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…

Nigerian Red Cross Begins 2022 Flood Intervention For 1,350 Households In Delta

Nigerian Red Cross Begins 2022 Flood Intervention For 1,350 Households In Delta

The Nigerian Red Cross Society yesterday flagged off the 2022 flood intervention for 1, 350 households affected by the recent flood disaster in some local government areas of Delta State.Local government areas that are benefitting are Isoko South, Ndokwa East and Ughelli…

<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…