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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.

NACA tasks persons living with HIV/AIDS on healthy lifestyle

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs), have been advised to adhere to safety measures issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to fend off likely Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

Survey: Only 34 percent of Nigerians use condoms

The survey, titled ‘Condom accessibility and use in Nigeria’ was carried out by NOIpolls, in partnership with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and AIDS HealthCare Foundation (AHF).

NEPWHAN: AIDS has no cure

Mr Abdulkadiri Ibrahim, President, Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) on Monday reiterated that HIV/AIDS had no known cure in sight.

PEPFAR reaffirms commitment to HIV response

The U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has reaffirmed its continued commitment to HIV prevention and response in 2020 and beyond.
Dr Gambo Aliyu, the Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.

AIDS agency warns Nigerians against indiscriminate sex

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu, has cautioned Nigerians against HIV/AIDS infection through indiscriminate sex in 2020.
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Lagos governor wants stronger collaboration in HIV response

TO combat HIV/AIDS more effectively and meet 2030 target to eradicate the pandemic, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has called for stronger collaboration among all stakeholders. This, he stressed, would to eradicate the HIV pandemic in a country with unenviable record of second largest HIV prevalence in the world.
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NACA adopts new technology for HIV screening

Dr Yewande Olafa, NACA Assistant Director, Community Prevention and Care Services disclosed this while speaking with the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Saturday.

ICPC: Education, health, justice ministries rank low in ‘ethics, integrity compliance’

In a recent report titled “Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard on 108 MDAs,” the anti-graft agency evaluated Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the areas of Management Culture and Structure (MCS), Financial Management Systems (FMS) and Administrative Systems (AS) to see how they fared in ethical conducts as public institutions.
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Senate urges private sector to co-fund HIV/AIDs interventions

The Senate on Wednesday called on Private Sector in Nigeria to co-fund HIV/AIDS interventions through partnership with government.
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Senate urges executive to ensure adequate funding for NACA to control spread of HIV

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to ensure adequate funding of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) for the fight and control of the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the country.

NACA: Over 60 per cent adolescent ignorant about HIV

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Wednesday revealed that over 60 per cent of adolescents and young people across the country do not have significant knowledge about HIV and adequate sexual education about the disease.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army begins exercise ‘Ex Vulcan Glow VII’ October 28

The Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery (NACA) says it will begin a Field Training Exercise, nicknamed “EX VULCAN GLOW VII’’, from Oct. 28 in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12 million to Global Fund

Nigeria has pledged a financial commitment of $12 million to the Global Fund towards tackling the menace of HIV/AIDS globally over the next three years. Nigeria also demonstrated a commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programmes.

NCAA bans Apple MacBook Pro from flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NACA) has announced the ban of certain models of Apple MacBook Pro from all flights, whether as cargo, or in passengers’ carry-on luggage.
Dr Gambo Aliyu, the Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigeria loses bid to host 2021 ICASA conference – NACA chief

Nigeria has lost the bid to host the 2021 edition of International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa (ICASA 2021).

HIV/AIDS: NACA plans six new zonal offices

In its bid to sustain the momentum against HIV/AIDS, the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) said it will establish six new zonal offices.
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UNAIDS appoints new executive director

Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS and will also double as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General.

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President Buhari: We could’ve used army, police to overrun opposition during elections

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INEC heads to Supreme Court over Court of Appeal judgement on parties deregistration

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Governor Uzodinma backs Mamman Daura on rotational presidency

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Man, friend in court for allegedly taking turns to defile 15-year-old stepdaughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, ordered that a 50-year-old man, Paul Nnadi, and his friend, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos for allegedly taking turns to rape his 15-year-old stepdaughter.