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The House of Representatives committee on health care services has created a panel to address the issues raised by the resident doctors. Tanko Sununu, chairman of the committee, announced the development after a closed-door meeting with the doctors on Friday. He affirmed that the committees will ensure that complaints made by the resident doctors are resolved. Resident doctors had embarked on an indefinite strike on April 1 over the failure of the government to address...

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The Senate Committee on Health said on Thursday says the Presidency should have consulted the National Assembly before converting the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to the Presidential Steering Committee. Chairman of the Senate panel, Yahaya Oloriegbe, stated these during a public hearing on a bill seeking to establish a Federal Medical Centre in Mubi, Adamawa State. “I was listening to the radio yesterday (Wednesday) and I heard that the PTF (on COVID-19) has been...

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The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has said Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called “Bird flu”. Avian Influenza has strains of the influenza virus that primarily infects birds but can also infect humans. NCDC Boss disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, while giving highlights of the...

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No fewer than 20 dignitaries, including three sons of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, late Ibrahim Dasuki were on Sunday turbaned with traditional titles of the caliphate by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III. The event was a unique one, making it the first of its kind in the history of the caliphate. Addressing the gathering, the Sultan said that the event was historic as it retraced the footprints of the late Othman...

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In order to preserve the cultural heritage of the Lunguda people, the Lunguda Development Association, (LDA) has organized a two-day summit with the theme “Lunguda: Past, Present and Future” aimed at injecting unity and love among Lunguda folks and others. The event was held at Pure Heaven Hotel in Guyuk drew Lunguda sons and Daughters from far and near with the inauguration of two committees on Lunguda History and Lunguda Attires for the promotion of Lunguda...

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The Hama Bachama, His Majesty Homun Daniel Shaga Ismaila, has reiterated the resolve of the Bachama traditional council in Adamawa state to ensure the asphyxiation of trade and consumption of illicit drugs in his kingdom. A statement by his Press Secretary, Anselm N. Kyauta said the Bachama Monarch who dedicated his life to the task of fighting illicit drug dealings in the country as an officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at different...

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The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has raised the alarm that it is being threatened by some government agencies to call off its ongoing strike. This comes four days into the nationwide strike which according to the association is to protest against the failure of the Federal Government to honour their agreements, including the payment of salary arrears and indemnity for their colleagues who died in the line of COVID-19 duty. The National President,...

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KANO — No few than 16,000 patients from the five Emirate Councils in Kano have benefitted from the State’s free dental and oral health services. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, disclosed this on Friday, at the closing ceremony of the free dental outreach inaugurated on March 20, to mark World Oral Health Day. He said that the exercise which began on March 20, had surpassed its 15,000 target beneficiaries across the state. According...

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ABUJA — The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday, witnessed increased traffic due to the huge number of passengers travelling to different parts of the country to celebrate Easter. Reports by The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that flights from Abuja to other routes were fully booked before Thursday. Also, booking and check-in counters of many airlines were crowded with travelers rushing to board their flights. Many of the airline officials who spoke with...

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Google on Wednesday disclosed that ‘mother’, ‘women’s rights, ‘music’, ‘movies’, and celebrities were the most searched words on its platform in March 2021. Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communication Officer, Google, West Africa, said that reasons for mothers and women’s rights leading the top search in March could be attributed to International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. Kola-Ogunlade said that March 8 was International Women’s Day (IWD) and Nigerians joined the world to commemorate the cultural, political,...

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