Health

No going back on Sept. 5 Int’l flights resumption — Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says there is no going back on the Sept. 5, 2020 date for…

3 weeks ago

COVID-19: FG okays opening of NYSC orientation camps

The Federal Government has given the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) the green light to start making plans to reopen…

3 weeks ago

Buhari approves phase III of National Response on COVID-19

President Mohammadu Buhari has approved the third phase of the National Response on COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the country.Mr Boss…

3 weeks ago

64% of Nigerian employees risk burnout, severe mental health — Report

About two-third (64%) of Nigerian employees are at risk of employee burnout, a condition caused by excessive and prolonged stress, says…

3 weeks ago

Mental health expert calls for reorientation of Nigerian youths

A mental health expert, Mrs Veronica Ezeh, has called for total reorientation of youths as part of the initiatives to…

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Imo Health Ministry to commence COVID-19 testing across 27 LGAs

The Imo State Public Health Emergency Operation Centre has announced plans to commence COVID-19 community testing in all the 27…

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Foundation donates 30 cartons of fistula repair kits to VVF Centre

Fistula Foundation Nigeria on Thursday donated 30 cartoons of fistula repair kits to Evangel Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) Centre, Jos.The Director…

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HIV/AIDS: NGO wants govts, others involved in advocacy to youths

An NGO, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), says there is need for governments and  capacity building organisations…

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Gov. Ayade inaugurates school, Health Centre, water projects in riverine communities

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has inaugurated a School and staff quarters for principal and Youths Corps members in…

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COVID-19: Sample collection performance by states decline in August

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says sample collection for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country decline in…

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NCDC announces 4 deaths, 216 fresh COVID-19 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four deaths and 216 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total…

3 weeks ago

COVID-19: NLC assess safety of facilities at Kaduna Airport

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna State Council, on Wednesday visited the Kaduna International Airport to assess facilities put in…

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UNICEF unveils infant, young child feeding services in Kaduna Council

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday inaugurated Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) services in Kaduna South Local…

3 weeks ago

NYSC to take advantage of nationwide spread to tackle corruption – DG

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said on Wednesday that the scheme would take advantage of…

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COVID-19 sample tests exceed 100,000 in Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said Lagos State had tested 100,607 samplesfor COVID-19 infections since inception…

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NAFDAC destroyed drugs, counterfeit products worth N3.2 bn in Kano in 2 years

The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it  destroyed fake drugs and counterfeit products worth N3.2…

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NMA, Red Cross donate protective equipment worth N2.5m to UNIZIK’s isolation center

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Anambra Chapter, has delivered a batch of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) worth N2.5 million to…

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Enugu records 100% success in target polio vaccination

The Enugu Government has achieved 100 per cent success coverage in  the just concluded ‘specific-target’ polio vaccination in the state.Dr…

3 weeks ago

Plateau continues to lead, as NCDC confirms 239 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Plateau state has continued to lead in Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)…

4 weeks ago

CAN urges Buhari to suspend CAMA

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to issue directives to suspend implementation of  the…

4 weeks ago

NYSC, private estate developer partner to build, equip skills acquisition centre

Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has advocated for students to be taught skills acquisition from…

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Nasarawa Govt. expends over N700m to contain COVID-19

The Nasarawa State Taskforce on COVID-19 says it has expended over N700 million in the fight against the pandemic in…

4 weeks ago

Zamfara Contributory Healthcare Agency gets N100m take-off grant

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Tuesday announced the release of N100 million as take-off grant for the state Contributory…

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Mission calls for adequate management of cancer to reduce prevalence

Dr Abia Nzelu, Consultant Ocular Oncologist, has called for adequate management of cancer and adoption of strategies to reduce its…

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Kano Govt. deploys speed boats to boost immunisation coverage

Kano State Government has procured two speed boats for health workers to enhance immunisation coverage in riverine areas of the…

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NHIS boss advises university staff, students to embrace scheme

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has called on staff and students of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) to embrace…

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Cholera: Medical expert warns against open defecation

Dr Yarima Yusuf, a Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, has urged traditional rulers…

4 weeks ago

NCDC confirms 143 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,008

COVID-19Abuja, Sept. 1, 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 in the…

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COVID-19: Plateau now hotspot – PTF

Dr Sani Aliyu, Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF), has said that Plateau is now tthe Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) hot centre…

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Discussion still ongoing on school resumption, says minister

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says discussion is still ongoing on school resumption.Nwajiuba said this during…

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WASSCE: All COVID-19 positive students treated, return to classes

Students who tested positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination have returned to classes…

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COVID-19: Low testing worries health minister

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says it will be difficult to flatten the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) curve, if testing…

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COVID-19: FG cautions State Govts against hasty reopening of schools

The Federal Government has called for caution as some state governments announce reopening of schools, saying that COVID-19 remains potent and…

4 weeks ago

COVID-19: NCDC urges states to intensify sample collection, contact tracing efforts

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has appealed to the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory to intensify sample…

4 weeks ago

Kwara records 3 new COVID-19 cases

Three new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded in the last 24 hours in Kwara, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Spokesman…

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COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Govt. threatens to shut down unapproved testing centres

The Akwa Ibom Government has threatened to shut down COVID-19 testing centres using or procuring the use of any other…

4 weeks ago

NHIS inspects 100 PHCs in Kebbi for integratation into scheme

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on Monday started inspection of 100 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Kebbi, billed to…

4 weeks ago

Association seeks access to free education, conducive environment, others for PLWDs 

The Association of Clinical and Academic Physiotherapists of Nigeria (ACAPN), on Monday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing executive members…

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NCDC reports 138 new COVID-19 cases, total now 53,865

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases…

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FMCs Yenagoa, Yola, successfully separate Bayelsa born siamese twins free of charge

The Federal Medical Centres (FMCs) Yenagoa and Yola, have paid the bil incurred for surgical operations to separate Siamese twins…

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Council lauds Navy healthcare delivery, recommends Reference Hospital for accreditation

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has recommended the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital in Calabar for accreditation with a…

4 weeks ago

How NIPRD is redefining African traditional medicines’ response to COVID-19 — DG

p>The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says its research and development activities have redefined response of African…

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Red Cross trains 20 volunteers on COVID-19 response in Niger 

The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and the National Headquarters of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) says it…

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NCDC announces 250 new COVID-19 cases, total now 53,727

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s…

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Rotary International trains nursing mothers on basic hygiene in Kogi

Rotary International, in collaboration with Kogi Ministry of Health, has trained pregnant and nursing mothers on basic hygiene, nutrition and…

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Kwara Deputy Governor recovers from COVID-19

The Kwara Government on Saturday said the Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, had recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative in…

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NCDC announces 160 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 160 new cases of COVID-19, with total infections rising to 53,…

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Association calls for recognition, integration of deaf people into society

Mr Chidi Olujie, National Secretary, Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), has called on the three tiers of government…

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