UK based Doctor spends N20m to treat 7000 persons

Strike: Doctors at work as health workers continue strike. No fewer than 7,000 persons, from diffrent communities of Etsako West, Etsako East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of Edo, received free treatment provided by a United Kingdom based Medical Doctor, Dr Benedict Ifsuokor. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the free medical […]

Sickle cell patients: We can’t get drugs in public hospitals

Sickle cell anemia patients in Kaduna State have complained of lack of drugs for their disease in public hospitals, and have appealed to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to intervene. The patients said lack of drugs, especiallyPaludrine,was increasing their plight as they had to spend more on drugs outside public hospitals. Speaking when a support group, the […]

Buhari to lead Nigerian delegation to UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to lead Nigerian delegation to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has said. The 73rd UNGA will commence on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States while the General Debate will hold from September 25 […]

WAMCO invests 23m Euros in fresh milk in Nigeria

WAMCO to invest 23m Euros in fresh milk production By Chijioke Okoronkwo The Royal FrieslandCampina, WAMCO, makers of peak milk, will invest 23 million Euros in fresh milk production in Nigeria, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Hein Schumacher has said. Schumacher, who led a team from the company to a meeting with Vice President, […]

25 states yet to domesticate UN’s security resolution on women

25 states yet to domesticate UN’s security resolution on women 25 states yet to domesticate UN’s security resolution on women By Angela Atabo The United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women (UNWomen) on Wednesday in Gombe, said 25 states in Nigeria were yet to domesticate UN’s resolution on  women security. UnWomen’s Deputy […]

Over 5,000 Nigerian doctors in S/Africa – Envoy

The Consul General of Nigeria in South Africa, Godwin Adama, said there are about 5,000 Nigerian Medical practitioners working in various hospitals in South Africa. The Vice Consul, Information and Culture, Mr David Abraham, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Abraham quoted the Consul General, Godwin Adama, as […]

Cancer kills 72,000 annually in Nigeria- Expert

Cancer kills 72,000 annually in Nigeria  By Ibrahim Bello Former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja,Kogi, Prof. Abdulmumini Rafindadi says 72 000 die out of 102,000 cases of cancer recorded annually in Nigeria. Rafindadi, a Professor of pathology at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, made the disclosure at the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of […]

Physician: Women more prone to STIs

A Physician, Dr. David Bawa, says women are more prone to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) due to their anatomy. Bawa said, on Wednesday, in Abuja, that women were more susceptible to infections due to the open structure of their genitals. “A woman’s anatomy alone makes her more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections than a man. […]

Physician: Regular exercise controls blood pressure, reduces emotional stress

A Consultant Physician in Nasarawa State, Dr Oluwabunmi Ogungbemi, has underscored the need for regular exercise to reduce blood pressure, emotional stress and enhance psychological well-being. Ogungbemi told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lafia that engaging in regular exercise prevents metabolic syndrome and also makes the body systems respond to insulin, thereby […]

Early childhood growth: UNICEF wants investment in friendly policies

UNICEF logo By Felicia Imohimi UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged countries to invest in family-friendly policies that support early childhood development. Mohamed Fall, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He emphasised that such investment should include paid paternity and maternity leave, free pre-primary education and paid […]