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Rasak Adekoya is a young visually impaired Nigeria. He is a Public Speaker, Brand Strategist, Assistive Technology Expert, and an Inclusive Leadership Coach. He is an astute writer who has authored four books, also an Ashoka Change Maker Scholar and the founder of two social enterprises – African Volunteering Week and Brand your Waithood. In this exclusive interview with The West African Pilot News reporter, Bada Yusuf, he discussed the stigmatisation and emotional trauma people living...

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The Anambra State Government says it plans to unveil a comprehensive health package that will cater to the health needs of rural dwellers. The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Awka. Adinuba was reacting to the absence of a functional Primary Health Centre at Awba-Ofemili community, in Awka North Local Government Area (LGA), of the state....

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The World Bank said its board of executive directors has approved $48 million to help Uganda fight a desert locust invasion threatening livelihoods. The funds, under the Emergency Locust Response Programme, will help Uganda monitor and manage locust swarms to limit the growth of existing and new desert locust populations, the bank said in a statement. The funds will also provide livelihood protection and restoration to the affected households, communities and vulnerable groups. “The project...

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The Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, has said it would start phone consultation for patients, to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Dr Amina Bello-Mukhtar, Head of Clinical Pharmacy and also a medical practitioner with the hospital, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna. Bello-Mukhtar said the management of the hospital introduced phone consultation, to ensure social distancing and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. According to Bello, telephone numbers...

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Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), says Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has started 42 days countdown to end Ebola in the country. Ghebreyesus who stated this in a statement posted on WHO website, said there was continued hope to end the virus. “The last person who was being treated for Ebola in the DRC recovered and was discharged on May 14. “On that day, the DRC Ministry of Health announced the...

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The study had shown that the reception that allowed the coronavirus infection into our cells appear to be less common in children’s noses. This could be the reason children are less likely to get sick with the virus, the new study revealed. The receptor is described as a molecular doorway into cells called ACE2. According to the study, samples were looked from more than 300 people between the ages of 4 and 60, revealed that...

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The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has reversed the sit-at-home directive it issued to its members yesterday. The NMA in a statement, said it initially gave the directive following alleged harassment of its members by men of the Nigeria Police Force. The association said it ordered its members to sit at home because it was “unbearable combining the continued threat to life from the officers and men of the police force...

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The Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that there are other issues apart from the conflicting directive from the Police in Lagos, which led to the alleged harassment of doctors in the state. Yesterday, the Lagos NMA in a statement by its chairman and secretary, Dr. Saliu Oseni and Dr. Ramon Moronkola respectively, asked its members to stay at home indefinitely as from 6pm on Wednesday, March 20, over alleged harassment...

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The Kuje Area Council in the FCT, has commenced enforcement of the suspension on all motorcycle operations in the area, aimed at curbing community spread of COVID-19. Mr Abdullahi Sabo, Chairman, Motorcycle Operators Restructuring Committee in Kuje, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. NAN recalls that the council had on May 12, announced the suspension. Sabo said that the development followed the daily rise in confirmed cases...

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The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos has directed its members to immediately proceed on an indefinite sit-at-home strike starting from 6.00p.m on Wednesday. The association gave the directive in a joint statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr Saliu Oseni and Dr Ramon Moronkola, respectively in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that to strengthen compliance of the curfew, the police in Lagos on Tuesday mounted road blocks in different parts of...