UNICEF’s Support in Borno Stops at Maiduguri

(NewsPlus) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said it will continue to work full scale at the Borno state Capital, Maiduguri as it only suspends humanitarian services to unsafe and high risk areas. UNICEF’s clarification is coming on the heels of suspicion that the agency might no longer take part in humanitarian services after…

Lagos Hosts International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

(HealthPlus) THE AFRICAN Science community is converging on Lagos State between Wednesday, July 27 and Friday July 29 to deliberate on how to strengthen the Continent’s health systems against threats of emerging epidemics. The gathering of international science experts which is the second, is being hosted in Lagos following the international recognition of the leadership efforts…

S/W States Prepare for Heavy Floods

  (Lifestyle) WITH HIGH predictions that the rains would most likely be heavier between July and September causing anticipatory flooding across three major states of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo stakeholders in emergency preparedness in the South West states have been on the red alert. At a 3-day re-training programme on Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR)…

FGM Still Prevalent in Nigeria-UNICEF

(LIFESTYLEPLUS) Nigeria is one the few countries in Africa where the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) has become a criminal offence by government legislation. Many men and women who have been exposed to the inherent dangers in this old cultural and religious practice in parts of the country where the act is mostly…

Chevron Nigeria Launches $1.4m HIV/AIDS Project in Bayelsa

(NEWS PLUS)   THE PREVENTION of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) in Bayelsa State has received a $1.4m boost from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture (JV). The Oil giant launched the second phase of its Mother- to- child HIV/AIDS prevention campaign following the success of the first phase which lasted four…

UN Asst Sec. Toby Lanzer on Situation in North-East Nigeria

(Lifestyleplus)   “SINCE 5 APRIL when I visited Bama, the United Nations has travelled by road to various parts of Borno State, Nigeria. Thanks to the Nigerian authorities, access for aid agencies has improved markedly over the past three months. This week, I was able to travel to the historic town of Dikwa and the important…