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NVMA raise concerns over trans-boundary animal disease transmission

The Association called on governments at all levels to take advantage of the digital disease reporting template of the Federal Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services (FDVPCS) to monitor diseases and intensify veterinary control post activities to combat the scourge.
A combination of two gene therapies may treat four diseases of old age – kidney failure, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and even obesity – a new study suggests.

Single gene therapy could extend lifespans by fighting diseases in old age

A combination of two gene therapies may treat four diseases of old age – kidney failure, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and even obesity – a new study suggests.

Swine fever claims fourth victim in Vietnam

A 37-year-old Buddhist nun in Vietnam’s central highlands has died of swine flu, bringing the total number killed by the disease this year to four, authorities said on Tuesday.

Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.
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Philippines reports third confirmed case of polio

The Philippines on Monday reported the third confirmed case of polio in the country, more than a month after the re-emergence of the highly contagious disease.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Federal government to upgrade, equip 7 teaching hospitals for cancer management

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.
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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12 million to Global Fund

Nigeria has pledged a financial commitment of $12 million to the Global Fund towards tackling the menace of HIV/AIDS globally over the next three years. Nigeria also demonstrated a commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programmes.

Monkey pox: Lagos warns against panic over reported outbreak

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has cautioned residents against panic over the recent reported outbreak of infectious Monkey pox disease in the state.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos confirms three monkey pox cases in one month

The Lagos State Government has advised residents not panic over the recent reported outbreak of the infectious monkey pox disease in the state.

Lagos, Delta, Rivers top list of states hit by monkeypox

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed that Lagos continues to lead cases of monkeypox viral disease in the country.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Dependence on oil alone will yield no result for development in Nigeria

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the continuous dependence on petroleum products alone will yield no result for development in Nigeria.
FILE - Children cleared of ties with Boko Haram wait to be released by the military in Maiduguri, July 9, 2018.

HRW: Children imprisoned in Nigeria on terror charges face brutal conditions

Musa, a 17-year-old living in northeastern Nigeria, has a grim story. He said when he was eight years old, members of the armed Islamic group Boko Haram attacked and burned down his village.
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WHO: Europe loses ground in efforts to eliminate measles

Following several years of steady progress towards elimination of measles in the European Region, the number of countries that have achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined.
A Professor of Ophthalmology, Adebukola Oshintelu, says regular intake of African native nut, bitter kola, helps to treat and manage glaucoma disease.

Ophthalmologist: How regular intake of bitter kola cures glaucoma

A Professor of Ophthalmology, Adebukola Oshintelu, says regular intake of African native nut, bitter kola, helps to treat and manage glaucoma disease.

Lagos lawyer urges governor to preserve cancer treatment center

Lagos based human rights activist and lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Thursday appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to do his best to preserve the Ikoyi Cancer Treatment Center and also call to order, officers of the Lagos State Physical Planning Authority, to unseal the premises for the project to be completed.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuelan opposition to continue talks with government

Venezuela’s opposition said on Sunday it will return to Barbados to continue talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro as part of efforts to resolve the South American nation’s political crisis.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Ebola case confirmed in eastern DR Congo city of Goma

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Oncologist stresses need for cost-effective cancer prevention

Dr Victor Omoya, an Oncologist, National Hospital Abuja, has stressed the need for cost-effective cancer prevention measures to curtail the disease in the country.

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Group urges southeast governors to fulfill electioneering promises

The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), a pan-Igbo socio-political pressure group, has called on the South-East governor to fulfill their electioneering promises made to the people.

Yahaya Bello reelected as Kogi governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state.
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State on Monday stormed major streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, to celebrate the victory of their party in Saturday’s election.

Jubilation in Bayelsa as APC supporters storm major roads

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State on Monday stormed major streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, to celebrate the victory of their party in Saturday’s election.
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Federal university begs abductors to release it kidnapped lecturer after three months

Barely three months after the abduction of a Lecturer with the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, FUDMA, in Katsina State, Abubakar Idris, the management of the university has appealed to the abductors to release its staff from his captivity.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Bayelsa election: Senator Omo-Agege congratulates Governor-elect David Lyon

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has congratulated the Bayelsa Governor-Elect, David Lyon on his victory in the Nov. 16 governorship election.