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GTBank’s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Conference opens in Lagos

GTBank’s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Conference opens in Lagos

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday July 18, 2018 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed “Raising a Child with Autism, the Role of Family and the Community” the two-day conference is part of the Bank’s Annual

Nigeria set for commercial production of home grown anti-sickle cell drug

There is hope for sickle cell anaemia patients in Nigeria following an agreement to start commercial production of a home grown drug for the disease. The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) signed the agreement with a Nigerian pharmaceutical company, May and Baker, to produce the drug called Niprisan. A few weeks ago,

Sule Gaya-Sarkin Fadar Kano Dies At 107

Sule Gaya, the Sarkin Fadar Kano, has died. He died on Thursday evening in Kano after a protracted illness, according to a family member, Amina Abdullahi. According to Ms Amina, Mr Gaya would be buried at 10 a.m Friday at the Palace. Aged 107, the deceased left behind many children, grand children and great grand

WHO tags video game ‘mental disorder’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual released on Monday. The UN health agency said video game addiction should now officially read ‘gaming disorder’. “For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity

UN agency inaugurates free condom outlets around refugee camps in Cross River

The United Nations Population Fund has set up non traditional condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River. The intervention, the News Agency of Nigeria reports, is to increase access to condoms in communities that have refugees. The exercise, which was carried out in Ikom, was targeted at Obanliku, Boki, Akamkpa and Etung Local Government Areas of

Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to UK in Tinubu’s jet

A former member of the House of Representatives, Opeyemi Bamidele, has been flown to the United Kingdom for further treatment. Our correspondent learnt that he was flown in a private jet belonging to a former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Friday night after receiving treatment