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Interventional Cardiologist Reveals That Journalist Need 7 Hours Worth Of Sleep Each Day

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Interventional Cardiologist Reveals That Journalist Need 7 Hours Worth Of Sleep Each Day

An Interventional Cardiologist of the Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, India, has advised journalists to have at least seven hours of good and quality sleep, to rejuvenate their system for the next day’s work.

The sleep, Dr. Ranjan Shetty said is necessary, considering pressure at work to complete or produce reports on given subject areas each day.

He said too much pressure on journalists could lead to a number of health challenges such as heart attack, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and other acute and chronic diseases.

“Stress is the reason that we are losing our lives and having fewer quality lives. Sleep hygiene is important to manage stress. Sleep hygiene means you are sleeping at a particular time and getting up at a particular time. Sleep is important to rejuvenate you for the next day, make sure your blood pressure doesn’t go up, and that your metabolic parameters between your sugar and cholesterol remain fine.

“…Just make sure you are sleeping well, you are eating two hours before you sleep, and one hour to bed, if possible, make sure you do not look into electronic media – cell phone or messages because all the wild noise impairs your quality of sleep,” he advised.

Dr Ranjan gave the advice at a virtual Cardiovascular Workshop organized by the Ghana Journalists Association in collaboration with the Manipal Hospitals, on the topic: “How Work Stress Can Make Way for Cardiovascular Diseases?” to 18 journalists on the need to reduce stress in their line of duty.

The session took participants through how long-term stress could increase blood cholesterol, blood sugar & blood pressure, which gives rise to heart ailments.

Signs of stress include; irritability, not being joyful with one’s work or usual activities, not finding pleasure in work, insomnia, and fatigue, he said.

To manage stress, Dr. Ranjan asked journalists to associate with work environments that they are comfortable with and take regular breaks from work.

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“One important thing to do is to break the monotony, take some break, take time to travel, do something pleasurable whether walking around or listening to music. Once you do these, the work efficiency is also enhanced.

“Regular and moderate exercise is also helpful to the cardiovascular system. For beginners, you can start with 10 minutes of exercise three times a week, and gradually increase to 20 and then 30 minutes depending on your capacity. But bear in mind that too much exercise can be harmful to you, especially when you are aging,” he cautioned.

The Cardiologist said spirituality also helps to release, as it psyched the minds of individuals to believe there are powers that provided them guidance.

He advised them to control the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases such as smoking, and seek medical attention to control diabetes, hypertension, and heart attack, adding that chronic stress leads to chronic diseases.

Dr. Ranjan directed individuals who experienced heart pains to immediately report to a health facility for attention, saying: “Heart attack is like an ‘earth quake’, it gives no signs before attacking you, so always go for a checkup and don’t stress yourself much because one-third of people with heart attack do not reach the hospital. So do not neglect any symptom that suggests you could have a heart attack”.

He also advised the public to eat healthily and minimize their intake of carbohydrates.

Mrs Linda Asante-Agyei, the Vice President of the Ghana Journalists Association, said journalists often seek the interest of national leaders, their audience, and the entire public, and fail to think about their welfare.

She entreated them to prioritize their health while on duty as they need good health to be successful in their profession.

 

 

 

 

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Let Love Lead; Prayer Warrior Fights Against All Odds To Marry Chief Priest

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Let Love Lead; Prayer Warrior Fights Against All Odds To Marry Chief Priest

Though there is the perception that she is not compatible with her husband, a Nigerian prayer warrior says she does not regret marrying her fetish priest husband.

The 42-year-old Lolo Ebelechukwu Obi abandoned the church to marry her 78-year-old husband and Chief Priest of Idemmili deity, Dr Raphael Obi.

Her decision was not based on love or money, but the simple logic that she was appointed by the gods to be his wife, she told BBC pidgin.

In the interview, she stated that she was a single mother-of-four prior to her marriage but her husband accepted her in good faith.

Her decision, she said, drew mockery from society because she “was a serious church member, a prayer warrior and even part of the Jericho destroyers in church.”

She narrated how it all happened:

I used to visit him at his shrine and one day, he told me I have been appointed to be his wife and take care of him during old age. At that same time, pastors had already told me I had been chosen spiritually so I knew he was saying the truth.

At first, I was looking at his age and looking at myself. I did not know what to say so I did not respond.

When I told my mother, she said no I won’t marry him. So I went out and began to reason. And I remembered that when I was small, I had a dream where I was dressed like a Queen (Lolo).

I was like, maybe this is the dream coming to pass. So I was just calm although my mother was not happy with me then.

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I am not scared of the work because even when I was in church, people used to call be ‘eze nwani’, queen.

I told my friends about it so when they heard I married a native doctor, they were laughing that after all my church things, I married Chief priest.

She continued that during her church days, she had a negative perception about native doctors and shrines, but following her marriage, she has realised it is a religion no different from Christianity.

According to her, a number of pastors have entered their den for spiritual assistance, hence she believes there is power in the deity.

After eight years in the marriage, she said she has never had the urge to turn back, especially as she has been assured to be a great woman.

Many people, even my friends are happy with me now because I’m doing well. My name is Lolo Ebelechukwu Chukwu Obi and I am proudly the wife of Chiefpriest, Idemili cultural center Agulu.

 

 

 

 

 

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Twitter Ban In Nigeria To End ‘Very Soon’, Information Minister Says

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Twitter Ban In Nigeria To End 'Very Soon', Information Minister Says

Nigeria said on Wednesday it expects to end its ban on Twitter in a “few more days”, raising hopes among users eager to return to the social media platform three months after the suspension took effect.

The ban, announced in June, has hurt Nigerian businesses and drawn widespread condemnation for its damaging effect on freedom of expression and the ease of doing business in Africa’s most populous nation.

But Information Minister Lai Mohammed told a post-cabinet media briefing the government was aware of the anxiety the ban had created among Nigerians.

“If the operation has been suspended for about 100 days now, I can tell you that we’re just actually talking about a few, just a few more days now,” Mohammed said without giving a time frame.

When pressed further, Mohammed said authorities and Twitter officials had to “dot the I’s and cross the T’s” before reaching a final agreement.

“It’s just going to be very, very soon, just take my word for that,” he said.

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The government suspended Twitter after it removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists.

It was a culmination of months of tension. Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey’s posts encouraging donations to anti-police brutality protests last October and Twitter posts from Nnamdi Kanu, a Biafran separatist leader currently on trial in Abuja, infuriated authorities.

Last month, Mohammed told Reuters the Twitter ban would be removed before the end of this year, adding that the government was awaiting a response on three final requests made of the social media platform.

The ban is just one area of concern for free speech advocates. Nigeria dropped five spots, to 120, in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders, which described Nigeria as one of the most dangerous and difficult West Africa countries for journalists.

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God Does Not Make Mistakes – Pastor Adeboye Tells ‘Transgenders’

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God Does Not Make Mistakes – Pastor Adeboye Tells ‘Transgenders’

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye, has reacted to the growing number of ‘transgenders’ in the world.

Pastor Adeboye, in a post shared on his Facebook page, stated that God is not the author of confusion and that in the time of creation, God created humans in female and male gender yet some people have decided to change their gender as if God did not know what he was doing. He stated that God doesn’t make mistakes.

Pastor Adeboye wrote:

“Our God is the God of distinction; He is not an author of confusion. A man chooses to be confused when he does not want to do the right thing as ordered by God and so pretends that he does not know what God wants from him. When God creates, He does so with precision and purpose. He created lights for a purpose and darkness for another. God commanded:

“And let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

“Genesis 1:14.

“The God of order is that God of distinction. When He wanted to create man, for example, the Bible says:

‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

‘Genesis 1:27.’

“God, in His infinite wisdom, created mankind as male and female, yet some people feel the need to change their gender as though He did not know what He was doing when He created them! God does not make mistakes.

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“Our God is the perfect God of distinction. He created the day for work and the night to rest. If for any reason we do not rest in one night, the following day should compensate for the loss of rest. Failure to observe rest produces stress, sickness and ultimately death. Little wonder life expectancy in the last 50 years has been on the decline. Achievements that should normally have taken 40 years to accomplish are realised in fewer than 30, at the price of dying earlier. The God of distinction says in His word:

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?

“2 Corinthians 6:14.”

“He then commanded in 2 Corinthians 6:17-18:

‘Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.’

“A lot of people have mixed many profane things with the sacred. The God of distinction will never lower His standards. It is our duty to live up to His standards.

“Look into your life and see where you have compromised your values as a Christian. Repent and begin to walk in the path of righteousness again.”

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