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IT Spending In Nigeria To Reach $5.6bn –Report

Expenditures by corporate, government establishments and individual users of Internet Technology (IT) will rise in Nigeria in 2016, a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) has declared. The report noted that IT spending in Nigeria will top $5.6 billion next year as firms race toward digital transformation. IDC’s Associate Vice

COREN Tasks Engineers On Manufacturing Sector Revival

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has urged mechanical engineers to assist the Federal Government with implementable strategies for the revival of the manufacturing sector. COREN President, Mr Kashim Ali, gave the charge during the 28th National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of

Ogun lawmakers bemoan condition of facilities at state’s Teaching Hospital

Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly has frowned at the state of facilities at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu. The Lawmakers, under the auspices of the committee on Finance and Appropriation raised the concern when management of the Hospital and Commissioner for Health, Olaokun Soyinka, led officials

Health expert urges decisions on family issues

The Advocacy Advisor, Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), Ibeawuchi Charity has stated that the World AIDS Day presents the opportunity for everyone to be informed and make voluntary and informed decisions about family life issues, including family planning. Speaking on the theme for World AIDS Day 2013: ‘Getting to Zero: Shared Responsibility and Strengthening

Expert raises alarm over rising incidence of diabetes in children

Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Health Science, University of Abuja, Dr. Felicia Anuma, has advised parents and guardians to reduce children’s consumption of junk foods and sweets. Speaking on a television programme monitored in Lagos on 2013 World Diabetes Day, the expert in diabetes and endocrinology revealed that a project carried

Airlines loss $10b yearly to accidents, incidents

The global loses arising from accidents and incidents in the aviation industry have been estimated at about $10 billion or N1.6 trillion. The figure is believed to be much more, because many of such accidents and incidents are not reported, particularly across Africa. Quoting figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alhamdu

Expert predicts upsurge in liver cancers in north east, north central Nigeria

Residents in the North East and North Central parts of Nigeria are living in flashpoints of food contaminations that could lead to high incidence of liver cancer, Professor Dele Fapohunda of the Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology at Babcock University, Ilishanremo, Ogun state has said. Speaking at the 37th International Conference of

Nigerian pharmacist unveils strategies to tame Malaria

Nigerian pharmacist, Livy- Elcon Emereonye, has unveiled a catalogue of strategies that could help Nigeria and Africa effectively tame the menace of malaria. In a book titled ‘Malaria War-the winning strategies’ unveiled last week, Emereonye articulated strings of available strategies that, if effectively harnessed, could swiftly reduce the incidence of malaria in

WHO fears reversal of gains in tuberculosis control

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global tuberculosis report 2013 published in Geneva on Wednesday. The report also revealed that the number of people suffering from tuberculosis fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also