FCT Administration emphasizes development of satellite towns+30

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, has emphasized the importance of developing satellite towns in the FCT. In his address during the inauguration of Mandate Secretaries for the FCT Administration, Wike highlighted the need for progress and development beyond the city center. The secretaries were urged to address various challenges, including procurement processes, public transportation, environment, education, agriculture, health, and tourism. The minister also emphasized the strict enforcement of the Abuja master plan and the strengthening of relevant laws to ensure the FCT's sustainable development.

Read more

New Genetic Variant Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease in African and Mixed-African Populations+30

A group of Nigerian, British, and U.S. doctors have discovered a genetic variant that increases the risk of Parkinson's disease in people of African and mixed-African descent. This finding could lead to improved treatment options for a vastly underserved population. Studies show that Black patients are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at a much lower rate and later than white patients. This groundbreaking study is the first genome-wide analysis of Parkinson's disease genetics in a population of African descent.

Read more

Historic Mosque Collapses in Nigeria, Claiming Lives of Seven Worshipers+30

A historic mosque in northern Nigeria collapsed during Friday prayers, resulting in the death of seven worshipers. The incident took place in the city of Turba, located in the Kano State, according to foreign media reports. The mosque, built in 1830, had a large number of people gathered for the congregational prayer when a section of its roof suddenly caved in, trapping multiple worshipers underneath. Rescue teams promptly arrived at the scene, safely extracting the trapped individuals and transporting them to the hospital for treatment. The Governor of Kano State, Ubahtani, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident and announced support for the affected individuals.

Read more

Tragedy Strikes as Zaria Central Mosque Collapses, Resulting in Multiple Casualties+30

A tragedy unfolded in Kaduna state as the Zaria Central Mosque collapsed during the Asr prayer, resulting in the death of four worshipers and injuries to seven others. The Emir of Zazzau, Mallam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, expressed grief over the incident and directed that the funeral prayers be held at the Emir's palace. The cause of the collapse is attributed to a crack on the mosque's wall, which was planned to be repaired.

Read more