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140,000 die in measles outbreaks

More than 140,000 people worldwide have died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC).

‘Vandals’ rupture Shell pipeline in Rivers

The fear of explosion has gripped residents of Eneka Community in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State because of the ruptured petroleum products high-pressure pipeline belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, which was gushing out products on Friday.

WHO: Antimicrobial resistance kills more than 700,000 people every year

Since the discovery of Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have continued to play a critical role in healthcare. Not only are they used to treat infections caused by various strains of bacteria, but they are also used to prevent bacterial infections during surgery and in the event of accidents.
Claire Pierangelo

US consular general wants user-fees for people living with HIV removed

United States Consular General, Claire Pierangelo, has called for the removal of user-fees for people living with HIV/AIDS in the country.
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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.

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APC vows to challenge appeal court ruling upholding Adamawa governor’s election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Supreme Court.
Nigeria Police

Robbers device new method of attacking bank customers

The Ebonyi Police Command on Thursday said it had uncovered a new strategy used by criminals to rob bank customers.

Real Madrid leading talks for radical new European Super League

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez is leading the charge for Europe’s biggest clubs to break away from their domestic competitions and form a radical new Super League.
Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.

Interfax: New Russia-Turkey S-400 missile deal in the works

Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.
The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Salami, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, as the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO).

University of Benin appoints new public relations officer

The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Salami, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, as the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO).