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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Rising number of flood victims in IDP camps worries Delta governor

The Delta State Government has raised an alarm over the increasing number of flood victims at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state.

Lagos flags-off meningitis vaccination to protect children

Lagos State government under the State Primary Health Care Board (PHCB), on Friday flagged-off meningitis vaccination in the State in order to get rid of ‘Men A meningitis’ and protect children against same.
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Experts: Eating Avocado pears can lower cholesterol

Experts have continued to encourage people on the health benefits of the Avocado pear, stressing that it could help to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, among others.
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Caroline Wozniacki diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis

The 28-year-old reigning Australian Open champion revealed the news after the conclusion of her WTA season, which ended with a 5-7, 7-5 6-3 loss to No.7 Elina Svitolina in the final round of group play at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
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Expert: Women who wear high heels shoes risk developing arthritis

A Physiotherapist, Mr. Vincent Shoetan, says women who wear high heeled shoes regularly risked chances of developing knee problems including arthritis and back pains in future.

Physician: Female adults above 60 years of age likely to suffer arthritis

Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a medical doctor at the Central Hospital Ughelli, Delta, said that 50 per cent of female adults above 65 years of age were likely to suffer from arthritis.

Physician: Old age, major cause of back ache

Dr Solomon Anoti, a Gynaecologist in a private hospital, Gudu in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that old age could be major cause of back pain.

Risk factors, early signs and symptoms of arthritis

The risk of developing arthritis increases with old age and being overweight, says Nnenna Okafor, senior registrar, department of family medicine, National Hospital, Abuja.

Governor Okorocha: Why my son-in-law must succeed me

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said his decision to throw his support for his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as governor in 2019, was based on age and ability to move the state past his achievements.

Nephrologist: Women prone to kidney disease than men

A Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Theophillus Umeizudike, on Thursday, said women are more at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease than men.

1,000 benefit from free healthcare services in Kwara

No fewer than 1,000 people have benefited from free healthcare services, including eye examination and care and other different eye ailments in Omu-Aran, Kwara State.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Governor Akeredolu: We’ve spent N13 billion on education in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says that his administration has spent over N13 billion on the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the 18 local government areas of the state.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.