Thisday Newspaper News Today Thursday 5th December 2019

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2023: Igbo Alone Cannot Make Themselves President, Says Okorocha

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has said the Igbo nation alone cannot make itself president of Nigeria in 2023. Okorocha stated this while speaking with some select journalists yesterday in Abuja, adding that ethnicity or religion should be no basis in politics as poverty knows no tribe or
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Lawan Urges Service Chiefs to Repel Attacks, Assault by Bandits

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the Service Chiefs and security agencies in the country to immediately swing into action by repelling the attacks and assaults by armed bandits on Nigerians across some states in the north. Lawan made the call yesterday after consideration of a motion brought to the floor by
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Court Saves 21 States Billions, Orders AGF to Recover Pension from Ex-Govs

Akpabio, Amaechi, Shettima, Goje, 10 others affected Fashola, Sylva, Aregbesola yet to draw benefits Yemi Ajayi in Lagos and Alex Enumah in Abuja For 21 states with pension laws stipulating post-office benefits running into billions of naira for their former governors and deputies, it was a sigh of relief wednesday as the Federal High Court,
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Tackling Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Sector

While the Nigerian economic situation has been fingered as the major factor affecting the pharmaceutical sector, experts at the 92ndconference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria believe this can be addressed, Chinecherem Ojiako writes The 92nd conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) which held recently at the Kaduna Trade Fair center, Kaduna, may
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Eight Years of Safe Motherhood Initiative: Progress, Lessons, Prospects

Uchechukwu Nnaike highlights the efforts of an indigenous oil and gas firm to reduce the maternal and child mortality rate in the country and the progress made so far If the reports of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG3) and World Health Organisation (WHO) on the good health and child and maternal mortality rates
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Edo Crisis Worsens as Assembly Declares 12 Seats Vacant

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City The crisis in Edo State House of Assembly worsened wednesday as the seats of 12 members-elect, who have failed to present themselves for inauguration, as well as two others, who didn’t meet mandatory sitting requirement to continue as members of the House, were declared vacant. Speaking with journalists, Deputy Speaker
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Breast Cancer: Oncologist Discovers New Treatment Method Away from Cutting

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City A Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Oludare Adeyemi has uncovered a new method of treatment of breast cancer away from the conventional cutting of the breast. While advising women to go for regular screening for early detection of the disease, Adeyemi who disclosed this in Benin City recently, reiterated that the
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: No Nigerian Child Must Be Left Behind

Oluwafisayo Aransiola It is estimated that no fewer than 25 million people are living with disabilities in Nigeria. This includes millions of children who daily face discrimination and in some cases abuse. Earlier in the year, there was the case of seven-year-old Imran Kanun Muhammad which was widely reported in the media. As a child
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Nigerian-Born Prodigy, Igwilo Performs Landmark Surgery in US

Aloy Nduka At the Fayetteville Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in North Carolina, new ground was broken in the field of medicine and surgery. The hospital, working in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DOD), recently recorded its first robotic surgery using the Da Vinci surgical system technology. Da Vinci surgical technology is a state
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FG Seeks Ways to Curb Spread of Cancer

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said the federal government is worried by the alarming spread of cancer, and the fact that it now affects people in all age brackets. The minister, who expressed this concern at the strategic stakeholders engagement for the Pharmaceutical group of the Manufacturers Association of
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