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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.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigeria reveals coronavirus most-affected ages, reason for rising cases

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria’s high number of new coronavirus cases was a result of community transmission.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Foundation: FG, NMA stand off over Chinese experts not in Nigeria’s interest

The Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank has stated that the back and forth stand of the Ministry of Health and Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on the intervention of Chinese experts is not in the interest of Nigeria.

Coronavirus: LUTH approves life insurance for health workers

Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has approved life insurance for each staff working as warriors in the drive to rid Nigeria of COVID-19.

NCDC denies claim of officials rejecting people for testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has denied reports in the social media that its officials were turning back people seeking to undergo a test for coronavirus test.
The Federal Government is not contemplating imposition of a travel ban on travellers over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.

Nigeria may restrict incoming flights over coronavirus

Following the record of the third case of coronavirus disease in the country, the Nigerian government is set to unveil further actions to safeguard its citizens.
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in line with the directive from the Federal Ministry of Health, has ordered airlines operating international and regional flights in the country to commence the implementation of the use of Yellow card as a requirement for travel.

Nigeria moves to enforce presentation of yellow cards by travellers

The federal government has said travellers leaving or arriving the country will now mandatorily have to present their yellow card as proof of vaccination before entering or leaving the country.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Coronavirus: Italian national stable, showing mild symptoms – NCDC

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the Italian businessman who became Nigeria’s first index case of Coronavirus, COVID-19, after testing positive to the disease in Lagos, is clinically stable but showing mild symptoms.

Coronavirus: NCDC releases fourth advisory to Nigerians

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released the fourth public health advisory on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Nigerians.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki: Coronavirus opportunity to unite against health threa

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that the first case of Coronavirus recorded in the country is an opportunity for all Nigerians to unite against a common enemy threatening the good health and life of the people.
Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State, FMOH, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abuja while providing an update on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the country.

Nigeria: Lassa fever vaccines still a work-in-progress

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), says there is no vaccine available yet against Lassa fever in the country.

Nigeria to build capacity of nurses, midwives

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), has promised to build the capacity of nurses and midwives in the country in order to ensure delivery of quality health care to Nigerians.
Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), disclosed this to newsmen while providing an updates on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the Country, on Friday in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria releases N386 million to 2 health agencies

The Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Coronavirus, (COVID19), preparedness in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari appoints Saad Ahmed as Abuja FMC chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Saad Ahmed as the new Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jabi, Abuja.

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.