Over 2.3 Million Nigerians Register For Coronavirus Vaccination In 24 Hours

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Wednesday dispelled fears that people might not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that up to 2.3m Nigerians have indicated interest in... Read more »

WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic To Linger Beyond 2021

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it is unlikely the Covid-19 pandemic will come to an end by the end of 2021. “I think it will be very premature and unrealistic to... Read more »
Lagos Government

Lagos Government Shuts 16 Illegal Pharmacies

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 16 illegal, substandard and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores and premises at Ajegunle and Alaba-Suru axis of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local... Read more »

COVID-19: Vaccinations to start in Abia on Monday, 8th March

The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record significant increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 155,657 confirmed cases.... Read more »
NPHCDA

Nigeria prepared to receive 4m dosses of COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, says NPHCDA

By Hassan Zaggi The National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that it is fully prepared to receive and deliver effectively the first batch of  4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine on... Read more »
NCDC

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 571 fresh cases, more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has recorded 571 fresh cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The new data brings the total number of... Read more »
MDCAN Raises Concern Over Falling Health Standard

MDCAN Raises Concern Over Falling Health Standard

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has raised fresh alarm over “worsening” standards in the country’s health sector. Addressing journalists in Jos after the association’s National Executive Council meeting held... Read more »
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Covid-19: Nasarawa Resident Doctors Embark On 3 Days Warning Strike

Association of Resident Doctors in Nasarawa State especially members at the Specialist Hospital Lafia have embarked on a three-day warning strike over the suspension of the residency training program and victimization of... Read more »
Ondo Nurses set to embark on strike

Breaking: Ondo Nurses set to embark on strike

Members of the Ondo State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNN, have issued 48 hours ultimatum to the state Government, over the payment of Fifty percent salary... Read more »
COVID-19

Africa records 27% decline in COVID-19 cases, 8% deaths

Latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated that COVID-19 cases and deaths declined globally in the last one week. According to ‘COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, African reported 108,000 cases and... Read more »

Medical Expert urge researchers to use vaccine fund judiciously

The #10b released by the Federal Government to support domestic vaccine production for Covid-19 has been described by medical experts and public affairs analyst as a welcome developments if only the funds... Read more »
Ebonyi State Govt

Covid-19: Ebonyi State Govt Flags Off Compliance Awareness Campaign To Reduce Spread

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has flagged off the COVID-19 Protocol Compliance campaign in the State. At an event in Abakaliki, the State capital, Umahi tasked the Committee headed by the Deputy... Read more »
WHO

Emergency Committee on COVID-19 advises on variants, vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), according to the WHO Emergency Committee (EC) on COVID-19. The EC met virtually yesterday (14 January) at the request of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros... Read more »

Covid-19: NCDC records 999 new cases, confirms 4 deaths

Another 999 new cases of Coronavirus pandemic have been discovered by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on 22nd of December, 2020. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease 999 persons... Read more »
Covid-19

Lagos, Abuja, and other States’ new rules for the second wave of Covid-19

As many parts of Nigeria prepares for the second wave of the coronavirus, there have been some latest rules from different States in Nigeria and you should know how they will affect... Read more »
Covid-19

Nigeria’s daily Covid-19 cases jump to 1,145

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has reported a record 1,145 new Covid-19 infections in the country. This takes the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 76,207 as Presidential... Read more »
Covid-19

Nigeria sets daily record of 930 new Covid-19 cases

Nigeria has set a new record of its highest daily Covid-19 infections of 930 in 24 hours. The new Covid-19 cases have been reported in 22 states. Lagos leads with 279 new... Read more »
COVID-19

COVID-19: Jigawa, Kano Governments Order Closure Of Schools

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state. In a terse statement by the state commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, the... Read more »
Covid-19

Nigeria records 758 new Covid-19 cases

Nineteen of the 36 states in Nigeria have reported 758 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 74,132. The... Read more »
Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine

UK Approves Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine For Use, First In The World

The UK on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from next week. “The Government has... Read more »
hiv

560,000 Nigerians Living With HIV Untreated

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said tax evasion was responsible for the current economic downturn in the country. He argued that poor remittances made the economy “very... Read more »
NAPPSA

Pharmacists task FG on local vaccine for COVID-19, others

The Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA) has charged the Federal Government to prioritise indigenous production of vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases. President of NAPPSA, Dr.... Read more »
River Blindness

50 Million Nigerians At Risk Of River Blindness

By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale It is no longer news that many of the Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs, have gradually disappeared from large parts of the world as economies developed and... Read more »
Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

COVID-19: Send Pupils With Respiratory Symptoms Home, PTF Tells Schools

National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has urged schools to send pupils with respiratory symptoms consistent with Coronavirus (COVID-19) back home to reduce the risk of transmission. Aliyu... Read more »
Corps Members

138 Corps Members Test Positive For Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said that 138 members of the National Youth Service  Corps (NYSC) had so far tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Dr Chikwe... Read more »
Ebola Outbreak

DR Congo Announces End of Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it is now Ebola-free after more than 40 days without a case.The latest outbreak of the deadly disease in the northwest of the country was its... Read more »
Imo Govt

Imo Govt Advises Residents To Adhere To Covid-19 Protocols To Avert Second Wave

Imo State government has warned residents to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols in order to avert another wave of the pandemic. It was on the occasion of the visit to the... Read more »
WHO

Vaccines Not Enough To Stop Pandemic – WHO

Although the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines appear to be a major pointer towards defeating the pandemic, WHO has warned that vaccines alone cannot win the fight against the virus. Reacting to the... Read more »
NCDC

NCDC confirms 112 new covid-19 infections

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 112 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Saturday. The News... Read more »
Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital

Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital Set To Commence Operations (See Photos)

The Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital, formerly known as Colliery Hospital Enugu, getting set to commence operations for isolation and treatment of patients with infectious diseases, courtesy of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration’s... Read more »
World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day: 160,000 Nigerian children die of pneumonia yearly

This year’s World Pneumonia Day (WPD) is being celebrated today, November 12, 2020, with some gloomy figures from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), which indicate that the disease kills between 142,000... Read more »
Strange Disease Kills 17 In Benue

Strange Disease Kills 17 In Benue

An unknown illness in a community called Okpeilo-Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State has reportedly killed no fewer than 17 persons. This was made known in a statement by... Read more »
Yellow-Fever

Mysterious Deaths In Delta Linked To Yellow Fever, Govt Confirms 22 Killed

The Delta State government has conducted some tests to ascertain the mysterious deaths recorded in Ute-Okpu and Idumesa communities in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state. According to the... Read more »
Liverpool

Liverpool Becomes UK’s First City To Conduct COVID-19 Trial Testing

Liverpool on Friday began England’s first city-wide trial of coronavirus testing in an attempt to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed during the country’s second wave of the pandemic. All of the northwestern... Read more »
COVID-19

U.S Sets New COVID-19 Daily Infection Record

The United States of America has set a one-day record for new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases a day after the presidential election. With at least 102,591 new infections on Thursday, hospitals in several... Read more »
Covid-19

Covid-19:Experts warn Nigerians against ignoring safety protocols

Nigerians have been advised not to lower their guards as the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic is not yet over. Those who spoke to ait.live said the non- adherence to all... Read more »
Covid-19

245 Covid-19 patients recover in Nigeria

A total of 245 Covid-19 patients have been discharged across Nigeria in last 24 hours taking number of successfully treated cases to 58,675 Meanwhile, 162 new Covid-19 infections have been reported from... Read more »
HIV

Akwa Ibom And Benue Rank Very High In HIV Statistics

The latest quarterly factsheet of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has revealed that two states – Akwa Ibom and Benue, have the highest number of people infected with... Read more »
Covid-19

345 Covid-19 patients discharged across Nigeria in last 24 hours

Nigeria has discharged 345 Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of successfully treated cases in the country to 57,916. Meanwhile, there are 113 new Covid-19 cases reported... Read more »
COVID-19 isolation centre in Lagos

Lagos records zero COVID-19 case in 24 hours, Taraba tops

There was no single confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lagos in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data released Sunday night by the NCDC. On Saturday, Lagos, which has 20,807... Read more »
Coronavirus

#Coronavirus: US Gives Full Approval for Antiviral Remdesivir

US regulators have given full approval for the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat Covid-19 patients in hospitals. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Veklury, the drug’s brand name, cut the... Read more »
Covid-19

Nigeria records 138 new Covid-19 cases; discharges 105 with 2 deaths

There are 138 new Covid-19 infections reported in 13 states in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 61,805. The 13 states with new Covid-19... Read more »
Coronavirus

Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass 40 Million

Worldwide coronavirus cases have passed the 40 million mark, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given... Read more »
Over 60,000 Covid-19 cases so far confirmed in Nigeria

Over 60,000 Covid-19 cases so far confirmed in Nigeria

Nigeria now has over 60,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases as 111 new infections in the last 24 hours take the total in the country to 60,103 since the index case was recorded on... Read more »
We made progress in promoting girl-child rights

We made progress in promoting girl-child rights — Minister

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, says the ministry made tremendous progress in the promotion of the rights of the girl-child. She made this known at a news conference in... Read more »
Why more people are dying from mental disorders, by WHO

Why more people are dying from mental disorders, by WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, warned that about one billion people are living with mental disorders, three million die yearly from the harmful use of alcohol, while one person dies every... Read more »
Rivers State leads 13 states as Nigeria records 160 new Covid-19 cases

Rivers State leads 13 states as Nigeria records 160 new Covid-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC is reporting 160 new Covid-19 cases in 13 states. This brings the total number of cases recorded in Nigeria to 59,287. Rivers State with 42... Read more »
Nigeria inches towards 50,000 discharged Covid-19 patients

Nigeria inches towards 50,000 discharged Covid-19 patients

Nigeria is likely to hit the 50,000 marks in the number of successfully treated Covid-19 cases in the next 24 hours. This follows the discharge of 101 more patients across the country... Read more »
508 Covid-19 patients recover in Nigeria in last 24 hours

508 Covid-19 patients recover in Nigeria in last 24 hours

The latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC show that 508 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the infection across Nigeria in the last 24 hours. This brings the total... Read more »
48 million children could die in 10 years – UN

48 million children could die in 10 years – UN

The United Nations (UN) says the coronavirus pandemic threatens the lives of millions of children worldwide. The body said a decade of progress in women and children’s health was at risk. UNICEF... Read more »
Nigerian medical doctors among least paid globally

Nigerian medical doctors among least paid globally

Nigerian doctors are among the least paid worldwide. Doctors in 45 other African countries are better paid than their Nigerian counterparts. Akelicious investigation revealed that, of all 55 African countries, Nigerian doctors... Read more »
NCDC announces 176 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

NCDC announces 176 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 176 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday.... Read more »
Enugu State leads 11 states as Nigeria records 195 new Covid-19 cases

Enugu State leads 11 states as Nigeria records 195 new Covid-19 cases

There are 195 new Covid-19 infections in Nigeria reported in 11 states with the total number of confirmed cases in the country now 57,437.The highest number of daily Covid-19 infections are in... Read more »
COVID-19: Students Invent Robot To Perform Medical Duties

COVID-19: Students Invent Robot To Perform Medical Duties

Students at Glisten International Academy, Abuja, have invented a mobile robot to perform front line medical duties in the fight against Coronavirus in the hospitals and other medical facilities.Named Mairabot, the robot... Read more »
COVID-19: NCDC says Nigeria’s death toll hits 1,083

COVID-19: NCDC says Nigeria’s death toll hits 1,083

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at midnight on Monday said that the death toll for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria had jumped to 1, 083. The NCDC made this... Read more »
Health Workers In Ilorin Down tool In Solidarity With National Union

Health Workers In Ilorin Down tool In Solidarity With National Union

The Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Chapter has joined the nationwide warning strike action by its national body. Speaking with AIT in Ilorin, the Chairman of the... Read more »
JOHESU Strike: Activities paralysed at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital

JOHESU Strike: Activities paralysed at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital

Strike action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU has paralysed activities at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano. At the gate of the hospital, JOHESU officials stopped members from gaining... Read more »
Impact On Health Workforce Enormous – CMA

Impact On Health Workforce Enormous – CMA

The Commonwealth Medical Association, (CMA) has said the impact of COVID-19 on the health workforce has been enormous, as Commonwealth countries contribute about 15 percent of the global figure of persons infected... Read more »
Benue Assembly passes Highly Infectious Diseases bill

Benue Assembly passes Highly Infectious Diseases bill

Benue House of Assembly on Thursday passed the Benue State Highly Infectious Diseases (Emergency, Prevention and Management) Bill, 2020. This followed a clause by clause consideration of the bill in the committee... Read more »
Physician warns men to avoid bathing with hot water

Physician warns men to avoid bathing with hot water frequently to prevent infertility

A General Physician, Dr Peter Atangwho, on Tuesday urged men to desist from bathing with hot water frequently to prevent low sperm count and other fertility problems. Atangwho, the Chief Executive Officer of... Read more »