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Federal govt inaugurates committees on safe, healthy work environment

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, on Friday in Abuja inaugurated two committees to ensure safe and healthy working environment for public servants in the country.

UN, federal govt collaborate to remove bias in providing reproductive health services

The Federal Government has renewed its commitment to strengthen collaborations with UN to remove bias in providing reproductive health services to young people in Nigeria.

Alleged Lassa fever in Calabar untrue – UCTH chief

Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof. Thomas Agan, on Thursday said the laboratory result of the reported case of a pregnant woman suspected to have died of Lassa Fever, proved negative.

NHIS boss’ reinstatement won’t stop EFCC probe – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government on Wednesday said the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, will not stop the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on him.

My govt won’t tolerate barbaric acts – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to refrain from attacks and wanton killing of people, noting that his administration would not tolerate these barbaric acts.

Ban tobacco adverts on school premises – Senate tells federal govt

The Senate on Tuesday asked the Ministries of Health and Education at the federal and state levels to work together to ban advertisement and location of point of sales of tobacco within 100 meters of all schools.

Lassa fever: Federal govt calls for partnership with states

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on State Governments to intensify partnership with the Federal Government in order to combat Lassa fever outbreak in the country.

WHO commends federal govt over improved response to disease outbreaks

Dr Wondi Alemu, the Country Director of World Health Organisaton (WHO) has commended Federal Government over improved response to outbreak of diseases in the country.

Minister Isaac Adewole blames state govts for Lassa fever spread

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Monday blamed poor preparation and tardiness by state governments for the current spread of Lassa Fever and other public health challenges in Nigeria.

Medical experts trained on HIV rapid test kits

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) says it has trained 25 medical experts on post market validation of HIV rapid test kits in Nigeria.

World Cancer Day: Isaac Adewole urges Nigerians to engage in physical exercises

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2018 World Cancer Day, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to always engage in physical exercises to reduce the risk of having cancer.

We responded swiftly to outbreak of Lassa Fever in Ebonyi – health minister

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the Federal Government through its various Health Agencies responded promptly to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State following notification.

Lassa fever: We responded promptly in Ebonyi – minister

The Minister of Health of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the Federal Government through its various Health Agencies responded promptly to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State following notification.

Federal govt to revamp Umunnato General Hospital

Succour has come the way of residents and indigenes of Umunnato in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State as the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, at the weekend promised to upgrade the abandoned Umunnato General Hospital.


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Federal govt uncovers more prominent tax defaulters

The Federal Government has identified fresh defaulting taxpayers and dispatched letters to them to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme in regularising their tax status.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final against Arsenal

The City manager was charged by the FA on Friday for "wearing a political message," which is in breach of the English governing body's kit regulations.

DPR seals three stations for hoarding petrol in Plateau

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.

Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.

Governor Gaidam offers jobs to 38 Yobe State University first class graduates

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).

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NSCDC intercepts two trucks in Kano for petrol diversion

Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, have intercepted two trucks laden with 85,000 litres of petrol while trying to divert the product.

Governor Ahmed’s wife establishes anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions

The wife of Kwara governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has promised to support students to establish anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions in the state to jointly wage war against the scourge in the country.

Australian deputy premier steps down over extra-marital scandal

Embattled Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said Friday he would step down on Monday following a scandal which began when a newspaper revealed he had impregnated an ex-staffer during an extra-marital affair.

Mofe Pirah: Three modular refineries to begin operation in Delta December

Delta State Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Mofe Pirah, has given indication that three out of the four envisaged modular refineries in Delta located at Kwale, Okpai and Sapele with 10,000 bpd capacity upon getting approval will commence construction hopefully before the end of this year.

President Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari said his government has sent more troops and surveillance aircraft to the entire North East territory on a 24-hour basis, to recover the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State.