Articles Posted in the " Health & Fitness " Category

  • Nigerians go abroad to treat malaria – NMA chairman

    Dr Suraj Ogunyemi, Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Osun, has flayed some Nigerians travelling abroad to treat malaria and display their riches. Ogunyemi said this in an interview with NAN in Osogbo on Friday. He said that though Nigeria had lot of competent medical doctors to handle series of ailments, some wealthy individuals still […] Post from PM News

  • Over 9,000 schools for Milo Basketball tourney

    Taiwo Adelu A record entry of more than 9, 000 schools in Nigeria will fight for honours in the 18th edition of Nestle Milo Secondary School Basketball Championship this year. This was disclosed Thursday by the Managing Director of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr. Dharnesh Gordhon, who said that the longest running basketball competition in Nigeria […] Post from PM News

  • Child thief dressed as woman arrested in Benin

    Jethro Ibileke/Benin‎ ‎ ‎ The police in Benin, Edo state, have arrested and detained a middle-aged man (names withheld), for allegedly stealing a baby at the popular Oba market, King square in Benin City. The child thief suspected to be a ritualist, was said to have dressed himself like a woman, covering his head with […] Post from PM News

  • UNAIDS charges FG to increase local funding for HIV/AIDS

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has charged the Nigeria’s Federal Government scale-up local funding to close the yawning funding gap in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country. Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe said an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria is possible through collective efforts of […] Post from PM News

  • Towards 2030 HIV-free Lagos

    Kazeem Ugbodaga The Lagos State Government’s projection to end the reign of the dreaded HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030 in Lagos appears a daunting task, but it believes that the feat is achievable. With 3.4 percent national prevalence rate as at 2015, the scourge of HIV/AIDS is gradually fizzling out in Nigeria. With improved health technique, […] Post from PM News

  • One year after, multi-billion naira Lagos cardiac, renal facilities pack up

    Eromosele Ebhomele Revelations have emerged that the mutli-billion naira Cardiac, Renal Centre within the premises of the Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos, western Nigeria, has packed up almost a year after it was commissioned by former Governor Babatunde Fashola. In March 2015, the former governor had commissioned the centre, one of which was expected to […] Post from PM News

  • Bird flu: Kano State Govt. kills 340, 000 birds in 2 months

    The Kano State Government said on Friday it had so far killed over 340, 000 birds since bird flu resurfaced in the state over two months ago. Dr Shehu Bawa, the Director, Veterinary Services, state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the birds were killed […] Post from PM News

  • Perm. Sec. in Police net over alleged attempt to sell baby

    A serving Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa, Dr Wisdom Sawyer, has been arrested by the Police over alleged attempt to sell a newborn baby. The permanent secretary, who is also a medical practitioner and owner of Survival Hospital at Igbogene community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, was arrested on Thursday. The News Agency of […] Post from PM News

  • Ai’sha Buhari launches maternal, child healthcare week in Kebbi

    Ai’sha Buhari launches maternal, child healthcare week in Kebbi

    The wife of the President Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Thursday flagged-off the Maternal and New- Born Child Health(MNCH) week in Jega Local Government Area in Kebbi state. She also inaugurated a new 80-Bed capacity general hospital named after her. S[eaking at the occasion Buhari, commended the state government for giving priority to maternal and child […] Post from PM News

  • FG to upgrade cancer control programme

    The Federal Government on Thursday said it will upgrade the Cancer Control Programme to National Agency for the Control of Cancer to enhance early detection and proper management of the disease in the country. Rep. Mohammed Usman, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Health, made this known during a news conference organised by Federal Ministry of […] Post from PM News