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Ebonyi varsity begins production of dialyzer, oxygen plants

November 4, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

King David Medical Science University (KDMSU) Uburu, a newly established institution by Ebonyi state government, has commenced production of dialyzer and oxygen plants for treatment of patients suffering from kidney and liver ailments. Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Jesse Uneke, disclosed this while briefing journalists at the university premises. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state had few months ago Read More

Bauchi governor Bala loses mother in-law

November 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Monday lost his mother in-law Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife and she passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital , Bauchi after a protracted illness. According to a press release by the Special Read More

AE-FUTHA CMD cries out against fruadsters, says institution not employing

October 21, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Chief Medical Director of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Doctor Emeka Onwe-Ogah Wednesday cried out against activities of fraudsters. He said the institution has no recruitment exercise going on at the moment. Ogah added that the hospital last conducted employment exercises in 2019 and warned the general public not to give money to anybody in the name of securing Read More

Nigerian Doctors, among the best in the world – UNTH CMD

October 5, 2021 Emmanuel Nweze 0

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku Ozalla, Enugu state, Prof. Obinna Onodugo, has rated the Nigerian nedical doctors among the best in the world. Speaking at a symposium organised by the Enugu branch of the Association of Catholic Medical Doctors in Enugu Tuesday, Prof. Onodugo, said Nigerians, who travel abroad for medicare do Read More

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

8-month-old hole-in-the heart baby, Adekoya, needs N5m lifeline

September 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An eight-month-old  baby, Ademola Adekoya, currently receiving treatment at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Remo, Ogun state, is urgently seeking N5 million  for a life-saving surgery which must be conducted within two months.  A source at  the hospital who called Blueprint on the telephone Wednesday for possible support,  quoted the medical report as indicating that Adekoya was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect Read More

Health workers protest exclusion from health reform committee

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) has kicked against the exclusion of her members from Nigeria’s Presidential Committee on Health Reform. According to a letter dated September 9th, 2021 , addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the workers called for inclusion of the five unions which comprise about 95 percent of the public health Read More

Revealed! How couple ‘stole male child, staged naming ceremony’ in Kano

September 11, 2021 NAN 0

The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a couple for allegedly stealing a day-old baby from Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Kano. Haruna-Kiyawa said that one Rabiu Muhammad, residing in Gayawa quarters, Ungogo LGA of Kano, reported to the Police that one Read More

Yobe to constructs 200-bed isolation centre, personnel quarters

August 25, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state Executive Council has ratified the approval of the sum of N327,140,666.27 for the construction of 200-bed capacity isolation center and a one – storey building consisting of 30 room apartment House Officers’ Quarters at the Yobe state University Teaching Hospital. Yobe state Commissioner for home affairs information and culture, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego revealed this on Tuesday while briefing Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

Breaking: Another ex-Military governor is dead

August 21, 2021 Admin III 0

Former Military Governor of old Oyo, General Tunji Olurin, has passed on. Olurin, who governed Oyo from 1985-1988, was born in Ilaro, Ogun state on December 3,1944. According to the Nation, Olorin passed on Saturday morning at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) after a brief illness. Over two weeks ago, a former Kano military Dominic Oneya reportedly died. Details loading…

Breaking: 5 weeks after, UNILAG reopens, set for semester examination

August 18, 2021 Admin III 0

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have ordered students to return to their classrooms for their second semester examinations between August 26 and September 26, 2021, after spending six weeks at home following COVID-19 scare on the campus. The students who had been receiving online classes using the institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) since the July 12 closure Read More

Lalong visits victims of plateau killings, says culprit‘ll be dealt with

August 17, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong  has on Monday, visited victims of Saturday attacks receiving treatment at Plateau state specialist hospital and Bingham University Teaching Hospital. Lalong also went round some communities within Jos to monitor compliance to the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jos North Local Government Area. He said: “This time around, we will deal with people found guilty, both from the Read More

Assaults on journalists: NUJ directs media blackout to Bauchi police

July 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following recurring assaults on journslists at public functions by the men of the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria police, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed all media organizations in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state. The union gave the directive in a press release signed by the state chairman Umar Sa’id Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Toro General Hospital deserves FG’s intervention

July 27, 2021 Admin III 0

Toro local government area of Bauchi state is the most populous local government area in Nigeria and West Africa. Toro has nearly 1.2 million people largely small scale business people. By proximity, Toro local government area shares boundary with Plateau, Kaduna, and Kano states. Despite its large population, the General Hospital in Toro is the only government hospital having an Read More

16 confirmed dead in Osun accidents, 9 injured

July 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Sunday confirmed death of 16 persons in a separate accidents that occurred in Osun state.  The spokesperson of Osun Command, Agnes Ogungbemi,  told newsmen that nine others injured in the accidents.  It was gathered that 14 passengers died in the multiple accidents that occurred along Akure/Ilesa expressway during the day, while two Read More

FG upgrading Keffi FMC to teaching hospital – Minister

June 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The federal government has begun the upgrading of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi in Nasarawa state to a teaching hospital. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osage Ehanire, disclosed this Friday at the Senate during a public hearing on a bill seeking the establishment of a Federal University of Lafia Teaching Hospital. “The Federal Ministry of Health is already working on Read More

Killings: Ebonyi indigenes call for change in security tactics

June 1, 2021 Admin III 0

Following the report of recent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Odoke, Ndiobasi and Obakotara communities in Izhi, Ebonyi Local Government Area, an Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has blamed governor Dave Umahi, for the continued killings in the state. The Ebonyi indigenes said the recent attack is considered the highest number casualties in the South-east region Read More

Ebonyi killings: Death toll rises to 42

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The death toll in the three communities of Ebonyi-Benue borders that was attacked by herders has risen to 42.  Armed herdsmen had on Saturday morning invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state and killed over 30 persons not leaving behind pregnant women and nursing mothers. The communities has common boundaries with Read More

Buni’s giant strides in Yobe health sector

The north, especially the northeast is one region that has suffered untold infrastructural gap over the years. While succeeding governments since the return of democracy have tried to bring a measure of succor to the state by way of various social interventions, it is on record that such interventions have not particularly made a mark in the life of the Read More