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2,131 pregnant women tested positive to HIV in Lagos

No fewer than 1,131 pregnant women have been tested positive to the dreaded and incurable HIV disease in Lagos State, Health Commissioner, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed at the weekend.

Researchers discover new antibody that can suppress HIV

Researchers say they have discovered a HIV antibody that can suppress the virus for nearly six months without additional treatment.

Extend NHIS to cover infertility problems – UITH chief

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Professor Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, has advocated that the nation’s National Health Insurance Scheme, (NHIS) should capture persons facing medically confirmed infertility problems.

Foundation distributes 100,000 condoms in Makurdi

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has distributed 100,000 pieces of condoms in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, as part of activities to mark this year’s International Condoms Day (ICD).

Aviation group seeks full autonomy of NCAA

A group of experts. Aviation Round Table (ART), on Monday, advocated for full autonomy for Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to enable it to perform its statutory responsibilities adequately.

Nigeria needs strong carriers to tap potentials of single African air transport market –...

A group, Aviation Round Table (ART) says Nigeria needs strong carriers to reap the benefits of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

Aviation group blame recession for drop in 2017 passenger traffic

A group, the Aviation Round Table (ART) on Sunday said economic recession was responsible for the 26 per cent drop in Nigeria’s air passenger traffic in 2017.

Federal govt urged to beef up security at Lagos airport

Stakeholders in the aviation sector have called on the Federal Government to beef up security at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, following recent alleged poaching of aircraft and stealing of baggage.

Federal govt urged to speed up national carrier, airports concession

A pressure group, the Aviation Round Table (ART) has urged the Federal Government to speed up the establishment of a new national carrier and conclude the concession of some airports.

Global Fund: Kenya secures $380m to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB

Kenya on Friday said that the country had secured 380 million dollars from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis that are leading cause of deaths in the East African Nation.

Cameroon telecom regulator slams MTN with $6.6m fine

Cameroon has slapped a $6.6 million (FCFA3.6 billion) sanction on South Africa’s telecom giant MTN for failing to respect mobile phone identification procedures and the use of radio frequencies

16, 000 persons living with HIV died in Borno in 3 years

The Borno chapter of the Network of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), says more than 16, 000 members of the organisation died in the past three years in Borno.

LASUTH seeks partnership to reduce IVF cost

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, has appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support governments to achieve cheaper cost of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) popularly known as (IVF).

Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit not a problem – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit is not a problem but opportunity for the private sector to exploit and make significant contributions to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

US threatens to bar Nigerian airlines over security issues

The United States federal aviation administration has given Nigerian airlines a 65-day ultimatum to resolve specified security issues or risk being barred from flying to its country.

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Akwa Ibom APC elects new executive

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15 killed as cult members clash in Awka

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Olufemi Ashipa: Nigeria loses N24bn monthly to electricity-generator market

Nigeria’s electricity sector loses N24 billion monthly to the electricity-generator market despite the 60 million generating sets used in the nation’s urban environment, according to Olufemi Ashipa, Vice President, Marketing, Lumos Nigeria.