Thursday, 22nd February 2024
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13 Dec
To mark the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, called on governments to invest in resilient health systems to achieve the well-being of all people globally by 2030.
2 Dec
Climate change and its impacts, particularly extreme weather and heatwaves, pose a “substantial risk” to the progress being made to fight malaria, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.
23 Nov
The World Health Organization has asked China for more data on respiratory illnesses spreading in the north of the country, but Beijing offered no public comment on Thursday.
16 Nov
• Scientists claim deaths from killer viruses in animals will soar due to climate change • Monkeypox virus evolving to be better at infecting people, analysis finds • WHO warns dengue fever, painful mosquito-borne disease will become major threat this decade Scientists have warned that the next pandemic could be the most contagious deadliest disease…
3 Nov
World Health Organisation (WHO) said Nigeria has the highest out-of-pocket expenditure on health in West Africa. In 2020, the country’s out-of-pocket expenditure was 74.7 per cent.
2 Nov
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Nigeria has the highest out-of-pocket expenditure on health in West Africa.
28 Oct
To draw attention to blindness and vision impairment worldwide, every second Thursday of October, the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Sight Day.
16 Oct
• RBM partnership to end malaria warns single interventions not silver bullets • HEWAN kicks as jab hasn’t been tested in Nigeria with highest burden of disease  Stakeholders in the fight to end malaria by 2030, led by Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership, have commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) for approving and recommending the…
13 Oct
Niger state government on Friday solicited more support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to eradicate poliomyelitis and other diseases in the state.
12 Oct
Medical doctors at three teaching hospitals in Nigeria have confirmed the efficacy and safety of herbal remedy, Mojeaga, in combination with conventional oral iron therapy for treating blood shortage in pregnancy. 
12 Oct
Stakeholders in the fight to end malaria by 2030, led by Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership, have commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) for approving and recommending the second ever malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M.
10 Oct
In a world brimming with complexities, our minds are the epicentres of our existence, shaping the contours of our experiences and influencing the very fabric of our lives. As we stand on the precipice of World Mental Health Day 2023, a resounding theme echoes through the collective consciousness: 'Mental health is a universal human right.'


The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Thursday announced the lifting of the ban on tinted glass permits implemented in June 2022. The ban was previously initiated due to widespread concerns regarding the role of tinted glass in aiding heinous crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, the illegal transportation of firearms and human trafficking. Police spokesman,…
8 mins ago
Following the coordinated raid operation by the tactical teams of the FCT Police Command, led by the Commissioner of Police himself at Gidan-Dambe, Dei-dei-Zuba, Abuja, 307 suspects have been arrested. Police sources revealed that when the suspects were screened, 170 were found wanting in criminal activities. Spokesperson of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, who informed…
16 mins ago
A Spanish court on Thursday sentenced former Brazil international Dani Alves to four and a half years in prison after finding him guilty of raping a young woman at a Barcelona nightclub in December 2022. "The victim did not consent and there is evidence that, beyond the complainant's testimony, permits the rape to be considered…
18 mins ago
A cargo ship abandoned in the Gulf of Aden after an attack by Yemeni rebels remains afloat and could be towed to Djibouti this week, its operator told AFP on Thursday. Rubymar, a Belize-flagged, British-registered and Lebanese-operated cargo ship carrying combustible fertiliser, was damaged in Sunday's missile strike claimed by the Iran-backed Huthi rebels. Its…
33 mins ago
  The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) is now making last-minute attempts for the men’s national basketball team D’Tigers to play the 2025 AfroBasket qualifiers. D’Tigers late Wednesday night said that they had withdrawn from the AfroBasket qualifiers due to issues related to money. "Despite several 2020 Olympians committing, D’Tigers will forfeit this AfroBasket Qualifiers window…
33 mins ago
The French government on Thursday announced budget cuts of 10 billion euros ($11 billion) as it seeks to rein in its budget deficit after growth failed to meet expectations. The cuts controversially include 2 billions euros that were to be spent on environmental and energy transition programs. Other cuts are being made to previously budgeted…
45 mins ago
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has decided to pull out of the planned two-day nationwide protest earlier announced by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The Vice-President of TUC, Tommy Etim, said the TUC withdrew because the NLC's announcement of a protest regarding the increased cost of living, inflation, insecurity and challenges facing Nigeria was not…
48 mins ago
French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu was to travel to Armenia on Thursday for a two-day visit as tensions mount with Yerevan's arch-enemy Azerbaijan. In October 2023, France announced the sale of defensive equipment to Armenia, drawing anger from Azerbaijan. That deal was announced weeks after Baku seized the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenian separatists.…
1 hour ago
The national chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, has been released from police detention, hours after he was arrested in Edo state. Abure's release was confirmed by Labour Party in a video on their X handle. The video shows Abure addressing his supporters. The part's presidential candidate in the last general elections, Peter Obi,…
4 hours ago
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is eyeing the registration of no less than 10 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) before the end of the year.