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…

Deaconess Oborevwori Lifts her Pet Project ‘You Matter Charity Foundation’

Deaconess Oborevwori Lifts her Pet Project ‘You Matter Charity Foundation’

Wife of Delta Governor, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori on Wednesday, uncovered her pet project, ‘You Matter Charity Foundation’, with key focus on helping vulnerable individuals in the society especially children with autism. Deaconess Oborevwori who revealed the project during a meeting with the…

Tinubu’s food emergency: Zulum visits Baga, shares food to 23,000 households

Tinubu’s food emergency: Zulum visits Baga, shares food to 23,000 households

About 23,000 households on Monday received food palliatives at distributions that were directly supervised by Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum in Baga town of Kukawa Local Government Area.  “Distribution of palliatives is one of the agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu….

Midnight Visit: Governor Zulum angry as he finds Gwoza hospital in darkness

Midnight Visit: Governor Zulum angry as he finds Gwoza hospital in darkness

… Orders immediate renovation… Rewards staff for working under poor condition Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, was dismayed by the lack of electricity and other situations at the General Hospital in Gwoza town. The governor paid a surprise visit to the…

FG Says Over 3.5 million Children Suffer from Diarrhea

FG Says Over 3.5 million Children Suffer from Diarrhea

The federal government has revealed that more than 3.5 million children suffer from diarrheal diseases, calling for improved hygiene from Nigerians. Speaking at the Year’s National Environmental Sanitation Day (NESD), the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr Ibrahim Yusufu lamented that hygienic…

FG Takes Waste to Wealth Programme to Grassroots

FG Takes Waste to Wealth Programme to Grassroots

The federal government has taken it’s waste to wealth programme to the grassroots, promising to segregate waste to wealth in Kuchingoro community, a suburb in Abuja. Speaking during this year’s National Environmental Sanitation Day commemorated on Saturday at Kuchingoro, the Director, Pollution…

Over 800,000 People in Nigeria, Other Sahelian Countries May Resort to Survival Sex, Early Marriage to Meet Needs- WFP

Over 800,000 People in Nigeria, Other Sahelian Countries May Resort to Survival Sex, Early Marriage to Meet Needs- WFP

Lack of funding for humanitarian assistance in Nigeria, and other countries in the Sahel, may make over 800,000 people in desperate need resort to engaging in survival sex, early marriage, or joining non-state armed groups, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)…

NDLEA, NCA-UK recommit to taking battle against drug to cartels

NDLEA, NCA-UK recommit to taking battle against drug to cartels

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom have both recommitted to taking the battle against drug to the doorsteps of drug cartels as part of efforts to stamp out serious organized crimes in…

MSF raises alarm over escalating malnutrition crisis in northwest

MSF raises alarm over escalating malnutrition crisis in northwest

Médecins Sans Frontières also know as Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned of potential catastrophe due to escalating humanitarian needs in Northwest Nigeria in the coming months. The MSF in a statement on Tuesday said: “A malnutrition crisis is escalating in northwest…

UNODC Raises Alarm Over Growing Global Illicit Drug Supply

UNODC Raises Alarm Over Growing Global Illicit Drug Supply

Growing illicit drug supply and increasingly agile trafficking networks are compounding intersecting global crises and challenging health services and law enforcement responses, according to the World Drug Report 2023 launched by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Monday. New…

Oborevwori identifies factors fueling Nigeria’s child, maternal mortality

Oborevwori identifies factors fueling Nigeria’s child, maternal mortality

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State on Thursday, identified health system gaps and challenges, dearth of qualified personnel, low quality of care, inadequate utilization of available health facilities, and lack of access to essential medicines as factors fueling the high maternal and…

Indian High Commissioner Advises Nigerians to Embrace Yoga

Indian High Commissioner Advises Nigerians to Embrace Yoga

The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gangandharan Balasubramanian, has advised Nigerians to embrace Yoga as it would go a long way to develop their minds and bodies. Balasubramanian, gave the advice on Saturday at the Yoga session organised by the High Commission…

Zulum Orders Probe of Hospital Staff in Viral Video of Rejection of Accident Victims

Zulum Orders Probe of Hospital Staff in Viral Video of Rejection of Accident Victims

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has directed the Ministry of Health to investigate and fish out medical staff on duty who were alleged to have rejected victims of accidents. The governor gave the directive on Thursday during a visit to the…

Fentanyl: NDLEA busts lethal drug syndicate, arrests members in Anambra

Fentanyl: NDLEA busts lethal drug syndicate, arrests members in Anambra

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested members of a syndicate involved in the illicit importation and trafficking of lethal synthetic opioid, Fentanyl, Fentanyl is a drug which is 100 times stronger than tramadol and capable of causing…

UNFPA Raises the Alarm, 68million Women May Be At Risk FGM in 2030

UNFPA Raises the Alarm, 68million Women May Be At Risk FGM in 2030

About 4.3 million girls are presently at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with the number expected to rise to 68 million by 2030 if not given the deserving attention to curb the dangerous trend, according to the latest report by the…

UN Says US396 million Needed Urgently to Avert Catastrophic Humanitarian Crisis in Northeast

UN Says US396 million Needed Urgently to Avert Catastrophic Humanitarian Crisis in Northeast

The United Nations has said US$396 million is urgently needed to salvage a catastrophic humanitarian crisis in the nation’s Northeast. The UN decried that should something not urgently be done to address the situation, humanitarian partners will only reach about 300,000 of…

Delta approves residential quarters for DELSUTH doctors 

Delta approves residential quarters for DELSUTH doctors 

Delta State Executive Council on Monday approved the construction of residential quarters to accommodate Resident Doctors and House Officers at Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara.  The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this while briefing journalists on some of…

Okowa lauds 05 Initiative for impacting lives

Okowa lauds 05 Initiative for impacting lives

Governor of Delta state, Sennator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa has lauded 05 Initiative, founded by his wife, Dame Edith Okowa, for its contributions to the building of a stronger Delta, especially in touching the lives of the people in various ways, including healthcare….

Anambra Workers Defecate In Bushes Around Secretariat Complex, As Epidemic Looms

Anambra Workers Defecate In Bushes Around Secretariat Complex, As Epidemic Looms

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: Epidemic looms around Anambra State Secretariat Complex Awka as workers defecate in nearby bushes due to lack of water to flush toilets. A source from one of the Ministries who pleaded anonymity for fear of losing his job,…

Shutdown Benue ethanol company put up structure to arrest pollution

Shutdown Benue ethanol company put up structure to arrest pollution

Shutdown Benue ethanol company put up structure to arrest pollution Shut ethanol- producing company, Pure Biotech Company Limited has put up a state of the art facility to control its emission of pollutant into River Benue. The National Environmental Standards and Regulations…

Shutdown Benue ethanol company appeals for reopening

Shutdown Benue ethanol company appeals for reopening

Shut ethanol- producing company, Pure Biotech Company Limited has appealed to the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to reopen its premise for operation after it installed a state-of-the-art Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), to prevent the reoccurrence of wastewater contamination,…

NESREA Seals Off Ethanol Plant for Discharging Pollutants into Water System

NESREA Seals Off Ethanol Plant for Discharging Pollutants into Water System

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA and the Nigeria Police Force have sealed off Pure Bio-Tech Company Limited for contravening environmental law by discharging pollutants into public water system. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesperson of NESREA, Amaka…

U.S. CDC Supported Growing Expertise in E-Health Knowledge and Skills (GEEKS) Fellowship Graduates Third Cohort

U.S. CDC Supported Growing Expertise in E-Health Knowledge and Skills (GEEKS) Fellowship Graduates Third Cohort

Abuja – Nigeria graduated the third cohort of the Growing Expertise in E-Health Knowledge and Skills (GEEKS) fellowship program graduated in Abuja. GEEKS is a capacity-building program funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and implemented by the Africa…

Reuters’ Report of Abortion of 10,000 Pregnancies by Military, Should be Treated with a Pinch of Salt, Says Medical Director

Reuters’ Report of Abortion of 10,000 Pregnancies by Military, Should be Treated with a Pinch of Salt, Says Medical Director

The Medical Director of Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, Dr. Baba Waru Goni has said that the Nigerian Military exhibits a high sense of responsibility and professionalism even in the face of provocation by the insurgents and that the report of…

European Union allocates N75 million to prevent the spread of diphtheria in Nigeria

European Union allocates N75 million to prevent the spread of diphtheria in Nigeria

The European Union has released €150,000 (N75 million) in humanitarian funds to prevent the spread of diphtheria and assist the most affected communities in the states of Kano, Katsina, Lagos, and Osun. A statement on Monday said the EU funding will enable…

Reuters’ Unannounced Appearance at SIIP-NE Questionable As Marie Stopes Denies Involvement In Abortions Of Pregnancies

Reuters’ Unannounced Appearance at SIIP-NE Questionable As Marie Stopes Denies Involvement In Abortions Of Pregnancies

A lawyer from Reuters, Clifford Kalu, walked into the hearing session of the Special Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations in Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East on Friday, despite the international media organization’s refusal to appear before the panel….

Two-third of global population may face water shortages- FAO

Two-third of global population may face water shortages- FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has alerted that two-third of the world’s population could face water shortages by 2050. This is even as the federal government warned that the demand for water will exceed 40 percent in the country…

<em>DESOPADEC</em> : <em>Accelerated and Impactiful Interventions 1</em>

DESOPADEC : Accelerated and Impactiful Interventions 1

….. Efforts At the Provision of Health Facilities and Clean Water to Catchment Areas The place of good health facilities and clean water can never be over emphasized as the presence of health facilities in communities and good and clean waters will…

2023: NURTW, Delta Orators, Urhobo Musicians endorse Atiku-Okowa, PDP candidates 

2023: NURTW, Delta Orators, Urhobo Musicians endorse Atiku-Okowa, PDP candidates 

Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Delta State Chapter (NURTW), have given their support to Atiku/Okowa and Sheriff/Onyeme Presidential and Governorship tickets of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively.  Addressing journalists shortly after a meeting of the group with…

FG Introduces Programmes to Reduce Air Pollution

FG Introduces Programmes to Reduce Air Pollution

The Federal Government has flagged off the National Generator Emission Control Programme (NGECP) and the National Vehicular Emission Control Programme (NVECP) in order to reduce air pollution in the country. Speaking at the official flag-off of the two programmes in Abuja on…

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada<br>…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada
…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have thwarted attempts by drug cartels to bring126.95 kilogrammes of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles from Brazil and Canada into the country through the Akanu Ibiam International…

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend busted a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos belonging to a tramadol cartel, arresting two of its kingpins, seizing millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5 billion….

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

On the New Year’s eve, Chinese President XI Jinping, at his 2023 New Year Address, extended greetings to all nationals as well as friends and people in the world, while claiming that, since COVID-19 struck, China has prevailed over unprecedented difficulties and…

<strong>Kanu Gravely Sick, Must Not Die In Custody, Rights Group Warns FG</strong>

Kanu Gravely Sick, Must Not Die In Custody, Rights Group Warns FG

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: A Rights Group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has called on the Federal government to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, saying that it could be…

DESOPADEC boss, Bashorun Askia presents health equipment to 268 PHCs in Delta *Receives Award of Outstanding Performance 

DESOPADEC boss, Bashorun Askia presents health equipment to 268 PHCs in Delta *Receives Award of Outstanding Performance 

-By Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA, has presented health care delivery equipment to the 268 Primary Health Care Centres across Delta State. The equipment are to be…