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Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warn of massive flooding

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Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warn of massive flooding

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it had been informed that the Lagdo dam in northern Cameroon would be emptying water into the River Benue until November to relieve an excessive build-up. The opening of the dam as well as heavy rain in 2012 led to huge flooding along the river, the main waterway in eastern and central Nigeria. Authorities in northeastern Adamawa state said at least 30 people had been killed and 120,000 displaced, while more than a dozen Cameroonians were reported to have died. NEMA warned populations...

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Breast cancer breakthrough as Cambridge University finds gene behind killer disease

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Breast cancer breakthrough as Cambridge University finds gene behind killer disease

Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust’s Sanger Institute have discovered the gene responsible for triple negative breast cancer Scientists have identified the gene behind one of most aggressive forms of breast cancer in a breakthrough which could bring life-saving new treatments. Triple-negative breast cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease and nearly one quarter of patients diagnosed will not survive for more than five years. Now researchers at Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust’s Sanger Institute have found...

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New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee University

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New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee   University

Scientists said new malaria drugs are “urgently needed” as parasites develop resistance to current ones Researchers at Dundee University have discovered a new compound which could treat malaria while protecting people from the disease and preventing its spread, all in a single dose. The compound, DDD107498, was developed by the university’s Drug Discovery Unit and the Medicines for Malaria Venture. Scientists said the “exciting” new drug could work well against parasites resistant to current treatments. Details...

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2015 NIGERIA DECIDES — Update

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2015 NIGERIA DECIDES — Update

Army vows to crush polls violence Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah, yesterday, warned those plotting to scuttle Saturday’s presidential election to rethink or face a very hard response from the military. In Abeokuta, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun yesterday advised the electorate not to allow the on-going deployment of soldiers deter them from casting their votes. Amosun, in a statement in Abeokuta, said, although it was abnormal to deploy armed soldiers for supervision of civil acts like the voting process, the...

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Nigerian Ambassador, 3 ECOWAS staff, 55 others had contact with Lagos Ebola victim

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Nigerian Ambassador, 3 ECOWAS staff, 55 others had contact with Lagos Ebola victim

Lagos State Government said that the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi Nnadozie, three staff of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and 55 others had contact with the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Patrick Sawyer, who died in Lagos, last Thursday. The Joint Federal and State Team in collaboration with other health organisations on prevention of Ebola outbreak in Lagos, has begun monitoring of the 59 persons that had contact with the victim, who died of  Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in a private hospital in...

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