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Nigeria begins new tax regime for tobacco products

THE NIGERIAN government has started the implementation of a new tax regime for tobacco products in a bid to further discourage smoking in the...

Polio: Nigeria’s ‘chronically low immunization coverage’ worries WHO as Mozambique records two wild cases

ANOTHER case of wild polio virus has been discovered in Mozambique, close to the border of Malawi, in Southeast Africa, the World Health Organization...

How JUTH ignored procurement guidelines over N853 million COVID-19 fund

TWO years after receiving N853 million from the COVID-19 Intervention Fund to purchase medical equipment to boost its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the  Jos...
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Key issues in Nigeria’s new National Health Insurance Authority Act

ON May 19, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill (2022) into law. The ICIR's Marcus Fatunmole x-rays the law vis...

Special Report: How persistent shortages, poverty drive blood black market in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Nigeria needs at least two million pints of blood annually, a far cry from the 25, 000 it...

How cancer patients are getting funding for treatment in Nigeria

IN 2017 Sarah Yug felt a lump in her breast, she went to a hospital in Benue State, and after several scans and tests,...
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Monkeypox: Nigerian government directs ‘bushmeat’ sellers to stop business

THE Nigerian government has directed all 'bushmeat' sellers to suspend their business following reported cases and a fatality arising from the monkeypox outbreak in...

NCDC denies Russia’s claim Nigeria working with US to spread MonkeyPox

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has denied a report by the Russian government linking the current outbreak of Monkeypox to alleged United...

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Lagos shuts school over pupil’s death

THE Lagos State Government has shut down the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, over the death of a...

Income Tax Returns: FIRS extends dealine for late companies  

THE Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has extended the deadline for companies to file their income tax returns for...

Technological innovations will prevent manipulation of 2023 population census — NPC

THE National Population Commission (NPC) has disclosed that it will apply technological innovations in the conduct of the 2023...

NECO denies fixing exams on Sallah Day

THE National Examinations Council (NECO) has debunked reports that it fixed exams on Saturday, July 9, 2022, the day Muslim faithful...

Drama as Ekiti PDP produces two state chairmen

CRISIS is about to rock the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the appointment of...
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