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Buhari orders lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun States for 2 weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari today Sunday, March 29,  ordered the cessation of movement in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states for 14 days as part of measures  to

COVID-19: Nigeria’s situation report

NMA demands unified lockdown, decries FG’s poor handling of pandemic The Nigerian Medical Association has warned President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over the poor handling of the Coronavirus pandemic in the

Bauchi governor tests positive to COVID-19 as cases jump to 44

The Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, has tested positive to coronavirus. A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado confirmed the

Sanwo-Olu orders closure of Lagos markets

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered closure of all markets and  stores in Lagos state except those selling food, water, drugs and other essential life saving items  from Thursday 26th March,

Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari tests positive to COVID-19

Mr. Abba  Kyari,  the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari was, on Tuesday, March 24,  has tested positive to coronavirus, just as the president was confirmed negative. Kyari, had

Lagos shuts 32 illegal. unregistered pharmacies and patent medicine stores

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 32 pharmacies and patent medicine stores for offences bordering on illegal operation and operating beyond scope of

Nigeria records first COVID-19 death

 Cases rise to 36 The first death from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has been recorded, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), just as confirmed  cases rise 

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Aggressive infant formula marketing strategy, tradition, bane of exclusive breastfeeding – Wellbeing Foundation

Alive & Thrive project of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, has listed aggressive marketing strategy employed by sellers of infant formulas and tradition as some of the top reasons mothers in

COVID-19: Lagos orders civil servants to stay at home

Lagos State Governor, Mr .  Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has asked Civil Servant on GL 01-12 to stay at home starting from tomorrow, 23 March 2020 for next 14 Days as a

COVID-19: 10 new cases confirmed

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has confirmed 10 (ten) new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria; 3 (three) new cases in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and

Nigeria’s first Coronavirus case discharged

The first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria, an Italian who flew into the country via Istanbul, has been cured and discharged, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced. Goovernor Sanwo-Olu, who is

COVID-19: Lagos announces four new cases

The Lagos State Government on Thursday disclosed that four new persons have tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 11. This

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Dangote’s new oil refinery and the environment: My fear

By Adebayo Solanke Few months ago, I was contemplating about sharing my article on this platform regarding a pipeline explosion that occurred at Abule Egba, Lagos on January 19, 2020.

COVID-19: We have broken transmission circle – Lagos Health Commissioner

Lagos State Government has disclosed that it has been able to break the circle of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 from the index case in the State. The Commissioner for Health,

NGO launches comic book for young adults with sickle cell

A non-governmental organisation, Cells of a Generation (COAG), is set to unveil the Didi project, an educative comic book for young people living with the Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD), which

World Kidney Day 2020: Prevention remains best option

It’s better than cure, for everyone, everywhere  –  ISN, IFKF warn With statistics  showing that one in three people (an estimated 850 million people}  is at increased risk of chronic

Follow-up of last Ebola contacts ends

BENI, DRC – The observation period of the last people to have come in contact with an Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended, another significant step

WHO declares COVID-19 as a pandemic

Says it would be the first pandemic in history to be controlled. The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday (March 11) declared the global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic.

COVID-19: Lagos isolates 6 more

 3 test negative A family of four children and their teacher who recently returned from the United States of America and suspected for COVID-19 has been isolated at the Biosecurity

Diabetes: Why Nigerians are not achieving control

No self monitoring by patients Ignorance by care givers and patients Financial constraints Poor adherence to therapy and several other factors Amidst studies showing that more than 70% of Nigerians

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Breaking: Nigeria confirms second coronavirus case

The Nigerian government has confirmed the second case of  coronavirus in the country. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday at a press conference in Benin City,

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International Women’s Day: Strengthening women’s role in counter-terrorism

International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to also reflect on how women and men can be differently impacted by terrorism. UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, recently reminded United Nations Member

COVID-19: UNICEF urges public to seek information from trusted sources

LAGOS – As concerns increase around Covid-19 (coronavirus) globally, with information shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms, UNICEF urged the public to trust information only from verified sources.

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Youth anti-corruption forum raises alarm on effects of corruption on children and youths

Uyo 3 March 2020: In December 2019, 12-year old Blessing Ejindu of Battle Axe Academy and young anti-corruption champion expressed the effects of corruption on youths in her poem titled

Isolation or quarantine? NCDC confused over word to describe DG’s condition

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) momentarily lost its path finding role in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis yesterday as it failed to work out the appropriate term to describe

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