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FG gives update on Leah Sharibu’s release

The Nigerian government on Wednesday urged Nigerians to keep faith on the release of Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi Christian girl still in Boko Haram captivity. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in a statement said the government was still [...]

May 17, 2018 Societal issues

Don’t reject gunshot victims, Lagos CP warns hospitals

The Lagos State police command yesterday warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. Reacting to a media report on the refusal of an hospital to [...]

May 17, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria, others on alert as Ebola death toll rises to 19 in DRC

Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries are on high alert over risk of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) spreading to their territories. The World Health Organisation (WHO), in a statement yesterday, said [...]

May 15, 2018 Health issues

Hospitals count loses as health workers strike persists

As the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and federal government failed to reach a consensus, teaching hospitals across the country have lamented on the damage the action posed on the health sector. The health workers who embarked on a nationwide [...]

May 12, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria’s Lassa Fever outbreak contained, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has assured that with declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest Lassa Fever outbreak was under control. A statement issued by the organisation’s [...]

May 12, 2018 Health issues

Nigerian-American Nurse Saved Thousands to Open Medical Clinic, US Customs Seized It at Airport

Anthonia Nwaorie spent years saving up thousands of dollars to open a medical clinic in Nigeria, where she was born. Finally, last October, she walked down a jet bridge at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to board the plane to [...]

May 11, 2018 Health issues

Ebola outbreak triggers new directive on border control

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) ‎has directed the Ministry of Health to step up surveillance at the nation’s borders, following reports of a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak [...]

May 10, 2018 Health issues

President Buhari back in London to see doctor

President Muhammadu Buhari will today begin a four-day trip to the United Kingdom. In the course of a technical stopover for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington, last week, the president had had a meeting with [...]

May 8, 2018 Health issues

El-Rufai speaks on fresh Kaduna attacks

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the attack on Gwaska village in Brinin Gwari Local Government Area of the state. Hope For Nigeria reports that 27 persons were during the weekend reportedly killed and several houses set ablaze after suspected bandits attacked [...]

May 7, 2018 Societal issues

Abia judiciary relocates court over herdsmen attack

The Abia state Judiciary has announced the relocation of a magistrate court in Umuchieze, Umunneochi local government area of the state. Addressing newsmen in a press conference held in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, the Registrar of Abia Judiciary, Mr. [...]

May 4, 2018 Societal issues

Why Buhari is giving herdsmen protection – Bishop Adeyemi

The Bishop of the Diocese of Badagry, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion ), Rt. Rev. Babatunde Adeyemi, has said that it is unfair for President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a terrorist group, while the [...]

May 3, 2018 Societal issues

Seven million people die yearly from contaminated air, says WHO

New data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have shown that 7million people die every year from breathing highly contaminated air. The report said nine, out of 10 people breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants. The updated estimations [...]

May 3, 2018 Health issues

Buhari reacts to Adamawa bomb blast

The Presidency has reacted to the attack on Mubi town which left 27 people dead. Hope For Nigeria recalls that many were feared dead as bomb exploded in a Mosque at Mubi town, Adamawa. The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, [...]

May 2, 2018 Societal issues

Workers to protest against concession of railways

Workers have threatened not to allow the privatisation of the Nigeria railway system, unless existing labour issues are settled.The President of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Mohammed Yunusa has disclosed. Yunusa, who stated [...]

May 2, 2018 Societal issues

Fulani group volunteers to end carnage in Benue, Kogi, others

The Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) has pledged to partner concerned authorities in ending the killings in Benue, Nasarawa and other states. Rising from a national emergency meeting in Jos yesterday, the group decried the raging war [...]

May 2, 2018 Societal issues

Kaduna State APC factional leader Hunkuyi, others escape gunmen attack

A factional leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, yesterday escaped gunmen attack. According to the report, armed men invaded their gathering and inflicted severe injuries on the party members and supporters. No fewer [...]

May 1, 2018 Societal issues

Death toll rises as Kogi killings spread

The attack by armed person in Kogi has spread to two more communities leading to the death of at least six more people. In the early Sunday morning attack on Kpanche community in Bassa Local Government of Kogi State with the police [...]

April 23, 2018 Societal issues

Nigeria commits $300m to eliminate malaria

The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) [...]

April 22, 2018 Health issues

Nigerian health workers declare indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has announced an indefinite strike. The union said the latest industrial action would paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country. “All federal government health institutions in Nigeria including federal medical centres, specialists’ [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

Police arrest fake medical doctor who dropped out of primary school

Police arrest fake medical doctor : The Lagos State police command has warned Lagosians to be careful of where they go for medical attention. The advice came following the arrest of a fake medical doctor, Abdulrahman Mohammed, who has allegedly [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

No Lassa Fever vaccine anywhere in the world, says Virologist

A Virologist, Prof Simeon Magaji Agwale, yesterday, insisted that there is no certified vaccine for the treatment of Lassa Fever anywhere in the world, stressing that Nigeria was best suited to develop vaccines for the cure of the disease for [...]

April 14, 2018 Health issues

‘Reduce your charges’ – Aisha Buhari begs private health institutions

The Wife of Nigeria President, Aisha Buhari has appealed to owners of private health institutions in Nigeria to reduce the high cost of their services. She made the appeal on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by officials of the Association [...]

April 12, 2018 Health issues

Student drowns to death in Yankari Games resort

A 400-Level student of the Department of Electrical Electronics at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Gabriel Chinonso, has drowned to death. The student reportedly died while swimming at the pool of Yankari Games Resort, Bauchi. The state Police Public [...]

April 11, 2018 Societal issues

Herdsmen: Go home, defend yourselves with stones – Ortom tasks residents

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday told the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, to go home and use stones to defend themselves from herdsmen. Ortom explained that he was tired of keeping IDPs in camps over the uncontrollable killings in [...]

April 11, 2018 Societal issues

University of Dundee, Sheffield Hallam University to meet prospective Nigerian students in Kaduna and Lagos

How do you apply for admission into a UK University? Can a UK education help you get ahead in life, career and business?  What do you need to apply for a visa to study in the UK? How much does [...]

April 9, 2018 Education

Dear Mothers, Today Is ‘No Housework Day’

We are all for the No Housework Day Not because we are lazy but because we have worked so hard, we deserve to go on a vacation And that includes: Getting chuffed in bed till the heavens fall Not sweeping simply [...]

April 7, 2018 Societal issues

Pregnant women protest against anti-maternal policies in Ondo

Over 200 pregnant women, who have registered for ante-natal treatment in Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, yesterday stormed the hospital to protest against upscale hike in treatment fees by the hospital management. The awaiting mothers, chanting protest songs against Governor [...]

April 6, 2018 Health issues

Group tracks N501.4m UBEC projects in 32 Kaduna schools

A Non Governmental Organisation, the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All, (CSACEFA) said it has commenced investigation into N501.4m Universal Basic Education Commission’s (UBEC) spending in 32 basic schools in Kaduna State. The organisation with the support of [...]

April 5, 2018 Education

New malaria drug makes human blood toxic to mosquitoes

There is a new ray of hope in the fight against Africa’s most endemic killer, Malaria, as a new research discovers a pill that can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and even kill the blood-sucking insect. The new discovery [...]

April 5, 2018 Health issues

Two students found dead after heavy flood in Lagos

Two male students of a private secondary school were on Thursday found dead in the flood after a heavy rain in Alagbado area of Lagos. It was gathered that the boys were found floating at Casso Bus Stop on Lagos/Abeokuta [...]

March 30, 2018 Societal issues