• Time To Mainstream Pneumonia Into National Health Planning

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    As the world commemorates world pneumonia day today,it is time for us to advocate for global action to protect against ,prevent and also effectively treat this deadly disease in children. According to global statistics,about 155 million children under 5 years are infected by pneumonia while 1.6million of these number die from this deadly, yet treatable…

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    Hand Washing: A ‘Do It Yourself’ Vaccine

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    The word vaccine may be fast assuming additional meaning from the regular introduction of a substance into the body that gives it immunity against diseases. Hand washing may have assumed that new ‘Do It Yourself’ vaccine when on October 15, 2016, the world commemorated the Global Hand Washing Day. RALIAT AHMED-YUSUF writes on this inexpensive…

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  • PSN-PACFaH Seeks Increased Health Funding In 2017

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    The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PSN-PACFaH), has called for increased allocation, especially in the capital expenditure component of the health sector in the 2017 budget. This is even as Nigeria is yet to meet the 15 per cent allocation of national budget to health. This was disclosed in…

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    PMB’s Unique Family: Like Aisha, President’s Late Wife, Safinatu Had A Boy, 4 Girls

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    President Muhammadu Buhari’s biography entitled, “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of leadership in Nigeria” authored by Professor John Paden has continued to generate interest as well as controversies across the country. Since its launch in Abuja penultimate Monday, the book has continued to attract comments almost on daily basis from Nigerians who are either faulting some…

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    Court Orders ECOWAS To Pay Nigerian Firm N20m Debt

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    West Africa’s regional court, Economic Community of West African State,ECOWAS Court has ordered the ECOWAS Commission to pay N20, 698,920 to a Nigerian company, Vision kam Jay Investment Limited, being the balance of the contract sum of goods and services rendered to the Commission by the company since  December 15, 2014. Delivering judgment in a…

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  • A general view shows the Ghanaian Parliament in Accra 19 January 2005 during the opening of the 28th summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ECOWAS members are to choose a new chairman to replace outgoing Ghanaian President John Kufuor and discuss future security needs of the tumultuous region. According to sources within ECOWAS and its member-states, the next chairman is likely to be Mathieu Kerekou, veteran president of tiny, francophone Benin.  AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

    ECOWAS Parliament To Address Insecurity In 2017

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    ECOWAS Parliament has revealed that it will address insecurity issues in the region in its first extraordinary session in 2017.   This is even as Mali has cried out for ECOWAS’ help against increased terrorist attacks in which has resulted to the death of 350 citizens in the country. Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Hon….

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    ECOWAS Court President Tasks Parliamentarians On Resolving Political Crises ‎

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    President of the Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS, Justice Jérôme Traore has challenged members of the region’s parliament to ‘deeply consider and propose’ ways in which the Community can resolve the political crises as well as the problems of finance and terrorism currently facing the region and impeding its march towards economic integration. In a…

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    Those Calling For Restructuring Of Nigeria Are Playing Politics – Hagher

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    Prof (Amb.) Iyorwuese Hagher is former minister, ambassador, senator and presently the Executive Director of African Leadership Institute, Dayton,Ohio in the United States of America. In this interview with RALIAT AHMED-YUSUF, he discusses the challenges facing the Buhari–led government and the way forward. He also says that those calling for the break- up of Nigeria…

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