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How Nigeria's 36 states fare in HIV prevalence

Nigeria, March 19 -- Two South-south states are among the three states with the highest HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria. Akwa Ibom tops the prevalence rate chart with about 5.5 per cent of its residen... Read More


Akwa Ibom ranks highest in HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria

Nigeria, March 15 -- The Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has shown that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country. The result indicates that about 5.5 per ... Read More


Nigeria improves on HIV ranking, now fourth worst hit country - Minister

Nigeria, March 14 -- The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria has moved to the fourth position among countries worst hit by the HIV epidemic. With an earlier estimate of about 3.2 million ... Read More


PDP rejects suspension of electoral process in Rivers

Nigeria, March 10 -- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate release of the governorship and house of assembly elections results in Rivers State. The party also condemned the al... Read More


UPDATED: INEC suspends all electoral processes in Rivers

Nigeria, March 10 -- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the ongoing electoral process in River State. The Commission made the announcement in a press statement signed ... Read More


NACA, UNAIDs call for urgent action against discriminatory laws

Nigeria, Feb. 28 -- As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 Zero Discrimination Day, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has called for legal protection against H... Read More


Why mothers should avoid mixed feeding for babies under six months - Experts

Nigeria, Feb. 9 -- Gina is a mother of four. She said she exclusively breastfed all her babies because she knows the importance of breast milk. "As a full-time housewife what excuse would I have not ... Read More


Pneumonia: Why vaccine-preventable child-disease still kills thousands in Nigeria

Nigeria, Jan. 30 -- Alisa Umar, a middle-aged woman, lost her baby two years ago. "Fatima was my ninth child and she would have been seven this year," she told PREMIUM TIMES with a forced smile. Mrs... Read More


Residents express delight as solar-powered electricity system opens in Abuja community

Nigeria, Jan. 23 -- Residents of Dutsen Alhaji are excited about the commissioning in their community of a solar-powered electricity system. Sited in the public primary health care centre in the comm... Read More


Programme to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian communities yielding result - Study

Nigeria, Jan. 17 -- A pilot programme introduced to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian gold mining communities has yielded positive result, a new study has revealed. The study titled "Reducing Lead an... Read More