Suicide: More People Are Seeking Professional Help – Psychologist

  A lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Lagos State University, Mr Benjamin Olabimitan, has disclosed that more depressed people have been seeking professional help in the wake of public outcry generated by the recent increase in suicide cases in Nigeria. He made this known in an exclusive chat with Our Community Newspaper in his […]

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 classroom, due to the designs of the seats, we have the sights of students sit […]

How to Sell Safety to Top Management

  “Selling safety to senior management is a serious issue; quite challenging especially in the face of limited budget” – Mr Segun Bakare, HSE Manager of Petrolex Oil & Gas Limited “They (top management) relate to dollars and cents. They don’t relate to incident rates.” – Terry Hart, CSP, American construction safety adviser Experts globally […]

Fire Outbreaks: Problems and Concerns over Location of Filling Stations in Residential Areas

With rising opposition against the building of filling stations within residential areas across the states, a fallout of rising fire outbreaks destroying lives and properties at their instance; is there any possibility in sight for the eventual relocation of the filling stations,  Victory Bernard examines.     Among the five fire incidents that occurred simultaneously […]

How You May Be ‘Killing’ Your Child – Medical Expert

  The Director of Clinical Services, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Dr John Obafemi Sotunsa has warned parents against giving children high-calorie, high-fat food, saying it leads to child obesity which has been found to be a major cause of diabetes and cardiac-related complications. He disclosed this while delivering a lecture at the American Society of […]

Snapchat Hackers: 5 Ways to Protect Your Family

  In 2014, photo sharing service Snapchat ran afoul of hackers after the company claimed it had no knowledge of any security vulnerabilities. To prove that such loopholes existed, attackers lifted the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users and made them available on a public website. Although the site was immediately taken […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tips For Facebook Users

  Identity theft protection is a must for all computer users, and that extends to social media such as Facebook. Because of the very nature of social networking sites — where people are encouraged to share personal information — users are automatically at risk of becoming victims of identity theft. Facebook users should be aware […]

Danger of Exposure to Fumes

  Few days ago a female final year student of UNIZIK was killed by fumes from a generator in an unventilated room. In medical parlance, this is called carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a preventable medical emergency. When I perceive fumes from my neighbour’s gigantic old lister, carbon monoxide poisoning comes to mind […]

Driver’s Health Fitness: Impact on Public Safety

    Much of being a safe driver is being fit to drive in the first place, and knowing when this comes to play is  when we discussed driver fitness, we tend to refer to sobriety, fatigue, eyesight – all those conditions that might impact the ability to see, think and move well enough to […]