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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.

Niger govt gives free education to 175 out of school children

The Niger State Government on Wednesday said it had started sponsoring 175 out-of-school children in various public primary and secondary schools in Minna.

Lagos generated N504 billion revenue in 2017 – Governor Ambode

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday commended residents of the state for supporting his administration to deliver on key projects in various sectors and sections. He said the state generated a total of N503.7 billion revenue in 2017 despite the harsh economic climate in the country.

FCT to immunise children against measles in February – official

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board, says plans have been concluded to immunise children against measles across the territory.

Kano govt to spend over N80m on health week

Kano State Government says it is planning to spend over N80 million in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH).

NPHCDA renovates 95 PHC facilities, deploys new strategy to strengthen system

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said it revitalised and renovated 95 of the 110 earmarked Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities under Rapid Response initiatives and PHC revitalisation programme.

World AIDS Day: Senate to enforce National Health Act in 2018

The President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, said Senate would implement the 2014 National Health Act, especially the one per cent consolidated fund to enhance funding of Nigeria’s health system in 2018.

Senate to implement National Health Act next year – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, said Senate would implement the 2014 National Health Act, especially the one per cent consolidated fund to enhance funding of Nigeria’s health system in 2018.

NPHCDA ready to deliver optimal health care services in Nigeria – Faisal Shuaib

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said it was committed to delivering optimal health care in the country, through the provision of technical and pragmatic support to states and local governments.

Over one million Nigerians accessing anti-retroviral therapy – Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government said as at the end of June 2017, the number of Nigerians placed on anti-retroviral therapy is 1,050,594, as against 983,980 reported at the end of last year.

Bauchi govt to disburse N46m to health facilities

The Bauchi State Government has approved the disbursement of N46 million to 16 health centres in Dass Local Government Areas (LGAs) under the Nigerian states health Investment Project, (NSHIP).

EU supports Nigeria’s immunisation programme with N3.8 billion

The European Union has provided an additional N3.8 billion to support the Nigerian government’s immunisation programme and strengthen primary health care under its Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) initiative.

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.

Malaria causes severe anaemia in children – Paediatrician

Prof. Kolade Ernest of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Ilorin, said that studies have shown that malaria causes severe anaemia in 80 percent of patients.

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Professor Emmanuel Ogujor, the Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe Oghara-Ethiope, Delta State has warned the newly admitted students of the polytechnic to shun cultism and other social vices that may impede their progress at the institution.

Why I introduced election into Imo monarch system – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said that he allowed monarchs in the state to elect their leader, instead of being appointed by him in order to deepen democracy in the state.

IPOB not a terrorist group – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has rejected the ruling of the Abuja High Court, affirming the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group, insisting that IPOB is not and has never been a terrorist group.

Kaduna govt to give incentives to rural teachers

Kaduna State Government on Sunday said it would introduce juicy incentives for teachers posted to public schools in rural areas of the state.

I’ll hold you responsible for any attack – Governor Fayose tells Fulani leader

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has told Serikin Fulani in the state, Muhammed Abashe, that he will be held responsible for any further attack in the state.

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Scientists: Puberty age now begins from 10-24

A group of scientists is suggesting a reset for the puberty age or the age of adolescence, from 9-14 for girls and 12-16 for boys to 10-24 for all the genders.

10,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria – UN

The UN has expressed concerns about the swelling numbers of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria, saying it is particularly worried over safety of women and children.

Benue killings: VP Osinbajo faults Governor Ortom’s ‘terrible falsehood’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he was shocked by media reports that quoted the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, as saying that he (Osinbajo) was warned ahead of the January 1 killings in Logo and Guma Local Government areas of the state.

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