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People gather inside Ibn Khatib hospital after a fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Ministry: At least 82 die in Baghdad coronavirus hospital fire

A fire sparked by an oxygen tank explosion killed at least 82 people and injured 110 at a hospital in Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

Ooni unveils ‘herbal remedy’ for coronavirus

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has unveiled a series of traditional medicines, made from local herbs, that boost the human’s immune system against infectious diseases, including the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.

NCAC, NYSC partner to promote peace, national harmony

The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has pledged his commitment to partner with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the task of uniting Nigeria and bringing sustainable peace and social harmony in the country.
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Coronavirus: Lagos generates 400 cylinders oxygen daily – commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, on Tuesday, disclosed that the state generates 400 cylinders of oxygen for the care of COVID-19 patients.
Medical workers stand next to an ambulance, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), outside Royal London Hospital, in London, Britain January 11, 2021. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

No national shortage of oxygen for coronavirus patients – UK health minister

There is no national shortage of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients but some may have to go to different hospitals when local capacity has been used up, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday.
Medical workers prepare to take oropharyngeal swabs from residents during a mass testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a park in Quezon City, suburban Manila on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE - AFP)

Report: Coronavirus patients still have symptoms after six months

Most patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have at least one symptom six months after falling ill, according to findings from a study in Wuhan, China, where the novel coronavirus first emerged in late 2019.
A sign is pictured outside the Millennium Point Vaccination Centre, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Birmingham, Britain, January 11, 2021. REUTERS-Carl Recine

Premier: UK in ‘race against time’ as it faces worst weeks of pandemic

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday Britain was in “a race against time” to roll out COVID-19 vaccines as deaths hit record highs and hospitals ran out of oxygen, and his top medical adviser said the pandemic’s worst weeks were imminent.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Tunisia reports 2,649 new coronavirus cases, 154,903 in total

Tunisian Health Ministry on Friday night reported 2,649 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 154,903.
Ten babies were killed in a maternity unit in the Indian state of Maharashtra early Saturday when fire tore through a major hospital, a doctor said.

10 babies killed in India hospital fire

Ten babies were killed in a maternity unit in the Indian state of Maharashtra early Saturday when fire tore through a major hospital, a doctor said.
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Anambra governor expresses concern over rising coronavirus infections

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra state has expressed concern over rising COVID-19 infections, since the advent of second wave of the disease in the state.
People arrive at a vaccination site following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Thomas Peter

China steps up coronavirus restrictions near Beijing as local infections rise

Chinese authorities on Wednesday shut sections of highways running through Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, and banned gatherings in the province’s capital in the latest efforts to stave off another coronavirus wave.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases hit 91,351; 1,318 deaths

Nigeria on Monday recorded 1,204 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 91,351.
FILE PHOTO: Visitors attend an exhibition on the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Wuhan Parlor Convention Center that previously served as a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, Hubei province, China December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

China doubles down on coronavirus narrative as WHO investigation looms

As a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, Beijing has stepped up efforts not only to prevent new outbreaks, but also shape the narrative about when and where the pandemic began.
Egyptian prosecutors opened an investigation into the deaths on Sunday of at least four coronavirus patients at a public Egyptian hospital, after a video of nurses struggling to keep the patients alive was shared widely on social media.

Egypt to probe four coronavirus deaths due to alleged lack of oxygen

Egyptian prosecutors opened an investigation into the deaths on Sunday of at least four coronavirus patients at a public Egyptian hospital, after a video of nurses struggling to keep the patients alive was shared widely on social media.

FCT announces death of three coronavirus patients

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced the death of three COVID-19 patients in the state.
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center has reported large jumps in new COVID-19 cases in India and the U.S.

India’s coronavirus tally surpasses 10 million

India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 10 million on Saturday, reaching 10,004,599 as 25,152 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.
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.

Nigeria discharges 240 coronavirus patients, reports 418 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 240 COVID-19 patients have recovered and had been discharged in the last 24 hours while the country also recorded 418 new cases of the virus in the same period.
Turkey’s health minister has announced a plan to start using an experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine later this month amid a surge in infections and deaths.

Turkey announces vaccination plan for Chinese CoronaVac

Turkey’s health minister has announced a plan to start using an experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine later this month amid a surge in infections and deaths.
The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

World AIDS Day: U.S. spends $6 billion on one million patients in Nigeria

The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV/AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

LUTH dismisses allege eviction of nursing mothers without notice

Some nursing mothers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday decried alleged inhuman treatment melted on them by the hospital management, claiming they were evicted from the hospital lodge without prior notice.

Ministry to inaugurate 18 man committee on vaccine

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says it will inaugurate an 18-man National COVID-19 Vaccine Task Team (VTT), as part of measures to ensure vaccine security against the virus in Nigeria.

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Hundreds of youths under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United led by political thug turned agitator, Sunday Igboho, had converged in Osogbo on Saturday, marching through the streets in agitation for a Yoruba Nation.
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Rail track vandals arrested in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had arrested five suspected rail tracks vandals and recovered two trucks loaded with locomotive rail track sleepers.
The Police in Ogun State on Friday arrested and detained the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, for alleged assault.

Ogun ex-deputy speaker: Governor Abiodun not behind my impeachment

The former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has absolved the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, of being party to his impeachment as the number two lawmaker in the state assembly.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has claimed that it is “absurd” to think that the club may not be competing in next season’s Champions League.

Real Madrid boss hints at exit

Zinedine Zidane hinted on Saturday he could leave as coach of Real Madrid at the end of the season, saying he believes “there comes a time when it’s the moment to change”.

Turkish leader phones President Buhari, seeks Nigeria’s support for Palestine

President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he expects Nigeria to show solidarity with Palestinians following the latest attacks by Israel on Jerusalem and Gaza.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Military kills 48 bandits, recovers rounds of ammunition

Troops of 8 Division, Nigerian Army operating in Zamfara and adjoining states have stated that they made tremendous progress in the ongoing fight against banditry and other violent crimes in the North-west.
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also known as the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears set to roar into action as the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country begins in earnest.

Eid-el-Fitr: Senator Tinubu urges Nigerians to put politics aside, pray for President Buhari

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to put politics aside and pray for President Muhammadu Buhari for strength and wisdom to protect the nation.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos inaugurates classrooms in 20 council areas

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Friday in Lagos, said education remained the most veritable tool for wealth creation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Abducted Ondo farmer released as two ‘kidnappers’ nabbed

Gbodi was reportedly kidnapped on his way home from the farm along Oke Agbe-Ikaramu Road while the second farmer Ishiaku Wakili was abducted along Ikaramu-Akunnu Road on Tuesday. But it was gathered that Gbodi had been released after the ransom payment while the security agencies were still in the bush searching for the second victim.

SEC bars unregistered operators from capital market after May 31

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has declared that Capital Market Operators, CMO, who fail to renew their registration before May 31, 2021, will not be allowed to operate in the market.