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Reasons Why President Muhammadu Buhari and co Seek Medical Care Abroad

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The notion "health is wealth" is not just an assertion to the rich as against the poor who placed survival first, it is rather a do or do affair. In essence, the rich people "World Leaders", "Business Moguls", "Celebrities" seems to spend more money checking and rechecking their health status periodically. Due to the differences in the level of development across countries, people choose either to seek medical care within or outside their locals. The case of African leaders is a pointer to the level of their structural health imbalances which amongst other grant them the peripheral seat as used by Immanuel Wallerstein. In simplicity, there are many developed nations of today (Cuba, America, United Kingdom, Malaysia, India, Israel...) which are way ahead of others (sub-Saharan Africa in particular) by standard of health care service and its delivery to urban-rich, urban-poor, rural-rich, and rural-poor. READ ALSO; Innovations Sustaining

Eighteen (18) Things to Manifest in Nigeria Before 2018 Runs Out

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The journey of 365days usually begins with one second, ticking from the month of January and definitely stopping in the month of December with so much drama to talk about in between. The year 2017 like other outdated years has come and gone with jaw-breaking experiences in Nigeria under the rule of the change advocators. However, as fresh as the year 2018 is, it has also come with its own drama visible to the blind and in fact, audible to the deaf. In essence, lots of activities, both good and bad would manifest this year to individuals, private and public establishments, as well as the society at large. Naturally, these things would be recorded - births, deaths, seasonal change, and all sorts. On the other hand, there lie other things to manifest this year in Nigeria without natural inclinations. Few of which manifestations are: Economic recovery Mr President's health challenges Deaths of strong political opposition at key levels Lies and deception at the highest leve

Facts Surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s "Controversial" Second Term Bid

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It is no longer news that President Buhari eyes a second term bid just like his predecessors in the history of Nigeria except for the case of untimely death. This public declaration of Mr President has generated a lot of controversies among different categories of people – intelligentsias, politicians, business mogul and the general masses.  The first direct attack on this second term bid can be traced to an open letter served by Ovation International CEO “Mr Dele Momodu”. In case you are not familiar with the letter, the bottom line of the statement he made was that Mr President should let go of the second term bid stating that majority of the frontiers were just against the Realities of Today . He noted clearly that it would be more dignifying i.e. grace saving to leave the helms of Nigeria’s affairs without further harm or accident to the general masses and the state of the economy. The embodiment of his letter is similar to a letter served by Obasanjo to Goodluck Jonathan. 

Ten Awkward Lifestyles of "Yahoo Boys" Worth Neglecting to the CORE

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As promised earlier on a post on this blog "Why Yahoo Boys Lifestyle is all You Need to Win Big in Life" to uncover the awkward lifestyles of Yahoo boy worth neglecting to the core amidst the good attitude itemized earlier, I now publish this for your reading and digestion. In essence, the operations, activities and actions of Yahoo boys reflect; the good, the bad and the ugly side. Justice has been made on the good side of these folks worth emulating while the bad and the ugly side will be discussed in this article. Basically, the awkward lifestyles of newbie and long-time Yahoo boys are as follows; Binge drinking of alcohol/spirits Lavish spending on luxuries Quest for money at all cost Womanizing Heavy smoking of any kind - cigarette, shisha, kanaku, skunk, weed... Excessive use of narcotic drugs  Immoral dress sense Clubbing every now and then Zero regards for tomorrow Zero regards for the family name. Without mincing words, 90% of Yahoo boys/men t

How to know whether you are Underweight or Overweight??

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Improving body composition is essential to developing and maintaining optimal health. To measure body composition, Body Mass Index (BMI) has been regarded as a standard means of measurement. BMI is an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat and bone) in an individual and as a result categorize that same person as either underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese in correlation with the attained value. BMI is therefore most common and simplest way to determine if you are underweight or overweight, as it only make use of the individual's Weight and Height. BMI is defined as follows: ratio of body weight to height² According to this  formulae,  it is believed that  a person  with a high weight  in relation to  height has a higher BMI and vice versa. Various studies support the fact that an increased BMI invariably means an increased risk of various cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, stroke etc. After knowing the BMI, it is necessary to  know

How to Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at all Cost in Nigeria

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The wave of Coronavirus Disease popularly known as COVID-19 has been unimaginable across the globe. What happened to the powerful nations of the world like the United States, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain within the span of four months during these times are disheartening to the core. Developing nations like Nigeria and other parts of Africa had a very mild experience of the global pandemic. At the comprehensive level, the pandemic has successfully turned the year (2020) upside down on all grounds. Economies have crashed. Mortality rates have increased drastically. Unemployment rate has been jaw-dropping. Businesses have collapsed. Religious homes have been shut down to mention but a few. In order to contain this dreadful disease, public sensitization at all levels of society is important. The guidelines created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as a point of sensitization in today's world, Nigeria is no exceptio

Entrepreneurial Options for Making 2017 Count in Nigeria's Recession Period

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Year 2016 like no other in Nigerian history is marked with a shocking twist in her economic fate under the anticipated governance of All Progressive Congress (APC). Although, the situation "economic recession" was a global phenomenon at that terrain but its (global) reaction and people's experience remains worrisome, particularly in Nigeria. Recession clothing comes with numerous unworthy accomplices that need adequate attention by rural poor, urban poor, rural rich and urban rich.  Such accomplices are; Inflation, Poor Standard of Living, High Cost of Living, Abject Poverty, Health Risk Factor, Increasing Crime Rate... Regardless of any/all these highlighted accomplices, sustenance and survival seem a highly essential thing craved by all because heaven is far from reach for an Average African man. Thus, the situation at hand requires diverse coping mechanism within (self-discovery) and outside (government intervention) the dwellers reach. Prominently, 21st

Natural Solutions for Diabetes Mellitus (popularly called Diabetes)

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Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, has become a very common health problem. There are two main types of diabetes- type 1 diabetes in which the body does not produce insulin and type 2 diabetes in which the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced does not work properly i.e. not being able to use up excess glucose in the body. Some of the common symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight loss (even though you are eating more), excessive thirst, increased urination, cut and bruises that are slow to heal and blurred vision. While there is no cure for diabetes, with your blood sugar level under control you can live a totally normal life. There are various natural remedies for diabetes that will help you control your blood sugar level; Manage your weight: Excess fat, particularly stored around the abdomen, can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes. READ ALSO; Globally Celebrated

Nigerian Youths, Why Do Drugs?

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The word drugs means different things to different people in different settings. Drugs as used in this article doesn't refer to the medicine prescribed by the medical doctors for one ailment or the other. It is simply the element used by an individual to energize, slow down, pump action, get high, cool off e.t.c. Examples of these drugs are; Colorado, Loud, Marijuana, Gum, Codeine, Refnol to mention but a few. These drugs are sniffed, drank or smoked which naturally comes with its side-effects. READ ALSO: How to Make the New Nigeria Possible What worries me more is the rate of drugs use by youths in this present age as against my days as a teenager. These youths now do drugs excessively with the notion of enjoying themselves. What happens to family gatherings? What happens to friends get-together? What happens to the midnight calls? What happens to tourism? What a shame we find ourself in this mess of excessive drug abuse! Some parents are contributors by being reckless in raising

#Silouhettechallenge everywhere: Where do we go from here?

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Technology no doubt brought good tidings to the world by making the world closer and making things easier to do. On the other end, this same technology has been successfully interrupting existing status quo, especially cultural standards. In some nations where they preach and practice liberalism, it isn't a worry for them but a continent like Africa naturally despise such behavioural displays in the public arena. Although, what Nigerians have traditionally frowned at is gradually becoming the order of the day, today. All these can be publicly seen in dress codes, hair styles/cut, music genre and all, thanks to the internet.  The internet no doubt quite useful but it's porosity is gradually becoming a major issue, especially through the #onlinechallenges rolled out every now and then. There are good online challenges (on food, health, exercises...) put together by celebrities for cultural enrichment. However, there are those online challenges threatening to pluck out one's e

Twenty (20) Important Lessons from the First Half of the Year 2020

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The year 2020 has been a year praised long before its presence in Nigeria. Remember “Vision 2020”. If we had known this is what we have in stock, we would have changed the vision a long time ago. The year met us unguarded and shocked the entire world with the outbreak of Coronavirus disease leading to unexpected circumstances affecting all and sundry. It is worth saying that hunger virus also attacked many Nigerians during the lockdown session of Coronavirus outbreak. Some people lost their lives. Some lost their beloved ones. Some lost their jobs partly while some lost it completely. At the extreme, some people lost their focus. Read Also: How to Play Safe on any Date with New Found Love of Yours Positively, some people have successfully risen above the waters. This is why the saying “opportunity exist in every situation” is appropriate. What then are the important lessons from the first six months in the year 2020 filled with opportunities, shocks, disruptions, pains to mention b

Four Medical Conditions that Needs Constant Care than HIV/AIDS Today

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Basically, the most feared virus or medical status by human existence is Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) without belittling the likes of Ebola Virus, Lassa Fever, Zika Virus and lots more viruses that have rocked, shaken and threatened the continuity of human being. Regardless of these medical conditions` and its prowess, there lie four basic medical conditions that need constant care than HIV/AIDS.  The existence of these four basic medical conditions seems way older than the discovery of HIV/AIDS alongside other viral viruses/diseases, but, with adequate care, the situation can be managed, controlled and outlived. On the contrary, the lackadaisical attitude of the carrier towards the condition can only lead to sudden breakdown (leading to public disgrace at times) or a demise of the carrier prematurely or unexpectedly.  However, the basic four medical conditions described above are; Ulcer, Asthma, Diabetes Mellitus, and Rheuma

Why Venture into Things that Threatens your Freedom

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Naturally, every human being is born free at any point in time anywhere in the world but the laid down procedure in such society can, therefore, manipulate the freedom into another thing entirely. In this case, the clan or group one comes from in a society determines to an extent whether the individual is totally free, partially free or a slave.  Freedom in whatever form is, therefore, nature in the making but it can also be seized, threatened or suspended by one’s dealing – day to day activities or by the society one lives in. although, a threat to one’s freedom by the society might seem in obscurity due to the human rights guaranteed in the constitution of the land but, in the real sense – such freedom can be threatened/seized by the leading authority of the land. This notion brings the quote of President Idi Amin’s of Uganda necessary “Freedom of Speech is Free but Freedom after Speech I can’t assure you. In the same vein, the current hate speech campaign by APC government

Why “Female Nurses” Experience Marital Crises Today

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The lifetime commitment between a man and a woman in the name of “Marriage” has proven very difficult to manage in this 21st century, particularly among several professions. One can, therefore, say categorically that the problem is not profession-related basically because “the profession does not make itself but rather the people in it”. In this vein, the profession of interest in this article revolves around the medical practitioners – precisely the “female Nurses”. Nursing as a profession today is a highly reputable course by the global standard which has also won itself a high pedigree among other health practitioners today.  However, it is apparently pitiful that the body that cares so much for another soul still finds it very difficult to care for its own or be cared for without any complications. In the real sense today, female Nurses tend to experience marital crises every now and then (pause, take a look around you). The BIG question now is;  Why is this scenario hap

With the Look of things Today, this Occurrence Might End the World Soon

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As at today, there seems to be many questions left unanswered that keeps pushing intellectual people to think thoroughly outside the box. So far, regardless of their level of intelligent quotient, thought pattern and the pool of material resources, the result (answer) remains in obscurity. One of the unanswerable questions of the moment is; When will this World end? When will this World stop breathing? or better put, Can this World seize to exist?

Why Ojude-Oba Celebration in Ijebu-Ode Carries More Weight than Other Regions in Ogun State

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Ojude-Oba celebration is a day of joy pertaining to Ogun State (precisely the Ijebu region) which usually occur some days after Ileya festival depending on the region’s calendar. Some regions celebrate their Ojude- Oba after three days of Ileya festival, some after two days, while some after the Ileya festival e.t.c.  For the benefit and sake of non-Ijebu indigenes, Ojude-Oba celebration is precisely a day set aside to dine and wine (i.e. celebration of life) with the king of a particular area in Ijebu and also to promote the cultural heritage of the land. For more clarity, diverse social groups (Bobakeye, Bobagbimo, Bobagunte, Regbe Regbe...) in the land known and accepted by the King assemble to celebrate the traditional values of the land via choreography, dancing, singing, eulogizing e.t.c. READ ALSO; Why Ijebu-Ode will not Experience Desired Development Anytime Soon Without mincing word, this act of celebration in Ijebu land can be dated back to the 18th century

Why Gossip Bloggers get more than they Bargain for TODAY

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Blogging as a lifestyle or form of business has enveloped within itself many dimensions people can focus on, in order to pass the desired message across to an audience. The dimension at which bloggers focus on differs based on one's interest - sports, technology, news, food, lifestyle, education, health, relationship, entertainment or gossip respectively. Basically, all these dimensions form the basis for blogging while it is also possible for a blog to encapsulate different dimensions (aside gossip) trying to educate its audience on what is happening in all walk of life. Such is the case of Realities of Today's Blog .  However, writing in the name of "blogging" has the tendency of exposing the author(s) or the site owner to different form of attacks - abuse (verbal/physical), law suit, imprisonment at the extreme as a result of publishing inaccurate news about people's lives, organization or a particular government. Among the platforms enlisted earli