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European and British regulators said on Wednesday they had found possible links between AstraZeneca’s vaccine and very rare cases of blood clots, but reaffirmed its importance in protecting people against COVID-19.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by Minister Senator Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and squarely face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the junior doctors in the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)
The Niger state government has warned it citizen that despite arrival of the Coronavirus vaccine, the pandemic has not been defeated hence the need for the people to celebrate Easter, the ressurction of Jesus Christ with caution and adhere Strictly to the COVID-19 protocol as spelt out by health professionals.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says data from more than 80 countries show 21 per cent reduction in Tuberculosis (TB) treatment in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ekiti State government will provide 1,000 acres of land for the siting of the proposed Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in the state.
The Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, has urged women to ensure healthy communication and bonding in families, especially at this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Minister of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman Adamu, urging him to “clarify the action that his Ministry has taken to address and find the alleged billions missing from the Ministry and its agencies, and if there is relevant admissible evidence of corruption and mismanagement, to refer the allegations to appropriate anti-corruption agencies for investigation and prosecution.”
Worst still, health experts say the official numbers do not give a “full picture” of the outbreak in the country. They say low testing in many states across the country means infections have been under-reported, a situation considered the biggest challenge in the nation’s management of the outbreak.
The 645 new cases were reported from 20 states – Lagos (282), Ogun (72), FCT (50), Kaduna (33), Osun (24), Imo (23), Abia (21), Borno (18), Oyo (17), Edo (15), Nasarawa (15), Taraba (14), Ekiti (11), Ondo (11), Plateau (11), Kano (10), Rivers (7), Delta (5), Bauchi (3), and Jigawa (3).
Nigeria on Friday recorded 10 deaths from COVID-19 raising the fatality toll in the past two days to 26.
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.
Immunologist Dr Yaw Bediako has dismissed claims by a former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Ghana, Rev. Emeritus Prof. Andrews Seth Ayettey, that hydrogen peroxide works in the prevention of coronavirus.
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.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nasarawa state chapter, has called on the state government to consider inclusion of journalists for COVID-19 hazard allowance among other benefits given to essential workers in the frontline fighting against the pandemic.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.
The management of Club VICTORIA in Lagos has appealed to the Lagos State Government to kindly reconsider the closure of the facility following a violation of the COVID-19 protocols.
The French government has defended its coronavirus vaccination policy against criticism that it is going far too slowly, with 516 vaccinations reported in the first week.
The Oyo State Government has declared war on the high incident of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the state, adding that it has zero tolerance dangerous culture of mutilating girls against the background of the huge record of challenges facing the feminine gender across the country.
Lebanon’s hospitals are being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, medics warn, as infection rates surge following end of year holidays.
In a lengthy article, they have detailed what the new sponsors can bring to the table –innovative colour matching technology that will be used to bring spaces throughout Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Lilywhite House and the Training Centre to life in club colours.
The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.
A windstorm which occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle aged man and injured three others.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
The Police Command in Rivers has deployed no fewer than 17,500 personnel for Saturday’s Local Government elections in the state.
Igbo Youths For Equity, a coalition of Igbo youth groups, has condemned Tuesday’s arrest of former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Campaign group Human Rights Watch raised concern last month about what it called the “scant transparency” in the management of funds, although transparency was a pre-condition for getting loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tackle the pandemic.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has commiserated with the Nigeria Police Force on the death of its officers in an attack in the state.
The United States will send two warships through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea next week, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday, as tensions simmer between Russia and Ukraine.
The Aare Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has called on South-west governors to invest in the promotion of Yoruba culture and harness its tourist potential for economic growth and global recognition.