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Tinubu Congratulates Ramaphosa on Second Term as South African President

President Bola Tinubu President Bola Tinubu has congratulated South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on his re-election. Tinubu also praised South Africans for the peaceful and successful conduct of their general election. This message was delivered through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Saturday. The statement read: “President Bola […]

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NAFDAC Warns: ‘Sniper Causes Cancer, Deaths’ – Avoid Using for Food Preservation

NAFDAC DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reiterated its warning against using hazardous chemicals to preserve food items. The agency has specifically banned dichlorvos, a chemical often used by traders to prevent food spoilage, due to its severe health risks. In a statement signed by […]

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African and America Reporting Highest Rates of Gonorrhoea and Syphilis, Says WHO

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that new data indicate a rise in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in most regions, with the highest increases seen in the Americas and Africa. During his opening remarks at a virtual media briefing on global health issues, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus highlighted the ongoing public health […]

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Navigating the Silent Threat: High Blood Pressure in Nigeria

  High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a pervasive health concern in Nigeria. Many individuals may not fully grasp the implications of this condition, nor the steps necessary to manage it effectively. In this blog post, we’ll explore the intricacies of high blood pressure specifically within the Nigerian context, shedding light on its […]

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Access to generic drugs provides affordable treatment options for Nigerians.

Many developing countries, including Nigeria, face the challenge of rising drug prices, posing a major concern for their citizens. The increasing cost of medication has made access to essential drugs more difficult for many Nigerians. The upward trend in drug costs has rendered necessary medications unaffordable for a large portion of the population. This consistent […]

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Bridging the Gap: Making Diabetes Technology Accessible in Africa

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, technology is becoming an indispensable ally, especially in the management of chronic diseases like diabetes. While the benefits of diabetes technology are evident, accessibility and affordability remain major roadblocks, particularly in Africa. In this blog, we explore these challenges and outline potential solutions to ensure that innovations in diabetes […]

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Understanding the Diabetes Epidemic in Africa: Rising Concerns and Solutions

Africa, renowned for its rich culture, diverse landscapes, and historical significance, is now grappling with a subtle yet significant challenge – the diabetes epidemic. Although communicable diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS have traditionally dominated the healthcare landscape, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes are quietly reshaping the health scenario of the continent. In this blog, […]

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The Impact of Blood Pressure on Africans: A Closer Look at Health Disparities

  Blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer” for good reason. It’s a crucial health indicator that can quietly wreak havoc on our bodies if left uncontrolled. While high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a global health concern, it’s essential to recognize that its impact can vary significantly among different […]

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Buhari inaugurates N21bn Aso Villa Medical Centre.

  The facility spans a total floor area of 2,485 square metres.President Buhari inaugurates N21bn specialized intensive care facility for VIPs; accompanied by First Lady Aisha Buhari and government officials at the State House Medical Centre in Abuja. New N21bn facility offers specialized intensive care for president, vice-president, immediate families, and VIPs. Spans 2,485 sqm, […]

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Experts warn that drug-resistant diseases are now posing a significant threat to global health.

According to experts, drug-resistant diseases are responsible for the deaths of at least 700,000 people annually. During a virtual media roundtable organised by Pfizer, health experts emphasized that Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has become a major concern for global health, with minor infections potentially becoming life-threatening and difficult to treat if left unaddressed. The experts aimed […]

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Coalition alerts judiciary to protect, promote interest of Nigerians

  The coalition of Ethnic Nationalities has urged the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)to wake up to its responsibility of protecting and promoting the interest of the judiciary for all Nigerians irrespective of differences. The coalition alleged that politicians were disobeying court orders deliberately and ridiculing the authority of the institution of the judiciary, warning that […]

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Adeleke sworn-in as sixth executive governor of Osun

Ademola Adeleke has been sworn-in as the sixth democratically- elected governor of Osun State. He became the governor of the state having being administered the oaths of allegiance and office by the State Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo at about 11:45am on Sunday at the Osogbo Township Stadium. The new governor, who entered the premises […]

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TikTokers caned and ordered to wash toilets as court rules they defamed Nigerian governor

Mubarak Isah Muhammad and Nazifi Muhammad Bala each received 20 lashes over their comic video of a Nigerian governor. Two TikTok comedians have been publicly whipped in Nigeria for making a video that a court in the northern Kano State ruled had defamed the state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, according to a judicial spokesperson. Mubarak […]

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UN Chief Says Stop ‘Blame Game’ At Deadlocked Climate Talks

In this file photo taken on February 28, 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict at the General Assembly emergency special session in New York City. Kena Betancur / AFP UN chief Antonio Guterres urged rich and developing nations to stop the “finger pointing” at crunch climate talks on Thursday and reach […]

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COVID-19 Still An International Emergency, Says WHO

A picture of the billboard of the World Health Organization (WHO) The World Health Organization said Wednesday it is too early to lift the highest-level alert for the Covid crisis, with the pandemic remaining a global health emergency despite recent progress. The WHO’s emergency committee on Covid-19 met last week and concluded that the pandemic […]

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Overweight men more likely to die from prostate cancer: study

Every 10 centimetres (four inches) on a man’s waist increases his risk of dying from prostate cancer by seven percent, according to a new study on Thursday — the largest ever conducted on a possible link between obesity and the disease. Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the fourth […]

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Wrong alarms about Nigeria’s food insecurity

IF we are what we eat, according to the experts, can Nigeria’s dreary situations be attributed to our foods? Are we not pressing the wrong alarms on food scarcity? In 1826 when Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French lawyer, politician, and famous gastronome, wrote ”Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es”, […]

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Sisi Yemmie’s Yummy Recipe for Fisherman Soup

Sisi Yemmie has dropped a new recipe tutorial on how to cook Nigerian Fisherman Soup. This soup is laden with crabs, king prawns, gigantic snails, periwinkles, ngolo (whelks), and barracuda fish; if you like seafood, this is the soup for you. She says, “this soup is filled with lots of nutritious ingredients and it is a […]

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P&G Partners Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development to Promote Child Health

L-R: Sales Manager, Procter & Gamble, Mr. Daniel Akanbi; Honorable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, OFR, KSG; with Permanent Secretary Women Affairs, Mrs. Ifeoma Anagbogu; at the official handover of Pampers® diapers donated by P&G as part of its P&G Rigakafi program to the ministry of women affairs in Abuja….. […]