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Myths, misconceptions major challenges of Family Planning – Expert

Dr Ejike Oji, the Chairman of the Technical Management Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP) says myths and misconceptions around modern contraceptives prevent women from commencing or continuing the use of Family Planning (FP) methods in Nigeria. Family Planning is the act of regulating a man or a woman’s ability to impregnate…

More than half of students polled report mental health slump

The devastating impact of Covid-19 on students’ mental health in England has been laid bare by two polls in which more than half of those surveyed said they felt their mental health had deteriorated since the start of term, though only a fifth had sought support. Students have said they feel lonely, depressed, sad and…

UK universities fine students £170,000 for Covid rule breaches

Universities fined students more than £170,000 for breaching coronavirus safety rules in the first weeks of the new academic year, a Guardian analysis has found, as students told of struggling to make friends without flouting restrictions.Twenty-eight institutions fined students for breaking university, local and national Covid rules, including on household mixing, mandatory face coverings and…

Mark, 36, seeks N8m for urgent kidney transplant

By Gabriel Olawale Unless there is urgent intervention, 36- year-old Mark Nlaani’s dream of becoming an Information Technology expert may not be achieved. This is because Mark is battling with a Chronic Kidney Disease, which requires urgent life-saving surgery. Mark, who hails from Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State was diagnosed with End-Stage Renal…

Seeking Counseling in College: Why Your Mental Health Will Thank You

I go on Instagram and Twitter and see plenty of posts describing self-care tips. Of course, some are more useful than others. Shower, walks, nap, exercise, facemasks— all a part of the whole deal. I’m someone who carries a lot of anxiety, about school and life and friends and death. Sometimes it would get paralyzing…

Your Ultimate Guide to Dating Safely During COVID-19

What better time to meet new people than now, while you’re in college? Everyone tells you before you go off to school that college will bring you the best four years of your life—but no one expected a global pandemic to happen. Although COVID-19 has likely uprooted many of your college plans, it doesn’t have…

COVID-19: NCDC reports 212 new infections

Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 212 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country on Thursday. The NCDC made this known via its verified website. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria has so far tested 697,544 persons since the first confirmed…

Breaking: U.S records 131,000 COVID-19 infections, highest daily figure

The U.S. on Tuesday reported 131,000 new cases of COVID-19, the country’s highest single-day infection since the start of the pandemic. The U.S. COVID-19 Tracking Project said the country suffered an average of 120,000 new cases every day in the past week. The disease killed no fewer than 1,347 persons across the U.S. on Tuesday,…

FG reiterates commitment to curbing neglected tropical diseases

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to reducing the prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the country. Dr Chukwuma Anyaike, Director and National Coordinator, Neglected Tropical Diseases Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health disclosed this on Saturday in Ibadan. He was speaking at a media dialogue organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB)…

England campus lockdowns creating ‘perfect storm’ for stressed students

Strict campus lockdowns and a worsening mental health crisis are creating a “perfect storm”, student leaders have warned, after tensions boiled over in Manchester where fencing erected around accommodation was pulled down. Students at other campuses are organising rent strikes and complaining of a lack of mental health support against the backdrop of England’s new…

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