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 »
FG Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Breaking: FG Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin. In a statement by the Ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations,... Read more »
Red Cross trains 20 volunteers on COVID-19 response in Niger

Red Cross trains 20 volunteers on COVID-19 response in Niger

The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and the National Headquarters of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) says it has commenced training of 20 selected volunteers from Niger on Coronavirus (COVID-19)... Read more »
Over 12,400 COVID-19 victims yet to recover in Nigeria

Over 12,400 COVID-19 victims yet to recover in Nigeria

Over 12,400 victims of COVID-19 are yet to recover in Nigeria, according to the latest figures released Friday night by the NCDC. Though confirmed cases of the coronavirus are plateauing in the... Read more »
Bill Gates, Dangote

Bill Gates, Dangote hail Nigeria’s polio-free status

Billionaire philanthropists Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote have hailed the declaration of Nigeria by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being polio-free. The global health body on Tuesday certified Nigeria and the... Read more »
COVID-19: NCDC confirms 601 new infections in Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 601 new infections in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 601 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 51,905. The NCDC made this known on its official... Read more »
Nigeria reports 325 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Nigeria reports 325 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

325 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-87FCT-49Gombe-28Ebonyi-20Plateau-19Kwara-18Enugu-17Imo-12Rivers-12Kaduna-11Ogun-10Edo-9Oyo-9Ondo-8Osun-8Ekiti-4Borno-1Kano-1Bauchi-1Nasarawa-1 Read more »
453 New COVID-19 Cases, 334 Discharged And No Deaths On August 12

453 New COVID-19 Cases, 334 Discharged And No Deaths On August 12

453 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-113FCT-72Plateau-59Enugu-55Kaduna-38Ondo-32Osun-26Ebonyi-20Ogun-9Delta-8Borno-7Akwa Ibom-6Oyo-5Bauchi-1Kano-1Ekiti-1 HighlightsOn the 12th of August 2020, 453 new confirmed cases and no deaths were recorded in NigeriaTill date, 47743 cases have been confirmed, 33943 cases... Read more »
2,860 out of 14,356 cases test positive for COVID-19, says Oyo Govt

2,860 out of 14,356 cases test positive for COVID-19, says Oyo Govt

The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19 yesterday said the state had tested 14,356 samples out of which 2,860 were positive.The Co-ordinator of the COVID-19 Isolation Centres, Prof. Temitope Alonge, who disclosed... Read more »
100,000 Brarzilians killed by COVID-19

100,000 Brarzilians killed by COVID-19

Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 passed 100,000 on Saturday and continues to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even though the pandemic has yet to peak. Confronting its most... Read more »
453 New COVID-19 Cases, 407 Discharged And 6 Deaths On August 8

453 New COVID-19 Cases, 407 Discharged And 6 Deaths On August 8

453 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; FCT-75Lagos-71Benue-53Delta-39Borno-30Enugu-25Plateau-24Osun-20Abia-19Oyo-17Kaduna-16Kano-13Ebonyi-13Ogun-9Kwara-7Ondo-6Gombe-3Ekiti-2Akwa Ibom-1Rivers-1 Read more »
Lagos State Govt conducts 66,000 COVID-19 sample tests

Lagos State Govt conducts 66,000 COVID-19 sample tests

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said 66,431 COVID-19 sample tests had been carried out since the inception of the pandemic. Abayomi made the disclosure on his Twitter account while... Read more »
Dr Stella Immanuel Reveals Cure For Coronavirus

Dr Stella Immanuel Reveals Cure For Coronavirus

Dr. Stella Immanuel, the woman who took the world by storm last month when she claimed that Hydroxychloroquine is the potential cure for Coronavirus, is in the news again. This time, he... Read more »
Sanwo-olu, Spokesman And Driver Test Positive For COVID-19

Sanwo-olu, Spokesman And Driver Test Positive For COVID-19

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Gboyega Akosile, has recovered from COVID-19, after a month-long battle with the pandemic. Akosile, in a lengthy article on his ordeal,... Read more »
Breaking: Another deadly virus surfaces in China

Breaking: Another deadly virus surfaces in China

China, where the coronavirus was detected last December, is now facing a new health threat from another virus, that is tick-borne. The virus causes a disease called “Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome... Read more »
457 New COVID-19 Cases, 314 Discharged And 17 Deaths On August 5

457 New COVID-19 Cases, 314 Discharged And 17 Deaths On August 5

457 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-137FCT-76Plateau-40Rivers-35Enugu-34Oyo-25Abia-23Delta-12Edo-11Ebonyi-11Cross River-10Kwara-10Kaduna-9Anambra-7Ogun-5Imo-3Bauchi-3Osun-2Nasarawa-2Kano-1Ekiti-1 HighlightsOn the 5th of August 2020, 457 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in NigeriaTill date, 44,890 cases have been confirmed, 32,165 cases... Read more »
Pfizer promises to make Nigeria a priority in Africa when COVID-19 vaccine is ready

Pfizer promises to make Nigeria a priority in Africa when COVID-19 vaccine is ready

International pharmaceutical firm, Pfizer which has announced COVID-19 supply deals with the United States and Canada, said today that Nigeria will be its priority in Africa. Pfizer Country Manager and Representative in... Read more »
304 New COVID-19 Cases, 11,188 Discharged And 14 Deaths On August 4

304 New COVID-19 Cases, 11,188 Discharged And 14 Deaths On August 4

Discharged cases Includes updated community recoveries from Lagos State 304 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; FCT-90Lagos-59Ondo-39Taraba-18Rivers-17Borno-15Adamawa-12Oyo-11Delta-9Edo-6Bauchi-4Kwara-4Ogun-4Osun-4Bayelsa-3Plateau-3Niger-3Nasarawa-2Kano-1 HighlightsOn the 4th of August 2020, 304 new confirmed cases and 14 deaths were recorded in NigeriaTill... Read more »
Breastfeeding Indices In Nigeria Below Optimal – FG

Breastfeeding Indices In Nigeria Below Optimal – FG

As Nigeria joins the global community to commemorate this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, the minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said  that despite the benefits of breastfeeding, the indices in the... Read more »
Nigeria misses out on COVID-19 vaccine trials - Experts

Nigeria misses out on COVID-19 vaccine trials – Experts

Experts are worried that Nigeria is not participating in the ongoing clinical trials on COVID-19 vaccines, unlike South Africa and Egypt. The concern is anchored on the fear that the country might... Read more »
Health Minister To Nigerians: Get Ready For COVID-19 Pandemic Now

Health Minister To Nigerians: Get Ready For COVID-19 Pandemic Now

The Federal ministry of health has warned that COVID-19 will spread more to rural areas across the country. According to The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a briefing of the Presidential... Read more »
288 New COVID-19 Cases, 355 Discharged And 8 Deaths On August 3

288 New COVID-19 Cases, 355 Discharged And 8 Deaths On August 3

288 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;Lagos-88Kwara-33Osun-27FCT-25Enugu-25Abia-20Kaduna-17Plateau-13Rivers-13Delta-10Gombe-8Ogun-4Oyo-3Katsina-1Bauchi-1 HighlightsOn the 3rd of August 2020, 288 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in NigeriaTill date, 44129 cases have been confirmed, 20663 cases have been... Read more »