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National consultation on public-private partnership to end TB in Nigeria


Health Stakeholders Woo Private Sector On Importance Of Tuberculosis Control

Public and private sector, Health Experts in Tuberculosis control, and Civil Society Organisations have converged in Abuja to find workable solutions to address the challenges bedevilling Tuberculosis control in Nigeria. The event is being organised by the Stop TB Partnership, National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP) as well as the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and USAID Speaking on the status of TB PPM in […]

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Thalidomide: Australia Gives National Apology To Survivors And Families

Australia's prime minister has given a national apology to survivors of the thalidomide scandal and their families. It comes over 60 years after the morning sickness drug started causing birth defects in babies globally. "This apology takes in one of the darkest chapters in Australia's medical history," Anthony Albanese told parliament on Wednesday. It is the first time the government has acknowledged its role in the tragedy. "To the survivors - we apologise for the pain thalidomide has inflicted on […]

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Sir Elton John To Address MPs After HIV Testing Trials Success

Sir Elton John is heading to Parliament to urge ministers to do more to hit a 2030 target of eliminating new HIV cases in England, the BBC has learned. The rock legend will address MPs at a meeting on Wednesday evening. It comes as more than 580 previously undiagnosed cases have been identified by a pioneering new testing scheme. Under the scheme, anyone having a blood test in selected hospital A&E units has also been tested for HIV, Hepatitis B […]

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NSF Technically Director Wants Abuja squash Open Annually

The technical director of the Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF), Mr. Jonah Attah, has called the 2023 Abuja Squash Open to be an annual event. Mr. Attah made this known during a press briefing on Tuesday at the Squash court of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. Also Read: Paris 2024: Ayomide Assures Nigerians Podium Finish The technical director added that the event, which is approved by the Premier Squash League […]

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Sinking Borehole At 25m, 12.5m Unacceptable -HOR

By Oduyemi Odumade The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has queried the Federal Ministry of Water Resources for reportedly sinking borehole between N25million and N12.5million naira per unit, describing it as unacceptable. The Committee currently investigating Ministries Departments and Agencies, MDAs of the Federal Government on the alleged mismanagement of COVID-19 intervention funds from 2020-2022. The Chairman of the Committee, Bamidele Salam also expressed dismay over the N4bn […]

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FCTA Will No Longer Build Residential Houses Without Infrastructure – Wike

By Remi Johnson Very soon, it will be a thing of the past to see residential buildings in locations without the needed basic infrastructure for human comfort in Abuja. The FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike gave this indication when he inspected sites earmarked for construction of Judges Residential houses and Court in Katampe, Utako and Jabi Areas in Abuja. Wike who was on a tour to ascertain the level of infrastructure […]

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FG Urged To Grant LGs Autonomy

By Garry Ochigbo The Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs has restated commitment towards tackling the numerous challenges facing Local Government administration for national development. The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Zephaniah Jisalo made the call at the Annual conference of functionaries and key actors in local government administration. Mr Jisalo said the conference was aimed at looking into the numerous challenges confronting the local government […]

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Senate Confirms Tunji Olaopa As Chairman, FCSC

By James Itodo The Red chamber has confirmed the appointment of Professor Tunji Olaopa as Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC). Also confirmed for appointment are eleven others as members of the FCSC representing various states of the Federation. This followed the presentation and adoption of a report of the Committee on Establishment and Public Service by the Chairman, Senator Oluwole Cyril at the Committee of the Whole in Abuja. […]

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Tinubu Seeks Senate’s Approval For $8.6bn, €100m External Borrowing

By James Itodo President Bola Tinubu has sought the approval of the Senate for the 2023-2024 external borrowing plan of 8.6 billion dollars and 100 million euros. This is contained in a letter addressed to President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and read during plenary in Abuja. President Tinubu in the letter said the request for borrowings were earlier contained in the 2022 to 2024 External borrowing plans approved by […]

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