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Column/Opinion

Column/Opinion

Learning without Pains: How Sitting Affects Learning

Considering the type of seats and sitting arrangements constructed for classrooms in our schools, could we boast of giving our students a good education they deserve, irrespective of the quality of teachers and aesthetics of the institutions? In the classroom, due to the designs of the seats, we have the sights of students sit in thousands of different positions. They...

Food For Thought from Innovations That Have Led To Road Safety

Editorial  According to the 2010 edition of “Injury facts” between 1912 and 2008 motor vehicle death per 10,000 registered vehicles were reduced by 95 per cent from 33 to less than two. In 1912, there were 3100 fatalities when the number of vehicles registered totalled only 950,000. In 2008, there were 39,000 fatalities, but registration soared to 258 million. Much of...

Setting a Course for Road Safety

Editorial Each day we see, hear and read about the toll taken by drivers who are distracted or fatigued, who have been drinking and who speed or engage in other risky behaviours while behind the wheel. Various campaigns and programmes have been launched over the years to address these concerns, and government agencies, industries and professional organisations have long focused on...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Your Safety As You Use Your Generator

By Funmi Obisesan Electricity is no doubt a very essential necessity in modern life. For artisans and small business owners like barbers, hairdressers and so on, regular electricity supply is actually an important tool required for the smooth running of their businesses. In the same vein, religious organisations rely on the supply of electricity for a comfortable atmosphere during their services. The...

Food Packaging Safer In Glassware than Plastics – Expert

An ecologist, Mr Richard Inyamkume, has said that it is safer to use glassware in packaging or storing food instead of plastic materials. Inyamkume, the Executive Director, Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said this on Thursday, January 25 in Abuja. He said that it was also safer to use glassware to package or store both hot...

How to Reduce Deaths from Road Traffic Accidents

By Desire Obanefe According to the National Bureau of Statistics, “a total of 8,437 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded in the second quarter of 2018. 7,946 of the 8,437 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 491 Nigerians, representing 6% of the figure are children. 6,415 male Nigerians, representing...

Sitting Disease: The Slow, Silent and Sedentary Killer of the Nigerian Workforce

An average Nigerian worker spends a total of about 10 hours sitting each day, and may be at risk of the ‘Sitting Disease’. And if you are like the 51 million Nigerian workers, you sit all day for your job. Add to that the time you spend sitting in traffic to and from work; on the couch after work...

7 Tips for Planning Workplace Emergencies for Small Business Owners

Have you ever thought about how your business would cope in an emergency? Many business owners either do not like to think about emergencies or feel the risk is not enough to spend time and resources planning for one. A large-scale emergency could cause your business to grind to a halt, affecting your employees, customers, your equipment and even your...

6 Dreadful Things That Can Happen When You Wear Heels Too Much

Watching ladies walk around in high-heels fascinates me a lot. It’s a mixture of terror and awe when among many views I get drawn to a lady wiggling away, gracefully, treading in spiked heels. I often wonder if they don’t stress out their ankles, sprain it, or ever get to damage their legs. It’s always amazing. For women, a pair...

School Safety / Security

There has been much dialogue on this issue especially since the unfortunate incident in Dapchi town in Maiduguri where 110 girls were abducted after the Chibok incident. Many have advocated that the Military, Police, and even the Civil Defence Corps should be posted to schools. I would want to say that the call to post uniform men to school will...
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