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The Growing Burden Of Cancer Afflictions In Nigeria & Why It Needs To Be Taken Seriously

Nigeria’s cancer burden is painfully high, no thanks to a poor health system. So when the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions, Paschal Obi, urged the Federal Government afresh to build more cancer centres in the country, it

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#ENDPoliceBrutality: UK Shuts Visa Application Centres In Nigeria

The United Kingdom has shut down its visa application centres in Nigeria over the crisis arising from #EndSARS protests in the country. In a statement released on its website on Wednesday October 21, it was gathered that the centres will

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Dietician, Dr. Henrietta Ene-Obong Shares On How To Sustain Nigeria’s Polio-free Status

A Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Henrietta Ene-Obong, says there is need for health workers to visit homes in the rural areas to ensure that children receive routine immunisation if Nigeria

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Nigerian Female Health Workers Share Their Ordeal Fending Off Sexual Harrassments From Patients & Employers

Some female health workers in the country have described how their patients harass them for sex. They also allege that apart from their patients, relations of the people they treat, as well as their superior male officers and employers also

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NCDC Shares Encouraging News With Nigerians On Its COVID-19 Testing Capacity

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that there are now COVID-19 testing laboratories across the 36 states including the federal capital territory (FCT). The announcement was made after the Niger State Public Health Laboratory, Minna was formally included in

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Expert, Dr. Adedayo Joseph Raises Alarm Over How Misdiagnosis Among Other Factors Is Leading To Increased Deaths From Childhood Cancers In Nigeria

The Director, Dorcas Cancer Foundation, Dr. Adedayo Joseph, has said death from childhood cancer is on the increase in Nigeria, rather than decreasing. Joseph, in a statement on Tuesday, said childhood cancer was the leading non-infectious disease-related cause of death

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Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde Explains Why Nigeria Has High Prevalence Of Fraternal Twins

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde, says Nigeria has the highest number of non-identical [fraternal] twins in the world. This, according to the physician, is due to the high prevalence of multiple births. Dr Airhumwunde noted that the

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UAE Reverses Visa Restrictions On Nigerians

The Federal Government has lifted the ban on Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria. This development comes after the United Arab Emirates UAE agreed to start issuing visas to Nigerians. The Federal Government had banned Emirates Airlines from Lagos and

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Nigeria Develops Own COVID-19 Test Kit

A molecular test kit named the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA) has been developed by the Nigerian government to improve Coronavirus testing in the country. Minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora who made the announcement at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF)

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COVID-19 Vaccine : NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu Speaks On Nigeria’s Efforts

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu has disclosed that Nigeria does not have enough capacity for production of vaccines. Ihekweazu who made this known in a television programme in Abuja and also expressed optimism that the country will

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Federal Government Bars Another Airline From Operating In Nigeria

The Federal Government has barred another Airline from operating in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read:  “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors

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BREAKING: Nigeria Takes Over From India As World Capital For Under-5 Deaths

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two years earlier than the World Bank projected. The global bank

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‘Patriarchy Princess’ Tabugbo Violet Amaka On Why Nigerian Women Should Uphold The Patriarchy If They Want Marital Bliss

There is such a thing as ‘patriarchy princess’ –  it is a term that describes a female (young or old) who upholds the notion that the rights of women to free-living, respect and full expression is subjective to whether or

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Leading Health Experts Expose How COVID-19 Is Worsening Infant Mortality Rate In Nigeria

Leading health experts have alerted that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the incidence of preterm birth among pregnant women in the country. The viral pandemic, they said, has also further exacerbated the infant mortality rate in Nigeria. Speaking with PUNCH

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Flights From EU Countries Banned From Entering Nigeria

The Federal government has said it would be also be banning flights from the European nations just as they have banned flights from Nigeria into their country. As part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in its

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Nigerian Woman, Chisara, Creates The Most Hilarious Twitter Thread To Highlight The Travails Of The Average Nigerian Wife

Satire has always been an effective tool to pass message; it relies on sarcasm to effect societal changes and one Nigerian woman, simply identified as Chisara, concerned about the plight of women in marriages in Nigeria is using her gift

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How Poverty Is Silently Fueling A Childhood Cancer Epidemic In Nigeria

Childhood cancer is stealthily stealing the country’s young. Despite the ravages of this non-communicable disease and the toxic effects of the treatment regimen, their chances of survival remain slim. Their predicament is made worse by the high cost of treatment

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Here’s Why IVF Expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi Is Urging Infertile Nigerian Couples To Not Travel Abroad for IVF

The Managing Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has advised couples experiencing infertility to consider In Vitro Fertilisation treatment. Dr. Ajayi also said that it is needless for a couple struggling with infertility to resort to traveling abroad

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Experts Warn That Nigeria Is At Risk Of A New Strain Of Coronavirus

Renowned scientists have said that, as the new coronavirus spreads, there is a higher chance of Nigeria having another strain of the viral infection. A professor of virology and former Vice-Chancellor at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, Ede, Osun State, Oyewale

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Relief! See How Nigeria Is Faring In The Fight Against Polio

In a welcome development, World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Nigeria a polio free country, after three consecutive years of non record of outbreak. The process of certification which commenced few months ago culminated in the complete documentation on Thursday by

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Do You Agree With Nigerian Writer, Oloye’s Take On Single Parenthood & The Liberalization Of Marriage Values In Nigeria

Nigerian writer, Oloye recently took to social media to share his thoughts on single parenthood and the liberalization of marriage values in Nigerian. While explaining the depth of his message, Oloye revealed that single parenthood is one of the factors

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Castration As Punishment For Rape In Nigeria? Here’s What The Reps Decided

In light of the avalanche of rape and sexual abuse cases coming to fore, a member of the Nigeria House Of Representatives, Hon James Faleke moved the motion that convicted rapists be castrated. The lawmaker made the suggestion during a

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Good News: FG Validates Three Out Of Numerous COVID-19 Local Cure

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has disclosed that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure have been validated and forwarded for further investigation. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha who made

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Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire Reveals Drug Used In Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients In Nigeria

Nigeria has been making some progress in its treatment of COVID-19  cases in the country. Only yesterday, 60 patients were discharged from different isolation centres in Lagos state after testing negative for the virus twice post quarantine and treatment. While

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Nigeria Records Its First Death From Coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded its first death from Coronavirus. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the deceased is a 67-year-old man who returned home from the UK where he had gone for medical treatment. The victim has since

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