Category Archive : Education

Community Gives NYSC Member 80 Tubers Of Yam For Building a Borehole

Pila community in Benue State is vibing with celebration as a female Corp member builds the first public borehole for them.

The Corp member Iyanuoluwa Moyinoluwa, was herself filled with gratitude to the community for the warm reception they gave her throughout her stay and also the 80 tubers of yam they donated to her.

Telling her story, the corp member said that her mother didn’t want her to serve in the community, owing to security concerns. But she decided to stay. On how she came about the project, she said she noticed they had no water source so she spoke to the community leaders and they donated a parcel of land for the project, while the youths came out in their numbers to serve as labour in building the borehole free of charge.

Iyanu and the NYSC State coordinator drinking from the borehole during the commissioning

The community showing appreciation for the borehole

The community members are so elated they came out individually to donate tubers of yam to the Corp member. In total, they donated 80 tubers.

Quite commendable! The Corp member’s gesture should be emulated. And the oneness and appreciation of the community should be emulated by other communities in the country.

Nigeria can be better with people like this.

What A Secondary School Girl Plans To Do With Her Life After WAEC

A secondary school girl has established new rules for fellow young girls her age.

She declared on Facebook that she wants to get married as soon as she’s done with WAEC and have at least 5 children for her husband before heading to the University.

The young lady Ekaette Okon asked that girls should follow her lead because that is the right thing to do.

Youthful exuberance on display, or what do you think?

Breaking! Little Girl Seen Reading With ATM Lights Has Been Found.

The little girl who was photographed using the lights from an ATM gallery to study has been found.

Her name is Dele. She is a pupil of Hope of Academy School, Ondo State.

She was found after First City Monument Bank made an appeal that they are looking for her to reward her for her determination. The bank wrote; ”We are inspired by Dele’s determination to study. It’s great our ATM Gallery could light her books for the evening, but we would love to do more to support. Can you please help us find Dele? Please RT until it gets to someone who knows her.”

Dele at the ATM Gallery where she went to study

It’s good news that she has been found. Her determination deserves to be rewarded.

Poor Girl Seen Using ATM Light To Do Her Homework

A man who gave his name as BADA MARUF MATTHEW just spoke about an unidentified little girl from a poor family whom he found at a new generation bank in Ondo using their ATM light to do her homework.

He said “I saw this little Dele at FCMB Bank along Yaba Road in Ondo City.
She is using the ATM Gallery light to do her homework.
My respect goes to her determination to make it in life. Let it go viral. #Deledetermination”

Ever since he posted her picture on the internet, a lot of Nigerians are showing concern and asking to be led to the girl so they can offer their assistance.

We also have unconfirmed reports that Bank FCMB have shown interest in supporting her.

She deserves all the support she can get.

How To Protect Yourself From Deadly Coronavirus

Workers at Incheon International Airport South Korea spray antiseptic solution at the arrival lobby to prevent against coronovirus. Photo credit: SUH MYUNG-GEON

Coronovirus is simply a group of viruses that cause diseases such as diarrhea in mammals, birds, cows, pigs and upper respiratory diseases in chicken. Transmitted to humans, the virus causes respiratory infections which are very deadly.

According to the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses are associated with common cold, pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and also affect the gut.

The virus enter the body through nose and mouth, then finds a host cell in the respiratory system, this cell then burst and infects other cells. Photo credit:getbodysmart

Current Occurrence: The disease has been found in The USA, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, France, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Macau, Philippines and the UK.

In China where it has recorded the highest cases, more than 1,975 people have been infected with about 54 dying from the virus.

Symptoms: Running nose, cough, sore throat, fever, high temperature.

Transmission: The virus is transmitted from animals to man and it’s first transmission is assumed to be from a snake at the South China seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, China.

The virus is transmitted through droplets of an infected person’s cough or sneeze and also when touching contaminated surfaces such as door handles, tables and hand shakes.

Prevention According To WHO:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
  • No unprotected contact with live or farm animals.

Degree of Fatality: The coronavirus is so deadly that patients may die within two weeks of contacting the virus. A single carrier of the virus who travelled from the Middle East to South Korea infected 186 people and caused 38 deaths.

Currently there is no cure nor vaccine for the virus. Efforts are being made in China, United States and some other countries to create cure for it.

Difference Between a Coronavirus And a Normal Flu Virus:

Although Coronaviruses and flu viruses cause similar symptoms, they are genetically very different.

Professor Neil Ferguson, a disease outbreak scientist at Imperial College London explains the difference, “Flu viruses incubate very rapidly – you tend to get symptoms two to three days after being infected, but coronaviruses take much longer…

flu virus you become immune but there are lots of different viruses circulating. Coronaviruses don’t evolve in the same way as flu with lots of different strains, but equally our body doesn’t generate very good immunity.” he added.

Similar Deadly Viruses In Time Past:

  1. The 1918 Spanish flu or H1N1 virus that killed an estimated 50-100million people.
  2. Asian flu of 1957 that killed about 2million humans.
  3. Hong Kong flu of 1968 with a casualty of 1million people.
  4. The 2009 Swine flu caused by the same H1N1 virus killed about 575,000 people.

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