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BREAKING: Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State

BREAKING: Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State

Less than 24 hours after visiting Nigeria and meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has lost his job. Tillerson who was in Nigeria as part of his tour of dsome countries in Africa, was fired on Tuesday by President Donald Trump. While in Nigeria, he assured President Buhari of U.S.

Researchers discover antibody ‘that can suppress HIV for six months’

Researchers said they have discovered an HIV antibody that can suppress the virus for nearly six months without additional treatment. The new study involved about half of a group of monkeys, infused with a broadly neutralising antibody to HIV combined with an immune stimulatory compound. The findings, released at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and

Federal University Dutse ‘develops’ herbal anti-diabetic, anti-cancer drugs

Salihu Ibrahim Isma’il, department of biochemistry, Federal Unversity Dutse, Jigawa, has developed herbal anti-diabetic and anti-cancer drugs. Fatima Batul-Muktar, the vice-chancellor of the university, disclosed this in Dutse on Monday. “I am glad to inform you that one of our staff, Dr Salihu Ibrahim Isma’il of the Biochemistry Department has developed a herbal anti-diabetic and

Embattled NHIS chief Yusuf speaks

The newly reinstated Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, said on Thursday that over 90 per cent of Nigerians eligible for the scheme have not been covered. Mr. Yusuf noted that a lot needs to be done to realise health insurance for all Nigerians under the Universal Health Coverage. According to the

NHIS reinstatement controversy: Buhari summons health minister, acting executive secretary

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, and the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Attahiru Ibrahim have been summoned to the Presidential Villa. Ayo Osinlu, Head, Media and Public Relations of NHIS, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja. “We are waiting the outcome of the

Edo Govt. rolls out plan to contain Lassa fever

Edo State government has approved a marshal plan to contain the Lassa fever scourge in the state and provide essential materials and equipment for health centres in the state to respond to the public health emergency. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu after the weekly State Executive Council

Buhari’s son to be flown to Germany for further treatment

The family of President Muhammadu Buhari is seriously considering flying their son abroad for advanced medical treatment, TheCable can report. Yusuf, who was involved in a bike accident at Gwarinmpa in Abuja on Tuesday night, is currently at Cedacrest Hospital in the nation’s capital. When TheCable visited the hospital on Wednesday evening, armed mobile policemen

NAFDAC DG, Prof. Moji Adeyeye

Cause of NAFDAC fire unknown – Official

The cause of the fire which ravaged the administrative block of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Abuja, Friday morning is yet unknown, an official has said. According to a witness, the fire started around 6:20 a.m and emanated from the back of the building. “The fire started while myself

Foreign trained nurses seek better condition of service

Open Letter To The Federal Ministry Of Health And Education Nigeria — Unfair Conditions Of Foreign Trained Nurses We, nurses trained outside Nigeria; write to the Ministries of Health and Education because we believe that they work to ensure citizens get the best of anything remotely related to education and healthcare. Education is the foundation

Nigerian govt releases N3.5 billion for nationwide vaccination – Official

The Nigerian government has released N3.5 billion for a vaccination programme against communicable diseases across the country, with the one targeting measles in 19 states in northern Nigeria billed to start October 26. The spokesperson of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, while briefing State House correspondents after the monthly National Economic Council, NEC meeting on

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