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The Yobe State Government, yesterday, confirmed 906 fresh cases of cholera, with 61 deaths and 50 others still on admission in hospitals across the state. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammad Kawuwa, who made the disclosure in a statement in Damaturu, said Acute...
The Nigerian Air Force says it is offering free medical outreach to more than 1,000 persons displaced by flood in Niger State. According to Group Capt. Suleiman Usman, Commander, 351 Base Services Group, Nigeria Airforce Base, Minna, residents of Zungeru in Wushishi Local Government will also benefit from the medical...
Following an outbreak in neighbouring Zimbabwe, South Africa has issued a cholera alert on Monday. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said there is a significant risk that travelers from the outbreak-affected area may present with cholera in South Africa. Healthcare workers countrywide, especially those in Limpopo Province, which borders...
By Juliet Odey A Psychologist, Dr Casmir Nnemeka, says Nigerians should undergo mental health evaluation every three months to ensure their mental well-being. Nnemeka, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Peace Centre, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with Neptune Prime on Wednesday. He decried the poor attitude of...
By Juliet Odey Tiger Nuts are tubers that grow under the soil’s surface. Also known as yellow nutsedge, tiger nutsedge or earth almond, tiger nuts have been used for many centuries and remain extremely popular all over the western hemisphere. Is one of the richest sources of non-meat protein that supplies...
Tests show the anti-impotence drug may stop further loss of vision for patients being robbed of their sight – and could even repair damage that’s already been done. A two-year trial led by scientists at Columbia University in New York suggests the little blue pills could stop age-related macular degeneration,...
By Sarauniya  Usman, Abuja The Federal Government in collaboration with Certified Computer Manufacturers of Nigeria (CCMON) has established a Pilot Computer/ICT Devices Service Centre in Abuja. At the commissioning of the centre at the OSGF Conference Hall of the Federal Secretariat Complex yesterday, the Minister of communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu, represented by the...
By Sarauniya Usman, Abuja The Federal Government has reiterated its commitments to ensure careful and speedy implementation of ICT Roadmap, E-government Masterplan, National Broadband Plan and other initiatives, as key tools in fostering public service delivery, innovation and development in the country. The Acting President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi...
Sugary drinks are the most fattening things you can put into your body. This is because liquid sugar calories don't get registered by the brain in the same way as calories from solid foods and for this reason, when you drink soda, you end up eating more total calories. Eat nut:...

From Fatima Bukar,Abuja Women who suffer from contraceptive related complications in Australia, have vowed to join a class action against its manufacturer, German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, a Melbourne-based law firm said Monday. Essure is a permanent contraceptive implant made of a metal coil which expands to anchor the device in the Fallopian...