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Buhari: Eradication of polio is one of the dividends of our govt

    Buhari: Eradication of polio is one of the dividends of our govt

President Muhammadu Buhari says the eradication of wild polio in Nigeria is one of the dividends of his government. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday had said it would

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Coronavirus is the least of concerns in the ‘Venice of Africa’

    Coronavirus is the least of concerns in the ‘Venice of Africa’

BY KEVWE OKPORUA A riot of canoes bumping into each other in narrow waterways — paddlers yell a chorus of instructions to other boats: “Move! Shift! Stop!” Expletives are thrown in

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Gates Foundation commits fresh $1.6bn to Gavi in preparation for COVID-19 vaccine

    Gates Foundation commits fresh $1.6bn to Gavi in preparation for COVID-19  vaccine

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a five-year, US$1.6 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to deliver life-saving vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. According to the

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Report ranks Niger least prepared state for health emergencies

    Report ranks Niger least prepared state for health emergencies

Niger has been ranked the least prepared state for health emergencies amongst all states in the country. According to a Health Preparedness Index published by SBM Intelligence, Cross River is

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COVID-19: UN launches $6.7bn appeal to help low, middle-income countries

    COVID-19: UN launches $6.7bn appeal to help low, middle-income countries

The United Nations (UN) has launched a coronavirus appeal for $6.7 billion to contain the spread of the virus in the world’s most “fragile countries”. The appeal is a global

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A lifeline in the air: How UNHAS Nigeria is maintaining operations despite COVID-19

    A lifeline in the air: How UNHAS Nigeria is maintaining operations despite COVID-19

BY KELECHI ONYEMAOBI AND ADEDEJI ADEMIGBUJI As Nigeria grapples with the outbreak of COVID-19, the government has initiated measures including lockdowns and closure of borders to contain the spread of

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COVID-19 lockdown: Farmers warn of food shortage, blame police intimidation

    COVID-19 lockdown: Farmers warn of food shortage, blame police intimidation

Farmers and stakeholders in the agricultural sector have warned that the country is in danger of food shortage due to

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Food production ‘will increase through home gardens’

    Food production ‘will increase through home gardens’

Olufemi Oladunni, the executive director of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), says the national food production would

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Save the Children: COVID-19 may expose vulnerable children to hunger in Nigeria

    Save the Children: COVID-19 may expose vulnerable children to hunger in Nigeria

Save the Children International Nigeria says it is concerned that the coronavirus pandemic may expose vulnerable children to malnutrition and

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IFAD launches $40m COVID-19 fund to support rural farmers in vulnerable countries

    IFAD launches $40m COVID-19 fund to support rural farmers in vulnerable countries

The United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a $40m COVID-19 fund to support rural farmers in

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Gates Foundation commits additional $150m to battle COVID-19

    Gates Foundation commits additional $150m to battle COVID-19

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced an additional $150 million to its funding for the global response to COVID-19.  The foundation in a

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Regular handwashing? Not for these Abuja communities with no water supply

    Regular handwashing? Not for these Abuja communities with no water supply

“Corona no big pass us, we go fight am, we go win am … as long as we remember to

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Health misinformation: False stories from Ebola to coronavirus

    Health misinformation: False stories from Ebola to coronavirus

Nigeria has had a long-running battle with misinformation and disinformation. In times of health pandemics, misinformation, or false information shared

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PIND calls for more advocacy on gender equality

    PIND calls for more advocacy on gender equality

The Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) says having stakeholders participate in the co-development of ideas, solutions

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Bill Gates: Coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trial by June

    Bill Gates: Coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trial by June

Bill Gates, global health advocate and world’s richest man for 18 years, says novel coronavirus vaccine could be ready for

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Amina Mohammed: Poverty declining in Africa but 428m people still trapped in it

    Amina Mohammed: Poverty declining in Africa but 428m people still trapped in it

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of United Nations, says poverty is declining in Africa but 428 million people are still living in

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