We Are Working On Permanent Solutions To Address The Flooding In Lagos Says Ambode

We Are Working On Permanent Solutions To Address The Flooding In Lagos Says Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said the flooding caused by heavy rainfalls in the State within the last few days would soon be a thing of the past, as the State Government was working towards embarking on holistic solutions to address the situation once and for all. Speaking at a sensitization workshop on water management and environmental control held at Ikeja today, the Governor said aside the fact that the issue of flooding was not peculiar to the State or Nigeria as it was a global phenomenon, but…

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President Buhari Travels To London For Indefinite Medical Check Up

President Buhari Travels To London For Indefinite Medical Check Up

President Buhari traveled to London last night for another medical check up and the duration will be determined by doctors. Below is a statement from Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity. President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors. He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day. The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for…

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Breaking News: Meningitis Death Toll Rises To 745

Breaking News: Meningitis Death Toll Rises To 745

Latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicate that the number of deaths associated with the Cerebrospinal Meningitis outbreak in some states in the country has risen to 745. A statement made available by the Technical Adviser Communications of NCDC, Dr. Lawal Bakare, yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that out of the total 8,057 reported cases, 7,519 cases were recorded in five northern states namely; Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi and Niger. “As at April 17, 2017, 8,057 suspected cases of meningitis have been reported across the country;…

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Nigerian Medical Association Debunks Alleged Sack Of Striking Doctors

Nigerian Medical Association Debunks Alleged Sack Of Striking Doctors

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday, denied media reports of the sack of striking resident doctors, describing such as “mere threat.” In a telephone chat with Vanguard, National President, NMA, Dr Mike Ogirima, said the doctors were not sacked. It will be recalled that the Federal Government, had through a circular, with reference number, (DHS/828/T/199) directed Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Hospitals to employ temporary doctors that will replace resident doctors who are currently on a warning strike. Ogirima, in his reaction, said: “The circular is…

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Mutant mosquitoes ‘resist malaria’

Mutant mosquitoes ‘resist malaria’

US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection. If the lab technique works in the field, it could offer a new way of stopping the biting insects from spreading malaria to humans, they say. The scientists put a new “resistance” gene into the mosquito’s own DNA, using a gene editing method called Crispr. And when the GM mosquitoes mated – their offspring inherited the same resistance, PNAS journal reports. In theory, if these mosquitoes bite people, they should not be able to…

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Woman in China undergoes country’s first successful womb transplant after mother donates organ

Woman in China undergoes country’s first successful womb transplant after mother donates organ

A mother in northern China donated her uterus to her 22-year-old daughter in the country’s first successful womb transplant, according to a newspaper report. The daughter, who was born without a vagina and uterus, has functioning ovaries and can produce eggs to produce a baby, the Huashang Dailyreported. Doctors at Xijing Hospital in Xian in Shaanxi province prepared for the surgery for two years and practised the procedure on goats as they have a similar womb anatomy to humans, the newspaper said. The woman’s 43-year-old mother said she was “willing…

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DOCTORS URGED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO INSTITUTE FORENSIC PERSONNEL AUDIT IN HOSPITALS

DOCTORS URGED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO INSTITUTE FORENSIC PERSONNEL AUDIT IN HOSPITALS

DETERMINED TO END STRIKE IN HEALTH SECTOR, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESIDENTS DOCTORS, NARD, HAS CALLED ON PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO IMMEDIATELY INSTITUTE A FORENSIC PERSONNEL AUDIT OF THE FEDERAL TERTIARY HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MAKING THE CALL IN LAGOS, THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION, DR. DAN-JUMBO PRINCE SAID THE AUDIT WOULD HELP IN ESTABLISHING THE TRUE PERSONNEL SPENDING, THEREBY PLUGGING ALL LEAKAGES AND RE-INVESTING FOR THE MANPOWER AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOSPITALS. PRINCE SAID THAT AFTER COMPARING THE 2014 AND 2015 APPROPRIATION BUDGET FOR FEDERAL HOSPITALS, IT WAS…

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