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French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he arrives at the front entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. – A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, causing a spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks. The fire, which began in the early evening, sent flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the Paris sky as stunned Parisians and tourists watched on in sheer horror. (Photo by PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

French leader urges world leaders to contribute more to fight infectious diseases

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took the unusual step of singling out a series of countries that he said could contribute more to funding the fight against infectious diseases.
Bill Gates

Donors gather in France to fund fight on AIDS, TB, Malaria

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria says that reaching its goal could help save 16 million lives and avoid 234 million infections by 2023.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Kwara government begins nutrition-related treatment for under 5 children

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara says all children under five years in the state will henceforth have access to nutrition-related treatment in Primary Health Centres in the state.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Federal government commends ExxonMobil, Africare, NBA’s quest for youth devt

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, yesterday, commended ExxonMobil Nigeria, Africare and the United-States based National Basketball Association, NBA, for their efforts at promoting capacity building, health development and well-being of Nigerian youths through their Power Africa Initiative.

Scientists validate herbal cure for diarrhoea

Medicinal plants with antidiarrheal properties have been widely used by the traditional healers. However, the effectiveness of many of these plants has not been scientifically evaluated and proven. One of such plants is Parquetina nigrescens.

UNICEF hands over 22 renovated PHCs to Bauchi government

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Bauchi office, on Tuesday handed over 22 renovated Primary Health Centres (PHCs) it renovated to the state government to enhance health care delivery in the state.

Pharmacist: Avoid fruits consumption during medication

A Pharmacist, Mr Emmanuel Tangang, has advised Nigerians against consumption of fruits during medication to avoid reduction in the potency of the drugs.

NAFDAC, GS1 to co-host African healthcare conference

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and GS1 will co-host the second African Healthcare Conference.

‘Yellow fever’ kills four students in Bauchi

Four students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State were confirmed dead with 12 hospitalised after a field trip to Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi.

Malaria: Expert harps on environmental cleanliness

A medical expert, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, has advised Nigerians to eliminate breeding sites and maintain high environmental cleanliness to reduce malaria incidence in the country.

UN: 1 800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

NMA provides free service to FCT community

The FCT chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) provided medical services to over 1000 people in Chibiri Ward, Kuje Area Council of Abuja as part of activities to mark its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference.
Kemi Afolabi

Nigerian actress Kemi Afolabi hospitalised in Saudi Arabia

Nollywood actress Kemi Afolabi has been rushed to a hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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.
No fewer than 91 people tested positive for HIV-AIDS in Ogun during an HIV-AIDS Expanded Preventive Awareness Project conducted from July 8 to July 17 in the state.

HIV/AIDs: Total Group launches awareness project in Ogun

No fewer than 91 people tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Ogun during an HIV/AIDS Expanded Preventive Awareness Project conducted from July 8 to July 17 in the state.
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.

Over 13 million Nigerians battle with malaria annually

Malam Umar Aminu-Imam, President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually.

2,000 persons benefit from federal government’s medical outreach in Cross River

More than 2,000 residents of Nko community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River has benefitted from the Federal Government medical outreach and eye surgeries in the state.

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
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Charly Boy set to perform at 2019 ‘Felabration’ Festival

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Kebbi State border operations of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized over 379 gallons of smuggled oil, four bags of Moringa snuff, 59 bags of fertilizer and other prohibited items smuggled into Nigeria through illegal routes from neighboring countries.

Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
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Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.