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May 22, 2018

Suicide on the increase

It is just not our culture for people to take their own lives, whatever the reason. In the olden days, anyone who commits suicide is taken to the so-called and dreaded evil forest, where no one wants to end up or have their loved ones buried. This is because suicide is seen as a shameful and cowardly act, and this is not peculiar to Ndigbo. The rest of Nigeria has similar views on suicide and frowns terribly at it. Unlike in Europe and Asia, even in the Americas where the suicide rate is high, Africa, except in a few places,…

Imo Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) must be autonomous

The Imo State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) should be made autonomous if the much needed increase in Internally Generated revenue (IGR) for Imo State is to be realized. It must be realized that the establishment of Task Forces on revenue Generation is usually not the solution to the dwindling Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) situation in any State.  Rather, the only way out is to make the BIR autonomous and free from the day to day Government control, supervision and monitoring.  By this process, BIR should be allowed to utilize about 5% of whatever IGR they generate for personnel and…

Your Health Your Fertility

It’s not something that’s often talked about but are you aware that the state of your health can impact on your fertility. Making some simple lifestyle changes may help in improving your chances of conceiving naturally. Here are 6 lifestyle changes you can make to help boost your fertility: 1. Maintain a healthy weight or take the necessary steps to get to a healthy weight. A study done found that overweight or obese women,  take nearly  twice as long to conceive as healthy weight women and underweight women, take nearly four times as long). 2. Maintain a healthy balanced diet,…

Doctor gives tips on prostate cancer – At CMO seminar

Men have been warned to control their sexual appetite or, better still, to stick to their wives. Men who have multiple sex partners and those who start having sexual intercourse early in life are at greater risk of coming down  with prostate problems. The correlation also suggests that sexually transmitted infection such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia may cause prostate cancer, according to several studies. This disclosure was made by Dr Ikechi Ohale who delivered a lecture on “The Prostate Gland and the Health of Men” to the CMO of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish, Emekuku, recently. The physician,…