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 »
COVID-19: Lagos discharges another 93

COVID-19: Lagos discharges another 93

Ninety-three persons have been discharged from COVID-19 treatment centres in Lagos, following successful treatment. This is contained in a statement signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu. This include 16 females and 77... Read more »

Covid-19 Latest Update From Enugu State Ministry Of Health

*Cumulative number of samples since outbreak – 1350 *New laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases – 3 *Total laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases – 261 *Number of COVID-19 cases on treatment – 205 *Number of COVID-19 cases... Read more »

Covid 19 Latest Update From Enugu State Ministry Of Health

*New laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases – 56 *Total laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases – 258 *Number of COVID-19 cases on treatment – 202 *Number of COVID-19 cases discharged – 50 *Number of Laboratory confirmed COVID-19... Read more »
779 New COVID-19 Cases, 372 Discharged And 4 Deaths On June 27

779 New COVID-19 Cases, 372 Discharged And 4 Deaths On June 27

779 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-285Rivers-68FCT-60Edo-60Enugu-56Delta-47Ebonyi-42Oyo-41Kaduna-19Ogun-18Ondo-16Imo-12Sokoto-11Borno-9Nasarawa-8Abia-5Gombe-5Kebbi-5Kano-4Yobe-3Ekiti-3Osun-2 HighlightsOn the 27th of June 2020, 779 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in NigeriaNo new state has reported a case in the last... Read more »
Congo again declares end of Ebola outbreak

Congo again declares end of Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday announced the end of the second-largest Ebola outbreak after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths. Although a separate flare-up of the virus continued... Read more »

COVID-19 Latest Update From Enugu State Ministry of Health

*New laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases – 30 *Total laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases – 174 *Number of COVID-19 cases on treatment – 138 Number of COVID-19 cases discharged – 31 Number of COVID-19... Read more »
Resident doctors in Ondo embark on strike

Resident doctors in Ondo embark on strike

Ondo state health system is on the verge of collapse following the strike embarked upon by resident doctors at University of Medical Sciences, the state University teaching hospital. Nurses and doctors in... Read more »
Lagos tops 8K COVID-19 cases, surge in Oyo, Abia

Lagos tops 8K COVID-19 cases, surge in Oyo, Abia

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital is now over 8,000. In new daily figures announced by NCDC on Friday, Lagos recorded 281 cases out of a national total... Read more »
745 New Covid-19 Cases, 340 Discharged And 6 Deaths On June 18

745 New Covid-19 Cases, 340 Discharged And 6 Deaths On June 18

745 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-280Oyo-103Ebonyi-72FCT-60Imo-46Edo-34Delta-33Rivers-25Kaduna-23Ondo-16Katsina-12Kano-10Bauchi-8Borno-7Kwara-5Gombe-4Sokoto-2Enugu-2Yobe-1Osun-1Nasarawa-1 HighlightsOn the 18th of June 2020, 745 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in NigeriaNo new state has reported a case in the last... Read more »
Pregnant Women Stranded In Asaba As Doctors’ Strike Enters Day 3

Pregnant Women Stranded In Asaba As Doctors’ Strike Enters Day 3

Three days into the commencement of the two weeks strike action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), pregnant women in Asaba are already bearing the brunt as most... Read more »
Strike: Doctors demand improved working condition

Strike: Doctors demand improved working condition

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) says it embarked on Nationwide strike to press home members demand for improved welfare and working condition. Dr Adejo Arome, the ARD President, Federal Medical Centre... Read more »
Why Nigeria, others fail to provide safe blood, by WHO

Why Nigeria, others fail to provide safe blood, by WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Nigeria and other low and middle-income countries struggle to provide safe blood because donations are low while equipment for testing of blood is scarce.... Read more »
COVID-19: Oyo discharges 95 patients

COVID-19: Oyo discharges 95 patients

Oyo State government has discharged 95 coronavirus patients after they received their second negative test results. Governor, Seyi Makinde disclosed this, yesterday, in a series of tweets. According to him, this brought... Read more »
How chloroquine can be used to treat coronavirus

How chloroquine can be used to treat coronavirus

Vice-Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Professor Peace Chinedum Babalola, has admonished the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on how chloroquine could be used to treat COVID-19. Babalola, a Professor... Read more »
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409 New COVID-19 Cases, 145 Discharged And 17 Deaths On June 10

Nigeria has recorded 409 News cases of Coronavirus as confirmed by the NCDC, Total now 13,873 409 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-201FCT- 85Delta- 22Edo- 16Nasarawa- 14Borno- 14Kaduna- 14Bauchi-10Rivers-9Enugu- 5Kano- 5Ogun- 4Ondo- 4Bayelsa-... Read more »
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COVID-19 : Expert warns against overdose of vitamin C

Mr Paul Okoh, a nutritionist, has warned against the overdose of Vitamin C, to boost immune systems against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Okoh told Akelicious on Saturday in Abuja that such overdose could cause undesirable effects.... Read more »

Dr Maduka Calls For Cooperation In Battle Against COVID-19

By George Aluo A United State-based Nigerian medical doctor cum philanthropist, Dr. Godwin Maduka, has called for total cooperation in the battle against Covid-19.Maduka in a statement made available to the media... Read more »
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Kwara State records 16 fresh Coronavirus cases

The Kwara government said 16 more people have tested positive to coronavirus. It also announced that seven patients have twice tested negative and discharged. Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the... Read more »
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Why Nigeria may record more coronavirus cases by NCDC

Medical experts, including the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, have provided reasons why the country could record more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). They... Read more »
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COVID-19: 20 Local Government Areas In Nigeria With Highest Cases

New data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has shown that 20 out of the 774 Local Government Areas in the country, are responsible for more than 50 per cent... Read more »
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WHO Says 133 Potential Vaccines For COVID-19 In The Works

The World Health Organisation(WHO) said 133 potential COVID-19 vaccines are at various stages around the world. According to a document on its website, 10 of the potential vaccines are in preclinical trials.... Read more »
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Nigeria records 307 new cases, total now 10,162

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 307 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 10,162. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its official twitter handle, also confirmed 287 deaths. The centre said 3,007 patients have... Read more »
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List of countries in Africa with highest coronavirus deaths

Africa has recorded over 3,900 deaths due to complications arising from COVID-19. According to the latest number released by the World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, there... Read more »
Adeshola Olatunde Adepoju

Nigeria Has Enough Herbs To Cure COVID-19 — Prof. Adepoju

Prof. Adeshola Olatunde Adepoju, the Director-General, Forestry Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan, Oyo State, debunked insinuations that research institutions in the country are inactive. He told Head, South West Bureau, MUYIWA ADEYEMI,... Read more »

Breaking: Nigeria Records Outrageous 553 Cases Of Coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded 553 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 9855. Read below the latest update tweeted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease... Read more »
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COVID-19: Lagos, FCT lead as Nigeria records 387 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says it has recorded 387 new cases of coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country, which increased the number of active cases to 6344. NCDC on its... Read more »
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COVID-19 Can’t Be Transmitted Through Breastfeeding – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through an infected nursing mother to her child via breast milk. In a statement by... Read more »
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Coronavirus kills 10% of diabetics in 7 days

One in 10 diabetics with coronavirus dies within seven days of hospital admission, according to a study of more than 1,300 patients. The study was published Friday in the journal Diabetologia. Two-thirds... Read more »

Group backs Kaduna health workers on commencement of warning strike

A human rights group, Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) says it is in support of the joint warning strike of health workers unions and associations in Kaduna state to demand... Read more »
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People who smoke may have more receptors for the new coronavirus

The majority of people who acquire SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, experience mild-to-moderate symptoms and will fully recover without hospital treatment. However, several studies suggest that people who smoke are significantly more likely... Read more »

COVID-19: Our second trip to Kogi will be successful, says Ehanire

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says a second trip by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to Kogi state will be successful. Controversy followed the first visit of NCDC... Read more »
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Lagos State Govt has spent N800 million on COVID-19 testing, says commissioner

Lagos State government yesterday said it had conducted 16,000 COVID-19 tests so far at the average cost of N40,000 to N50,000. It, therefore, said it had spent averagely about N800 million on... Read more »
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Mr Boss Mustapha, SGF: issues hydroxychloroquine warning

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Task Force has warned the public against buying large quantity of hydroxychloroquine to treat the novel Coronavirus. It said the drug had not been certified for use. Mr Boss Mustapha,... Read more »
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75-year-old Woman Dies Of Coronavirus Disease In Ekiti State

EKITI COVID-19 UPDATE: We can confirm that one (1) of the samples sent to the NCDC accredited laboratory for testing returned positive of the #COVID19 virus infection. The new positive case, a... Read more »
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Kwara Discharges 3 COVID-19 Patients, Records 3 More Cases

#Covid19KwaraUpdate: 20th May, 2020 | 10:05pm Total tests done – 1030 Kwara today discharged three #COVID19 patients after testing negative twice. We also recorded three positive cases Read more »
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284 New cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Nigeria, Totaling 6677

284 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 6677. READ BELOW: 284 new cases of #COVID19; 199-Lagos26-Rivers19-Oyo8-FCT8-Borno7-Plateau6-Jigawa5-Kano2-Abia1-Ekiti1-Delta1-Kwara1-Taraba 6677 cases... Read more »
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8 Doctors Test Positive For Covid-19 In Zamfara

Eight doctors are confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus in Zamfara, the state’s branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has said. The NMA vice chairman in the state, Dr Mannir... Read more »
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90,000 Africans are now infected with Coronavirus – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, on Wednesday announced that 90,000 Africans are now infected with the deadly Coronavirus. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official... Read more »

COVID-19: Two Patients Test Negative In Enugu, One New Case Reported

Two more COVID-19 confirmed cases in Enugu State test negative as state records one positive case with travel history, in violation of inter-state transportation ban The Enugu State Ministry of Health announces... Read more »
LUTH

Another coronavirus patient gives birth to twins in Lagos

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Tuesday announced the delivery of twins by a coronavirus patient undergoing treatment in government facility. The chairman of LUTH’s  Medical Advisory Committee, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo,... Read more »
Taraba State Government

Taraba discharges all Coronavirus patients

The Taraba State Government on Tuesday said it has discharge all coronavirus patients from its isolation centre after they recovered from the virus. As at Monday, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control,... Read more »
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3-Year-old COVID-19 Patient Recovers In Enugu State

A 3-year-old coronavirus (COVID-19) patient in Enugu, south east Nigeria, has recovered after testing negative to the virus. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, revealed this in a statement on... Read more »
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Oyo State Set New Covid-19 Pandemic Record In Nigeria

Oyo State recorded 31 new Coronavirus infections on Saturday, its biggest in a single day since the pandemic broke out in country. Governor Seyi Makinde announced this in a statement, saying that... Read more »
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Buhari receives Madagascar anti-coronavirus drink

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday received the delivery of the country’s allocation of the Madagascar anti-coronavirus drink. “President Buhari has received the Madagascan native formulation against the COVID–19 pandemic,” Bashir Ahmed,... Read more »

NAFDAC harps on need to promote local manufacturers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has restated the need for Nigeria to promote local manufacturing sector. The Director General of the NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this... Read more »
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COVID-19: Nigerians urged to eat egg daily

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has advised Nigerians to eat eggs daily to boost their immune system against COVID-19 and other viral diseases. The President of the association, Mr Ezekiel Ibrahim,... Read more »

Obasanjo, Ramaphosa And Other 138 world Leaders Demand Free COVID-19 Vaccine

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is among 140 current and former world leaders calling for “a people’s vaccine” against the coronavirus (COVID-19). The leaders signed a petition on Thursday in which they... Read more »

Covid-19: We’re proud of them,” NAFDAC DG praises Madagascar

Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has commended Madagascar’s initiative that ensured its herbal remedy for the Coronavirus pandemic. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) “We are... Read more »

We Now Trek To Hospital Daily To Treat Patients, Ondo Doctors Lament Over Unpaid Wages

Aggrieved medical doctors working at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in Ondo State have continued to lament the non-payment of their salary arrears.The doctors, under the platform of Association of... Read more »

Covid-19 May Never Go Just Like HIV Says WHO

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may never go away, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.  Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization health emergencies program, says the virus may just become... Read more »

COVID UPDATE: 184 new cases of COVID19

51-Lagos23-Jigawa16-Bauchi16-Katsina14-Kano10-FCT10-Rivers9-Kwara5-Delta5-Kaduna4-Sokoto4-Oyo3-Kebbi3-Nasarawa3-Osun2-Ondo1-Ebonyi1-Edo1-Enugu1-Anambra1-Plateau1-Niger 4971 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 1070Deaths: 164. DEATHS (6 NEW) Borno- 4 Katsina- 1 Jigawa- 1 Read more »