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Mr Peter Obi Didnt Suffer Heart Attack - Aide

Mr Peter Obi Didnt Suffer Heart Attack – Aide

Valentine Obienyem, media aide to Peter Obi, says the news making the rounds that his principal suffered heart attack is false. The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was reportedly admitted in a hospital in Anambra state and [...]

May 8, 2019 Health issues

Wecyclers Wins €200,000 Prize In Waste Management

Wecyclers, a Lagos-Based waste recycling company founded by Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola in 2012, has won the 2019 King Baudouin African Development Prize worth €200,000 (N104 million) for its development work in Africa. Herve Lisoir, Coordinator Africa and Developing countries, King [...]

May 2, 2019 Health issues

El-zakzaky And Wife Need To Be Flown Abroad – Foreign Doctors

The foreign doctors who were allowed to run medical checks on leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, have disclosed that he needs to be flown abroad alongside his wife at the conclusion of their assessment. The foreign [...]

April 30, 2019 Health issues
Poisonous Ponmo In Lagos Market

Government Warns Residents On Poisonous Ponmo In Lagos Market

The Lagos State Government has warned residents of the state against buying ponmo (cow skin), being sold in some markets in the state.A statement by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Adeola Salako, said three persons [...]

April 29, 2019 Health issues
Osun To Recruit 2,000 Food Vendors For School Pupils

Osun To Recruit 2,000 Food Vendors For School Pupils

The food vendors will join others in the preparation of meals for the public school pupils across the state. Programme Officer of the scheme, Mrs Olaniyan Kehinde, who stated this during an interaction with applicants at the O’MEALs secretariat complex [...]

April 22, 2019 Health issues

Man Dies Two Hours After His Wedding In Plateau State

A man's sudden passing just a few hours after his wedding his caused serious grief amongs his family and community members.  A 45-year-old man identified as Felix Rwang Danjuma, a native of Rim district in Riyom Local Government Area of [...]

April 21, 2019 Health issues
FG Rebuilds 4000 Healthcare Centres, Earmarks N14b For Facilities

FG Rebuilds 4000 Healthcare Centres, Earmarks N14b For Facilities

The Federal Government has rebuilt over 4000 healthcare centres (PHCs) across the federation in line with the10,000 rehabilitation target of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who spoke while opening the six-day medical/dental surgical [...]

April 8, 2019 Health issues

Eating Too Much Of These 9 Nigerian Foods May Kill You

Fufu is dangerous, Eba can kill you!! Doctors make shocking discoveries about some favourite Nigerian foods that can send you to early grave- Details can save your life While food is good for the body and necessary for survival, humans [...]

April 6, 2019 Health issues
life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 52.2 years

NPC Puts Nigeria’s Life Expectancy At 52 Years

The National Population Commission (NPC) has said that the current overall life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 52.2 years. The Acting Chairman of NPC, Alhaji Hassan Bashir, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement at the 52nd Session [...]

April 2, 2019 Health issues
Now that Buhari has won

Buhari orders reversal of State House Medical Centre to clinic

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the State House Medical Centre be reverted to a clinic so that it could function in the capacity it was originally established, the presidency said on Monday. The poor state of the centre has [...]

April 2, 2019 Health issues
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Health minister, experts decry rising cases of Tuberculosis in Nigeria

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, as well as local and international medical experts have expressed concern over rising cases of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, especially among the country’s productive workforce. Speaking in Abuja yesterday while launching a roadmap that [...]

March 26, 2019 Health issues

We’ve sustained Akunyili’s legacy by wiping out fake drugs, says NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday said it has sustained the legacy of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili by working towards drug security in Nigeria. The director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, at a media briefing to [...]

March 26, 2019 Health issues
white eyes

Four Ways To Get Clear White Eyes Naturally

Bright white eyes are a sign of good health and are very desirable as well, while tired, dull and bloodshot eyes can be as a result of fatigue, lack of sleep, long working hours, nutritional deficiency, excessive drinking, dehydration, smoking [...]

March 24, 2019 Health issues
National Dokpesi arrested in Abuja on arrival from Dubai medical trip

National Dokpesi arrested in Abuja on arrival from Dubai medical trip

Founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, was arrested yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, on his return from medical treatment at the American Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). AIT, which [...]

March 23, 2019 Health issues

Over 3.6m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation services —UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund has said over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria. UNICEF’s  Representative in the country, Mr Mohamed Fall, made this known on Friday in a statement to commemorate [...]

March 22, 2019 Health issues
Bird flu

Bird flu hits Plateau, kills 3,900 birds

An outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian influenza, has hit Plateau State, killing at least 3,900 birds. The Chief Veterinary Officer of the state, Dr Spak Shaset, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos, that [...]

February 20, 2019 Health issues
Daura General Hospital will be converted to Federal Medical Centre, says Masari

Daura General Hospital will be converted to Federal Medical Centre, says Masari

President Muhammadu Buhari's hometown, Daura in Katsina state, is set to benefit from the federal government in terms of health care delivery. Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has revealed that the Daura General Hospital is set to be a [...]

January 31, 2019 Health issues

President launches 2018-2022 National Strategic Health Development Plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched second National Strategic Health Development Plan from 2018-2022) to attain the Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria. He also unveiled the first phase of the N55 billion Basic Health Care Provision Fund in six states of [...]

January 9, 2019 Health issues

How fruits ripened with carbide kill Nigerians

Carbide kill Nigerians: For the family of the late Emmanuel Okwuke, banana and plantain have become forbidden fruits. No member of the family dares bring them home. This was after Emmanuel’s life was cut short after he consumed a bunch [...]

December 28, 2018 Health issues

Heavy metals discovered in Abuja meat

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has discovered heavy metals and antimicrobial resistance in meat products in the Federal Capital Terrotory, Abuja. The NIPRD said a high consumption of such metals in  meat  could damage the kidneys, noting [...]

December 22, 2018 Health issues

Bayelsa residents to pay for potable water supply

The Bayelsa State Government has said that the delivery of potable water will no longer be free so as to enable the continuous reticulation of drinkable water to the doorsteps of Bayelsans. The Commissioner for Water Resources, Nengi Tuborah, who [...]

December 19, 2018 Health issues

FG recalls 2.5 million bottles of codeine

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, said no fewer than 2.5 million bottles of codeine had been recalled from circulation across the country by the Federal Government. The Minister made this known in Abuja when the Presidential [...]

December 19, 2018 Health issues

Eleven dead after eating ‘toxic’ rice

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in [...]

December 15, 2018 Health issues

Customs seizes another 13 containers of Tramadol, bleaching soaps worth N3billion at Tin-Can Port

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Tin-Can Island Port Command, has seized 13 containers of Tramadol and bleaching creams worth about N3 billion at the Port in Lagos. Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), who paraded the seized items [...]

November 24, 2018 Health issues

Drugs made from foetuses, infants’ flesh: NAFDAC to conduct surveillance at ports, local markets

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has put its Ports Inspection Directorate and all ports and borders in the country on the alert, following reports of possible circulation of medicines/drugs from China contaminated with human remains from [...]

October 20, 2018 Health issues

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft [...]

October 16, 2018 Health issues

157m Nigerians lack access to handwashing facilities, says WaterAid

As the world commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day today, WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that about 157 million Nigerians lack access to hand washing facilities, even as it said only 16 percent of Nigerian hospitals have the facility in their premises. [...]

October 15, 2018 Health issues

Why nation’s health sector continues to falter, by experts

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advanced reasons why the country’s health sector continues to falter after 58 years of independence.It charged the Federal Government to implement effective prescription policies to ensure that healthcare practitioners engage in ethical practices. [...]

September 26, 2018 Health issues

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread

Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases as flood spreads. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent contamination of water sources. With the likelihood of more rains, amid a [...]

September 19, 2018 Health issues

Experts caution over dietary supplement containing higenamine

Public health researchers have warned against taking weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine, a potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. According to a new peer-reviewed published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology, the international researchers urged consumers to use caution when consuming [...]

September 18, 2018 Health issues