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The United States Government has donated $90m (N32bn) to Nigeria for the HIV/AIDS survey that will take place across the country starting from June.
Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says the agency will conduct the largest national AIDS survey in June.
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has cautioned employers of labour in the country not to discriminate against their employees with HIV.
Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says more than 1,680 cases of mental illness were treated in the facility in the last one year.
The Albino Foundation (TAF), has called on the Federal Government to initiate programmes and policies that will ensure persons with albinism have access to social services.
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong, has pledged 1% of his salary to support Common Goal – a movement powered by players and managers donating one percent of their salary to high impact football for good organisations around the world.
The Oyo State Government has offered free screening and treatment in all its health facilities across the state for individuals with persistent cough suspected to be Tuberculosis (TB).
The Association of Sickle Cell Anemia Patients in Gombe State has called for compulsory genotype test of intending couples.
The federal government plans to provide funds for the treatment of an additional 50,000 people living with HIV in Nigeria every year, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said.
The Rivers House of Assembly has pledged its commitment to speedily enact laws that would enhance healthcare delivery in the state.
President Donald Trump hasn't spoken much about Africa, and what he's said has been far from flattering. It falls to his top diplomat, on his first official visit to the continent, to show the United States still cares.
The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Wednesday challenged the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to embark on regular upgrade and review of its system to tackle emerging issues, especially cyber security.
Senate yesterday called on the federal government to provide adequate primary healthcare delivery services in the country saying the condition has become highly alarming because for every single day now, Nigeria loses about 2, 300 under-five year olds and 145 women of child bearing age.
As part of strategies to boost HIV intervention in Bayelsa state, the director general, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr. Sani Aliyu, has solicited Gov. Dickson’s cooperation to include HIV/AIDS treatment as part of the State Health insurance scheme (NHIS) package and provision of free antenatal care for pregnant women in the state.
About one in three households in Nigeria consume contaminated water, a survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed.
A suspected cultist, Akeem Lawal, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court over alleged threat to the life of a lady who refused to have sex with him.
Maddison passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the Foxes earlier this week, having decided against a switch to Southampton in order to be closer to his Coventry-based family home.
At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily.
Dozens of football fans scuffled and threw chairs after a live screening at a Belgian outdoor cafe of Poland’s 2-1 upset defeat by Senegal on Tuesday at the World Cup in Russia.
Men of the Kaduna State Police Command, on Wednesday, engaged members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites in gun duel, in Kaduna, over continuous detention of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Inhaling smoke from the indoor wood fires may not only cause asthma and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, but can also enhance the risk of the onset of dementia, Swedish researchers said.
A former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and the immediate past governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, on Monday stormed the Ibadan home of the former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, in an effort to woo him to their different political parties.
Over the years, the nation’s budget cycle has been inconsistent without a definite pattern, giving room for speculations and poor implementation.
An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday.
Germany’s interior minister vowed Monday to close the border to migrants by July if Angela Merkel fails to find solutions with European partners, but the chancellor rejected the threat.