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We need $9.9m to tackle cholera outbreak in N’East, says UN Official

The United Nations (UN) has stated that $9.9m is urgently needed to respond to cholera outbreak in Borno State and other areas of the North Eastern part of the country. Making the disclosure was the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Mr. Peter Lundberg in a statement in Maiduguri issued on ...

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Doctors in Lagos defy strike directive, offer services in healthcare facilities

As resident doctors began an indefinite nationwide strike, normal medical activities were still going on in the three affected Federal and State Government-owned health institutions visited on Tuesday in Lagos. The affected hospitals were the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos; Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja and ...

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Makurdi flood victims get medical assistance from Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inaugurated medical assistance programme to meet the medical needs of the recent flood victims in Makurdi, Benue. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. According to Adesanya, the programme was inaugurated ...

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Lassa fever patient dies in Kogi

The sick woman in Kogi, Miss Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted the dreaded Lassa fever is dead. A brother to the deceased, Mr Asipita Jimoh, told newsmen in Lokoja that Aisha, 18, died in the early hours of Monday at the Irua General Hospital in Edo, where ...

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Femi Kuti’s wife, Funke escapes death

This would have turned disastrous for legendary Fela’s family if Femi’s wife, Funke , who bore his firstborn, Made, had fallen a victim of inefficient and inappropriate medical services by a Lagos private hospital. But it was averted. As narrated by Funke’s mum, a social crusader /commentator, Laila St Mathew-Daniel, ...

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Ondo gives free eye glasses, skin protecting creams to albinos

By Samuel Faleye, Akure Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has commenced the process of giving free eye glasses and sun protection creams to albinos in the state. The development is to ameliorate the pains of these special people and prevent them from having skin cancer, sun burns and freckles ...

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NGO says 19m Nigerians have hepatitis B

Country Director, African Nation’s Development Programmes (ANDP), Mr Ifeanyichukwu Eze has stated that no fewer than 19 million Nigerians are affected by hepatitis B virus. Eze disclosed this at a Road walk to commemorate the 2017 World Hepatitis day with the theme “Eliminate hepatitis “Say no to hepatitis, know your ...

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Nigeria, Germany seal 10m Euros deal on polio eradication

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Federal Government and the Government of Germany on Wednesday signed a 10 million Euros aid agreement to eradicate polio in Nigeria. The agreement was signed in Abuja between Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and the German Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Bernhard Schlagheck. Onyeama said that ...

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Here Are The Best Way To Handle Negative People

Human happiness heavily depends on the quality of our relationships, as human beings are predominantly social creatures.  Even the shyest or most introverted person requires some level of human contact; this may help explain why the introverted and shy among us are the most prolific users of social media – ...

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Here are the level of sugar in every food and how to monitor the level of intake.

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that belongs to a class of chemically-related sweet-flavored substances. It comes in many different forms. The three main types of sugar are sucrose, lactose, and fructose. Being aware of the existing and added sugar contents of the foods and drinks we consume is vital to ...

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