NAFDAC Warns Against Use Of Sniper As Food Stuff Preservatives

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned Nigerians against the use of Sniper and other brands of ‘’Dichlorvos’’ (DDVP) as preservatives for foodstuff.   The Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye who gave the warning said the continuous misuse and misapplication of Sniper and other brands of Dichlorvos by the public, especially grain merchants, beans aggregators and dried fish sellers could lead to serious health implications and even death. She said the misuse of the dangerous agrochemicals in the preservation of foodstuffs is replete with…

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Experts Raise Concern Over Nigeria’s Inability To Meet FP 2020 Commitment

Inadequate allocation of sufficient resources to family planning, FP, as well as Minimum advocacy to meet the funding gap for FP have been identified as some of the barriers limiting the success of Nigeria’s commitment to Family Planning. This was made known  by health experts  at a webinar tagged ‘FP2020 Commitments ; Key Findings from the use of the Motion Tracker in 2019 and 2020 organised by Africa Health Budget Network, AHBN. The minister of health Dr. Osage Ehanire represented by the Director and Head of Reproductive Health, Departmemt Federal…

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FG Tells Hospitals To Seek Alternative Sources Of Funding

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has advised hospitals to seek alternative sources of funding to ensure quality health service delivery. He gave the advice at the weekend while inspecting facilities at the National Hospital, Abuja. Health Correspondent Joseph Kadiri reports the Minister as saying additional resources from partnership with the private sector and others would help in service delivery. He also enjoined hospitals to spend their resources wisely as government alone might not provide all the needed resources given other competing needs. The minister said the country was still…

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NASS LEADERSHIP MEETS PRES. BUHARI, CALLS FOR END TO #ENDSARS PROTEST

The leadership of the National Assembly says it is time for the #ENDSARS protest currently going on in most parts of the country to stop. The Senate President,  Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Femi Gbajabiamila spoke to journalists today after meeting with president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa ITV statehouse correspondent Ikharo Attah completes the Report. The leadership of the National Assembly says it is time for the #EndSARS protest currently going on in most parts of the… Posted by Independent Television-ITV Abuja on Sunday, 18…

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President Buhari Full Speech At 2021 Budget Presentation

PROTOCOLS It is with pleasure that I present the 2021 Federal Budget Proposals to this Joint Session of the National Assembly. Distinguished and Honourable Leaders, and Members of the National Assembly, at this juncture, I wish to commend your tremendous efforts in approving the revision of the 2020 – 2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, and passage of the 2020 Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Today marks an important occasion in our quest to accord the federal budget process the seriousness it…

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Flood Kills 36, 470 Displaced In Sokoto

At least 36 people have died and 470 others displaced from their homes following floods due to heavy rainfalls in various parts of Sokoto state from January to date. Mustapha Umar, the Director Relief and Orientation of the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting on disaster management on Thursday in Sokoto. The meeting was organised by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Umar said about 302, 500 hectares of farmlands were submerged and about 120 animals were killed due to flooding experienced across the state.…

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NYSC Says No Date For Orientation Course Yet

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that it not fixed a date for any orientation course yet. This is contained In a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi said  the scheme has denied a news release speculating that the Orientation Course shall resume 27th October, 2020, with Batch “A” Stream 2, which it adds has further been subdivided into Batches “A” and “B”. She said that the news release was fake hence, prospective Corps Members and the public were therefore enjoined to disregard the…

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Buhari Joins World Leaders Wishes Trump, Family Quick Recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Americans and other world leaders in prayers for quick and full recovery of President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, who reportedly tested positive to Covid-19. The Nigerian leader, who expressed his sympathy in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. According to him, the incident of COVID-19 in the White House manifests the challenge posed by the pandemic across the world, and difficulty in containing the spread. While wishing the American First…

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Covid-19: FG Orders Unity Schools To Reopen 12th October

The Federal Government has on Friday announced that all Unity Schools in the country should resume with effect from 12th  October, 2020. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this during a press conference in Abuja. The minister said, the ministry have consulted widely with all stakeholders in the education sector. Adding that the eyes and ears of the ministry are opened to the international media. He further said; “I’m glad to report that there has not been any single case of COVID-19 in all Unity Schools. No single…

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World Leaders React As Donald Trump And Melania Test Positive For Covid-19

US President Donald Trump Has Said He And First Lady Melania Trump Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus And Are Now Self-Isolating. Mr Trump, Aged 74 And Therefore In A High-Risk Group, Wrote On Twitter: “We Will Get Through This Together.” It Comes After Hope Hicks, One Of His Closest Aides, Tested Positive. Mr Trump’s Announcement Comes Just Over A Month Before The Presidential Elections On 3 November Where He Faces Democratic Challenger Joe Biden. Ms Hicks, 31, Travelled With Mr Trump On Air Force One To The First Presidential TV…

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