relationship between the Oyo state government and University College Hospital, is second to none that is why we have experts from the college to train our health workers today”.

“Training is important and every health worker is expected to undergo training once in two years because knowledge acquired in 2019 might not be sufficient in 2022”.

“Cardiac arrest happens within five to six minutes, this is why the state’s medical ambulance team has to be proactive in order to rescue the victims”.

Also speaking, the Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr. Gbolahan Abass, explained that medical teams and ambulances have been stationed at the entry points in Ibadan and strategic places in the state for quick response in case of emergency.

He maintained that two medical personnel were selected across health facilities as participants, while these personnel are expected to train their colleagues for them to respond effectively to cases of cardiac arrest in various health facilities.

“We have 65 participants attending the workshop selected from General and State hospitals, including representatives from the emergency units of these facilities”.

In her remarks, the Coordinator, Prof. Oluwole Adebo Continuing Professional Development Center, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Mrs. Rukayat Popoola, said that an effective resuscitation service for victims of cardiopulmonary must be an operational priority in every hospital.

She harped on the need for provision of qualitative and effective cardiopulmonary service, which according to her could be achieved through staff training and regular upgrade.

Mrs.Popoola called for the inclusion of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the curriculum for medical students in higher institutions of learning for them to have in-depth knowledge on how to carry out cardiac resuscitation efficiently.

In another development, Oyo State Government received the Best performing state in Administration award among the 23 Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP, participating states in Nigeria. 

In his address at the ceremony, the Minister of Environment, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi represented by his Special Assistant, Alh. Abdullahi Abdullahi stated that NEWMAP was established by the Federal Government in collaboration with the World Bank and its partner agencies in 2012 to address the menace of gully erosion and other forms of land degradation as well enhance the livelihood of beneficiary Communities in 23 states.

The Oyo State NEWMAP Project Coordinator, Engr Omowumi Yakubu appreciated the World Bank and the Federal Ministry of Environment for considering Oyo State worthy and the opportunity given to the State Government to enhance the well-being of its people.  

The Project Coordinator said he dedicated the award to the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his unrelenting support on Newmap implementation in the State which prompted the success story recorded on the project in various communities across Oyo State.

PHOTOS:Makinde Commissions Renal Dialysis, High Dependency…

PHOTOS:Makinde Commissions Renal Dialysis, High Dependency Units, Others In Oyo Hospitals

Eagle’s Sight News can authoratively report that the Oyo State Gov. Engr Seyi Makinde has commissioned the Renal Dialysis Centre set up with support from the Global Fund and
Chief Tunde Afolabi High Dependency Unit set up with support from the family of Prof. Afolabi.

This is confirmed from the governor’s statement posted on his social media handles .

According to Makinde:

“Today, we were at the Ring Road State Hospital, Adeoyo, Ibadan, to commission the: Renal Dialysis Centre set up with support from the Global Fund and Chief Tunde Afolabi High Dependency Unit set up with support from the family of Prof. Afolabi.

“We also commissioned the Diabetes Screening and Treatment Centre built by Lions Club International District 404B-1. We then inspected the new 64-Slice CT Scanner installed by our administration at the Ring Road State Hospital.

“Thereafter, we visited 5 recently renovated Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs); Elebu PHC, Ikumapayi PHC, Irefin Babasale PHC, Oke Are PHC and Odo Ona Elewe PHC. All 299 PHCs renovated across Oyo State will be fully equipped and staffed. Makinde added.

Monkeypox: Nigeria Intensifies Surveillance To Prevent Outbreak

Monkey Pox: Nigeria Intensifies Surveillance To Prevent Monkeypox Outbreak

The Nigerian government is working with stakeholders to intensify surveillance and prevent the outbreak of monkeypox.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Abubakar, made the disclosure on Friday in Abuja daily post reported.

The official said the points of entry for wildlife were under scrutiny while awareness among hunting communities is ongoing.

He noted that the disease could affect farmers and cause low agricultural production and productivity if unchecked.

Abubakar advised the public to avoid contact with animals that are sick, found dead, and their items.

The minister called for increased hygiene, hand washing and the use of alcohol based sanitizers after contact with infected animals or humans.

He assured Nigerians and foreign countries of continued collaboration with relevant sectors to promptly contain the disease in the event of an outbreak.

Monkeypox, first detected in 1958 in monkeys and rodents, is now transmissble to man and other animals. The symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, and exhaustion.

MonkeyPox: UK Confirms Infection In Traveler From Nigeria[About Monkeypox, Read In Full]

Eagle’s Sight News reports that the UK government has confirmed a monkey pox infection in an unidentified individual who traveled from Nigeria to England.

As contained in Newslodge reports,the infection, which was reported by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)it is believed to have been contracted in Nigeria before the patient arrived in the UK.

Without disclosing the patient’s identity, the UKHSA, in a post on the UK government’s official website, said on Saturday that the patient is receiving care in an infectious disease unit.

He added that experts in collaboration with colleagues from the National Health Service (NHS) in England are working together to contact people who have been close to patients to reduce a possible spread of infection.


“The patient is receiving care in the infectious disease expert unit at St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London.

“As a precautionary measure, UKHSA experts are working closely with NHS colleagues and will be reaching out to people who might have come in close contact with the individual to provide information and health advice.

“This includes contacting multiple passengers who traveled in close proximity to the patient on the same flight to the UK. People without symptoms are not considered infectious but, as a precaution, those who have been in close proximity are being contacted to ensure that if they do get sick, they can be treated quickly. If passengers are not contacted, then there is no action for them to take.”

Confirming the development, Nicholas Price, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “The patient is being treated in our specialist isolation unit at St Thomas’ Hospital by expert clinical staff with strict infection prevention procedures.

“This is a good example of how the National High Impact Infectious Diseases Network and the UKHSA are working closely together to respond quickly and effectively to these sporadic cases.”

More about the infection

Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections at UKHSA, Colin Brown, further explained that “Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people. It is usually a mild self-limited illness, and most people recover within a few weeks. However, serious illness can occur in some people.

“The infection can spread when someone is in close contact with an infected person; however, there is a very low risk of transmission to the general population.”

“Initial symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion. A rash can develop, often starting on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body. The rash changes and goes through different stages before finally forming a scab, which then falls off.”

He added that the UKHSA and the NHS have well-established and robust infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious diseases and these will be strictly followed.

About monkeypox

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a smallpox-like illness occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence the name” monkey pox”.

The first human case of monkeypox was reported in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during a period of intensifying efforts to eliminate smallpox.

Since then, cases of monkeypox have been reported in people from several other West and Central African countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, and Sierra Leone.

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97 Percent Of Nigerians Still At Risk Of Malaria, Complications – Expert

97 Percent Of Nigerians Still At Risk Of Malaria, Complications – Expert

The Executives Secretary, Yobe State Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Babagana Kundi Machina has said despite the fact that Malaria is the most common preventable public health problem in Nigeria, about 97 percent of people in the country are still at the risk of its infections and complications.

In a recent update captured by eaglessightnews from daily post, Dr Babangana stated this while briefing newsmen in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on the commemoration of the 2022 edition of World Malaria Day.

According to him, “children under the age of five and pregnant women at high risk, Malaria is the commonest cause of absenteeism from school, office, farms and markets, among others, resulting in lower productivity.

“In addition to the direct health impact, it exerts a huge social and economic burden on our communities and country. Billions of Naira are lost to malaria annually in form of treatment cost, prevention and loss of man hours”, Machina said.

“Yobe State has made huge progress in the fight against malaria since 2013, resulting in a significant reduction in malaria burden across the State.

“In 2019, Yobe State Government and its partners distributed two million, two hundred thousand (2.2M) Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) through mass campaigns across the 17 LGAs of the State.

“Similarly, this year, Yobe State Government, National Malaria Elimination Programme, (NMEP) and other Malaria partners have concluded plans for Mass Insecticide Treated Nets replacement campaign scheduled from July – August 2022 in all the 17 LGAs”, he said.

” The State, along with NMEP and partners, have also planned to conduct a third round of Seasonal Malaria Chemo-prevention (SMC) across 17 LGAs.

All these preventive measures are to protect our people from the scourge of malaria in communities and also to reduce morbidity and mortality among children under five years and pregnant mothers,” he added.

“He called on all critical stakeholders in the fight against the killer disease to double efforts and encourage the private sector to commit more resources to support the fight against malaria.

“The huge resources required to combat malaria in the country can only be effectively mobilized with the contributions of both the Government, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners, philanthropists and the private sector”, he stated.

Increasing Fossil Fuel Production Will Make Earth Almost Uninhabitable – Global coalition

Increasing Fossil Fuel Production Will Make Earth Almost Uninhabitable – Global coalition

The Global Climate and Health Alliance has issued its position on the Mitigation of Climate Change report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The communique proposes drastic action to provide humanity with a chance to limit overall global warming to within Paris Agreement targets.

In a statement last Tuesday, the global coalition of health professionals and health civil society organizations said the report could not be more explicit.

Executive Director Jeni Miller urged leaders worldwide to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and transition to clean, renewable energy.

Miller demanded that all sectors, governments and businesses immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The official said the war in Ukraine and its repercussions further highlight the urgent need to navigate away from activities that put people’s health and lives at risk.

“During his April 4th speech, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterrez made clear that countries that are increasing fossil fuel production are ‘dangerous radicals’.

“If we continue to tolerate this radical behaviour that flies in the face of robust, consensus scientific evidence, we would condemn our children, and the generations that follow, to a planet that is close to uninhabitable.”

Miller noted that by putting health and equity at the centre of climate policy making, governments can deliver policies that garner widespread support and maximise returns on investment.

The director said policies that reduce emissions can also deliver cleaner air and water, healthier diets, more livable cities, and transportation systems designed to benefit the people’s health.

The coalition charged citizens hold their governments to account by demanding climate action and advised leaders to summon the courage “to step away from business as usual”.

Signs That Could Mean Danger In Pregnancy – Physician Counsels

Signs That Could Mean Danger In Pregnancy – Physician Counsels

A physician, Dr Olakunle Moteemi has called on expectant mothers to always watch out for warning signs that may negatively affect their pregnancies as it progresses.

Dr Moteemi during an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday said although the pregnancy period is to be enjoyed by mothers, the prevailing economic circumstances in the country, have made it a difficult time for some women

The physician disclosed that some signs may be bad news and portend danger to the mother and the growing foetus.

He explaine that “the warning signs in pregnancy can be, not feeling the baby kick, vaginal bleeding with or without tummy pain, massive swelling in the legs and face, feeling of short breath or extreme tiredness always.”

He said, “Not feeling the baby kick, could mean that the baby is in distress and without acting fast by going to the hospital, the baby may die inside the womb without the mother knowing.

“Having vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is never something to take for granted. In early pregnancy, it could be a sign of a miscarriage. In late pregnancy, it could be a sign of abnormal separation of the placenta or bleeding from a low-lying placenta. These are serious conditions that require urgent care.

“Mild swelling of the legs is common in pregnancy. But massive leg swelling or swelling of the face needs to be checked.

Lastly, feeling extremely tired or short of breath in pregnancy may be a sign of low blood level.”

While cautioning that the signs should not be taken lightly, he explained that such symptoms should prompt expectant mothers to see a doctor immediately.

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