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BREAKING: Nigeria Commences COVID-19 Vaccination

Nigeria on Friday commenced its COVID-19 vaccination as a medical doctor, Dr. Cyprian Ngong, of the National Hospital, Abuja, received a jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. PUNCH gathers that the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and

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New COVID-19 Variant Discovered In Nigeria, 15 Other Countries – NCDC Raises Alarm

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that a new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nigeria and 15 other countries, PUNCH reports. Ihekweazu who disclosed this on Monday, February 22, at the press

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It’s Dangerous To Introduce COVID-19 Vaccine In Nigeria Now – Virologists Explain Why

Virologists have advised the Federal Government against the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine at the moment, saying it is unnecessary to introduce it now to Nigerians. A virologist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Prof. Rosemary Audu, in an interview

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Another Strain Of COVID-19 Discovered In Nigeria

Another new variant of COVID-19 has emerged in Nigeria, a leading public health official has said. John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, revealed the existence of the new P681H strain on Thursday, Dec 24,

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Scientists Say New COVID-19 Variant In UK Has Been Found In Nigeria | See Details

Scientists at the Africa Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), at the Redeemers University in Ede, Osun State says the new variant of the coronavirus currently causing panic and concern in the United Kingdom and the European

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FG Contemplates Travel Ban Over New Strain Of COVID-19 In The UK

Concerned about the mutated strain of COVID-19 manifesting itself in the United Kingdom, the Federal Government says it may impose a travel ban to and from certain parts of the world. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,

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Experts Sound Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Hypertension In Teenagers

Researchers have raised alarm over rising cases of hypertension in teenagers and adolescents especially those in secondary schools across the nation. In fact, several studies concluded that the prevalence of hypertension in Nigerian children is high and appears to be

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FG Reveals How It Plans To Expend 20m Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Due To Arrive Next Year

The federal government has said that it has initiated a move to receive 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021. Faisal Shuaib, executive secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency who spoke at the presidential task force

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Why The World Bank Has Predicted A Gloomy Financial Future For More Nigerians By 2022

The World Bank on Thursday projected that the number of poor Nigerians will increase from the current 90 million to about 100 million by 2022 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy. It stated that

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Nigeria To Access COVID-19 Vaccine In 2021- Dr. Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria and other African countries will be able to access COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January through the first quarter of 2021. Okonjo-Iweala who is currently the African Union Special Envoy on mobilizing

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Here’s By How Much Nigeria’s Population Grew In Two Years- NPC

Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) Nasir Kwarra on Tuesday December 8, announced that the country’s population figure is now officially 206 million. The NPC Chairman who spoke to newsmen in Abuja on the commencement of the next Enumeration

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Chief Of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai Reveals For How Many More Years Nigerians Can Expect Terrorism In The Country To Last For

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has in a post shared on his verified Facebook page disclosed that there is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. Buratai who noted that “citizens’ responsibility” is equally

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Fueling Vehicles In Nigeria Is About To Take Another Dimension With This New Scheme Proposed By The Government

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday December 1, inaugurated an autogas scheme in Abuja. It inaugurated an Autogas and Natural Gas Vehicles Committee with the aim of driving up the adoption of gas as an alternative fuel for vehicles

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British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing Raises Concerns Over Rate of Gender Based & Sexual Violence In Nigeria

The British High Commission in Nigeria has expressed worries over the rate of sexual and gender violence in the country, saying it is disturbing. The High Commissioner, Catriona Laing, said the mission would be partnering the government and various groups

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Nigeria Ranked 3rd Most Terrorised Country In The World

A new report released by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has ranked Nigeria, for the sixth consecutive year, as the third most terrorized country in the world. The report which was released on Wednesday, November 25, ranked Afghanistan as the

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo Gives Update On COVID-19 Vaccine For Nigeria

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said one of Nigeria’s main priorities now was getting the COVID-19 vaccine. He said this was a matter of utmost concern to the present regime. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on

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Nigeria’s Second Wave Of COVID-19 Imminent- Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire Warns

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has warned that the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic is imminent if Nigerians continue to disregard all  COVID19 protocols. Ehanire gave the warning while speaking at the virtual Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of

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The Growing Burden Of Cancer Afflictions In Nigeria & Why It Needs To Be Taken Seriously

Nigeria’s cancer burden is painfully high, no thanks to a poor health system. So when the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions, Paschal Obi, urged the Federal Government afresh to build more cancer centres in the country, it

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#ENDPoliceBrutality: UK Shuts Visa Application Centres In Nigeria

The United Kingdom has shut down its visa application centres in Nigeria over the crisis arising from #EndSARS protests in the country. In a statement released on its website on Wednesday October 21, it was gathered that the centres will

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Dietician, Dr. Henrietta Ene-Obong Shares On How To Sustain Nigeria’s Polio-free Status

A Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Henrietta Ene-Obong, says there is need for health workers to visit homes in the rural areas to ensure that children receive routine immunisation if Nigeria

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Nigerian Female Health Workers Share Their Ordeal Fending Off Sexual Harrassments From Patients & Employers

Some female health workers in the country have described how their patients harass them for sex. They also allege that apart from their patients, relations of the people they treat, as well as their superior male officers and employers also

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NCDC Shares Encouraging News With Nigerians On Its COVID-19 Testing Capacity

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that there are now COVID-19 testing laboratories across the 36 states including the federal capital territory (FCT). The announcement was made after the Niger State Public Health Laboratory, Minna was formally included in

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Expert, Dr. Adedayo Joseph Raises Alarm Over How Misdiagnosis Among Other Factors Is Leading To Increased Deaths From Childhood Cancers In Nigeria

The Director, Dorcas Cancer Foundation, Dr. Adedayo Joseph, has said death from childhood cancer is on the increase in Nigeria, rather than decreasing. Joseph, in a statement on Tuesday, said childhood cancer was the leading non-infectious disease-related cause of death

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Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde Explains Why Nigeria Has High Prevalence Of Fraternal Twins

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde, says Nigeria has the highest number of non-identical [fraternal] twins in the world. This, according to the physician, is due to the high prevalence of multiple births. Dr Airhumwunde noted that the

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UAE Reverses Visa Restrictions On Nigerians

The Federal Government has lifted the ban on Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria. This development comes after the United Arab Emirates UAE agreed to start issuing visas to Nigerians. The Federal Government had banned Emirates Airlines from Lagos and

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