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Nigeria needs to reduce maternal morbidity to achieve health SDGs by 2030

    Nigeria needs to reduce maternal morbidity to achieve health SDGs by 2030

BY NICHOLAS ADERINTO According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria accounts for over 34% of global maternal deaths. The lifetime risk of dying during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, or after

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‘I got scary news from the surgeons’ — Olisa Metuh asks Nigerians to pray for him

    ‘I got scary news from the surgeons’ — Olisa Metuh asks Nigerians to pray for him

Olisa Metuh, a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to pray for him over his health. Metuh who took to Facebook to

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Myths, taboos hinder access to free quality cleft care in Nigeria

    Myths, taboos hinder access to free quality cleft care in Nigeria

BY MICHAEL AHUNDU AND EMILY MANJERU In many African societies, having a child with a congenital defect is often considered a punishment by the gods for the parent/parent’s past sins

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Wike visits illegal refinery sites, vows to prosecute culprits

    Wike visits illegal refinery sites, vows to prosecute culprits

Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, says he will fight soot pollution in the state and ensure that operators of illegal refineries are brought to justice.  Wike said this on Thursday when

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President Buhari, elo n’koko?

  President Buhari, elo n’koko?

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari agreed to come out of his cocoon. He granted two interviews between the space of

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EFCC locks out workers without proof of COVID vaccination

  EFCC locks out workers without proof of COVID vaccination

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, locked out unvaccinated staff from its office headquarters in Abuja. George

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Abayomi: 1.9m COVID vaccine doses administered in Lagos

  Abayomi: 1.9m COVID vaccine doses administered in Lagos

Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner of health, says 1,912,394 doses of AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the

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ICYMI: Senate passes bill seeking to provide funding for tertiary healthcare

  ICYMI: Senate passes bill seeking to provide funding for tertiary healthcare

The senate has passed a bill seeking to establish the tertiary hospital development fund. The upper legislative chamber passed the

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Kaduna threatens to shut unlicensed private health colleges, hospitals

  Kaduna threatens to shut unlicensed private health colleges, hospitals

Kaduna state government says it will soon start closing down unlicensed private health schools and hospitals. Amina Baloni, commissioner for

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Tomori, Nigerian professor, named member of WHO COVID technical advisory group

  Tomori, Nigerian professor, named member of WHO COVID technical advisory group

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appointed Oyewale Tomori, a Nigerian professor of virology, as a member of its technical

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