Thursday, June 17, 2021



FEC approves N895.5bn for Military equipment, COVID-19, others

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved a draft 2021 Supplementary Budget of N895, 842,462,917 to cater for Defense equipment, COVID-19 vaccines and other exegeses.

We must eliminate HIV/AIDS by 2030 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a renewed global action to decisively address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African region and eliminate the disease by 2030.

22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV annually – UN

The United Nations has disclosed that no fewer than 22,000 Nigerian children get infected with HIV annually.

Reps want NHIS to cover TB treatment

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to include Tuberculosis, TB, in the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, package.

Buhari demands periodic performance reports on $890m health grant

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Health to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s generous provision of 890 million dollars, over the next three years.

Gender equality: WHO urges everyone to respect women

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Director for Africa, has urged everyone to recognise the leadership skills and potential of women toward moving the world closer to gender equality.

Rapists to die by hanging in Jigawa as Gov. Badaru signs VAPP Bill into law

The governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, has signed the Violence Against Person Prohibition VAPP, Bill, into law to eliminate gender-based violence in the state.

Kano Hisbah arrest 14 HIV-positive prostitutes, 29 others for selling alcohol

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 43 people for prostitution and illegal sales of alcohol substance at Kwanar Gafan vegetables market, in Garun Malam Local Government Area of the state.

Gender violence: 1 in every 3 Nigerian women is a victim – NGO

Queen Chigbo, the Executive Director of Phew Foundation International, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, says one out of every three Nigeria women is a victim of gender-based violence.

Group commends Mairo Tambuwal over women, youth empowerment in Sokoto

A pro-democracy group, Youth Advocacy for good Governance, has passed a vote of confidence on the wife of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Mairo Tambuwal, for her philanthropic activities in the state.

Nigeria taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria is taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. Mr Ehanire said this on Tuesday in Abuja...

COVID-19: HIV drugs now available, to last for 3 months – Official

Many hospitals in Nigeria now dispense drugs that will last for three months to people living with HIV.

Nigeria closer to achieving HIV epidemic control, U.S says

The United States on Monday said that Nigeria might be closer to achieving HIV epidemic control than previously thought. Mr Russell Brooks, Public Affairs Officer...

Effects of substance abuse among women, by Rukayya Ibrahim Iyayi

Drug abuse poses various kinds of problems impacting the user, their families and the community at large. The broad impact of drug use on families is tremendous. It is the family to which the dependent user turns to in times of emotional or physical distress or crisis. 

World AIDS Day: 28,000 condoms distributed in 6 states

An NGO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AHF, says it has distributed 28,000 condoms in six states of the federation to commemorate the 2017 World AIDS...

4,079 Bauchi residents tested HIV positive this year – Agency

The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA, has disclosed that 4,079 people tested positive after undergoing Human...

Why AIDS still endemic among children – UNICEF

UNICEF said that this was a sign of scant progress in protecting the world’s young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus. At the current rate of...

54 babies born HIV positive in Nasarawa – official

The Executive Director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency, NASACA, Zakari Umar, has said 54 babies delivered between January and September in the state...

Jailed mogul’s Wu-Tang Clan album goes for $1 million

The brash mogul, who bought the celebrated rap ensemble's sole edition of "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" in 2015, last week put it...

HIV vaccine ready soon – NACA

Sani Aliyu, the director-general of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, says the world has made significant progress on HIV vaccine...

Women’s Day: Kano treats 17,379 HIV positive women

By Mustapha Usman, Kano The Kano State Agency for the Control of AIDS, SACA, is supervising the treatment of about 17,379 women living with HIV...

Influential Global Fund dumps ex-Nigerian minister ‘for being Muslim’

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced that it is reopening its search for a new executive director, dumping the...

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