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COVID-19: NCDC registers 1,301 new Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected people  in the country to 113,305. The NCDC disclosed...

Anambra Assembly members, staff undergo COVID-19 test

The Anambra State House of Assembly, on Tuesday invited the state COVID-19 team to conduct compulsory COVID-19 test for members and staff. The COVID-19 test for members and staff at the assembly followed the...

COVID-19: NCDC records 1,617 new infections, 14 more deaths in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the  CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website  on Monday.

NDLEA arrests 187 suspected drug dealers in Kebbi State in 2020

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) command in Kebbi State says it arrested 187 suspected drug dealers in different operations in the state in 2020. Mr Peter Odaudu,...

WHO warns non-communicable diseases killing more people than ever before

Non-communicable diseases account for seven of the world’s top 10 causes of death, a sharp increase from two decades ago, a new UN World Health Organization (WHO) study has found. It said, however, that...

UAE backs Chinese COVID-19 vaccine as 86% effective

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has authorised a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine for general use, saying that phase-3 trials showed that it was 86 per cent effective. The vaccine, developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical giant...

WHO supports treatment of 301 mental health patients in Borno

World Health Organisation (WHO) says it supported the treatment of 301 mental health patients and referred 12 others for further management in Borno from January to November 2020. Dr Henry Nwanja, the WHO Public...

Fertility control, key to increasing per capita income – AAFP

Dr Ejike Oji, the Chairman, Technical Management Committee, Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP),says fertility control is key to increasing Nigeria’s per capita income, aimed at engendering higher Gross Domestic...

Medical director tasks doctors on brain drain

The Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abuja, Prof. Saad Ahmed, has advised medical practitioners who had benefited from government’s investment in the health sector to reconsider their decisions to leave Nigeria for practice in other...

HIV/AIDS prevelance drops to 0.4 in Bauchi

The  Bauchi State Government on Tuesday said HIV/AIDS prevalence in the state significantly dropped from 6.8 per cent recorded in 2001 to 0.4 per cent in 2019. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro,...
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COVID-19: NCDC registers 1,301 new Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total...

ASUU, Ebonyi Government’s meeting ends in deadlock

The meeting to resolve the impasse between the delegation of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities...

Tiger Woods has another back surgery

Golf star Tiger Woods has had another back operation and will skip at least two events. But...

Zamfara is not supporting bandits — Commissioner

The Zamfara Government has denied an online media report that it  gave Hilux trucks to “repentant bandits’’ in the state.