Jimenez has surgery on fractured skull

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has had surgery on a fractured skull suffered in a clash of heads during his side’s Premier League win at Arsenal.Sunday’s match at Emirates Stadium was in its early stages when Jimenez and Gunners defender David Luiz accidently collided at an Arsenal corner. He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital.“Raul is Read More

Infrastructure and Internet connectivity key to digital health in Africa

November 24, 2020 David Agba 0

The African technology landscape is changing, with increased ICT infrastructure and more Internet connectivity creating a situation that is ripe for the adoption of healthcare tech, delegates heard at the Africa Tech Festival’s “Industry Deep Dives- Healthcare.” The Africa Tech Festival is taking place this week from the 9 -12 November. Dedicated to accelerating Africa’s enterprise digital transformation, AfricaTech attracts over 11,000 Read More

N35,000 salary makes police an angry man – PCRC coordinator

November 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Princess Nana Ngozi Dahiru, a business woman based in Abuja is the newly appointed National Women Committee Coordinator of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC). In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on reasons she contested for the position and her plans for the police and citizens in general What is the PCRC and what are their basic duties? Read More

Eto’o in ‘fatal’ auto crash, lands in hospital

November 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o is stable in hospital after he was involved in a horror car accident, according to reports. The striker was driving home from a wedding in his native Cameroon when his car was hit by a bus on Sunday morning. Eto’o, 39, suffered a head injury and was immediately taken to hospital for treatment. However, it is suggested Read More

Maradona remains in hospital after surgery

November 6, 2020 Blueprint 0

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona is to remain in hospital for several more days to undergo treatment following surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain, his doctor said Thursday. Therapists treating Maradona had linked the behaviour to withdrawal symptoms and the necessary treatment would last “a few days,” he said. Luque did not provide details, but Maradona has Read More

Revealed! How Nigeria loses 361,000 children yearly to malnutrition

October 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Almost three million under-five Nigerian children are malnourished, while 361,000 children die yearly in the country due to malnutrition and related diseases, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) has said.CISLAC Program Officer Health Advocacy, Mr Mohammed Murtala, ‎who disclosed this on Saturday in Kaduna said Nigeria ranked among 20 countries in the world with high malnourished children, which contributed 80% to the Read More

Breaking: 2 Policemen confirmed dead, others injured in Ondo road crash

October 13, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Two mobile policemen have lost their lives in a fatal accident along Oba-Ile road, Akure North local government of Ondo state. Eight others were said to have been critically injured. Witnesses said Police hilux van somersaulted several times before hitting a pavement due to over-speeding by the driver. Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the accident but said two Read More

Oil price hits $41 as Trump returns to White House

October 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Oil prices edged higher in early trade on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump returned to the White House from hospital after being admitted for treatment for COVID-19 last Friday, while another storm brewed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Prices fell sharply last Friday when Trump went into hospital, then climbed more than 5 per cent on Monday after Read More

Osun CP escapes death as car crashes in Ebonyi

September 21, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

An accident involving the Commissioner of Police Osun state, CP Undie Adie, and a Toyota Corolla car with registration number KSF 76 FW on Sunday took place in Abakaliki, capital city of Ebonyi state.The accident was said to have happened on Sunday afternoon at about 2: 50pm along Enugu/abakaliki Expressway. Though, there were no casualties recorded, the police commissioner was said Read More

Bandits on rampage in Katsina, Kaduna, Nasarawa, kill one, kidnap nursing mother, infant, 15 family members

   Bandits Monday struck again in the North-west states of Kaduna and Katsina as well as North-central state of Nasawara, as they went on rampage killing several of their victims and kidnapping others for ransom. A major highpoint of the tragedy was the killing of two officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the kidnap of 10 others Read More

Gunmen kill one, kidnap nursing mother, 16 family members in Kaduna

September 14, 2020 Abdulraheem Aodu 0

Suspected bandits have killed one person, abducted a nursing mother, an infant and 15 other family members at Udawa village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. Blueprint reports that the incident occurred around 7 a.m. on Saturday at Gonar Lema. Those abducted were all members of the same family and were on their way to the farm when the bandits Read More

COVID-19: Nizamiye hospital counsels on checkup, reduces cost of medication

September 1, 2020 Agi Onda 0

   Nizamiye Hospital Abuja has advised Nigerians to undergo regular health check-up to stay in good health in this era of COVID-19 pandemic.  A press statement by the management made available to Blueprint Tuesday, said internal medicine consultant at the hospital who is also a professor of rheumatology, advised for regular health check-up which he said reduces the risk of getting sick, Read More

Bologna coach Mihajlovic tests positive for Covid-19

August 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who has undergoing treatment for leukaemia since last year, tested positive for Covid-19 and is in isolation, the Serie A club announced on Sunday. The Serbian coach is “absolutely asymptomatic”, the club said on its website.“When he returned to Bologna on Friday, he underwent a control test for Covid-19 with positive results.”Bologna are due to start Read More

FIIRO unveils remedy for sickle cell patients

August 15, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

Patients of sickle cell disease will now heave a sign of relief as the Federal Institute of Industrial Research says it has finally come up with a remedy. The former Director- General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO),  Prof. Gloria N. Elemo,who disclosed this in Lagos Friday, 14 August, 2020 at the 21st Anniversary Celebration of The Temitayo Awosika Read More

Auto crash: Police lose 7 officers, 11 others injured in Katsina

July 14, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) was Tuesday thrown into mourning following the death of seven police officers attached to the Special Forces Unit in a motor accident at Jaji Town along Kaduna-Zaria Road, even as 11 others are receiving medical treatment from injuries sustained from the accident. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, in Read More

FCT health secretary discharged from isolation centre

July 13, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, has been discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital Abuja, where he has been receiving treatment for COVID-19. Dr. Kawu disclosed this in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday moments after he was declared free of the coronavirus. It would Read More

Covid-19: Time to look inwards

July 13, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

A few days ago, social media was awash with the story that Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Ewu, Edo state has been granted approval by the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for its herbal remedy and certified as safe for public use. It was alleged that “after a series of screening, spanning eight weeks, NAFDAC Read More

COVID-19: Aisha Buhari advocates sustainable end to child malnutrition

July 12, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari has appealed to government, private organisations and individuals to commit funds and other resources to the prevention and treatment of child malnutrition in the country. To this end, she has tasked stakeholders to ensure that all policies and services required for treatment of malnutrition; including CMAM centres, are supported to function optimally particularly at Read More

Updated: Okowa, wife test positive for Coronavirus

July 1, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, and his wife, Edith have tested positive for coronavirus. The development is sequel to tests conducted on them after a few days of self-isolation, which they went into on Friday after one of their daughters tested positive to the virus.The two heads of the first family in the state who tested positive to Covid-19 Read More

Body of six-year-old rape victim found in Kaduna mosque

June 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The body of a six-year-old girl Khadijat Ya’u allegedly raped to death by her captor(s) was found in a mosque on New Road, Kurmi Mashi by Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna state. The incident, which happened on Friday, drew the attention of people in the neighbourhood including some members of civil society organisations to the Read More

Why most Nigerians don’t comply to COVID-19 guidelines – PTF

June 25, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 said ignorance and skepticism are responsible for the widespread non-compliance to the protocols and guidelines for the control of the virus in the country.Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the virus has spread Read More

COVID-19: Edo discharges 50 more patients, 31 dead

June 24, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has announced the recovery and discharge of 50 more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients following their treatment at the state’s isolation facilities. Governor Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in a statement, said the death toll in the state has risen to 31. Obaseki said the elderly accounts for a large number of the fatalities. According to him, “We have Read More

We’re analysing new COVID-19 drug – WHO

June 17, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that shows dexamethasone can be lifesaving for treating patients critically ill with COVID-19 as a welcome development. It however said an in-depth analysis of the intervention will be carried out before issuing clinical guidance on how and when the drug should be used. Read More

COVID-19: Stop rejecting other patients, FG again urges hospitals

June 11, 2020 Duro Joseph 0

The federal government has again called on Nigerian hospitals to stop rejecting patients because of COVID-19 pandemics. Making the call Wednesday at an online conference with Nigerians, senior special adviser to the president on policy matters, Mr. Ibrahim Bapetel said Nigerians are becoming worried about the common complaint that hospitals are turning back patients because of the fear of COVID-19. Read More