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NCDC issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued a public health advisory to members of the public, ahead of events to mark Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to take personal and

Nigeria to receive 41.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine soon

The Federal Government has disclosed Nigeria would receive a cumulative of 41,282,770 vaccines through the COVAX facility and the African Union Commission by September ending. It stated 3,924,000 doses of

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine for all 55 Member States of the African Union (AU) by the end

NNPC/CNL JV calls for stakeholders’ collaborations against  oil theft, vandalism

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has sought for more cooperation from stakeholders in Niger Delta to reduce oil theft and vandalism. Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs

Japan gives UNICEF $39 million for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria, other countries affected by COVID-19

The Government of Japan announced that it will provide approximately US$39 million in emergency funds to UNICEF for the development of vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and 31 countries in

UNICEF Ambassadors urge G7 leaders to donate COVID-19 vaccine

By Nkeiru  Ibe UNICEF Ambassadors have demanded that G7 (Group of Seven) leaders-an organisation of the world’s seven largest advanced countries, commit to sharing at least 20 percent of the

USAID supports UNICEF to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene services in north-west

                                                           

Nigerian Children’s Day: COVID-19 threatening child rights progress – UNICEF

As the Nigerian Children’s Day is marked nationwide today, UNICEF says the COVID-19 pandemic  is threatening decades of progress that have been achieved in child rights. In a statement to

NAFDAC destroys expired drugs, food products in North East

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed unwholesome foods and products worth N515.73 million in the North East. In a statement NAFDAC’s Resident Media

Don blames lack of potable water on inability to implement laws, policies

 Prof. Josiah Babatola of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has blamed inability of government to execute its policies and decision as a major cause of inadequate potable water.

Lagos Govt. takes steps to prevent COVID-19 third wave

The Lagos State Government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.

We’ll make UBTH a prime medical tourism centre – CMD

In its bid to attract patients from the West African sub-region and other parts of the world, the Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has embarked on

Nearly one third of Nigerian children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs – UNICEF

ABUJA, 22 March 2021 – As the world commemorates World Water Day, globally, more than 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – are living in areas of high

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo today, March 6, received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They were  by their Chief Personal Physicians Dr. Suhayb

NCDC Launches public awareness campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by

Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of  AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

All is set for  Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines before the end of February. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development

Buhari signs Executive Order on Coronavirus Health Protection Regulations 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Coronavirus Health Protection Regulation 2021 in a bid to strengthen and enforce Nigeria’s protocols on COVID-19. The President signed the six-part regulation on Tuesday

4 cases of the UK COVID-19 strain found in Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC,  on Monday, disclosed that four Nigerians had tested positive for the highly contagious United Kingdom, UK, COVID-19 strain. Ihekweazu, who disclosed

Africa may be left behind in COVID-19 vaccination – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination as prices spike due to competition in other regions. Matshidiso Moeti,

Gov. Sanwo-Olu tests positive for COVID-19

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been infected with the dreaded Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Professor Akin Abayomi, the State’s Commissioner for Health made this known in a statement on Saturday.

Suspected yellow fever outbreak in Delta, Enugu states: NCDC steps in

Following reports of a sudden spike in cases and deaths in some communities of Delta and Enugu states from suspected Yellow Fever outbreak, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

NAFDAC warns traders against use of ‘Snipper’ for food preservation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again warned the general public that the use of Sniper and all other brands of ‘’Dichlorvos’’ (DDVP) in

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Kaduna govt warns against consumption of drugs looted from NAFDAC store

Looted drugs include codeine, tramadol, other controlled substances The Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment has warned against the consumption of drugs looted by thugs from the

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International Day of Older Persons: Physiotherapist offers free virtual care for Nigerian elderly

As part of activities marking the 2020 International Day of Older Persons,  a physiotherapist, Prof Efe Useh, has offered to provide free virtual physiotherapy assessments to Nigerian pensioners and other

COVID-19 halting mental health services in Africa – WHO survey

Critical funding gaps are halting and disrupting crucial mental health services in Africa, as demand for these services rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey