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WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

  The World Health Organization has scaled up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states.  and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. In a statement released to the press Tuesday, the WHO said nearly 450 suspected cases were reported, of

Agriculture

Zero Hunger: IITA set to offer solution to weed menace as stakeholders raise concerns  

A team of researchers working on the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-managed Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) have said findings from the five-year project will respond and address the problems of weeds especially in cassava farming systems. The challenge of weeds on Nigeria’s agricultural productivity was brought to the fore at the meeting of the

Health

World Cancer Day 2018 will be on Sunday, 4 February

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC),  the largest international cancer-fighting organisation has announed Sunday Februeary 4, 2018 as the World Cancer Day and declared the theme of the event as “We can. I can. The World Cancer Day is the single global initiative that unites and rallies the world’s voices to raise awareness of

Agriculture

Zero Hunger: IITA set to offer solution to weed menace as stakeholders raise concerns  

A team of researchers working on the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-managed Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) have said findings from the five-year project will respond and address the problems of weeds especially in cassava farming systems. The challenge of weeds on Nigeria’s agricultural productivity was brought to the fore at the meeting of the

Environment

illegal trade in Ivory: UK on spot

While the world has focused on arm twisting China and some Far East nations to have them stop ivory markets and help salvage African elephant numbers, it has now emerged that trade in illegal ivory is rampant in Britain, in some cases with the knowledge of the British Government, Africa Science can authoritatively reveal. It

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