• Nigeria has highest number of students in U.S – Report

    Nigeria has highest number of students in U.S – Report

    Nigeria has been announced as the African country with the highest number of students studying in the U.S. by the United States government on Tuesday.

    This was according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

    The Open Doors report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    Nigeria has been ranked 14th worldwide as the leading African students in U.S among other African countries.

    There are […]

  • Nigeria has second largest number of paediatric surgeons in Africa – PAPSA

    Nigeria has second largest number of paediatric surgeons in Africa – PAPSA

    The president of Pan African Paediatric, Surgical Association (PAPSA), Prof. Essam Elhalaby, said Nigeria has over a 100 fully trained paediatric surgeons, making her the second largest in the continent after Egypt.

    Elhalaby, at the pre conference workshop of the association, said trained paediatric surgeons in the country have a long experience in the field, which would be useful at the conference to proffer solutions to the numerous challenges.

    Elhalaby, a professor of paediatric surgery at the Tanta University in Egypt noted […]

  • Enugu prison yet to confirm number of escapees

    Enugu prison yet to confirm number of escapees

    Three days after some prisoners escaped from prison at Nsukka in Enugu State, authorities of the facility said they had not been able to ascertain the number of inmates involved in the jailbreak.

    The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) meanwhile said it was trailing the fleeing inmates to their villages and had enlisted the services of local vigilantes to re-arrest them.

    The facility built several years ago with a capacity for 168 persons had about 264 inmates when the jailbreak occurred on Tuesday […]

  • UNICEF ranks Jigawa and Bauchi as having highest number of malnourished children

    UNICEF ranks Jigawa and Bauchi as having highest number of malnourished children

    The UNICEF Bauchi D Field Office says Jigawa and Bauchi States have the largest number of malnourished children in Nigeria.

    Dr. Danjuma Almustafa, UNICEF, Bauchi D Field Officer, stated this in Bauchi at the presentation of a report on National Nutritional and Health Survey.

    Almustafa, who represented the UNICEF Chief of D Field Office, Bauchi, said: “The National Nutrition and Health Survey of 2015 shows that Jigawa has the highest prevalence of severe underweight children among all states surveyed.

    “The situation is particularly […]

  • Delta CJ decries high number of youths in prison custody

    Delta CJ decries high number of youths in prison custody

    Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro, has decried the astronomical increase of the number of youths in prison custody, and Remand Hone in the State, noting that it was the resultant effect of decline in moral values in the Society.

    The Chief Judge who rounded off the First Quarter of visit to Federal Prison formations in the State at Ogwashi-Uku Prison at the weekend, disclosed that he was shocked to find out that of the 2770 warrants of those awaiting […]