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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 

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.

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.

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

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How we handled Italian with Coronavirus – Lafarge Plc Official

An official of Lafarge Plc, the Ogun State-based cement company visited by the 44-year-old Italian who was diagnosed of Coronavirus, has provided  details about the man’s visit to the company

Minister cautions against indiscriminate wearing of face mask

Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health, has cautioned Nigerians against the indiscriminate wearing of face mask in a bid to prevent themselves from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Mamora gave

Ogun State quarantines cement factory visited by Italian COVID-19 victim

Ogun state government has said that the whole facility of Larfarge Africa Plc, cement factory in Ewekoro, Ogun State has been quarantined following the confirmation of the first case of

Coronavirus: Don’t panic, Sanwo-Olu tells Lagos residents

Says patient in stable condition Health workers on the trail of Victim’s Contacts Lagos State Government has raised its level of response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) incident, following a reported case

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Nigeria’s first COVID-19 case: Lagos commences intensive contact tracing

The Lagos State Government said it is working to identify all the people who had contact with  the Italian now in isolation for testing positive for coronavirus. A statement signed

Doctors threaten service withdrawal from Teaching Hospitals over NUC’s PhD directive

The Medical and Dental Consultant’s Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), says its members will pull out from all Teaching Hospitals in the country if the National University Commission (NUC), fails to

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Students develop App to trap human traffickers

ABUJA – It was a tale of two marathons in one city – Lagos. One in the physical space, the other in the cyber  space. While athletes of different ages

Share love, not STDs, DG, NACA urges on Condom, Valentines Days

The Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu has stressed the need for people to share love not HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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Chevron bags double awards at 2020 NIPS Oil/Gas Industry Awards

  Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture,was recognized for its outstanding performance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry as the company was presented with two

Sex and heart disease: Can your heart take it?

Is it safe to engage in sex after a heart attack, heart surgery or a cardiac catheterization?  While sex can be important to quality of life, it’s not usually too big

NCDC issues second health advisory on Coronavirus

ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued another public health advisory in the wake of declaration by WHO that the dreaded virus is now a Public

FG gives update on Lassa fever, says death toll now 41

The Federal Government yesterday January 28, gave an update on the Lassa fever epidemic currently spreading in many parts of the country. Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Osagie Ehanire,