Boosting domestic financing for health in Africa
WORRIED that the huge successes recorded in recent times in the control and treatment of diseases such as Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria may be lost as international donor funding begins to dwindle and limited resources are focused on the most urgent needs, stakeholders have made recommendations on how to improve domestic financing for health in Africa.
A game of robbing the poor to pay the rich in Nigeria?
It’s been four years since Felicia Okpara, last cooked with her kerosene stove. The price of kerosene is so high that she sought and found an alternative in firewood as she considered cooking gas a commodity out of her reach
Reggae Gospel Artiste, Paul Persol, Comes To Limelight
SINGER/SONGWRITER, actor, publisher and preacher who first ventured into music in the college fellowship choir in Benin, Paul Persol, has caught the attention of a few media watchmen in Nigeria. Persol, who had a traumatic experience, growing up with a single father was first endeared to the deep, philosophical and inspiring Reggae music largely commercialised…
Arresting escalating maternal, infant mortality with life–saving drugs
RASHEEDA Bello is not the regular Hausa-Fulani woman you may have come across in your everyday life. Petit and vivacious, everyone who have come across the woman, who is in her early 20s, will certainly agreethat she is not only beautiful but also intelligent.
Stella Monye... The Samba Queen On A Humanitarian Mission
In what way can you be described as a humanist? I HAVE a lot of experience in social service work. You can say it fell on my laps, but I wouldn’t have let it fall on my laps if I didn’t have interest in the first place.
First Class Single Lady
I KNOW the first thing that comes to your mind whenever people talk about first class is perfection and high class.
Tales of greed, death in Arepo, ‘a community of vandals’
The Journalists’ Estate at the entrance of the community and Beach land Estate, which adorn the ‘village’ among other sprawling estates provide a perfect façade of a civilized neighbourhood to a first time visitor to Arepo.
Between allure of better life and death at Mediterranean sea
DEATH is a necessary end, but it cannot be a pleasant end when it comes through drowning in the Mediterranean Sea. But the desperation for greener pastures, with some fleeing wars and other conflicts, has made many migrants to dare death on at sea. The sight of human cargoes being ferried across the sea in…
Reminisce Scores More Points, Fans With Baba Hafusa
SINCE 2011, when he broke through into the game with his hit single, Kako Bi Chicken, singer, rapper and songwriter, Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, known by his stage name Reminisce, has remained a dominance figure in indigenous rap music in Nigeria.
Calabar Agog, As Stars Trek Canaanland
IF there’s a city in Nigeria that has carved for itself a natural environment for fun and entertainment, that must be Calabar, the Cross River State capital. Aside from the yearly colourful Christmas carnival, which has but the city on the world tourism calendar, the Calabar remains one of the most peaceful and conducive cities for showbiz events.