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Ondo asks CP to retrieve govt vehicles from ex-deputy governor
April 14, 2021 831 420

Ondo State Government has asked the police to prevail on the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, to return government vehicles in his possession two months after his exit from office. This was contained in a letter to the ... Read more

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150 pregnant women get free delivery kits in Minna
April 11, 2021 2385 1313

As part of its contribution to mark the World Health Day, a non-governmental organisation, the Zainab Muhammed Bima Initiative, has distributed delivery kits to 150 pregnant women in Minna, Niger State under its Save A Mother campaign. The delive... Read more

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 4.33m
April 11, 2021 1892 1017

The number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has reached 4,330,666 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (... Read more

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Resident doctors suspend strike, give FG four-week ultimatum
April 11, 2021 1655 832

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced the suspension of its strike which started on the 1st of April, 2021. Speaking with The Nation on Saturday, the President of the NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, said that... Read more

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Reps blame abuse of IPPIS for health workers strike
April 10, 2021 1979 923

The House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services has blamed the abuse of the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for the strike action embarked upon by resident doctors in the country. The committee led by Mr... Read more

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Striking Resident Doctors to refund N308 million over payment to government treasury
April 10, 2021 1667 753

Members of the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) are to return to the government treasury about N308 million wrongly paid to them as emoluments in the last four months by the government, chairman of the House of Representati... Read more

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UCH delivers first IVF triplets
April 8, 2021 2336 1045

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Wednesday took delivery of triplets of the first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) carried out in the hospital. The 45-minute procedure for the delivery began at about 1pm. The mother and the babies &nd... Read more

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Africa got only 11m of world’s 548m COVID-19 vaccines, says WHO
April 7, 2021 2488 1283

Africa has only got 11 million of the 548 million COVID-19 vaccines distributed globally, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Deploring the discrimination against the continent in the distribution of the jabs and other personal prot... Read more

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Doctors strike Ngige, Ehanire are saboteurs, says NMA
April 6, 2021 2616 1321

Labour and Employment Minister Dr. Chris Ngige and his Health counterpart Dr. Osagie Ehanire have been accused of sabotaging President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to fix the country’s ailing health sector. The Nigerian Medical Associat... Read more

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Fears over surge in casualties as doctors’ strike enters fifth day
April 5, 2021 2631 1193

On Saturday, Mark Essien, software developer and founder of Nigeria’s biggest online hotel booking site, celebrated a doctor, Omotayo Ojo, who did brain surgery on his dad. He wrote: “After two emergency ruptured aneurysms, brain surg... Read more

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Seven deaths in UK among AstraZeneca jab recipients after blood clots; medical regulator
April 4, 2021 2742 1367

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died. The British acknowledgement of deaths comes as several European countries have paused the use o... Read more

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NCDC registers 66 new infections, total now 163,063
April 3, 2021 2938 1449

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 66 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,063. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle late Friday. The N... Read more

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Shell confirms oil spill in Bayelsa community
April 3, 2021 2552 1267

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has confirmed oil spill from its facility at Agbura-Otuokpoti area of Yenagoa, the state capital. The comapny’s Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan, confirmed the incident in an intervi... Read more

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Kwara govt sponsors free eye surgeries for 450 patients
April 3, 2021 2290 1130

About 450 patients have benefitted from the Kwara State government’s free cataract surgeries, the Permanent Secretary of the state’s Ministry of Health, Abubakar Ayinla has said. Speaking with reporters in Ilorin on the side... Read more

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Hospital denies administering COVID-19 vaccine on woman
April 2, 2021 2838 1454

Ashmed Specialist Hospital Kaduna has denied administering the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-190) vaccine on a woman, who started emitting blood from her nose and mouth. The woman identified as Hanatu Tanko, in a viral video, claimed she bled throug... Read more

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Doctors’ strike paralyses hospitals, patients groan
April 2, 2021 2276 967

There are fears the poor health indices recorded by the country and the spread of COVID-19 may get worse as the ongoing strike by resident doctors paralysed activities in 98 per cent of government hospitals nationwide. When The Guardian reporters... Read more

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Shortage of COVID-19 vaccine sparks fears of fakery, hoarding
April 1, 2021 2776 1348

Shortage of COVID-19 vaccines has raised the stakes for persons who desperately want it, particularly for travel purposes. This has raised fears of fakery by elements in China as well as hoarding and extortion by local officials.   The late... Read more

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FG agencies order Akwa Ibom workers to take COVID-19 vaccine
April 1, 2021 2227 896

Heads of Federal establishments in Akwa Ibom State have been directed to take their Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Chairman, Association of Heads of Federal Establishments in the state, Enoh Uyoh, gave the directive yesterday at the associa... Read more

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638,291 persons vaccinated so far, says Fed Govt
March 31, 2021 3129 1610

Latest COVID-19 vaccination update from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) shows that as of March 30, 2021, a total of 638,291 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with the first dose of covid-19 vaccine. In te... Read more

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Nigeria loses over N576b yearly to medical tourism
March 31, 2021 2709 1120

Almost two years after his last private trip to the United Kingdom (UK), President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, jetted out of the country on a medical trip to London for the sixth time since he was sworn into office in 2015. The president an... Read more

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NCDC registers 48 new infections, total now 162,641
March 30, 2021 3068 1395

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 48 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 162,641.The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria(... Read more

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Embrace health insurance, Sanwo-Olu appeals to residents
March 28, 2021 4388 2027

The wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged residents to sign up for the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS), saying it is in the collective interest of the state and wellbeing of the people for all to join the train. &nbs... Read more

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FG laments multi-drug resistant, HIV-associated TB in Nigeria
March 28, 2021 3615 1488

The Federal Government has expressed concern that Nigeria is on the list of 14 countries with triple burden of tuberculosis (TB), human immunodeficiencyvirus (HIV)-associated TB and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).   The gov... Read more

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Over 300,000 receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, says NPHCDA
March 27, 2021 4004 1944

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has confirmed that over 300,000 people have received their first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 in Nigeria. The NPHCDA said on its official Twitter yesterday that those vaccin... Read more

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NDLEA seeks end to duplication of duties in sister agencies
March 26, 2021 4193 1805

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is seeking exclusive legislative powers to be the lone government institution when it comes to dealing with offences relating to illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances.The agen... Read more

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