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Jigawa Council targets 77,753 children for polio immunization

The Kiyawa Local Government Council of Jigawa said that 77,753 children would be vaccinated against polio in the ongoing immunisation.

FCT council commences polio immunisation, targets 70,000 children

The Primary Health Care Centre in Kuje Area Council, FCT on Saturday said it targets to immunise more than 70,000 children against polio.

Polio: Germany donates €150m to combat disease in Nigeria

The German government has committed 150 million Euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson, Dr Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help Nigeria repay $76 million polio facility

Nigeria has authorised Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to start the repayment of 76 million dollars polio eradication facility to Japan.

Germany supports Nigeria with €30 million to eradicate polio

The Federal Republic of Germany and Nigeria have signed a 29.9 million Euros agreement in support of polio eradication programme in the country, a statement has said.

Imo records 68% drop in immunisation rate – WHO

Immunisation rate in Imo State has dropped by 68 per cent, a report by the World Health Organisation has indicated.

Reps leader Femi Gbajabiamila gives car, employs driver for physically challenged lawyer

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday brought smiles to the face of a physically-challenged lawyer, presenting him with a car and promising him a driver.

WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free

The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a “polio-free country”, given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country.

Enugu polio-free because of govt’s sustained effort – WHO

The country representative of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for nurturing the sustained health programmes that have made Enugu State Polio-free.

Kano releases counterpart fund for treatment of malnourished children

Kano State Government says it has released N294 million, as its counterpart fund, to UNICEF for the purchase of Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF) for the management and treatment of severely malnourished children in the state.

Kano govt dismisses Kwankwasiyya’s allegation over planned sale of hospitals

Kano State Commissioner for Health Dr. Kabiru Getso has described as fragment imagination, the alleged moves by government to sale two newly rehabilitated specialist hospitals in the state, of the peddlers.

World Polio Day: Kaduna marks five years without polio

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, SPHCDA, Hadiza Balarabe, on Tuesday said the state has not recorded any polio case since 2012.

Kebbi council chairman urges residents to support ongoing immunization

Alhaji Garba Salihu, Chairman, Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi has called on all residents to support the ongoing immunisation of children against polio.

Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar faults rumours of killer vaccine

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has dispelled rumour that vaccines for polio and some other diseases contain poisonous substances.


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President Buhari’s opponents to blame for insecurity – Emir Kabir Usman

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No suspicious items in 2018 budget – Senator Udoma

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Local govt autonomy panacea to killings in Nigeria – NULGE

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Nigerian banker gives birth inside Air France flight to New York

A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin Ogundipe, aboard an Air France flight, was delivered of a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from the destination.