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LASWA COMMENCES CLEARING OF WATER HYACINTH ON LAGOS ISLAND WATERWAYS

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has commenced the annual clearing and removals of waters hyacinth across Jetties and Terminals in the State. General Manager of LASWA, Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen on Friday, explained that pegging and clearing of the Water Hyacinth have commenced in areas with very high...

LAGOS ENGAGES 135 PRIVATE HEALTH FACILITIES FOR COVID VACCINE ADMINISTRATION

Not less than 135 private health facilities have been enrolled into the Lagos State Government's mass vaccination strategy program targeted at vaccinating four million residents by December 2021. This brings to 360, the number of public and private vaccination sites in Lagos. ·Increases Public-Private Vaccination Sites to 360 The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin...

CANCER: NIGERIA GOVERNORS FORUM CALLS FOR CONCERTED EFFORTS TO COMBAT THE DREADED DISEASE

Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, has emphasised that concerted effort is needed by all stakeholders to eliminate cancer in the country. The NGF Chairman stated this during a maiden dinner organised by the First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC) tagged "a night of alliances in the fight against cancer", held in Abuja,...

Expert warns Nigerians against patronising unregistered drug stores

An Abuja-based Neurosurgeon, Dr. Biodun Ogungbo, on Wednesday advised Nigerians against patronising unregistered patent medicine stores to avoid health complications. Ogungbo said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. He said hospital workers should ensure that all cases resulting from quackery should be reported to the police for immediate investigation and action. “What is...

Ponmo contains beneficial nutrients, says dietitian

Against the narratives that cowhide otherwise known as Ponmo contains no nutritional benefit, a dietitian, Mrs. Oluwakemi Olanrewaju, has said it provides the body with important nutrients. In an interview with our correspondent, Olanrewaju said although Ponmo had low nutritional value when compared to other protein sources, it contained beneficial nutrients and contributes adequately to peoples’ diets. She said, “Over...

Nigeria records 17 COVID-19 deaths as another deadly variant emerges in South Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has continued to ravage Nigeria as 17 deaths were recorded on Tuesday with additional 597 fresh cases reported across 13 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The pandemic continues its rage globally as another variant of the virus, which is said to be mutating faster than others, has...