Untreated Malaria May Lead To Mental Disorder – Expert

Mr Tobias John, a public health expert, on Friday warned that malaria might lead to Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) if left untreated.   John, who is the Northeast Zonal Coordinator of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe.   He said that the warning was imperative in view of the dearth of proper awareness about malaria and the different health complications that untreated malaria could lead to. He said that malaria was sensitive…

FG To Allocate 1% Of Health Budget To Family Planning

Nigeria’s minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has said one per cent of the health budget at all levels of the government will be allocated to family planning (FP).   The decision, the minister noted, is part of efforts to reduce the mother and child death rate in the country. Mr Ehanire disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday while launching Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) policy document and re-Inauguration of the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) steering committee.   It was in…

Nigerian Politics On Summer Holiday By Tunde Olusunle

I received a call from Ehigie Edobor Uzamere, former Senator representing Edo South senatorial zone the other day. He was in the senate for two terms. We had chatted a few days before, our subject of engagement typically revolving around Nigerian politics. I asked him if he was in Benin City, capital of his state, or Abuja, where he lives. “I dey America,” Uzamere answered. “How madam and the children,” he asked. Code-switching between pidgin and conventional English has typified conversations between Uzamere and I for almost 50 years now!…

Peter Obi preaches tolerance, tells supporters to learn from opposition

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi has appealed to his supporters to imbibe tolerance in the course campaigning for his presidential bid.   Obi made the appeal in a statement issued via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday.   While thanking supporters for believing in him and his commitment to building a united, secure and well-functioning Nigeria, Obi appealed to his supporters to be more tolerant of other people’s views, dissent and divergent opinions and possibly learn from them.     He…

The Obi-dient movement and her critics,By Charles Ogbu  

The notion that individual’s choice of a political candidate should not be questioned simply because it is their democratic right, is a very silly notion. Puerile, even! The sheer illogicality of that logic smells to high heavens.   Your right to choose a candidate to support is not immune to criticism. And considering that the consequences of whatever choice you make will not be limited to you alone, the people who are going to be affected by that choice of yours reserve the right, inalienable right, I must add, to…

Ten takeaways from state visit to Portugal: Two nations and the will for strategic partnership, By Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari’s State Visit to Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday 28th June to 2nd July was a first class success story and this is measurable by outcomes, not least, the real determination of the two nations to engender a close relationship.   Many in Nigeria remember that historically, Portuguese sailors were the first in Europe (ahead of British) to have contact with the territory now called Nigeria, when a certain Explorer, Rui de Sequira visited the Lagos area in 1472, actually naming the area around the city as Lago de Curamo,…

Let’s Stop the Onslaught against our Children – NDD

The Network for Democracy and Development (NDD) has raised concern over the illicit  practices by certain non-state actors, including those who hide under the banner of religion, to perpetrate heinous crimes against innocent children and youths. Recall that yesterday, following intelligence reports, a number of children and youths were rescued from a dungeon in the basement of the Whole Bible Believers Church, Ondo town in Ondo State by men of the Nigeria Police Force. A total of 77 persons mostly children and youths were rescued from captivity during the operation.…

UFC KICK-BOXING: Dabiri-Erewa congratulates Adesanya, urges him to sustain momentum

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon. Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by Mr. Gabriel Odu of Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Commission,has congratulated ,a Nigerian in Diaspora, Israel Adesanya, for the giant strides by defeating his opponent Jared Cannonier to retain the title and extend his winning streak to 12-0.   Israel Adesanya retained his Unified Fighting Championship (UFC) title, after beating an American Jared Cannonier at the T-mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA. The NIDCOM Boss hailed Adesanya’s performance and applaud him for showing…

Nigerian Politicians And Pestilence Of Forged, Missing Certificates  By Festus Adedayo 

Last week, media reports indicated that at the end of filing of personal information before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), many of Nigeria’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates informed the electoral body that they had “lost” their academic certificates. If you think the gale of missing certificates that currently afflicts Nigerian politicians is a fable that began today, then you apparently haven’t gone into Nigeria’s rich political maggot history. The truth is that certificate forgery, identity trickery and fraudulent misrepresentation have become a meme of Nigerian politics, even from the…

Nigeria Air; from Dream To Reality. By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

Most conception in Nigeria especially in the public sector had been shrouded in mystery laced with unrealisable dreams, especially when it has to do with public service, were the general belief is planning, with less emphasis on execution or achieving results. But, for the Aviation Ministry, the mix in experience and exposure of the current handler and Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika both from private and public sector, had paid off finally, and have now gotten a replacement for the defunct ‘Nigeria Airways’ as national carrier with the birth…