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Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire Speaks On Prevalent Cancer Types In Nigeria In Commemoration Of World Cancer Day

It was World Cancer Day last week, February 4 and the growing challenges that cancer presents was brought to fore as it relates to Nigerians. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that cancer kills 72,000 people in

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Trump Administration Adds Nigeria and Five Other Countries To Travel Ban List

The US State Department on Friday night announced that it has put six new countries under its travel ban list. Under a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump, citizens from Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria- Africa’s most populous country,

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Coronavirus: Nigeria and 12 Others Listed As Top Risk African Countries

Nigeria and twelve other nations have been listed as high-risk African countries for Coronavirus by the World Health Organisation. Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia were identified as African

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Birth Tourism: Pregnant Nigerian Women To Be Denied United States Visa Under New Policy

The United States Government on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad including those from Nigeria from visiting America. Under a new rule, the US Department of State directed visa officers to stop “birth tourism” —

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See The Number Of Babies That Will Be Born In Nigeria This New Year Day, 2020

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund has released information about how many children will be born across Nigeria today, January 1, 2020. aid that an estimated 26,039 babies will be born in Nigeria on New Year’s Day. UNICEF, in

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National Association of Resident Doctors Raise Alarm Over Escalating Psychiatric Problems Among Nigerians

Many Nigerians used to view mental health issues as a western problem but that’s not nearly the truth going by the trends in recent years. The number of Nigerians with psychiatric issues is escalating, the National Association of Resident Doctors

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Giant Stride: Nigeria Launches First Sexual Offenders Register

The Federal Government in collaboration with strategic partners has unveiled the Nigeria sexual offenders register. The Nigerian Sexual Offenders Register was launched yesterday, November 25, 2019, and Nigerians have hailed this move as a step in the right direction. The

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Man, Victor Cheedoh, Shares Texts He Got From His Sister As Proof That Abuse Is Commonplace In Nigerian Homes

A Nigerian man took to Facebook to share his thoughts on the prevalence of abuse in the average Nigerian home. The young man who identifies as Victor O. Cheedoh on the social networking app shared screenshots of the abusive messages

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Mental Health In Nigeria: Senate Rises To Duty

The Nigerian government is now on a commemdable path to demystify the scourge of mental health issues as well as create a safe place for sufferers within the country. Nigeria, the world’s 7th largest country has a population of 200 million

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This Geo-Political Zone Has A HIV Prevalence Rate Significantly Higher Than The National Average- NACA DG, Gambo Aliyu

The Director-General of the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu, whIle commissioning the agency’s new office yesterday (Nov. 13) revealed that the national prevalence rate for HIV in the country is 1.4 but revealed a worrying

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Mental Health In Nigeria: Amnesty International Decries The Inhumane Treatment & Detention Of Patients In Religious Houses

International Human Rights Group, Amnesty International, has urged the Nigerian Government to ban the violent and dehumanizing practices used against people suffering from Mental health issues in the country. In a damning report, published yesterday, Monday, (Nov. 11), Amnesty International

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Child Marriage: UNICEF Ranking Puts Nigeria Far Ahead Of Other Nations In The Sabotage Of The Girl Child

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released concerning information concerning the issue of child marriages in Nigeria. According to UNICEF, Nigeria’s practice of child marriage has ended the educational strive of 23 million girls and women married as child

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ALERT! ‘Nigeria may suffer Ebola outbreak soon’ – House Of Reps Warn

Members of the House of Representatives has warned that Nigeria may suffer another Ebola outbreak if measures were not quickly put in place, Daily Post reports. The lawmakers said the federal government is not doing enough to prevent another outbreak

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World Drug Report 2019: See The Delicate Statistics For Nigeria

How prevalent do you imagine the issue of drug abuse to be in Nigeria? To better inform and guide your kids, you should know that drug abuse in Nigeria is a much more nagging problem than many parents realise and

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Children’s Risk Of Dying Before Age Five Varies- Local Study

A study mapping child deaths over two decades finds that the likelihood of a child reaching age five varies nearly four-fold among local government areas in Nigeria. The research shows that in Nigeria, 789,037 children died before their fifth birthdays

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See If You Agree With Emir Sanusi Lamido’s Stance On This

Nigeria as a country boasts of a large population, a major reason why it is often referred to as the giant of Africa. While a large population can translate to abundant human resources and economic success, it is not always

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Why I Handed Over Nigeria’s Treasury To Women- President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated his preference for women when it comes to trusting anyone with the economic and financial operations of the country. The president first remarked about why it is important for him to have women

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Nigeria Has The Highest Number Of Out-of-School Children-UNESCO

One would assume that Nigeria should by now be better positioned to provide access to education to children of all ages, as well as have measures in place to enforce strict laws for the compliance of parents and children where

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Researchers Highlight Barriers To Breast Cancer Treatment In Nigeria

A new study has provided insights into the barriers breast cancer patients face in Nigeria. Findings from the study, titled, ‘Access to care and financial burden for patients with breast cancer in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria’, were presented at the

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Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, Announces Deadline for Flushing Out Unqualified Teachers From Classrooms

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono,while monitoring the May Diet of the Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) in Abuja on Saturday made a commendable declaration as he announced plans by

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Rape Survivor, Tope Delano, Reveals What Hurts Most About Being A Rape Victim In A Country Like Nigeria

Nigerian writer and rape survivor, Tope Delano, has shared her thoughts on what hurts the most about being a rape victim in Nigeria. The 32-year old who has been an unmistakable voice in the fight against sexual and domestic abuse

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President Muhammadu Buhari Reveals Why He Has Been Appointing Women To Head Nigeria’s Treasury

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed there’s a special reason he has been appointing women to head Nigeria’s treasury since his administration came into power in 2015. The president made the revelation on Wednesday when he received some representatives of Nigerian women on

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Children’s Day: UNICEF Launches Campaign On Children’s Rights In Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has launched a campaign to create awareness about the rights of children in the Nigerian society. The campaign tagged, ‘For every child, every right’, is to draw attention to children’s right. UNICEF’s new Country

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BREAKING: Nigerian Government Secures Release Of Girl Facing Execution, Zainab Aliyu, From Saudi Detention

There is good news after the unfortunate encounter of the Nigerian student, Zainab Aliyu, who has been detained in Saudi Arabia since December 26, on suspicion that she is a drug trafficker. The detained woman faced execution by the Saudi

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See How Nigeria Ranks Among Other Countries Of The World On Life Expectancy According To The UN

It may or may not come as a surprise considering the standard of living, amenities and opportunities available to the average Nigerian but the United Nations (UN), has revealed that Nigeria’s life expectancy is the third lowest in the world

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