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‘Poor Glutathione, Cause Of 90% Chronic Diseases’

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A  medical expert, Dr
Abraham Osinubi, says that chronic diseases tend to manifest more in people above 60 years because they had less Glutathione to prevent damage to body cells.
Glutathione (GSH), an important antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi, and some bacteria is capable of preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides and heavy metals.
Osinubi, said the situation caused by 90 per cent of chronic diseases were attributable to the body’s inability to replicate this essential molecule when one is above 60 years.
Speaking in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the maiden scientific conference of Max International, a drug company, held at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi Araba, Osinubi said “Glutathione is a very important molecule in the body; everybody needs it and every cell in our body needs it. The challenge to our body is how we get this essential component.
“The molecule gets inside human cells at about the age of 20 or there about, but everyone’s glutathione goes down by 60 years of age.
“The important molecule depreciates fast as we grow older and everybody is not having enough glutathione; by 60 years it’s about half of what the person had when about 20 years.
“So, we are not surprised that as we grow older, most especially above 45 years, the rate of chronic diseases is also on the increase and many can lead to death,’’ he said.
Osinubi, a lecturer at the university, contended that low-level of glutathione in the body could be a gateway to serious infections and many known terminal illness often associated with old age.
“Glutathione is a small protein molecule composed of cycteine, glutamate and glycine called “GSH’’ which could be likened to blocks in the body against free radicals.
“According to many published researches, low glutathione in the body accounted for negative imbalance as seen in Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and low immune system trauma and athletes overtraining”, he said.
“Increased aging is also a result of low glutathione in the body including Alzheimer disease, Parkinson others such as Kidney disease, diabetes, Liver problem and Arthritis.
“The depletion of glutathione in the body is, however, as a result of poor diets, pollution, toxins, medications, radiations, infections and the rest,’’ he said.
Osinubi, who is also a Researcher Fellow of American College of Endocrinology, said the right amount of glutathione in the body could help to ward off chronic diseases that in the past had defied medications.
“The presence of the required level of glutathione is an assurance of the body producing good antioxidants and also a detoxifier, boosting the body’s immune system and repair of bad cells.
“What we are saying now is that we should try as much as possible to find a way of increasing our body glutathione to ward off these chronic diseases.
“So, how do we raise the level of gluthaione in the body? The solution came from Prof. Herbert Nagasawa from Centre for Drug Design (CDD) after a research for about 25 years,’’ he said.
The expert added that the formula for the replacement of the lost glutathione in the body was through a formulation of a drug called RiboCeine, which would be digested through simple sugar.
“Ribose is combined with Cysteine to create RiboCeine. This formular is like a bricklayer by the seaside wanting to make blocks.’’
“He has abundant water and sand but he needs cement and once he gets cement he can make as much bricks as he wants,’’ he said.
The human body, he noted, had two of the three important molecules it needs, so, what he did was to introduce that third component needed by the body to prevent the destruction of the glutathione.
“Once it is introduced to the body through RiboCeine, the body can make as much glutathione,’’ he said. (NAN)

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‘Reps Passed 88 Bills In Two Years’

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The House of Representatives has passed 88 bills out of 1407 bills in the past two years, its spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu (APC, Abia) has said.
The House clocked two years on June 11 and has two years left.
Mr Kalu had earlier  released  different data on the status of legislative activities. However, The Tide source  is yet to independently verify this latest data.
Mr Kalu had claimed that the House considered 853 bills and 41 of them passed, in the previous statement.
According to the new statement released on Friday, a total of 554 bills were introduced between June 2020 and June 2021. It was a sharp decline considering that the House introduced 853 bills between June 2019 and June 2020.
Although the decline could be blamed on the outbreak of Covid-19.
“The accurate number of bills considered by the 9th House of Representatives as of June 10, 2021 is 1407 out of which the House has passed 88 bills.
“Additionally, the accurate number of motions considered by the 9th House of Representatives as of June 10, 2021, is 730 out of which the House has made 98 resolutions on security issues.”
The data released by the lawmaker shows that while the introduction of bills has been easy, the progression of bills has been very slow.
A total of 942 bills are awaiting second reading, only 327 bills have been referred to committees, and 79 are awaiting committee of the whole consideration.
Within the same period, 730 motions were considered by the House. However, out of the 663 referred to committees, only 40 reports have been laid, and only six have been considered by the House.
Legislative activities suffered a great deal in 2020 due to the breakout of Covid-19. The National Assembly was shut down for about two months between March 2020 and May 2020.
At a point, the plenary was reduced to once a week.
However, the lawmakers did not help the situation by embarking on holidays at the slightest opportunity, thereby missing deadlines on passage of key legislation.
Also, a review of the legislative agenda of the House by The Tide source shows that the lawmakers are far behind in fulfilling their agenda.

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Accord To Contest In 12 LGAs

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Accord Party plans to contest only in 12 local government councils and 37 local council development areas at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.
Its Publicity Secretary, Dele Oladeji, told newsmen in Lagos, yesterday that the party chose to contest only in its areas of strength rather than dissipate energy across the state.
He said Accord Party would contest chairmanship and councillorship seats in Somolu, Mushin, Odi-Olowo, Igando-Ikotun, Agbado Okeodo, Agege, Alimosho, Apapa, Lagos Mainland, Ikorodu, Oshodi/Isolo, and Ifako-Ijaiye LGAs/LCDAs.
Oladeji said that the party had a good outing in these councils at the last council elections in 2017.
“We are set for the election and we are competing in our local governments of strength where we won in 2017.
“We are set to repeat the same feat and even win more than the eight councillorship seats we won in 2017 to become the only opposition party in the local government administration in Lagos State,’’ he said.
Oladeji said that the party was ready to go to court wherever its mandate was stolen as it did in 2017 local government elections.
“As against 2017 when we went to court only in few areas to get back our rigged mandate, this year, we will go to court in any number of local government areas where our mandate is perceived to have been stolen through rigging.
“As the only opposition party in the local government’s administration of Lagos State, we have retained the abiding hope of Lagos residents as the alternative party.”

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Okorocha Cautions Igbos On Secession

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The Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has cautioned the South-East against their agitations for Nigeria’s breakup.
Okorocha warned that Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up.
The former Imo State Governor spoke in Abuja while addressing some women groups yesterday.
Okorocha stressed that the South- East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration.
The lawmaker stressed that Igbos are nationalistic in nature, hence they should dismiss the urge for Nigeria’s disintegration.
He said: “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and builds a house for his family without feeling insecure. The Igbos will lose more if Nigeria divides.
“Most Nigerian leaders who were successful had one thing or the other to do with the Igbos. It is either they married Igbo women or had some links with them. I can call names like, former President, Obasanjo; former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Buba Marwa, just to name a few”.
South-East groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereignty State of Biafra, MASSOB, have been agitating for the disintegration of Nigeria.
IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu has been in the forefront, calling for Biafra’s actualisation.

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