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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Monday began enforcement of no vaccination no entry into the Area 11 Garki Secretariat. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the as early as 7 a.m., the implementation team  and security men  manned the entrance of the secretariat. NAN Correspondent who monitored...
Nigeria reported no fewer than 3,604 deaths and 111,062 cases of cholera in 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in its situation report for the 52nd epidemiological and last report for 2021. The centre also explained that while...
Nigeria recorded 222 new Lassa fever cases and two new deaths in one week across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) . The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its weekly situation report on Monday/ According to the report, 69 persons are currently undergoing treatment in treatment...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 301 additional infections of COVID-19 on Sunday. The NCDC via its verified website on Monday morning, also disclosed that eight people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 3,103. It however stated that...
Mrs. Olubunmi Sodade, Executive Director, Nigerian Association of Retired People (NARP50+), has urged the three tiers of government to evolve structures to cater for the elderly toward improving their wellbeing. Sodade made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. According to her,...
A Consultant Radiologist, Dr. Stephen Oguguo, has called for legislation to deal with the menace of quackery in radiodiagnosis practice in the country. Oguguo, who is the Medical Director of a diagnostic service centre in Lagos, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...
After almost four weeks in lockdown, the Netherlands is expected to relax COVID-19 measures, according to media reports. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister, Ernst Kuipers, plan to host a news conference late Friday after taking a decision on the matter. According to the reports, shops and universities will be...
The days of trying to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Africa are over now that the virus is “everywhere,” says John Nkengasong of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Nkengasong’s comments are coming just as the continent’s cumulative caseload passed 10 million, a sign that...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a combination of baricitinib, an arthritic drug, and corticosteroids for the treatment of patients with severe or critical COVID-19. Baricitinib is a type of drug known as a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The WHO Guideline Development Group of...
The Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu,  has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the Federal Government-funded COVID-19 interventions that are yielding positive impact on service delivery in the facility. The Medical Director, Prof. Monday Igwe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Enugu that the Federal Government had funded...
The World Health Organization (WHO) will consider whether to extend the global public health emergency on Thursday with the help of an independent committee of experts. The current public health emergency of international concern has been in place for almost two years now due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is the...
Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) with Society Committee Against COVID-19 (SOSOCOVID), to document  government and stakeholders activities during COVID-19 pandemic. SOSOCOVID is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Ehanire, represented by Mr. Okwudili Okechukwu, Director, Health System Strengthening Division in the ministry, said in Abuja...
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said fueled by Omicron, more than 15 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported around the world last week, by far the most cases reported in a single seven day period. Briefing reporters in Geneva, WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the “huge...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it has recorded six more fatalities due to complications from the COVID-19 infection as of Jan. 12, 2022. The NCDC, on its verified website on Thursday morning, also said that 432 new cases of the virus were recorded in 14 states and...
Nigerians have been expecting the establishment of vaccine manufacturing labs in the country, not just for the COVID-19 pandemic, but an overall supply chain to tackle other ailments. Immunization is considered to be one of the greatest health interventions to prevent diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)/UN Children’s Fund...
Nigeria on Tuesday recorded one fatality from the coronavirus pandemic, with 422 fresh cases reported across 14 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The latest statistics released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday morning, shows that the new confirmed cases raised Nigeria’s...
The Sokoto State Government and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) unveiled a specialized ambulance to improve emergency service delivery across the 23 local government areas of the state. Mr. Salisu Tureta, state command FRSC Public Relations Officer, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...