HEALTH

Lassa Fever: One dead, 32 on surveillance in Delta

The Delta State Ministry of Health has confirmed one person dead and 32 others on surveillance following the reported case of Lassa fever.The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, in a statement on Monday in Asaba, said that the ...

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There are 80 insane inmates at Aba Prison – Official

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Abia Command, Deputy Superintendent of Prisons (DSP) Kalu Ikpe, says the Aba Federal Prison has about 80 insane persons in its asylum.Mr. Ikpe disclosed this in an interview with the News ...

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ALERT! Lassa fever kills doctor, 2 others in Anambra

A medical doctor and two persons have died of Lassa fever in Anambra State, the director of Public Health, Anambra Ministry of Health, Emmanuel Okafor, said on Thursday.The director confirmed the report at a one-day workshop on Lassa fever organised ...

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Doctor “steals” patient’s kidney in Adamawa

The Adamawa Government has constituted a six-man investigative panel to probe the alleged ILLEGAL REMOVAL OF A PATIENT’S KIDNEY by a physician in a private clinic in Yola, the state capital.Malam Abubakar Muhammad, the the Information Officer of state Ministry ...

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FG grants N420m to each state, to revitalise PHC centres

The Federal Government has released N420 million to each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to revitalise Primary Health Care centres, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, has said.He spoke on Monday in Ibadan, shortly after ...

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NDLEA seizes 20 tonnes of illicit drugs from 87 suspects in Borno

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Borno says it has seized more than 20 tonnes of illicit drugs from 87 suspects within two years.The Commandant of the agency in Borno, Mr Ona Ogilegwu, announced this in Maiduguri on ...

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We are very serious about people behaving themselves – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, while receiving a team led by Dr. Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of Gavi and The Global Fund, at the State House in Abuja, gave assurance that the lapses that have worked against Nigeria as ...

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Expert explains why KIDNEY FAILURE is increasing

Self-medication has been identified as a major cause of kidney failure among Nigerians. This assertion was made by to Dr Musa Obadiah, the Director, Taraba HIV Programme Implementation Unit, when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo. ...

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Polio: Buhari lauds stakeholders, pledges prompt release of funds

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Abuja expressed delight over Nigeria’s efforts in registering zero case of wild poliovirus in the last two years. Consequently, Buhari in a statement issued in Abuja, commended stakeholders for making “this historic achievement possible’’. ...

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Remember July 20: Patrick Sawyer brought Ebola to Nigeria on this day

At about 9pm on July 20, 2014, Lagos was full of life with its usual bustle, and then, First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, received an unwanted guest, an uninvited visitor. The guest arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport from ...

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