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Measles: Lagos to immunize 4 million children

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has said that the state has a target of immunizing about 4 million children against measles.

The commissioner urged parents and guardians to ensure that their wards between nine months to five years of age are taken to the health centre or de [...]

Sat, 30 January 2016


Reckitt Benckiser, NGO propose N7bn partnership on diarrhoea

As part of efforts to ensure a diarrhoea-free Nigeria, a world leading consumer health and hygiene company, Reckitt Benckiser, RB, and Save The Children, have proposed a N7.2 billion partnership with the Federal Government to eradicate diarrhoea.

The disease annually claims nearly 100,000 lives [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


MTN fine: FG alleges foul play

The last may not have been heard of the saga between the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, and telecommunications giant, MTN-Nigeria over the N1.04trillion fine slammed on it, as the Nigerian government fears the South African company may be scheming its way out of the quagmire.

The feder [...]

Sat, 16 January 2016


Yakasai outlines priorities, urges rational drug use

National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, has said that his priority is to strengthen the pharmaceutical society with collaborative, participatory, transparent leadership aimed at promoting rational use of drugs.

Yakasai, who urged cooperation from [...]

Sat, 16 January 2016


Want Happiness? Value Time More Than Money – Study

A new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology has said valuing your time more than the pursuit of money is linked to greater happiness,.

In six studies with more than 4,600 participants, researchers found an almost even split between people who tended to value th [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


PSN to pharmacists: Comply with the Act or face conviction

In a bid to ensure that the public has access to quality and registered pharmacy facilities in 2016, the president of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Ibrahim Yakasai has urged its members to comply with the payment of their practicing fees as prescribed by the Act or face conviction.

Ya [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


New electricity tariff in consumers’ interest - FG

Despite the public outcry that has greeted the proposed tariff increase in electricity consumption for residential customers in Nigeria; the federal government has insisted that the new electricity tariff is in the interest of consumers.

Outlining some of the benefits to be derived under the ne [...]

Sun, 10 January 2016


Boko Haram forced 1 million children out of school - UNICEF

Due to attacks by Islamist group, Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, more than one million children are reported to have been forced out of school, the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said.

In a statement made available to our correspondent, UNICEF’s [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


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