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USAID launches ‘Water for Agric’ for farmers in Northeast

The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, has awarded a three-year, $8 million Cooperative Agreement to Catholic Relief Services, CRS, that will boost the livelihoods of crop and livestock farmers in the conflict-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe by improving the water supply in c [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


NAFDAC drums urgent need for salt input in food products

The National Agency for food and drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has said that it would move against manufacturers of foods not fortified with vitamin A.

The agency expressed regret that some of the companies producing foods such as milk, sugar, salt and oil had not been adding vitam [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


Nigeria on red alert for new coronavirus outbreak in China -NCDC

Nigeria has gone on alert for the new coronavirus after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has issued a health advisory detailing five ways individuals can reduce their risk of contracting the new virus that has emerged in China.

The Director of Nigeria Centre for Disease control, NC [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


NCDC, build three new laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has activated three laboratories to test disease outbreak samples.

The Director General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in Abuja, during a media tour of the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa a suburb in Abuja.

According t [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Smoking cigarette can lead to depression - Study

A new study has found that smoking cigarettes can affect our mental and emotional well-being.

The study, which appeared in the journal of Plos One, revealed that there were clues that point to smoking as a predisposing factor to depression.

The senior and corresponding author of the stud [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


What to eat and do when pregnant

Health experts said observing some health do’s and don’ts during pregnancy ensures the health of mother and the baby.

Dr Victor Ohenhen, a Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician, has said a healthy baby and mother are the outcome of the nine-month ‘journey’ when there [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Nigerians links mental disorder to supernatural causes-Study

Precise statistics are hardly available, a new survey conducted recently in Nigeria, has suggested that it could take a dramatic shift for Nigerians to start linking mental disorders to natural causes.

The survey conducted by Africa Polling Institute in collaboration with EpiAFRIC, found that t [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Bauchi state has high rate of acute malnutrition-UNICEF

The United Nations International Children Education Fund, UNICEF, has revealed that Bauchi State still faces a high prevalence of acute malnutrition of 28.2% and a high stunting rate of 45.6%.

A situation which is over the national indices of 19.9% and 32.0% prevalence of acute malnutrition and [...]

Mon, 23 December 2019


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