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Malawi declares polio outbreak

The health authorities in Malawi have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in a young child in...

UNICEF, WHO demand emergency action to avert major measles and polio epidemics

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, November 6, 2020 issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles...

Dangote, Gates: Why we’re hopeful about improving health in Africa

Nigerian billionaire and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, Bill Gates, in this jointly-written opinion...

Nigeria case informs fresh $35m Rotary polio support

$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region Rotary on Tuesday committed an additional...

Nigeria reports third polio case

Nigeria has reported its third polio case in the northeastern state of Borno, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, September 5, warning...

Concern as wild polio virus resurfaces

On the brink of eradicating wild polio, Nigeria suffers a major setback as an outbreak of the virus is confirmed Minister of Health, Prof.Isaac Adewole,...

Photos: Immunisation campaign kicks off in Lekki community

The National Immunisation Prevention Diseases (NIDPs) campaign has commenced in Lagos. The campaign is aimed at reaching 95% of children within the age of...

Rotary targets Nigeria, others under $35m polio lifeline

Nigeria and four other African countries are beneficiaries to a $15 million grant aimed at keeping the continent polio-free. This is part of the...

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Fadina decorated as Best Female Mediator

Mrs Adejoke Fadina has emerged the Best Female Mediator Award. The gesture recognises her as the best female expert...
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Govt urged to halt IOC divestments until degraded Niger Delta environments are fully restored

The Nigerian government has been told to halt the divestments by international oil companies (IOCs) operating in the Niger...

Stakeholders tag Nairobi biodiversity talks ‘a failure’

For the past week, negotiators from 195 states plus the EU met in Nairobi, Kenya to agree on text...

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Fadina decorated as Best Female Mediator

Mrs Adejoke Fadina has emerged the Best Female Mediator...

Govt urged to halt IOC divestments until degraded Niger Delta environments are fully restored

The Nigerian government has been told to halt the...