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Ekiti government launches water regulatory unit

Ekiti State Government has established Water Regulatory Unit in the state as part of initiatives to ensure efficient and sustainable potable water supply, Chief Tunde Ogunleye, the Commissioner for Public Utilities, said.

Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities

Ugandan authorities say they have found fake Hepatitis B vaccines at some health facilities, including in the capital, Kampala.

HIV prevalence rises in Mozambique

Health authorities in Mozambique on Tuesday said HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country increased from 11.5 per cent to 13.2 per cent.

Nigerian Army de-worms 5,000 children in Kaduna

The 1 Division of Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Wednesday said it had de-wormed no fewer than 5,000 children and 3,970 adults in Guruku and Kankaji communities, Birnin Gawri Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Police arrest medical director for alleged abuse of office, corruption

The Medical Director, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe, was yesterday arrested by policemen from the Force Headquarters over alleged victimisation of the hospital staff, abuse of office and corruption.

ICRC: No Red Cross staff killed in Rann attack

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has denied reports that some the person’s killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Rann village on Thursday were members of its staff.

Enugu govt targets 900,000 children in state-wide measles vaccination

The Enugu State Government says it is targeting 900,000 children between the ages of nine months and five years for vaccination in its forthcoming state-wide measles campaign.

Lagos dissociates self from fake advertisements on school of nursing admission

Lagos State Government has dissociated itself from fake advertorials making the rounds on the internet about admission into the State School of Nursing.

Information ministry appeals against Yushau Shuaib’s reinstatement

In a dramatic turn of event, the Federal Ministry of Information under the supervision of Alhaji Lai Mohammed has rejected a judgment for the reinstatement of the former spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Yushau Shuaib, into the civil service.

Cerebrospinal meningitis kills seven in Katsina

The Katsina State Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of the dreaded cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) virus in Jibia Local Government Area of the state which, it said, claimed seven lives, on Thursday.

Palm wine good for health – Dietician

A Dietician, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, has said that the natural yeast content of palm wine is highly beneficial for clear eyes and general wellness.

Boris Johnson: Britain may join US strikes against Syria if chemical weapon use proven

Britain would consider joining U.S. military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Kingsley Emu: Isoko nation not short-changed in Delta 2018 budget

The Delta State Government has dismissed claims by a pressure group, Isoko Brains Initiative (IBI) that the entire Isoko nation was shortchanged in the 2018 budget by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

MDCN inducts 249 foreign trained medical, dental graduates

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has inducted 249 foreign trained medical and dental graduates.

Uganda: Nine refugees die in cholera outbreak

Authorities said nine refugees were confirmed dead on Thursday morning and more than 300 people were isolated in several health centres due to a cholera outbreak in Uganda.

Kogi treats, discharges two patients of Lassa fever

The Kogi Government says it has successfully treated and discharged two patients confirmed of Lassa fever in January.

Senate tasks federal govt to set-up drug rehab centres

The Senate on Tuesday tasked the Federal Government to set up drug rehabilitation centres across the country to help victims of drug abuse.

Zamfara govt offers free eye surgery to 2,800 patients

The Zamfara State Government has offered free eye surgery and treatment to 2,800 patients under its free eye surgery and treatment programme, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bello Dankande, has said.


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