HEALTH

Smokers are liable to die young’ – This was Prof. Olatunji Aina’s submission as a  keynote speaker at Vanguard’s 2nd Mental Health Summit that held on Thursday in Lagos. The summit themed: “Mental Health in a Distressed Economy – Drug Abuse: A New Force Driving Mental Health Crises in Nigeria” brought together health experts to […]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said more than 1.5 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases including cholera, which it said: “is resurging alarmingly in many countries”. The WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, disclosed this Saturday night in a video message on his official Twitter handle to commemorate World Toilet Day (WTD). Premium […]

Joseph EMERIBE Animal skin, which is popularly called ponmo, is a must-find delicacy in the pots of an average Nigerian living mostly on this side (south-west Nigeria and some part of the North) of the Niger. As many find it a worthy complement to peppered stew. As a trader in ponmo, how can you describe […]

Following the discovery of fourteen confirmed Ebola Cases in the greater Kampala region of the Ugandan capital on Monday, the country’s health minister has sought to assure anxious residents that the situation in the capital is under control. According to the World Health Organisation figures issued last week, the death toll across the country from […]

As part of measures to provide easy access to basic healthcare to rural dwellers,the  National Youth Service Corps Health Initiative For Rural Dwellers (HIRD)  has flagged off her outreach in Afon, ASA local government area of Kwara State. While flagging off the ceremony, the State Coordinator, NYSC Kwara state, Francisca Olaleye, said the choice of […]

The National Universities Commission NUC has approved the establishment of MBBS Medicine and Surgery and twenty-three other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Kwara State University, Malete. The approval which was contained in a letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN, was signed by the Director Academic Planning, […]

The Nigeria Medical Association said Nigeria has about 24, 000 actively licensed physicians caring for its over 200 million population as a result of brain drain in the country. The NMA President, Dr. Ojinmah Uche, said this on Wednesday in Abuja during a policy dialogue on Nigeria’s health sector brain drain and its implications for […]

The Nigeria Customs Service says it had sacked and prosecuted over two thousand of its officers that were found wanting since 2015. The Controller-General of Customs, Coloniel Hameed Ali, disclosed this to journalists during the 54th Session of the state House Ministerial Briefing, organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa. Ali […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced a total of ten thousand, seven hundred and forty-five suspected cases of cholera, including two hundred and fifty-six deaths, so far in 2022. The NCDC disclosed this on its Cholera Situation weekly epidemiological report for week thirty-nine posted on its official website, on Tuesday. The report revealed […]

Joseph EMERIBE In commemoration of 2022 World Sight Day, residents in Ilorin metropolis and kwara in general have been charged to take good care of their eyes to prevent blindness. According to the Chairperson of Kwara State Chapter of Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) Dr. Habeeba Agbabiaka, the main reason for the day is to join […]


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