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Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus cases surge as threat from antimicrobial resistance grows – WHO chief

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is in line to make his official debut for Belgian KRC Genk against Zulte Waregem this weekend.

Super Eagles star Cyriel Dessers joins Common Goal

Through Common Goal, Dessers will support the work of YEDI in his home country — an organisation that uses football to equip young people with the tools to help build their assets, facilitate their access to health services, and promote their adherence to healthy behaviours.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari asks head of service to increase UMTH’s allocation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked the Head of Service of the Federation and the Budget Office to increase the personnel and overhead allocations to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
This is according to an update Thursday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

NCDC: 222 suspected yellow fever cases, 76 deaths in Bauchi, Delta, Enugu

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said Nigeria had 222 suspected cases of Yellow Fever, 19 confirmed cases and 76 deaths reported in three states – Bauchi, Delta and Enugu as of November 13.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari virtually commissions projects at Maiduguri university

President Muhammadu Buhari has given an assurance that that his administration is committed to improved healthcare delivery services nationwide.
Total coronavirus cases in Africa have surpassed the two million mark despite a slow addition of reported infections compared with other regions around the world, the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.

AU: Coronavirus cases in Africa cross two million mark

Total coronavirus cases in Africa have surpassed the two million mark despite a slow addition of reported infections compared with other regions around the world, the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

Ogun government alerts residents on possible cholera outbreak

Ogun State government has called on all residents to be at alert for possible diseases of public health concern which are common during the dry season.
In the report, the deputy director-general, Maria Semedo, also weighed in.

FAO: Drug resistant diseases threaten to become next pandemic

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is threatening to turn into the next pandemic with serious implications for global health, agri-food systems and economies, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has warned.
Tuberculosis (TB) expert, Dr. Ayodele Awe, has said that about 75% of undetected cases of TB disease are found in the community, and stressed and the need to integrate a community-based approach to finding missing TB cases across the country.

Expert: 75% of undetected cases of TB found in community

Tuberculosis (TB) expert, Dr. Ayodele Awe, has said that about 75% of undetected cases of TB disease are found in the community, and stressed and the need to integrate a community-based approach to finding missing TB cases across the country.

Kogi assemblyman confirms ‘strange disease’ kills over 50

In spite of the repeated denials by officials of the state government of the outbreak of strange diseases which has claimed lives in some Kogi communities, the lawmaker representing Olamaboro Local Government Area in the state House of Assembly Hon. Ujah Anthony Alewo has confirmed the death of over 50 persons to the unknown illness in his local government area of the state.

Nigeria risk more mortality from breast cancer disease – experts

Worried about the rising cases of breast cancer, stakeholders have warned that Nigeria risk more deaths from the disease.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Enugu.

Yellow fever outbreak spreads to three Enugu council areas

A statement by the Commissioner of Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi, released on Sunday night, disclosed that the ministry’s Rapid Response Team, LGA Rapid Response Teams in collaboration with International and National Partners had visited the communities to investigate the reports and had taken samples for testing.

Senate president launches free medical outreach in Yobe

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Saturday launched a free medical outreach for the treatment of eye related diseases and other ailments at Gashua in Bade Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe.
A team of researchers at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) in Nigeria have discovered over three million variations of gene types providing new insights into gene-causing diseases and migration tracking, Prof. Clement Adebamowo.

Researchers explore genetic basis of health, disease distribution

A team of researchers at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) in Nigeria have discovered over three million variations of gene types providing new insights into gene-causing diseases and migration tracking, Prof. Clement Adebamowo, who led the study, said today in Abuja
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Nigerian government worried over new cases of Lassa fever

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, expressed the concern in Abuja at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

UNICEF, WHO call for urgent action to avert major measles and polio epidemics

UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics, as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide, including in Nigeria – leaving millions of vulnerable children worldwide at heightened risk of preventable childhood diseases.
No fewer than 124 children have died of malnutrition in Kaduna State between January and September with 15,329 cured of the diseases within the same period.

Kaduna loses 124 children to malnutrition in 9 months

The State Nutrition Officer, Mrs Ramatu Musa, made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, while presenting the nutrition situation in the state at a two-day meeting organised by Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN).
Dr Adebukola Alli, a consultant hematologist at the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando in Lagos State, has said that the importance of blood donation cannot be over emphasised.

Hematologist states benefits of blood donation

Dr Adebukola Alli, a consultant hematologist at the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando in Lagos State, has said that the importance of blood donation cannot be over emphasised.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

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The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
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General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.