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US gives Nigeria N32bn to conduct HIV/AIDS survey

The United States Government has donated $90m (N32bn) to Nigeria for the HIV/AIDS survey that will take place across the country starting from June. The...

Tomatoes, apples can repair damaged lungs of smokers

Smokers who quit smoking and live on a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, have better chances of restoring their lung functions...

35 containers of tramadol seized at ports – NAFDAC

Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Moji Adeyeye, says no fewer than 35 containers of tramadol...

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

Four people have tested positive for Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the...

Chinese scientists clone monkeys

Chinese scientists have successfully cloned two monkeys. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were cloned using the same process that produced Dolly...

WHO warns about high risk of cholera epidemic in DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about a high risk of a cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO's Africa director...

Air pollution kills 7 million people annually, WHO reports

Toxic levels of pollution leads annually to the early death of an estimated seven million people, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO)...

Research links marijuana users to higher intercourse rate

Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who found frequent marijuana users have about 20 per cent more sex...

36 people die in disease outbreak in South Africa

Thirty-six people have died in South Africa from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeriosis, the country’s department of health said on Tuesday. By the...

Nigeria confirms new monkeypox cases

The Nigerian government has confirmed six additional cases of monkeypox. The cases are amongst those sent to the World Health Organisation’s laboratory in Dakar, Senegal,...

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Nigeria’s population now 198 million – NPC

The National Population Commission (NPC) has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people with urban population growing at an average annual growth rate...

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