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Doctor tests positive to Lassa fever in Kogi

Kogi State has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever as a medical doctor working with the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja has been confirmed to be a victim of the disease. The Medical Director of FMC, Dr Olatunde Alabi, who

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Medical consultant sacked for alleged theft

The Akwa Ibom Government says it has sacked Nwaopara A.U., a Consultant and Medical Superintendent, Psychiatric Hospital, Eket, for allegedly stealing six hospital beds and converting them to personal use. The state Commissioner for Health, Dominic Ukpong, made the disclosure

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I don’t want to be called ‘Dr Olusegun Obasanjo

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will today, (Saturday) award a doctorate in Christian Theology to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The former president is among 14, 771 persons receiving honours at the university’s seventh convocation in Abuja, Vice-Chancellor Abdallah

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Lassa fever: Nurses call for overhaul of nation’s health system

Nurses under the auspices of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), on Friday, called for the overhaul of the nation’s health system to enhance effective health care delivery. In reaction to the recent death of doctors and nurses due

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Kaduna teachers call off strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Kaduna chapter, on Thursday, called off the indefinite strike it embarked upon on January 8 to protest against the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state. Chairman of the union Comrade

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Nigerian banker gives birth inside plane en route New York

A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin Ogundipe, aboard an Air France flight, was delivered of a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from the destination. The mother of two who lives in

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JAMB to institutions: End 2017 admissions next week

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has directed all tertiary institutions to end their 2017 admission by January 25. The Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin said the board’s decision came at a meeting where all issues and ones

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NYSC: We need more employers to request Corps members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Thursday, January 18, in Abuja urged employers in the private and public sector to send in more requests for the services of corps members. Mr. Bello Ballama, the NYSC FCT Coordinator said this

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Kwankwasiyya raises N41m for Kano foreign students

Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation has raised a total of N41m to assist Kano indigene medical students that are currently studying in Egypt and Sudan respectively. The money was raised in Kano during a special fund raising organised by the Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation to assist

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Ebonyi schools closed for ‘seven schooldays’ over Lassa Fever outbreak

Public primary and secondary schools in Ebonyi State have been closed down for “seven school days” as part of efforts to curb the spread of Lassa fever in the state. John Eke, Ebonyi State Commissioner for Education, said this during

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