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Medical Negligence at FMC: Family Sues FG for Negligence

Medical Negligence

The family of Sandra David has sued the Nigerian government and the Federal Medical Centre for N500 million over the death of the 29-year old woman at the centre due to medical negligence. In a suit, number FHC/ABJ/CS/74/2016, filed by Ms. David’s mother, Portia Sambo, the family is also demanding …

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Lagos scraps sanitation day

lagos scraps sanitation day

The monthly sanitation day in Lagos State has been scrapped, the government  announced today. Mr Steve Ayorinde,  the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said  that the decision was reached at the State Executive Council meeting. The state began observing the day during the military era.  Citizens are usually expected to clean …

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Shell In Court Over Niger Delta Oil Spills

Shell In Court Over Niger Delta Oil Spills

Shell In Court Over Niger Delta Oil Spills. Royal Dutch Shell was brought to court on Tuesday, as Nigerians demand the company take responsibility for its oil spills that have environmentally devastated the Niger Delta region. Oil spills coming from Shell pipelines and facilities have polluted the oil-rich region, threatening …

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UK teenager wins battle to have body cryogenically frozen

A British teenager who died of cancer has been cryogenically frozen in the United States after winning a court case before her death. The girl — who can’t be identified and is referred to only as “JS” — suffered from a rare form of cancer and expressed a hope to …

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Kenyan doctors successfully separate co-joined twins in 23-hour operation

Doctors in Kenyatta National Hospital on Wednesday successfully separated co-joined twins in a 23-hour operation. The team which comprised of over 50 medical personnel saw the two-year-old girls separated in the first ever sarcophagus surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa. A statement on the hospital’s official Facebook page read:   On 1st November …

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Coke and Pepsi are finally leaving sugar

This past week we learned that PepsiCo is finally turning against sugar. But the soda giant’s sudden interest in nutrition is not as unexpected as it seems. On Monday, PepsiCo announced that by 2025, two thirds of its drinks will have 100 calories or fewer from added sugar, per 12 …

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