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FMB approves N360m loan for 451 civil servants in Adamawa

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has approved N360 million loan for 451 civil servants of Adamawa, an official has said.

Nigeria ranks second largest HIV epidemic nation

Nigeria had the second largest HIV epidemic in 2016, with over 196,000 adolescents representing 10 per cent of the global burden said to be living with HIV/AIDS, according to a World Health Report.

Kwara Assembly removes Health Insurance Agency from SSG Office

The Kwara State House of Assembly, has directed that the new state Community Health Insurance Agency, be moved from the office of Secretary to the State Government, to the supervision of the Ministry of Health, as stated in the law recently assented to, by the State Governor, Alhaji AbdulFatah Ahmed.

Niger govt inaugurates committee on cancer prevention

The Niger State Ministry of Health has inaugurated an 11-man committee ‎for the training of health workers on prevention and control of cancer.

11 hospitalised as cholera hits Anambra

The Anambra State Ministry of Health has deployed a rapid response team to assess reported cases of a cholera outbreak in the state.

NYSC member quarantined in Benue over monkey pox

A 20-year-old National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, member serving in Benue State, has been reportedly quarantined for allegedly manifesting symptoms of Monkey Pox.

Less than 10% young people know their HIV status in Kaduna – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that less than 10 per cent of young people in Kaduna State knew their HIV status.

Cross River govt commits funds to Ogoja, Calabar fistula hospitals

The Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, has announced proposals in the 2018 state budget to fund its new fistula hospital in the state capital, Calabar as well the one in Ogoja.

Ekiti seals off two unregistered private health facilities

Ekiti State Government has sealed two unregistered private health facilities in the state capital.

Akwa Ibom, USAID hold first state AIDS indicator survey

The findings of the first Akwa Ibom AIDS Indicator Survey (AKAIS) were unveiled this week in Uyo, during a dissemination meeting of HIV/AIDS stakeholders, hosted by the Akwa Ibom Ministry of Health.

Group donates health equipment to 216 facilities in Bauchi

Plan International, an International non-governmental organisation (NGO), has donated maternal, neonatal and child health equipment and consumables worth N124 million to 261 health facilities across Bauchi State.

Court orders federal govt to reinstate ex-NEMA spokesperson Yushau Shuaib four years after compulsory...

Justice David Isele of the National Industrial Court, NIC, has ordered the immediate reinstatement of a former spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Yushau Shuaib, back into the public service after being forcefully retired in 2013 over an opinion article he wrote on former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

NAPPMED pledges support for fight against fake, counterfeit drugs

The Nigerian Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED), Cross River branch, has pledged full support to the fight against fake and counterfeit drugs and unregulated products in the state.

‘Strange’ disease kills 3 in Sokoto

The Sokoto State government has confirmed three deaths, including two students, following a strange illness that occurred in two neighbouring houses at Mabera in the state.

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Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

President Buhari extends tenure of defence chief, other service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, and the service chiefs.

FMB approves N360m loan for 451 civil servants in Adamawa

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) has approved N360 million loan for 451 civil servants of Adamawa, an official has said.

Nasarawa govt. secures N1.5 billion to pay LG workers’ salaries

The Nasarawa State Government says it has secured a N1.5 billion-loan from a commercial bank to pay local government workers’ December salary.

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Science, technology determines national wealth, livelihood – Ogbonnaya Onu

As a prominent country in a highly competitive world in which advances and application of Science and Technology Innovation (STI) determine national wealth and affect the livelihood of citizens, Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, stated yesterday.

Gianluigi Donnarumma denies being pressured into signing AC Milan contract

Gianluigi Donnarumma has denied he was put under pressure to sign his most recent AC Milan contract.

2018: Kogi to experience more steady power supply – official

Kogi Government on Saturday says it has achieved an appreciable success in rural electrification projects toward an improved electricity supply in 2018.

Senator Boroffice frowns at Governor Fayose’s remark on President Buhari’s 75th birthday

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Prof Robert Boroffice, has disagreed with Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti over his suggestion that President Muhammadu Buhari, should retire from politics in 2019 having clocked 75.

Federal govt releases N3bn for East-West Road

The Federal Government said it had released N3bn to the contractors handling the East-West Road dualisation project in Niger Delta to enable them return to the project sites and continue with their job.