nikeadebowale

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

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A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu

Moghalu slams INEC, says Commission not prepared for polls

The presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) Kingsley Moghalu, has expressed disappointment over the failure of card readers in his ward, Akabueze in Nnewi, Anambra state. According to a report monitored on Channels Television, Mr Moghalu explained that there are three polling units in his area and that…

Senate President Bukola Saraki and former president, OLusegun Obasanjo. [PHoto credit: THISDAY]

Obasanjo, Tinubu, Saraki cast their votes

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, have all cast their votes in the ongoing general elections. Mr Obasanjo voted at ward 11, unit 22, Olusomi Compound, Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun State after a…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, voted on Saturday at the Code 33, Polling Unit II, Victoria Garden City(VGC), Lagos at 10.53a.m.

Buhari and I deserve second term in office – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said he and President Muhammadu Buhari deserved a second term in office. He spoke after he and his wife, Dolapo voted at PU 2 Code 33 in Victoria Garden City, Lagos. Mr Osinbajo is the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr…

Atiku and Titi Abubakar have voted

I look forward to a successful transition – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he is looking forward to a successful transition after the presidential election. Mr Abubakar said this minutes after casting his vote at his polling unit of Ajiya in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Mr Abubakar…

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Atiku Twitter handle]

Atiku casts his vote

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has cast his vote at his polling unit in Ajiya in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He voted almost two hours after the polls opened nationwide. Mr Abubakar arrived alongside his wife, Titi, at 9:55 a.m.…

9:21am, Edo State, Egor Local Government, RA 04, Egor, PU 007, Topper Garage/Market Square, Egor 1 - voting is yet to commence and there are 3 voting points, However the voters list has been pasted on the wall, people have formed a long queue but the election officials are yet to set up the materials due to their later arrival and the overwhelming crowd.

Voting delayed in parts of Nigeria

As the Nigerian general elections finally kicked off on Saturday after a one-week postponement, the process suffered delays due to the late arrival of officials and materials in parts of the country. A total of 73 candidates are participating in the presidential election, which is holding on Saturday alongside elections…

Voters

UPDATED: INEC officials arrive late at Osinbajo’s polling unit

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived late arrive at the polling unit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Although Mr Osinbajo arrived early, the INEC officials only arrived at about 9:00a.m. At the polling unit, VGC PU 2 Code 33, in Lagos State, only one police officer with…

Buhari, first to vote in polling unt

Buhari first to vote in polling unit

President Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote in Daura, his home town in Katsina State. The president voted at about 8:05 a.m, the first person to do so in Polling Unit 003 at Sarkin Yara Ward in Daura Local Government Area. It took Mr Buhari only a few minutes to…

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Why mothers should avoid mixed feeding for babies under six months — Experts

Gina is a mother of four. She said she exclusively breastfed all her babies because she knows the importance of breast milk. “As a full-time housewife what excuse would I have not to breastfeed my babies well?” she asked the reporter. “I resigned from where I was working before I…

Genital mutilation: Photo used to illustrate the story

FGM: UN agencies call for new measures to end practice

The relevant agencies of the United Nations have called for new policies to end the practice of female genital mutilation across the world. The agencies made the call in a statement issued on Wednesday in commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. The statement was…

A sample of the Nigerian Birth Certificate issued by the National Population Commission.

Why we still charge Nigerians fees for birth certificate despite Reps resolution – Agency

Despite a resolution by lawmakers that birth certificates should be issued free of charge to Nigerians, the National Population Commission (NPC) has continued to charge a fee for the document. The House of Representatives last year declared as illegal, payment of money to the commission to obtain birth certificates for…

Muhammed Umar, Fatima’s father and the chairman of Damangaza unofficial IDP camp.

Pneumonia: Why vaccine-preventable child-disease still kills thousands in Nigeria

Alisa Umar, a middle-aged woman, lost her baby two years ago. “Fatima was my ninth child and she would have been seven this year,” she told PREMIUM TIMES with a forced smile. Mrs Umar fled the insurgency in her home Borno State and now lives at an unofficial Internal Displaced…

Mixture of dried lentils, peas, soybeans, beans

Despite controversy, Nigeria ‘approves’ first genetically modified crop

The Nigerian government has approved for use its first genetically modified crop: the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (popularly called beans). This was after it had been genetically modified to resist the pest - Maruca Vitrata. The cowpea, by this development, becomes the first genetically modified food crop to be approved…

Solar-powered electricity system opens in Abuja community.

Residents express delight as solar-powered electricity system opens in Abuja community

Residents of Dutsen Alhaji are excited about the commissioning in their community of a solar-powered electricity system. Sited in the public primary health care centre in the community, the facility produces electricity and has the capacity to supply 20,000 litres of treated water daily. Madam Popular, a woman in her…

National Assembly Complex

Groups threaten no vote over gender equality bill

Some civil society organisations in Nigeria have called on the National Assembly to pass the Gender Equal Opportunity (GEO) Bill or risk being voted out in the forthcoming elections. The GEO bill seeks to modify socio-cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, and other forms of gender-based violence that abuse…

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Programme to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian communities yielding result — Study

A pilot programme introduced to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian gold mining communities has yielded positive result, a new study has revealed. The study titled “Reducing Lead and Silica Dust Exposures in Small-Scale Mining in Northern Nigeria” shows that the programme has brought extraordinary improvements to an area where hundreds…

Human heart (Photo Credit: Huffington Post)

‘Fluctuations’ in income may increase risk of heart disease — Study

As Nigerians continue to demand an increase in the national minimum wage, a new study conducted outside its shores has revealed that fluctuations in wages may lead to heart diseases. Such changes, according to the study could affect ''everything from mental health to diet, which could result in potentially serious…

Lassa fever

First Lassa fever conference holds in Abuja

The Nigerian government will host the first Lassa Fever International Conference in Abuja to mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the disease. Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. The virus was first isolated…

malnourished child

Malnutrition: Nigerian govt budgets N300 million for ‘ready to to use food’

As part of the efforts to curb child malnutrition in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed about N300 millions in the 2019 budget for the procurement of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food ( RUTF). According to the budget breakdown, the RUTF will be distributed across the country, while part of…

Pictures of some Kayanmata products.

Kayanmata: A growing trend among Nigerian women

This reporter was directed to a shop at Wuse Market in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory for “kayanmata”. The product is on many a woman’s lips but the reporter only recently became aware of it. The literal meaning of the word in Hausa is “women’s things” but to the women who…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU Strike: Another govt meeting with university lecturers commences

The federal government on Monday resumed talks with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike in public universities across the country. The university lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with…

The Chief oversight officer for Vaccine Network for Disease Control, the Coordinator, Gender Technical Unit National Assembly, Eqy Anazonwu and other participant at the press conference on Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill in Abuja on Monday.

Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill: Groups urges National Assembly to hold public hearing

The National Coalition on Affirmative Action and the Vaccine Network for Disease Control have called on the National Assembly to conduct a public hearing on the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill for its eventual ratification. The bill, which was first dismissed in March 2016, has since passed the second hearing…

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

Group urges Nigerian govt. to ensure 60 percent health insurance coverage by 2024

In commemoration of the 2018 International Universal Health Coverage Day, the West African Academy of Public Health (WAAPH) on Wednesday urged the federal government to ensure 60 percent coverage of health insurance in Nigeria in the next five years. Speaking at a training of youth on health literacy and leadership…

mosquito

Nigeria needs to spend more to fight worsening malaria scourge – Agency

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) has called for increased domestic funding of the fight against malaria in Nigeria. Speaking at the NMEP 4th quarter media chat 2018 in Abuja on Monday, the National Coordinator of the programme, Audu Mohammed, said government at all levels needs to give more resources…

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Over 900,000 children suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria’s Northeast – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the Boko Haram insurgency has complicated malnutrition in Nigeria, with severe acute malnutrition affecting over 900,000 children in three northeastern states of the country. Speaking at a media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola, Adamawa State on Wednesday, a nutrition expert for UNICEF,…