FIFTY-SIX years old Kevin Mbama who hails from Orlu in Imo State says life has been bad for him ever since he was arrested for belonging to the Independent people of Biafra (IPOB), a group calling for a referendum to become independent from Nigeria. Continue reading “Our lives no longer safe in Nigeria, says Mbama, IPOB member”
Mrs. Juliana Obiesie, is the wife of Monday Obiesie, a driver with Abia-Link Transport Company in Abia State, who was gunned down recently by unknown gunmen at about 8pm on his way back home. In this interview, she narrates how his husband was killed. Monday’s eldest sister, Mrs. Ihedinma Grace Anyadiegwu, also spoke on the dastardly act. They both spoke with our man, STEVE UNEGBU, at their residence in Amuzukwu Ibeku, Umuahia. Excerpt: Continue reading “How my husband was murdered by gunmen —wife of late Abia Link driver”
…I lived with stomach bag for six month
My experience with ill health began a week after I learnt about my fathers death. That was in February 2014. Continue reading “My 18-month experience with intestinal obstruction”
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) recently entered into collaboration with the Nigeria Customs Service to enforce the ban on smuggled poultry products.
The development which aims at safeguarding the health of the citizenry and save local poultry industry from total collapse is already yielding result.
LEO ALIGWO, DEPUTY NEWS EDITOR, reports Continue reading “Implications of smuggled poultry products”
THE Ebonyi Ministry of Health has confirmed five new deaths arising from a cholera outbreak in the state.
The Director of Public Health and Disease Control in the ministry, Dr Christian Achi, disclosed this in Abakaliki, the state capital, while addressing newsmen. Continue reading “Cholera claims 25 in Ebonyi”
A 36-year-old woman, Ogechi Okolie, has been dragged before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos charged with obtaining N2 million on the pretext of supplying ladies’ wears.
Okolie is standing trial on a three-count charge of felony, obtaining money under false pretences and theft. Continue reading “36-year-old woman faces N2m fraud charge”
ASABE Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) recently put smiles on the faces of the indigenous pregnant and lactating women of Gora community in Kaduna State by donating prenatal/postnatal vitamin mineral supplements worth millions of naira to the women of the community. Continue reading “ASYARF donates to local women in Kaduna”
THE Gauteng High Court in South Africa has granted a terminally-ill Cape Town man the right to end his own life with the help of a doctor.
In an unprecedented ruling, Robin Stransham-Ford was granted an order that allowed a doctor to help him commit suicide without the threat of prosecution or disciplinary action. Continue reading “Court grants suicide right to patient in South Africa”
A father of four, Bola Agbaje, has charged before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly damaging the windscreen of a car. Continue reading “Man, 55, charged with willful damage of windscreen in Badagry”
A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, has said one out of four women in Nigeria would experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
Kadiri, the Medical Director of a Lagos-based private hospital, Pinnacle Medical Services, made the assertion in a statement e-mail to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Continue reading “1of 4 women in Nigeria suffers domestic violence in lifetime”