A Tobacco Free Nigeria campaign group has disclosed that no fewer than 25,000 underage Nigerians use tobacco products daily. Ms. Ebiuwa Uwagboe, a campaign specialist at Gatefield, the public strategy group backing the campaign disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), birth registration programme implemented by the National Population Commission (NPC) with support from UNICEF has increased the number of registered children in Nigeria between the ages of zero and 17 years to about 29 million.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the State House Medical Centre (SHMC) be reverted to a Clinic in a bid to serve the original purpose of its establishment. Mr Jalal Arabi, Permanent Secretary, State House, made the assertion when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs for the 2019 budget defense.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the Federal Government has revitalized over 4,000 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs), across the country from 2015 to date. Adewole made the claims at the flag-off of a special medical mission to Jiwa Emirate in Abuja by Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), over the weekend.