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Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director

Henrietta Fore has assumed office on January 1 as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director.  Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience. “I am

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WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

The World Health Organization (WHO) has  prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines,

Enter 2018

Happy New Year to all our visitors and readers  

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Nigeria not Ready to Fight Corruption with Poor Funding of ICPC – Senate

The Senate has said that the perennial under-funding of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and other anti-graft agencies in each budget year is an indication that the country

NCDC issues advisory on Cerebrospinal Meningitis

As  the Meningitis season approaches, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued an advisory urging  Nigerians to be vigilant, “ACT FAST and report any suspected case to the nearest

 US  Government donates 2.9 million insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to Sokoto State

Abuja – The United States  Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), yesterday December 14, donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State.  The bed nets, valued at

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More men likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses, UNAIDS warns

UNAIDS releases new report OTTAWA/GENEVA, 1 December 2017—On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely

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ICPC detains 4 former Kogi commissioners for alleged corruption

Four former Commissioners under the defunct administration of ex-Kogi State Governor, Capt. Idris Ichalla Wada, have been arrested and are being detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related

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Nigeria earned  N69.2bn from solid minerals in 2015 – NEITI report

ABUJA. Nigeria earned N69.2 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2015, an increase of 24% on the N55.8 billion earned from the sector in 2014. This disclosure is contained

NAPTIP, UNODC empower human trafficking victims

Thirty victims of human trafficking today received equipment for various vocational skills ranging from catering, hairdressing, photography to tailoring and bead making  to set them up in business. The recipients, all

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World Diabetes Day: New IDF report reveals continued increase

Estimate shows 1 in 11 adults now live with diabetes – 10 million more cases than in 2015 Sanofi leads campaign in Nigeria with special walk, capacity building workshop for

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SOEHPON calls for policy on environmental health

The Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON) has called on the Federal Government to adopt a National Policy and Programme for occupational health in the country. This

Cocoon Homes sponsors 2017 Lagos City Criterium

  Real Estate Company and developers of the Cocoon Atlantic Estate – Cocoon Homes Ltd, has partnered with the Sustainable Cycling Foundation of Nigeria as a key sponsor for the

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ICPC’s resumes trial-within-trial of corruption case against own dropped Board Nominee

  The trial of a former Chairman of Kwara State Polytechnic Governing Council, Dr. Saadu Ayinla Alanamu has resumed before Justice Mahmud Abdul Gafar of the Kwara State High Court

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Governments urged to act fast on SOM increase

KADUNA –  Governments at all levels and relevant agencies in Nigeria  have been urged  to act urgently to stem the growing incidence of smuggling of migrants in the country. In a

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NLNG awards $100,000 to 2017 Science Prize winners

  The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Science and Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) on Thursday November 2, announced three research works as joint winners for the 2017 edition

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ICPC Workshop: Bauchi Governor Charges Nigerians to Stop Condoning Corrupt Leaders

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has asked Nigerians to move away from the attitude of condoning corrupt leaders so as to tackle the problem of corruption in the country. Governor

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WHO rescinds Mugabe’s appointment as NCDs goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General,  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar against

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Teach children to wash hands correctly, Save The Children urges parents

  Marks Global hand Washing Day The Global Hand Washing Day was marked in Nigeria recently amid call by Save The Children, an international Non-Governmental Organisation on humanitarian and development-

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Governments resolve to reduce suffering, deaths from noncommunicable diseases

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay –  Heads of State , Government and ministers from around the world have committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs),

Adesina, AfDB President calls for immediate action over deepening global malnutrition crisis

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors,

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Girl child education key to crashing maternal, child deaths globally – UNFPA Executive Director

Newly-appointed Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Dr Nathalia Kanem, is eager to see a world with zero child and maternal deaths by 2030 when, hopefully, the Sustaining Development

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Ebonyi State Gov commends ICPC for upholding human rights in operations

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) has been commended for upholding the tenets of human rights in its operations in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

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Nigeria setting good example on family planning – UNFPA Executive Director

The newly-appointed United Nations Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, has commended Nigeria’s strides in family planning services, saying “the people and government of Nigeria are pioneers in the area of

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Monkeypox spreads to six more states

Total suspected cases now  31 Lagos confirms 2 suspected cases Six more states have reported cases of suspected monkeypox, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said today in a