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  • Mixed reactions in US as Tinubu condoles with Iran over death of President Raisi

    President Bola Tinubu has sent condolences to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi; Iranian foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials in a helicopter crash. This came as proponents of a hardline strategy against Iran from around Washington celebrated the death. In a statement released by State Department spokesperson,…

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  • Double grief as 3.7 magnitude Earthquake Hits Iran

    A 3.7 magnitude earthquake struck Malayer in the Hamedan province of western Iran on Monday, compounding the nation’s grief following the tragic death of President Ebrahim Raisi in an helicopter crash on Sunday. The earthquake, reported by the Seismological Centre of the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran, occurred at 08:20:52 local time at a depth of 10km. The…

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  • Iranian President Raisi dies after helicopter crash – Reports

    All nine people on board of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter which crashed in the country’s North-West have died, the media reported. Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian are among the nine dead, according to the report. On Monday morning, local media published images taken by a drone showing debris from what appears to be a completely destroyed aircraft…

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  • Celebrities, fans celebrate DJ Jimmy Jatt’s career of 40 years

     Nigerian Disc Jockey, Jimmy Amu, popularly known as DJ Jimmy Jatt, on Friday celebrated 40 years of his career. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jimmy Jatt is revered as one of the pioneering Afrobeats hip-hop disc jockeys in Nigeria He started out his music career as a rapper under the sobriquet, Master J, but delved into disc…

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  • Cause of Mohbad’s death uncertain -Pathologist

    A pathologist, Prof. Shokunle Shoyemi, on Wednesday said that the cause of the death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba (a.k a Mohbad) was concluded as ‘uncertain’. Shokunle testified before  a coroner sitting at Ikorodu, Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the musician died on Sept. 12, 2023 and was buried the following day. He was aged 27…

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  • Counting the Cost: Epidemic preparedness budget in Nigeria

    Counting the Cost: Epidemic preparedness budget in Nigeria

    Mr. Shedreck Hammayaji, 37, a dedicated nurse at Kwali General Hospital, Kwali, Abuja, demonstrates an unwavering commitment to healthcare and community service despite facing numerous challenges. During the height of outbreaks, Hammayaji said that he witnessed the strain on the healthcare system firsthand as patients inundated the hospital with symptoms of the deadly virus. “I remember the fear in people’s…

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  • Capacity training will reduce migration of health workers- NPHCDA

    Capacity training will reduce migration of health workers- NPHCDA

    The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it is taking steps towards tackling the migration of health workers through capacity training programmes. Mr. Julius Idoko, NPHCDA Coordinator in Cross River, said this at the opening of a five-day capacity training for 100 frontline healthcare workers in the state on Tuesday. Idoko said that the training, a project of the…

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  • UNILAG College of Medicine inducts 38 radiographers

    UNILAG College of Medicine inducts 38 radiographers

    The College of Medicine (CMUL), University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Tuesday inducted 38 radiographers.     News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the induction was the 9th  ceremony of the Radiography Department, with 36 inductees from CMUL and two from Lead City University, Ibadan.   NAN reports that the best-graduating students at the various units of the department were…

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  • Enugu Govt. restructures its Project monitoring, evaluation teams

    Enugu Govt. restructures its Project monitoring, evaluation teams

    The Enugu State Government said it has restructured its project monitoring and evaluation teams. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Chidiebere Onyia, stated this in Enugu on Saturday during an interactive meeting with contractors handling smart schools and Type II primary health care facilities in the state. Onyia said that the objective of restructuring the teams was to…

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  • FG to establish national cancer registry — NICRAT DG

    FG to establish national cancer registry — NICRAT DG

    Dr. Usman Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT), says efforts are underway to establish a centralised standard national cancer registry and data plan in the country. Aliyu said this on Saturday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to him, the institute wants to make cancer a…

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  • Computer village relocation: Further delay as LASG insists on developer’s disengagement

    Computer village relocation: Further delay as LASG insists on developer’s disengagement

    The Katangua ICT Market development may be delayed further as the Lagos State Government insists that it has terminated its contract with the Project Consultant, Bridgeway Global Project Ltd. Dr Olajide Babatunde, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on e-GIS and Urban Development, who had visited the market at the weekend, said that the project consultant’s contract with…

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  • World Health Day: Right to health is fundamental human right- Pate

    World Health Day: Right to health is fundamental human right- Pate

    The Coordinating Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ali Pate, says the right to health is not just a lofty ideal but a fundamental human right. Pate said this in a statement on the occasion of World Health Day 2024 with the theme, ‘My Health, My Right’. The statement was issued on Sunday in Abuja by the Director of…

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  • World Health Day: First lady advocates health equity for Nigerians

    World Health Day: First lady advocates health equity for Nigerians

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has urged all Nigerians to join the call to ensure “Health for All” across the country. In her message on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate 2024 World Health Day (WHD), the first lady highlighted the significant progress made in the nation’s healthcare sector. This year’s WHD theme is ” Health for All, Health Equity.’…

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  • APC assures of fairness, transparency at governorship primary election for Ondo State

    APC assures of fairness, transparency at governorship primary election for Ondo State

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to conduct a free, fair, and transparent primary election to choose its candidate for the Nov. 11 governorship election in the state. The party’s Deputy National Organising Secretary, Mr. Nze Duru, gave the assurance on Saturday in Abuja as the party drew the curtain on the submission of Expression of Interest and Nomination…

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  • Medical expert stresses importance of periodic health checks

    Medical expert stresses importance of periodic health checks

    Mrs. Oluseyi Kadiri, Medical Consultant, the Archbishop JKA Aggey Foundation, Lagos, says periodic health checks are necessary to avoid preventable deaths. Kadiri made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the end of a two-day medical outreach held by the foundation at Obalende, Lagos. The outreach ended on Friday. She said that the results…

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  • World Health Day: Expert calls for proper monitoring of health projects

    World Health Day: Expert calls for proper monitoring of health projects

    A General Physician, Dr Tunji Akintade, has appealed to the Federal Government to ensure concerted efforts are in place for proper monitoring of released funds for health projects.   Akintade, former Chairman, Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos ahead of World Health Day celebration…

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  • UCH labour union’s 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. working directive records partial compliance

    UCH labour union’s 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. working directive records partial compliance

    The directive given by the workers’ union for University College Hospital (UCH) workers to work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. recorded partial compliance on Wednesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent, who was at the hospital between 4.00 p.m. and 5.45 p.m., reports that while some staff members were seen going home around past 4,…

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