NDLEA Destroys 304,436kg, 40,042 litres of Illicit Drugs Seized in Lagos, Ogun

NDLEA Destroys 304,436kg, 40,042 litres of Illicit Drugs Seized in Lagos, Ogun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed a total of 304,436 kilogrammes and 40,042 litres of illicit substances seized from parts of Lagos and Ogun states. Speaking at a brief ceremony where the seized drugs were publicly destroyed in Badagry,…

NO FUNCTIONAL INTERMEDIARY HEALTH FACILITIES IN RIVERS STATE – GOV. FUBARA

NO FUNCTIONAL INTERMEDIARY HEALTH FACILITIES IN RIVERS STATE – GOV. FUBARA

…Confirms Prof. Alikor as substantive CMD, RSUTH …Set to revive Zonal Hospitals …Says health is key to development Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara said the state has no functional intermediary health facilities to support the primary and tertiary health services in…

GOV. FUBARA LAMENTS POOR HEALTH FACILITIES ON ASSUMPTION AS HE COMMISSIONS HEALTH CENTER IN NDONI

GOV. FUBARA LAMENTS POOR HEALTH FACILITIES ON ASSUMPTION AS HE COMMISSIONS HEALTH CENTER IN NDONI

…Affirms his govt approved recruitment of 1000 medical personnel …To revive Zonal General Hospitals … Says those disrespecting him will fall into the pit already dug by them for themselves …As Odili affirms Gov. Fabura as Rivers political leader Rivers State Governor,…

Prioritize Health of Citizens: NAWOJ South South Tells Government

Prioritize Health of Citizens: NAWOJ South South Tells Government

In its vowed commitment to cotinue to advocate for better life for citizens, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists. NAWOJ. has called on governments in the south south region to focus attention on providing quality healthcare for citizens. This is contained in…

NESREA Seals 13 Facilities in Abuja for Violating Environmental Laws

NESREA Seals 13 Facilities in Abuja for Violating Environmental Laws

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has sealed off 13 facilities in Abuja for falling foul of environmental law. Among the sealed facilities are Veritas Plastics, Almat Farms, Dayak Nigeria Limited, FIK Contracting Limited, Salis Ventilated Homes Ltd, Peachville…

AZEMHE AZENA STORMS AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WITH FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH

AZEMHE AZENA STORMS AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WITH FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH

By Austen Akhagbeme The youthful Governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP in the upcoming election in Edo state, Dr Azemhe Azena, has scheduled to offer free medical services to students and residents of the university campus next week on…

Ramadan: Marwa seeks prayer for President Tinubu, Governors, other leaders. Urges parents to pay more attention to their children over drug scourge

Ramadan: Marwa seeks prayer for President Tinubu, Governors, other leaders. Urges parents to pay more attention to their children over drug scourge

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has urged Nigerians especially muslim faithful to use the period of the holy month of Ramadan to pray for God’s guidance for President Bola Ahmed…

CSOs Demand Transparency, Accountability in Health Budget

CSOs Demand Transparency, Accountability in Health Budget

Civil society organisations have demanded transparency and accountability in the implementation of the nation’s health budget. The organisation drawn from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), cluster members across the seven focal states of the project, key government agencies and the media,…

In Less Than Two Years, Over 1,600 Kids Born Monthly In Anambra – Says Soludo

In Less Than Two Years, Over 1,600 Kids Born Monthly In Anambra – Says Soludo

From SUNNY A. DAVID The Governor of Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo, has said that in less than two years the birthrate in the State has increased from 200 to 1,600. Governor Soludo disclosed this at the 65th birthday ceremony of Sir…

Mrs. Soludo Calls For Proactive Measures To Reduce Cardiovascular Challenges

Mrs. Soludo Calls For Proactive Measures To Reduce Cardiovascular Challenges

From SUNNY A. DAVID The Anambra State Governor’s wife, Mrs Nonye Soludo, says the growing figures of cardiovascular-based deaths call for renewed and regularl medical checks and healthy life style. Mrs Soludo who was speaking in Awka, noted that the seeming neglect…

FG Collaborates with Indian Government on Geospatial and Carbon Mapping*

FG Collaborates with Indian Government on Geospatial and Carbon Mapping*

The Federal Government is to collaborate with the Indian Government on geospatial mapping and technical expertise exchange, remote sensing, carbon mapping, and auto imagery. The collaboration with the Indian government is to be undertaken by Nigeria through the Office of the Surveyor-General…

NGO Commends Nigerian govt intervention in getting staff from war-torn Gaza

NGO Commends Nigerian govt intervention in getting staff from war-torn Gaza

Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian organisation, has commended the Nigerian government for ensuring the free passage of one of its senior staff, Joel Onyeke, serving in the war torn Gaza. The organisation particularly made mentioned of the contribution of the Minister of…

DELTA: Deaconess Oborevwori Visits Baby of the Year 2024, Pays Bills of Indigent Patients

DELTA: Deaconess Oborevwori Visits Baby of the Year 2024, Pays Bills of Indigent Patients

Wife of Delta State Governor, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori, and the founder of You Matter Charity Foundation, on Monday, visited the Asaba Specialist Hospital, Asaba to welcome the first baby of the year born in the state. Deaconess Oborevwori congratulated the baby, Master…

Guterres: Make 2024, A Year of Building Trust and Hope

Guterres: Make 2024, A Year of Building Trust and Hope

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has said the UN will keep rallying the world for peace, sustainable development and human rights in 2024, calling on everyone to make the new year, “a year of building trust and hope in all that…

“EXPECT MORE DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS IN ISOKO SOUTH” – HON. VICTOR ASASA

“EXPECT MORE DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS IN ISOKO SOUTH” – HON. VICTOR ASASA

BY MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE The Chairman of Isoko South local government area, hon. Victor Asasa says, the people of Isoko South should expect more developmental projects towards human capital and infrastructural development of the area. Asasa gave the remark when he laid…

Tinubu’s 4D Foreign Policy Initiative Commended

Tinubu’s 4D Foreign Policy Initiative Commended

Director-General, Nigerian Technical Aid Corps (NTAC), Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Yusuf Buba Yakub, has again commended the 4-D Foreign Policy initiative of President Bola Tinubu, insisting that it has the capacity to change the foreign policy narrative of Nigeria in the comity of…

US, ASR Hand Over 10 Tuberculosis Facilities to Nigeria

US, ASR Hand Over 10 Tuberculosis Facilities to Nigeria

The United State government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR) handed over 10 renovated tuberculosis (TB) facilities and diagnostic equipment to the Government of Nigeria. These renovated facilities, located…

GOV. FUBARA PRESENTS 2024 BUDGET OF N800B TO RSHA

GOV. FUBARA PRESENTS 2024 BUDGET OF N800B TO RSHA

… Assures enhancement in infrastructural development, education and healthcare …Targets entrepreneurship, social welfare for Rivers people Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has presented an appropriation bill of N800bn to the State House of Assembly for consideration. Titled “Budget of Renewed…

RIVERS EXCO APPROVES N800BN AS ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR 2024

RIVERS EXCO APPROVES N800BN AS ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR 2024

…as infrastructure, education, health and security take priority …tagged as Budget of Renewed Hope, Consolidation and Continuity His Excellency, Governor Siminalayi Fubara on Monday at the Executive Chamber of Government House in Port Harcourt, presided over the council meeting to deliberate among…

NDLEA Officers in Crossfire with Hoodlums in Notorious Edo Hemp Forest…3 Operatives Injured, One Undergoes Brain Surgery

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have engaged armed hoodlums in crossfire during a siege on forest warehouses in Opuje community, Owan West local government area of Edo state where drugs to be sold during the forthcoming Yuletide period…

AZEMHE CALLS FOR MORE ATTENTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

AZEMHE CALLS FOR MORE ATTENTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

From Austen Akhagbeme: Dr Azemhe Azena, a popular philanthropist and foremost governorship aspirant of the Labour Party ( LP) in Edo State, has called on governments and NGOs to give priority attention to public health, especially those living with and under the…

Two years on: Late Sylvester Oromoni’s father insists on justice

Two years on: Late Sylvester Oromoni’s father insists on justice

Father of late Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, has vowed to pursue case of his late son to a logical conclusion. Today, Thursday, November 30, 2023 will mark two years of his demise. The late Oromoni Jnr reportedly…

NDLEA Smashes Illicit Drug Abuse Party in Osogbo

NDLEA Smashes Illicit Drug Abuse Party in Osogbo

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has smashed a party organised for illicit substance abuse at a lounge in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, arresting the organisers who were found in possession of drugs. A statement on Sunday by…

About 25 Percent Nigerians Openly Defecate, Laments FG

About 25 Percent Nigerians Openly Defecate, Laments FG

The Federal Government has decried that about 25 percent of people living in the country still defecate openly, insisting that this has led to high rate of diarrhea that is the second highest killer of children in Nigeria. Nigeria is populated by…

We have Successfully Repaired 6,000 VVF in Jigawa- MSF

We have Successfully Repaired 6,000 VVF in Jigawa- MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has carried out 90,000 deliveries, and 6,000 successful Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) repairs in Jigawa State towards reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in the state. Medical Operations Senior Manager of MSF, Dr Marie-Hortense Koudika, at a press conference…

FG Laments Disinterest in Hand Washing After COVID-19 Epidemic

FG Laments Disinterest in Hand Washing After COVID-19 Epidemic

The federal government has lamented that many structures put in place, especially the culture of hand washing during the COVID-19 epidemic has not be sustained. Speaking at the celebration of the Global Hand Washing Day in Abuja, the Deputy Director, Sport and…

WHO, UN Express Need for Media to Understand Issues Surrounding Mental Health

WHO, UN Express Need for Media to Understand Issues Surrounding Mental Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) have expressed the need for the media to understand the issues surrounding mental health in order to act optimally in their role to assist in tackling its numerous challenges. Both…

Zulum: With our 3 Professors, repositioning Borno’s healthcare is now or never 

Zulum: With our 3 Professors, repositioning Borno’s healthcare is now or never 

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said that with three professors now in charge of Borno’s health sector, it is either the sector is repositioned now or never. Zulum stated this on Friday when he received the Health Minister, Prof. Mohammed Ali Pate,…

100 Days In Office: Oborevwori Has Taken Ubulu -Uku General Hospital To Enviable Height —Dr Adigwe

100 Days In Office: Oborevwori Has Taken Ubulu -Uku General Hospital To Enviable Height —Dr Adigwe

-BY DENNIS OTU: The Principal Medical Officer of the Ubulu -Uku General Hospital, in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Dr Adigwe Kingsley has commended the State Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori for providing the hospital with medical equipment, saying…

Over 50% Nigerian girls not attending basic school – UNICEF

Over 50% Nigerian girls not attending basic school – UNICEF

Over 50 percent Nigerian girls are not attending school at the basic education level, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm. The alarm was raised by the Education Manager at the UNICEF, Jutaro Sakamoto, during an Education Conference organised…

DSPHCDA, WHO Pledges Support for Deaconess Oborevwori’s Pet Project ‘You Matter Charity Foundation’

DSPHCDA, WHO Pledges Support for Deaconess Oborevwori’s Pet Project ‘You Matter Charity Foundation’

…installs her as Immunization Ambassador and Nutrition Champion of Delta State. The Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have pledged to collaborate and support the programmes of the You Matter Charity Foundation of Her…

Zulum orders remodeling of Maiduguri’s Specialist Hospital, doctors’ houses

Zulum orders remodeling of Maiduguri’s Specialist Hospital, doctors’ houses

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday directed remodeling of the State’s Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, with new structures to be built. Zulum also ordered rehabilitation of ‘Buba Marwa House’ which serves as an accommodation for medical doctors working with Specialist…

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Zulum gives 12,200 households’ palliatives

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Zulum gives 12,200 households’ palliatives

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has distributed food palliative to 12,200 vulnerable households living in Muna, Custom and Ngwom communities. According to a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, at least 73,200 persons will benefit as each of the 12,200…

Fuel Subsidy: Zulum gives 2,000 households palliatives in Maiduguri’s Ward

Fuel Subsidy: Zulum gives 2,000 households palliatives in Maiduguri’s Ward

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has distributed food and other palliatives to 2,000 residents of Feezan ward in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC). The distribution which took place on Wednesday at the Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies is part…

HEALTH: Deaconess Oborevwori Takes Menstrual Hygiene Awareness to Evwreni Community

HEALTH: Deaconess Oborevwori Takes Menstrual Hygiene Awareness to Evwreni Community

Wife of Delta Governor and Founder, You Matter Charity Foundation, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori has tasked young girls in the state on the need to maintain good hygiene during their menstrual period. She stated this on Thursday, in Evwreni community, Ughelli North Local…

Yobe Wins Best Performing state in Contributory Health Programme

Yobe Wins Best Performing state in Contributory Health Programme

Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has assured more support to the State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, for emerging the best performing state in Contributory Healthcare Programme in the North. He stated this on Thursday when the Executive Secretary of Yobe…

State House Press Release: NEW NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION BOARD MUST PRIORITIZE ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES – VP SHETTIMA

State House Press Release: NEW NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION BOARD MUST PRIORITIZE ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES – VP SHETTIMA

*Inaugurates new NEDC board at Presidential Villa *Says: “Task of rebuilding north-east region cannot be undertaken divided” The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima has tasked the new board and management of North-East Development Commission (NEDC) to prioritize access to quality education, healthcare,…

USAID: What Nigerian Government Must Prioritize for Improved Health Care

USAID: What Nigerian Government Must Prioritize for Improved Health Care

The United States Agency for International Development and stakeholders in the health sector have listed three key priority areas to work on for improved health care in the country. The Chief of Party, USAID Integrated Health Programme, Marta Levitt on Tuesday urged…

World Breastfeeding week: Deaconess Oborevwori leads Walk in Support of Working Mothers

World Breastfeeding week: Deaconess Oborevwori leads Walk in Support of Working Mothers

Wife of Delta Governor and Founder, You Matter Charity Foundation, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori has lent her voice to the global call for greater breastfeeding for working parents at workplaces. Deaconess Oborevwori who drummed support for the UNICEF and WHO advocacy with an…

USAID Gives Access to Clean Water to Over 73,000 people in Kebbi, Sokoto

USAID Gives Access to Clean Water to Over 73,000 people in Kebbi, Sokoto

More than 73,000 people in Kebbi and Sokoto States gained access to improved water supply following the construction of 19 new solar-powered boreholes and the rehabilitation of 27 non-functional hand pump boreholes, courtesy of support from the United States Agency for International…