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World Polio Day
Regular vaccination for children is a necessity to sustain Nigeria’s zero polio status and to stave the recurrence of the debilitating disease, Dr Sylvia Anthony-Eweputanna, a paediatrician at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, has said.
The Kwara State Government on Thursday disinfected major rivers and adjoining areas in the Ilorin metropolis after health officials recently discovered a poliovirus in the river, a step the government said was to quickly prevent a reccurrence of vaccine-derived polio cases in the state.
The Kano State Government has urged parents to embrace routine immunisation to keep their children fit and immune to child-killer diseases.
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.
The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada FCT, has called on parents in Gwagwalada community to ensure that their children below the age of 5 were immunised against polio virus.
As the world prepares to mark the 2018 world polio day, Rotary International club have advocated for clean and hygienic environment to end transmission.
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.
Kano State Commissioner for Health Dr. Kabiru Getso has described as fragment imagination, the alleged moves by government to sale two newly rehabilitated specialist hospitals in the state, of the peddlers.
The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, SPHCDA, Hadiza Balarabe, on Tuesday said the state has not recorded any polio case since 2012.
Rotary Club International has expressed fear that the recent vaccination scare in some parts of the country was capable of affecting the achievements already registered by the club in the fight for the eradication of polio in Nigeria.
The Rotary Club of Abuja has urged the Etsu Bwari, Mr Ibrahim Yaro, to always sensitise his subjects about polio immunisation to prevent recurrence of the viral infection in the community.
The Global Igbo Leaders had another Zoom meeting on 3rd January 2021 and further recommend that a properly constituted Ohanaeze Ndigbo Caretaker Committee be established to run the affairs of Ohanaeze Ndigbo from the 10th of January 2021.
Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu, has described former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, as a patriotic statesman and rare gem, who is passionate about a united and prosperous Nigeria.
Osun State government has announced again that schools across the state should reopen on Monday, January 18 for the continuation of the first term of the 2020/21 academic calendar.
Britain should not engage in free trade with countries that abuse human rights, but proposals that the country’s courts should decide whether genocide has been committed by trade partners is flawed, foreign minister Dominic Raab said.
Lebanon’s top Christian cleric has urged President Michel Aoun to set up a reconciliation meeting with Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to form a cabinet and end the country’s political deadlock.
In a bid to finance a gap of N192.49 billion contained in its 2021 budget, the Lagos State Government has announced a plan of exploring several sources including bonds and domestic, foreign borrowing.
Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup later this month.
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Babangida Nguroje, has lost his two sisters, Zainab and Hajiya Hadiza in an auto-accident.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has warned his players they will have their hands full when they face a dangerous Crystal Palace side.
Nigeria’s health authorities have said the country was yet to make any purchases for coronavirus vaccines, despite a frightening surge in the deadly virus and attendant fatalities.