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“In a few weeks, Africa and our neighbours could be facing the same enormous challenges that we here in Europe are currently facing,” said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday.

European commission chief hopeful of coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said she is hopeful that a vaccine against the novel coronavirus can be developed by the end of this year.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: Lagos traces 1,300 as cases hit 12

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing to 12, the total number of cases in the country.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, delivering his opening remarks at the event.

Education in serious crisis – stakeholders

Senior United Nations officials and other stakeholders on Friday in New York raised concerns about the “alarming crisis’’ in the educational sector with a call on governments to act fast.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: HIV/AIDS killed over 17,000 Nigerians in 2018

A total number of 17,000 Nigerians or more died of HIV/AIDS-related causes in 2018 alone, the latest report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), global snapshot on children, HIV/AIDS, released ahead of the 2019 World AIDS Day, has stated. Nigerian children and adolescents (47 daily) died of AIDS-related causes in 2018.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Only 35 percent of children living with HIV have access to treatment

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday revealed that in 2018, more than 47 children and adolescents die every day from AIDS-related causes, as access to treatment by children living with HIV in Nigeria is only 35 percent.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: More than 47 Nigerian children, adolescents die every day from AIDS-related causes

UNICEF has disclosed that more than 47 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018 in Nigeria, according to a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF in advance of World AIDS Day.

Nigerian national remanded for impregnating 15-year old girl in Ghana

A 22-year-old Nigerian trader residing in Ghana was reported to have had a consensual relationship with a food vendor assistant which led to pregnancy of the assistant.

Official: Cultism, drug abuse major issues in Lagos

The Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development has identified Cultism and Drug Abuse as major issues currently ravaging youths in the state.
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NACA: HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination act needed for 2030 elimination target

The struggle to meet the HIV/AIDS year 2030 elimination target in Nigeria has been of serious source of concern to the Federal Government and stakeholders in the nation’s health sector.
Muhammad Ali Pate

Ex-minister Ali Pate gets World Bank, Harvard appointments

Nigeria’s former Minister of State for Health, Muhammad Ali Pate, has received two appointments from the World Bank Group and the public health graduate school of Harvard University: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
A new study that shows adolescents are attempting suicide by overdose at increasing rates is further evidence that the pervasive public health problem needs more conversation and money, experts say.

Study: More young people, especially girls attempting suicide

A new study that shows adolescents are attempting suicide by overdose at increasing rates is further evidence that the pervasive public health problem needs more conversation and money, experts say.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

HIV/AIDS: Foreign agencies not needed, we can care for our people – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, says Nigeria has enough resources to provide treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) without depending on foreign agencies.
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Family planning experts decry non-usage of contraceptives among Nigerians

Family planning experts from different health organisations in the country Wednesday decried the high rate of non-usage of contraceptive methods among Nigerians.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 360,000 adolescents expected to die of AIDS by 2030

Some 360,000 adolescents are expected to die of AIDS by 2030 if investment in HIV prevention is not ramped up, according to a UNICEF report released on Thursday.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 360,000 adolescents expected to die of AIDS by 2030

Some 360,000 adolescents are expected to die of AIDS by 2030 if investment in HIV prevention is not ramped up, according to a UNICEF report released on Thursday.

Expert: Lack of regular sex can result in job loss

Not having sex regularly can result in job loss, says Tomi Imarah, a sex therapist and consultant psychiatrist.
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UN: Virginity testing human rights violation

A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman.
HIV and AIDS

UN: HIV infects one teenaged girl every three minutes

Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report Wednesday that warned of a "crisis" fuelled by gender inequality.

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Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said today that the rampaging coronavirus will soon recede.

Pastor Adeboye urges Nigerians to enlarge your vision

The General Overseer (G.O.) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday urged Nigerians to enlarge their visions for greatness, adding that ‘God is able to do all things.’
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, saying his victory has lifted the spirits of Nigerians despite the gloom COVID-19 pandemic has brought.

President Buhari hails UFC champion Kamaru Usman

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, saying his victory has lifted the spirits of Nigerians despite the gloom COVID-19 pandemic has brought.

Delta SSG discharged from isolation centre

The Delta State Government has announced that Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chiedu Ebie, has been discharged from the isolation centre in Asaba where he was being treated for COVID-19.
Zinedine Zidane confirmed in the post match press-conference that he took Dani Carvajal off at half-time because he had an ankle problem. He also confirmed that he replaced Hazard as he had picked up a knock.

Zinedine Zidane reveals Real Madrid’s plan against Granada

Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed his team’s plan against Granada in their next La Liga match on Monday night at the Los Carmenes.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Federal Polytechnic, (FedPoly), Bida Chapter, has called on the federal government to sack the Rector of the institution, Dr. Abubakar Abdul Dzukogi, for alleged mismanagement of funds meant for staff and other sundry issues.

Bida Poly to execute three projects valued at N600 million under TETFund intervention

Dr Abubakar Dzukogi, the Rector of Federal Polytechnic Bida says the institution has laid foundation for three projects at the tune of N600 million under 2017/2019 TETFund intervention.