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The Federal Government has unveiled series of strategic measures aimed at addressing the high food prices currently affecting the nation with the importation of 250,000 metric tons of wheat and 250,000 metric tons of maize. Senator Abybakar Kyari, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security disclosed this in his X verified handle @senatorAkyari, said the measures will be implemented over the next 180 days. He said the imported food commodities will be subjected to a Recommended...

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The Rotary Club of Ojodu has successfully commissioned a significant grant project to benefit three schools in the Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State in a bid to enhance education. The event took place on Monday at the Ojodu Abiodun Community Primary School, with the commissioning by the esteemed District Governor of District 9110, Rotarian Ifenyinwa Ejezie ably represented by the Assistant Governor of the Club Rotarian Afelogun Idowu. In attendance were...

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The Federal Ministry of Environment has vowed to support states most affected by the cholera outbreak with chlorine solution/tablets, water and food testing resources, materials, and technical advisory. The States most affected, contributing 90% of the total cases, are Bayelsa, Lagos, Zamfara, Abia, Bauchi, Cross River, Ebonyi, Delta, and Katsina. Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Salako in a statement said the Ministry through the Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, and the Environmental...

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As a measure to reduce the risk of mental illnesses and other risky behaviours associated with drug abuse among children, and youths, Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA) Abuja, has urged parents and teachers to educate them on the dangers of intake of the substances. Dr Hope Omeiz, Executive Director of the centre disclosed this in a message to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking or World Drug Day on Monday in...

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No fewer than 194,897 persons have died due to a cholera outbreak from January 1st, 2024 to May 26th, 2024 and1, 932 cases recoded globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. According to World health body, Eastern Mediterranean Region recorded the highest numbers of the reported cases from 24 countries across five WHO regions. The global stockpile of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) was depleted until early March but exceeded the emergency target of 5 million...

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The Federal Government (FG), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Nigeria and other stakeholders have strategized to deploy Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) as a panacea for the ever increasing rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as well as unplanned pregnancies among youths. According to reports, the agreement which was a fallout of a Focus Group Discussion (FGD), organized by AHF Nigeria to commemorate the 2024 International Day of the African Child (IDAC) would...

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All is set for the 2024 Africa Illustrious Award, going to be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island of Lagos, Nigeria. The continental event which hopes to attract several leaders of industries, political leaders, tech innovators, inventors, youth leaders, community leaders, administrators, and other trailblazers in diverse works of life across Africa, is expected to kick start around 3 pm this Friday. This edition is the 5th...

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 Nigerians have been advised to abstain from keeping cooked food in the refrigerator for more than three days which will be exposed to contamination by disease-causing pathogens, leading to foodborne diseases that can lead to death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million, almost one in 10 people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated food, and 420,000 die every year, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life...

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Nigerian superstar Rema has achieved another major milestone with his hit song “Calm Down.” According to Chart Data, the song featuring Selena Gomez has officially surpassed one billion on-demand streams in the United States, a first for both Afrobeats and African music. “Calm Down”, released in February 2022 as a single off Rema’s “Rave and Roses” album, took the world by storm, especially in the US. The remix with Selena Gomez became a megahit, setting...

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As the rainy season intensifies, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has released a report indicating that there are increasing cases of cholera across the country. Cholera is a food and water-borne disease, caused by the ingestion of the organism Vibrio cholerae in contaminated water and food. NCDC Director General, Dr. Jide Idris in a statement said: “From the 1st of January to the 11th of June 2024, a total of 1,141 suspected...

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