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We Need Infrastructure Not iphones

We Need Infrastructure Not iphones

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has informed multilateral donor institutions and investors that Nigeria is hungry for infrastructure that can trigger growth, not iPhones and pricey suits that will drive consumption. Adeosun spoke Wednesday night at a session during the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank annual meetings in Washington D.C., saying investors must […]

Tanzania: Women Urged To Screen For Cervical Cancer

Tanzania: Women Urged To Screen For Cervical Cancer

Women are being urged to go for regular check-ups for cervical cancer. The majority of cervical cancer-related deaths occur in developing countries including Tanzania. The Medical Officer In-Charge of Bukombe District Hospital Dr Nyamuhanga Range said Monday that many women suffering from cervical seek treatment when it is too late. “Cervical cancer takes a long […]

Ghana: 102-Year-Old Woman Gets Arrested

Ghana: 102-Year-Old Woman Gets Arrested

This arrest was one for the books. Edie Simms, a 102-year-old Missouri woman, was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser Friday as officers helped her fulfill an unusual bucket list wish: getting arrested. Simms was seen being cheerfully escorted to St. Louis’ Five Star Senior Center with accompanying St. Louis police […]

Oil Production Costs Lower In Uganda

Oil Production Costs Lower In Uganda

The prevailing low crude oil price environment had placed Uganda at the risk of missing out on investments from oil companies. Globally, companies scaled back on expenditure in the oil sector because oil prices had fallen from a high of $110 (Shs371,800) per barrel and gone as low as $27 (Shs91,260) before stabilising around the […]

Gateman Gets 15 Years Jail Term For Rape

Gateman Gets 15 Years Jail Term For Rape

A young man, Promise Iwuoala, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Apapa Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for raping a girl (names withheld) in Tedi community, Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State. The convict, a gateman at 15, Samous Street, Tedi, Ojo-Alaba, was arrested by policemen attached to Festac Police Station with the […]

Malaria, HIV, Diarrhoea Top Killer Diseases In Nigeria

Malaria, HIV, Diarrhoea Top Killer Diseases In Nigeria

A new global burden of Disease released, yesterday, has revealed that malaria and HIV are now leading causes of death in Nigeria even as it found that Nigerians now live longer than they did 25 years ago. In Nigeria, malaria was said to be a leading killer, resulting in 192,284 deaths in 2015. The second […]

Germany Gives Nigeria N16bn To Resettle B’Haram Victims

Germany Gives Nigeria N16bn To Resettle B’Haram Victims

The German government has announced a commitment of €47.6m (N16.23bn at the official exchange rate of N341.14 to one euro) as financial support to Nigeria for technical cooperation programmes and special project initiatives. This was revealed by the Leader of a German delegation, Mrs. Renate von Boddien, during a meeting of the Nigeria-Germany Consultations on […]

Tears As Death Row Inmates Beg For Mercy

Tears As Death Row Inmates Beg For Mercy

Nearly 200 prisoners on death row have begged for mercy and asked the authorities to expedite the hearing of their appeals after it emerged that most of them have spent years on remand without knowing their fate. There are currently 198 inmates on death row (187 males and 11 females) but their sentences have never […]

Breaking The Myth And Giving Life – By Switly’s Signature

Breaking The Myth And Giving Life – By Switly’s Signature

What is your perception about the world most simple things that presents itself sometimes as difficult? Perhaps, you think you know somethings but all you really know are the myths of these things. Some people for instance, think that when you see a man convulsing, don’t help just walk away or else you will get […]

Family Planning Side Effects Still A Challenge

Family Planning Side Effects Still A Challenge

Family planning in Uganda still has a big challenge of causing side effects to women who embrace them, such as headaches, dizziness, over-bleeding, missing periods temporarily, and weight gain or loss. “Family planning must be explained to people since in its methods they mainly use drugs and most drugs cause side effects where people react […]