It’s Official: Nigeria gravely lacks doctors to address citizens’ health needs
Only one Nigerian doctor is available to cater for every 4,845 citizens, available statistics show.
SPECIAL REPORT: How poor electricity supply, inadequate facilities affect storage of vaccines, immunisation in Nigerian capital
WHO says vaccines need to be stored within recommended temperature to maintain quality until point of use.
SPECIAL REPORT: Govt dithers as Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities
Quarry activities have disrupted the health, peace and beauty of the once serene community.
SPECIAL REPORT: Why open defecation is prevalent across Nigeria
From Lagos, to Abuja and Awka, Nigerians give reasons why they adopt open defecation.
INVESTIGATION: Abuja drug sellers, street vendors cashing in on codeine ban
In many parts of Abuja, illicit trade in the trade is booming, PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation reveals
SPECIAL REPORT: Forgotten Communities: How displaced children, other IDPs suffer in Lagos (2)
For former residents of Otodo Gbame, it is a seemingly unending tale of hunger, suffering and abandonment.
SPECIAL REPORT: From Marriage To Neglect: The anguish of Sokoto’s underage brides
In Sokoto, the rights of hundreds of betrothed girl children are infringed upon.
SPECIAL REPORT: Despite population surge, many Lagos residents reject family planning
The women give various reasons for rejecting family planning with experts saying those reasons are myths.
How Nigerian lawmakers’ multi-million naira constituency projects are abandoned across communities
Visits to communities slated for N10 million to N15 million projects, show un-executed, uncompleted or broken projects.
SPECIAL REPORT: Women in Abuja communities abandon clinics, rely on traditional birth attendants for delivery
Many poor Nigerian women say they find care at formal health institutions cumbersome and the cost exorbitant
INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s health centres still dysfunctional a year after govt began reconstruction
While the World Bank, EU and UK governments are rebuilding Nigeria’s health centres, our government is taking the back seat in quantity and quality.
INVESTIGATION: Nigerian health centres still abandoned a year after govt launched reconstruction
The federal government flagged off the scheme last year, but PHCs remain almost commonly deficient in health care delivery.
SPECIAL REPORT: How patients lose lives, body parts due to alleged medical negligence at Nigerian hospitals
Victims narrate their sordid experiences at government-run hospitals.
Nigeria’s vaccine production centre remains comatose despite govt assurances
The centre was closed in 1991 by the Federal Government for rehabilitation and upgrading.
INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (2)
Abandoned, understaffed, and unequipped PHCs across Nigeria lead to deaths of many, mainly women and children.
INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (PART ONE)
Unqualified and overworked staff, abandoned facilities and lack of drugs are common tales from this critical sector across the country.
INVESTIGATION: Years after award of multi-million naira contracts, federal health centres never built
In Enugu State, several federal primary health facilities are either never constructed despite contracts, or left in tatters.
INVESTIGATION: In search for justice, shoddy prosecution frustrates Nigeria’s child rape victims
Amid ever growing reports of rape in Nigeria, more victims are finding it difficult to get justice.
Nigerian regulators yet to act months after evidence of unsafe acid levels in Mirinda, Lucozade
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have failed to act.
SPECIAL REPORT: Nigeria’s dilapidated PHCs where torchlights are used for birth delivery
The federal government says it would renovate and equip at least one centre in every ward across Nigeria.
SPECIAL REPORT: How poor sex education exposes Nigerian teenage girls to pregnancy, STDs
One in four (23 per cent) Nigerian teenage girls were already mothers or pregnant with their first child, a survey found.
Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has had no power supply for nine months.
Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds
Mrs. Yar’Adua in July 2009 held an elaborate fundraising event to mobilise N10 billion for the construction of the centre.
7 Nigerian states move to save 1.59 million malnourished children, mothers
In Kano, about 55,000 children were treated for acute malnutrition in 2016, of the 397,515 estimated to be acutely malnourished.
INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies
Families of different victims narrated their sad experiences that caused the death of at least four people at the hospital.