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NIMR DG canvasses amendment of Medical Research Act

THE Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Babatunde Salako, has called on the Federal Government to amend the NIMR Act to...

Large mammals shaped the evolution of humans: here’s why it happened in Africa

By Norman Owen-Smith, University of the Witwatersrand That humans originated in Africa is widely accepted. But it’s not generally recognised how unique features of Africa’s...

Lassa fever: NCDC says it did not shun Edo’s call for support

THE Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has debunked the claim by the Edo State government that it shunned its call for support against...
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Cholera outbreak leaves 60 dead in Cross River community 

RESIDENTS of Obubura community in Cross River State are calling on the state government to come to their aid urgently following a cholera outbreak...

Nigerian govt sensitises citizens as deaths from ‘throat disease’ soar

THE Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed diphtheria outbreaks in Lagos, Kano and Yobe states. In a statement Friday morning, the Centre listed...

Amid rising cases of COVID-19, WHO advises use of face masks

THE WORLD Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of face masks following the surge in the spread of COVID-19 globally. The WHO, in...
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Akwa Ibom government starves state Fire Service of funds

By Ima Archibong Digging into Akwa Ibom’s budget for 7 years (2015-2017), Inspiration FM’s senior correspondent, IMA DEM establishes that there is a noticeable pattern...

In Akwa Ibom, Buhari govt’s initiative is revitalising rural healthcare facilities

By Uchenna Igwe When Okon Emannuel, 56, fell ill in June 2021, he visited a local chemist (drug store) four blocks from his residence in...

FG budgets N43.7bn for erosion and flood control, plans to mitigate effects in 2023

ON Wednesday January 4, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N21.83 trillion 2023 appropriation bill into law, an increase of N1.32 trillion over the initial...
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