Taraba Commissioner Denies Embezzling N1.2bn COVID-19 Funds

The commissioner for Health, Taraba State, Dr Innocent Vakai, has debunked media publication that he personally embezzled a sum of N1.2 billion COVID-19 funds contributed to manage the pandemic in the state. The commissioner for Health who also doubles as the chairman Taraba State Technical Committee on COVID 19 said the publication by the local... Continue Reading →

Kidney centre launched in Anambra

The first kidney transplant centre for the Southeast, Premium Dialysis Hospital,was launched yesterday in Nnewi, Anambra State. Former Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Dr Okey Chidolue said opening of the facility was informed by rising cases of kidney failures and related diseases. He explained that kidney problem should not be seen as a... Continue Reading →

Youths burn market over strange deaths

IRATE youths of Ute-Okpu, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, on Tuesday took to the streets to protest rising deaths of youths in the area. It was learnt the youths got angry after four of them died. The protesters reportedly burnt the market, but were unable to raze the monarch’s palace as... Continue Reading →

Five staff, one student test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos school

The Lagos State government said on Friday six people had tested positive for COVID-19 in a secondary school in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this in a statement, said the affected persons include five staff and one student of the school. Abayomi said: “Lagos State government has confirmed positive... Continue Reading →

800,000 babies die due to poor breastfeeding annually – Ekiti Commissioner

The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, has disclosed that no fewer than 800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding yearly across the globe. Oyebanji stated that poor breastfeeding was largely responsible for high infant mortality in Nigeria, which he said was being gradually checkmated due to the advent of exclusive breastfeeding and improved... Continue Reading →

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