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COVID-19: NCDC records 1 death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in Nigeria to 2,066. The centre also reported 44...

Anambra Govt. pledges commitment to emergency medical care

The Anambra Government has pledged its commitment to prompt, effectiveand efficient emergency medical services and care to residents.The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, made the pledge while inaugurating a 14-man Emergency Medical Treatment Committee (EMTC) on...

World Asthma Day: 339 million people affected globally

A professor of medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Gregory Erhabor, on Wednesday said that asthma affects about 339 million people annually with over 500,000 hospitalisation and about 400,000 deaths across the globe. Erhabor, who...

Coronavirus: Risk of pandemic resurgence ‘remains high’ in Africa, says WHO

The risk of COVID-19 resurgence remains high in several African countries due to poor adherence to public health measures, including mass gatherings, low testing and vaccination rates, an analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown.

Malaria cases drops from 23 to 12.8% in Benue ― Health Commissioner

Benue has recorded a drop in malaria cases from 23 per cent to 12.8 per cent, Commissioner for Health, Dr Joseph Ngbea said. Ngbea, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, ...

NMA conducts free medical outreach for inmates in Jos

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has organised a two-day free medical outreach for inmates at the Jos custodial centre. Declaring the event open, Prof. Innocent Ujah, the National President of the association said that...

Plateau records 121 deaths from malaria

The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Nimkong Ndam, on Monday said that the state recorded 121 deaths caused by malaria in 2020. Ndam disclosed this in an occasion to mark the 2021 World...

No fewer than 1.13m AstraZeneca shots administered – NPHCDA

No fewer than 1.13 million shots of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) made this known on its official...

WHO launches initiative to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching a new initiative which aims to halt transmission of malaria in 25 more countries by 2025. The initiative is to be launched on World Malaria Day on...

NCDC records lowest daily case of 26 new COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 26 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,233. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle...
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Wet Season Farming: FG to distribute farm inputs to farmers

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COVID-19: NCDC records 1 death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths...

Attack on Abia INEC office needless, says Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has condemned the attack on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia...

Eid-el-Fitr: Northern governors urge prayers, peace

The Northern Governors Forum has called for more prayers for the unity, peace and progress of the nation, as Muslim faithful mark...

Eld el-Fitr: Ondo residents will feel our presence everywhere – police

Ondo State Police Command has assured residents of the state of adequate security during and after Eid el-Fitr celebration.