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Nigerian Military School Nurse Administers Wrong Medicine On Student

Nigerian Military School Nurse Administers Wrong Medicine On Student

Nigerian Military School Nurse Administers Wrong Medicine On Student: A 13-year-old student of the Command Secondary School in Suleja, near Abuja, narrowly escaped death after being treated with the wrong medication by a nurse at the school clinic. The incident [...]

May 19, 2017 Health issues
Sheikh Yusuf Amzat-Salam

Hoodlums Kill Alfa Abu, Wife And Children In Ijebu-Ode

A 35-year-old Muslim cleric, Sheikh Yusuf Amzat-Salam, also known as Alfa Abu,  his wife, and four children were killed by hoodlums in the early hours of Tuesday in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. The incident occurred at Atiba area of Odogbolu Local [...]

May 17, 2017 Incidents
Ebola Screening Points At Airports

FAAN Reactivates Ebola Screening Points At Airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reinstated screening points and detecting machines at the airport to forestall the resurgence of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. The measure was triggered by the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of [...]

May 16, 2017 Health issues
Police Arrests Mother For Selling Her Baby

Police Arrests Mother For Selling Her Baby For N250,000 In Lagos

Police Arrest Mother For Selling Her Baby – A 22-year-old lady along with six other suspects have been arrested by the Decoy Team of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command over the sale of a day old [...]

May 15, 2017 Human rights

World’s Fattest Woman Loses 323kg, Leaves Hospital

An Egyptian once believed to be the world’s heaviest and fattest woman left an Indian hospital Thursday for the United Arab Emirates where she will continue treatment following drastic weight-loss surgery, doctors said. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed roughly [...]

May 5, 2017 Health issues
Babachir David Lawal

Nigerian Jollof Rice Best Worldwide— Osinbajo

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President on Monday described Nigerian jollof rice as “the best in the world”, ending decisively the controversy started by minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that recently, while responding [...]

May 2, 2017 Health issues
state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari Has Difficulty Drinking And Eating

Three insiders in the Presidency have told that President Muhammadu Buhari is being fed intravenously as he has had severe difficulty eating and drinking fluids for several days. The sources also disclosed that, although President Buhari's health had held up [...]

May 1, 2017 Health issues
Bayelsa Teachers Owed 10 Months Salaries

Bayelsa Teachers Owed 10 Months Salaries

Teachers in Bayelsa state have not been paid salaries for 10 months and have resolved to embark on an industrial action. The state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Sunday threatened to commence a three-day warning strike [...]

April 30, 2017 Education
Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigerians Blast Lai Mohammed For Underating Nigerian Jollof Rice On CNN

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has sparked another uproar on social media. The information minister was said to have reacted to the buzz CNN's Richard Quest started about who makes the best Jollof.     The battle for [...]

April 29, 2017 Health issues
Chief Lucky Ayomanor

Political Leader Dies In Delta Police Custody

A former Director of Direct Labour Agency, Chief Lucky Ayomanor has the allegedly died in the custody of the police in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that Chief Ayomanor was accosted and searched by [...]

April 28, 2017 Incidents
rap group Migos

“Their English Wasn’t Even That Good” – American Rap Group Migos Says About Nigerians

A couple of weeks ago international rap group Migos performed in Nigeria during the Beat99.9FM concert and they had such a good time with a lot of Nigerians really vibing to their music as they performed. While in Nigeria, they also [...]

April 26, 2017 Nollywood
Sat Guru Maharaj

Buhari, Come Now For Healing Before It’s Too Late: Sat-Guru Maharaji [Details]

Sat Guru Maharaji, the founder of the One Love Family has called for President Muhammadu Bihari to rush to him for healing. Maharaji made this call Monday while addressing journalists after a week-long program to celebrated the 30 years of [...]

April 26, 2017 Health issues

Be alert for disease outbreaks, Adewole tells heads of Federal tertiary hospitals

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has directed Heads of Federal  tertiary hospitals in the country to prepare, equip and be proactive in responding to disease outbreaks. Prof. Isaac Adewole, Health Minister Adewole, who spoke  in Abuja during a [...]

April 25, 2017 Health issues
Miss Northeast, Blessing Peter Akor

Miss North-East Nigeria Take Out Rally On Drug Abuse

Teaming youths gathered on Saturday, rallying the city of Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa state capital supporting the initiative brought Miss Northeast, Blessing Peter Akor to fight against drug abuse. The rally which began from 11AM at Luggere Primary School in Jimeta had [...]

April 23, 2017 Health issues
325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus in nigeria

WHO Says 325m People Have Chronic Hepatitis B/C Virus

New data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. WHO, [...]

April 23, 2017 Health issues
father of quintuplet

Newly Married Unemployed Man Welcomes A Set Of Quintuplets

Mr. Imudia Uduehi, a father of quintuplet who married less than a year ago, has appealed to the government, well-meaning Nigerians and philanthropists to support the family in raising the children. Uduehi, also an unemployed graduate, from Ekpoma in Esan [...]

April 20, 2017 Health issues
Cholera Outbreak

Parents Seek FG’s Intervention On Cholera Outbreak

Cholera Outbreak: While public and private primary and secondary schools have resumed for the 2017 third term session, Queens College is still shut down due to controversy surrounding deaths of some students who were said to have contacted a water-borne [...]

April 20, 2017 Health issues
Women At Menopause Can Bear Children Through Invitro-Fertilisation

Women At Menopause Can Bear Children Through Invitro-Fertilisation – Expert

Dr Omuku Samuel, a gynaecologist at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, has said women at menopause can still bear children with the aid of Invitro- Fertilisation (IVF). Samuel stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

April 19, 2017 Health issues
Chimaobi Okorie

Killer Of Police Inspector, Ecobank Staff Shoot Dead By Police

Chimaobi Okorie, a suspected killer of a police Inspector, Vincent Umeh, attached to Umuahia Zone 9 and a 30-year-old staff of Ecobank in Okigwe, Enyioma Okwudiri at the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state, has been reported to have [...]

April 17, 2017 Human rights

Notorious TOMPOLO Shot Dead In Delta By Police

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Enerhen Police Divisional Headquarters in a joint patrol with members of SEDCO Community Vigilante on Sunday, April 9 shot dead a notorious armed robber simply identified as Tompolo for allegedly robbing an [...]

April 17, 2017 Incidents
Carcinogenic Lipstick

Avoid These 18 Brands of Carcinogenic Lipstick Like the Plague! Harmful Metals Inside

Carcinogenic Lipstick – The makeup industry makes billions in revenue each year, and all the while you are taking in carcinogens. You’re probably shaking your head in disbelief and it is true. If you examine the labels you can identify [...]

April 17, 2017 Health issues
Protesters Stone Governor, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Disrupt APC Rally In Katsina

Protesters Stone Governor, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Disrupt APC Rally In Katsina

Abu Ibrahim, the senator representing Katsina South, and Amiru Tukur, the member representing Bakori/Danja Federal constituency in the House of Representatives narrowly escaped mob action at a political event organized by the Katsina State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

April 16, 2017 Incidents
Gorilla Attacks Group Of Tourists In Rwanda

Rampaging Gorilla Attacks Group Of Tourists In Rwanda (PHOTOS)

A terrified tourist captured the moment a group of trekkers were attacked by a rampaging Gorilla Attacks Group Of Tourists In Rwanda – silverback gorilla. Taken in Rwanda, the film shows the giant ape swipe two tourists and their guide to [...]

April 16, 2017 Societal issues
Why Nigerians Should Avoid Mirinda, Lucozade – CPC

Why Nigerians Should Avoid Mirinda, Lucozade – CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has declared Mirinda and Lucozade soft drinks unsafe for Nigerian consumers. The council said both beverages contained benzoic acid level above the limit approved by the Nigerian Industrial Standard (NIS). The Council said in a [...]

April 14, 2017 Health issues
Muhammadu Sanusi II

Meningitis: You caused death of your people – Sanusi blasts Yari again

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has again blamed Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State, for the spread of meningitis in the state and attendant deaths. Sanusi, on his official Instagram page on Tuesday, said many Muslim countries like [...]

April 12, 2017 Health issues
Ronke Ademiluyi

Designer Frowns At Indecent Dressing

Ronke Ademiluyi, a fashion designer, says indecent dressing is not in tandem with African moral values and ethics. Ademiluyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Nigerian fashion designers no longer create their wears to reflect African [...]

April 11, 2017 Societal issues
Fanta and Sprite soft drinks

Labour Calls For Caution Over Consumption Of Sprite, Fanta Controversy

NATIONAL Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees, NUFBTE, has called for caution, over recent court judgment on the consumption of Sprite and Fanta soft drinks with Vitamin C, advising Nigerians not to jump into conclusion. President of the union, [...]

April 8, 2017 Health issues

Rabies: Ogun Begs Dogs Owners To Vaccinate Pets

Ogun State government has implored dog owners to make the best use of the on-going vaccination exercise to vaccinate their dogs against rabies. Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Adepeju Adebajo said this while monitoring the vaccination exercise at the Veterinary Department [...]

April 6, 2017 Health issues
Fanta and Sprite soft drinks

Fanta, Sprite Safe For Human Consumption —CCSG Independent Research

An independent research by the Coalition of Civil Society Groups, CCSG, has shown Fanta and Sprite soft drinks to be safe for human consumption in Nigeria. Presenting the outcome of their study at a press briefing, yesterday in Abuja, President [...]

April 6, 2017 Health issues
Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Gov. Yari: God Sent Type C Meningitis To Punish Nigerians For Their Sins

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has said that the outbreak of Type C Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the country was a direct punishment from God to the people of Nigeria for their various sinful acts. He said that God had [...]

April 5, 2017 Health issues
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