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Sokoto targets 1m children in anti-measles campaign

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off the 2017 measles vaccination campaign with a target of reaching one million children across the state.

Two die, four hospitalized after eating ‘Amala’ in Osun

Two persons died in Ibokun, Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State and four others hospitalized after eating yam flour, popularly known as Amala, with stew on Friday.

Kebbi suspends immunisation exercise due to lack of pens

The Kebbi State Government on Monday suspended the polio immunisation exercise meant to commence across the 225 wards of its 21 local government areas due to lack of marker pens.

Doctors withdraw services from Benue hospitals

Activities at Federal Medical Centre Makurdi has been grounded as medical workers comply with the complete withdrawal of services to protest alleged under-staffing, deductions, and arrears of skipping allowances.

Health commissioner denies influx of monkey pox in Rivers

The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Professor Chikere Princewill, has denied the state’s involvement in the outbreak of the Monkey Pox disease.

No cholera outbreak in Ogun – official

The Ogun State Government has dismissed speculations of a cholera outbreak in the state.

Cholera has killed 44 in Borno – commissioner

Death toll as a result of cholera outbreak in Borno State has risen to 44, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, revealed on Friday.

Kogi: Cause of strange killer disease not yet identified – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says tests are ongoing in their collaborating laboratories to ascertain the cause of the strange illness in Kogi State.

140 cases of measles reported among under-five kids in Taraba

One hundred and forty cases of measles have been reported across 10 local governments areas of Taraba State, according to its Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai.

College to train family physicians in Jigawa

The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) said it would soon commence postgraduate training of Family Physicians at the Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa.

Nasarawa govt earmarks N40m to kick-start state health insurance scheme

The Nasarawa State government has earmarked the sum of N40 million for the take-off of state health insurance scheme for civil servants in the state.

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Order monthly inspection of police stations – Femi Falana tells Lagos CJ

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Ms. Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), says the Federal Government is planning to issue N10.6 billion green bonds to finance renewable energy projects to protect the environment.

Manchester City’s record run unfairly overshadowing Chelsea form – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte believes an impressive run of form for Chelsea has been unfairly overlooked due to Manchester City's record-breaking run.

Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

Alhaji Sarafa Tunji, a former Secretary to Ogun State Government and Minister of Mines and Steel Development has faulted the claims in some quarters that Islam is a religion of violence.

NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, has called for more sensitisation and education of the public, especially parents on importance of immunisation of children against polio.

Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide.