‘Diabetes, obesity responsible for 29% deaths in Nigeria’

September 11, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The National Secretary, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, Comrade Bernard Enyia, has disclosed that diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 29 percent of deaths in Nigeria. Enyia, who spoke at a webinar organised by a coalition, National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), also  stated that 38.7 million litres of soft drinks are sold yearly in Nigeria, which according to him, Read More

Taiwan trade council to host expo in Abuja

September 9, 2021 House keeper 0

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to host its 2021 exhibition in Abuja between September 14 and 16, 2021. This was disclosed in an official statement on their social media accounts on Thursday. The statement reads; “The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invites you to visit the Taiwan Delegation at the Halal Expo Nigeria from Tuesday Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

NAFDAC begins campaign against dangerous use of codeine, self-medication, others

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday flagged off sensitization campaign against abuse of codeine, self-medication among youth and use of potassium bromate to bake bread. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, at a press conference held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure over Read More

COVID-19: We’re ready to help Nigeria on vaccination – Rotary Int’l president 

September 6, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, Monday, declared the readiness of the club to assist Nigeria on the Covid-19 vaccination process. Mehta, who spoke with Journalists shortly after his visits to the Primary Health Centre, Garki 11, where he monitored the Polio Immunization exercise and IDPs camp at Durumi, both in Abuja, said in the last 35 years, the club Read More

COVID-19: Experts harp on Chinese vaccines, local production

August 29, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Media and health experts in Nigeria have tasked the federal government and health practitioners on the availability and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, with a call on stakeholders to embrace the Chinese products as well as promoting local production. The call was made through a communiqué issued at the end of a workshop organised by Diplomats Extra magazine, Wednesday, endorsed Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 House keeper 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

COVID-19: India vaccinates 10 million people daily

August 28, 2021 AFP 0

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The government has been stung by Read More

USAI-IHP donates health equipment to Ebonyi govt

August 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

United States Agency for International Development-Integrted Health programme (USAID – IHP), Friday, donated hospital equipment worth over N100 million to Ebonyi state. The items include weighing scale, family planning kits, sterilising pans, implant insertion and removal measuring tapes, and measuring boards for infants, fertail suppler, episiotomy kits,upright newborn mask, neo Natalie among others would be given to 198 facilities in Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Court orders doctors back to work, Ngige hails ruling

August 24, 2021 House keeper 0

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has described  the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) ruling on the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors ( NARD) strike as a welcome development. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court in a ruling ordered striking members of NARD and the federal government to suspend all forms of hostilities and maintain Read More

Bauchi flags off phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination with 100, 296 doses

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government on Saturday flagged off the phase 2 of COVID 19 vaccination with 100,296 doses across the 20 local government areas of the state. The state Chairman Task Force on COVID-19 and deputy of Bauchi state Baba Tela, disclosed this during the inauguration of the phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Bauchi. He said the state received 100,296 Read More

Mysterious death: Osun govt orders immediate investigation, autopsy on corpses

August 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has vowed to unravel causes of death of seven members of a family in Apomu, Isokan Local Government Area of the state, Tuesday morning.  The state government has therefore ordered immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death.   A statement by the Commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu, Wednesday, also ordered that an autopsy be carried out Read More

Breaking: Again, bandits invade Zamfara college, kidnap 15 students, 4 staff, kill cop, others

August 16, 2021 House keeper 0

Palpable tension gripped College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura in Zamfara State as a group of Bandits stormed the institution, kidnapped 15 students, four staff, killed one police officer and two security men. The Deputy Registrar of the college, Aliyu Atiku, confirmed the incident to Journalists via telephone conversation. According to him, the Bandits stormed the main campus of Read More

IPOB: Despite court order, Army ‘keeps Enugu gov’s aide in detention’

August 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Despite a Federal High Court order that the Nigerian Army should release unconditionally a Nigerian citizen, and Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Security matters to the Enugu State Governor, Tochukwu Cornelius Okeke, the Nigerian Army has allegedly refused to obey the order. The order was given seven days ago via a court verdict by Justice AT Mohammed of the Portharcourt Division. The Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

2023: Christian youth group endorses Gov Bello’s presidential ambition

August 7, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

The Christian Youth Leadership Network (CYLN) has stressed the need for the younger generation to take the mantle of Nigeria’s leadership. The Convener of the Network, Apostle Faith Eches, stated this at a forum organised by the group in Abuja at the weekend. Apostle Eches said while appreciating all contributions made by some elders towards the advancement of the country Read More

Group offers free hepatitis test in Nasarawa

August 7, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Beacon Youth Initiative (BYI) in partnership with SHECA Foundation and Philips Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, Friday, offered free hepatitis tests to 600 People in Nasarawa state. Executive Director (ED) of BYI, Envoh Emmanuel Okolo, disclosed this in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital. “We have offered free hepatitis test to 600 people in Dakan Sarki and Kwandare communities, in Lafia local government,” he Read More

Osun: Flood wrecks havoc inside govt house, other areas affected

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Heavy rain, Tuesday evening, wreak havoc in Osun state as Governor’s house perimeter fence and other houses were affected.  The heavy downpour that lasted for over three hours, started around 7pm till about 11pm.  The perimeter fence of the government house opposite Laro Grammar School, Ilobu road, fell during the heavy rain.  A bridge at Abija street, where vehicles were Read More

Breaking: Consider Nigerians, call off strike, Senate, Reps tell residents doctors

August 4, 2021 House keeper 0

Both the Senate and House of Representatives have jointly called on the resident doctors to call of their strike and return to negotiation table with the federal government. The residents doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had resumed strike on Monday August 2, 2021. Already, the strike action is affecting medical services at various government-owned Read More

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs N983bn 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law

July 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday signed the 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (House of Representatives), Mr Umar Elyakub, has said. He told State House correspondents that the President assented to a N982,729,695,343 supplementary budget. He said the Act would largely focused on funding security and health concerns. Details loading …

COOUTH partners NYSC to improve corps members’ health

July 23, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Chief Medical Director, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Amaku-Awka, Dr. Joe Akabuike, has disclosed that the hospital management was determined to partner with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to improve the health of corps members. Akabuike, who made the disclosure during a courtesy visit on him by the Anambra state coordinator, Mrs. Yetunde Baderinwa, Friday, gave Read More