Towards sustaining war against counterfeiting
Two professions have always appealed to Francis since his childhood. The successful businessman that he lives with and the Reverend Father he sees every worship day, both enticed him to their callings. Unable to endure the rigours of business apprenticeship he settled for the seminary. His intelligence was a good head start but for innate…
UITH: Bringing health to ailing hearts
NOTHING could be more painful than watching life ebbing away from one’s child withno help in sight. So, it was Alhaji Mohammed Jubril , father of a 15 year old girl, Aisha and Alhaji Olanrewaju Balogun, father of Ramat, a seven year old girl when their children were first diagnosed of defects in the hearts.
Approaches to tackling maternal, child mortality
Halima Sasetu, is 25 years old and a mother of two. She lives in Bwari, a major sub-urban settlement in Abuja. When she was pregnant with her second child, she decided, as with the first one, to do home delivery. Hajara Abubakar, was buoyed by an assurance from a traditional birth attendant in her neighbourhood,…
Bailing capital market from suffocating bear hug
As stakeholders and market watchers await the much needed policy direction of the new government, analysts told BUKKY OLAJIDE what they want the government to do for the market.
Getting closer to polio eradication
IT is no longer news that if everything goes as planned, Nigeria would be delisted as polio endemic nation in August 2015 and declared polio free in July 2017. But what pertinent, according to stakeholders in the fight against polio, are what must be done to maintain the tempo of not recording any case of…
Signposting African integration through standardisation
THIRTY seven years ago, precisely between January10 and 17, 1977, the city of Accra Ghana played host to other African governments under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Organisation for Africa Unity (OAU). As at that period, most African countries were just granted independence by their colonial masters…
Effects of imported poultry products on health, economy
Current statistics show that Nigeria spends about N600billion yearly on smuggled frozen foods. Obviously, when juxtaposed with its attendant health and economic implications, it is no good news for the country. Over the years, government has been coming up with various to safeguard the health of its citizenry. Among such effort is the mandate given…
Africa rises to curb migration crisis
THE world today battles many problems. From drug trade and its consequences on citizens of the world, to illicit financial flows which are used in funding transnational organized crimes; to human trafficking, terrorism and now illegal migration which has generated a lot of problems to the destination countries as well as to the countries of departure.
Connecting citizens with govt through smartcard
IT must have appeared daunting initially and many in Ondo State, pooh-poohed the idea, dismissing it as unworkable, impracticable.
Roadmap for safe road transportation
It is an open secret that Nigeria has unenviable global injury and mortality record of road traffic crashes and its attendant negative effect on the economy.