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NESREA releases guidelines for handling infectious wastes

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has released guidelines for handling infectious wastes, within the context of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano seeks financial aid as coronavirus cases rise

Kano state continued to witness a steady upsurge of positive cases of COVID-19 pandemic with the latest figure standing at 73, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Sokoto bars suspected coronavirus carrier, family entry into state

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has barred a suspected coronavirus patient and his family from entering the state in compliance to the guidelines of the closure of the state borders and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

South Korea coronavirus infections pass 10,000 mark

The number of coronavirus infections in South Korea passed the 10,000 mark, health authorities said on Friday, with 86 new cases recorded since the previous day.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.

Famfa Oil donates N1 billion to fight coronavirus

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.

Nigeria launches campaign to protect over 28 million children against measles, meningitis

In an effort to continue boosting the immunity of children against measles and meningitis, the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos confirms three monkey pox cases in one month

The Lagos State Government has advised residents not panic over the recent reported outbreak of the infectious monkey pox disease in the state.

Lagos, Delta, Rivers top list of states hit by monkeypox

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed that Lagos continues to lead cases of monkeypox viral disease in the country.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos scales up emergency preparedness against infectious diseases

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Nigeria’s ambitions will influence EU future decisions

The European Union is in a phase of defining its priorities and Nigeria’s ambition could affect the EU’s future decisions on development cooperation globally, according to the EU’s ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen.

Lagos government scales up fish production

Lagos State Government says it is implementing programmes and projects that would upscale fish production and harness the enormous economic opportunities available in the agricultural value chains in the State.

Lagos government to commemorate World Health Day

The Lagos State Ministry of Health in partnership with Multipro Enterprise Limited (MPEL), makers of Hypo bleach is organizing a sensitization walk, health summit/symposium, medical screening and community sensitization and clean up exercise to commemorate this year’s World Health Day, the Director, Disease Control, State Ministry of Health, Dr. Eniola Erinosho has said.

WHO: Nigeria accounts for highest burden of measles globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lamented that Nigeria accounts for the highest case of measles on the globe.

Bayelsa healthcare delivery is best in Nigeria – Deputy governor

The Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Rear Adm. Gboribiogha John-Jonah (rtd) has described Bayelsa Primary Healthcare Board as one of the best in Nigeria, in terms of healthcare delivery.

WHO reaffirms commitment to support Nigeria’s fight against Yellow fever

The World Health Organisation has reaffirmed its commitment to combat Yellow fever in Nigeria with the support of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.

Governor Dickson urges corps members to support INEC to achieve credible elections

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has advised intending ad hoc staff from the National Youth Service Corps to support Independent National Electoral Commission at ensuring a credible, free and fair elections come 2019.

POFAN: Federal govt to support farmers in Irish potato production, value chain

The Federal Government has expressed its willingness to support Irish potato farmers toward increasing their productivity and modifying the value chain in 2018.

Edo records 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever

The Director of Disease Control in Edo State, Osamuwonyi Irowa, says the state has recorded 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever this month.

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

NCDC launches new guidelines for conduct of elections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has developed and launched a new guideline for the conduct of elections during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.

Lagos Assembly passes 2020 N920.47 billion revised budget

Chairman, House Committee on Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, noted that the approval of the House for re-ordering of priorities in the 2020 Appropriation Bill contained 120 findings and 120 amendments as recommended by the Joint Committees and okayed by the House through a voice vote conducted by the Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank decided to cut the repo rate by 100 basis points. This takes the repo rate to 4.25 per cent per annum, the bank said in a statement.

South African central bank reduces bond purchases to R5 billion in June

The South African central bank reduced its government bond purchases to 5 billion rand ($292.64 million) in June, half the monthly average, bringing its bond holdings to 35.9 billion rand, data showed on Tuesday.