Man, 41, seeks financial help to cure tumor

September 1, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A 41-year-old man, Mr Raphael Chuka Okafor, bedridden with a diagnosed malignant and cancerous brain tumor, has sought for a financial help to manage his health challenges.Okafor, a 2004 graduate of Public Administration from the University of Abuja, said he has accumulated outstanding medical bills of four million, seven hundred and thirty-eight thousand Naira waiting to be settled even as Read More

Bed-ridden journalist Arikpo seeks help for hip replacement

August 11, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

70-year-old veteran journalist, Chief Sam Arikpo, who is bedridden after battling with bilateral osteoarthritis of the hips with associated subluxation of the right hip, has cried out for help. Arikpo, now on a wheel chair with severe pains caused by waist deformity, said medical experts have advised him to do a total hip replacement if he is to avert being Read More

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Ex-Bwari council chair Yohanna dies

December 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A former chairman of Bwari area council in the FCT, Peter Yohanna, is dead. Chairman of the council, John Gabaya, who confirmed the incident at the deceased’s residence at Ushafa, Abuja Wednesday said the former council chairman died in the early hours of Wednesday after a period of illness. Family sources said Yohanna recently underwent a surgery to cure an Read More

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Basketball: Akaraiwe laments neglect by NBBF

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Injured First Bank and national team players Nkem Akaraiwe has cried out for help regarding her injury she sustained when she was on the national team duty. The player who lamented the neglecting she has suffered for over 6 months saying ” I am really saddened by the way the NBBF President Musa Kida has treated me, I sustained the Read More

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Bose Ransome-Kuti’s wife is dead

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bose Ransome-Kuti, wife of the late human rights activist, Beko Ransome-Kuti is dead. She died Tuesday night at the age of 74 years. Bose died of complication from brain surgery, at a hospital in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The deceased was born in 1945. Until her death, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Boselli Ventures Limited, Anthony area of Lagos. Read More

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Abuja hospital celebrates 1,000 coronary angiogram procedures

November 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

In its bid to ensure that Nigerians do not travel abroad for cardiac-related cases, Nizamiye hospital Abuja said it has successfully carried out 1,000 coronary angiogram procedures since the commencement of the service in the hospital in 2015. According to a statement by the hospital made available to Blueprint on Monday, it said that it is proud of this modest Read More

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Tennis: Murray to play singles in Zhuhai

August 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Former world number one Andy Murray has added two tournaments in China to his schedule as he prepares to return to singles action next week at the Cincinnati Masters. The 32-year-old, who had career-saving hip resurfacing surgery in January after losing in the first round of the Australian Open, will play singles at Zhuhai and Beijing. Murray has still Read More

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Minimally invasive spine surgery in Abuja, by Dr. Biodun Ogungbo

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Spine surgery is an individual thing. Operations are designed specifically for each patient and what Joe had may not be suitable for Adamu. Operations are often designed to achieve one of two results: remove pain or to free the nerve from compression. The pain may be coming because of instability of the bones or pressure on the nerve. So, operations Read More

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A pain in the back?, By Dr. Biodun Ogungbo Zitadel

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

We were in Portharcourt last week to perform an operation at the new Zitadel Medical and Diagnostic Centre. The team flew into Portharcourt overnight and performed Lumbar spine decompression and pedicle screw fixation on a 50 year old man. The operation was accomplished successfully and the patient is recovering well. There are two reasons why this is important. Do and Read More

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Insurgency: Boy Ali returns after successful surgery in Dubai

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Tope Sunday Abuja Ali Ahmadu, a child victim of Boko Haram insurgency from Chibok, Borno state, has returned to Nigeria from Dubai, three months after undergoing a surgery. To the admiration of all, Ali, who was on wheelchair for about four years, freely walked into the mammoth crowd on hand to receive him at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Read More

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Serena, Kuznetsova unsure of playing

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Former world No 1 Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery. Williams was around two months pregnant when she captured her 23rd grand slam singles title in Melbourne earlier this year Read More