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Ministry: Nigeria requires two million units of blood per annum

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) said on Friday that Nigeria required an estimated two million units of blood per annum to adequately meet the blood requirements of the populace.

Mongolia declares war on syphilis

The Ministry of Health in Mongolia has declared war against syphilis, a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) which has become a growing public health concern in the East Asian country.
Dr Aniekeme Uwah (right) receiving the Medal of Honour award from Dr Joshua Obasanja

AU honours Nigerian doctor for role in combating Ebola

The African Union (AU) has conferred a medal of honour on a Nigerian doctor, Aniekeme Uwah, for his role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.

Federal government inaugurates governing boards of five health regulatory bodies

The federal government on Monday inaugurated the members of the governing boards of five professional health regulatory bodies.

Ministry: No new case of Polio in Kano

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Malam Usman Bala Muhammad, told reporters the feat to halt the transmission of poliomyelitis was achieved through sustained and collective efforts by the Kano State Government, the support of traditional institutions, development partners, stakeholders and cooperation from members of the public.
Bala Mohammed

Governor Mohammed, 17 Bauchi lawmakers submit assets declaration form

Former Reds star Danny Murphy believes Liverpool are not in danger of losing in-form forward Sadio Mane to Real Madrid despite apparent interest from the Spanish giants.

Group moves to tackle unwanted pregnancies among women

Action Health Incorporated (AHI), a non-governmental organization with the support of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has begun collaboration with the Imo State Ministry of Health to implement the rollout of Sayana Press.
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Polio vaccination: Lagos government debunks allegations of sabotage

The Lagos State government, yesterday, said that no Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, was engaged in the recent vaccination against polio campaign in the state.
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Lagos uncovers plot to disrupt ongoing polio vaccination

The Lagos State Government says it has uncovered plot by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) by administering harmful vaccines to children to disrupt the ongoing Polio vaccination in the state.

Enugu government designates 12 courts for juvenile cases

The Enugu State Government has designated 12 courts, three in each senatorial zone, for the hearing of juvenile cases in the state.

Governor Akeredolu: How Nigeria can earn $145 billion through legal marijuana

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned that Nigeria could lose $145 billion by 2025 over its failure to key into the global legal marijuana market.

Minister: Federal government spends over N5 billion on humanitarian services in Borno

The Federal Government has invested over N5 billion on the provision of health and humanitarian services in Borno State in the last three years, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said.

Federal government pledges to support promoters of community healthcare services

The Federal Government has pledged to support any individual or group working towards improving community healthcare system in Nigeria, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, has said.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Mozambique fights cholera outbreak after facing cyclones

Cyclone Kenneth left a trail of destruction in its path as it made landfall in north-eastern Mozambique last month. The damage is extensive, and in the aftermath thousands of people have lost their homes, their belongings and their livelihoods.
Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six suspects in possession of poisonous cow skin (ponmo).

Police arrest six for alleged sale of poisonous ponmo in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday arrested six suspects for allegedly bringing a truckload of poisonous cow skin, aka ponmo, into the state.

Police arrest six over poisonous ponmo in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has raised the alarm over large quantities of poisonous cow skins popularly known as ponmo in Lagos markets.
Faisal Shuaib

NPHCDA: Community health programme to be replicated across Nigeria by December

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, has said the Community Health Influencers Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme would be replicated across Nigeria by December.
NAFDAC Boss, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and WAHO Director of Public Health, Dr Carlos Brito, addressing journalists in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday.

Federal government to pay N1 billion to manufacturers of seized codeine

Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Monday said the federal government would pay more than N1 billion as compensation to the companies that had their codeine impounded more than a year ago.

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NSE: Market indices reserve losing streak, up by 0.06 per cent

Trading on the nation’s bourse reversed losing streak on Friday, recording first gain in June with a marginal growth of 0.06 per cent.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari reaffirms commitment to women, children

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has reaffirmed her commitment toward improving the living conditions of women, children and the vulnerable persons in Nigeria.

Niger gets new chief judge

Justice Aliyu Mayaki on Friday took the oath of office as the Acting Chief Judge of Niger state.

Kano government to build Army training center worth N318 million in Falgore forest

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Friday that the state government would spend over N318 million on the construction of an Army training center in Falgore Forest, which was turned into a hideout by criminals.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters at the Sunshine Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja.

EFCC arrests cyber fraudsters in multiple cross country raids

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters at the Sunshine Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja.