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Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by EDonHappen: 11:11pm On Jun 05, 2017
A Professor of Entomology at the University of Ilorin, Adeolu Ande, has decried killing mosquitoes, saying the insects are friends to humans that deserved to be properly managed.

Ande made the statement on Monday in Ilorin in a paper he presented at a public seminar organised by the university.

In his paper with the title “Consider the ways of Ants and be Wise,” the entomologist described insects as the “most successful and influential group’’ of organisms in the biosphere.

He said that humans had a lot to learn from insects in order to be wise.

“Human life is beset with inevitable associations with insects that have over the years influenced human destiny positively and negatively.

“Negative influences, such as disease transmission, crop losses, food spoilage, economic losses and nuisance value caused by less than 5 per cent of insect species have been exaggerated by man.

He said that positive influences of insects are not unappreciated and downplayed.

He listed some of them to include: pollination of flowers, waste recycling and sustenance of the ecosystem.

Others, he said, include source of silk, shellac, cochineal, therapeutic agents, aesthetics, biological control agents and food source.

The don said that man deliberately misunderstood the role of mosquitoes and frequently described them as causing the diseases they transmit.

He said: “in the actual sense, mosquitoes are equally sick but inadvertently and unwillingly convey pathogens that are the real causal agents of these diseases.

“The female mosquito could be described as an example of a true mother who is forced to undertake suicide mission in its bid to provide for its unborn children.

“The adult female mosquitoes have exceptional value for child raising hence the level of commitment and risk they take on the mission that entails decision between life and death.

“The after effect of this commitment is a well thought out plan that forestalls most of the factors that may stand in the way of raising good children.

“I am sure most human females will not take comparable decision in the face of similar attendant risks.

“It is however certain that children born after well thought out and risky conditions are better posited for quality living than those produced carelessly.

Ande said that mosquitoes had proved over the years that they are our friends and allies, adding that if we like them or not, they would exist and continue to source blood from humans.

The professor called for improvement in Zoology curriculum to ensure better focus on organisms that feature prominently around man.

He said that zoologists were expected to be the foster parents of animals in the Zoo, adding that they should be familiar with their needs and their health status

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by etzskillz(m): 11:14pm On Jun 05, 2017
u mean ur family friend

FTC again

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by ajigiteri(m): 11:19pm On Jun 05, 2017
Too much of knowledge at times is equal to madness

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by PapaNnamdi: 11:40pm On Jun 05, 2017
Mosquitoes Blike

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by olukaygold(m): 12:10am On Jun 06, 2017
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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by maverickdude(m): 9:29am On Jun 06, 2017
Professor: Mosquitoes are our friends, do not kill them
Mosquitoes:

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Qbaba(m): 9:29am On Jun 06, 2017
What kind of talk is that?

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by MEGGATRON(m): 9:29am On Jun 06, 2017
We need an experiment to confirm this theory, prof tonight sleep near a dirty environment naked_, come back and explain how Friendly they are.

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by handsomeclouds(m): 9:30am On Jun 06, 2017
What is this one saying?

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Nobody: 9:30am On Jun 06, 2017
"The professor called for improvement in Zoology curriculum to ensure better focus on organisms that feature prominently around man."

- Where is Goodluck Jonathan to give antithesis grin grin grin

"The female mosquito could be described as an example of a true mother who is forced to undertake suicide mission in its bid to provide for its unborn children."

- Amazing thesis; where are Christian Mothers to support this theory. shocked

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by mrvitalis(m): 9:30am On Jun 06, 2017
This guy just need to come to port Harcourt.. Or bayelsa ..open his door all night and just sleep without cloths ..

After that I can believe u on this

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Nobody: 9:30am On Jun 06, 2017
so we shld allow them to suck us dry like kilishi
Abeg where is my zapper, i gat some bugs to zzzaaapp!

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by thestevens: 9:30am On Jun 06, 2017
He should start harbouring them in his house na

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Aburi001: 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017
I'm sure this Prof Wife and siblings have Chemists where Mosquitos drugs are being sold grin

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by tobechi20(m): 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017
i agree with him

after all, buhari said bokoharam members are our friends. an attack on bokiharam is attack to north.

bokiharam has successfully pursued bad foreigner a out of bauchi

it has forced naija soldiers to recruit more personnel And weapons

it has led to creation of north east commission.

bokoharan is our friend. manage them wisely

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by 0b100100111: 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017




Lobatan!


Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by centboy123456(m): 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017
ajigiteri:
Too much of knowledge at times is equal to madness


lol am telling u
Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by eleojo23: 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017
According to WHO statistics, there were estimated 214 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2015, and an estimated 438,000 deaths . Approximately 90% of all malaria deaths occur in Africa. In 2015, an estimated 292,000 African children died before their fifth birthday due to malaria.

Professor, this is the damage that Mosquitoes have been doing and you call them our friend?

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by mayoor15(m): 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017
Professor Ande.... Smart and intelligent man, funny as well.... But this issue of mosquito pass me, maybe the person below me has something to say.

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by lucialuv1(f): 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017
Lol......professor speaking like an illiterate

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Oblitz(m): 9:31am On Jun 06, 2017
Hmm
Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Praktikals(m): 9:32am On Jun 06, 2017
Teacher dont teach me nonsense

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Flashmove: 9:32am On Jun 06, 2017
We will not take this. Buhari must hear this.
Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by adeoladeola(m): 9:32am On Jun 06, 2017
This one na die oo
Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by brightballer(m): 9:32am On Jun 06, 2017
He hasn't lost a family member or friend to malaria before.

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Gerrard59(m): 9:32am On Jun 06, 2017
Unfortunately, he did not give any scientific or ecological reason why they are invaluable. If they are, I wonder certain countries ensure male mosquitoes are made infertile by genetic engineering.

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by davidque007(m): 9:33am On Jun 06, 2017
He is high on knowledge. craze don dey worry am small small
Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by sod09(m): 9:33am On Jun 06, 2017
what are they smoking in that school sef angry angry

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by Eleniyan15: 9:33am On Jun 06, 2017
What my business I hate mosquito pass snake ehn
Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by ajalawole(m): 9:34am On Jun 06, 2017
Where is our NCAN CHAIRMAN AND INSPECTORS. we honestly need to check this don's name

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by TeflonBlixx: 9:34am On Jun 06, 2017
Me: What's the economical importance of mosquito??


Prof: To Reduce Human population

Me:

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Re: Mosquitoes Are Our Friends, Stop Killing Them - UNILORIN Professor Decries by SmartMugu: 9:34am On Jun 06, 2017
Prof needs his head checked. That's what happens when people read too much nonsense - nobody understands them anymore, like nobody understands the mad people on the streets.

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