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Italy to ban public smoking January 2021

Heavily-polluted Milan metropolis, Italy’s business and fashion capital, has decided to ban smoking at bus stops and other public places, with effect from Jan....

Gynecologist advises pregnant women to check blood pressure regularly

A Warri-based gynecologist, Dr Agnes Onotojah, has advised pregnant women to check their blood pressure regularly in order to avoid Pre-eclampsia. Onotojah gave the advice...

FG vows to discourage physicians’ “brain drain” from Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the Federal Government will do everything possible to discourage “physicians’ brain drain” from the country. Ehanire said...

Angry youths storms Covid-19 palliative warehouse in Osun, cart away food items

Some angry and hungry Nigerian youths in Osun on Friday stormed a warehouse in Ede town, where Covid-19 palliatives were allegedly stored, and carted...

COVID-19: FCTA decentralises emergency operation centre

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has concluded arrangements to move COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to its six Area Councils with a view...

Nigeria records 136 new COVID-19 cases, total cases now 58,460

Nigeria recorded 136 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 58,460. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official...

NCDC records 189 new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,145

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 189 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed...

Provost lauds Gov. Zulum over mass recruitment

Mrs Rukaiya Shettima, the Provost of Borno College of Nursing and Midwifery, has commended Gov. Babagana Zulum for approving the recruitment of all graduates...

COVID-19: 64 patients recover, 79 new cases recorded – NCDC

Sixty-four Coronavirus (COVID-19), patients recovered from the infection across Nigeria in the last 24 hours, according to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The...

Benue Assembly passes Highly Infectious Diseases bill

Benue House of Assembly on Thursday passed the Benue State Highly Infectious Diseases (Emergency, Prevention and Management) Bill, 2020. This followed a clause by clause...

COVID-19: FG receives Russia’s vaccine samples

The Federal Government on Friday received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine. Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, delivered the samples to the Minister of Health,...

Children in richest countries face obesity, lack of skills – UN

Too many children in the world’s richest countries lack basic maths and reading skills, and suffer from poor mental well-being and obesity, according to...
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