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The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja has been temporarily closed by officials of the Nigerian Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, following the breakdown of a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747 cargo plane on the runway of the airport last night.
It is now customary to see herbal medicine hawkers in the streets of big cities in Nigeria as traditional medicine remains a popular choice for ordinary Nigerians.
Six days after the Federal Government of Nigeria handed over electricity generation and distribution to the private operators, most communities across the country have remained in darkness.
The much-anticipated partial solar eclipse arrived as promised on Sunday. People stopped what they were doing, cars ground to a halt as everyone took in the spectacle, gathering in open spaces where they could.
A rare solar eclipse allowing a view of the Sun that is totally or partially blocked by the Moon has taken place.
Civil society organisations in West Africa need to be more fully implicated in anti-drugs campaigns in a region which faces new challenges on both drugs trafficking and consumption. Both the coastlines of West Africa and the vast swathes of desert in the interior are now belong used by drugs traffickers, who have long established transit routes. Most of the narcotics come from Latin America, arriving by boat or plane.
Around 7.3 million girls under the age of 18 give birth each year in developing countries, risking death and suffering that can only be addressed by changing social attitudes, a UN report said Wednesday.
More than 2,500 children under five have died of malnutrition in Niger this year, the UN Children Fund said Wednesday.
A survey by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that 15 per cent of adults aged 60 and over around the world suffer from mental health problems. Sierra Leone has been looking at its own handling of mental health issue.
The Government of Sierre Leone has launched a Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Policy and Strategic Plan.