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The South-south geopolitical zone has the highest HIV prevalence among adults age 15 to 64 years in the country with 3.1 percent, while the Northwest had the lowest prevalence rate with 0.6 percent.
The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, officially launched his campaign on Saturday, addressing thousands of party supporters at a political rally held on the Ajelogo Field in Kosofe Local Government Area (LGA).
Sen. Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos West) on Saturday urged Nigerians to reject the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, saying the party has nothing to offer the country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials to flood affected communities in Rivers.
The deal which was signed in Casablanca, Morocco, recently will see the CDC provide unfunded risk participation to Afreximbank as the Bank provides trade finance products that include trade confirmation services; trade confirmation guarantee; and irrevocable reimbursement undertakings.
The United States Government has distributed a total number of 3.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in Akwa Ibom State.
Armed groups in Cameroon's restive English speaking regions have been attacking and chopping off fingers of workers of the country's second largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), in what has been described as renewed efforts to destabilize the central African state ahead of the Tuesday inauguration of President-elect Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36 years.
The federal government has been called upon to look into the handling and disbursement of funds meant for the HIV/AIDS programmes in the country.
Some Residents of Amazor and Aghoro communities in Ekeremor Local Government area of Bayelsa that were affected by oil spillage have lamented blockage of their waterway by exhumed pipeline.
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called for the active participation of women, youths and Persons Living with Disabilities (PWD) in the 2019 general elections.
The Chairman of Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, has advised members of cult groups and kidnappers operating in communities in the local government area to turn a new leaf and surrender their arms and ammunition to security agencies.
African health authorities said Tuesday they are preparing to send anthropologists to Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure a vaccination campaign against a deadly Ebola outbreak runs smoothly.
Britain has extended a 100 million dollars loan to Zimbabwe’s private sector, the first direct commercial loan to the southern African country in over two decades, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported Thursday.
Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says the agency will conduct the largest national AIDS survey in June.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has condemned the looting of warehouses at the Idu Industrial Layout, Gwagwalada, and other areas within the territory by hoodlums in search of COVID-19 palliatives.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has restated his administration’s determination to engage youths for the development and enhancement of the state’s cultural and tourism potentials.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has issued directives to beneficiaries after the country’s football body received $1million from FIFA as COVID-19 palliatives.
The panel which is investigating cases of brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos State, is to sit from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for six months at the Lagos Court of Arbitration, Remi Oluwode street, Lekki Phase 1.
The leadership of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seize the opportunity provided by the #EndSARS demand to urgently put in place the necessary mechanisms for the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference.
The National Consultative Front has been stopped from holding a memorial for the #EndSARS protesters fired at by armed security operatives on October 20, 2020.
The Italian Data Protection Authority has started an investigation into the widespread use of bots that generate fake nude images on messaging app Telegram. The news follows an investigation by security firm Sensity, which found that as of July 2020 more than 100,000 faked images had been generated and shared in public Telegram channels.
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday that its archaeologists have discovered a 1,700-year-old boundary stone with Greek inscription.
The Lagos State Government has said it will be prosecuting all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the mayhem unleashed on the state between Tuesday and Wednesday in the aftermath of Lekki toll gate shootings by soldiers.
There have been renewed attacks in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers state following the burning of two police stations in the area.