<strong>Over 50 Persons Arrested, Prosecuted For Violating Anambra Environmental Laws</strong>

Over 50 Persons Arrested, Prosecuted For Violating Anambra Environmental Laws

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: Over fifty persons have been arrested and tried for defaulting Anambra State environmental laws. The defaulters were arrested and tried at Magistrate Court, Awka and other mobile courts sitting in different parts of Awka. The defaulters were arrested…

<strong>Soludo Commiserates With Victims Of Kano Street Fire Incident, Beside Onitsha Main Market</strong>

Soludo Commiserates With Victims Of Kano Street Fire Incident, Beside Onitsha Main Market

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has commiserated with victims and owners of some shops at the Kano Street, beside Main Market, Onitsha, following a fire incident that occured in the market The unfortunate fire incident…

Yobe Commissions Health Facilities in Border Communities with Niger Republic

Yobe Commissions Health Facilities in Border Communities with Niger Republic

Yobe state government has inaugurated healthcare facilities in some border communities. This would put a stop to the frequent travels of the people in the communities across the border to neighbouring Niger Republic for health care services. The state commissioner of health,…

<strong>Onitsha Chemical Explosion: Markets Shut As Govt Sends Caterpillars To Evacuate Debris</strong>

Onitsha Chemical Explosion: Markets Shut As Govt Sends Caterpillars To Evacuate Debris

-From SUNNY A.DAVID: Barely four days after an explosion rocked chemical line of Onitsha drug market which claimed at least seven lives and injured 15 others, as Anambra State government sent two bulldozers and heavy duty trucks to evacuate the debris at…

EU Allocates Fresh €500,000 to Fight Cholera Epidemic in Nigeria

EU Allocates Fresh €500,000 to Fight Cholera Epidemic in Nigeria

The European Union has allocated €500,000 from its Epidemics Tool to support Nigeria in its fight against the cholera epidemic affecting the country. A statement by EU said the intervention would be especially to those affected in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states,…

Dame Okowa Distributes Food, Relief Materials to Flood Victims in Aboh, Burutu, Ewulu, Patani Camps

Dame Okowa Distributes Food, Relief Materials to Flood Victims in Aboh, Burutu, Ewulu, Patani Camps

Following the devastating effects of this year’s flood, the Delta state Government through various agencies have continued to reach out to victims sheltered at designated Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state. Wife of the state governor and Founder, 05 Initiative…

Over 1600 patients treated in three weeks in MSF cholera treatment centre in Maiduguri

Over 1600 patients treated in three weeks in MSF cholera treatment centre in Maiduguri

Maiduguri, 5 October 2022 – More than 1,600 people have been treated for cholera in the past three weeks by teams from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, northeast Nigeria. Patient numbers…

MSF Calls for Inclusion of North West in UN’s Humanitarian Plan

MSF Calls for Inclusion of North West in UN’s Humanitarian Plan

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders has called for the inclusion of Northwest Nigeria in the United Nations’ Humanitarian Plan, insisting that this would enable a broader and more sustained response in the region which has been bedeviled…

NAOWA seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war

NAOWA seeks partnership with NDLEA on anti-drug war

Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) has pledged commitment to work with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to ensure a drug-free country. The Wife of the Chief of Army Staff and President of the Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA),…

N11.2m Medical Bills: Patients In FMC, Asaba Specialist Hospital Thank Dame Okowa

N11.2m Medical Bills: Patients In FMC, Asaba Specialist Hospital Thank Dame Okowa

Fifty-Three patients drawn from both the federal medical centre and Asaba Specialist Hospital have expressed appreciation to the wife of the Delta state governor, Dame Edith Okowa following the payment of their medical bills and that of their children to the tune…

UK donates £15m to tackle food insecurity, malnutrition in N-East Nigeria

UK donates £15m to tackle food insecurity, malnutrition in N-East Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) said she will be spending £15 million of emergency humanitarian funding to provide vital food and nutrition assistance for vulnerable people in North-East Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. According to a statement on Wednesday, the money…

<strong>Dame Okowa Flags Off </strong>Maternal/Children Micro nutrients Supplementation, Mass Deworming Prog In Delta

Dame Okowa Flags Off Maternal/Children Micro nutrients Supplementation, Mass Deworming Prog In Delta

Wife of Delta State Governor and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dame Edith Okowa has formally flagged off the Maternal and Children Micro Nutrient Supplementation and Mass Deworming programme. The event took place Thursday August 18th 2022, at…

Pastor’ arrested with three drums of *Mkpuru Mmiri*

Pastor’ arrested with three drums of *Mkpuru Mmiri*

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested a pastor, Anietie Effiong with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, believed to have been imported from India. A statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the anti-narcotics…

Okowa Says D-CARES mitigating eco impact of pandemic *Beneficiaries selected on merit -Barry-Gbe Insists

Okowa Says D-CARES mitigating eco impact of pandemic *Beneficiaries selected on merit -Barry-Gbe Insists

-By Albert OGRAKA (with additional govt house news bulletin): Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday said the state’s COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (D-CARES) Programme was to mitigate the adverse…

Dame Okowa Flags Off Free Medicare For Aniocha/Oshimili Fed Constituency @ Grand Finale In Asaba 

Dame Okowa Flags Off Free Medicare For Aniocha/Oshimili Fed Constituency @ Grand Finale In Asaba 

–By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta state Governor and founder of O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has flagged off the grand finale of the 2022 Free Grassroots Medical Outreach for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency. The epoch making event which took place at…

Yoga Enthusiasts Troops to Indian High Commission to Mark International Yoga Day

Yoga Enthusiasts Troops to Indian High Commission to Mark International Yoga Day

Nearly 500 Yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life, Nigerian dignitaries, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Members of diplomatic corps, Indian community and friends from Media trooped to the High Commission of India in Abuja to celebrate the 8th edition of International Day…

World Sickle Cell Day: Dame Okowa Inaugurates Sickle Cell Clinic, Paediatric Center in Ukwuani

World Sickle Cell Day: Dame Okowa Inaugurates Sickle Cell Clinic, Paediatric Center in Ukwuani

In commemoration of this year’s World Sickle Cell Day, Wife of Delta Governor and Founder O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has inaugurated another Sickle Cell Clinic in the state. Dame Okowa while commissioning the 23rd Sickle Cell clinic in the state alongside…

Beneficiaries Of O5 Initiative Free Medicare Hit 8,568  *As Dame Okowa Urges Constituents’ Use Of Facilities

Beneficiaries Of O5 Initiative Free Medicare Hit 8,568 *As Dame Okowa Urges Constituents’ Use Of Facilities

Blank NEWS Online can authoritatively report that a total of 8,568 persons have so far benefitted from the ongoing Free Medical Outreach being carried out by O5 Initiative, a pet project of Delta First Lady, Dame Edith Okowa and her partners across…

DELTA: Over 5,205 Persons Benefit From Free Medicare In 4 Fed Constituencies –Dame Okowa

DELTA: Over 5,205 Persons Benefit From Free Medicare In 4 Fed Constituencies –Dame Okowa

-By Albert OGRAKA: More than 5, 205 persons from four federal constituencies have so far been attended to in the course of the ongoing O5 Initiative sponsored free medical outreach in Delta State. A total of 736 surgeries were performed, while 3,298…

2 pregnant women, among arrested drug traffickers by NDLEA

2 pregnant women, among arrested drug traffickers by NDLEA

Two pregnant women are among drug traffickers arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for attempting to import and export illicit drugs through the airport over the last week. According to…

Dame Okowa Inaugurates 19th Sickle Cell Clinic *Flags Off Patani/Bomadi Free Eye Treatment

Dame Okowa Inaugurates 19th Sickle Cell Clinic *Flags Off Patani/Bomadi Free Eye Treatment

By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has formally commissioned the 19th Delta owned sickle cell clinic in the state. She inaugurated the newly built and equipped clinic at Bomadi General Hospital in Bomadi…

NDLEA Arrests Billionaire Drug Baron Linked with N3bn Abba Kyari’s Team Tramadol Deal

NDLEA Arrests Billionaire Drug Baron Linked with N3bn Abba Kyari’s Team Tramadol Deal

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said the billionaire drug baron fingered in the N3 billion tramadol deal involving the embattled suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari-led Intelligence Response Team, IRT, is now in their net. A statement…

Anambra Chairman Nigeria Red Cross Society Prof. Katchy, Raises Alarm Over Increasing Mental Health Issues In Nigeria

Anambra Chairman Nigeria Red Cross Society Prof. Katchy, Raises Alarm Over Increasing Mental Health Issues In Nigeria

BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Nigerians have been urged to join hands with the government to tackle the increasing challenge of illicit drugs and substance abuse to stem the alarming rate of mental illness across the Country. Speaking to journalists in Awka, the…

NDLEA, DSS Seal Off Abuja Hotel to Stop Launch of New Psychoactive Drink

NDLEA, DSS Seal Off Abuja Hotel to Stop Launch of New Psychoactive Drink

A joint team of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Department of State Services (DSS) have raided and sealed off Diplomatic Suite Hotel, Asokoro, Abuja. A statement by the spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said the hotel was sealed off…

UN Allocates $15 million to Address Food Insecurity, Malnutrition in North East

UN Allocates $15 million to Address Food Insecurity, Malnutrition in North East

The United Nations has allocated US$15 million to support humanitarian assistance in Nigeria’s North East. A statement by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) on Thursday said the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr….

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has began assessment work on rehabilitation of principal correctional facilities in Port Harcourt and Lagos. The United Nations body is targeting the rehabilitation of correctional facilities in both Part Harcourt and Lagos after…

Dame Okowa Flags-Off Free Eye Care Outreach In Burutu, Commissions 17th Sickle Cell Center In Delta

Dame Okowa Flags-Off Free Eye Care Outreach In Burutu, Commissions 17th Sickle Cell Center In Delta

-By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has flagged off the 5-day Free Eye Care Outreach and commissioned the Delta State owned 17th Sickle Cell Center in Burutu. Dame Okowa, had promised to establish…

Dame Okowa Flags Off Free Grassroots Medical Outreach In Delta

Dame Okowa Flags Off Free Grassroots Medical Outreach In Delta

Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has flagged off the free grassroots medical outreach for the Warri Federal constituencies. During the ceremony which held on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 at the Central Hospital Warri, Dame Okowa…

USAID Announces Additional $10.6M in COVID-19 Assistance to Nigeria

USAID Announces Additional $10.6M in COVID-19 Assistance to Nigeria

The United States has announced additional $10.6 million to finance the boosting of COVID-19 vaccination efforts to reach a target of 600,000 people daily. A statement on Thursday by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said the funds will also support…

Osinbajo Commissions Doctors’ Apartment, Shops, School, Road in Maiduguri

Osinbajo Commissions Doctors’ Apartment, Shops, School, Road in Maiduguri

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was in Maiduguri on Thursday, to launch the 30th edition of the Federal Government’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinic during which he commissioned four out of over 500 projects executed by Borno State Governor,…

Bayoko Lauds Gov Okowa on Health Care Approvals *Charges Dentists on Collab With Stakeholders

Bayoko Lauds Gov Okowa on Health Care Approvals *Charges Dentists on Collab With Stakeholders

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Aruoriwo IVOVI/Azubike OKEI: The State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has been lauded for being liberal in granting approvals to the requirements of Health Care Professional in the State. Head of Service of Delta State, Mr. Reginald…

US Reiterates Commitment To Scaling Up COVID-19 Vaccination

US Reiterates Commitment To Scaling Up COVID-19 Vaccination

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The United States has reiterated its commitment to support Nigeria and other countries around the world to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the Flag-Off of the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign in Imo State hosted by Governor…

Kenya’s High Commissioner Dies In Abuja

Kenya’s High Commissioner Dies In Abuja

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the sudden death of the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria. Ambassador Wilfred Machage, Machage was also accredited ambassador of his country to 12 other countries in Central and Western Africa. The…

NDLEA Promises Staff Welfare Would Continue To Be Top Priority

NDLEA Promises Staff Welfare Would Continue To Be Top Priority

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reiterated that staff welfare will continue to be its top priority. A statement on Thursday by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafem in apparent reaction to some…

DELSUTH Resident Doctors Appeal To Gov Okowa To Rescind Decision On Withheld Salary Of House Officers

DELSUTH Resident Doctors Appeal To Gov Okowa To Rescind Decision On Withheld Salary Of House Officers

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Aruoriwo IVOVI: The Association of Resident Doctors have stressed the need for both the Federal and the State Governments to engage more qualified medical doctors and other health personnel in order to bridge the deficiency occasioned by…

NDLEA Intercepts Codeine Worth N2bn At Lagos Port

NDLEA Intercepts Codeine Worth N2bn At Lagos Port

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have again intercepted 40,250 kilogrammes of the Schedule II controlled narcotic worth over N2 billion imported in two 40ft containers from India. This latest interception is barely a week…

China Promises To Assist Nigeria Overcome Her Challenges

China Promises To Assist Nigeria Overcome Her Challenges

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The People’s Republic of China has promised to deepen cooperation with Nigeria to overcome major challenges of the country and to enhance development especially in the face of COVID-19. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun gave the promise…

U.S Donates Another Batch of 3.2 million COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S Donates Another Batch of 3.2 million COVID-19 Vaccines

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : The United States has delivered another batch of 3.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria. This is the latest donation to Nigeria by U.S, which has provided to Nigeria over $130 million of technical and financial support…

Omicron Ban: FG Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions on Nigerians

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Foreign Affairs correspondent: The Federal Government has meant with the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the country, Ambassador Faisal bin Ebraheem Al-Ghamdi to discuss the recent restrictions placed on Nigerians intending to visit the Kingdom of Saudi…

Marwa Advises Drug Traffickers To Turn New Leaf

Marwa Advises Drug Traffickers To Turn New Leaf

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has advised all those still involved in the illicit drug business to turn over a new leaf or risk…