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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.

Expert: Contraceptives do not cause cancer

The Director of family health, Federal Ministry of Health, Adebimpe Adebiyi, has said family planning or the use of contraceptives do not cause cancer.

Retired judge drags NAFDAC to court over importation of banned chemical

A retired judge of the Osun State High Court, Justice Olamide Oloyede, and Virtues Unlimited Restorative Justice Initiative (VURJI) have sued the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and eight others over the importation of a banned chemical, methyl bromide, into the country.

Former Ondo governor urges decentralisation of national health act operations

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo State, has suggested that operation of emergency care, as stipulated by National Health Act 2014, should be decentralised for deeper efficiency.

NCDC raising number of laboratories to enhance disease control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it is increasing the number of laboratories to enhance capacity for response to outbreak of infectious disease.
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Sight Day: Albinos want implementation of national eye policy

People living with Albinism have appealed to Federal Government for full implementation of National Eye Policy to improve access to eye health services in the country.

Healthcare in Nigeria not affordable for majority of women

Dr Adaeze Oreh, a family physician with the Federal Ministry of Health has called for cheaper health scheme for women and girls in the country.

Expert wants cheaper health scheme for women

Dr Adaeze Oreh, a family physician with the Federal Ministry of Health has called for cheaper health scheme for women and girls in the country.

FMoH to renew partnership with UI on health promotion

Federal Ministry of Health says it will renew its partnership with the University of Ibadan (UI) on health promotion toward better healthcare delivery.
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WHO: Cholera outbreak leaves eight dead in Sudan

Eight people have died from cholera in Sudan including six in the war-torn state of Blue Nile, according to the World Health Organisation, amid a surge in the number of reported cases.

Delta government moves to improve medical treatments through communication

Delta State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with LinkGate Corporate Resources Limited, recently staged a health exhibition during the National Council on Health (NCH), in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

Nigeria’s healthcare expenditure to top $18.51 billion

West Africa’s healthcare expenditure continues to rise, with Nigeria reportedly at the forefront with an expected expenditure of $18.51 billion this year according to Informa Markets.

Nigeria records 20,000 snake bites yearly – minister

An average of 20,000 cases of snake bites are recorded in Nigeria annually, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said.
Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Federal government appeals for harmonious working relationships among key players in health sector

Senator Adeleke Mamora, Minister of State for Health, has appealed for harmonious working relationships among key players in the health sector to ensure delivery of quality healthcare services to Nigerians.

Federal government spends N1.8 billion on prevention, treatment of malnutrition in 18 states

Federal Ministry of Health says it has disbursed over N1.8 billion for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in 18 states in the last two years.

Xenophobia: Don’t buy looted Shoprite, other shops’ items – Police warn Nigerians

The police have cast a dragnet to apprehend those who would buy items looted from stores and shops during Tuesday’s protests against xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.

Zamfara youths petition ICPC over alleged diversion of N300 million constituency project funds

Following the alleged diversion of N300 million budgeted for procurement of health care facilities at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, youths from Zamfara State under the aegis of Health, Safety and Environment Charity Initiative, Tuesday protested in front of the headquarters of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), demanding that an investigation be conducted into the matter.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.