Nurses, midwives suspend 5-day warning strike in Kaduna

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Kaduna State chapter, has suspended its 5-day warning strike. This is contained in a statement issued by its chairman, Ishaku Yahaya, on Monday. He explained that the level of seriousness and commitment made by the government through the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Head […]

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FG, UNICEF, and others unveil universal child benefit for social protection coverage.

The Federal government, in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners, is to introduce the Universal Child Benefit and increase public spending on social protection by 2 percent, aiming to reduce multidimensional poverty and promote equitable development. The Universal Child Benefit is to provide financial support to all children, reduce childhood poverty, promote equitable development opportunities, […]

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Cholera: FEC approves inter-ministerial committee on emergency operations

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate the cholera emergency operation centre operated by the National Centre For Disease Control (NCDC). Briefing correspondents after the meeting of the country at the presidential villa in  Abuja on Tuesday, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Muhammad Ali Pate said the committee comprises representatives from […]

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LCCI, FG collaborate on 2024 International Business Confab

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is set to host the 2024 LCCI International Business Conference & Expo in Lagos on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August, 2024. The event with the theme, “Invest Nigeria”, which is to […]

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WHO announces global resurgence of cholera

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced an increase in cholera cases in several regions of the world. It also disclosed that almost 195,000 cases and over 1,900 deaths reported in 24 countries since the start of 2024. This was revealed in a statement on Thursday, stating that there are no reported cases in the […]

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Two million treated in NDDC medical outreach – MD

The Niger Delta Development Commission says no fewer than two million residents of the Niger Delta region have benefited from its ongoing free medical outreach. This is according to a statement made available to The PUNCH on Tuesday by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Pius Ughakpoteni. According to Ughakpoteni, the NDDC Managing Director, Dr […]

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