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Senate asked to probe public hearing on medical council bill

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), the umbrella body of health workers in the country, has demanded that Senate probe the recent public hearing of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Bill as it accused Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, of disenfranchising its members.
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Nigerian governors agree on ranching system

The 36 state governors have reached a consensus on the need for Nigeria to transition into modern systems of animal husbandry that would replace open, night and underage grazing.
South Africa is suspending its rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after finding it offers limited protection against mild disease caused by the COVID-19 variant discovered there.

Nigeria set to receive 16 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Nigeria is set to receive the largest allocation of 16 million doses out of the 88 million AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine doses allocated to African countries in the first phase by the end of February instead of the initial 100,000 Pfizer doses earlier expected, the World Health Organisation (WHO) hinted on Saturday.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC releases handbook on home management of mild coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), on Tuesday released a handbook on home management of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government cautions against self-medication

Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), gave the advice in an interview with newsmen, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Pathfinder International has urged Federal Government to decentralise her policies on implementation of Family Planning (FP) measures, considering the country’s cultural and religious diversity.

Nigerian government urged to decentralise family planning policies

Pathfinder International has urged Federal Government to decentralise her policies on implementation of Family Planning (FP) measures, considering the country’s cultural and religious diversity.

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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WHO: Healthy diet, exercises are pivotal in preventing cardiovascular diseases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Nigeria office has emphasised the importance of healthy diet and exercises in the prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs).

AHBN: Nigerian government committed to ensure sustainable financing for national family planning

The Founder and Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Dr Aminu Magashi Garba, said Nigerian Government is committed to embarking on deliberate efforts to ensure sustainable financing for the National Family Planning (FP) program.
In its effort to ensure that the spread of the HIV virus is drastically reduced, the Federal Government has approved the inclusion of ”Wondfo HIV I and II rapid test kits” for use in the country.

Nigerian government approves new test kit for HIV

In its effort to ensure that the spread of the HIV virus is drastically reduced, the Federal Government has approved the inclusion of ”Wondfo HIV I and II rapid test kits” for use in the country.

Group commends Nigerian government on revised health care fund guidelines

The National Advocates for Health (N4H) had commended the Nigerian Government for approving the 2020 Revised Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) guideline and called for a speedy implementation.
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.

Nigeria losing 20,000 women annually to poor breastfeeding – minister

To this end, the government has recommended early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond, and introduction of appropriate complementary food as from six months.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government releases guidelines for schools’ resumption

The Federal Government has released guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools at every level in the country but failed to disclose the dates.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

NCDC launches online course on virus infection control for health workers

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched an online course on infection prevention and control (ICP) for health workers, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection transmission in healthcare setting.
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 launches online course on coronavirus infection prevention, control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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.

Nigerian government activates all FCT public hospitals for coronavirus sample collection

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), has said that all government hospitals in FCT would become COVID-19 sample collection sites so that walk-in cases could have samples taken for testing.
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.

Minister: Importation of finished pharmaceutical products not acceptable

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said pharmacy in Nigeria, should immediately start to think of new ways of doing things; a situation where the focus is on importation of finished products and compounding of raw materials is clearly not acceptable.
The Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) said that two patients admitted to the hospital tested positive to COVID-19 disease.

Tension in Rivers as three VIPs die in five days

Health workers use proxy to bare frustrations on avoidable risks of infection they are subjected to at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital where three VIP coronavirus cases died in five days.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government warns against recycling of face masks

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against the continued resort to recycling and sharing of face masks in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying such actions would only fuel more infections.

NMA: Relaxing coronavirus lockdown premature

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Friday spoke against the decision of the Federal Government to relax the stay-at-home order.
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.

Kano probe team submits interim report

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Thursday gave an update on developments in Kano State, saying the Ministerial Task Team sent on a fact-finding mission to Kano has sent in an interim report.

Lagos PSN tasks governments Improve fortunes of local pharma industry

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Lagos State branch, has tasked government at the Federal and state levels to build on fortunes of the local pharma industry if Nigeria hopes to make an appreciable impact.

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Minister: Unifying Naira’s exchange rate will take time

The total borrowing of the country as of 31 December is 21.6 per cent of the GDP. So, if we were not looking at adding the other category of loans that I mentioned, we don’t even need to increase that at this time As of 2019, the debt to GDP ratio was 19.2 per cent so only two per cent was added.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister inaugurates 259 monitors for N-SIP projects in Adamawa

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has inaugurated training for 259 Independent Monitors to supervise Integrated National Social Investment Program (N-SIP) at community level in Adamawa state.
The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for proposals to regulate the social media to check the spread of fake news in the country.

Northern governors to wade into spat between Samuel Ortom, Bala Mohammed

The Northern State Governors Forum has expressed commitment to ending the nomadic grazing of cattle across the country as part of measures to resolve the herders-farmers conflict and end the activities of some criminal herdsmen.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti acquires computerised vehicle inspection equipment

The Ekiti government has acquired and installed a computerised vehicle inspection equipment to identify the level of road worthiness of vehicles in the state.
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LASU NASU, SSANU suspend strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, on Thursday suspended an indefinite strike over outstanding arrears of minimum wage and other demands.

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Femi Falana: Bala Mohammed punished Abuja residents for trespassing but defends open grazing

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, while serving as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
David de Gea has become “a real problem” for Manchester United says Paul Scholes, but the Red Devils legend feels another “real dominant centre-back” remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most pressing transfer requirement.

Paul Scholes: David de Gea has become ‘a real problem’ for Manchester United

David de Gea has become “a real problem” for Manchester United says Paul Scholes, but the Red Devils legend feels another “real dominant centre-back” remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most pressing transfer requirement.
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Gunmen abduct women, children in Niger

Armed men suspected to be bandits have staged a fresh attack in Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood can improve their game by studying the movement of new team-mate Edinson Cavani, says former Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

Edinson Cavani set for Manchester United contract extension talks

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed he will hold talks with Edinson Cavani over extending his contract at Manchester United.