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Senate faults conversion of PTF to Steering Committee

Written by on 9 April 2021

Senate Committee on Health has faulted the conversion of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to a Presidential Steering Committee by the Federal Government without consultation with the National Assembly. This came as the committee expressed surprise that the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on their proposed strike despite what the Federal Government […]

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Nigeria Goes 6 Days Without COVID-19 Deaths

Written by on 8 April 2021

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 110 new cases of the novel coronavirus but no new deaths for the sixth consecutive day, according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The last time the health agency recorded a death was on April 1 when the toll increased by one to 2,058. Wednesday’s new cases were […]

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14 states cross 50% vaccine benchmark

Written by on 7 April 2021

Following the directive by the Federal Government that states should only utilise half of the doses of the COVID-19 vaccines allocated to them, no fewer than 14 states have currently exceeded the 50 per cent benchmark. It explained that the reason for the directive was to ensure that those who receive their first dose of […]

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Fed Govt gets 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccine from India

Written by on 7 April 2021

The Federal Government on Tuesday formally received the 100,000 doses of the Covishield COVID-19 vaccine promised by the Government of India. The Covishield vaccine, which is the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India, and certified safe and effective by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has a 63 […]

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Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, Benue, four other states

Written by on 7 April 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called “Bird flu”. NCDC Director General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, announced this on Tuesday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, while giving highlights […]

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NARD Strike: Fed Govt offers to pay salary arrears of doctors

Written by on 6 April 2021

As part of steps to end the ongoing strike that has paralyzed many hospitals, the Federal Government has directed immediate payment of salary arrears of over 450 medical doctors. Those affected are mostly House Officers, who are being owed for three months. Also, the government said it has started discussing with the Nigerian Medical Association […]

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NAFDAC alerts Nigerians as US places sanitisers on watch list

Written by on 6 April 2021

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians that the US has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitisers, manufactured in neighbouring Mexico, on its watch list. The information is contained in a public alert signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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Avoid non-essential travels – NCDC

Written by on 5 April 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has re-emphasised the need to avoid non-essential travels during the Easter and Ramadan celebrations to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Its Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that it is very important to adhere to public health and […]

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