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Why stroke cases are increasing – physiotherapist

A Consultant Physiotherapist, Dr Chris Okafor, says the incidence of stroke has increased in the country due to the dwindling economy and the state of healthcare delivery.

Half of world’s population can’t get basic health services – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says half of the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford.

Dangote commits N36 billion to malnutrition intervention plan

The Dangote Foundation, on Wednesday, said it would commit N36 billion to implement its malnutrition intervention plan in Nigeria from January 2018.

CSOs hail Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s strides in agriculture, education, others

A coalition of Civil Society Groups (CSOs) has lauded Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamafara State on his achievements in agriculture, Information Technology Communication (ICT), healthcare, education, among others.

All Nigerians stranded in Libya will be brought home – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night in Abidjan declared that all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and rehabilitated.

Nigerians being sold like goats in Libya – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in Abidjan expressed dismay that Nigerians are being sold like goats for few dollars in the ongoing modern day slavery in Libya.

Nigeria to bring back distressed citizens in Libya

Nigeria has resolved that all its citizens that are stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and be rehabilitated.

United Nations to hold special session on Rohingya crisis

The UN Human Rights Council would gather for extraordinary meetings next Tuesday in Geneva to discuss the situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar.

Amnesty accuses Myanmar of Rohingya ‘apartheid’

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are routinely denied citizenship, healthcare, education, and freedom of movement, Amnesty International said in a report released on Tuesday, accusing the government of practising apartheid.

US approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.

How Governor El-Rufai can legally sack 22,000 unfit teachers – Jiti Ogunye

Human rights lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, has given insights into how the Kaduna State Government could legally sack its 21,780 primary and secondary school teachers who recently failed the competency test conducted by the government.

University of Ilorin vice chancellor urges students to shift attention from social media platforms

Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem Age, has advised secondary school students to use cell phones for knowledge acquisition rather pay attention to social media platforms.

Bauchi govt promotes 2,641 health workers

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) has promoted 2,641 primary healthcare personnel in the 20 local government areas of the state.

Anambra guber: NUP’s Justin Nnoli-Amaechi urges youths to resist temptation of thuggery

Chief Justin Nnoli-Amaechi, the governorship candidate of National Unity Party (NUP), has advised the youth in Anambra to resist the temptation of being used as thugs during the November 18 governorship election.

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No civilian killed in Boko Haram attack on WFP’s convoy – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday.

Suspected robbers abduct Ebonyi NLC chairman’s wife

Armed persons on Sunday attacked the residence of the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, Leonard Nkah.

Gabon arrests dozens after Danes are attacked

Police in Gabon arrested dozens of people Sunday over a knife attack that wounded two Danish nationals working for National Geographic, apparently in retribution for "US attacks against Muslims," officials said.

Luis Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 points clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Nigerian annual inflation slows for tenth month, to 15.90% – NBS

Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for the tenth month in a row in November, easing to 15.90 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday in a report.

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Facebook defends itself against social media critics

Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world’s biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.

Federal govt to stop budget loans to defaulting states

The federal government yesterday said it would stop giving budget support loan to states that fail to comply with the conditions agreed under the fiscal responsibility plan.

Only 8 political parties to participate in Plateau local council polls – IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Saturday said eight out of the 34 political parties existing in Plateau would feature candidates in the Feb. 17 local government elections in the state.

Police arrest driving instructor for raping, strangling corps member

A 29-year-old driving instructor, Festus Udo, has been arrested by police in Ogun for allegedly raping and strangling a female youth corps member.

Federal govt to issue bonds to finance projects

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.