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Establish ministry for elderly people NGO urges FG

A non-government organisation Charity Organisation for the Welfare of Aged People COWAP has called on Buhari administration to establish a Ministry to care for the aged their health and welfare. Speaking at a fitness walk in Lagos Island tagged “Elderly Walk

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UNILAG student dies after returning from an outing with ‘Aristo’

Tragedy has stuck at the Moremi Hall of the University of Lagos after a Chemistry Education student, identified simply as Tope, slumped and died at the institution’s medical Centre. Sources in UNILAG said the student, who was squatting in the

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NUT denies suing Amosun over sacked colleagues

The Nigerian Union of Teachers has denied suing the Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun over the sacked members in the state. The National President of the Union, Micheal Olukoya who led the leaders of the Union from 15 states

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Senate to summon ABU authorities over Dino Melaye

The Senate will this week invite the authorities of Ahmadu Bello University to clear the controversy about alleged certificate scandal involving the chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Territory, Senator Dino Melaye. A source said, “The Senate is inviting the

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Unilorin plans mass production of speed limiter

Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, says the university is partnering with some entrepreneurs to begin mass production of the speed limiter at affordable prices. Ambali made this known while featuring at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum

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Meningitis kills 21 in Sokoto

The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21. The State Health Commissioner, Dr Balarabe Kakale,  confirmed this in an interview with NAN in Sokoto on Sunday, as he  gave an

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UNIJOS jacks fees to N45,000; students kick

The Management of the University of Jos has said that its new fee of N45,000, a 67 per cent increase from the former N27,000, was a directive from the Federal Government. Mr Monday Danjem, the Registrar, said on Saturday in

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What medical experts say about renal failure

Poor lifestyle, irregular medical checkup, self-medication and even the economic recession have been pointed out as major causes of renal failure in most people.   Some medical experts came to this conclusion at the Health is Wealth free medical checkup

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Nasarawa govt. calls for support to address health challenges

The Nasarawa state government has called for continuous collaboration from key stakeholders of the state, in order to address the health challenges undermining the well being of its people. The deputy governor, Silas Agara made the call while flagging off

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Kaduna records 4000 TB cases annually

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it detects about 4000 tuberculosis cases every year. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Paul Dogo, announced this at a news conference in Kaduna to mark the World Tuberculosis Day. Dogo said the

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