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Nike Adebowale covers the health beat.  She holds a degree from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. Twitter: @nikeadebowale1 

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Mosquito net used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT:The Guardian Nigeria]

Two billion mosquito nets delivered worldwide

As part of its efforts to fight malaria, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria said it has distributed two billion Insecticides Treated Mosquito Nets (ITNs) worldwide since 2004. The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is the largest global platform for coordinated action against malaria. In a statement made available to…

Patient’s relatives strip female doctor, NMA says

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has narrated how a female doctor was allegedly assaulted and stripped by relatives of a patient in Maitama District hospital, Abuja. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, the Chairman, NMA FCT chapter, Ekpe Phillips, said the act was carried out while the…

File photo of Resident Doctors

Resident doctors in Abuja hospital commence three days warning strike

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi Abuja, has embarked on a three-day warning strike over non-payment of shortfalls in their salaries. The president of the association, Adejo Arome, confirmed this development to PREMIUM TIMES via a telephone interview on Monday. He said the strike…

U.S. President, Donald Trump [Photo: Wall Street Journal]

UPDATED: We don’t need Middle East oil anymore, Trump says

The United States is now the largest crude oil and natural gas producer in the world and no longer needs oil from the Middle East, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Mr Trump said this at the White House in an official reaction to the retaliatory attack by Iran on…

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

UPDATED: Trump won’t retaliate militarily against Iran but threatens fresh economic sanctions

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. suffered no casualties in the missile attack by Iran on an Iraqi airbase used by American soldiers. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack which Iran said was in retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani. Iran had called…

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LIVE UPDATES: Trump outlines next steps after Iran retaliates against America

President Donald Trump is set to address Americans on his next steps following a retaliatory attack by Iran on American interests. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Iran fired over a dozen ballistic missiles on two Iraqi airbases hosting American troops. No American or Iraqi soldiers are believed to have been killed…

Maternal ward in hospital

26,039 babies to be born in Nigeria on New Year Day – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that 26,039 babies would be born in Nigeria on New Year Day. Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Representative, disclosed this in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday in Abuja. He said the figure placed the country’s babies as making up…

Some N-Power beneficiaries

We have paid backlog allowances of N-Power beneficiaries – FG

The federal government said it has paid the October and November allowances of beneficiaries of the N-Power programme. It said the payment was made before December, 20 as earlier promised. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, made this known on Saturday in a statement…

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

Nigeria will finance its immunisation obligations – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to financing its immunisation and vaccination obligations. This is in a bid to ensure that children aged zero to five continually have access to the routine jabs that immunize them against vaccine-preventable diseases. Mr Buhari, in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES…

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari names Dolapo Osinbajo, governors’ wives as TB champions

Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has appointed Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president of Nigeria, and wives of all governors of states across Nigeria as 'champions' to lead the fight against TB in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement released by the Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership…

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq

Why we’re owing N-Power beneficiaries – Minister

The federal government has given reasons why the monthly stipend given to N-Power beneficiaries has not been paid for the past two months. N-Power is one of the National Social Investment Programmes (SIP) designed by the present administration to reduce poverty, unemployment and social insecurity among Nigerians. It involves the…

Wuse District Hospital (Photo Credit: ICiR)

World AIDS Day: Nigeria needs to tackle Mother-to-Child Transmission to meet 2030 target

Today, Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World AIDS Day amidst a significant improvement in the country’s response to HIV in recent years. The impact of the response is evident in the preliminary results of the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIS) released in March. The…

WAD: HIV stigma and discrimination

VIDEO: WAD: Stigma remains a threat to tackling HIV in Nigeria

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day (WAD), stigma and discrimination still remain major barriers militating against the national response to the epidemic. WAD is marked on December 1 every year to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS. The theme for this year’s WAD is…

HIV Ribbon

HIV/AIDS: New infections still high in Nigeria – Official

As Nigeria prepares to join the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS day on December 1, the country still accounts for more than half of new infections and deaths from AIDS-related illnesses globally. The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Gambo…

Man defecating in an open drainage

Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 which is titled 'The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order.' The signing of the order is to ensure Nigeria becomes open defecation free by 2025. About 46 million Nigerians are said to practice open defecation making the…

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Nigeria launches campaign to tackle Measles, Meningitis

The Nigerian government has launched a large-scale campaign to vaccinate children in 19 northern states. The campaign is part of the effort to boost the immunity of children against measles and meningitis in the country. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It remains a major cause of death among…

Natasha Akpoti (Photo Credit: This Day)

No real election is going on in Kogi Central, Natahsa Akpoti says

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has said that no real election is ongoing in Kogi Central part of Kogi State. She also said numerous threats to her life, allegedly by the incumbent governor, delayed her from casting her vote. She alleged…

An APC agent apprehended by SSS official after he was found with "tickets" used for tagging voters for the collection of stipends after voting at the PU 008, Ward 01 in Lokoja. The tickets were seizes from him. He was not arrested.

KogiDecides: Party agents involved in vote buying

Some agents of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are allegedly paying people to vote for their parties. At Ward 09, Unit 010 LGEA Primary School, Obehira Eba in Okene Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, a party agent, said to be of the…

U.S. school shooting[PHOTO CREDIT: Al Jazeera]

One confirmed dead in U.S. school shooting

One person has died after Thursday’s shooting at a Southern California high school in the U.S. The CNN reports that a female patient died at Henry Mayo Newhall hospital, according to hospital spokesperson Patrick Moody. Mr Moody said two male patients remain in critical condition, and one male patient remains…

At least six injured in U.S. school shooting

At least six people were injured during a Thursday shooting at a Southern California high school in the U.S., CNN reports. The report indicates that three of the victims are in critical condition. According to the report, the L.A County Sheriff's Department is responding to a shooting at Saugus High…

NDDC road project in Nomayo community, Ikpoba Okha LGA of Edo state

Edo roads funded by NDDC also abandoned

The seven-seater Sienna space bus the reporter took from Abuja to Edo was quite uncomfortable, but the trip was made worse by the terrible state of the Auchi-Benin highway. Ridden with potholes, damaged trucks, fuel tankers and other abandoned vehicles parked on one side of the road causing a gridlock.…

Workshop on Leadership Development and Inclusion of Underrepresented groups in Politics with Values

Group launches campaign to change narrative of politics in Nigeria

In its effort to change the narrative of politics in Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation has launched the Politics With Values campaign in partnership with a network of young Nigerians. The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) says it is working with young Nigerian politicians to strengthen democracy in the country.…

A hospital ward with patients

Global Fund: Nigerian govt. pledges $12 million to end HIV, TB, Malaria

The Nigerian government has pledged to release $12 million to end epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other preventable and treatable disease across the globe. The government announced the commitment at the sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in Lyon, France.…

Kaduna-Abuja highway

Five months after disbursement of N327 million, ambulances yet to appear on accident-prone highways

About five months after the Nigerian government disbursed N327 million to buy ambulances, the vehicles are yet to appear on the designated highways in the country. The Ambulance, Referral and Trauma Services are part of Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) provided by the…

National Health Dialogue organised by PREMIUM TIMES.

10 takeaways from National Health Dialogue 2019

Will Nigeria still achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030? This is one big question hundreds of participants from Nigeria and abroad took away with them after two days of spirited discussion of the future of health care in Africa’s most populous nation. At the 2019 National Health Dialogue, the…