Immunisation: FG targets 32 million children in 11 polio endemic Northern States

The Federal Government is targeting 32 million in a fresh immunisation exercise against polio which commences today (Saturday October 17 2015), according to the Executive Director of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Ado Muhammad. The 11 polio vulnerable

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UN should exclude US in probe panel on MSF Hospital in Afghanistan – Ex-MDCAN President

From the immediate-past president of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, Dr Steven Oluwole on Sunday came a suggestion that the United Nations should exclude the United States from the investigating panel that would look into the assault on

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NAFDAC Goes Tough On Ogogoro Producers, Arrests Two in Delta

Two persons suspected to be involved in the production and sale of ethanol locally known as Kai-Kai or Ogogoro have been arraigned by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The suspects including Jonathan Uti and

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Nigerian who died in police custody in Austria, died from cocaine poisoning – Autopsy

Nigerian who died in police custody in Austria, died from cocaine poisoning – Autopsy   Account of how Kingsley died He threatened to commit suicide, and the bruises on his face and swollen lips were as a result of repeated

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Specialist Hospital: Former Health Commissioner, Dr, Emem Bassey refutes media reports, denies granting telephone interview to Journalist

Says, hospital equipment where not hired as speculated “I have never spoken with any Journalist concerning the specialist Hospital since I left office”—Bassey By Mfonobong Ukpong Immediate past Commissioner for Health in the Akpabio administration, Dr. Emem Abasi Bassey has

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Delta Nurses Kick Against Okowa’s Contributory Health Insurance Scheme

Amidst the calculated benefits derivable from Governor Okowa’s Contributory Health Insurance Scheme, practicing nurses in Delta State have kicked against the programme, saying nurses and hospitals are not prepared for the scheme. State Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria

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Niger Gov’s Wife to Parents : Worms Slow Down Academic Performance

From, Danlami Mohd, Minna The wife of the Niger State Governor Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello has described lack of de-worming of school age children as a major factor militating against their performance in school just as she appealed to parents

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Niger Gov’s ‎Wife Links Social Vices to Drug Abuse

From Danlami Mohd, Minna   The Wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello has expressed shock over the high rate of drug abuse and addiction among youth saying it is a major cause of many social vices

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Shocking testimony: How my wife who is a pastor at Mountain of Fire Ministries hid her HIV and hepatitis C status and deceived me to marry her – Evangelist Kingsley Obi

Written by Uzoma Ahamefule   This testimony sounds like a movie script, but it is a true-life story.   “A story everybody must read in order to understand that our God whose amen is amen works in miraculous ways, and

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Ministerial appointment: Delay is dangerous for Nigeria, MDCAN tells Buhari

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), on Monday challenged President Muhmmadu Buhari to constitute his cabinet saying “delay is dangerous.” The association also pleaded with the National Association of Resident Doctors to call of their strike in

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Again: Security agents burst another baby factory in Onitsha

13 pregnant teenagers, 5 boys taken into custody From Chuks Collins, Awka Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) have burst open a syndicate of what social rights activists referred to as baby sales stock market in Atani, Ogbaru

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Nigeria has highest number of drug convicts across the globe – NDLEA

From Danlami Mohd, Minna   The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday admitted that Nigeria rank the highest with number of persons serving jail terms for drug related offenses across the globe.   The NDLEA commander in the

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Sir Emeka Offor Orchestrates Elimination of Onchocerciasis

Mr. Peter Onuchukwu was a subsistent farmer in Umuowa Ibu village in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state. He was the bread winner of his family as he sold little remainder of his farm produce in the local market

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Anambra plans baseline survey of physically challenged

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The Anambra state government has concluded arrangement for a comprehensive baseline survey of all people living with disability. This was with a view to know the number of the physically challenged persons in the state

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Tanker accident casualty in Onitsha: death toll now 70

Injured moved to Awka From Chuks Collins, Awka One more victim in the Sunday evening petrol tanker accident that that earlier claimed 69 lives at the Asaba Park in Onitsha has died in hospital. However, the Chief Medical Director of

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MDCAN writes Jonathan, demands release of Yayale-Ahmed report on Health Sector

Threatens legal action   The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to release the report of the Presidential Committee of Experts In Inter-Professional Relationship in the Public Health Sector, otherwise known as

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Only 6 women returned with pregnancy from Sambisa Forest – NEMA

Warns Against Stigmatising Rescued Women and Children   As the Federal government assigned therapeutic experts to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in victims of terrorism, the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Muhammad Sani-Sidi has warned against

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Sir Emeka Offor Foundation in epic battle with Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision which in many occasions progress to total blindness. Glaucoma affects people of all ages, and is the second major cause of blindness globally after cataract and can

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Zuma signs bill that would make HIV-positive South Africans who wear a tattoo get N0.84m

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has signed a new law that would see confirmed HIV positive South Africans who volunteer to be marked near their genital area with a tattoo depicting their status being paid an equivalent of N840,

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The Death Zone Called University Of Uyo Teaching Hospital, By Inibehe Effiong

Since Monday the 20th of April, 2015 there has been no electricity supply at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The avoidable blackout has completely hindered all medical services which are electricity dependent. With this

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Looter Dr. Angela Uwakwem: The MD Owerri Goddess Of Corruption

By Fejiro Oliver Opinion – When in 2006, Dr (Mrs) Angela Uwakwem, a Chief Consultant Ophthalmologist displaced the then Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri Medical Director, Dr Ohadugha in a boardroom politics, not many knew that a new queen of

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FG statement on the strange deadly disease in Ondo

PUBLIC STATEMENT BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEALTH HMSH MR. FIDELIS NWANKWO, ON THE CASES OF ILLNESS AND SUDDEN DEATHS IN TWO COMMUNITIES IN ONDO STATE MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 News of the occurrence of sudden illness and

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Strange deadly disease in Ondo community was caused by exhumed corpse – Kayode Akinmade

The Ondo state commissioner for information and strategy, Kayode Akinmade, has linked all the 14 deaths recorded this week in Ode Irele, Ondo state from a “strange” ailment are directly connected to an exhumed corpse in the community. While noting

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Scrap allocations for meals, diesel in Presidency – Medical Consultants advise Buhari

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association has called on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd to scrap the outrageous allocations for meals and diesel consumed by public office holders in Nigeria, including from the Presidency “because the President of the

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Former NMA President advises Buhari to combat medical tourism

One-time president of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, has called on President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), to focus on curbing medical tourism if he wants to reduce capital flight in the country. Osahon gave this advice when he

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Governor Obiano, wife charge women to Immunize their children

From Chuks Collins, Awka As part of activities marking the commencement of the 2015 National Programme on Immunization Days (NPIDs) in Anambra State, the state governor Chief Willie Obiano, alongside his wife, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano has called on Anambra

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Ebola-ravaged nations plead for global assistance to facilitate recovery

Leaders of the West African countries worst affected by the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, have requested more international assistance to help them eradicate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai

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Federal government refutes outbreak of bird flu in Obasanjo Farms

The federal government has denounced media reports that bird flu attacked Obasanjo’s farm in Otta, Ogun State, describing the publication titled “Bird flu hits Obasanjo’s Otta farm” as false and a misleading attempt to exaggerate the bird flu outbreaks within

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NAFDAC Intercepts six containers of fake Viagra: Prosecutes Chinese for importing fake diapers

 Burns N.5bn drugs, infant formulae and cosmetics in Onitsha   Plans to get incinerators and drugs testing machines   From Chuks Collins, Awka Barely three months after the Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control(NAFDAC),

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Fayose alleges Buhari actually traveled to U.S for medical attention

Written by Ugonnabo Ngwu Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State is at it again as he has claimed that the trip embarked by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, to the United Kingdom, UK, on

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