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Nestle’s Marie Chantal Messier goes to Switzerland; Patricia Ekaba picks up the baton

Marie Chantal Messier, Head of Corporate Communication & Public Affairs/ Nutrition, Health & Wellness / Consumer Engagement, Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd, has been elevated. From March 1, 2021, she will be taking up a new role as Global Head of Food and Industry Affairs at Nestlé’s Headquarters in …

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Onyeama, Embassy reveal how Zulum saved Nigerian medical student in Egypt

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama alongside Charge d’Affaires, of the Nigerian Embassy in Cairo, Mr Bashir Ibrahim Ma’Aji, have revealed how Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum saved the education of a Nigerian female medical student from Bauchi State, by offsetting her unpaid fees with 8,000 US dollars. Zulum …

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Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine

By Reuters Staff  JERUSALEM (Reuters) Israel’s largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine in the country’s biggest study to date. Health maintenance organization (HMO) Clalit, which covers more than half of all Israelis, said the …

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For remaining at Monguno Hospital despite Boko Haram, Borno Governor approves N13.9m, Car for Yoruba doctor … Employ’s daughter of once abducted father

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the payment of N13.9 million and car gift to a 65-year old medical doctor from Ogun State, who lived within the General Hospital in Monguno and continued to offer healthcare services to patients even when the town was faced with the …

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COVID-19: CACOVID to buy Vaccines through FG, plans on distribution

The private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has clarified that only the Federal Government, through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) can obtain any COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The coalition also explained that the process of buying the vaccines through the …

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Dangote commences feeding of 1m malnourished children … UNICEF says 2m Nigerian children suffer from acute malnutrition

To complement and boost government efforts in tackling the issue of malnutrition in Nigeria, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has initiated processes to reach and properly feed one million children across the country, commencing immediately According to the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause …

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In Gwoza, Zulum shares N150m grants to traders, food to 27,000 vulnerable persons …Opens health centre in Kawuri

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is currently in Gwoza local government area of southern Borno for humanitarian and developmental activities which began on Friday. After passing the night, Zulum on Saturday, shared N150m as soft loans and grants to small and medium scale traders. From the funds, N100m was allocated to …

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Borno: Zulum opens 5 health centres, flags off Bama – Maiduguri highway, 2 more projects 

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday commissioned five healthcare centres in populated Maiduguri metropolis, and flagged off the complete overhaul of the dilapidated Maiduguri-Bama highway, and another health centre. Projects commissioned by the governor include four primary healthcare centers opened along Baga road, Njimtilo, 777 housing estate, …

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COVID 19: Nigeria to get 80 million doses of vaccines in 2021, says Fayemi at Chatham House … increase investment in health security

The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi has revealed that about 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines would soon be available in the country to immunize 40 percent of the population this year. This, he said was part of measures being put …

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