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CHOLERA KILLS 97 PEOPLE FROM 3, 126 CASES IN BORNO, YOBE

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA); has said cholera has been declared in Yobe state by health ministry, two weeks after being declared in neighbouring Borno, killing 97 people. The UN agency’s Head of Communication, Samantha Newport; in a statement released in Maiduguri; disclosed that the …

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WFD RECRUITS, TRAINS 271 NYSC MEMBERS ON VOTER EDUCATION

…forms CDS group   By Edoamaowo Udeme   The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) supported by European Union-Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria, (EU-SDGN), has recruited and trained 271 National Youth Service Corps Members (NYSC), on Civic and Voter Education (CVE) as part of its “#OurVoteCountsNG project”.    Declaring the event …

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WHO CALLS FOR STRONGER TIES BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS, MEDICINE REGULATORY AUTHORITIES AND TRADITION HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

  By Edoamaowo Udeme The World Health Organisation  (WHO) has called on the Nigerian government to build stronger collaboration with national medicine regulatory authorities, manufacturers and traditional health practitioners to accelerate local manufacturing of traditional medicine products in the Region. This call came during the WHO celebration of African Traditional …

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BORNO DECLARES CHOLERA OUTBREAK, FOURTEEN PEOPLE DEAD

By Jutha Gupah, Maiduguri The Borno State Government has yesterday declared the outbreak of cholera with the killing of eight people and six others from Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD). Announcing the outbreak on Wednesday at the Emergency Operation Centre, Maiduguri, the Health Commissioner, Dr. Haruna Mshelia said the official declaration of …

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GOVERNOR DICKSON DECRIES ABSENCE OF CANCER CENTRE IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA

Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Seriake Dickson on Thursday decried the absence of a standard cancer treatment centre in southern Nigeria. Governor Dickson stated this on Thursday when a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and …

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PSN TO PARTNER WITH CANCER CENTRE IN HONOUR LATE MRS. GOLDCOAST

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has offered to support the Centre for Cancer Awareness being planned in honour of the Memory of the late Mrs. GoldCoast Dickson, the mother of the Governor of Bayelsa State. The Deputy President of the PSN, South, Dr. Daniel Orumwhense, made the pledge for partnership …

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NORTHEAST HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE SUFFERS POOR FUNDING OF $559.1 MILLION

The United Nations Humanitarian response plan for 12 sectors in insurgency affected Northeast has suffered poor funding of $559.1 million. The UN’s required funding for humanitarian response, was $1.05 billion (N378 billion) for 2018, but only $490.9 million (N29.5 billion) or 46.8 per cent was realised. This was disclosed in …

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HOW BLUE LIGHT FROM SMARTPHONES CAN SPEED UP BLINDNESS

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers found. According to research by the University of Toledo in the U.S., exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells and lead to macular degeneration. Reaserachers said as one …

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