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Rotary International donates $5.7 million for polio eradication

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.
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WHO employs mobile surveillance system for polio eradication

In an effort to totally eradicate polio from Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a real-time innovative mobile surveillance system aimed at strengthening polio surveillance across the continent.

Rotary donates borehole to Sokoto community

Rotary Club International has donated a solar powered Borehole to a community, Manna Baba in Sokoto south Local Government area of the state.

Rotary International solicits states’ support for polio eradication

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.

World Polio Day: Rotary, stakeholders advocates improved environmental sanitation

As the world prepares to mark the 2018 world polio day, Rotary International club have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission.

10 states to participate in para soccer championship

Ten states have so far expressed their interest to participate in the sixth edition of the National Para-soccer Championship, Misbahu Didi, President, Para-soccer Federation of Nigeria, said on Tuesday.
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Femi Falana: Lagos not dangerous city to leave in the world

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has said he does not believe in the report that Lagos State was the third most dangerous city to leave in the world.

Rotary announces US$96.5 million to end polio

Rotary has announced nearly US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

Rotary Int’l begins rehabilitation of 5 hospitals in Ebonyi

The Rotary International, through the Rotarian Action for Population and Development (RAPD), has commenced the rehabilitation of five secondary hospitals in different locations in Ebonyi State.

Rotary honours Governor Ugwuanyi for good governance

The Rotary International District 9142, Nigeria, yesterday honoured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State with a “Distinguished Service Award of Excellence in Governance” for his outstanding performance in office.

World Cup: Ex-Rep Mbadiwe drums support for Super Eagles

A football enthusiast and former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Eddie Mbadiwe of Imo State, has said that African teams in the FIFA World Cup have bright chances of going far in the mundial.

National Assembly: PIGB transmitted to President Buhari

The National Assembly on Friday said it had finally transmitted the final harmonised copy of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, making it the second time it has claimed to do so in about one month even though the presidency denied receiving the bill at the first occasion.

FCT community gets free eye screening, glasses from Rotary club

The Rotary Club of Abuja Cosmopolitan and Apo Resettlement District 9125 has conducted free eye screening and donated free eye glasses and medical objects to no fewer than 100 persons at Apo Resettlement in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Rotary partners federal government on electronic data collection on maternal, infant mortality

Rotary International on Maternal and Child Health Project says it is partnering the Federal Government to collate data on maternal and infant mortality in hospitals across the country through electronic programming.

Rotary: Nigeria 16 months away from being polio free

The representative of Rotary International President, Mary Beth Selene, is in Nigeria to mobilise financial support for polio eradication.

Federal government to mobilise civil servants to support primary healthcare system

The Federal Government on Thursday said it would mobilise civil servants to drive the national campaign for integrated Primary Health Care (PHC) services.

Speaker Dogara encourages youth participation in governance

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has challenged all youths to take full advantage of the ‘Not too young to run’ bill recently passed by the National Assembly with the aim of lowering the age requirements for elective offices in line with its commitment to youth participation in governance.

Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled to a displacement camp, those workers want to catch her children in time.

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