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LASG Completes Construction of DNA Forensic Lab.


The Lagos State Government has completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, has disclosed. The state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, had last year approved the construction of the DNA forensic lab as part of the criminal justice sector reforms designed to solve crime ...

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Cholera Death in Borno Risen to 44


Death toll as a result of cholera outbreak in Borno State has risen to 44, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia revealed on Friday. The outbreak which has become a yearly occurrence in the troubled state, hit hard at internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, where many of the death and affected victims were recorded. Mshelia, who addressed a ...

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Resident Doctors Meet Today to Consider FG Offer


The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has slated a meeting for today in Abuja to consider offers made by the Federal Government. A member of the National Executive Council of NARD, Dr. Arikawe Adeolu, who spoke on the meeting yesterday in Abuja, said that the meeting would critically examine the level of implementation of the agreement signed last week, ...

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Minister of Health Donates Drugs to Benue Camps


The Minister for Health, Isaac Adewole, has donated drugs and other medical consumables to camps housing people displaced by the flood that swept through several parts of Benue. Mr. Adewole, in a brief remark, said that the donations were to complement the efforts of the state government and the Nigeria Air Force. The minister, who assessed the health conditions in ...

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NBS Decried Fast-Rising Increase in Drug Abuse


The National Bureau of Statistics  (NBS) has decried the rapid increase in drug abuses in the country. In a statement released at the weekend in Abuja, the Bureau said the North-West geo-political zone highest number of drug cases, with 2,353 cases recorded, while North Central and South South zones followed with 1,494 and 1,303 cases recorded respectively. The NBS added ...

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Bird Flu Discovered in Ogun


The Ogun State government  on Friday said  bird flu has been discovered at a breeder poultry farm, located at Orile-Ilugun in Odeda Local Government Council Area (Ilugun LCDA) part of the state. The state government added that it has also activated bird flu control measures at the poultry farm to check the spread of the flu that causes Avian influenza. The ...

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Doctors Continue Strike Despite Meeting with FG


The National Association of Resident Doctors on Thursday refused to call off its strike despite holding a 13-hour meeting with representatives of the Federal Government. The meeting, which held at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja,  ended in the early hours of Thursday, had in attendance the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige; the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; and the Minister of State ...

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UCH Doctors Join Strike


Resident doctors at University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Tuesday, joined their counterparts in the ongoing nationwide strike. The association’s UCH branch President, Dr Olusegun Olaopa, said that the commencement of the strike was in compliance with directives by the umbrella body of the association in Abuja. He said “the decision to embark on strike was in a directive from the ...

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Benue Flood: N’Air Force Treats More than 200 IDPs


The Nigerian Air Force has administered free treatment to no fewer than 200 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the flood in Benue. Squadron Leader Jeremiah Amase, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makurdi that some of the patients were suffering from hypertension, Malaria, diarrhea, upper and lower respiratory infections among others. The Chief of Air staff, Air ...

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Okra Can Lead To Infertility In Men


Okra, though very nutritious, can lead to infertility in men of reproductive age, Dr Ochuko Erikainure, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, has warned. Erukainure, also a nutritionist and biochemist, gave the warning on Saturday in an interview in Lagos. According to him, too much consumption of okra, especially its seeds can ...

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