Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Health

Abuja: Doctors threaten strike, issues 21-day ultimatum

The Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory administration (FCTA), on Monday issued a 21-day ultimatum to its management to meet its demand or face industrial action. Dr Roland...

GM fungus kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes

A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests. Trials, which took place in...

Baby born size of an apple defies odds to survive

A baby born weighing just 245g (8.6oz), believed to be the tiniest on record to survive premature birth, has been discharged from hospital in the US. Baby Saybie weighed...

2m toilets required in Nigeria annually over 7 years -UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that Nigeria needed additional two million toilets annually from 2019 to 2025 to achieve the Universal Basic Sanitation target. Mr...

World Bank commends GEJ for Ebola, Polio eradication

World Bank’s new global director for health, nutrition and population, Dr. Ali Muhammad Pate has commended former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan for his administration’s landmark achievements in the health sector, stressing that...

50% of FCT residents defecate openly

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources claimed that no less than 50 per cent of residents of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja defecate openly, because of the non-availability of public toilets.

Fake Drug: NAFDAC alerts Gombe residents on fake cold tablet

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday alerted the public on the circulation of fake Mixagrip cold Caplets in Gombe state. In a...

Bushmeat: Nigerian takes monkeypox to Singapore

Singapore has reported its first ever case of monkeypox, claiming it was brought in by a Nigerian who contracted the rare virus by eating bushmeat at a wedding. Symptoms...

Twelve killed after clashes in Ebola epicentre

There has been fighting in the Ebola epicentre in the Democratic Republic of Congo between government troops and a rebel force. The mayor of Butembo said 12 people, mostly...

Gowon slumps during final salute to Maj Gen Ejoor

Gen. Yakubu Gowon, former Nigerian Head of State, slumped mid way during the oration at the grave side of late Maj Gen David Akpodiete Ejoor, on Friday in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South...