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The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Kano to conduct compulsory HIV, TB tests for staff of bakeries, food vendors

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (CPC) yesterday pledged to conduct compulsory HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis tests for staff of restaurants, eateries, bakeries and other food processing companies in the state.

NGO inaugurates community hepatitis elimination programme in Taraba

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Centre for Initiative and Development (CFID), on Friday commenced a community hepatitis elimination programme for Taraba residents.
Onomene Adene, sister of arrested #EndSARS campaigner, Eromosele Adene, says her brother is suffering from a liver problem.

#EndSARS: Arrested campaigner has liver problem – sister

Onomene Adene, sister of arrested #EndSARS campaigner, Eromosele Adene, says her brother is suffering from a liver problem.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: We’ve spent only N366 million to fight pandemic

Against accusations that the Plateau State government has expended N1 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Simon Lalong has said his administration has only committed about N366.5 so far.

Rotary organises free hepatitis, liver screening for Abuja community

The Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja.
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WHO scales up coronavirus, tuberculosis search with mobile testing in Kaduna communities

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria, has supported the screening of 2,306 persons for COVID-19 and 2,506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities.

Benue governor swears in new health commissioner

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, swore in Dr Emmanuel Ikwulono as the new Commissioner for Health and Human Services in the state.

Medical expert tasks Nigerians on hepatitis test

Dr Olumuyiwa Balogun-Oluwa, the Deputy Medical Director of Ijede General Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has advised Nigerians to go for hepatitis test to ensure early detection of the virus.

WHO: Hepatitis patients at higher risk of coronavirus

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa says people with hepatitis-related complications are at a higher risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19.

21 million Nigerians suffering from viral hepatitis infection – Commission

The Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission, yesterday, revealed that over 21 million persons live with the viral hepatitis infection in Nigeria.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Rivers inaugurates three coronavirus testing machines at state university teaching hospital

In its determination to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state, the Rivers State Government Friday evening inaugurated three PCR machines at its Covid-19 testing centre at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt.
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WHO: Billions globally living with herpes

About half a billion people worldwide are living with genital herpes while several billions of people have oral herpes infection, new estimates by the World Health Organisation (WHO) have shown.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria records 16 more coronavirus cases as total confirmed cases hit 254

Nigeria has announced 16 more cases of COVID-19, the virus that has killed six people so far in the country.

Lassa fever claims one life in Kaduna

Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed the death of a 36-year-old male who tested positive to Lassa fever in the state.
The wife of Katsina State Governor, Hajiya Zakiyaya Masari, on Tuesday embarked on medical screening of 500 internally displaced persons in Kankiya, Kusada, Ingawa and Bindawa Local Government Areas.

Katsina governor’s wife commences medical screening of 500 IDPs

The wife of Katsina State Governor, Hajiya Zakiyaya Masari, on Tuesday embarked on medical screening of 500 internally displaced persons in Kankiya, Kusada, Ingawa and Bindawa Local Government Areas.

Military treats over 300 Mushin residents in free medical outreach

More than 300 residents of Mushin, on Thursday, benefitted from a free medical outreach organised by the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) in Oshodi, Lagos.
Some of the Boko Haram children who ended up in Solomon’s camp

Pastor accused of sexual abuse of children in his ICCM camp

Benin-based Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, who said he is on a self-proclaimed mission to help humanity, creating the International Christian Centre for Missions (ICCM), is facing accusations of physically and sexually abusing children seeking refuge in his church’s camp.

I’ve been injecting drugs since age 14 – addict

“I have been injecting drugs for a long time and we share syringes,” says Ali, who lives in the suburb of the Federal Capital Territory and was recently diagnosed to be co-infected with Tuberculosis and HIV.
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Expert: How to eliminate viral Hepatitis in Nigeria

Dr Clement Adesigbin, a Public Health Specialist, National AIDS/STIS Control Programme (NASCP), Federal Ministry of Health, says funding and political will are vital to the elimination of viral Hepatitis in the country.

Hepathologist: Hepatitis B, C major causes of liver cancer

Dr Remilekun Olalekun, a Hepathologist in an Abuja-based hospital, has stressed the need for increased attention to Hepatitis B and C, saying they are major causes of liver cancer.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO takes steps to improve affordable access to essential medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access.

Chinese customs intercepts 1,550 human placental extract injections

Customs officers in north China’s Tianjin Municipality seized 1,550 human placental extract injections in 2019, the customs said Thursday.

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South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
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Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
NANS National President, Comrade Sunday Asefon

NANS asks Nigerian government to declare abductors of students terrorists

Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.

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Court sets aside order seizing Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets over ‘N69.4 billion debt’

Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday set aside his order made on January 4, directing the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to take over the assets belonging to a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over alleged N69.4 billion debt.
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Amnesty: Fourteen killed at religious site in Central Africa

Fourteen people, including at least two civilians, were killed inside a “religious site” as government and rebel forces fought for control of a Central African Republic (CAR) town, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president and chairman of the Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, John Coates speaks during a press conference in Tokyo on September 12, 2018. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) threw its weight behind calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI

IOC deputy chief: Vaccines ‘encouraged’ but not compulsory for athletes at Tokyo

Athletes are being encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics but it will not be compulsory, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba wants big pay, new position in next move

Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid target David Alaba is not leaving Bayern Munich solely due to money.
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Police arrest man for ‘killing’ neighbour

The police in Lagos have arrested a 53-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his neighbour to death. The incident happened on Monday at Mafoluku, Oshodi, the police said.