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LifeBank: Unsafe blood transfusion responsible for 18% HIV infections

Mrs. Temie Giwa-Tubosun, a former Fellow of the World Health Organisation, says 18 per cent of HIV infections in Nigeria resulted from unsafe blood transfusion.

Boko Haram: US to assist Nigeria with $102 million

The U.S. Government has announced 102 million dollars (about 3.7 billion naira) in additional humanitarian assistance for Nigeria to address the sufferings of people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Ex-President Obasanjo seeks biotech in agriculture to boost food production

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, declared that unless innovative advances such as biotechnology are achieved in agriculture, global efforts at ending hunger would remain a mirage.

Codeine ban: House of Representatives proposes N2 million fine, two years imprisonment for offenders

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, proposed a N2 million fine and a two-year jail term for corporate offenders of the ban on Tramadol and Codeine in the country.

WHO unveils ambitious health plans to benefit 3 billion people

The World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan on Monday aiming to benefit an overall population of three billion globally for the next five years with better health care and well-being.

Lagos government shuts illegal orphanage home

The Lagos State Government on Monday shutdown another illegal orphanage home, Pro Labore Der (labour for God) in Badagry area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, and rescued 24 children.

Kebbi NYSC tasks corps members on nation’s security, unemployment

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has charged the 2,261 Batch ‘A’ 2018 corps members deployed in Kebbi State to utilise various opportunities and training availed them during their service to tackle the nation’s security and unemployment challenges.

House of Representatives wants artificially-ripened fruits sellers prosecuted

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Executive to check the sale and consumption of artificially-ripened fruits in the country and prosecute those involved.

2019: Let the others simply run away

There are two options for those in contention for the presidency in 2019: run, or run away. Now that President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated his intention to run, dwarfs trying to wear a giant’s shoes should simply run away. The cat has returned from a journey, let the rats scamper for safety.

2019: Cross River APC governorship aspirant declares, promises to build institutions

The race for Cross River State government house assumed a competitive twist during the week following the declaration of an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant, Tony Ushie, to give the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a good run for the seat.

Vice President Osinbajo advocates compulsory health insurance scheme for Nigerians

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday advocated compulsory health insurance scheme for citizens to enable all to access quality and affordable health care services.

House of Representatives admits underfunding of health sector

The Chairman, House committee on Health Care Services, Chike John Okafor, has said the country’s health sector is grossly underfunded, even as he assured that the Legislature would advocate more funds.

Rivers Assembly pledges commitment to enact health insurance law

The Rivers House of Assembly has pledged its commitment to speedily enact laws that would enhance healthcare delivery in the state.

Federal govt distributes relief materials to IDPs in Zamfara

The Federal Government has distributed relief materials and empowerment items to the victims of insurgency in Zamfara.

Kenyan university lecturers resume nationwide strike

Kenya’s public university lecturers have resumed a nationwide strike over low pay, nearly three months after ending a similar protest.

Governor Sani Bello assures corps members of safety

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has pledged to provide adequate security and ensure the welfare of corps members posted to the various Local Government Areas in the state.

Aliko Dangote pledges $100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

The Aliko Dangote Foundation will invest US$100 Million over five years to tackle malnutrition in the North East and North West, the worst-affected parts of Nigeria.

Africa’s child population to grow by 170 million in 2030 – UN

Africa’s child population is projected to increase by 170 million by 2030, UNICEF said in a report released on Thursday.

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President Buhari pledges to restore devastated communities in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country that his administration will leave no stone unturned in restoring their devastated communities for their immediate and safe return.
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Gernot Rohr: Shake up in Super Eagles paid dividends

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has claimed that tactical shake-up paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd, Russia on Friday.

APC rules out crisis in national convention

The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.