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2019 budget: Health ministry gets N315.62bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a recurrent expenditure of N315.62 billion for the ministry of health in its 2019 appropriation bill summited to the National Assembly. 

This is about 46.3 billion increase from last year’s recurrent expenditure, which was N269.3 billion.

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Sun, 30 December 2018


Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes

A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters f [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


UN raises alarm over abuse of tramadol in Nigeria

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, West and Central Africa face “disruptive” new trends regarding drug trafficking and abuse.

Yury Fedotov, executive director of UNODC, said this while briefing the UN Security Council session, presided by Côte d [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


N1.3m fraud: court convicts businessman, 2 others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of Aliyu Ibrahim, Isiayaka Mohammed, Tukur Aliyu and a company, Marhaba Motors Nigeria Limited for offences bordering on criminal conspiracy and forgery.

The convicts were arraigned before Justice Z.B. Abubakar of th [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018


The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli. There's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet.

A close relative of MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is a major cause of life-threatening infections af [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018


Health ministry, UNICEF commence strategy review on newborns

Ministry of Health in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners have commenced the review of National Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child, Adolescent Health, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change Strategy for 2019 to 2023. 

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who declare [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018


Health minister advocates girl-child education Health minister advocates girl-child education

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the education of girl-child is the most powerful tool in preventing diseases and promoting better health across the world.

He also noted that educated woman know where and when to seek for healthcare services for herself and the children wh [...]

Fri, 14 December 2018


The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli. There's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet.

A close relative of MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is a major cause of life-threatening infection [...]

Fri, 07 December 2018


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