The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has forecasted dust mist from Friday to Sunday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Thursday in Abuja anticipated dust haze with localized visibility of less than or equal to 1000m over the northern states.
Taking 8,000 plus steps, the equivalent of walking approximately 6.4 km a day, can help reduce the risk of dying early, according to the study that provides the first scientific proof for an optimal number of steps to be taken daily. The new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, identifies for the first time the optimal number of steps at which most people obtain the greatest benefits, and also shows that the pace at which you walk provides additional benefits.
UNICEF’s Communication Officer in Nigeria, Safiya Akau, on Thursday, affirmed that diphtheria has claimed the lives of 122 children in Nigeria as at July 2023. Accordingly, UNICEF is amplifying its efforts to counter the growing outbreak of diphtheria that has affected children in 27 States of Nigeria.
The National Administration of Food and drug Control (NAFDAC) has decried the growing menace of drug hawking which poses serious challenge to the healthcare delivery system in the country and stating that the development underscores the agencies unwavering determination to totally eradicate the illicit trade. The observation was contained in a keynote address of the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye delivered at the North-East Zonal NAFDAC media sensitisation workshop on ‘Dangers of Drug hawking and Ripening of Fruits with Calcium Carbide’ held at the Conference Hall of Federal Secretariat, Bauchi on Monday.
The United Nations Children’s Fund says 67 million children globally missed out entirely or partially on routine immunisation from 2019 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that it will take political will and substantial investment to design and implement appropriate catch-up interventions to close the gap. The organisation made this known on its website in its “State of the World’s Children 2023’ report.