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Nigerian government to pay June hazard allowance of medical workers from August 10

The Federal Government has assured medical workers handling COVID-19 pandemic cases across the country of payment of their June hazard allowance from August 10.

NGO donates protective equipment to hospitals in Kogi

An NGO, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes (CIHP), has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals across the 21 local government areas of Kogi as measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Kwara youth group seeks prayers to end coronavirus

The Kwara Youth Unity Forum on Thursday congratulated Muslims in the state on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival and called for sustained prayers against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa set to pay hazard allowances

The Bayelsa Government has indicated its readiness to pay special allowances to frontline health workers combating the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Governor Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college, teaching hospital in Borno

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Wednesday inaugurated a committee for the establishment of a Medical College and Teaching Hospital for the Borno State University.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

NCDC confirms fives coronavirus cases in Cross River

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed five cases of coronavirus in Cross River State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest ‘killer’ of medical doctor in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Abubakar Namalika over the gruesome murder of Dr Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor in Gusau on June 13.
Workers of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UTCH) in Cross River State have protested the non payment of their eighteen (18) month salary.

University of Calabar teaching hospital reports five confirmed coronavirus cases

Five persons have tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 in Cross River State, puncturing the state government’s ridiculous posturing that the state is free of the pandemic.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

UNICAL teaching hospital confirms five positive coronavirus cases in Cross River

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has confirmed five positive coronavirus cases in the state.
Following the reported and confirmed case of coronavirus in Lagos State, the Ondo State Commissioner of Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, on Saturday said the state’s emergency medical response team has been activated.

Ondo health commissioner dies of coronavirus

Ondo state Health Commissioner Dr Wahab Adegbenro is dead.

Armed thugs invade FMC Lokoja

Armed political thugs on Wednesday invaded the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, carting away cash, laptops, and telephone handsets, among others.

Governor Umahi: Thee deaths, 24 health workers coronavirus infection in Ebonyi frightening

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has described the death of three health workers due to COVID-19 and infection of 24 others in the state as frightening.
It was gathered that the victim, who was reportedly taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-aba Abeokuta, died on Saturday.

Eight FMC Abeokuta staff test positive for coronavirus

Eight members of staff of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, have been tested positive of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

UCTH: Cross River not coronavirus free

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) said a patient has tested positive to coronavirus in the facility despite the fact that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has not announced any confirmed case of COVID-19 in the South-South state.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Reps speaker offers to pay additional 50% hazard allowance to 450 doctors, other health...

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday unveiled plans to pay additional 50 per cent of the hazard allowance in addition to the current hazard allowance being paid by Lagos State Government to about 450 Doctors and other health workers at the Randle General Hospital, Surulere.

UCH denies receiving N118 million coronavirus donation from Oyo

The University College Hospital has denied receiving any money from the Oyo State Government in its fight against COVID-19 in the state.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Five Ebonyi family members test positive for coronavirus

Five family members of a former Permanent Secretary in Ebonyi State, who died of COVID-19, have tested positive for the viral disease.

Expert seeks relocation of Okitipupa market

Dr Akintunde Ogunfeyimi, the Chief Medical Director of Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Okitipupa, has urged the state government to relocate the Okitipupa main market in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

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Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.
Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

Apple removes Fornite from App Store

Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day of collective intercessory prayer for Nigeria over insecurity situation in the country.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

President Buhari’s chief of staff receives suspended Anambra monarchs

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday, received some traditional rulers from Anambra State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.