Category archives for: Health

4m Die Of Diabetes Last Year As Families Demand Govt Action To Halt Epidemic

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-: The growing diabetes epidemic will be an important topic when the United Nations General Assembly meets to discuss non-communicable diseases on September 27. Ahead of the meeting, new research from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveals only 17% of people believe their government is doing enough to tackle diabetes. Diabetes caused […]

Red Cross Declares 17,000 Nigerians Missing In Conflict

LAGOS AUGUST 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-International Committee on the Red Cross (ICRC) has revealed that the fate and whereabouts of about 17,000 persons remain a mystery in Nigeria as a result of conflicts. In its latest facts and figures on contributions in Nigeria, it said it was working in conjunction with its Nigeria subsidiary, the Nigeria Red […]

Banks, Ex-CEOs Indicted Over Disappearance Of NHIS N720bn

LAGOS JULY 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-There is the N720 billion “invested” by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 12 years? Nobody seems to have an answer. Not even NHIS boss Prof. Usman Yusuf. He said the “investments” had no approvals of successive Ministers of Health, past boards of the NHIS and the Office of the Accountant-General […]

Buhari, Macron Seal $475m Bilateral Deal For Lagos, Kano, Ogun

LAGOS JULY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Muhammadu Buhari has sealed a $475 million bilateral deal with France President Emmanuel Macron to aid a number of infrastructural projects cutting across three states. The initial beneficiaries will include Lagos, Kano and Ogun states. The agreement was sealed while Buhari played host to Macron in Abuja on Tuesday. Lagos aspect […]

Champions League: Egyptian Lawyer Sues Sergio Ramos $1.2bn Over Salah’s Injury

LAGOS MAY 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-An Egyptian lawyer, Bassem Wahba has launched a $1.2bn lawsuit against Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos after Liverpool and Egypt star, Mohamed Salah was injured in a challenge with the Spain international during Saturday’s Champions League final. The Egyptian landed heavily on his left shoulder after grappling with Ramos during the Kiev […]

Killings Of Nigeria In South Africa: Buhari’s Aide Calls For Review Of Early Warning Signal

LAGOS MAY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has called for an urgent review of the Early Warning Signal (EWS) put in place by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and South Africa early last year. She also said Nigeria must speed up the process […]

FG Finally Receives $322.51m Abacha’s Loot From Switzerland

LAGOS APRIL 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Federal Government has announced that it has received 322.51 million dollars from the Swiss Government as part of looted funds recovered from former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha. Oluyinka Akintunde, the Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, said this in a statement on Tuesday in […]

Alleged Attack: Trump Slams Putin For Backing ‘Animal Assad’ In Syria

LAGOS APRIL 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Trump blamed Russia and Iran for backing Syrian dictator Bashar Assad after reports of further suffering for Syrian civilians at the hands of their own government — calling out Vladimir Putin specifically. Trump delivered his critique of the Russian leader during a Sunday-morning tweetstorm that covered a variety of topics and […]

Lassa Fever Kills Eight Doctors In Three Months, Spreads to Twenty States

LAGOS APRIL 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigerian doctors may start refusing to attend to patients with Lassa fever if they are not provided with the right equipment to protect themselves. Dr Mike Ozovehe Ogirima, president of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), told BBC Yoruba that eight doctors had died of the disease since the beginning of the year […]

Senate Finally Passes Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB)

LAGOS MARCH 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Senate on Wednesday passed the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), with approval of five per cent levy on fuel sold across the country. This was sequel to unanimous adoption of the report on the Bill presented by Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, by the lawmakers at […]

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