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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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Coronavirus: Passengers Without Valid Yellow Card Can No Longer Board Flights To Nigeria- NCAA

As part of the measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says henceforth, passengers without valid Yellow card can no longer be allowed to board flights at Nigeria international airports. The Yellow

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South African Mum, Nicola Siyo Who Lived In Nigeria For Two Years Has This To Say About Nigerian Women

Siyo who had a messy split from Nigeria’s music executive, Ubi was responding to Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Instagram post on International Women’s Day, where Chimamanda decried the double standards of society in favour of men and against women.

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18 Suspected Cases Of Coronavirus Identified In Nigeria – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that a total of 18 suspected cases of coronavirus have been identified so far in Nigeria. In its fifth national situation report on the virus, the NCDC revealed that there is no

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Minister Of Health Releases Information On How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Following The Confirmation Of A Case In Lagos State

What started as a mystery virus in Wuhan, China, has now killed more than 2,859 people and infected thousands more around the world. On Thursday February 28, the first case of the Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos state, Nigeria. A

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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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