Health experts say Nigeria isn’t likely to meet the United Nations’ 2030 tuberculosis eradication target, as the nation still accounts for the highest fatality rate from the disease in Africa. Officials say they’re trying to address major factors like inadequate awareness and funding by offering free screening and treatment. For VOA, Timothy Obiezu has more from Abuja as the world marks Tuberculosis Day on March 24.
Officials in Nigeria’s Kebbi state have revived the Argungu Fishing Festival, which was halted in 2009 because of threats from Boko Haram terrorists. Authorities say with security progress against the Islamist group, the festival can resume and provide jobs and income to thousands. Timothy Obiezu reports from Kebbi.
Nigeria's health authorities are intensifying efforts to contain the coronavirus after the West African nation announced its first case last Friday. Part of Nigeria's readiness includes upgrading testing labs, screening at entry points like the airports and public awareness campaigns. Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja.