Ijeoma UKAZU

HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination law: Enforcement as key

The HIV and AIDS Anti-Discrimination ACT 2014 signed into law by Nigeria's former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is a reflection of the country's commitment to stopping all forms of stigmatization and discrimination targeted at People Living With HIV/ AIDS, PLWHA.

This landmark leg [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019

Nigerian Waters Safer For Investments, FG …Considers Special Tax Regime For Maritime Sector, Says Dakuku.

The Federal Government has assured the international Oil and Gas community that the Nigerian maritime sector is safe for investment and special tax regime are under consideration to grow capacity for the industry.

 Speaking with Journalists at a technical workshop on deep sea exploration o [...]

Sun, 12 May 2019

About 900 children ‘released’ from CJTF in Nigeria- UNICEF

As part of its commitment to end, prevent the recruitment and use of children, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, says a total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, in Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria.

According to a [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019

Child Rights Convention: 3 decades after, where is Nigeria?

Ultimately, every child deserves the rights to life, education health, protection as well as safety to function optimally in any given society.

Ending abuse of children is key to achieving the wellbeing of the Nigerian child, hence the need to increase the number of States domesticating and imp [...]

Fri, 10 May 2019

Lagos 2018 health budget records 23% implementation

To attain goal three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which targets a reduction in maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 (per 100,000 live births) and a reduction in under-five mortality ratio to as low as 25 (per 1000 live births), the health sector needs a reform.

This reform ho [...]

Sun, 05 May 2019

As shops now health centres in Oyo state…

Located in Ibadan North East Local Government Area of Oyo State, indigenes of Agugu Oja in Agugu community receives one form of medicare or the other from a shop turned health centre.

Initially, the health centre was established for the sole purpose of rendering immunization services to prevent [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019

The global nutrition crisis

Investment in nutrition, according to experts would prevent nearly half of child mortalities, boost the economy by 50 percent and increase school attendance.

For every dollar invested in reducing stunting among children, there is a return on investment of $16 dollars. Children are also likely t [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019

Engineers make injectable tissues a reality

A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan moves that dream closer to reality with a device that makes encapsulating cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.

"The idea o [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019


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