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Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state.

Borno governor appoints new medical chief for state hospitals board

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointment of Mohammed Arab as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the state Hospital Management Board.

UNN starts registration for 2020 post-UTME screening exam

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has started online registration for 2020 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) screening.
Taiwan's government said on Sunday that an elderly Taiwanese woman who was part of a tour group in Egypt was likely infected with the COVID-19 virus while there last month and unlikely the source of infection of 12 Egyptian crew on a Nile cruise.

Egypt ‘likely source’ of coronavirus in Taiwan patient – doctors

Taiwan's government said on Sunday that an elderly Taiwanese woman who was part of a tour group in Egypt was likely infected with the COVID-19 virus while there last month and unlikely the source of infection of 12 Egyptian crew on a Nile cruise.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

NASWE scribe, 15 others promoted as professors at University of Ibadan

The National Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Social Work Educators (NASWE), Professor James Ayanrinde Ayangunna, is among the 16 academic staff newly appointed as full-fledged professors at the University of Ibadan.

STAND: Breastfeeding key to achieving SDGs

As the World marks the 2019 Breastfeeding Week, STAND Foundation, says breastfeeding is key to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Calabar on Saturday offered free medical services to over 4,000 residents of Nasarawa community in Calabar as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the host community.

Nigerian Navy offers free medical service to 4,000 Calabar residents

The Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Calabar on Saturday offered free medical services to over 4,000 residents of Nasarawa community in Calabar as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the host community.
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Paediatrician: How to prevent diabetes, hypertension in children

Dr. Uche Anene-Nzelu, Senior Registrar in Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, has advised parents and caregivers to provide balanced diet to prevent diabetes and hypertension in children.

Isaac Adewole advocates accelerated girls education to reduce maternal mortality

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday called for accelerated girls education in order to reduce maternal mortality rate in the country.

Paediatrician harps on wrong assumption of child health

A Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Fatunke Fatoye, has advised mothers not to always assume that indications like fever, vomiting and abdominal pains in children were malaria symptoms.

JOHESU strike paralyses activities at LASUTH

Support activities at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, were on Thursday grounded as the members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) joined the strike embarked on by their federal institution counterparts.

President Buhari expected in Calabar to commission Nigerian Navy hospital

Forty-three years after its foundation was laid in Calabar, the Nigeria Navy Reference Hospital is now completed and ready for commissioning.

FMC pledges affordable quality healthcare delivery to Bayelsa rural dwellers

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), in Yenagoa on Sunday pledged to sustain its policy of extending quality tertiary medical services to rural dwellers in Bayelsa at affordable costs.

Harmattan: Why children should be protected from cold – paediatrician

Dr Juliet Ochi of the Paediatrics Department, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), has advised parents to protect their children from cold as harmattan set in.

Kebbi Governor Bagudu’s wife Zainab’s foundation receives 12,000 breast cancer patients

Founder of Medicaid Cancer Foundation and wife of Governor of Kebbi State, Dr. Zainab Atiku Bagudu, has disclosed that over 12,000 breast cancer patients were received by her diagnostic centre, Umar Shinkafi Diagnostic Centre, since its inception.

MDCN declares doctor’s strike illegal, says participants will repeat internship

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has declared the ongoing strike by members of the National Association of Resident Doctor illegal.

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Britain reopens visa application centers in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has announced that its center’s across the country has reopened.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

Most of the looted palliatives in warehouses across the nation were awaiting distribution to over 2 million vulnerable households, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) has explained.
Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.

#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.
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#EndSARS: Ekiti panel receiving petitions ahead of November 2 sitting

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Allegations of Human Rights Violations Against the Police, defunct SARS officers and other Persons has commenced its activities with a call on citizens of the State to start submitting petitions ahead of its November 2 inaugural sitting.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

Britain asks Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting, bring culprits to book

The British High Commission in Nigeria has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate all killings and incidents associated with the #EndSARS protests.