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Spread of polio from Pakistan leads WHO to declare public health emergency; is Nigeria next?

In recent years, the threat of polio has risen in Pakistan, where Taliban militants have targeted health workers administering the vaccine. When the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, speaks about the violence in North East Nigeria, he often refers to Pakistan as a country facing a similar threat. As the violence escalates in NE Nigeria, and […]

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WHY ARE WE CRYING? WE ARE ALL GUILTY

7 years ago, my emotion laden brother Ike Anya wrote this piece after the Sosoliso crash. Today I read it again and share it with you…. true today as it was on the day it was written on Friday December 16 2005.   I am sitting at my computer, transfixed by the images on the […]

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In dire need of an Emergency Medical Service

When as a child my mother returned from a trip to Cairo, I asked her if Egypt was more developed than Nigeria. She asked me what I understood by ‘development’. I was surprised she was asking me what seemed like a no-brainer and went on to answer the question the best way I knew how. […]

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Call 999 – ABUJA

Once again, as Nigerians, we bow our heads in shame. On the 1st of October 2010,  there was a bomb blast right next to Eagle Square, at the heart of the Nigerian Government, then there was another one, inside Moghadishu Barracks, Abuja at the heart of the Nigerian military, shortly after another inside the headquarters of the Nigerian […]