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 »
WHO chief Tedros says no silver bullet vaccines for COVID-19 yet

WHO chief Tedros says no silver bullet vaccines for COVID-19 yet

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be... Read more »
Ekiti State Govt: Why We Can’t Meet Striking Doctors Demands

Ekiti State Govt: Why We Can’t Meet Striking Doctors Demands

The Ekiti State government has said that it cannot meet the demands of its striking doctors due to the global economic challenges occasioned by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dwindling monthly federal allocation... Read more »
Hydroxychloroquine

Trump Defends Unproven Drug, Hydroxychloroquine

Few days after Nigerian US-based doctor, Stella Immanuel claimed that hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19 in a viral online video, the US President, Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward... Read more »
Resident Doctors Give FG 3-Week Strike Notice

Resident Doctors Give FG 3-Week Strike Notice

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have given a three-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or face their wrath. The National President of NARD, Dr... Read more »
FG provides COVID -19 testing centres for civil servants in Abuja

FG provides COVID -19 testing centres for civil servants in Abuja

The Federal Government has provided facilities to conduct covID-19 tests for civil servants at the Thisday Dome, Mohammed Avenue, by Nanet Suites, Central Business District, Abuja from 10am to 2pm as part... Read more »
604 New COVID-19 Cases, 246 Discharged And 20 Deaths On July 23

604 New COVID-19 Cases, 246 Discharged And 20 Deaths On July 23

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced on Thursday 604 new cases of COVID-19 for the country. Twenty states and the Federal Capital of Abuja accounted for the new figure. The national... Read more »
Madagascar's Covid-Organics Can’t Cure COVID-19, Only Cures Cough – Ehanire

Madagascar’s Covid-Organics Can’t Cure COVID-19, Only Cures Cough – Ehanire

The Federal Government has disclosed that Madagascar herbal remedy, can cure cough but not COVID-19. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said the Madagascar herbal product has not shown that it has any... Read more »
576 New COVID-19 Cases, 344 Discharged And 4 Deaths On July 21

576 New COVID-19 Cases, 344 Discharged And 4 Deaths On July 21

576 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-88Kwara-87FCT-82Plateau-62Ondo-39Enugu-28Oyo-26Taraba-24Kaduna-20Ebonyi-20Edo-17Cross River-16Kano-14Rivers-11Ogun-10Delta-9Nasarawa-8Osun-8Katsina-3Imo-2Kebbi-1Borno-1 Read more »
No evidence Madagascar drug can cure COVID-19

No evidence Madagascar drug can cure COVID-19

An investigation conducted by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has revealed that there is no evidence that the widely celebrated Madagascar drug can cure COVID-19. However, the institute... Read more »
N64b e-waste poses health risks for Nigerians, others

N64b e-waste poses health risks for Nigerians, others

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria and the rest of Africa may soon begin to grapple with a different layer of complicated health issues unless governments rise up to the mounting electronic waste... Read more »
COVID-19 not a fraud, Pyrates confraternity warns

COVID-19 not a fraud, Pyrates confraternity warns

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) has warned Nigerians to discountenance insinuations in some quarters that the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country, especially at community level, was a fraud, saying the disease... Read more »
8 Best Times To Drink Water To Stay Healthy

8 Best Times To Drink Water To Stay Healthy

Water has no enemy goes the popular saying and when it comes to the wellbeing of the body, water surely plays important roles. You might already be familiar with the recommendation to drink... Read more »
595 New COVID-19 Cases, 293 Discharged And 9 Deaths On July 16

595 New COVID-19 Cases, 293 Discharged And 9 Deaths On July 16

Nigeria has recorded 595 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 34,854 the number of confirmed cases in the country. Announcing this Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Lagos recorded... Read more »
60% of alcohol-based sanitisers in Abuja fake, says PTF

60% of alcohol-based sanitisers in Abuja fake, says PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF), yesterday, revealed that 60 per cent of alcohol-based sanitisers in Nigeria and especially Abuja, the nation’s capital were substandard. Secretary to Government of the Federation... Read more »
South Africa Enters World Top10 List for Coronavirus

South Africa Enters World Top10 List for Coronavirus

South Africa has become the country with the 9th most confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the world. A day before it was sitting at the 10th spot but has now overtaken the... Read more »
America Record One Case Of Bubonic Plague

Breaking: America Record One Case Of Bubonic Plague

A squirrel in Colorado, United States has tested positive for the bubonic plague, the CNN has reported. According to the report, the squirrel tested positive on July 11 in the town of Morrison, marking... Read more »
Nigeria treated, discharged 13,447 COVID-19 patients

Nigeria treated, discharged 13,447 COVID-19 patients

The number of COVID-19 patients discharged in the country is now 13,447 following 344 new successfully treated cases. This is according to the new data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease... Read more »
575 New COVID-19 Cases, 249 Discharged And 20 Deaths On July 10

575 New COVID-19 Cases, 249 Discharged And 20 Deaths On July 10

575 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;Lagos-224Oyo-85FCT-68Rivers-49Kaduna-39Edo-31Enugu-30Delta-11Niger-10Katsina-9Ebonyi-5Gombe-3Jigawa-3Plateau-2Nassarawa-2Borno-2Kano-1Abia-1 HighlightsOn the 10th of July 2020, 575 new confirmed cases and 20 deaths were recorded in NigeriaNo new state has reported a case in the last 24... Read more »
Breaking: More states record new Covid-19 infections in Nigeria

Breaking: More states record new Covid-19 infections in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has reported 499 new Covid-19 infections in 24 states with the total number of confirmed cases in the country now 30,748. This is the highest... Read more »
CAN write Ortom on COVID-19 spread

CAN write Ortom on COVID-19 spread

Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Benue State chapter, has expressed deep concern over the spread of COVID-19 in the state. In a sympathy letter signed by its chairman, Rev. Akpen Leva, and... Read more »
Trump gives WHO one-year notice of withdrawal

Trump gives WHO one-year notice of withdrawal

The Trump administration has officially moved to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple reports said the U.S. has submitted its... Read more »
Nigeria, 72 Countries Risk Stock-out Of HIV Drugs

Nigeria, 72 Countries Risk Stock-out Of HIV Drugs

Nigeria and 72 countries are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative impact globally. According to a new survey conducted by... Read more »
Again, WHO Discontinues Hydroxychloroquine Treatment Trial for COVID-19

Again, WHO Discontinues Hydroxychloroquine Treatment Trial for COVID-19

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery. Announcing this Saturday, the... Read more »
Ekiti State Doctors Embark On Indefinite Strike

Ekiti State Doctors Embark On Indefinite Strike

Beginning from 12 midnight on Tuesday, June 30, doctors in Ekiti State under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) withdrew their services from the... Read more »
Nigeria Will Sustain Polio free Status – President Buhari

Nigeria Will Sustain Polio free Status – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has written world leaders and partners to appreciate their support towards helping Nigeria attaia Wild Polio Virus-free status, vowing that his administration will sustain the momentum and strengthen the... Read more »
How Young Nigerians Are Spreading COVID-19 — FG

How Young Nigerians Are Spreading COVID-19 — FG

The Federal Government has said that Nigerian youths between the ages of 20 and 40 are majorly responsible for the spread of the COVID-19, while the majority of those bearing the brunt... Read more »
Many Patients Dying Of Poor Medical Attention, Says FG

Many Patients Dying Of Poor Medical Attention, Says FG

Federal Government has flayed the poor medical attention given to patients by healthcare workers, saying the development was responsible for the spate of deaths witnessed recently in public hospitals in the Federal... Read more »
COVID-19: FG Goes Tough On Hospitals Over Neglect Of Routine Health Services

COVID-19: FG Goes Tough On Hospitals Over Neglect Of Routine Health Services

Tough times await health facilities that have developed the habit of rejecting or abandoning sick persons for fear of COVID-19 as the federal government has warned that they will pay dearly for... Read more »
790 New COVID-19 Cases, 406 Discharged And 13 Deaths On July 1

790 New COVID-19 Cases, 406 Discharged And 13 Deaths On July 1

790 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Delta-166Lagos-120Enugu-66FCT-65Edo-60Ogun-43Kano-41Kaduna-39Ondo-33Rivers-32Bayelsa-29Katsina-21Imo-20Kwara-18Oyo-11Abia-10Benue-6Gombe-4Yobe-2Bauchi-2Kebbi-2 Read more »
Fear of another pandemic as scientists confirm swine flu

Fear of another pandemic as scientists confirm swine flu

The fear of another pandemic that might be deadlier than COVID-19 was yesterday confirmed by two independent studies. The scientists submitted that environmental destruction might make the pandemics more likely less manageable,... Read more »
WHO says pandemic ‘not even close’ to over as toll passes 500,000

WHO says pandemic ‘not even close’ to over as toll passes 500,000

The coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the WHO warned Monday, as the global death toll passed half a million and cases surged in Latin America and the United... Read more »