After Four Fatal Loses to Maternal Mortality, Shaawanatu, Mother of Eight Finds Help

In the rugged terrain of Bungudu local government area of Zamfara State in Northwest Nigeria, 32-year-old Shaawanatu Sani’s life has been marked by heart-wrenching tragedies and losses. A mother of eight, Shaawanatu’s foreboding experience serves as a poignant reference of the devastating impact of cultural beliefs and practices in the underserved communities. Gom Mirian who…

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Contempt, Backlash Grow Over FG’s N90bn Religion Prilgmage Subsidies Amidst Acute Hardship, Hunger

The N90bn Hajj Pilgrim subsidy by the Federal government had sparked controversy from Nigerians, with asking if it is rationed to subsidize spiritual exercise at a time more than half of the populace is facing hunger and starvation. Ogbodo Ozioma Favour writes that contempt and backlash have tailed the action by the government Economic Realities…

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In Limbo: How Nigerian Govts Abandoned, Destroyed Primary HealthCare

The Nigeria’s Primary HealthCare is epileptic. Unlike other climes where priority attention is paid to their health sector, in Nigeria it is a different kettle of fish, as neither the primary nor secondary health care is working optimally, a situation that has endangered majority of its citizens. Worsening the situation for the citizens is the…

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Lack of Affordable Healthcare: Nigerians Going for Crowdfunding to Survive

In Nigeria, the high cost of healthcare is a stark reality for many citizens who now have deviced ingenious ways for survival, including crowdfunding. Against the background the multifaceted approaches to survive the high living (Medication) cost in Nigeria, Juliet Jacob takes a critical look at crowdfunding, an aspect that is growing  wide. Systemic Failure…

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Worries over Fresh Rise of Tuberculosis (TB) in Africa, Particularly Nigeria

Fresh outbreak of Tuberculosis is raising the alarm and calls for urgent action, Ogbodo Ozioma Favour reports in this Special Feature   Salient Rise of Tuberculosis Africa being the world’s second- largest and second-most populous continent with its lively cities and dotting landscape is the salient rise of Tuberculosis which was considered erased in the…

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