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Nigeria records fall in infant mortality

The fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has highlighted a nationwide overall drop in infant mortality rate from 97 per 1000 live births recorded in 2011 to 70 per 1000 live births. The survey was jointly released by the National

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Ex-KWASU lecturer commits suicide

A former lecturer with the Kwara State University, Malete, Dr. Oluremi Osunlola, has reportedly committed suicide. Our correspondent in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital gathered on Friday that the late Osunlola was a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Crop Production,

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Nuts strengthens brain, preserves memory

More and more studies are revealing that nuts are great for your health, with benefits ranging from better cardiovascular health to boosted memory and cognition. A new study has looked at the brainwaves triggered by nut consumption, and it found

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Nasarawa varsity to admit only 13% of 30,000 applicants

The management of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, said on Friday that it would not admit more than 4000 new students for the 2017/2018 academic session, even though 30,000 applied for admission. Mohammed Mainoma, the vice-chancellor of the university, made this

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NYSC announces resumption date for new batch of corps members

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has confirmed November 21 for the opening of orientation camps for prospective Batch B, Stream 1, corps members nationwide. This was announced on the Twitter handle of NYSC on Friday. Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC spokesperson,

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UCH establishes centre for elderly

For people who cannot trust the care of their old parents above 60 in the hands of house-helps and distant relatives, the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, will soon unveil the Kessington Adebutu Rehabilitation Centre, to serve as an old

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’25 per cent of Nigerian adolescents sexually active’

 Concerned by the spate of unsafe sex by adolescents in the country, an NGO, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, says there is a need for increased information about unsafe sex to reduce the consequences. According to the NGO, current

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JAMB begins sale of form November 22

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will start sale of online registration documents for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on November 22, its Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede has said. Oloyede made the remarks in Abuja  ‎at a

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900 doctors resign from UCH, Lagos hospitals – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter on Thursday said the exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it. The Chairman, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, said in Lagos that

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VOXPOP: Is el-Rufai’s plan to sack 22,000 unfit teachers justified?

By Amina Isah, Abuja Kaduna State governor, Ahmad Nasir el-Rufai has announced his plans to sack about 22,000 teachers who failed a competency test. It was reported that two-thirds of primary school teachers in Kaduna State failed to score up

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