Africa’s Unending Food Importation Harmful-Nwanze

 (Food & Beverages) AFRICA’S YEARLY spending of $35bn on food importation alone has continue to deprive the continent of valuable developments and render her peoples in further abyss of poverty. President UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, made this assertion as he addressed the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development which…

FG Releases New Immunisation Schedule

(HealthPlus) (Message By Health Minister, Isaac Adewole) FOLLOWING THE confirmation of the outbreak of Wild Polio-Virus (WPV) in Borno State, to ensure the containment of all the cases and prevent further spread of Wild Polio-Virus (WPV) to other states, I have approved the revision of the robust Wild Polio Virus (WPV) outbreak response plan developed…

WHO Pledges To Rid Nigeria of Polio

(NewsPlus) AS THE  66TH Session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa began in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the re-emergence of the wild Polio Virus in Nigeria took the centre stage of discussion with WHO expressing optimism that it will assist the country to defeat Polio. Director General, WHO, Margaret Chan, in her…

New CDC Boss Pledges Achieving Mandate

(NewsPlus)   NEWLY APPOINTED National Coordinator, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),Dr.Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu has pledged to ensure he leads the centre t achieve the mandate for which it was set up. Ihekweazu who until his appointment was the managing partner at EpiAfric, a public health consultancy firm that focuses on Africa, charged the staff of…

Polio Outbreak setback to Nigeria’s Progress-Adewole ..FG should intensify Immunisation, Decontaminate water in Affected LGAs-Adeiga

(NewsBreak)   TWO YEARS after Nigeria last experienced the wild polio virus (WPV) outbreak amongst her children, Federal Government today announced that two children were discovered with the virus in Borno States, hot belt of Boko Haram insurgency. Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole in a statement acknowledged the development saying, “It is unfortunate; It has set us back.…

Bloggers Union Berates Arrest of member

(NewsPlus) THE ARREST and detention of Abuja-based blogger, Abubakar Sidiq by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been described as “condemnable and against best global practices”. In a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN), umbrella group of bloggers in the country, its acting President, Chris…