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Scientists worry over effects of climate change on Lagos

SCIENTISTS have warned that the global climate change will have a strong impact on Nigeria particularly in the areas of agriculture, land use, energy, biodiversity, health amongst others. This was revealed during the 2nd Lagos State summit on climate change with the theme “Trans-Boundary Effect of Climate Change: Sharing Best Practices in Mitigation and Adaptation Measures.”

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We’ve no infrastructure for local drug manufacture, says Obi

In the wake of a proposed ban on importation of specified classes of drugs into Nigeria, National President of the Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria (APIN), Chief Nnamdi Obi insists that activities of a few criminals who engage in the importation of fake drugs should not override the fact that majority of genuine and affordable drugs in Nigeria come from either China or India.

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Malaria remains a moving target

MALARIA is still the biggest killer of Nigerian children under five years of age as hopes of its eradication remain as elusive as ever, even as year 2010 has been marked as the pivotal year in the campaign to attain the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target in Nigeria and other endemic countries.

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Iceland volcanic explosion: WHO allays on fears of adverse health effects

FEARS of immediate health reprisals from the volcanic explosion in Iceland may be unfounded. The World Health Organisation (WHO) admits that while volcanic ash contains fine particles similar to those emitted from other sources of particulate matter, but maintains that as long as the ash remains in the upper atmosphere there will not likely be an increased risk of health effects.

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