A video recently surfaced online of a yet-to-be identified woman living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, who confessed to adding drops of her blood into the local drinks she sells in order to infect other people. In her words, the woman said she’s doing what she did so that “She will not die alone.”This video has generated a lot of reactions and left many wondering if the virus can be transmitted through drinks? Well the answer is no. In this video, our correspondent spoke to the Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, Ogun State chapter, Dr. Kunle Ashimi, who revealed that “HIV cannot survive outside of the human body.”Please watch and share your thoughts in the comment section.
November 26, 2022 18:26 UTC
We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. AdvertisementThe statement has been read by supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as an endorsement of his economic plans for the country. That has resonated with many Nigerians who see capital flight as a consequence of excessive importation and deficit trade balance. That’s is, Vote a candidate that first said he’s taking Nigeria from a consumption economy to production.”PYO is sending a coded message to Nigerians. — Ceen Ogbonna (@CeenOgbonna) November 25, 2022Omo ‘Luabi said, “And this is how Osinbajo endorses Obi.
November 26, 2022 10:51 UTC
A singer, Samuel Idowu, aka Soundz, has said his Extended Play album titled, ‘In the Rough’, was inspired by wanting the world to know his potential. It basically means I went to find myself, and now I know my potential but the world doesn’t know yet.”Soundz, who recently released the video for ‘Attention’, a song off the EP, noted that he could never be found doubting himself. It contains six songs and showcases my newfound harmonic approach.”Signed to AfroNext Entertainment, the singer has collaborated with artistes such as Teni and YKB. Describing his sound as ‘afropop and RnB’, Soundz stated that he was a musician on a mission to make memories, and connect to people through his music. Soundz, who doubles as a producer, also noted that his goal was always to make an impact on any sound associated with him.
November 26, 2022 01:55 UTC
Malawi has arrested its Vice President Saulos Chilima and charged him with graft over a bribery scandal involving a British-Malawian businessman, the country’s anti-corruption watchdog said. The president’s deputy – who has been stripped of his powers – has been charged with several counts of corruption and taking bribes to influence government contracts, the Anti-Corruption Bureau said. President Lazarus Chakwera stripped Chilima of his powers in June when details of the alleged graft first emerged. According to Malawi’s constitution, the president could not suspend or remove Chilima because he was an elected official. Chilima partnered with Chakwera to win the 2020 presidential election re-run, sweeping to victory on an anti-corruption platform.
November 26, 2022 00:58 UTC
Ige said the country was in a serious emergency situation in the health sector, hence the urgent need to address the situation. The CMD stated this on Thursday at the second induction of physiotherapists who recently graduated from the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo. He said: “You (inductees) are coming at a time that there is mass exodus of medical personnel. “It is your right to seek employment anywhere in the world because it is part of the international labour mobility. It is a critical rite of passage into a new life – the life of professional health workers, and specifically, your entry into the distinguished and rewarding profession of physiotherapy,” the VC admonished .
November 25, 2022 05:01 UTC
Malaysia’s perennial opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was named prime minister on Thursday, ending the political impasse after inconclusive election results. The 75-year-old was scheduled to be sworn in at 5 pm (0900 GMT), becoming the country’s fourth leader in years. “After taking into consideration the views of Their Royal Highnesses the Malay Rulers, His Majesty has given consent to appoint Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia,” read a statement from the palace of the king, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah. In the capital Kuala Lumpur, Anwar supporters were in celebratory mood. The king had summoned Anwar and former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin – whose Perikatan Nasional bloc got 73 seats – in an attempt to break the deadlock.
November 24, 2022 19:08 UTC
Multinational information technology company, Hewlett-Packard, has announced plans to lay off about 4000-6000 workers globally within the space of two years. In a press release shared via the company website on Tuesday, the computer manufacturing firm stated that the lay-offs were part of its “Future Ready Transformation Plan,” to save costs and ensure “portfolio optimisation and operational efficiency”. The transformation plan is expected to run its course till the end of 2025 fiscal year. The statement read in part, “Today, HP Inc. announced a fiscal year 2023 Future Ready Transformation plan, driving significant structural cost savings through digital transformation, portfolio optimization and operational efficiency. These actions are expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2025.”The company’s announcement comes amid a slew of employee cuts in the global tech industry.
November 24, 2022 02:14 UTC
An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Wednesday sentenced one Adewale Ibitoye to life imprisonment for having sexual intercourse with his 14-year-old daughter. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Abiola Soladoye also sentenced Ibitoye’s friend, Moses Okrukpe, to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating the survivor at 14. Soladoye held that the prosecution had convincingly proved the charge of defilement against the convicts. She condemned the barbaric act of the first defendant for having sex with his underage daughter several times before passing her to his friend for a pseudo marriage, over a bottle of gin. “She said that the second defendant had sexual intercourse with her which led to pregnancy and the first defendant in his testimony, confirmed that he collected a bottle of gin from his friend as wedding rights.
November 24, 2022 01:58 UTC
A yet-to-be-identified nursing mother has committed suicide, abandoning her child in a bush where her corpse was discovered along Suuka Airport road, in the Federal Capital Territory. PUNCH Metro gathered that an empty bottle of insecticide was found beside her corpse in the bush on Monday. Nnaji said, “The corpse of a middle-aged woman was seen in a bush in our area on Monday evening. We got there and found an empty bottle of insecticide by her side; her body smelt of the insecticide. The corpse has been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital morgue.
November 23, 2022 21:26 UTC
November 21, 2022 21:23 UTC
Nigeria now ranks seventh on Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ crude oil production list, according to the organisation’s Monthly Oil Market Report for November, which examined oil production performance in October. Nigeria’s output was a mere 1.014 million barrels per day in October, ranking seventh after Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq, Angola and Algeria. Nigeria used to rank fifth, with countries such as Angola and Algeria behind it in terms of crude oil production. West Africa’s largest economy has been through a rough path as its crude oil production is bedevilled by theft and pipeline vandalism. A recent report by The PUNCH revealed how the country lost N415bn to the shutdown of nine crude oil terminals within the space of two months.
November 21, 2022 10:08 UTC
Following a report by The PUNCH, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Sunday said a seven-man panel had been set up to investigate the allegation of extortion levelled against three officials of the agency in the state. Our correspondent, in a report titled – ‘Anger as LASTMA officials clamp down on motorists with trumped-up charges,’ said some commercial bus drivers alleged that the accused officials extorted money from them to the tune of N13,000, N15,000 and N20,000 in the state. The Director, Public Affairs Department LASTMA, Taofiq Adebayo, in a statement, said the General Manager, Bolaji Oreagba, set up the seven-man panel to thoroughly look into the allegations, adding that anyone found culpable would be made to face the consequences under the extant rule of the state civil service. “The General Manager, Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed over the weekend that the agency had summoned all officials mentioned inside the publication to appear before a seven-man investigation panel set up to thoroughly look into those allegations as published. “We have set up a seven-man investigation panel to thoroughly look into those alleged extortions levied against some of our officials and I assure the public that the outcome of the panel would be made public.
November 21, 2022 09:50 UTC
Five houses, two vehicles, four kiosks, and other items were burnt when a diesel tanker travelling through Benin-Akure Road lost control and spilled its content on the road. According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, on Saturday, no life was lost. He also noted that the accident was caused by the recklessness of the tanker driver. “During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the tanker driver was coming from Benin City heading to the Northern part of the country along Benin/Akure Road by Owan Bridge. “He then sympathised with the victims, informing them that the state government was aware of the unfortunate incident, and something needed to be done.
November 20, 2022 01:51 UTC
(Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, said on Saturday that World Cup fans can survive for three hours a day without beer after sales were banned around stadiums. “I think personally if for three hours a day you cannot drink a beer, you will survive,” he told his opening press conference in Doha. “The same applies in France, Spain, Scotland.”World Cup chiefs on Friday banned beer sales around stadiums in Qatar in a stunning U-turn, just 48 hours before Sunday’s kickoff. Football’s world governing body FIFA said beer would not be sold to fans around any of the eight World Cup stadiums following discussions with the hosts. It said beer sales would be focused on fan zones and licensed venues, “removing sales points of beer from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters.”It gave no reason for the surprise decision but media reports said there had been an intervention by Qatar’s ruling family.
November 19, 2022 23:51 UTC