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The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said this on Wednesday during the opening of a two-day training for private healthcare providers in Awka.

Anambra government trains private health workers on management of coronavirus

The Anambra Ministry of Health, on Friday, organised a training for health personnel in faith-based hospitals on proper case management of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Anambra introduces coronavirus mobile testing

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Vincent Okpala, said on Thursday that the government, through its Ministry of Health, has introduced more aggressive measures, including mobile testing, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commissions molecular laboratory, 16.75km Akure-Idanre road

As part of his efforts to improve the testing capacity of the state on COVID-19, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday commissioned a state-of-the-art molecular laboratory and Public Health Laboratory in Akure, the state capital.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos government begins ‘deep refurbishment’ of general hospitals

The Lagos State Government has commenced phased refurbishment and renovation of all general hospitals in the State in line with the current administration’s medical infrastructure blueprint strategy which is aimed at revamping health facilities and make them fit for purpose.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos government shuts 16 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs, and Unwholesome Processed Foods on Tuesday shut 16 illegal, substandard, and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores, and premises in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. The...
Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.

Coronavirus: Kano launches home care programme

Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.
Following the rise in the number of coronavirus cases recorded across Nigeria, the Osun State Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, has ordered the closure of all courts in the state.

Osun suspends coronavirus test for judiciary workers

The compulsory COVID-19 test for judiciary workers in Osun State scheduled to commence on Monday could not start even though the employees turned out for the test.

Bayelsa primary healthcare centres shut as workers protest 15 months salary arrears

The ongoing strike by members of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Bayelsa Chapter, has shut Primary Healthcare Centres across the state.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Bed occupancy level in Lagos coronavirus care centres reduces to 46 percent

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the bed occupancy level in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres has reduced to 46 per cent.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Official: Lagos conducts over 322,000 coronavirus sample tests

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Thursday the state government had conducted 322,217 valid COVID-19 sample tests since inception of the pandemic.

Senator Na’Allah donates PHC facility to Kebbi

Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah has constructed and handed-over a grade one Primary Health Care (PHC) facility at Kanya, Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani disclosed the plan at the palace of Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu during a session on the plan of the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi to improve healthcare delivery in the state.

Ekiti establishes N270 million health insurance for 20,000 women, children

The Ekiti State Government at the weekend disclosed that it would set aside N270 million to provide free health services for some citizens under the State Health Insurance Scheme (SHIS).
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos treating 9,631 coronavirus patients at home

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says there are 9,631 active COVID-19 cases being managed under the state’s Home Based Care.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

2021 Budget: Lagos explains increased health sector allocation

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that the experience gained and lessons learnt, during the outbreak of Ebola and COVID-19 pandemic (first-wave) in the State, had prepared the present administration for the second wave of the disease, just as it also unveiled plans to deploy more technology to critical sectors to improve productivity and wellbeing of residents.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Official: Confirmed coronavirus infections in Lagos stand at 50, 310

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state now stand at 50, 310.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos: 9,631 active coronavirus cases under home based care

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says there are 9,631 active COVID-19 cases being managed under the state’s Home Based Care.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said this on Wednesday during the opening of a two-day training for private healthcare providers in Awka.

Anambra introduces coronavirus chain of survival strategy

The Anambra Government says it has evolved COVID-19 chain of survival strategy for early intervention in the handling of the virus to ensure low death rate.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo doctors begin strike over half salary payment

“Doctors in Ondo are working under harsh conditions. We cannot work from home. It is unfathomable that we are being paid half salary. We are not insensitive to the hardship this action will bring. It is our hope that the government will get back to us,” Dr. Omolayo Olubosede, spokesperson for the doctors, said to The Nation.
Amina Mohammed-Baloni the Kaduna State Commissioner for Health has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kaduna treats four million residents of NTDs – official

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, has said the government treated more than four million residents of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in 2020.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Niger government refutes reports of coronavirus cases at NYSC camp

The Niger state Government has refuted social media reports that some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) tested positive for COVID-19 at the ongoing orientation camp in Paiko.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Diarrhoea claims four lives in Sokoto, 56 hospitalised

The Commissioner for Health in Sokoto State, Dr Ali Inname, says four persons have died and 56 hospitalised as result of the outbreak of diarrhea, occasioned by water contamination in Sokoto, the state capital.
In a reaction to the report, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, said the report of increased fatalities was a warning sign to citizens not to treat Covid-19 with kid gloves.

Osun records five coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours

“The sting of the infection can be avoided if we all take personal responsibilities. The government has shown responsibility by increasing testing capacity across the state and

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South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions

South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
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Manchester United rages at penalty talk as team draw another blank

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor: Abducted schoolgirls will be released soon

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
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NANS asks Nigerian government to declare abductors of students terrorists

Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.

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The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Cross River North: Supreme Court strikes out Senator Odey’s appeal

In a split decision, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, struck out an appeal Senator Stephen Odey filed to be declared the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Senatorial by-election that held in Cross River North on December 5, 2020.
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Manchester United boss: Thomas Tuchel has quickly transformed Chelsea

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has praised the early work of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, saying that he has transformed the club already.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan: National Assembly will approve extra-budgetary funds to fight insecurity

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday gave an assurance that it will approve extra-budgetary request of the Executive for the security agencies to wage a total war on the rising level of insecurity in the country.
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Halimatu Ayinde reveals ambitious targets after scoring for Nigeria

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Court remands ‘student cultists’ for assaulting teachers

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered the remand of three students of Ifeoluwa Co-Educational Grammar School in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly assaulting teachers and students of the school.