HEALTH

FG to limit number of children per mother – READ MORE

  The Federal Government on Tuesday declared that it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria. It stated that traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, adding that the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government. NEWS FLAKES gathers that the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, noted that the country’s population had been identified as [Read]

‘We Are Not Aware That Our Men Accompanied Suspended NHIS Boss’ – Police

  The police say they are not aware that some officers accompanied Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to office on Monday. Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS governing board last week, but he had argued that his suspension was illegal and that he would resume office nonetheless. He had said only President Muhammadu Buhari the power to suspend him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that On Monday, policemen numbering over 30 arrived at the NHIS office in the Utako area of Abuja, amid a lockdown by workers who attempted to prevent Yusuf from entering the premises. After firing teargas at the protesting workers, the policemen [Read]

SHOCKING: Nigerian Woman Becomes Africa’s Oldest IVF Mum, Delivers Baby Boy At 67yrs – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian woman, Mrs Ajibola Otunbusin delivered a bouncing baby boy at 67yrs, breaking all kinds of records in the process. Not only has she become the oldest Nigerian woman to give birth through IVF (in-vitro fertilization), she is also the oldest African in recorded history to give birth to a baby, and the 2nd oldest mum in the world.   The elated mother and her husband Professor Otunbusin were beside themselves with joy. She had undergone the IVF procedure at the St Ives IVF&Fertility center. With her successful conception and delivery she becomes the latest in a long line of women who have [Read]

Police escort suspended NHIS boss into premises, tear gas staff – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Policemen numbering close to 50 broke the gates to the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Scheme, escorting the suspended Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, into the premises. Our source’s correspondent, who was on the scene reported that the policemen fired tear gas to disperse members of staff , who had attempted to prevent Usman from gaining entry . NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the NHIS boss , who was suspended by the governing council of the NHIS insisted that the board had no power to suspend him. Punch [Read]

FOREIGN SCENE: Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65 – READ MORE

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65. “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen’s sister Jody said in a statement. “Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern… At this time of loss and grief for us — and so many others — we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.” [Read]

SHOCKING: School Girls Expelled For Failing Pregnancy Tests READ MORE

  TANZANIA – It happens twice a year at Arusha Secondary School. Each one of the school’s 800 female students is accompanied into a toilet and told to pee in a jar. Outside the cubicle, a teacher waits to make sure the samples are not swapped. The girls are taking compulsory pregnancy tests. And if they come back positive, the student is expelled immediately. The tests have been happening at this school, for students from grades eight and up, for three years. CNN visited two other schools in the Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions where similar testing took place; three more schools confirmed the tests in phone interviews. READ ALSO: FG Places [Read]

Ex-minister of Information, John Odey dies at 59 in Dubai

  A one time minister of Information and then Environment, John Odey, has died. The late minister was said to have died in the early hours of today Sunday October 7th in an hospital in Dubai after battling with cancer. His death was announced today by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, at the party’s convention in Port Harcourt. Here is a brief biography of the late Minister: John Ogar Odey [born November 1, 1959] was appointed Nigerian minister of information and communications in July 2007, and became minister for environment in December 2008 after President Umaru Yar’Adua reshuffled his cabinet. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that [Read]