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NDLEA Intercepts 75.8kg of Cannabis in Ondo, Rivers

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted 75.8kg of cannabis in Ondo and Rivers states.

The agency made the disclosure in a statement issued by NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja. He said that operatives of the agency in Ondo state intercepted and seized 60 kilogrammes of cannabis, following a tip-off. Babafemi said that during the operation, a 29-year-old man was arrested in Matado street, Akure, Akure South Local Government Area of the state. Babafemi quoted the acting Commander of NDLEA in Ondo State, Callys Alumona, as saying that the location was raided at 9:45 pm. and that the suspect was arrested when he was about to evacuate the consignment outside the state.

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Similarly, Babafemi said that another drug dealer and suspected armed robber was also arrested by officers of Rivers command of the agency in Iroko village. He said that 15.8 kilogrammes of cannabis and 16 SIM cards were recovered from him. Babafemi quoted the NDLEA Commander in Rivers, Rachael Shelleng, as saying that further investigation would unravel other criminal activities perpetrated by the suspect.

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Go Back to Work, Ngige Urges Doctors

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Go Back to Work, Ngige Urges Doctors

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve their industrial action while negotiation continues.
Ngige made the appeal during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, as the resident doctors’ strike enters Day 59.
The minister reacted to the court case filed by the Federal Government against the striking doctors.

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He said it was the Federal Ministry of Health and the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation that can withdraw the case from court.

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Calabar Varsity Performs First Open-Heart Surgery

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Calabar Varsity Performs First Open-Heart Surgery

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has performer its first open-heart surgery operations with a 70 per cent discount on the cost.

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The operation, according to its Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme, is a partnership with the VOOM Foundation from the United States of America (U.S.A).

The CMD expressed gratitude to the Federal Government, among other stakeholders, that contributed to the feat.

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NHS to Trial Blood Test That Can Detect Over 50 Cancer Types

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NHS to Trial Blood Test That Can Detect Over 50 Cancer Types

The NHS is launching the world’s biggest trial of a potentially life-saving blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. Some 140,000 volunteers in eight areas of England will be recruited to try the galleri test, which is already available in the US.

The test can detect cancers that are not routinely screened for and it can find where the disease is coming from in the body with a high degree of accuracy.

The NHS trial will invite people from different backgrounds and ethnicities who are aged between 50 and 77 to take part. They cannot have had a cancer diagnosis in the last three years. Blood samples will be taken at mobile testing clinics over the coming weeks, in 12 months’ time, and again in two years.

Ms Pritchard said the test could play a major part in an NHS ambition to catch 75% of cancers at an early stage, when they are easie it has been especially effective at finding cancers that are more difficult to identify early, such as head and neck, bowel, lung, pancreatic, and throat cancers to treat.

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But it cannot detect all cancers and would not replace NHS screening programmes such as those for breast, cervical, and bowel cancer. The trial is being led by the cancer research UK and king’s college London cancer prevention trials unit together with grail, which developed the galleri test.

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