Consul General Lauds U.S.-Nigeria Private Sector Partnership to Improve Cancer Patient Care

By SDNonline U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo joined dignitaries including Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the formal opening of the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Center & Specialist Hospital (MRCC) in Lagos. The new healthcare facility founded by Dr. Modupe Elebute Odunsi, is equipped with cutting edge … Continue reading Consul General Lauds U.S.-Nigeria Private Sector Partnership to Improve Cancer Patient Care

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to Africa

By SDNonline Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will embark tomorrow, April 27, on his first virtual trip to Africa, where he will visit Kenya and Nigeria and engage with young people from across the continent. Secretary Blinken will begin his virtual travel to Africa meeting with Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumni. In a … Continue reading Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to Africa

World Malaria Day: U.S. partners Nigeria in prevention, treatment

By SDNonline In its Annual Report released to the U.S. Congress, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) said that in 2020, despite the constraints of COVID-19, PMI helped Nigeria provide 14.7 million treatment doses at the facility and community levels, 8.2 million of which were for pregnant women and children. PMI distributed 7.1 million insecticide-treated mosquito … Continue reading World Malaria Day: U.S. partners Nigeria in prevention, treatment

U.S. launches new $90 Million malaria control effort in eight Nigerian states

-By FUNMI FALOBI- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Anne Patterson joined Dr. Perpetua Uhomoibhi, Coordinator of Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program on Tuesday to launch a new activity to control the country’s leading killer of children – malaria – in rural areas of eight vulnerable states. Over the next five years, the … Continue reading U.S. launches new $90 Million malaria control effort in eight Nigerian states

World Earth Day: U.S. Embassy educates children, plants trees

By sdnonline To commemorate World Earth Day on April 22, 2021, the U.S Embassy’s Green team, led by Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard and Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen FitzGibbon, visited the LEA Primary School in Gwarimpa to meet the 20 ECO-Scholars sponsored by the Embassy’s recycling program, plant trees, educate the children on the need … Continue reading World Earth Day: U.S. Embassy educates children, plants trees

U.S. govt supports additional 45,000 people living with HIV in Oyo, Ondo States

By sdnonline The, U.S. government will identify and place an additional 45,000 People Lving with HIV (PLHIV) in Oyo and Ondo states on life-saving antiretroviral treatment as part of efforts to move Nigeria towards HIV epidemic control. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), administered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), … Continue reading U.S. govt supports additional 45,000 people living with HIV in Oyo, Ondo States

LASG to partially close Opebi road for construction of collector drain

By sdnonline The Lagos State Government will partially close Opebi Road for the next stage of construction of the Collector Drain that will deflood the corridor for two weekends, starting from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of April and Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May, 2021. In a statement by the Commissioner of Transportation, … Continue reading LASG to partially close Opebi road for construction of collector drain

Lawyers urge FG to domesticate regional and international instruments on the safety of journalists

By sdnonline Participants rising from a Litigation Workshop for Lawyers on the Safety of Journalists have called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to domesticate relevant regional and international instruments and standards on the safety of journalists in order to give impetus to compliance and enforcement processes at the national level as a … Continue reading Lawyers urge FG to domesticate regional and international instruments on the safety of journalists