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Experts tackle drug resistant tuberculosis

Health experts are strategising on how to effectively tackle drug resistant tuberculosis in order to free Nigerians from the scourge.

$1 billion needed to address Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis in 2018 – UN

At least $1bn will be needed in 2018 to reconstruct the devastation in North-East Nigeria and meet the needs of about 6.1 million people in dire need of humanitarian response in the region.

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.

Rwanda bans shisha trade and smoking after Tanzania

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday.

NCC expresses concern over resistance of base stations installation

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Wednesday expressed worry over misconceptions and resistance by some communities regarding installation of Base Transceiver Stations.

GAVI announces $85m funding to fight typhoid fever

Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval of an $85m support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs).

Overuse of antibiotics in farming major new threat to human health – UN

The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading resistance to vital drugs and endangering millions of lives.

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.

Institute wants more tuberculosis treatment centres

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria has appealed to federal, state and local governments to provide more treatment centres for the management of drug resistant tuberculosis.

Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak – WHO

The World Health Organisation says Uganda has successfully controlled a deadly outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola.

Jigawa council immunises 41,671 children against measles

The Miga Local Government Council of Jigawa State, on Monday, said over 41,671 children were vaccinated against measles in the area during the just concluded measles immunisation exercise in the state.

29m Nigerians are physically-challenged – Group

With the estimated population of Nigeria in 2016 put at 190 million, founder of Renola Cerebral Palsy Initiative, AVM Femi Gbadebo, has put the number of People Living with Disability in the country at 29 million.

New NAFDAC chief talks tough on fight against fake drugs

The new Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, has officially resumed duties with a commitment to lead the agency toward eliminating substandard foods and drugs in the country.

Polio: UNICEF immunizes 2m children in rural areas of 4 states

The Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in conjunction with UNICEF said it immunized more than two million children in rural communities of Jigawa, Niger, Taraba and Zamfara states in the past one year.

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FIRS targets 90% tax compliance in 2018 – Babatunde Fowler

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said it targets 90 per cent tax compliance from both individuals and corporates in 2018.

Juventus close Napoli lead at top as AC Milan lose again

Reigning champions Juventus stormed back into second place in the Serie A table, while AC Milan's imploding season took another turn for the worse.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa in tight spot over picking deputies – report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa was reportedly facing a tough time in choosing his two deputies after strong backlash for picking a militarised cabinet early in December.

Order monthly inspection of police stations – Femi Falana tells Lagos CJ

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, to designate Chief Magistrates to conduct monthly inspection of all police stations and other detention centres in the state.

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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.

Manchester City’s record run unfairly overshadowing Chelsea form – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte believes an impressive run of form for Chelsea has been unfairly overlooked due to Manchester City's record-breaking run.

Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

Alhaji Sarafa Tunji, a former Secretary to Ogun State Government and Minister of Mines and Steel Development has faulted the claims in some quarters that Islam is a religion of violence.

NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, has called for more sensitisation and education of the public, especially parents on importance of immunisation of children against polio.

Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide.