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LAGOS — Mr. David Anyaele, Executive Director of Centre for Citizens With Disability (CCD), has canvased for equal opportunities for Persons With Disability (PWDs) and access to participate in the political and governmental activities in the country. Obinna made the appeal in Lagos as part of activities to mark the International Day For Persons With Disabilities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2021 edition of the global celebration marked annually on Dec.3...

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The Ogun State government has arrested and sentenced at least 124 persons to community service for open defecation. Dapo Abiodun, Special Adviser to Governor on Environment and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA), Ola Oresanya, disclosed this to Journalists Thursday in Abeokuta. “The offenders were arrested in various parts of the state with 82 of them arrested in the Mowe-Ibafo axis in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the...

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YOLA  — The Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Agency for the Control of AIDS (ADSACA), Mohammed Chubado Abubakar, on Wednesday disclosed that the rate of people infected with HIV in Adamawa State has dropped to 0.8 percent among men and 1.4 percent among women. Abubakar who spoke during the HIV/AIDS Day in Yola said the rate is as contrasted from 7.6 percent average rate less than 20 years ago, added that the spread of HIV has...

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Western rhetoric on partnering with African countries as equals appears hollow as Western nations slap travel bans on African countries with confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. By Michelle Gavin, Guest columnist and blogger When scientists in Botswana and South Africa identified the COVID-19 Omicron variant, they moved quickly to share that information internationally. The response from much of the world was to announce travel bans on Southern African states. Those restrictions are a brutal blow to Southern...

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ABUJA — The Country Director of an international non-governmental organisation, Marie Stopes Nigeria, has expressed concerns that about 45 million active women of childbearing age lack access to family planning and sexual reproductive health services in the country. Effiom  Effiom, made the revelation in Abuja Monday during a two-day sexual reproductive health workshop his organization, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, organised for traditional and religious leaders. He said lack of access to facilities...

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ABUJA  — The Nigerian government has expressed concern that malaria disease is still responsible for the death of most Nigerians despite concerted efforts to cure it. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria Minister of Health stated this at the launch of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), a campaign to end malaria, tagged “Mama Put”. Represented by the director of public health, Dr. Morenike Alex-Okoh said malaria was still the leading cause of death in the country...

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KADUNA — Less than half of the total number of doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council (MDCN) is practising in the country according to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). Innocent Ujah, NMA president, said this on Friday in his address at the virtual eighth biennial and scientific conference and annual general meeting of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Kaduna state chapter. He also called on the federal government to look into...

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LAGOS — Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs has been off the movie screens for a long while due to the condition of his ill-health. Fans had been left in the dark concerning the nature of his Illness with rumours spreading sometime ago about his demise which his wife, Joke Silva, debunked immediately. However, in a popular interview show with Chude Jideonwo, Veteran actress, Joke Silva revealed for the first time publicly, the nature of his Illness...

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OTUOKE, (Bayelsa) — The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in collaboration with FMC Otuoke Outreach, on Saturday organised a free medical outreach for the people of Otuoke, its host Community, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The programme which was part of the activities to mark the centre’s end of year activities, included free eye test and donation of free glasses,  mosquito nets, also HIV and dental checks, among other medical services. Otuoke, which is...

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JOS — Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), the Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday says legalization of consumption of cannabis will take Nigeria back to its dark days. Some Nigerians have been advocating for the legalization of the drug for health and economic purposes, but Marwa rejected the calls, stressing that such a move would also take Nigeria back to its dark days. Marwa at an interactive session...

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