Nigeria Commits to Eradicating Ebola in Africa

THE federal government is committed to eradicating Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Africa. At the international conference of African ministers of Health in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on July 21, President Muhammadu Buhari, announced a donation of $1 million to the fight of the disease. This …

Birthdays

Maurice Iwu, professor of pharmacognosy and former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, 65, April 21. Born in Mbano, Imo State, he attended Christ the King School, Aba, 1957-1962; St Paul X College, Ogoni, Rivers State, 1963-1967; University of Bradford, England, …

Why Buhari Will Fail Again – Fasehun

BY his own admission, Frederick Fasehun, a medical doctor, politician and human rights activist, is a democracy addict. In the past 25 to 30 years, Fasehun has taken centre stage in every issue of democracy, even at the expense of his own life. Little wonder he has had brushes with each succeeding military …

Birthdays

Wada Abdullahi Maida, journalist and former managing director of News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, 65, March 5. Born in Katsina, he studied at Government College, Katsina, 1964-1968; Nigerian Institute of Journalism, NIJ, 1971; Indiana Institute of Mass Communication, 1972-1975; Aberdeen College of …

Worries Over Increase In Cancer Cases

Nigerians joined other nations to celebrate World Cancer Day on Wednesday, February 4, but poor infrastructure and late detection are said to be the major causes of deaths in cancer-related cases in the country …