10 Health Benefits of Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon)

Unknown Health Benefits of Lemongrass (Botanical Name)

Lemon grass is an herb with a distinct citrusy flavor and aroma. Its scientific name is Cymbopogon citratus and it belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. It is a tall, perennial grass native to India and tropical regions of Asia and is alternatively known as Cymbopogon, barbed wire grass, or even fever grass. In addition to its culinary usage, this herb offers an array of medicinal benefits and is in extensive demand due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties across Southeast Asia, Africa and America. The strong, refreshing…

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Nigeria hospitals rejecting patients over virus fears

Nigeria hospitals rejecting patients over virus fears

More Nigerians are dying because they are not receiving hospital treatment for other diseases than are killed by the coronavirus itself, the head of the country’s Covid-19 task force says. Boss Mustapha told a media briefing that it was sad and unacceptable that both private and government hospitals were rejecting patients because of fears of contracting Covid-19. “Statistics have shown that there is a drastic drop in the percentage of attention being paid to other ailments not related to Covid-19,” he said. “Truth be told, we are having more deaths…

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Nigeria to reopen churches, mosques and hotels

Nigeria to reopen churches, mosques and hotels

Nigeria is to reopen places of worship and hotels from Tuesday as most of the country begins the second phase of the easing of coronavirus restrictions. The lockdown was imposed on 30 March in the major hubs of Lagos state, neighbouring Ogun state and the capital, Abuja. The country’s task force on coronavirus said that only regular religious gatherings would be allowed and worshippers should follow guidelines on preventing the spread of Covid-19 such as social distancing. Read Also: catholic-pope-francis- 2020-new-year-message Banks and other financial institutions will also be allowed…

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Bobrisky arrested over ‘N30 million fraud’

Bobrisky arrested over ‘N30 million fraud’

Police detectives from Abuja, on Thursday, arrested cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, over an alleged N30m fraud. It was gathered that Bobrisky was arrested at the Lekki area of Lagos State. Newsmen learnt that a yet-to-be-identified businesswoman petitioned the police and alleged that Bobrisky fraudulently collected the sum of N30m from her. It was learnt that Bobrisky was later granted an administrative bail. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who confirmed the arrest, stated that the matter was under investigation. Read Also: nicki-minajs-brother-sentenced-to-25-years-for-child-rape He said, “He (Bobrisky)…

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Manchester United agree to extend Odion Ighalo loan until January 2021

Manchester United agree to extend Odion Ighalo loan until January 2021

Manchester United have agreed a deal to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan until the end of January 2021, pending formal approval. Ighalo initially joined Manchester United in a Deadline Day move from Shanghai Shenua in January, and scored four times in eight appearances in all competitions prior to the suspension of the Premier League. His current deal at Shenua runs out in December 2022 and he will be expected to sign a contract offer until the end of 2024 worth £400,000 a week. He will now miss the majority of the…

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PDP wins Cross River State councils election

PDP Cross River State

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the 2020 local government election in the 18 councils and 196 electoral wards of Cross River. The election, held on May 30 in all council areas of the state, was contested by the All Progressives Congress (APC); Labour Party (LP); Young Progressive Party (YPP); New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the PDP. Declaring the result at a press briefing on Sunday in Calabar, Mike Ushie, Chairman, Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), said that PDP won in all the 18 councils of the…

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COVID-19 Causes Shortage of Face Masks in China

China

China now makes 200 million face masks a day which is more than twenty times the amount it made at the start of February. The leap has been spurred by the outbreak of a new coronavirus. The masks include the lightweight ones that people like to wear in the hope of protection against coronavirus as well as the heavy-duty N95 masks used by health-care workers. But that’s still not nearly enough to meet local demands as well as global orders. So a scramble is now underway in China. Mask factories…

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Coronavirus: Italy sees Rapid Spread of Fake News

Italy

As Italy grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, misinformation about how to respond to the virus is also spreading. We’ve been looking at some of the stories that have gone viral in the country, and whether there’s any truth in them. 1. The Military are on the Streets of Italy A video which was posted on Twitter, showing military vehicles on the streets, was watched more than 250,000 times. It originally said the vehicles were in the southern city of Foggia, but it later corrected this to Palermo in Sicily. This…

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Coronavirus: The Fake Health Advice you Should Ignore

Health Advice

Coronavirus is emerging in more countries around the world and there’s currently no known cure. Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped a slew of health advice, ranging from useless but relatively harmless, to downright dangerous. We’ve been looking at some of the most widespread claims being shared online, and what the science really says. 1. Garlic as Health Advice Lots of posts that recommend eating garlic to prevent infection are being shared on Facebook. The WHO (World Health Organization) says that while it is “a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial…

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Sid Haig: All You Need to Know About Him

Sid Haig

Sidney Eddie Mosesian (July 14, 1939 – September 21, 2019), known professionally as Sid Haig, was an American actor, film producer, and musician. He is known for his roles in several of films from the 1970s, as well as for his appearances in most notably, his role as in the Haig’s Captain Spaulding, and Haig himself, have been called icons of horror cinema. Haig had a leading role on the television series as the villain Dragos. He appeared in many television programs as well. Early Life of Sid Haig Sid…

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