HEALTH

TRAGEDY: Malaria kills Corps member, one month to passing out – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Daniel, a graduate of the Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education Portharcourt, Rivers State, died yesterday owing to Malaria illness. He was meant to finish his service by next month. May his soul rest in peace . . READ MORE 247 LATEST BREAKING NEWS AND MANY MORE HOT GISTS ON: www.newsflakes.com.ng [Read]

Ex-gov Orji Kalu Reportedly Goes into Coma, hospitalized in Germany for an undisclosed Ailment – READ MORE

  A former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress , Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has been hospitalised in Germany. Kalu’s media aide, Kunle Oyewunmi, said in a statement on Friday that the ex- governor flew to Germany last Monday for “ a major surgery ” to address “an undisclosed and life -threatening ailment .” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he was said to have flown aboard a Lufthansa aircraft , accompanied by his wife, Ifunanya. Oyewunmi said upon arrival in Germany, Kalu was on Tuesday rushed in an ambulance to Helios Klinik, Wiesbaden , Germany , where he was immediately wheeled into the surgical theatre [Read]

Lack of regular sex can lead to job loss — Therapist READ MORE

  A sex therapist and consultant psychiatrist, Tomi Imarah, says not having sex regularly, being part of a balanced diet, can make one to lose job. Imarah, who runs an online Mental Health Counselling Service, called “Dr Tomi’s Haven’’, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos. According to her, sex is part of a balanced diet, reflecting how essential it is to overall health and wellbeing. “With regards to the impact of sex on job performance, I will prefer an emphasis on sex in marriage; frequent unmet expectations stir frustrations and resentment, leaving you distracted at a subconscious level. “Sex boosts [Read]

BOOM! Nigerians use over 400 million condoms yearly, says Society for Family Health – READ MORE

  A couple of weeks ago, the Internet was agog with the news that Nigerians use about 400 million condoms per annum. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that this came to light when the Managing of Director, Society for Family Health Nigeria, by Sir Bright Ekweremadu unveiled the brand new Flex condom. While many of the remarks by Nigerians simply suggested that it was outrageous, only few shared our perspective that it was actually, insufficient. READ ALSO: SHOCKING: School Girls Expelled For Failing Pregnancy Tests To further enlighten Nigerians, we have taken into consideration a number of factors; the Nigerian population, percentage of sexually active Nigerians and percentage of male condoms used [Read]

Cross River mentally deranged family gets rescued, rehabilitated – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Cross River State Government in partnership with the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, have rescued the family of Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ogar, popularly known as “the Ogoja mentally deranged couple.” According to reports, Mr. Ben and his wife lost their means of livelihood about six years ago, while still resident in Abuja, with their two kids, and what followed was a mental disorder. READ ALSO: SHOCKING: School Girls Expelled For Failing Pregnancy Tests Ben then relocated himself and his wife to his country home in Ogoja, where he opted to stay in a shanty rather [Read]

FG to limit number of children per mother – READ MORE

  The Federal Government on Tuesday declared that it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria. It stated that traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, adding that the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government. NEWS FLAKES gathers that the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, noted that the country’s population had been identified as [Read]

‘We Are Not Aware That Our Men Accompanied Suspended NHIS Boss’ – Police

  The police say they are not aware that some officers accompanied Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to office on Monday. Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS governing board last week, but he had argued that his suspension was illegal and that he would resume office nonetheless. He had said only President Muhammadu Buhari the power to suspend him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that On Monday, policemen numbering over 30 arrived at the NHIS office in the Utako area of Abuja, amid a lockdown by workers who attempted to prevent Yusuf from entering the premises. After firing teargas at the protesting workers, the policemen [Read]

SHOCKING: Nigerian Woman Becomes Africa’s Oldest IVF Mum, Delivers Baby Boy At 67yrs – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian woman, Mrs Ajibola Otunbusin delivered a bouncing baby boy at 67yrs, breaking all kinds of records in the process. Not only has she become the oldest Nigerian woman to give birth through IVF (in-vitro fertilization), she is also the oldest African in recorded history to give birth to a baby, and the 2nd oldest mum in the world.   The elated mother and her husband Professor Otunbusin were beside themselves with joy. She had undergone the IVF procedure at the St Ives IVF&Fertility center. With her successful conception and delivery she becomes the latest in a long line of women who have [Read]

Police escort suspended NHIS boss into premises, tear gas staff – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Policemen numbering close to 50 broke the gates to the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Scheme, escorting the suspended Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, into the premises. Our source’s correspondent, who was on the scene reported that the policemen fired tear gas to disperse members of staff , who had attempted to prevent Usman from gaining entry . NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the NHIS boss , who was suspended by the governing council of the NHIS insisted that the board had no power to suspend him. Punch [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65 – READ MORE

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65. “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen’s sister Jody said in a statement. “Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern… At this time of loss and grief for us — and so many others — we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.” [Read]