Over 100,000 pregnant women, others to get malaria treatment in Ebonyi

From: Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki An International non-profit health organisation, Jhpiego, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, United States of America, on Wednesday, launched its health intervention programme in Ebonyi State. The health outreach tagged Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP), was targeted at offering free malaria treatment to the people of the state especially…

Bauchi govt. to vaccinate 1.7m children against Measles

FROM: PAUL ORUDE, BAUCHI The Bauchi State Government has targeted 1.7 million children for the forth-coming measles vaccination campaign exercise in the state billed to hold from November 30 to December 6, 2017. This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Pharmacy Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa, at press…

Sokoto to construct N2.8b water schemes

From: Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Sokoto State Government has approved the construction of new water scheme in five local government areas of the state. Commissioner of Water Resources, Alhaji Arzika Muhammadu Tureta, disclosed this, on Wednesday, while briefing journalists in Sokoto. He said the water schemes were approved by the state executive council meeting at…

17 years after, FG begins payment of pensions to civil war soldiers, police officers

From: Uche Usim, Abuja Seventeen years after they were granted presidential pardon, the Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), on Wednesday, disclosed of plans to commence the payment of pension benefits to soldiers, paramilitary officers and policemen affected by the Nigerian civil war (1967-1970). Spokesman of PTAD, Ema Okondo, who disclosed this in Abuja said: “Those…

Nnewi community builds N40m city hall

From: David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi After many decades of meeting at a borrowed hall called Nnewi Youth League Hall built by its youths, the Nnewi industrial community has begun an ultra modern community town hall project courtesy of Governor Willie Obiano. The governor has supported each of 179 communities in Anambra State with N40 million choose-your-project…