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Cholera: Nigeria records 37,819 cases, 1,178 deaths from 23 states, FCT

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country has recorded 37,819 suspected cases of cholera, 1,178 deaths in 23 states and the FCT as at August 14, 2021. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the disclosure in an interview on Monday, August 16 in Abuja. Ihekweazu listed the states to ...

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FEC approves N16bn for erosion control in 12 states, FCT

Gully erosion

 The Federal Executive Council has approved N16 billion for erosion control in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja ...

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COVID-19: Why states were directed to halt vaccination halfway – Govt

Olorunnimbe Mamora

The Federal Government has explained why it asked all states administering the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the exercise the moment they used half of the doses allocated to them. Minster of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, gave the explanation at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 ...

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UNICEF wants states to take ownership of water, sanitation services

Bioye Ogunjobi

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with UNICEF, Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, has called on states to show more commitment toward scaling up sanitation services and access to water supply in the country. Bioye Ogunjobi Ogunjobi made the call while delivering a report on the end of the UNICEF funded Sanitation, Hygiene and Water (SHAWN II) programme at the monthly ...

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Government develops climate guidance notes for states

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Ministry of Environment has announced the development of guidance notes for state governments to help in building capacity for effective state-level response to climate change. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, February 13 2017 at the first leg of the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop ...

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