Africa not source of COVID … we shouldn’t be punished over new variants – Adesina

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesima has advised world leaders not to…

NMA: Only 40,000 out of 80,000 registered doctors practising in Nigeria

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says less than half of the total number of doctors registered…

WHO names new COVID strain ‘Omicron’, says it’s ‘variant of concern

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named the new COVID-19 strain as ‘Omicron’ and classified…

FG spends N2.3trn to cushion effect of COVID-19 – Minister

The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Mr Clem Agba, said the federal government had…

FG plans to regulate salt content in packaged foods

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed the Federal Government’s plans to regulate sodium…

Lagos shuts Vedic Hospital, Lekki for engaging unlicensed doctors

The Lagos State Government through the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency has shut Vedic Lifecare…

LASUTH begins LASER treatment for kidney stones

The Lagos State Universi­ty Teaching Hospital (LA­SUTH), on October 28, suc­cessfully performed its first Laser Lithotripsy.…

Banks make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for staff

Nigerian banks have issued directives mandating workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a report…

US doctors successfully transplant pig kidney to human patient

A team of US surgeons has, for the first time, successfully transplanted a pig’s kidney into…

Kaduna govt to bar unvaccinated civil servants from offices

The Kaduna State Government has said starting from October 31, civil servants who are yet to…

Population immunity behind Nigerian vaccine mandate for civil servants

  By Tajudeen Kareem The quest for population immunity is the underlying reason for the vaccine…

COVID-19: FG targets universities, shopping malls, sports centres for mass vaccination

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it is looking into setting up mass…

COVID-19: FG makes vaccination mandatory for civil servants

The Nigerian government has directed all its employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as…

Sit-at-home, COVID-19 effects trigger depression, mental illnesses – Expert

Professor Monday Igwe, Medical Director, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, says that the sit-at-home directives and the…

Crizanlizumab new drug for sickle cell unveiled

A new drug to treat sickle cell disease has been unveiled in the United Kingdom, the…

1.7 million Nigerians are HIV positive – NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) said it has identified 1.7 million out…

FG to give COVID-19 vaccines to Nigerians in churches

The Federal Government has revealed it is going to churches to vaccinate members against the dreaded…

Falana takes over resident doctors’ legal battles with FG

Foremost human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana will be representing the…

PROFILE: Ifedayo Adetifa, infectious disease combatant, appointed as NCDC DG

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa, a renowned clinical epidemiologist and scholar, as…

FG meets with JOHESU to avert nationwide strike

The Federal Government says it will meet with the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly…

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