• Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    Antibiotc resistance challenges treatment of AIDS, others – says NGO

    It was gathered that the Viva Fidel Health Foundation, an NGO, has appealed for strong government commitment to mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance threatening the treatment of AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria.

    Dr Stella Agbim, Lead Advocate of the foundation, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

    She said government should embrace greater innovations and investment in research and development of new antimicrobial medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools to address the challenge.

    Agbim said: […]

  • Patience Jonathan’s NGO unregistered – SERAP

    Patience Jonathan’s NGO unregistered – SERAP

    It was gathered that the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), known as Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance, the surrogate fighter for Mrs Patience Jonathan, is unregistered and ‘unknown in law’.

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), which the group has sued on behalf of its principal, made the startling disclosure in its preliminary objection to the suit.

    SERAP has thus asked the Federal High Court to “dismiss her suit with substantial cost.”

    Mrs Jonathan and her group Union […]

  • NGO to screen 200,000 women for cancer

    NGO to screen 200,000 women for cancer

    A non-profit body, Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), is to screen 200,000 women under its flagship community campaign for cancer control project known as the C4-Project with a view to raising awareness on early detection and prevention of the scourge.

    The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, who spoke at a performance review of the organisation’s Media Relations Committee (MRC) in Benin City, Edo State, said the vulnerable were to benefit from the programme.

    She noted that LAPO was kicking off the project in […]

  • NGO provides free medical care to 500 indigent persons in Edo

    NGO provides free medical care to 500 indigent persons in Edo

    Five hundred men and women are to benefit from a free medical treatment sponsored by Yakson Initiative Organisation in conjunction with Shifaah Foundation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

    The founder of the organisation, Dr Yakubu Musa, made this known at the inauguration held at the Otaru palace in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo on Saturday.

    Musa said the organisation was offering free screening for patients with diabetics, hypertension, sugar test, high blood pressure test, HIV test and people […]

  • NGO threatens to sue FG over killing of Christians

    NGO threatens to sue FG over killing of Christians

    A faith-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Rebuilders, has threatened to drag the federal government to court “if solution is not provided to the several killings of Christians in the country.”

    The group, however, called on the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of State Security Service (SSS) to do everything possible to unravel the brains behind the killing of Mrs. Eunice Elisha, a preacher who was murdered in Kubwa area of Abuja recently.

    Speaking at a press conference in Abuja […]

  • NGO group sues Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to court

    NGO group sues Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to court

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    A non-governmental organization, Centre for Social Justice has dragged Minister of Finance, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, over her alleged refusal to grant access to details of salaries of political office holders from the federal budget per annum.

    The plaintiff, in the suit filed pursuant to section 1, 20 & 21 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, and section 48(1) & 51 of the […]

  • NGO comes up open to support Buhari

    NGO comes up open to support Buhari

     

    Mr. Kunle Ehinlanwo, an NGO National coordinator of “The House-to-House Educational Initiative (H2H) comes up open to lead his group and campaign to promote Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to emerge victorious in the next Presidential elections.

    Mr. Ehinlanwo explained that the NGO was formed to promote good governance through national dialogue and intervention on issues of national development by using the tools of sensitization and awareness as drivers of development.

    He said: “In recent times, however, we are beaming the searchlight on political […]