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Another former governor dies in foreign hospital

Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma, former Nasarawa State governor, is dead. He was aged 75. He died in an Israeli hospital, according Mamman Alakayi, his information commissioner when he governed the state.. “I got a call from the late governor’s son, Umar, this evening, that Baba Doma died in an Israeli hospital at about 7:45 p.m. Nigerian time,” he said. Alakayi said that ... Read More »

Nigerian student hospitalized after knife attack in Russia

A student from Nigeria has been hospitalized in southern Russia after a knife-wielding assailant stabbed him in the neck. Racially motivated violence has been a sore subject for Russia despite indications that aggression toward Africans in the country has been decreasing. At least 57 acts of violence against black people were registered in Russia in 2010-2016, according to a tally of hate crimes ... Read More »

National Hospital Abuja gets 2nd radiotherapy machine

Following the announcement of a new radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment at the Radiotherapy Centre of the National Hospital, Abuja in December 2017, the institution has taken  delivery of another machine, the Elekta machine for Linear Accelerator (Linac). The machine, manufactured by JNC International Ltd, is expected to become operational by June 2018. The Chief Medical Director (CMD), National Hospital, ... Read More »

Neurosurgery: Department records 400 operations annually in LUTH

People suffering from disorders of the Nervous System have nothing to fear anymore as the Lagos University teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, now conducts over 400 neurosurgical operations annually to correct the disorders. Dr Femi Bankole, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Dele Arigbabu Neurosurgical Foundation (DANF) of LUTH’s Neurosurgery Department, made the assertion on Wednesday in Lagos. Experts, Patients and Stakeholders at the ... Read More »

Saraki reiterates Senate’s commitment to tackle drug abuse

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the resolve of the 8th Senate to tackle the menace of drug abuse in the country, even as he pledged that the Red Chamber will continue to ensure that women and children are respectfully treated both in the schools and work places. Results from the latest NOI Poll showed that ... Read More »

UCH Ibadan acquires cancer treatment machines worth N28m

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says it will intensify preventive medicine and health promotion as alternatives to curative medicine in the treatment of breast cancer. Meanwhile its Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Temitope Alonge, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on the sideline of a scientific lecture series organised by the college to mark ... Read More »

NAFDAC destroys fake, expired drugs worth N80m

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed expired drugs, food, cosmetics, and expired drinks worth N80 million. Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, made this known on Wednesday at the venue of the joint exercise in Abuja. According to Adeyeye, some of the products were voluntarily forfeited to NAFDAC by companies and non-governmental organisations ... Read More »

Dr Awele Elumelu appointed Gavi Champion for Immunisation in Africa

Prominent African business and healthcare sector leader, Dr Awele Elumelu. welcomed her appointment as a Gavi Champion for Immunisation in Africa. “Childhood immunisation is a critical intervention and I am honoured to play a role in this important programme, targeting almost 10 million African children, who are not fully immunised,” said Dr Elumelu during the announcement at the Gavi-hosted breakfast ... Read More »

Yusuf Buhari in stable condition – Doctors

President Muhammadu Buhari son, Yusuf, who has been on hospital admission, following a bike accident, is now in stable condition, it has emerged. Yusuf, who was involved in a bike crash, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, suffered injuries to his head and limb. Following denials by the Presidency of plans to move Yusuf ... Read More »

Ajimobi prays for Yusuf Buhari’s quick recovery

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has reacted to the bike accident of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf. Ajimobi urged Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of Buhari’s son, calling the incident a temporary setback. Yusuf Buhari suffered head injury after he was involved in a bike accident on Tuesday night. In a statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser, ... Read More »