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China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

China advises against travel to Wuhan as coronavirus deaths surge

Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed 17 people.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 3

Lassa fever: NCDC confirms 14 deaths in 7 states

A total of 82 cases of Lassa fever including 14 deaths have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 8

Minister visits NCDC national reference laboratory in Abuja — in pictures

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. This is part of his routine visits to Departments and Agencies within the Federal Ministry of Health, to ensure their alignment to the vision of this administration to improve the health of Nigerians.
The Football Association says it will review the betting element of FA Cup broadcast rights related to ties being viewed on a gambling website.

FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website

The Football Association says it will review the betting element of FA Cup broadcast rights related to ties being viewed on a gambling website.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor commends state assembly for passing health insurance law

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, has commended the State Assembly for passing the amended Adamawa Health Insurance Law, which provides free treatment for unemployed persons under 20 years and pregnant women.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps urge President Buhari to declare emergency on snake bites in Gombe

The House of Representatives passed a motion urging the Executive to declare a State of Emergency on incessant snake-bite deaths, in Kaltungo and Shongom Local Government areas of Gombe State.
A pregnant woman died Saturday evening as a result of auto accident that occurred at Lamenco Area of Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Pregnant woman, two others die in ghastly auto crash in Osun

A pregnant woman died Saturday evening as a result of auto accident that occurred at Lamenco Area of Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
A municipal council in Uganda has issued guidelines regulating the handling of grasshoppers to ensure food hygiene.

Ugandan grasshopper vendors to get permits, undergo medical tests

A circular issued by Masaka Municipal Health department requires all grasshopper vendors to register with local authorities as well as undergo medical examination to ascertain their health status.

Report: Millions of Nigerians at risk of heatwave

Nigeria has in recent times been experiencing extreme heat, with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency saying most parts of the country, including coastal areas, would be affected.

Nigeria announces enhanced capacity in health threat detection

With the review of Nigeria’s International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) capacities to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats, a new average Joint External Evaluation (JEE) score of 46% for Nigeria has been announced. This is a 7% increase from the 2017 score of 39%.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), has urged African governments to adopt multidisciplinary approach in combating infectious diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever, and monkey pox in order to improve global health security.

Researchers urge government on strategies to combat infectious diseases

Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), has urged African governments to adopt multidisciplinary approach in combating infectious diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever, and monkey pox in order to improve global health security.
The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, says criminals are using ungoverned spaces across the country to unleash terror on law-abiding citizens.

TETFUND scribe urges university lecturers to strengthen research development

Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), has commissioned eight major physical projects worth N1.5 b at the Federal University, Dutse (FUD), with a charge on university lecturers to strengthen research development the growth and development of the institutions for in the country.

Men also have breast cancer

The acting Executive Director of Project Pink Blue, Mr Emeka Nwagboso, has stressed the need for everyone to get involved in breast cancer awareness, saying the ailment also affects men.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Federal government hails Edo governor on launch of social health insurance scheme

The Federal Government has commended the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for launching the Edo State Social Health Insurance Scheme, designed to make healthcare affordable and accessible to residents across the state.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Nigeria Open University introduces new courses — full list

NOUN’s pro chancellor, Peter Okebukola, a professor, unveiled the new programmes approved by the board of the university on Thursday.

Expert says healthier, immunised communities amount to productive society

Dr Dorcas Danlami, a Public Health expert, has said that healthier and immunised communities would help children grow in such areas to become productive members of society.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps: Anti-corruption laws not strong enough

The House of Representatives has unfolded its legislative agenda for 2019 to 2023 with a resolve to strengthen anti corruption agencies in the country, saying existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos government strengthens emergency preparedness against infectious diseases

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it has strengthened its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through the implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said this on Sunday in Lagos

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Lassa fever: Ekiti assemblyman sensitises constituents

As the outbreak of Lassa Fever begins to raise concerns in various states in Nigeria, a lawmaker in Ekiti state house of assembly, Princess Teju Okuyiga has tasked Ekiti people on cleanliness, in a proactive move to prevent an attack.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has described Manuel Neuer as the best goalkeeper the world has ever had, and hopes he will extend his stay at the club beyond 2021.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper the world has ever had

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has described Manuel Neuer as the "best goalkeeper the world has ever had", and hopes he will extend his stay at the club beyond 2021.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.
Roger Federer rallies from 4-8 in the deciding set match tie-break to reach the Australian Open fourth round.

Roger Federer says ‘epics’ keep him motivated after Australian Open thriller

Roger Federer lives to win titles, but five-set thrillers like his epic against John Millman at the Australian Open are also a key reason why he is still playing aged 38.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Akwa Ibom rerun: APC thugs are destroying PDP ballot papers – commissioner

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, has lamented that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has hijacked election materials from most of the polling units in Essien Udim Local Government Area (LGA).