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Tobacco industry kills over eight million people yearly – WHO

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has said the tobacco industry is responsible for the death of eight million people yearly. In addition to the human...

World No Tobacco Day: FG urged to raise taxes to discourage smoking

A COALITION of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) is calling on the Federal Government to increase taxes on tobacco products in order to discourage smoking...

NCDC confirms one dead as Nigeria records 21 cases of monkeypox

A 40-year-old has died of monkeypox in Nigeria, the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced Sunday night. The NCDC said the fatality resulted from 21...
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Ghebreyesus overcomes criticisms over Ebola, COVID-19, re-elected as WHO DG

THE World Health Assembly has re-elected Tedros Ghebreyesus as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He was re-elected for five years as the...

How Nigeria got over $1 billion from donors in four years to fight malaria

NIGERIA received at least $1.147.5 billion in foreign aid to fight malaria between 2014 and 2017 as the country sought to achieve its National...

74 years after launching NMCP, Nigeria remains country with highest cases of malaria in the world  

NIGERIA remains the nation with the highest cases of malaria in the world, 74 years after launching its National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP). The 2021...
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Buhari directs minister to submit progress report on local vaccines production in May

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire to submit a progress report on the indigenous production of vaccines next month. He...

72% of Nigeria’s health budget spent on salaries, running offices in 11 years

NIGERIA has spent 72 per cent of its health sector budgets to pay salaries and run offices in the past 11 years. Data from the Budget...

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Train attack: How FG met terrorists’ demands for release of abducted passengers

SENIOR Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu has said terrorists that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna...

NNPCLtd. signs contract extension with oil majors, targets $500bn investments

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCLtd) has signed a contract extension with five oil majors, hoping to earn...

Bandits kill two vigilantes in Abuja

TWO vigilante members have been reported dead following an encounter with bandits at Gasakpa community in Gawu Ward, Abaji...

Wike to Atiku: People around you may cost you 2023 presidential election

RIVERS State governor Nyesom Wike has advised candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar to be mindful...

Aero Contractors eyes return to commercial operations

Aero Contractors is eyeing a return to commercial operations after the temporary suspension of flights on Wednesday, July 20,...
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