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Edo government unveils Yellow fever reactive vaccination campaign

Edo State government has unveiled Yellow fever mass vaccination campaign, targeting 3 million people across 13 local council areas. The project is in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The vaccination campaign, which commenced yesterday would continue till December 24, 2018, having as its target, people […]
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Traffic accidents now 8th leading global cause of death – WHO

Traffic accidents now 8th leading global cause of death – WHO

The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organisation on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages, ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. “Road safety […]
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WHO assembles experts to audit gene editing

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general: assembles experts to study gene editing The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it was establishing a team of experts to set clear guidelines and standards for gene editing after studying ethical and safety issues.The organisation warned that gene editing may have “unintended consequences”. “Gene editing

Buhari mourns OPC founder, Fasehun

Alarming: Less than 10% know their HIV status – UNICEF

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Yoruba nation over the passing of the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun. The President, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, also condoled with the family of the medical practitioner and the […]
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Protect telecoms installation for better service – Dambatta charges consumers

Protect telecoms installation for better service – Dambatta charges consumers

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday, charged telecoms consumers to inculcate the habit of protecting telecom installations in order to enhance quality and efficient service delivery. NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Dambatta, made the charge during a Consumer Conversation Forum held, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The Vice chairman, […]
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Buhari signs N372b FCT 2018 budget, four others bills into law

Buhari signs N372b FCT 2018 budget, four others bills into law

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the N371,532,518,887 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Appropriation Bill, 2018 and four others passed and transmitted to him by the National Assembly. This was disclosed to State House Correspondents in Abuja on Monday by Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly- Senate, Senator Ita Enang. Enang said […]
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WHO may certify Africa polio-free next year

WHO may certify Africa polio-free next year

Fred Ezeh, Abuja The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the effort and commitment of African countries towards eradication of polio in the continent. It said it might declare the continent polio free by the end of 2019 or early 2020, if no new case of polio is confirmed, and surveillance is quickly strengthened across […]
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