Abandoned PHC at ubbe/Ogba Akwanga LGA, Niger state.

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (2)

Abandoned, understaffed, and unequipped PHCs across Nigeria lead to deaths of many, mainly women and children.

Abandoned PHC at ubbe/Ogba Akwanga LGA, Niger state.

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (PART ONE)

Unqualified and overworked staff, abandoned facilities and lack of drugs are common tales from this critical sector across the country.


INVESTIGATION: Years after award of multi-million naira contracts, federal health centres never built

In Enugu State, several federal primary health facilities are either never constructed despite contracts, or left in tatters.

INVESTIGATION: In search for justice, shoddy prosecution frustrates Nigeria’s child rape victims

Amid ever growing reports of rape in Nigeria, more victims are finding it difficult to get justice.

Nigerian regulators yet to act months after evidence of unsafe acid levels in Mirinda, Lucozade

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have failed to act.

SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria’s dilapidated PHCs where torchlights are used for birth delivery

The federal government says it would renovate and equip at least one centre in every ward across Nigeria.

SPECIAL REPORT: How poor sex education exposes Nigerian teenage girls to pregnancy, STDs

One in four (23 per cent) Nigerian teenage girls were already mothers or pregnant with their first child, a survey found.

Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has had no power supply for nine months.

Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre

Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds

Mrs. Yar’Adua in July 2009 held an elaborate fundraising event to mobilise N10 billion for the construction of the centre.

vaccination exercise

7 Nigerian states move to save 1.59 million malnourished children, mothers

In Kano, about 55,000 children were treated for acute malnutrition in 2016, of the 397,515 estimated to be acutely malnourished.

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies

Families of different victims narrated their sad experiences that caused the death of at least four people at the hospital.

After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

A second diarrhoea outbreak caused the death of 10 people at the IDP camp.