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    PCN seals 26 pharmacies, 316 patent medicine shops in Ogun

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 342 premises across the three senatorial district in Ogun State over non-compliance with standard and other offences. The sealed premises which included 26 pharmacies and 316 patent medicine shops were sanctioned by the PCN during an enforcement exercise in Abeokuta, Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, Mowe, Ibafo, Ilaro and other locations…

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  • Another suspected case of Monkeypox discovered in Osun

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Another suspected case of Monkeypox has been discovered in Osun State. The first suspected case of the disease was said to have been discovered in Iperindo, Atakumosa East Local Government of the State. On Monday, another suspected case was discovered in Osogbo, the state capital. It was gathered that a 14-year old boy with a symptom…

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    University of Abuja Teaching Hospital warns of Marbug disease outbreak

    The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital has warned of the outbreak of Marbug disease in the community. The hospital management in a statement by the Deputy Director of Information, Sani Suleiman also said that the number of COVID-19 cases within the community has increased. Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the Filoviridae family of viruses and a member…

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  • OOUTH gets new pediatric surgical facility

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta The Ogun State government has launched a state-of-the-art pediatric surgical facility at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, to cater for children after surgery.  Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, while commissioning the 12-bedded ward, which was facilitated by an alumnus of the institution, Dr. Muyiwa Abdul, said the project is a reflection of…

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    Kwara records first case of monkey pox in Edu LG

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara Kwara State Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed the first case of monkey pox in the state.  This follows rigorous efforts of the surveillance and response team that had been activated since the index case was reported in the country in March, 2022. Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq confirmed this in a statement in Ilorin,…

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    PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: Stop buying, selling bushmeat, FG tells Nigerians

    The Federal Government has advised Nigerians to desist from the sales and consumption of bushmeat because of the cases of monkey pox in the country. This was contained in a statement by the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammad Abubakar. He said the advice became necessary after the report of 21 cases and one death recorded in the country. “Hunters and dealers…

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    Nigerian EdTech startup, Afrilearn attracts UNICEF Innovation Fund

    Nigerian EdTech startup Afrilearn has emerged as the only Nigerian startup to join the latest cohort of the UNICEF Venture Fund. Afrilearn along with eight other startups across the world developing digital solutions to improve access to digital services, will receive equity-free investments in USD and/or cryptocurrency through the UNICEF Venture Fund and UNICEF CryptoFund and a year-long mentorship with UNICEF’s technical…

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    LAWMA boss charges residents on environmental sustainability

    By Flourish Alonge The Managing Director/CEO of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, has charged residents of Itire-Ikate area of Lagos, to take full responsibility of their environment, by ensuring proper waste disposal. Odumboni, who was represented by LAWMA’s Executive Director, Finance, Mr. Kunle Adebiyi, made this call on Tuesday during a community advocacy and sensitisation programme at…

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    Lotus Bank donates 18-seater bus to LAWMA

    Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has unveiled a brand new 18-seater Toyota Hiace bus, for staff transportation, donated to the agency by Lotus Bank, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In his brief speech, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, lauded the gesture, describing it as first of its kind, for a financial institution to donate…

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    Abiodun appoints Fatungase new CMD of OOUTH

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has approved the appointment of Dr (Mrs) Oluwabunmi Motunrayo Fatungase as the substantive Chief Medical Director of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, (OOUTH), Sagamu. Prior to her appointment at the weekend, Dr Fatungase has been operating in acting capacity as the CMD of the tertiary health institution, since April 2021.…

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