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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: How Adams Oshiomhole led me into politics

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, said he was led into politics after Adams Oshiomhole convinced him to join forces against godfatherism in the state.

Health officers plan to disinfect Abakaliki, environs of yellow fever

Mr. Sunday Nwonu, a Sanitarian, and Senior Environmental Health Officer, Ministry of Environment, Ebonyi, says the ministry plans to sanitise Abakaliki and environs following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the state.

NCDC, WHO respond to yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ebonyi Government are responding to the outbreak of yellow fever in the state, an official says.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi, on an inspection visit to Port Health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, said that any suspected case must be presented for relevant test in line with the global practice on disease emergency control and prevention.

Official: Federal government to phase out old yellow card July

The federal government will phase out the old version of the yellow card from July 1, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday.
The Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday embarked on its routine flood emergency awareness to rural communities across the state.

SEMA commences flood awareness campaign in Enugu communities

The Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday embarked on its routine flood emergency awareness to rural communities across the state.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

NAFDAC bans sniper in open markets, supermarkets

As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

17-year-old girl commits suicide in Kano over mother’s divorce

A 17-year-old girl, Sadiya Shehu of Tudun Murtala quarters, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State has committed suicide on Monday over a misunderstanding between her parents that led to divorce of her mother.
AN UNCLEARED HEAP OF REFUSE ON ONOPA ROAD IN YENAGOA ON WEDNESDAY

Abuja municipal residents decries indiscriminate dumping of refuse on roads

Some residents of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) have decried the indiscriminate dumping of refuse on roads and open areas in the city.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

PDP: Aisha Buhari’s N500 billion fraud revelation vindicates us

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the revelation by wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, that there is humongous fraud in the N500 billion Social Investment Programme and the N16 billion Mosquito Net Project of the Buhari administration, has further vindicated its stance that the administration is deceitful and a pretentious citadel of corruption.
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Hot weather: Soft drink vendors make brisk sales in Maiduguri

As the scorching sun bites harder in Maiduguri, soft drink vendors are recording high sales, as people buy more cold drinks to quench their thirst.

Tanzanian research institute develops mosquito repellent

Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has developed a repellent to control mosquitoes that spread dengue, Chikunganya and Zika diseases, a senior research scientist revealed on Monday.

Three dons emerge co-winners of 2018 NAS Prize for Life Sciences

Three distinguished Nigerian scientists have emerged co-winners of the 2018 Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) gold medal prize for life sciences.

100,000 Nigerian children suffer cerebral malaria yearly

More than 100,000 Nigerian children suffer from Cerebral malaria annually, Dr Ovo Samiel at the General Hospital, Ughelli, has said.

Official: Jigawa council records 10,315 cases of malaria in two months

Jigawa Primary Health Care Development Agency (JPHCDA) says 10,315 cases of malaria have were recorded in health centres of Hadejia Local Government Area between August and September.
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West Nile virus claims 35 lives in Greece

The West Nile Virus has claimed six lives in Serbia in the past week alone, pushing the number of confirmed deaths in the European country worst hit by the disease to 21, health officials said on Wednesday.
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Two dead, 68 ill from West Nile virus outbreak

Israel’s Health ministry on Friday said two people have died and 68 others have taken ill, as a result of outbreak of the West Nile virus.

Three dead, 60 infected as Nile fever hits Greece

Three people have died from West Nile fever after an outbreak in Athens which has infected 60 people this year, Greek authorities said Friday, indicating they were monitoring the situation carefully.

SDP: Mortuary, casket business thrive in Abia as poverty increases

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has lamented the upsurge in the business of mortuary operators and casket makers in Abia State, saying that it was symptomatic of bad governance and neglect of people’s welfare by the present administration.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.