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The Vision Centre for Communication and Development Advocacy (VCCDA), has embarked on awareness creation to mobilise support for the revival of improved welfare package and insurance scheme for journalists in the country. The Acting Chairman of the centre, Mr Gbenga Onayiga, said this at a one-day workshop in Kano on Monday. Onayiga said the revival of the insurance scheme and improved welfare were part of viable programmes outlined by the centre to address challenges and...

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To achieve the fight against malaria, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has flagged off the distribution of over 2.8 million free insecticide treated nets. Speaking during the event at the Banquet Hall Government House, Governor Umaru Fintiri restated his commitment to support the fight against malaria. “Malaria over burdens the already weakened Health System and exerts a severe social and economic burden on the nation, retarding the gross domestic product GDP by forty...

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Dr Adekoya Owosibo, a Nutritionist and Provost, Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan, says the consumption of one egg in a day will promote good health. Owosibo made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ibadan on the sideline of activities to mark this year’s World Egg Day. The nutritionist said that this year’s theme of the Day — “Eat Your Egg Today and...

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Over two hundred and seventy (270) blinds, holders of Degree, NCE, Diploma, and Secondary School Certificates are among thousands of unemployed graduates in Adamawa state, Northeast Nigeria seeking employment. The rate of street beggars particularly in the Northern parts of the country may continue to rise unless the government offers employment and provide skills to these categories of people in society. Comrade Bitrus Richard, Chairman Nigeria Association for the Blind, Adamawa State chapter who confirmed...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Governing Council of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities as well as the appointment of an Executive Secretary. Presidential aide, Femi Adesina, who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the appointments were in line with the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act , 2019. According to the Act, the commission shall be headed by a part-time Chairman and six members...

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As the wave of revelations and operations by human rights groups to rescue victims of abuse away from family members in  Nigeria continued, officials again rescued another starved and tortured boy whose full identity is yet to be ascertained in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. The boy, believed to be 9 years old but not confirmed by his family had been subjected to severe beating, torture, and starvation by his step-mother whose identity is being withheld....

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state describes the death of a committed activist against Sickle Cell, Shema’u Adam Imam, as suffocation to the fight against Sickle Cell in the country. Shema’u Adam Imam  was until her death, a level 400 Microbiology student, at Bayero University, Kano and a member of Sickle Cell Trust Fund. Recalls that  Shema’u Adam Imam died on Friday and was buried on Saturday in Kano. Ganduje said, “As a level...

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Prof. Mohammed Sambo, the Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the scheme is planning to extend health insurance to diplomats abroad to enhance Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Sambo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, that NHIS had been working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to achieve the feat. He said “when we met with the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, they said that they wanted to concentrate...

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Despite Governor Kayode Fayemi’s go-ahead for religious centres to re-open, the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Ekiti State has said mosques will remain shut. The NSCIA President in Ekiti State, Alhaji Yakubu Sanni, in a statement, according to the Nation, said that mosques would not open now because the laid down safety protocols by the government cannot be met within the time stipulated. “Muslims in the Government Committee on the re-opening of...

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The Chairman of the House Committee on Information and Strategy and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Kosofe Constituency 2, Honourable Tunde Buraimoh has passed on. Although the House of Assembly has not officially announced the death of the lawmaker, media reports quoted Buraimoh’s colleagues who confirmed the demise. “Highly cautious and will always maintain strict adherence to all medical counsels from the appropriate quarters as it concerns prevention of this spread...

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