Former Sierra Leonean President, Koroma, in Nigeria for medical treatment

January 20, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma, charged for his alleged role in what authorities call an attempted coup, left the country and arrived in Nigeria on Friday. Koroma landed in Abuja on Friday afternoon, welcomed by National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu and the President of the ECOWAS Commission Omar Alieu Touray. Nigeria had previously offered to allow the former Read More

AFCON: Sadiq adds to Super Eagles’ injury woes

January 11, 2024 Admin I 0

Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq is a major doubt for the team match against Equitorial Guinea on Sunday after cupping up injury during the team last friendly match in Dubai. Sadiq did not train with the rest of the squad at the Ecole Nationale de la Police on Wednesday night. The Real Sociedad striker, who had a strapping around his Read More

IHVN inaugurates TB health club in Lagos school

November 7, 2023 Helen Oji 0

  As part of her grassroots approach to reducing the prevalence of TB in Nigeria, the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) USAID TB LON 3 programme in collaboration with NYSC Lagos Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has inaugurated a tuberculosis health club at Aje Comprehensive Junior High School, Sabo Yaba, Lagos. During the investiture of TB champions at the school, Read More

Treat all gunshot victims without Police report, IGP tells health workers

October 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has called medical practitioners in Nigeria to provide prompt and compassionate treatment to all victims of gunshots and accidents, irrespective of the presence or absence of a police report. The IGP made the call in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, PRO, Force Head Quarters, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. Egbetokun Read More

Adamu: Passing of the Wazirin Fika 

October 26, 2023 Is'haq Modibbo Kawu 0

When I read a few hours ago, that Malam Adamu, Wazirin Fika, died on a flight from London, where he had been receiving treatment, I felt really sad, that we’ve lost one of the genuinely venerable old men of Northern Nigeria. It’s without doubt, the closure of an era in our history. The Wazirin Fika would no longer be present Read More

Need for TB prevention, detection and treatment in children

March 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Gone are the days when certain diseases were peculiar to adults. These days, children are more susceptible in many ways, the reason for which global heath bodies and experts are calling for concerted efforts to tackle what has now become like a pandemic. With additional agency reports,   IDACHABA SUNNY writes on one of such diseases.  In Nigeria and many African Read More

Lagos: Jandor visits election victim in Surulere 

February 27, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

Lagos State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor has paid a visit to Mrs. Bina Jennifer Efidi, the woman who was wounded by suspected thugs at her polling unit in Ikate area of Surulere local government area during  the presidential and National Assembly election held on Saturday. It was reported that people Read More

Sickle cell ‘warriors’ share experiences, challenges

December 11, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Sickle cell disorder patients, popularly known as “warriors”, have said that it was not a condition they would wish on their worst enemies, while soliciting empathy from government, medical experts and caregivers. Speaking with Blueprint reporter on Saturday, during an event organised by the Beulah Sickle Cell Foundation to celebrate and reward warriors and caregivers, a 30-year-old warrior, Mr Tanimu Yusuf Ibrahim, Read More

Assault: The albatross of LASUTH healthcare workers

December 28, 2021 Olutayo Irantiola 0

The spate of physical violence in our society has increased tremendously, daily; the media is inundated with the news of all forms of assaults. It seems as if people have not taken lessons from all this reportage as it keeps rising astronomically. Unfortunately, this ugly trend has not spared healthcare workers and this is a dangerous position that must be Read More

Bandits demand 3 bikes to release 3 Zaria LG staff

November 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Bandits have requested for three motorcycles to release the remaining three out of the 13 staff of Zaria local government area of Kaduna state recently abducted.   The Kaduna state Police Command confirmed the release of 10 of the 13 abducted workers of the Zaria local government area when the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, said on Read More

Breaking: Ex-US President, Bill Clinton, hospitalised

October 15, 2021 BBC 0

Former US President Bill Clinton has been receiving hospital treatment in California for a “non-Covid-related infection”. Mr Clinton, 75, is “on the mend” and “in good spirits” after being admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday, spokesman Angel Ureña said. Though it is unclear what led to the admission, Mr Clinton has a history of heart disease. A statement Read More

Minister advocates use of Afro-centric innovation

October 5, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has solicited for the use of Afro centric technological innovations, to exploit the nation’s natural resources and boost the country’s economic fortunes. Onu made this known when he received the management of STK Biotech, led by its CEO, Engr. Stanley Ukaga. According to the statement signed by Mrs. Ifeoma Irondi Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for impregnating, aborting for a 16-year-old niece

September 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 52-year-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for impregnating and procuring abortion for his 16-years-old niece. The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the victim’s father. A statement by the command’s spokeperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the victim’s father discovered that his 16 years old Read More

Delta: 2 police officers dismissed over assault

September 18, 2021 Admin III 0

Delta state police command has dismissed two officers of the command for seriously assaulting tricycle rider, one Brodrick Omesan.  The two dismissed officers,  Sgt Felix Ebikabowei, and Ndubuisi Abazie before were attached to ‘B’ Division Warri.  In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, said, “On 12/8/2021, after close of work conspired among themselves and engaged in Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

Bloodbath in kogi community as gunmen kills 4, injure scores

September 1, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Four persons were in the late hours of Tuesday night allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local Government Area of kogi state. An eyewitness who cheated death told our correspondent that the gunmen invaded a provision shop located in the heart of the village and opened fire killing four persons on the Read More

Senator Gumau’s campaign directors resign over abandonment

August 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Campaign directors of the senator representing Bauchi south Lawal Yahya Gumau, Monday resigned their positions over their alleged abandonment by the lawmaker. The former directors disclosed their resignation in a press statement issued to our correspondent. They include Alhaji Aminu Abubakar who was the director general of the senator, former director of publicity Alhaji Salmanu Buzaye and director for disabled Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 Admin III 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

Revealed! 7 family members dead ‘after eating suya’

August 25, 2021 Admin III 0

No fewer than seven persons have been confirmed dead after eating the popular barbecue known as suya with juice in Umueze Umuakanu Umuahia North local government area, Abia state. The father of the house Mr. Jessey was said to have bought the suya from where all the family members, including extended family who came for holidays ate. According to ABN Read More

Revealed! How bandits invaded NDA, killed 2 officers, kidnapped 1

August 24, 2021 Admin III 0

Unknown gunmen early hours of Tuesday stormed the permanent site of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Afaka Kaduna killing two officers and injuring one other, while kidnapping another officer.  The Academy Public Relations Officer, Major Bashir Muhammad Jajira has confirmed the attack, saying that troops of NDA, 1 Division Nigerian Army and Air Force Training Command are in hot pursuit of the bandits Read More

Mysterious death: Osun govt orders immediate investigation, autopsy on corpses

August 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has vowed to unravel causes of death of seven members of a family in Apomu, Isokan Local Government Area of the state, Tuesday morning.  The state government has therefore ordered immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death.   A statement by the Commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu, Wednesday, also ordered that an autopsy be carried out Read More

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