Either in death or in life, one great disservice that anyone could do to Babatunde Osotimehin, the revered late professor of medicine, is to reduce his life to a sentence or even a few.
His findings at the mortuaries include bribery and corruption among morgue attendants, indiscriminate stacking of corpses, decomposition of corpses, and unhealthy and substandard preservation of corpses.
While the Federal Ministry of Education will spend N205.8 million to purchase three exotic Toyota LC V8 2016 model at the rate of N68.6 million each, it will spend just N7.2 million for all the activities to improve early childhood education of about 30 million children who are five years old and below.
The kind of local health insurance schemes being developed by state governments has been compelled by the failure of the National Health Insurance Scheme to serve majority of Nigerians.
Several senior officials of universities, including a Vice Chancellor, allege that members of the senate committee demanded bribes of up to N10 million from the institutions in order to cover up alleged fraud discovered in their finances.
Poor implementation and inadequate funding, are some of the reasons why the biannual MNCHW, which targets women and children with integrated package of highly cost-effective health interventions in May and November of every year has not made any significant impact on improving child-survival in the country, more than seven years after it started.
Although the Nigerian government has denied it, reliable military intelligence sources told icirnigeria.org that 80 Boko Haram fighters and five commanders were released in exchange for the 82 girls released by the insurgency group last week.
With 63 per cent rate of stunting, the Nigeria Education Data Survey, NEDS indicates that literacy and comprehension among school-age children in Jigawa state is just 9 per cent while numeracy is 7 per cent.
In a country where governments at the federal and state levels are allocating just 1.8 percent of their annual budget to agriculture, the Village Savings and Loans Association, VSLA initiative has already opened a new vista of hope for women farmers in rural areas in five Nigerian Northern states.
Many Nigerins see the recent rash of withdrawal of high profile cases from court by Attorney General of the Federation as jeopardizing the campaign against corruption