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Jigawa to immunize 1.7m children against polio

The Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHCDA) says about 1.7 million children will be immunised against polio in the ongoing last round of 2017 immunisation across the state.

NYSC organizes awareness campaign on ​m​onkey pox

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) through its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) has organized awareness campaign against monkey pox and other related diseases in Cross River State.

Over 50m northerners living in poverty – Governor Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, said over 50 million Nigerians of northern extraction live in poverty.

Don urges fed govt to adopt economic policies with human face

Dr Terhemba Wuam of Kaduna State University (KASU), on Monday advised the Federal Government to institute economic policies with human face to quell the spate of agitations across the country.

Kogi govt signs MoU with UNDP on rural devt

Kogi State government, through the office of the Special Adviser to the governor on Sustainable Development Goals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Development Programmes in the area of rural infrastructure development.

Catalan leader threatens independence after chaotic vote

Catalonia's overwhelming vote for independence looked set to increase tensions between Madrid and the powerful region after a defiant referendum marred by violence.

Scores injured as riot police crack down on banned Catalan vote

Spanish riot police used batons and rubber bullets to storm polling stations in Catalonia on Sunday, triggering clashes as thousands turned out to vote in an independence referendum banned by Madrid.

Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola

US President Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for its handling of the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.

UNGA: Trump hosts Buhari, other African leaders

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York.

FCT resident doctors resume duty, call for public understanding

As members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) resumed duty in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), they have called for public understanding.

Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain's public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.

Resident doctors begin indefinite strike

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday in its meeting in Abuja, voted for total and indefinite strike.

Doctors threaten strike over unpaid entitlements in Osun

Medical doctors in Osun state have given the state government a 21-day ultimatum to accede to their demands or risk total withdrawal of their services.

Sokoto govt pays N1.8bn to UNICEF to boost education, health, sanitation

Sokoto state government said it has paid the sum of N1.8 billion as counterpart funding in various initiatives entered into with UNICEF to boost basic education, healthcare delivery and sanitation in the state.

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Enugu court remands Bishop Ginika Obi over N500m fraud

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Governor Bindow tasks Adamawa stakeholders on fight against poverty

Governor Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has called on stakeholders in human capacity development, in the state, to support government’s effort at eradicating extreme poverty in the state.

UN scribe Antonio Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that Africa's Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

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