Nigerian Professor Produces Antivirt, An Anti Viral Drug For Treating HIV AIDS. Despite doubts in some quarters about the authenticity of his claims, Professor Maduike Ezeibe of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, has insisted that his recent therapy for the dreaded HIV and AIDS is real and effective.


The discovery of the therapy, Ezeibe said, was a major scientific breakthrough in the search for a cure to the global pandemic.

He said after 19 years of hard work, he was able to discover the therapy and his research was eventually published in the British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research.

The Professor of Veterinary Medicine, who obtained his first degree in same discipline at the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1986, Masters in Ruminant Medicine, and doctorate degree in Canine Medicine all in UNN, said he moved to MOUAU on leave of absence.

Speaking with Southern City News in his office, he said his research into the therapy known as ‘Antivirt’ (Anti-Viral Therapy), dated back to 1994 when he took the challenge to be part of the global solution to the HIV/AIDS scourge ravaging humanity.

Ezeibe said his work had been published by the American-based medical journal known as The Health.

He said he decided to publish his research work on the therapy so as to prove anyone who would doubt that a black man could develop HIV/AIDS cure, wrong.

He boasted that the experiment remained authentic and verifiable in any part of the world.

According to him, two essential minerals – aluminum silicate (kaolin) and magnesium silicate, used in the production of the therapy, have large deposits in Umuahia and parts of Abia State.

This, he said, would make the therapy cheaper and more affordable than the old anti-retroviral therapy.

He added that the therapy would take an average of two to three months to cure HIV/AIDS patient.

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Gorgeous! Uzo Aduba Covers the June 2015 Issue of Nigeria’s Radiant Health Magazine


The Emmy and SAG award winner shares stories of her journey on the Good Road to the Top.  Uzo opens up about her family and her path from life as an athlete to one of Hollywood’s leading actress. Aduba also goes deep into her Nigerian roots, how she found her calling in the Arts, and what it takes for her to stay active and healthy.

Read excerpts below:

On growing up in Boston: There’s actually a fairly sizeable population of Nigerians in Boston. I imagine it has to do with the academic institutions throughout the area. There are so many schools in and around Boston: MIT, Harvard, BU, Emmanuel College, Wellesley College and so on. I’m guessing a lot of people went to school and ended up settling there. My mother started off in the Connecticut area, having been married before to a man who was at Yale but unfortunately passed away. My father was in the New York/New Jersey area and my parents met there. Our family settled in the Boston area when my father got a job there.

On being Nigerian: I haven’t been to Nigeria now in four years, but I’m desperate to go back. I love Nigeria. I love its people. I love my family there. A lot of my family go back and forth between Nigeria and America, so we’re very connected to the country. My mother is from Anambara State. My father is from Enugu State. Even though I grew up in Massachusetts, again, we are very connected to Nigeria. I and my four other siblings were raised to think of ourselves as Nigerian, not because there was any specific way my parents felt about being American, but because they always wanted us to know where we are from. My mother in particular was adamant about Igbo being spoken in our home, not just for understanding but for fluency. We can all cook a traditional Nigerian dish, even the boys. My little brother can make himself rice and stew. I think it’s easy for culture to get lost in a generation. My parents wanted to make sure we kept that part of ourselves alive, and I’m very thankful that it has been preserved in me.

On sports in her family: My parents were both very athletic people. My mom was a tennis player in college in Nigeria and she encouraged me to find an activity. She was like, “You need to find something to do. You can’t be coming home after school every day and not doing anything except homework.” After I stopped figure skating, I started running in my freshman year of high school. I ran track throughout high school and college as well. My mother, Nonyem Aduba née Anyaoku, did [play tennis] and she was very good! She won the West African Singles Tennis Championship, which is an equivalent of America’s NCAA. She came to America and was a tennis pro as well for a long time. She believed in sports and believed in sports for girls as an extracurricular activity.My brother Obi, who just retired this past September, was a minor league hockey player and went to a college with one of the best hockey programs in the country on scholarship. Obi is an exceptional athlete in general, and he’d been playing and making his living for the last seven years as a hockey player. Also, my sister Chioma is a track and field All-American and Olympic trials athlete.

On benefits of exercising: It’s an inside out sort of thing. Exercise of any kind is good for your body from a health perspective as well as a spiritual and emotional perspective. I find that there’s something meditative about it that I love. It’s very cleansing of the mind, body and spirit. There’s something about the endurance required that can be applied to life, whether that’s career, love, friendship or whatever. That endurance lends itself to stamina which enables the ability to survive and come through anything. On a mental level, I love that. Physically, it strengthens the body because it gives the whole body an aerobic workout. I love strong-bodied, strong-minded women and girls who are committed to owning their power. Every woman should seek strength in life.
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WHO Launches First-Ever Manual To Track Malaria In Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a manual on malaria prevention aimed at helping countries to assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of moving towards the disease’s elimination,

The global health body said in a statement issued on Thursday in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, the manual would be particularly useful to countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

According to the statement, the launch of the manual comes after a recent report released by health experts indicated that six countries in sub-Saharan Africa account for an estimated 103 million malaria cases of 47 per cent of the global total each year.

The countries include Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Cote d’Ivoire

WHO’s new guide addresses some challenges faced by these countries during the elimination scenario planning.

It also provides a comprehensive framework to assess different scenarios and timelines for moving towards elimination, depending on programme coverage and funding availability.

It said that control measures such as indoor residual spraying (IRS) with insecticides and insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), antimalaria drugs such as artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT), have successfully reduced malaria cases and deaths across sub-Saharan Africa.

The beneficiaries of the manual will be research institutions and decision makers.

Having reduced malaria transmission to very low levels and re-oriented their malaria programmes, 19 countries worldwide – of which the majority are in sub-Saharan Africa – are currently classified by WHO as being in the “pre-elimination or elimination phase”.

Seven more countries have reduced transmission to zero and are in the “prevention of re-introduction phase’’.

According to official statistics, since 2000, there has been a 42 per cent reduction in malaria mortality rates globally and a 49 per cent decline in the WHO African Region.

Negative Influence of Caffeine Consumption on a Child’s Sleep Quality

Caffeine consumption in children is often blamed for sleep problems and bedwetting. Information on childhood caffeine consumption is limited, and many parents may not know the amount or effects of their child’s caffeine consumption. Researchers have found that 75per cent of children surveyed consumed caffeine on a daily basis, and the more caffeine the children consumed, the less they slept.
Dr. William Warzak and colleagues surveyed the parents of over 200 children 5 to 12 years old during routine clinical visits at an urban pediatric clinic. Parents were asked to report the types and amounts of snacks and beverages their child consumed on a daily basis.
According to Dr. Warzak, “Some children as young as 5 years old were consuming the equivalent of a can of soda a day.” The authors also noticed that the older children drank more caffeinated beverages. “Children between the ages of 8 and 12 years consumed an average of 109 mg a day,” Dr. Warzak explains, “the equivalent of almost 3 12-ounce cans of soda.”
Researchers found, however, that caffeine was not linked to bedwetting in these children. “Contrary to popular belief,” Dr. Evans, coauthor and statistician, clarifies, “children were not more likely to wet the bed if they consumed caffeine, despite the fact that caffeine is a diuretic.”
The study authors stress the importance of parental awareness regarding their child’s caffeine consumption. “Parents should be aware of the potentially negative influence of caffeine on a child’s sleep quality and daily functioning,” Dr. Warzak asserts. The authors suggest that primary care pediatricians may be able to help by screening patients for caffeine consumption and educating parents about the potentially harmful effects of caffeine.

Hey Fashionistas & Designers! Africa Fashion Week London is Coming to Nigeria | Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th May 2014

After three successful editions of the Africa Fashion Week in London, the organisers are bringing the fashion train to Nigeria to give talented Nigerian designers an opportunity to showcase their creativity to a global audience.

According to Ronke Ademiluyi, the founder of AFW London – organisers of AFW Nigeria, “AFW Nigeria believes in emerging talents and our core aim is providing visibility platforms for new talents, who would otherwise not have the means to gather national attention and awareness of their own.”

Designers who believe their work has what it takes to compete in the market place and hope to grab a fair share of international market are invited to exhibit their designs at AFW Nigeria.

Notable personalities that will grace the event are Chief Folusho Alakija, Abba Folawiwo, Chief Molade Okoya, Senator Daisy Danjuma, Hon. Abike Dabiri and other notable personalities.

The AFWN which is being organised in collaboration with Abiola Okoya of Mibod Global Resources is produced by Sola Oyebade of Mahogany Productions and Toyin Lawani of Tiannah‘s styling academy.

Date: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th May 2014
Time: Participants will be informed of the time.
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: To register for AFWN, email |  Register now at | Call 07088800866 or 08089915450

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Nuts: Your New Favorite Power Food


Photographed By Amelia Alpaugh.

When it comes to guilt-free power foods, nuts are pretty much a no-brainer. Scientists, nutritionists, and diet evangelists have been singing their praises for years — they’re filled with antioxidants and they’re a great source of protein. Nuts are also high in unsaturated fat, providing a healthy, natural energy boost, and their high-fiber content keeps you full, making them one of nature’s best snacking options.

But, it turns out, according to Everyday Health, these little guys have even more special powers than we thought. For example, cashews are full of magnesium, which helps keep your brain sharp, as well as immunity-boosting zinc. Walnuts are high in manganese, which can ease PMS symptoms. Another fun fact: Pistachios have the fewest calories of any nuts, with less than four calories each; they’re also full of vitamin B6, a natural mood enhancer.