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Over 40 health officials test positive for COVID-19

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says over 40 health workers have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. While speaking during a media briefing on Thursday, April

ECOWAS appoints Buhari as ‘champion of COVID-19 response’

President Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed the ‘Champion of the COVID-19 response’ by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government. The appointment

Illegal wildlife trade must stop, UNODC urges on International Mother Earth Day

As the International Mother Earth Day is marked worldwide on April 22, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has called for the stoppage of illegal wildlife trade

Governors agree 14 days national lockdown

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has called for the decentralization of the COVID-19 response as the best chance of nipping the spread of the virus in communities in the country. The

UNODC supports Nigeria’s correctional service to raise awareness on COVID-19

Following the spread of COVID-19 in prisons around the world, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has donated information materials providing basic facts about the virus to

Medical Feat: Woman, 68, delivers twins at LUTH

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) today, Sunday April 19, announced that it has successfully delivered a 68-year-old first time mother of twins. In a statement by Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo,

COVID-19 test is free in Lagos

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that COVID-19 tests in all approved testing centres in Lagos State are carried out free of charge. Abayomi  stated this 

Lagos records another COVID-19 death

Death toll now 7 and 217 confirmed cases in the state The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the death of another COVID-19 related patient, barely 24 hours after the

FG receives medical equipment to fight COVID-19

The Federal Government has taken delivery of the various medical equipment donated by the UN to aid Nigeria’s efforts at combating coronavirus scourge in the country. Mr James Odaudu Director,

Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun State

“This is not a joke, it is a matter of life and death,” he says. President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the ongoing lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State by

COVID-19: DICOMAG issues advisory to people with diabetes

Urges special precaution Diabetes Control Media Advisory Group (DICOMAG), a media-based non-governmental  organization has issued an advisory to Nigerians living with diabetes, urging them to take special precaution to prevent

UNODC launches DrugHelpNet to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users, others

UNODC  has launched DrugHelpNet, a network of Nigerian Doctors, Psychologists, Nurses and Counsellors to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users or families who need such services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Health Day: UN Secretary General hails health workers

Says “We stand with you” The UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ today hailed health care workers  around Globe for  their tireless commitment and expertise during traumatic times. In his My message

UBTH confirms 3 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

 25 doctors go into isolation Country now has 232 confirmed cases The Management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) says one of the three patients, who was confirmed to

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

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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