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Nwankwo Kanu Launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

Nwankwo Kanu Launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) ( and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto ( It offers twice-weekly

Will Nigeria treat drug addicts any better?

By Eseosa Cole Nigeria is a place where we choose to believe that drug abuse/dependence is alien to our culture. The prevalence of drug abuse is actually very high in Nigeria and it is an epidemic that is ravaging Nigeria. I personally carried out a research and found out drug use OF cocaine, cannabis, tranquillisers

FG, health workers fail to reach agreement

The federal government has not been able to reach an agreement with striking health workers in the country. On Tuesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, and Isaac Adewole, health minister, met with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), but the meeting ended in deadlock. Ngige criticised the health workers for

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 63, up from 56

Life expectancy in Nigeria has increased to 63 years for men and 66 years for women according to a recent study by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Despite this increase, the study claims that lives lost to communicable diseases like malaria and HIV are still

Striking doctors: Nigerian govt has honoured its agreement – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has expressed optimism that the striking workers under the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, across the country would soon resume duty. The doctors had embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4, crippling all health services at secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities across the nation. Mr. Adewole told

Buhari resumes work, notifies National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday wrote to the National Assembly, notifying the legislature of his return and resumption of office after spending 104 days on medical vacation in London, United Kingdom. A statement issued by Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity said PMB returned to the country on Saturday, August 19,

Your broadcast is hypocritical, inflammatory, former Jonathan aide tells Buhari

The broadcast to Nigerians on Monday morning, two days after his return from the United Kingdom for medical treatment, has been described as hypocritical by Reno Omokri, an aide of former Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Omokri, who was Jonathan’s Special Assistant on New Media, in a post on his Facebook page dismissed president Buhari’s