Tag: Polio

Edwin OkoloAugust 22, 2019

As of today, Nigeria is finally polio free

It has taken Nigeria a long, long time, but finally, we are Polio free. It has taken 30 years of ...

EditorAugust 5, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Gates Foundation praises Nigeria on polio immunisation report

Despite the gale of dark cloud hovering over the country, there’s something to cheer. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

AzeezJanuary 31, 2017

We want food not polio vaccines, Jos communities tell govt

Communities in Jos-North local government have rejected the ongoing immunisation exercise against polio, stating that it should be replaced with food. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 6, 2017

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories you should be monitoring today. 1. Make details of DSP Alkali’s murder public, Wike tells ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 6, 2017

The YNaija Tracklist: Babcock student commits suicide | No new case of polio in Nigeria – FG | More stories

From the papers this morning – a Tracklist. Make details of DSP Alkali’s murder public, Wike tells Police – YNaija ...

AzeezJanuary 4, 2017

‘No case of polio infection in Cross River’

The Cross Rivers State government on Wednesday dismissed reports that a case of polio virus was discovered at Ekpene Eki ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 30, 2016

Polio: FG releases N9.8 billion for immunisation

The Federal government has released the sum of N9.8 billion for polio eradication and immunisation programme. Acting Executive Director, National Primary ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 16, 2016

The YNaija Tracklist: Trump in excellent health | Okorocha sacks commissioners

From the papers this morning – a tracklist Rio Paralympics: Iyiazi gets 12th medal for Team Nigeria – YNaija PDP ...

AzeezSeptember 5, 2016

Polio outbreak: Nigeria may be in grave danger

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said a third case of polio has been reported in Nigeria after two others ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 12, 2016

Polio: FG, WHO begin vaccination

The Federal Ministry of Health in conjunction with WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 11, 2016

Polio returns to Nigeria for the first time since July 2014

The Honourable Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole has confirmed an outbreak of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Borno state. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 12, 2016

Free surgery for poor Nigerians, others

The Federal government would on Sunday commence the provision of free surgery to 10,000 poor and needy Nigerians who are ...

Janeth JAugust 17, 2015

Finally! Africa is free of “wild” cases of polio

Africa has been battling different kinds of diseases and epidemics, but we’ve made a breakthrough in one epidemic, Polio. According to the ...

YEditorSeptember 25, 2014

Our health sector climbs higher: Nigeria exits the polio club

by Laila Ibrahim The World Health Organization has commended Nigeria for its successful containment of the deadly Ebola virus and ...

SolaJuly 24, 2014

The Gates foundation sees a polio free Nigeria in 2018

by Emmanuel Chidiogo Nigeria could be declared a polio-free nation in 2018 even though a national eradication campaign has had to contend ...

March 16, 2014

Opinion: Preventing disabilities is our collective responsibility

by Dr. Freeman Osonuga Efforts must be made by governments at all levels to reduce delays in accessing health care ...

November 14, 2013

Alkasim Abdulkadir: Nigeria, the last polio frontier (Y! FrontPage)

by Alkasim Abdulkadir The most potent force against defeating the polio virus has been insecurity; going into the red flag states ...

October 19, 2013

Aww, she’s so sweet: Actress, Funke Akindele joins the bike-athon to ride against polio (See Photos)

by Tutu Akinlabi Actress Funke Akindele got out of her comfort zone for a worthy cause today as she joined ...

September 18, 2013

120 people arrested for refusing polio vaccine in Niger

by ‘Jola Sotubo In a move to firmly eradicate polio from the state, the Niger State Government has arrested 120 ...

September 16, 2013

Lagos begins immunization against polio and other diseases

As the Local Immunization Days (LIDs) begins in Lagos State today the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has ...

September 14, 2013

Terrorism: Boko Haram kills 3 people, demand N1m from Borno traders

Following the dislodgement of Boko Haram camps in some parts of Borno State by troops which had forced many of ...

September 13, 2013

Yels! Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele joins Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, others as Polio Ambassador (PHOTO)

by ‘Jola Sotubo Funke Akindele has received another title to add to her list; the actress and quintessential brand ambassador ...

June 22, 2013

Temie Giwa: The doctor ordered primary health care (Y! FrontPage)

by Temie Giwa Primary health care in Nigeria is truly horrific… Clinic filled with overworked and underpaid staff members, who ...

December 14, 2012

The only way for Nigeria in polio and money laundering is up – and more in today’s news round-up with Cheta Nwanze

…the Army has gotten tired of waiting for the police in the bid to claim first prize in rescuing Prof. ...

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