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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

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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 

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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

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

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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,

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.

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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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

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Coronavirus update: Over 100 now on Lagos contact list, as 2 test negative

Sanwo-Olu tasks LG, CDA chairmen on public enlightenment Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu today, March 2, disclosed that two persons suspected and tested for Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu visits Lagos isolation facility

Expresses confidence in counter measures Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has again re-assured Nigerians that the State remained committed to every effort geared towards preventing the human-to-human transmission of the virus, following

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