Emmanuel Ogbeche

Caesarean section accounts for 33% surgery in Africa – Report

A study by the United Kingdom based medical journal, Lancet, has revealed that caesarean section accounts for 33% of surgery in Africa, while more than twice as likely to die following an operation than the global average.

But they say the most worrying revelation was just how few Africans have [...]

Mon, 08 January 2018


U.S. unveils $25, 000 digital hub for persons with disabilities

Acting United States Consul General, Darcy Zotter, has unveiled a Disability-Friendly Digital Hub hosted at the Lagos office of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, JONAPWD.

According to a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, the digital hub was made possible throug [...]

Wed, 20 December 2017


Buhari, Joanthan: The $1bn presidents

On July 15, 2014, former President Goodluck Jonathan wrote the National Assembly requesting a loan of $1 billion to tackle the increased security challenge posed by Boko Haram.

Three years after Jonathan made that request, governors gathered in Abuja on December 14 to give approval to President [...]

Sat, 16 December 2017


U.S. donates 2.9 million insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to Sokoto state

The U.S. Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI, has donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State.

The bed nets, valued at $8.1 million, will be distributed in all 23 local government areas of the State. 

In a statement by the U.S. Embassy [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


2017 World AIDS Day: U.S. Envoy Tasks Students On HIV/AIDS Spread

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking the 2017 World AIDS Day, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. W. Stuart Symington, has called on students to join in the effort to stop the spread of the disease.

Speaking at a program organized by U.S. Mission in Nigeria on the commemor [...]

Thu, 30 November 2017


U.S. Mission Nigeria Announces 2018 Funding Opportunity for Cultural Preservation

U.S. Mission Nigeria is calling for proposals for the 2018 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for both large and small grants. 

The deadline for receipt of proposals is January 19, 2018.

The AFCP was established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 in collaboration with [...]

Mon, 27 November 2017


Maina: Sen. Paulker Not Among ‘43 Pension Thieves’, Rather EFCC

The former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team (PRTT) Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, has debunked claims by an online newspaper that chairman of the Senate ad-hoc committee on the probe of his reinstatement was amongst those that re-looted properties recovered from alleged pension thieves.< [...]

Sun, 26 November 2017


Court Sends Alleged Husband Killer, Maryam, To Suleja Prisons

The alleged killer of her husband, Maryam Sanda, was on Friday remanded in Suleja prisons by an Abuja High Court sitting at Jabi.

Bilyamin Bello, son of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was alleged murdered by his wife, Maryam, over allegations of infidel [...]

Fri, 24 November 2017


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