Monthly Archives: August 2016

OFFICIAL: NIGERIA IN ECONOMIC RECESSION

The Nigerian economy is in recession, figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics officially confirmed Wednesday. Although various government officials, notably the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, had over a … Continue reading

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RESIDENT DOCTORS DECRY DEPLORABLE STATE OF TEACHING HOSPITALS

Resident doctors in Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara have appealed passionately to the Governor of Delta State to as a matter of urgency look into the healthcare delivery system of the oil-rich State, which they described as simply deplorable. … Continue reading

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CHIEDOZIE IBEKWE WINS 2016 7UP HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Chiedozie Ibekwe has emerged winner of the 2016 edition of 7Up Harvard Business School MBA Scholarship. Ibekwe, an electrical engineer, is the 6th recipient of the prestigious award, and an alumnus of King’s College Lagos, University of Lagos, and the … Continue reading

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LASSA FEVER STRIKES AGAIN: MEDICAL DOCTOR CONFIRMED DEAD

A medical doctor and three others have reportedly died of Lassa fever in Anambra state. This was disclosed in a one-day Lassa fever training workshop organized by the state Ministry of Health. A resource person in the workshop, Dr Jane … Continue reading

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FOREIGN INVESTORS LOSE HOPE IN BUHARI’S UNCLEAR POLICIES

Foreign investors steadily lost confidence in the government’s ability to manage the declining economy during President Muhammadu Buhari’s first year in office, partly because the president backed the central bank’s insistence on maintaining the currency peg and its decision to … Continue reading

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TWO NEW POLIO CASES REPORTED IN NIGERIA

The Nigerian government has reported two new polio cases in the first re-emergence of the disease since 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. Two children in the northeast state of Borno had been paralysed by the disease, the … Continue reading

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NIGERIA AMONG WORLD HUNGER-STRUCK COUNTRIES

While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of war. More than 50 million people living in … Continue reading

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NARD DIRECTS RESIDENT DOCTORS TO WITHDRAW SERVICES

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria has directed its members in hospitals that had not received full salaries by end of July to take necessary actions, including total withdrawal of services, to ensure compliance. The President of the … Continue reading

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