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Some People Believe Sleeping Under Insecticide Treated Bed Net Is

Claim: Several people believe that sleeping under a mosquito bed net  treated with insecticide (or not treated) is ineffective and harmful to human health.  Verdict: The claim that sleeping under bed net is harmful to human health and ineffective is misleading. Medical experts and scientists have affirmed that sleeping under a bed net reduces the […]

Children’s Day: Cobhams Emerges UNICEF’s National Ambassador

In commemoration of the year 2020 Children’s Day celebration the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has appointed award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams  Asuquo as a national ambassador. UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins who made the announcement of the appointment  said that Cobhams is a great addition to the UNICEF family. Hawkins said, “I’m […]

COVID-19: “School Closures Affect Nearly 1.3 Billion Children, Youth

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported that School closures, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, have affected nearly 1.3 billion students. A new set of guidelines issued by the United Nations Agency, in collaboration with the World Bank, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme […]

New Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Bauchi

A fresh case of the COVID:19 has been confirmed in Bauchi state after 2 weeks without any new case. The latest patient is a staff of the World Health Organisation who has a travel history to Kano. This was made known in a press statement released from the office of the Bauchi State Commissioner of […]

Coronavirus Pandemic: 11 Cases Confirmed In Lagos, Sanwo-Olu Gives Update.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave a live update on coronavirus outbreak in the state, on Friday, March 20, 2020. The Governor, in a live address, said there are now 11 confirmed cases in the state. In a statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu said as the chief incident commander of Lagos State, it is his duty to […]

29 People Killed By Lassa Fever, 195 Infected – FG

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever have been reported in 11 States. The Director-General, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, explained that the current figures were as of Friday, January 24, 2020. Dr Ihekweazu said out of […]