Union Bank and MobiHealth International Announce Partnership

Union Bank of Nigeria “Union Bank” has announced the first banking partnership with globally recognised telehealth services company Mobihealth International “Mobihealth” during a signing ceremony held at the United States Embassy in Abuja today. Mobihealth’s mission ‘to provide everyone with timely access to quality and affordable healthcare and healthcare providers from all over the world,’ has garnered international accolades and awards for the company and its founder Dr. Funmi Adewara, including recognition from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The company has also…

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Over 50m Nigerians are mentally ill -psychiatrists

Psychiatrists have raised the alarm that one in four Nigerians, that is over 50 million Nigerians, are suffering from one mental disorder or the other. Also, they said about 75 per cent of those who need mental health care do not have access to it, as Nigeria has only 300 psychiatrists to treat about 200 million people, adding that Africa has one psychiatrist for every 500,000 inhabitants, which is 100 times less than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation. Every year since 2013, WHO has organised a global campaign for…

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Wema Bank Boosts Healthy Living, Workplace Collaboration with Wemalympics 2022

To ensure its employees enjoy a high dose of Healthy living, physical fitness, emotional balance, and workplace collaboration to stimulate high productivity levels and a better workplace culture, Wema Bank Plc has announced the 2022edition of Wemalympics. Wemalympics is an inter-regional competition, which serves as a testimonial to the bank’s commitment to raising the bar of teamwork, collaboration, and work-life balance amongst its employees across regions. A statement from Wema Bank, Nigeria’s leading innovative bank, said there is a high premium on collaborative work culture, healthy competition, and wholesome living…

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5 injured, 17 shops and 5 houses damaged as gas explosion occurs in Jigawa

Smuggled gas explodes in Babura Local Government area of Jigawa state as The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state says that five people were injured. Spokesman of the NSCDC, Adamu Shehu, confirmed that the explosion also damaged shops and houses. Also, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident. He said 17 shops and five houses were damaged by the inferno caused by the explosion. NSCDC spokesman Shehu in his account said the incident occurred on Monday at about 9.00…

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Nigeria is in it’s darkest hour -Catholic Bishop

President of the body, Most Rev Lucius Ugorji, stated this, weekend, at the opening session of the 2022 Second Plenary of the CBCN at the Sacred Heart Pastoral Centre, Orlu, Imo State. He lamented that Nigerians had been subjected to high level insecurity, high rate of unemployment and soaring prices of good and services, now priced beyond the reach of a larger portion of the population. Ugorji said: “The level of insecurity in the country is very worrisome. We are passing through what might be deemed as the darkest chapter…

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60million Nigerians suffer from mental illnesses – Prof Obindo

Professor Taiwo Obindo, President of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria, has said… “Mental healthcare is in a sorry state given that we have more than 60 million Nigerians suffering from various mental illnesses and the fact that only about 10 per cent of them were able to access appropriate care. “We are left with more than 90 per cent who are unable to access care and this group is called the treatment gap for mental illnesses,’’ Obindo said. He said the gap was as a result of various factors…

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GTCO Autism Conference Holds on August 29th and 30th at MUSON Centre, Lagos

The 12th edition of the annual GTCO Autism Conference themed “Creating a Community of Awe-Tism Advocates” will hold on Monday and Tuesday, August 29th and 30th, 2022, at MUSON Center, Onikan, Lagos. The annual Autism Conference is a pivotal component of GTCO’s Orange Ribbon initiative and serves as a key advocacy platform for people living with autism and other developmental disorders. In recent years, the GTCO Autism Conference has gained wider acclaim for bringing together some of the world’s leading experts in Autism, especially with the successful coordination of a…

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Lady dies after plastic surgery went wrong

A trending news, has it that Christabel, a Port Harcourt based social media inflencer has lost her life after a ‘butt’ enlargement surgery went wrong. She was said to have died as a result of complications from a botched Plastic Surgery done here in Nigeria. A friend of hers, Miss Posha confirmed her death and shed light on she died from the botched surgery complications. In the tweet, Miss Posha (@poshcupcake_1) revealed: “I want to bring this to the public, A friend friend just died at this hospital in Lagos…

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AFRICA’S BIGGEST FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL IS BACK! … 2022 GTCO FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL

Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO Plc), is set to continue its long-running showpiece event– The Food and Drink Festival. For the 5th Edition, this headlining event will hold from Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 03, 2022, at the GTCentre, Plot 1 Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos. The GTCO Food and drink festival brings together the biggest chefs and food lovers from ALL OVER the world in a celebration of all things delicious with family and friends. Over the years, the Food and Drink festival has hosted millions of…

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Lassa fever: 102 dead as 17 States record 4,632 cases

102 Lassa fever deaths has been recorded in Nigeria in 38 Local Government Areas, LGAs of 17 States. Disclosing this in its Lassa fever Situation Report, EpiWeek52: 27December–2January,2022, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said the affected states have been alerted on the disturbing trend. The states affected include Edo (212), Ondo (175), Bauchi (39), Taraba (22), Ebonyi (18), Plateau (9), Benue (8), Kaduna (8), Enugu (5), Nasarawa (3), Kogi (3), FCT (3), Cross River (1),  Imo (1), Anambra (1), Delta (1), and Abia (1). In week 52 (December…

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