Human Interest – TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Sun, 17 Jan 2021 05:00:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 61575800 Death by prescription: How doctors’ sloppy handwriting causes avoidable drug-dispensing errors https://thecitizenng.com/death-by-prescription-how-doctors-sloppy-handwriting-causes-avoidable-drug-dispensing-errors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=death-by-prescription-how-doctors-sloppy-handwriting-causes-avoidable-drug-dispensing-errors https://thecitizenng.com/death-by-prescription-how-doctors-sloppy-handwriting-causes-avoidable-drug-dispensing-errors/#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 05:00:59 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=198602 A doctor’s handwriting can mean the difference between life and death for a patient, as sloppily written prescriptions can be misread or dosage wrongly interpreted.

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Six siblings, nine others perish in Edo accidents https://thecitizenng.com/six-siblings-nine-others-perish-in-edo-accidents/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=six-siblings-nine-others-perish-in-edo-accidents https://thecitizenng.com/six-siblings-nine-others-perish-in-edo-accidents/#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 05:33:25 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=198543 Two separate auto crashes that occurred on Friday in Arue-Uromi and Agbede, in Edo State have claimed 15 lives, including six siblings.

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SARS officers collected N100k to release my brother, but gave us his corpse -Petitioner https://thecitizenng.com/sars-officers-collected-n100k-to-release-my-brother-but-gave-us-his-corpse-petitioner/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sars-officers-collected-n100k-to-release-my-brother-but-gave-us-his-corpse-petitioner https://thecitizenng.com/sars-officers-collected-n100k-to-release-my-brother-but-gave-us-his-corpse-petitioner/#respond Sat, 16 Jan 2021 05:33:13 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=198542 A middle-aged man, Chinasa Ukenna, has demanded for the sum of N30 million as compensation for the death of his elder brother, Cosmos, allegedly in the custody of disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad in Rivers.

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Woman demands husband’s whereabouts 8 years after SARS arrest https://thecitizenng.com/woman-demands-husbands-whereabouts-8-years-after-sars-arrest/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=woman-demands-husbands-whereabouts-8-years-after-sars-arrest https://thecitizenng.com/woman-demands-husbands-whereabouts-8-years-after-sars-arrest/#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:12:57 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=198239 A woman, Rita Okungbowa, on Monday told the Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Victims of SARS and Related Abuses, how operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), invaded their house eight years ago and

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Don calls for establishment of home economics, nutrition extension agents https://thecitizenng.com/don-calls-for-establishment-of-home-economics-nutrition-extension-agents/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=don-calls-for-establishment-of-home-economics-nutrition-extension-agents https://thecitizenng.com/don-calls-for-establishment-of-home-economics-nutrition-extension-agents/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 10:31:28 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=198203 A leading nutrition expert has called for the establishment of Home Economics and Nutrition Extension agents across the country in furtherance of efforts to curtail the menace of malnutrition, particularly protein malnutrition in Nigeria. Prof. Henrietta Nkechi Ene-Obong of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Cross River State, who ...

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Man collects N43K from POS operator, leaves wife, three kids as collateral https://thecitizenng.com/man-collects-n43k-from-pos-operator-leaves-wife-three-kids-as-collateral/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=man-collects-n43k-from-pos-operator-leaves-wife-three-kids-as-collateral https://thecitizenng.com/man-collects-n43k-from-pos-operator-leaves-wife-three-kids-as-collateral/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 04:34:31 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=198141 A middle-aged man in Edo state, identified as David, has reportedly abandoned his wife and three children at a Point of Sale (POS) shop, after collecting N43,000 from the operator.

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LAPO empowers 1.2 million Nigerians with health, other services https://thecitizenng.com/lapo-empowers-1-2-million-nigerians-with-health-other-services/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lapo-empowers-1-2-million-nigerians-with-health-other-services https://thecitizenng.com/lapo-empowers-1-2-million-nigerians-with-health-other-services/#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 05:01:18 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=197867 The Chairman, Board of Directors of the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), Dr Osarenren Emokpae, has said his organisation will continue to deepen it’s services in target communities and support the dream of a poverty-free

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Yuletide: CBA Foundation donates food items, cash gifts to widows in Anambra https://thecitizenng.com/yuletide-cba-foundation-donates-food-items-cash-gifts-to-widows-in-anambra/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yuletide-cba-foundation-donates-food-items-cash-gifts-to-widows-in-anambra https://thecitizenng.com/yuletide-cba-foundation-donates-food-items-cash-gifts-to-widows-in-anambra/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:54:18 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=197855 As part of the New Year celebration, the Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria, has put smiles on faces of some widows in Nnewi, Anambra State. The event, which was held on Friday, January 1, 2021 had excited widows numbering over 55 going home with food-items and financial empowerment. Speaking at the ...

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Victim’s parents write Deeper Life school, demand N100m compensation for alleged sexual molestation https://thecitizenng.com/victims-parents-write-deeper-life-school-demand-n100m-compensation-for-alleged-sexual-molestation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=victims-parents-write-deeper-life-school-demand-n100m-compensation-for-alleged-sexual-molestation https://thecitizenng.com/victims-parents-write-deeper-life-school-demand-n100m-compensation-for-alleged-sexual-molestation/#respond Sat, 02 Jan 2021 04:43:40 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=197622 The parents of Don Davies, the 11-year-old victim of alleged sexual molestation in Uyo campus of the Deeper Life High School in Idoro, Akwa Ibom State, have demanded N100m compensation for the torture their son was allegedly

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Protein-centred national nutrition policy is imperative – Experts https://thecitizenng.com/protein-centred-national-nutrition-policy-is-imperative-experts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protein-centred-national-nutrition-policy-is-imperative-experts https://thecitizenng.com/protein-centred-national-nutrition-policy-is-imperative-experts/#respond Tue, 29 Dec 2020 17:50:13 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=197396 The role of nutrition in health and development cannot be overemphasized as it forms an integral part of health planning, whether at the individual, domestic, sub-national or national level. Hence, there is a need for a protein-centred policy to ensure healthy eating and nutrition among Nigerians. This was the submission by Dr Adepeju Adeniran, co-founder ...

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I’ll be going for Masters after law school – 78-year-old fresh graduate https://thecitizenng.com/ill-be-going-for-masters-after-law-school-78-year-old-fresh-graduate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ill-be-going-for-masters-after-law-school-78-year-old-fresh-graduate https://thecitizenng.com/ill-be-going-for-masters-after-law-school-78-year-old-fresh-graduate/#respond Sun, 27 Dec 2020 04:26:27 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=197194 Chief Suleiman Adepoju, 78 years old, is a fresh Law graduate from Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State.  The septuagenarian former bank director discloses the motivation behind his return to school at old age to study Law and what he plans to do with the new degree. Excerpts: When and where were you born? I was ...

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Couple in 72-year marriage die few hours apart https://thecitizenng.com/couple-in-72-year-marriage-die-few-hours-apart/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=couple-in-72-year-marriage-die-few-hours-apart https://thecitizenng.com/couple-in-72-year-marriage-die-few-hours-apart/#respond Sat, 19 Dec 2020 04:30:34 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=196651 A couple, Papa Israel Akojede and Mama Esther Akojede, who were married for 72 years and died a few hours apart, have been buried the same day in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

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Soybean: The ‘Miracle Bean’ against protein deficiency https://thecitizenng.com/soybean-the-miracle-bean-against-protein-deficiency/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soybean-the-miracle-bean-against-protein-deficiency https://thecitizenng.com/soybean-the-miracle-bean-against-protein-deficiency/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:45:45 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=196525 By Veronica Ejembi Protein deficiency is at an all-time high in Nigeria. If you think this health issue is exaggerated, then you need to take a look at the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (2018 NDHS) to understand how worrisome this matter has become. The Nigeria Protein Deficiency Report 2019 was equally sobering. Protein ...

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Gov. Ugwuanyi receives Enugu State 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year Champion https://thecitizenng.com/gov-ugwuanyi-receives-enugu-state-2020-maltina-teacher-of-the-year-champion/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gov-ugwuanyi-receives-enugu-state-2020-maltina-teacher-of-the-year-champion https://thecitizenng.com/gov-ugwuanyi-receives-enugu-state-2020-maltina-teacher-of-the-year-champion/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2020 04:34:13 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=196440 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Wednesday, delightfully received in audience the State Champion at the 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year competition, Miss Chinwero Chisom Lilian, who was formally presented to the governor

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Gov. Ikpeazu rewards honest 15-year-old scavenger with scholarship https://thecitizenng.com/gov-ikpeazu-rewards-honest-15-year-old-scavenger-with-scholarship/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gov-ikpeazu-rewards-honest-15-year-old-scavenger-with-scholarship https://thecitizenng.com/gov-ikpeazu-rewards-honest-15-year-old-scavenger-with-scholarship/#respond Wed, 16 Dec 2020 04:27:21 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=196352 The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has given a 15-year-old boy, Chibuike Ibekwe, scholarship for being honest.

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Protein Deficiency: Experts task Nigerians on regular consumption of Soybeans https://thecitizenng.com/protein-deficiency-experts-task-nigerians-on-regular-consumption-of-soybeans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protein-deficiency-experts-task-nigerians-on-regular-consumption-of-soybeans https://thecitizenng.com/protein-deficiency-experts-task-nigerians-on-regular-consumption-of-soybeans/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2020 11:10:19 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=196205 Experts in the food and nutrition industry have encouraged Nigerians to regularly consume soybeans as one of the protein-rich foods to curb malnutrition and reduce the high rate of protein deficiency in the country. This piece of advice was given at a recent webinar themed: “Nigeria’s Protein Deficiency Challenge: Soybeans To The Rescue.” In her ...

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Woman sues boyfriend for not marrying her after 8 years of dating https://thecitizenng.com/woman-sues-boyfriend-for-not-marrying-her-after-8-years-of-dating/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=woman-sues-boyfriend-for-not-marrying-her-after-8-years-of-dating https://thecitizenng.com/woman-sues-boyfriend-for-not-marrying-her-after-8-years-of-dating/#respond Thu, 10 Dec 2020 04:39:14 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=195851 A Zambian woman has sued her boyfriend for not marrying her after eight years together.

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Senate to amend 28-year-old Medical & Dental Practitioners law https://thecitizenng.com/senate-to-amend-28-year-old-medical-dental-practitioners-law/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=senate-to-amend-28-year-old-medical-dental-practitioners-law https://thecitizenng.com/senate-to-amend-28-year-old-medical-dental-practitioners-law/#respond Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:29:17 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=195765 The Senate has begun the process of amending the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act which was last amended 28 years ago, with the introduction of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Bill 2020, presently before the Upper

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Woman sets lover on fire for calling off relationship https://thecitizenng.com/woman-sets-lover-on-fire-for-calling-off-relationship/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=woman-sets-lover-on-fire-for-calling-off-relationship https://thecitizenng.com/woman-sets-lover-on-fire-for-calling-off-relationship/#respond Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:28:04 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=195761 A yet-to-be-identified lady has reportedly set her boyfriend ablaze in his house in Gboko town, in the Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.

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Man beats lover to death in Bayelsa https://thecitizenng.com/man-beats-lover-to-death-in-bayelsa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=man-beats-lover-to-death-in-bayelsa https://thecitizenng.com/man-beats-lover-to-death-in-bayelsa/#respond Tue, 08 Dec 2020 04:16:51 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=195691 A 27-year-old man, Oliver Promise, 27, has allegedly beaten his 18-year-old lover, Esther Pascal, to death.

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