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Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

By: Yinka Ibukun Nigeria is set to engage companies to help fight plastic waste, one phenomenon that has ensured that gutters are blocked and flood is encouraged all over the country, particularly, Lagos state. In Lagos, with 21 million residents whose growing needs have far outpaced the supply of basic services such as electricity, water, and roads, Lagos, Africa’s most ... Read More »

Gov Masari declares state of emergency in water, sanitation and hygiene sector

Gov Masari declares state of emergency in water, sanitation and hygiene sector

By Governor  Aminu Bello Masari As we are all aware, His Excellency, the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (GCON) had in November, 2018 declared the state of emergency in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector in Nigeria. The declaration is in line with the report of Nigerian WASH ... Read More »

Ogun govt. considering health insurance scheme of civil servants, others – Gov Abiodun

Ogun govt. considering health insurance scheme of civil servants, others – Gov Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State State has said that his administration was considering putting in place, a Health Insurance Scheme that would enable the people access affordable and quality healthcare services in the State. Governor Abiodun stated this when he received in his Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, management of StanbicIBTC Holdings, who were on a courtesy call. Abiodun pointed ... Read More »

Oyetola presents N119.5bn budget for 2020

Oyetola presents N119.5bn budget for 2020

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday laid before the State House of Assembly the 2020 appropriation bill put at N119, 550,401,040.00. Critical sectors like infrastructure, education, health, water and sanitation and agriculture top the list of allocations in that order. The 2020 budget, tagged “Budget of Restoration” was prepared with the sole aim of meeting the critical needs, yearnings ... Read More »

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides – UNICEF

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has declared that Nigeria has the second-largest number of child brides in the world, reports News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. The world body said the country has 23 million girls and women married out as children in the country, thereby ending their educational strive. According to the Agency, Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, ... Read More »

Lagos govt confirms 11 deaths over gastroenteritis outbreak

Lagos govt confirms 11 deaths over gastroenteritis outbreak

“As at today, 400 cases of gastroenteritis have been recorded in health facilities in the affected LGAS. 370 of these cases have been treated and discharged. Unfortunately, we have also recorded 11 deaths due to the outbreak. The increase in number of cases of gastroenteritis is not unconnected with persistent rain with flooding of some LGAs in the State.” PRESS STATEMENT ... Read More »

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund has said Nigeria has the second-largest number of child brides in the world, with 23 million girls and women married out as children in the country, thereby ending their educational strive. Mr Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, stated this in Bauchi State on Saturday at a Youth Talk organised ... Read More »

Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient

Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient

LAKE MARY, Fla. – A Florida woman is the first patient to kill off breast cancer with the help of a promising new vaccine. Lee Mercker, from the Jacksonville area, was diagnosed with a very early-stage form of breast cancer, in March, despite maintaining, she says, a healthy, active lifestyle. “I was healthy,” she said. “That’s why I was mad. I was ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trillon 2020 budget

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trillon 2020 budget

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented a total budget size of N1.168trillion for 2020 to the House of Assembly. The budget estimates consist of N723.6billion as capital expenditure and N441.8billion for recurrent expenditure, which is a ratio of 62-48 per cent. Tagged budget of re-awakening, the governor said there were needs for sacrifices to re-invent Lagos in order to ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari’s Mercy Mission visits Kano hospitals

Aisha Buhari’s Mercy Mission visits Kano hospitals

  A delegation from the First Lady of Nigeria,  Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari was in Kano on a mercy mission to visit patients in various hospitals in the state on Tuesday 5th November, 2019. The delegation visited eleven hospitals and presented gift packs to 6000 patients. The gift packs contained nutritional food products. In a message delivered at the Murtala ... Read More »

MEDICAL EXPERT ADVOCATES SEXUAL HEALTH TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS

MEDICAL EXPERT ADVOCATES SEXUAL HEALTH TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI   The Principal Medical Officer, (PMO), Federal University of Technology Minna, Dr Salami Tijani has advocated that adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health practices must be supported by all people in the society irrespective of traditional, religious or cultural interference.   He said, doing so would provide access to comprehensive sexuality education, services to prevent, diagnose and ... Read More »

Killer disease hits 117 Lagosians, LASG raises alarm

Killer disease hits 117 Lagosians, LASG raises alarm

A killer disease known as gastroenteritis has invaded Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, with 117 residents of the state affected by the disease. Gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea, is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract—the stomach and small intestine. Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Fever, lack of energy and dehydration may also occur. In view of the outbreak, the ... Read More »

University of Kansas Medical Center names Nigeria’s Akinlolu Ojo  Dean of School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center names Nigeria’s Akinlolu Ojo Dean of School of Medicine

The University of Kansas Medical Center has named a Nigerian, Akinlolu O. Ojo, M.D., executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he will oversee the Kansas City, Salina and Wichita campuses for the School of Medicine, effective August 26, 2019. “We are pleased that Dr. Akinlolu Ojo will join us to lead the three campuses that ... Read More »

Ogun First lady flags off free breast, cervical cancer treatment

Ogun First lady flags off free breast, cervical cancer treatment

Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has  advised women  to routinely submit themselves to breast and cervical screening, to help discover the disease early, as timely diagnosis has been identified as the first step to the treatment of cancer. She gave this advice at the flag off of free breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment, organised ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari urges Africans to stop seeing Women’s infertility as abnormal

Aisha Buhari urges Africans to stop seeing Women’s infertility as abnormal

“Aisha Buhari used the opportunity to call on African societies to desist from the mindset which tend to see Women’s infertility as an abnormal condition and the associated stigmatization and abuse that usually characterize such situation that is capable of being addressed through medical healthcare and modern science.” AISHA BUHARI ATTENDS SIXTH EDITION OF “MERCK AFRICA – ASIA LUMINARY/ MORE ... Read More »

Buhari mourns Prof Tajudeen Ajekigbe, cancer specialist

Buhari mourns Prof Tajudeen Ajekigbe, cancer specialist

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Ajekigbe family, the academia, and the medical profession, on the passage of renowned oncologist, Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekigbe. The condolence was conveyed through a statement issued on Tuesday by Femi Adesina,Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) Professor Ajekigbe practiced for decades at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), rising to the ... Read More »

JAMB sponsors team to US on Nigerian health sector’s improvement

JAMB sponsors team to US on Nigerian health sector’s improvement

  …To sign MoU with Project C.U.R.E. Photo:(4th from left) Dr Douglas Jackson, President/CEO, Project C.U,R.E.; Arc Echono (5th from left); Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, Chairman of JAMB (3rd from left); Amb Hassan ( 7th from right); Prof Musa-Olumo (3rd from right), Dr Onwudiwe (4th from right); Mr Samuel Ojo (2nd from left) The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has ... Read More »

Tinubu’s daughter, Folasade welcomes second surrogate baby girl

Tinubu’s daughter, Folasade welcomes second surrogate baby girl

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, first daughter of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has welcomed her second baby, a girl, through surrogacy, PM News reports. Surrogacy is a method or agreement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person or persons, who will become the newborn child’s parent after birth. Tinubu-Ojo, who is ... Read More »

Dead Cows: Ondo residents shun meat, go for assorted fish

Dead Cows: Ondo residents shun meat, go for assorted fish

Following last Thursday mysterious death of eight cows at Ekan-Ile area of Ikare, Akoko Northeast local government area of Ondo state, there has been market boom for dry and frozen fish,Cray fish and egg, The Nation reports. Many people have shunned cow meat and ‘Ponmon’ due to contaminated cow meat brought from the spot by some butchers where lightening killed ... Read More »

Participant At IMF/World Bank Forum Diagnosed With Chickenpox

Participant At IMF/World Bank Forum Diagnosed With Chickenpox

A participant at the recent International Monetary Fund/World Bank Annual Meetings held in Washington DC, United States, has been diagnosed with chickenpox. The Secretary of IMF, Jianhai Lin, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, citing a letter from the Washington DC Department of Health. “The IMF and World Bank Group have been informed by the Washington, D.C., Department of ... Read More »