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Resident doctors set for nationwide strike on Monday
August 1, 2021 770 501

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) is to begin an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday. Addressing journalists after the executive meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) in Umuahia, Abia State, NARD National... Read more

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Marwa orders NDLEA officers to crush drug cartels
July 30, 2021 1829 889

Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig.-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd.), has ordered newly promoted officers and men of the anti-narcotic agency to go all out and crush drug cartels across Nigeria. Marw... Read more

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COVID-19 vaccine shipments to African nations receive boost
July 30, 2021 1431 703

The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, announced that COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa were ramping up from multiple sources after a near-halt to deliveries in recent months. The global agency, at a virtual press conference with the ... Read more

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COVID-19 deaths jump by 21% in one week, WHO laments
July 29, 2021 1763 1008

The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, raised the alarm that the global number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths during the previous week climbed by 21 per cent despite a rollout of the vaccination programme.Out of the 69,000 new deaths, m... Read more

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526 die of Cholera in 18 states
July 27, 2021 2459 1264

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said: “Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. “Cholera remains a global threat to public health and an in... Read more

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Council opens Senator Tinubu health centre
July 27, 2021 2124 1067

Chairman of Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos, Tajudeen Ajide, has opened a Senator Oluremi Tinubu Primary Health Care Centre in Akerele.   He also inaugurated the newly constructed Raji Fashola Magistrate Court and some roa... Read more

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WHO raises fresh safety concerns about Janssen, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines
July 27, 2021 1687 615

The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, raised fresh safety concerns about Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccines.A statement, by its Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) COVID-19 subcommittee on reports of Guillain-Barré S... Read more

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AstraZeneca searching for vaccines for virus-hit Southeast Asia
July 24, 2021 2619 1225

Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Saturday it was scouring its supply chain to find more doses of its Covid-19 vaccine for Southeast Asia, which is facing its most serious outbreak yet of the virus. The statement from the Anglo-Swedish company — w... Read more

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Minister warns on consequences of uneven rollout of COVID-19 vaccines
July 23, 2021 2824 1334

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has warned that Nigeria and the rest of Africa may continue to suffer the devastating impact of COVID-19 if the global inequitable rollout of vaccines is not addressed. He appealed to vaccine manufacturers t... Read more

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UNIPORT directs compulsory use of face mask
July 19, 2021 3858 1958

The management of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on Monday made compulsory the use of face mask in its campuses over concerns of third wave of COVID-19 in the country.   The Federal Government on Sunday put six states and the Fed... Read more

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Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related deaths in 4 days
July 19, 2021 3155 1506

Lagos State recorded four COVID-19 related deaths between July 14 and July 17, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.   Abayomi made the disclosure through his Facebook account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Monday while ... Read more

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NDLEA recovers 548,000 tramadol tablets, arrests drug kingpin
July 18, 2021 3151 1511

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recovered 548,000 tramadol tablets branded as “Tarkadol” at Nkwelle, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State. Its Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, said this in a sta... Read more

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COVID-19 Third wave ; Nigeria six states, Abuja others on red alert
July 18, 2021 2900 1432

Following the impending third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the confirmation of the Delta variant of the disease, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has placed six states and Abuja on red alert. Following the impen... Read more

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Increase in COVID-19 cases, sign of 3rd wave — NIMR Director-General
July 17, 2021 2816 1370

Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), has said that the recent increase in COVID-19 cases could be a signal of a third wave of the pandemic.   He made this known on Saturday in an interview... Read more

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Commuters groan as two-day downpour disrupts Lagos traffic
July 17, 2021 2723 1427

The skies opened up in fury for the second day running on Friday in Lagos and parts of Ogun State, leaving the roads and some buildings flooded.Motorists and commuters groaned after they were stranded in traffic for hours. But the Lagos State Gov... Read more

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HIV infection increases risk of critical COVID-19, WHO warns
July 16, 2021 2879 1519

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report confirms that Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infection is a significant independent risk factor for both severe/critical COVID-19 presentation at hospital admission and in-hospital mortality. As a... Read more

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No confirmed cases of Delta Variant of COVID-19 in Ogun, says Commissioner
July 15, 2021 2588 1175

The Ogun State Government says there are no confirmed cases of the Delta Variant of Coronavirus in the state. The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, in a statement on Thursday, said that the state had yet to record the new vari... Read more

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NDLEA busts inter-state drug cartels in Kogi, Nasarawa, Benue
July 13, 2021 3107 1418

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have busted three major interstate drug cartels supplying illicit substances to some states in the North, recovered skunk and cocaine weighing over 843 kilograms and arrested at least... Read more

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COVID-19;Dreaded Delta variant hits Oyo as Lagos slips into third wave
July 12, 2021 3226 1526

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has uncovered the virulent Delta variant of coronavirus in the state. The State Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr. Olabode Ladipo, who confirmed this development yesterday, sa... Read more

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Nigeria set to end HIV transmission in 2022, says FG
July 10, 2021 3245 1491

The Federal Government has announced that the country is set to end the transmission of HIV by 2022, having achieved a critical milestone of getting it under control. The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr ... Read more

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Six states register I,786 suspected cases of cholera
July 10, 2021 2839 1265

Six states reported 1,786 suspected cases of cholera between June 20 and June 26, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said in Abuja on Saturday.   NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, listed the states as Bauchi, 1,239 cas... Read more

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NDLEA arrests 90-Year-Old, teenagers for selling drugs in Katsina, Ondo
July 10, 2021 2768 1283

A ninety-year-old man, Yusuf Yarkadir, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for selling drugs to youths in his Yarkadir village in Rimi local council of Katsina State.The nonagenarian, who was full of... Read more

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NDLEA arrests 89 drug dealers with 2,800 tonnes of illicit drugs in Kebbi
July 8, 2021 2912 1280

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kebbi says it has arrested 89 suspected drug dealers and seized 2, 800 tonnes of illicit drugs and psychotropic substances within six months in the state.The state commander of the agency, Mr Pet... Read more

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Nigeria to suffer shortage of 50,120 doctors, 137,859 nurses by 2030
July 8, 2021 2759 1196

Health stakeholders have alerted the Federal Government to a looming shortage of over 50,120 doctors and 137,859 nurses in Nigeria by 2030. This translates to 33.45 per cent and 29.25 per cent gap in the two categories of medical professionals na... Read more

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Indonesia imports oxygen as Covid-19 explosion batters hospitals
July 6, 2021 2949 1299

Indonesia warned Tuesday it was bracing for a punishing surge in Covid-19 cases as its daily toll soared to a record 728 deaths and hospitals crumble under the weight of the country’s deadliest wave yet.Emergency oxygen supplies for virus pa... Read more

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