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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised pregnant and breastfeeding women

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised pregnant and breastfeeding women to take routine preventative actions to avoid the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.⁣ ⁣ Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.⁣ ⁣ Ihekweazu said that the preventive measures were recommended in alignment with the Department of Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).⁣ ⁣ He listed the measures to include diligent hand-washing, avoiding close contact with people exhibiting symptoms of infection, and covering sneezes and coughs.⁣ ⁣ He said that it was not currently known if pregnant women were more susceptible to COVID-19 than the general public nor whether they were more likely to have the illness as a result.⁣ ⁣ This is about how to solve various problems on line and off line.Is about those gadget that can help solve those problem

Madagascar’s President Promotes Unproven Herbal Cure For COVID-19

Madagascar’s president, Andry Rajoelina, unveiled an unproven cure for COVID-19 that is derived from a plant, Artemisia annua. His comments at a launch of the herbal remedy on April 20 suggested that the remedy, called COVID-ORGANICS, would act both as a cure and a vaccine. No evidence from any clinical trials was shared to back up the claims. The World Health Organization did not respond to Mongabay’s questions about COVID-ORGANICS, but the agency has warned against the spread of misinformation and purported miracle cures. The president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, on April 20 appeared to promote an unproven treatment for COVID-19.  The remedy, named COVID-ORGANICS, is effective against the virus, Rajoelina said, speaking in Malagasy at the launch of the product in the capital Antananarivo. The product strengthens the body’s immune system, he added. The president’s office did not respond to Mongabay’s request for information supporting the claim that the product helps c

COVID-19: Atiku's Son Moves To ICU

Mohammed Atiku-Abubakar, a son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has being moved to Intensive care unit were he is battling for survival as his case for coronavirus worsen on Wednesday, Ebonyitvnews learnt. Mr Atiku-Abubakar who is 31, tested positive for the virus on March 19. He was subsequently moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, where most COVID-19 cases around the Nigerian capital are treated. After undergoing all the necessary medication, including antiretroviral and immune-boosting vitamins, he has continued to test positive 35 days on which is quiet very strange. Medical experts knowledgeable with COVID-19 cases have said the virus can last for 37 days. But Mr Atiku’s son at 35 days, is now the longest carriers of the virus so far in Africa.

How to block your ATM and Sim card

Losing your phone and wallet or having them stolen can be very frustrating. However, in case that happens to you, there is no time to get desperate – the first thing you need to do is take care of your security. Here is how to block your SIM card and bank account in case of an emergency. Find a new  mobile phone  for any budget on Jiji 1. Why Do You Need To Do It? When your mobile phone or wallet with bank cards are stolen or lost, you may think that your biggest loss is the phone or cards themselves. But there is an even bigger threat – with the help of your phone or cards, the perpetrator or the person who finds your lost items can get access to your finances and even your identity. Read more:  How Can I Apply For The Coronavirus Relief Package In Nigeria? Like many Nigerians, you probably have your bank data connected to your mobile phone number. By having your phone at hand, the criminals can enter your online banking account and transfer the money from your account to theirs. And

Yul Edochie warn people begging him for money because of lockdown

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie ,warn online beggers . He politely said it on his twitter handle. He said that should stop asking of money because lockdown is also affecting him. He said ,he is not doing money ritual in real life.   See the twit. Some folks are still sending me account numbers, after 3 weeks of lockdown. Come on now guys, na all of us dey the matter oo. 3 weeks nothing don enter, no work. Na for film I dey do money ritual, it's not real. I dey wait for alert from Federal Govt. e don red everywhere.

Nova Scotia Shooting: Suspected Gunman Evaded Police For About 12 Hours After Killing 16 People

Nova Scotia authorities have begun investigating the shooting of a gunman who may have been disguised as a police officer and went on 12-hour rampage that left 16 people dead in a small town. A confrontation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began after a manhunt for the fleeing suspect overnight Saturday. Multiple crime scenes and hours of evasion later, the gunman was killed Sunday in a shootout with police. Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) took over the investigation into the death, according to a statement from SiRT. Gabriel Wortman, 51, was identified as the suspect and was confirmed dead by RCMP Chief Superintendent Chris Leather. The motive behind the shooting, one of Canada's deadliest, is still under investigation, Leather said. Some victims, he said, "appeared not to have a relationship with the assailant shooter." The chaos began when police were first called to a property around 10:30 p.M. Saturday. "When police arrived at the scene

How To Spot SEO Myths: 7 Common SEO Myths, Debunked

There’s a lot of advice going around about SEO. Some of it is very helpful, some of it will lead you astray if acted on. The difficulty is knowing which is which. It can be hard to identify what advice is accurate and based on fact, and what is just regurgitated from misquoted articles, or poorly understood Google statements. SEO myths abound. You’ll hear them in the strangest places. A client will tell you with confidence how they are suffering from a duplicate content penalty. Your boss will chastise you for not keeping your page titles to 60 characters. Sometimes the myths are obviously fake. Other times they can be harder to detect. The Dangers of SEO Myths The issue is, we simply don’t know exactly how the search engines work. Due to this, a lot of what we do as SEOs ends up being trial and error, and educated guesswork. When you are learning about SEO it can be difficult to test out all of the claims you are hearing. That’s when the SEO myths begin to take hold. Before you know i

Victory at last: Vaccine to be ready for global distribution, Bill Gates warns it isn't from him

opera.com Apr 14, 2020 8:49 AM The much awaited cure for the deadly virus (covid19) seem to be coming in pretty sooner than we all thought. This which was confirmed by a report issued in by "Times of Israel" According to the filed report a vaccine had been gotten and  confirmed by a British vaccinologist who's currently spearheading advanced efforts in the search of immunization. The report which further included that  Dr. Sarah Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology had gotten a vaccine built by her team, and was close to a 100% sure of it's potency. In her words she said " there’s a high chance that it will work based on the results gotten from several researchs carried out with it” Dr. Gilbert told The Times of Israel It should be ready for distribution in about 5months she added. According to the Israeli scientist; we would not fold our arms and watch millions of people die from the virus. The virus would be ready soon but might

Nigerians with less than ₦5000 in their account balance will benefit from Buhari's cash transfer - Minister

Nigerians with less than ₦5000 in their account balance will benefit from Buhari's cash transfer - Minister Poor Nigerians with an account balance of ₦5,000 or less will be among the beneficiaries of the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer scheme. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk, made this known on Tuesday. Nigerians who regularly top their mobile phones with between ₦100 and ₦200 will also benefit. The third category of beneficiaries are the daily wage earners as well as people living with disabilities. The minister, who had earlier updated the president on the activities of her ministry, revealed that those saddled with the responsibility of carrying out president’s directive on expansion of the social register would focus more on the urban poor. “You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast yesterday has directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one m

The Dirty Truth About SEO In 2020

Search engine optimization is one of those things that most marketers pretend to know a lot about (myself included). The truth is, no one really gets SEO. What Google does is highly secretive, based on complex algorithms and machine learning. You’ll probably hear a lot of mumbo jumbo from some SEO consultants. Once upon a time, it was easy to fool Google’s crawlers with keyword stuffing and backlink spamming. Nowadays, Google’s natural language processing is much better, and older “black hat” SEO strategies are more likely to hurt you than help. What we do know for sure is Google’s ultimate goal for search results: Put the most relevant content at the top of every search page. It has gotten pretty good at this over time. So, where does that leave regular business owners? How does anyone go about “doing” SEO in 2020? Stay on top of each Google update. Google launches updates to its algorithm several times a year. While updates over the last year have made elements such as Google Voice a

5 reasons your content won’t rank – even though it’s optimized

Marieke van de Rakt is the founder of Yoast SEO Academy and CEO of Yoast. Her favorite SEO topics are SEO copywriting and site structure. The  Yoast SEO plugin  helps you to easily optimize the text of your posts and pages. People use it to try and get higher rankings. But unfortunately, perfectly optimizing your post does not magically put it at the top of the search results. So, if your perfectly optimized post isn’t ranking, what could be the matter? What is keeping your content from reaching that coveted #1 position? In this post, I’ll discuss five reasons why content doesn’t rank, even though it  has been optimized  with the Yoast SEO plugin. 1. There’s too much competition In most cases, the reason a post doesn’t rank is that there’s simply too much competition. If you optimize your blogpost for competitive keywords and keyphrases, such as [cat behavior], [robot vacuum cleaner], or [real estate agent], chances are high you won’t rank for that term.  To find out if this is the pro

Teens And Technology

Technology is all around us, whether it’s for entertainment or work. Technology is also playing a bigger role in your child’s classroom. In Brad Newitt’s classroom, there’s no lack of technology. Laptops, smart boards, and even cell phones are incorporated into his lessons. “I’ll tell you the big thing I have them use their phones for is data collection, timing things, we video a lot of stuff when we do labs. So kids will video it and then they can go back and watch the video and go oh, here’s what that did when I ran that experiment, and go watch it,” Newitt said. He teaches AP physics, and says incorporating technology allows students to visualize what they’re learning and stay engaged. “I think for them to be able to see, here is some technology and here’s how I can apply it to something I’m studying or maybe something I may even do someday as a job, that’s really valuable for them,” Newitt said. In addition to the technology he uses inside the classroom he also records his lessons

This Female Mechanic In Nigeria Is Teaching African Women How To Fix Their Cars

Nigeria is home to Africa’s largest economy and population. One entrepreneur based in the country’s largest city, Lagos, is helping women gain some independence by teaching them a skill many assumed you “need” a man to do: fixing their car. Sandra Aguebor is Nigeria’s first female mechanic. She developed an interest in cars at a young age but her passion was met with shock by her father. Despite his attempts to discourage his daughter from her interest in cars, Aguebor was determined to find a way to pursue her passion. Aguebor attended Benin Technical College for a vocational course in repairing vehicles. She began her career at a local garage, where she learned everything she needed to know about cars. After gaining some more work experience and graduating she went into business for herself. She has worked in her own shop in Lagos for 22 years. Inspired by her experience as the only female mechanic on hand, Aguebor founded the Lady Mechanic Initiative, which teaches women how to fix

How to rank in particular keyword

Got your sights on a keyword? Want to see your website on the elusive first page of Google for a given search term? Prepare yourself: Unless you’re Wikipedia or The New York Times, it won’t be easy. But it’s not impossible, either. Seriously – we do it all the time! Ranking for a keyword in organic search is a repeatable process.  You won’t get the results you want 100% of the time, especially if you’re  a new website trying to rank for a popular keyword , but if you take  content marketing  and SEO seriously, you can start to make things happen. Things like rankings, and traffic, and sales, oh my! Here are the ten steps to rank for a keyword in Google. Step 1: Lay the Groundwork This is really more of a pre-step than a first step. You’ll need to have some basics in place before you can hope to rank for any random keyword. These pre-requisites include: A strong website  – The longer your website has been around, accruing authority and links, the better. It’s also key that your entire s

Why patients are overcoming Coronavirus infection, by UCH CMD

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has revealed why patients people are overcoming Coronavirus infection within days. Stressing that the development should not be a surprise to people, Otegbayo said a combination of factors including having underlying diseases, immunity level and viral load determines who can survive within days of confirmation of Coronavirus infection. He disclosed this in an exclusive interview with The Nation on his experience in self-isolation while infected. The CMD tested negative last week, less than eight days after testing positive to the virus. The CMD explained that the virus thrives better and wreak havoc more in persons who have underlying diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes etc, adding that those with weak immunity will most easily fall prey to the deadly virus. He said: “Result coming back negative within days is largely a function of the status of immunity and viral load.

Scientists find drug that kills COVID-19 in 48 hours

Scientists in Australia have found an already existing drug that kills  COVID-19  in the laboratory within 48 hours. The drug, Ivermectin, is used to treat head lice and is available all over the world. Researchers at Monash University found that a single dose of Ivermectin stops the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture. But the research is in its early stages and Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, has not yet been tested on persons infected with COVID-19. According to British tabloid Daily Mail, the next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro is safe for humans. The scientists warned that it could take at least a month before human trials start. ‘We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,’ Daily Mail quotes Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s Dr Ky