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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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Show organiser reveals why Kizz Daniel refused to perform in Tanzania after $60,000 payment

ORGANISER of the Summer Amplified Concert which flopped in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Stephen Uwa, has given his account...

Air Peace suspends Johannesburg flights from August 22

AIR PEACE has suspended flight operations from Nigeria to Johannesburg, effective August 22, 2022. In a statement signed by the...

NESG asks FG to cut leakages, reduce cost of governance

THE board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has directed the Federal Government to cut leakages...

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers offers scholarships

THE World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is inviting applications for its Emerging Producers Bursary Program. The programme...

EFCC arraigns fake Air Force officer over job scam

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a fake Air Force officer, Ahmed Umar, before a Federal...
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