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Africa records less than five per cent of global COVID-19 deaths

NEARLY two years after its emergence and eventual declaration as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa's fatalities from COVID-19 have been...

WHO approves malaria vaccine for children 

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the administration of RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine on children in sub-Saharan Africa. The vaccine acts against P. falciparum, the...

In two years, Nigeria lost nearly 9,000 doctors to UK, others

NIGERIA lost about 9,000 of its doctors to the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries between 2016 and 2018, the ICIR has found. The loss...

Why resident doctors ended two-month-old strike

THE National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has called off its two-month-old strike. The decision emanated from pressure from the Nigerian government to...

WHO raises survival hope for diabetes, cancer patients, approves new drugs

RESPITE may have come the way of people living with diabetes and cancer as the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved new drugs for...

Doctors take crucial decision today as strike hits two months

THE National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) will meet today to make crucial decisions on the...

Nigeria joins Kenya, Mauritius, approves paternity leave for workers

THE Nigerian government has approved paternity leave for married male employees. The country joins Kenya, Mauritius, and a few other countries in Africa that have...

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Nigerians seek lasting solutions to education crisis at NAS event

CONCERNED Nigerians across the country meeting on Saturday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, have again sought quick, but...

Buhari tasks universities of agriculture to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on food imports

NIGERIA'S President Muhammadu Buhari has urged universities of agriculture to reduce Nigeria's dependence on imported foods and raw materials. Minister...

How State House Perm Sec allegedly pocketed $2.2m basketball sponsorship deal

ON March  14, 2017, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in charge of President Muhammadu Buhari’s State House, Tijjani Umar, allegedly...

FG ready to crush banditry, Malami boasts as court declares bandits as terrorists

ATTORNEY-GENERAL of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has said the declaration of bandit groups as terrorist...

Sanwo-Olu blames Buhari administration’s policies for hike in cooking gas prices

LAGOS State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has blamed the hike in cooking gas prices across the country on the economic...
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