Emmanuel Ogbeche

Beneficial skin bacteria protect against skin cancer

Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study published in Science Advances on February 28, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report a potential new role for some bacteria on the skin: protecting against can [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.

This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Lassa fever: Nigerian death toll rises to 90

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has officially confirmed the death of 90 persons from Lassa fever.

The situation report from NCDC for week eight, released on Friday disclosed that from January 1 to February 25, 2018, 1081 suspected cases and 90 deaths have been reported from 18 s [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

EFCC docks man for ‘stealing Oyedepo’s $56,000’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, last Wednesday arraigned one Chimezie Chuta before Justice Mojisola Dada of the State High Court, Lagos on one-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of $56,000.

The offence is contrary to Section 285(7) of the Crim [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Egypt arrests mother of woman at centre of BBC report

An Egyptian woman who spoke to the BBC about the torture and forced disappearance of her daughter has been arrested by Egyptian authorities on suspicion of spreading false news.

She has been detained for 15 days for questioning, officials said.

Last week the BBC reported on the disappear [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Europe severe weather: Death toll rises amid freeze

The death toll from severe weather has risen across Europe, with at least 23 casualties in Poland alone amid sub-zero temperatures, officials say.

Shelters have been opened as the plight of rough sleepers is a major concern. Some 59 people have died across the continent, AFP news agency reports [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Gunmen strike in Burkina capital Ouagadougou

Gunmen have launched an attack in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, with the French embassy and a military HQ among the apparent targets.

Burkina Faso's government said four attackers had been killed at the embassy and at least two at the HQ.

Seven members of the security for [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018

Boko Haram Rann Attack: U.S says it stands by Nigeria

The United States has said it stands by Nigeria over the Rann attack in Borno state that killed three aid workers even as it strongly condemned the attack.

The U.S. embassy in Nigeria in a statement last Friday in Abuja, expressed its sadness at the deaths and reiterated its commitment to suppo [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018


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