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World Diabetes Day 2019; Family and Diabetes

Since 1991, every year, on the 14th of November, the world celebrates World Diabetes Day. This date is quite special and was chosen by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) because it is the birthday of Federic Banting. Banting, with Charles Best and John James Macleod conceived the first-ever Insulin shot in 1922.   World Diabetes

World Pneumonia Day 2019: Stopping Pneumonia

Every year, on the 12th of November, people around the world mark the World Pneumonia Day in an effort to create awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5. The first was ten years ago on the 12th of November 2009. It is necessary to commemorate this day

A Brief History of Ultrasound; From Bats to Medical Diagnostics

Ultrasound machines are not just one of the most used diagnostic tools in the world, but also one of the safest diagnostic tools. From pregnant women to gallstones, ultrasounds are the best tools for imaging the torso. Here is a brief history of how Ultrasound technology evolved. Lazzaro Spallanzani and the Bats As far back

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Evolution of Energy Resources over Time

The entire universe is a combination of substances that can generally be classified into two; Energy and Matter. Energy is technically defined as the potential to do work, measured in KiloWatts per Hour or Joules. Okay, Physics class terminologies aside, the force that drives all activities, right from the workings of the human body to

WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY – PPC Celebrates Foluke Michael

WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY #WCW   Foluke Michael is the founder and project director of Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption and InnoCreative youth hub. She promotes SDGs through education, creative development, innovation and entrepreneurship in children, youth and women. In 2017, Foluke launched the CCB animated movie series to influence policymakers towards implementing effective changes that

Nigeria and The Quest for Sustainable Energy

Renewable energy has often been touted as a far-fetched, barely sustainable and expensive alternative to traditional fossil sources. Despite the popularity of environmental sustainability ideals and various summits entreating countries to focus more on environmentally friendly practices, Africa has been a bit behind on the train of sustainability. While many countries are making moves to

Partnering for Power Solutions: Installation of 11KV Generators at Sagamu

Nigeria is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies but for the major shortcomings that plague the state, most importantly, Power shortage. Nigeria generates its power from two major sources, Hydro-electric and also thermal/fossil fuel generators. Despite the abundance of fossil fuels, power generation in Nigeria is less than 50% efficient when compared to the requirements of

PPC Celebrates Team Nigeria and The Cycling Federation of Nigeria

The just-concluded African Cup Track 2019 was the product of a landmark agreement signed by the presidents of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria and Confederation of African Cycling in March. The agreement, signed in faraway Rome; during the Joint confederation of the African and EU cycling congress, birthed a new era for competitive cyclists in

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Nanomedical innovations; The Future of Healthcare

Nanotechnology is one of the most controversial and innovative modern technologies. Simply put, nanotechnology is any science that involves working with atoms, molecules or any matter on a scale of 1 to 100 nanometers. A nanometer is basically 1/1,000,000,000 of a meter. If you are trying to visualise this measurement, picture this; the thickness of

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A Brief History In Providing ICT Engineering Solutions

For an average Nigerian, especially one below fifty years of age, the idea of ICT and telecommunications engineering became mainstream only at the turn of the century. But for Mr Patrick Edeh, PPC System Integrators have been in the business of ICT solutions as far back as 1995. Back when landlines and telephone lines were