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Three-week-old baby girl hospitalised after father’s slap

A man, Edet Asuquo, has fled his home in the Idi Araba area of Lagos State after he nearly killed his newborn baby, Gift Asuquo.

Pregnant South African woman bites rapist’s genitals – police

South African Police said they are on the lookout for a man with severely injured genitalia who allegedly raped a pregnant woman, who bit him in self-defence.

Oprah Winfrey for president? Golden Globes speech sparks speculation

Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harbouring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.

Farmer arrested defiling, impregnating mentally retarded woman in Katsina

A 25-year-old mentally retarded woman (Islamia) is now carrying a 28-week pregnancy allegedly owned by a 50-year-old farmer, Safiyanu Kamala of Jino village in Kankara local government area of Katsina state.

Suspected robbers abduct Ebonyi NLC chairman’s wife

Armed persons on Sunday attacked the residence of the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, Leonard Nkah.

Rwanda bans shisha trade and smoking after Tanzania

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday.

NGO wants training on reproductive health for persons with disabilities

Disability Journey Initiative, DJI, an NGO, has urged government, NGOs and stakeholders to train persons living with disabilities on their reproductive health needs to enable them to live productive lives.

54 Babies born HIV-positive in nine months in Nasarawa

Zakari Umar, the executive director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency (NASACA), said 54 babies delivered between January and September in the state tested positive for HIV.

Pregnancy is hell – Paloma Faith

British Singer and new mother, Paloma Faith, says she is glad to have pregnancy behind her.

Gyneacologist tasks pregnant women on malaria preventive measures

A Gynecologist, Dr Osundu Agu, on Sunday, urged pregnant women to always sleep under Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets in addition to keeping their surroundings and drains clean to prevent malaria infection.

Police nab man for impregnating mother, 13-year-old daughter

Policemen attached to the Area G Police Command, Lagos State have arrested one Saka Akonda for impregnating his wife’s 13-year-old daughter.

Gynaecologist lists causes of premature birth

Dr. Chris Abumchi, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, says violence among couples can predispose pregnant women to preterm births.

Women infected with vaginal yeast are unaware – expert

Dr Mojirayo Ajayi, a Consultant Family Physician at De-Cross Maternity Hospital, Jericho Ibadan, says half of women affected with vaginal yeast infection are unaware of the disease.

Funke Akindele’s pregnancy, JAMB dominate Google searches

Rumors of Funke Akindele’s pregnancy during a hosting gig and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result dominated searches on the internet search engine Google this week.

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