Nigeria to reduce Hepatitis B in children to 2% ― Minister

Nigeria to reduce Hepatitis B in children to 2% ― Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria is working to reduce chronic Hepatitis B virus  (HBV) to less than two per cent in children under five years by the end of 2020. Ehanire spoke on Tuesday at the World Health Organization (WHO) virtual high-level commemoration of World Hepatitis Day and launch of the guidelines for the prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hepatitis B. World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis…

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More NDDC contracts beneficiaries on Akpabio’s list

More NDDC contracts beneficiaries on Akpabio’s list

Top government officials are Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract beneficiaries, a document by Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godswill Akpabio has shown. This is besides the senators and House of Representatives members on the list communicated to House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila by Akpabio. The document also contains project descriptions, local government areas, proposed contractors, contact details (including phone numbers), project sources and dates of award’. The beneficiaries, according to the document, include two former Delta State governors, top Federal Government officials, the police, other security agencies, the…

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The Brilliant Boy and His Jealous Sister Chapter (1)

The Brilliant Boy and His Jealous Sister

By Japheth Prosper Chapter (One) My name is Jafaru and I am in Primary Four. My greatest phobia is basically on slimy things. I hate anything that was sticky and slimy. For this reasons, I hate to eat anything that is clammy in nature. Hence, you probably will not find me eating okra soup or any other kind of food that is slimy. One person who knows this very well is my elder sister, Aisha. She knows how I hate with so much passion anything that is sticky. Aisha is…

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Man arraigned for raping grandmother

Man arraigned for raping grandmother

The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned a 24-year old farmer, Haruna Mohammed, for allegedly raping a 50-year old woman identified as Ibukun Akinlo. Haruna was arraigned at an Akure Magistrate Court on a one count charge of rape. He was said to have committed the offence on July 8, 2020 along Lalepa/Akinfosile road at Igbotako area of Ondo State. Police Prosecutor, Inspector Augustine Omhenimhen, said the offences were punishable under section 358 of the Criminal Code CAP 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006. Inspector…

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WAEC starts August 17, says FG

WAEC starts August 17, says FG

The 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC) will commence on August 17, the Federal Government has declared. To this end, it asked secondary schools to reopen on August 4, 2020 for students in exit classes to sit for the WAEC exams. The government said students will have two weeks to prepare for WAEC. These were parts of decisions taken at the end of a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private…

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