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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.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday night commended one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, for his consistent and generous support to public causes around the globe, and specifically for supporting the eradication of polio and HIV diseases in Africa and Nigeria in particular.
The Rotary International yesterday donated $5.7 million to aid the fight against polio in Nigeria. The donation was handed over to UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Pernille Ironside.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says era of data falsification by health workers in polio eradication and routine immunisation in the State is gone for good.
The Congress of the Coalition of Health Sector Unions (COHESU), Kwara branch, has suspended its indefinite strike due to the outbreak of Lassa fever, Yellow fever and Polio in some parts of the state.
The Kebbi state Government has said it was renewing its commitment to eradicating polio and seven other killer – diseases by ensuring that all children in the 21 local government areas of the state are immunized.
Kaduna State has embarked on house to house Polio immunization exercise for children below five years across the State.
The Executive Director of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, has said Nigeria has recorded an unprecedented progress of 10 per cent increase in routine immunization over two years.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves.
The Rotary International has called for increased support and commitment from states in its quest towards eradicating of polio, Kassim Gbolahan Afolabi, the Jigawa Polio representative, has stated.
As the world prepares to mark the 2018 world polio day, Rotary International club have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission.
Singer Davido and his record label artiste Peruzzi have apologised to a Twitter influencer, Pamilerin Adegoke, who was allegedly assaulted by Peruzzi on Sunday.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied the country has plan to purchase the Russian S-400 air defence missile system.
The Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Usman Gur Mohammed, on Monday said that shareholders of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) that consist of the Federal Government and the private investors in the firms, are to jointly raise $4.7 billion to recapitalize the firms to upgrade power distribution equipment in the country.
A food seller, Mrs Florence Imoh, 58, was electrocuted at her shop at Ikotun, a Lagos suburb in Igando/Ikotun Local Council Development Area, early on Monday morning.
Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested by the country’s top anti-corruption body in a case involving fake bank accounts.
The Ivorian government on Saturday condemned a remark considered as extreme by its former President, calling for hostility towards foreigners.
Gunmen in oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.
Former Deputy Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Kunle Taiwo Oluomo, emerged Speaker of the Ogun State 9th Legislative Assembly.
Pro-democracy civil organisations on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to immortalise the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola who was killed 23 years ago.
An Anglican Priest, Rev. Maxwell Onyia on Sunday in Enugu urged Nigerian Christians to be united in order to arouse God’s divine manifestation for miracles.