Saturday, 9th December 2023


5 Oct
A Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Agozie Chukwunedum Ubesie, has said that over 820,000 children, under age five, could be saved every year if optimally breastfed.
8 Sep
Focal Person, Ikot Offiong Ambai Primary Health Centre in Akpabuyo Local Government area, Cross River State, Mrs. Gift Edem has said that exclusive breastfeeding and family planning helps in child spacing and also reduce maternal death rates.
26 Aug
A public health physician and field epidemiologist with bias for reproductive health and HIV/AIDS Control, Dr. Uloaku Emma-Ukaegbu, has lamented that despite the extant national breastfeeding policy and the 2015-2020 Action Plan, there is no legislative backing to support their implementation in the country.
18 Aug
Among nearly 10 million American infants born between 2016 and 2018, breastfed babies were 33 per cent less likely to die during the post-perinatal period (day 7-364) than infants who were not breastfed, reports a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier. 
13 Aug
The emphasis placed globally on breastfeeding is certainly not misplaced, considering the immense benefits of the practice; and its potential to ward off myriad health issues that can afflict both mother and child.
10 Aug
Delaying breastfeeding a baby between the first two to 23 hours of birth increases the chance of newborn mortality by 40 per cent, Nutrition Specialist with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Philomena Irene, has said.
8 Aug
As the world marks World Breastfeeding Week, the Women Empowerment and Media Advocacy Initiative (WEMAI), has called on the federal and state governments and employers to put measures in place that ensure healthy nutrition for lactating women for healthy breast milk production. In a statement issued by its Program Manager, Bukola Afeni, in commemoration of…
4 Aug
The Sokoto State government says it will establish crèches at public places across the state for nursing mothers to breastfeed their babies during working hours.
2 Aug
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said only nine per cent of Nigerian organisations have a workplace breastfeeding policy, even as an unsuitable environment continues to hinder a larger percentage of breastfeeding mothers. 
1 Aug
*Says Improved Breastfeeding Practices Could Save Over 100,000 Lives Yearly In Nigeria, As the world marks World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF Nigeria Country Representative, Cristian Munduate, has called on the federal and state governments and employers to take decisive actions to ensure a supportive breastfeeding environment for all working mothers, including those in the formal and…
30 Jul
Banke Eniola is an Information Communication Technology (ICT) professional, who works in an upscale financial services outfit. Before she got married in 2016, she had fantasised about exclusively breastfeeding her children for the maximum number of months recommended by medical experts.
7 May
A nutritionist, Ms Uju Onuorah, says breastfed babies have a lower risk of type one diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity later in life.


6 mins ago
Manchester United went one step forward against Chelsea but have gone two steps back as they fell to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat against Bournemouth.
1 hour ago
Nigerian government has said that the surge of military coups in the West African is fast becoming a threat to the democratic culture in the region.
1 hour ago
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on African leaders to create quality jobs for its teeming unemployed youths to stem the trend of brain-drain bedeviling the continent.
2 hours ago
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede has stated the commission's plan to go after international countries warehousing monies illegally moved out of Nigeria.
2 hours ago
The House of Representatives has expressed concern over the demise of no fewer than 80 persons after a recent drone attack by the military in Tudun Birni, Kaduna state.
2 hours ago
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to collaborate with the new President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr Gabriel Idahosa, to enhance economic activities in the state.
2 hours ago
The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says one person died and another sustained injury when a truck lost control at the Alagbon-Olorunda bridge along Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun.
3 hours ago
The Kano State Government says it has blocked leakages that might led to the misuse of public funds by those in authority in the state.
4 hours ago
Popular Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, now known as Hajia Meenah Mercy Adeoti, has revealed the inspiration behind her recent conversion to Islam. In a candid interview on the "Your View" talk show, the actress shared her deep love for her husband, Kazim Adeoti, and how it paved the way for her religious journey. "I love…
4 hours ago
Plateau youths, under the aegis of Plateau Support Network, on Saturday organised a road walk in support of Gov. Caleb Mutfwang’s administration in the state.