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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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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…

Panel speaking on Effective State-level Health Insurance Initiatives: Challenges and Prospects.

National Health Dialogue: How states implement health insurance programmes

To boost coverage and participation, Anambra is engaging philanthropists in the implementation of the State’s Health Insurance Scheme (SHIS), Simeon Onyemachi, the Executive Secretary of the scheme has said. Mr Onyemachi said the state agency is using “the adoption model”, which encourages philanthropists to pay for the health of their…

Garba Buluma, an official of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

National Health Dialogue: NPHCDA official seeks autonomy for healthcare facilities

The Director, Department of Planning Research and Statistics, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Garba Bulama, has urged the federal government to allow health facilities hire and fire ad-hoc staff. Mr Bulama said this on Wednesday at the annual National Health Dialogue going on in Abuja. The two-day event…

Health minister, Osagie Ehanire at the National Health Dialogue organised by Premium Times.

Nigeria to set up cancer treatment fund

To reduce the burden of treating cancer, a terminal disease claiming over 40, 000 Nigerians yearly, the federal government is planning to roll out a cancer treatment fund, health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said. “There will be a creation of a fund, either a cancer treatment fund or whatever we…

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: How religious leaders can improve maternal health care – JAMB Registrar

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Is-haq Oloyede, has called for proper education on parenting to improve maternal health in Nigeria. Mr Oloyede, a professor of Islamic Studies, is also the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In a lecture delivered…

#EXCOM2019: The Deputy Secretary General United Nations, Amina Mohammed and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar

How Nigeria plans to end statelessness – Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar, has expressed the Nigerian government’s commitment to end statelessness by tackling gender-based violence in the country. She said the government is determined to end statelessness ''by developing regulations to eliminate gender-based discrimination''. She made this known on Thursday…

Jeremiah Abalaka

Former patient describes Abalaka as “liar, murderer” over claim of HIV cure

One of the 30 Nigerian soldiers who contracted HIV while serving in ECOMOG and were sent to Jeremiah Abalaka for treatment in 1999-2000 has disputed the claim of cure by the physician. An angry Mohammed Farouk described Mr Abalaka as "a blatant liar and murderer, saying he alone survived the…

Tukur Buratai and the troops.

Why Nigerian govt suspended two NGOs in North-East — Minister

The Nigerian government has said the operations of non-governmental organisations in the restive north east region must be in line with the country’s security needs and requirements. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Safiya Umar, said this at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday. The…

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Childhood TB shot may offer long-term protection from lung cancer – Study

A tuberculosis vaccine, Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG), may reduce a person's risk of developing lung cancer if given early in childhood, a six-decade-long study has revealed. The vaccine is approved for preventing tuberculosis (TB)—a potentially fatal infectious disease that typically attacks the lungs. According to the study published on MedicalXpress, the…

Contraceptives used to illustrate the story [Photo: Healthplus]

Everybody wins when women have access to contraceptives – Group

In commemoration of the 2019 World Contraception Day (WCD), an international organisation has called for contraceptives to be made available to all women of reproductive age. In a statement issued on Thursday by the Country Director of Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION), Effiom Effiom, it said this will be…

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Nigeria needs N4.4billion to procure therapeutic food – UNICEF

An estimated 440,000 children under five years of age will suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states this year, the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has said. The international agency said Nigeria is in dire need of N4.4 billion to procure 229,636 cartons of Ready…

Medical Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Diseases: Group urges Nigerian govt to implement comprehensive healthcare

The Nigerian government needs to implement a comprehensive health intervention that addresses all cases of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the country, rather than focus on a selected few. The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA) made this call on Tuesday at its 2019 conference in Abuja. The Chief Executive Officer…

Empty plate fork knife [Good Stock Photo]

Don’t make major decisions on an empty stomach, research suggests

New research from the University of Dundee has suggested that people should avoid making important decisions about the future on an empty stomach. The study, carried out by Benjamin Vincent from the University's Psychology department and published in the latest edition of the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, found that…

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Why Nigeria needs to pay more attention to environmental management – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says environmental health is a very important component of nation-building and needs to receive more attention in Nigeria. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Clement, said this at the National Environment Health and Sanitation Pre-Summit Dialogue in Abuja on Tuesday. Represented by Edwin Isotu, the…

The protest on the killing of a Nigerian in China

Group protests death of Nigerian in China, calls for investigation

A group, the Nigeria-China Diaspora Community and Associates, has called on the Chinese authorities to investigate the death of a Nigerian cleric, Joseph Nwajueze, in China. Speaking at a protest in Abuja on Friday, the president of the group, Godwin Ehochi, said it organised the protest to tell the Chinese…

Children still at home

How Nigerian government-owned orphanage mistreats children

It was a rainy day, making it difficult for the reporter to navigate the wet and slightly muddy road that leads to Unity Orphanage Home and Youth Support Centre, Gwagwalada. Walking through the front gate, the reporter’s expectations of an orphanage were disappointed by the scene of barefooted and scantily…

Diagram of Genes used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pacific Standard]

Father’s genes influence whether baby is boy or girl – Study

A man’s genes play a role whether he has sons or daughters, a study of family trees has suggested. According to the study published on sciencedaily, men also inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means that a man with more brothers is…