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Kaduna State Nutrition Officer Hajiya Ramatu Musa has said 558 health care providers and 1,156 community volunteers have been trained in Community Infant and Young Child Feeding services, noting that the C-IYCF personnel were trained in 22 Local Government Areas (LGAs), with Kaduna North LGA was outstanding. Musa represented by Assistant State Nutrition Officer, Mr. […]

Lagos State Government says more than 400 people will benefit from its new phase of the state sponsored Free Limb Deformity Corrective Surgery and Rehabilitative Programme. The programme is an intervention targeted at rehabilitating people, especially children, with lower limb deformities such as rickets or Blount disease, and other lower limb deformities that affect their […]

The Chairman, Bwari Area Council, Mr John Gabaya, has blamed the fatalities caused by Friday’s fire incident at Kubwa Village market area of Bwari, on negligence by the traders selling their goods by the road side. Gabaya said that the unfortunate incident could have been avoided because several efforts had been made to sensitise the […]

The Lagos State Government has said that bodies recovered from the collapsed Ikoyi building are ready for identification, calling on families of the deceased to go to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba for identification of their loved ones. Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said this giving an update […]

The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says the Government will purchase 100,000 units of free television Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) for indigent and poor households in the state at subsidised rate. Ganduje made the disclosure at the official launch of Digital Switch Over (DSO) for Kano State, in Kano. The governor further said that he had directed […]

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has named the members of the panel of inquiry set up by the government to probe the building collapse in Ikoyi, Lagos. Addressing reporters, family members, and sympathisers when he visited the site on Wednesday, he stated that the panel comprised five members and a secretary. Members of the panel […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that Nigeria will cut its emissions to net zero by 2060. President Buhari made the promise on Tuesday in a speech delivered at the COP26 Leaders’ Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland. According to him, attaining national and global climate change goals will require adequate and sustained technical and financial support […]

The Executive Secretary, National Commission for persons with Disability (NCPWD), Mr James Lalu, has said that the commission would bring together the disability community to strategise on enhancing their lives across the country. Lalu said this at the inauguration of a twin Committee to plan for the ‘forthcoming 1st World Summit on PWDs in Abuja, […]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says no fewer than 62 journalists were killed just for doing their jobs in 2020. The UN agency stated that between 2006 and 2020, over 1,200 professionals lost their lives the same way and nine out of ten cases, the killers go unpunished. In his message marked […]

The Senate Committee on Health, has refused to consider the 2022 budget proposal of the Ministry of Health, citing inconsistencies in its 2021 budget performance. During the budget defence session of the Ministry, committee members led by the Chairman Yahaya Oloriegbe and Betty Apiati who disagreed on the procedures observed anomalies in the documents presented […]


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