Health

Fear as Abuja records first Lassa fever death

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory are in fear following confirmation by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, that one person has died of Lassa fever at the National Hospital, Abuja. 

Some residents told our correspondent that the death of the unidentified male in Kubwa [...]

Sat, 16 January 2016


Minister of Health Prof, Isaac Adewole during a press briefing on the outbreak of Lassa Fever in some states in Nigeria.

L-R: Chief Executive Officer, National Centre for Disease Control, Prof. Abdulahi Nasidi, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and Minister of Health Prof, Isaac Adewole during a press briefing on the outbreak of Lassa Fever in some states in Nigeria...Friday in  Abuja. Photo: [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


Want Happiness? Value Time More Than Money – Study

A new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology has said valuing your time more than the pursuit of money is linked to greater happiness,.

In six studies with more than 4,600 participants, researchers found an almost even split between people who tended to value th [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


PSN to pharmacists: Comply with the Act or face conviction

In a bid to ensure that the public has access to quality and registered pharmacy facilities in 2016, the president of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Ibrahim Yakasai has urged its members to comply with the payment of their practicing fees as prescribed by the Act or face conviction.

Ya [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


Media firm to employ 500 youths in 2016

Worried by the high rate of unemployment in the country, a media firm, Abeysteph Group, has disclosed plans to recruit no fewer than 500 youths by 2016.

The MD of the firm, Mr. Abiodun Oyediran, said, “due to urgent need to expand the company’s capacity as well as compliment governm [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Yuletide: Sam Empowerment feats IDPs, others

Sam Empowerment Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has hosted a Christmas fun fair party for orphaned and vulnerable children, Internally Displaced Persons and children with disabilities in Abuja.

The party, which held weekend at the National Children’s Park and Zoo, also had in [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Boko Haram forced 1 million children out of school - UNICEF

Due to attacks by Islamist group, Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, more than one million children are reported to have been forced out of school, the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said.

In a statement made available to our correspondent, UNICEF’s [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Gonorrhoea - could become untreatable

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England’s chief medical officer has warned.

Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds.

Her warning comes after conc [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


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