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Concerns over global resurgence of polio as progress stalls
Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) unanimously agreed Friday to continue to designate the paralyzing disease a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." WHO originally designated polio in this way in 2014, deeming it a health threat serious enough to endanger communities worldwide.…
Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF
The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for rehabilitation. Maj.-Gen. Abbah Dikko, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this at the command headquarters in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practise. Dikko said, “In compliance with global…
Wike pledges to tackle infant, maternal mortality rates
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike yesterday declared that the his administration will implement strategic programmes to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in the state.