NDDC, ARRDEC Embark On Free Medical Services In Delta Central

..As Adode Lauds Gesture By Omoghene Benedict,  Over 1,000 persons in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State have received free medical treatment from ANTOF Rural Resource Develpment Center, ARDEVC, sponsored by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The event two days event was declared open by the Ughelli North Local Government Chairman, Hon. Godwin Adode at the local government headquarter. In his remarks, Hon. Adode who lauded  NDDC sponsored program called residents of the local government to make themselves available for the opportunity of the free treatment.  He said,…

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My Passion For Cycling, Dream Of Becoming A Lecturer- Edhuze

Edhuze Ebenezer is a Computer Graphics graduate of Delta State University and a cyclist from Isoko South Loal Government Area of Delta State . In this interview he talks about his passion for cycling, his team; Future Step Cycling Club and his dreams of becoming a lecturer. Excerpt: Tell me about yourself, where are you from, educational background and schools attended? I am Ebenezer Edhuze, I am from Oleh, in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State. I have B.A in Computer Graphics from Delta State University Abraka, I got…

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Yakubu Gowon Slumps At Ejoor’s Burial In Delta State

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, reportedly slumped at the burial of late Maj.Gen.David Akpodiete Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State. It was  learnt that Gowon was taking the final salute in honour of Ejoor when he suddenly slumped and was immediately rushed into emergency military medical tent. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and former governor of the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, who were seated with Gowon before the incident when the military parade was ongoing immediately rushed into the tent to ensure he…

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Residents Of Gbanraun Community Defy Heavy Downpour For Elohim Ministries Int’l Inc, Free Medicals

…as over 200 persons were treated By Joel Grandball & Omamuzo Efidhere Residents of Gbaraun community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State yesterday defiled the heavy downpour to partake in the ongoing free three days medical services rendered by Elohim Ministries International Incorporated, USA, in collaboration with Ekuogbe Akpodiete Foundation and Christian Aid and Resource Rehab Evangels.  The heavy downpour which started as early as 7:am and lasted for over 5 hours could not deter the residents of the community and others from the 250 clans that make…

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CMD advises on early treatment of infection

Dr. Omoye Osawende, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of a private hospital in Benin,  has advised Nigerians against leaving infections untreated as it could lead to greater complications. Osawende gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Saturday. She defined infection as “a disease caused by microorganisms that invade tissue” adding that many infections can be prevented by vaccines, frequent and thorough hand-washing. According to her, signs and symptoms of infections vary, depending on the organism causing the infection, but often include…

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Operation Cocrodile III, presents sanitation equipment to market women in Delta 

By Joel Grandball, Operation Crocodile Smile, III, drafted by the Nigeria army to the Niger-Delta region, have donated environmental sanitation materials to market women in Ughelli North and South Local Government Areas of Delta state. Items donated are to the market women are, wheelbarrows, Shovels, Cutlasses and Brooms. Speaking while on sanitation exercise in Ughelli main Market, the army held that, “We came here to carry out this sanitation exercise to keep our markets clean because cleanliness is next to godliness and we will present sanitation materials to the market…

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Federal government launches technical support programme for healthcare services

Federal Government, on Tuesday, launched a structured and coherent Technical Support Programme (TSP) that would help the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), to effectively deliver the required technical support to states in the delivery of Primary Health Care (PHC) services. It was also designed to reposition the NPHCDA in driver’s seat to harness resources from both public and private sector stakeholders for improved Universal Health Coverage (UCH). Minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who launched the programme in Abuja, observed that absence of such technical support was responsible…

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Plan thickens to increase contraceptive prevalence rate by 2020

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PSN-PACFaH@Scale) to ensure that the 2020 family planning target is achieved. In this regard, the society said it will use the modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) campaign to expand access to family planning and other primary healthcare services. NAN reports that the CPR provides a measure of population coverage of contraceptive use, taking into account all sources of supply and all contraceptive methods; it is the most widely reported measure of outcome for family planning programs…

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Medical doctor arraigned for alleged hacking, N28 million car theft

A 26-year-old medical doctor-turned hacker, Michael Williams, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State charged with stealing a Porsche car valued at N28 million. The accused, who lives at 2667, Hilton Layout, Lekki area of Lagos State, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty. Police Prosecutor Peter Nwangwu told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 10 at Ajah on the Epe-Lekki Expressway at 7.50pm. Nwangwu said the accused committed the…

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Research: No strong evidence to suggest cannabis reduces chronic pain

Researchers say there is no strong evidence to suggest that cannabis reduces chronic non-cancer pain, in spite of the growing use of the psychoactive drug worldwide for medicinal purposes. Researchers at the University of New South Wales Sydney, conducting what was touted as one of the longest community studies of its kind, found no clear role for cannabis in treating chronic non-cancer pain. The four-year study involved 1,500 participants, with those using cannabis “experiencing greater pain and anxiety,” “coping less well with their pain” and reporting that pain was “interfering…

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