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LASSA FEVER More than one thousand one hundred and twenty one cases of the disease have so far been recorded in 18 states with over one hundred and ten fatalities. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known yesterday on the sidelines of reports of the prohibitive cost of treating Lassa fever which is said […]

NAFDAC The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has rejected recommendation by Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led reform panel proposal to move drug matters presently on the Exclusive List (item 21 of part I of the second schedule of the 1999 constitution) to the concurrent list. In a statement by the Director- General […]

AUTONOMY Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, says that local government autonomy had not been rejected by states houses of assembly in the on-going constitution amendment process, as has been speculated. NULGE said the bill on local government autonomy was still under consideration by twenty six houses of assembly across the country, as only […]

RESIT Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has kicked against the planned resit examinations of four hundred and thirty seven foreign trained Medical and Dental graduates that failed the last Licensing Examination set by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN. The NMA had earlier informed available information showed that the purported reseat examinations was fixed […]

IDPs A two-week medical outreach by the Nigerian Air Force is underway for Internally Displaced Persons in Maiduguri and Damboa, both of Borno State. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who made this known, said the medical intervention in continuation of efforts at alleviating the plights of Internally Displaced Persons […]

NPHCDA As work resumes for the week today in most offices, especially in government parastatals, public servants have been encouraged to imbibe the spirit of transparency and accountability to work. Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Professor Faisal Shuaib, who made, noted that transparency and accountability in the public service would further strengthen the […]

French athlete, Abraham Kiprotich has emerged winner of the 2018 Lagos City Marathon #RunLagos #RunYourRace #LagosCityMarathon

SOUTH AFRICA South Africa’s parliament has scheduled a motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma for February 22. The parliament’s speaker made the announcement today, following a request from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party. Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes during his scandal-plagued presidency, but the calls for him to step down have reportedly […]

HOSPITAL The Federal Government has announced special intervention funds for tertiary and specialist hospitals in the country. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Resident Doctors in Abuja yesterday. Adewole said each teaching hospital would get the sum of […]

WHO The World Health Organisation has launched a new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System , a global effort to address drug resistance. The GLASS will involve the development of tools and standards and improved collaboration around the world to track drug resistance, measure its health and economic impacts, and design targeted solutions. WHO reported new surveillance […]

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