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WHO: Three in ten children still unprotected from chickenpox disease

A new study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that despite progress recorded worldwide in combating Rubella virus, three out of ten children are still not protected from the disease.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 a man is seen exhaling smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. – The number of patients suffering from probable lung injury cases associated with e-cigarette use has surged to 1,080, US health authorities said Thursday, while the death toll from the outbreak now stands at 18. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP)

Vaping-linked lung injury kills 18, sickens 1,080 in US outbreak

Eighteen people have died from illnesses associated with e-cigarette use since March, US health authorities said Thursday, while more than a thousand others have suffered probable lung injuries linked to vaping.
Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes because of “regulatory complexity and uncertainty” surrounding the products.

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes because of “regulatory complexity and uncertainty” surrounding the products. CNBC reported on an internal company memo about the change, and Walmart confirmed the news in a statement.

Experts: Why Nigeria needs more field epidemiologists

The federal government needs to train more field epidemiologists to be able to face the daunting challenge of disease outbreaks in the country, an official from the U.S. Center for Disease Control, Bolu Omotayo, has said.

US commends Akwa Ibom governor over improved health care system

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State for the high premium placed on healthcare system, especially in transforming the secondary health centres to meet international standards in the state.
W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria

US partners Akwa Ibom government to fight HIV/AIDs, other diseases

The United States of America has sought the support of the Akwa Ibom State Government to fight HIV/AIDs and other diseases in the next one year.

Gunmen kill youth leader in Rivers

Mr Emmanuel Ikechukwu, the acting president of Choba Youth Association, in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers was killed by some yet to be identified gunmen at about 11 pm on Wednesday in the presence of his family members.

WHO approves two highly effective Ebola drugs for immediate use

Two of four Ebola treatment drugs have been determined “more effective” than the others and will be the only ones used on patients going forward, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Ikeja Electric expands meter roll-out for customers

To meet customers’ needs, Ikeja Electric Plc has commenced the full roll-out of meters under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme to all unmetered customers across its network.

Ikeja Electric expands meter rollout for customers

In a bid to meet its customer’s needs, Ikeja Electric Plc has fully commenced the rollout of meters under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme, to all unmetered customer across its network.
Protesters sit on the road in the Liberian capital Monrovia on July 31, 2019. The group that organised the June 7 protests took to the streets again to protest rising prices and corruption. PHOTO - ZOOM DOSSO - AFP

Liberia protesters clash with police at rally over economy, graft

Hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police in Liberia's capital Monrovia on Wednesday during a march against corruption and economic mismanagement under former footballer turned president George Weah.
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UNICEF: Nigeria loses N1.4 trillion annually due to violence against children

An estimated loss of economic value of N1.42 trillion is incurred annually due to the consequences of violence against children (VAC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.
Aliou Sall, brother of Senegal’s President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post as a director of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations of Senegal(CDC) after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.

Senegalese president’s brother quits over bribery scandal

Aliou Sall, brother of Senegal’s President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post as a director of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations of Senegal (CDC) after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.

Oil booty sharing claims two lives in Delta

An alleged disagreement between two families over the sharing formula of benefits from an unexplored crude has led to the death of two persons in Aboh, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference declaring a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn in response to a measles outbreak [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

US measles outbreak hits ‘completely avoidable’ 25-year-high

The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease, federal health officials said on Monday.

Femi Falana, Balarabe Musa blame ex-President Obasanjo for Nigeria’s woes

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), and Balarabe Musa, elder statesman and former governor of c State, on Tuesday, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s rejection of the Minority Report of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1976, co-authored by Drs. Segun Osoba and Yusufu Bala Usman, is one of the major reasons Nigeria is facing multiple crises today.

On the making of a People’s Constitution

The historical context of this occasion of the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1976 is bound to generate hope with an admixture of regrets.
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Nigerians in Diaspora hold development conference in Netherlands

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide (NIDOW) has announced plans for the second edition of its Global Development Conference slated for April 24 in Netherlands.

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Don’t associate Christ with criminality – CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.
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Court suspends NNPC ongoing job recruitment

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the suspension of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ongoing job recruitment pending determination of a suit filed by one Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi.

Police disperse Shi’ites’ procession with gunshots

The police on Friday dispersed a procession of Islamic Movement in Nigeria members around Wuse Market in Abuja.
Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has cautioned parents and guardians not to allow their wards and children to be used in truncating existing peace in the state.

Enugu CP directs orderly-room trial of sergeant

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Abdurrahman, has directed that Sgt. Ebuka Okonkwo face orderly-room trial for alleged involvement in corrupt practices in the discharge of his duty.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns ECOWAS secretariat staff for N587.7 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, October 18, 2019, arraigned one Muhammad Dangana before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja on a 15-count charge, bordering on criminal diversion of funds, misappropriation and money laundering to the tune of over N587.700million.