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Doctors strike: Minister accuses NMA of leadership failure

Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by its minister Sen. Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

Doctors strike: Minister clears air on residency training

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)
Niger State Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Muhammad Makusidi, has disclosed that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niger State saved over N300 million that would have been spent on medical tourism.

Official: Pandemic saved Niger N300 million medical tourism

Niger State Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Muhammad Makunsidi, has disclosed that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niger State saved over N300 million that would have been spent on medical tourism.
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Nigerian government raises the alarm over intercepted Africa-bound fake coronavirus vaccines

The federal government has raised the alarm over a case of 3,000 doses of fake Covid-19 vaccines to be exported to Africa but intercepted in China.
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Nigerian government alerts health institutions of fake coronavirus vaccine in circulation

The Ministry of Health has alerted all tertiary health institutions in Nigeria of the circulation of fake COVID-19 vaccine in Africa and the need to be on the lookout.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law.

President Buhari, others to take coronavirus vaccines on live television

The Federal Government has said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to help drive awareness.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Nigeria: Coronavirus vaccines may not arrive as quickly as expected – minister

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has warned Nigerians against complacency in containing the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccines may not arrive the country as soon as expected.
Recording Academy, the organiser of the Grammy awards ceremony, has announced March 14 as the rescheduled date for the 63rd Annual Grammy awards, due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Grammy awards now set for March 14

Recording Academy, the organiser of the Grammy awards ceremony, has announced March 14 as the rescheduled date for the 63rd Annual Grammy awards, due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
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.
President Buhari has assured that his administration will look into the 12-point recommendations by graduates of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria.

Nigerian government urged to tackle insecurity, reopen borders to tame inflation

Analysts and members of the organised private sector yesterday urged the federal government to step up efforts in tackling insecurity and ramping up measures to ensure food security amidst mounting inflationary pressures.
The Wife of the Zamfara Governor, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has urged parents and guardians in the state to report cases of rape and other gender-based violence (GBV) to authorities.

Zamfara first lady distributes delivery kits to 1,100 pregnant women

Zamfara First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has distributed delivery kits to 1,100 pregnant women in Maru and Tsafe Local Government Areas of the state.
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Nigeria’s inflation hit 14.89 percent in November

After attaining the highest level in 30 months in October, Nigeria’s headline inflation climbed further to 14.89 per cent, the latest figures by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian government appoints national task team on coronavirus vaccine acquisition

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has appointed a National Task Team on COVID-19 vaccine, tasked with the responsibility to acquire and deploy vaccines in the country.
The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani, sealed the hospitals during an unscheduled visit to health facilities in some parts of the state.

Ekiti seals five hospitals for substandard practice

Ekiti State Government has shut down five private health facilities for alleged sub-standard practice and use of unqualified medical personnel.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

PTF: NAFDAC screening local cures for coronavirus

The Federal Government said yesterday it has evaluated claims by local researchers that they have manufactured curative drugs for COVID-19.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

Panic at University of Benin teaching hospital over blunders on tests

Fear has gripped health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Edo State, over alleged medical blunder made by some physicians at the hospital in the result of the tests conducted on two suspected COVID-19 patients sent to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, ISTH, in Edo State.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Nigerian driver on the run after testing positive for coronavirus

A Commercial Driver who has tested positive to the pandemic COVID-19 has escaped from the Isolation Centre in Bida, Niger State and now on the run.

November inflation at 11.85 percent leaps to highest in 18 months

Nigeria’s consumer price index, which measures inflation, recorded the highest level in November since July 2018 when it rose to 11.85 percent from 11.61 percent in October 2019, the nation’s statistical agency, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said on Tuesday.

Army chief commends troops for being ahead of threats

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has paid tributes to soldiers who died in various operations across the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

Osinbajo advises Nigerians to modify lifestyle to avoid cancer disease

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has urged Nigerians to modify their lifestyles to avoid cancer disease.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun vows to reposition state university teaching hospital

The Governor of Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed the determination of his administration to reposition the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital to a world class medical facility.

Ondo government closes down illegal hospital

The Ondo State Government on Thursday closed down an alleged illegal hospital called Arib Hospital in Okitipupa, Okitipupa Local Area of the state.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kill five in Rivers hospital

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday have reportedly killed five persons in Oyigbo Local Government Area, Rivers State.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has attributed the success of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to the quality of its leadership.

Kano government clears emir over construction of shops around Eid prayer ground

The Government of Kano State has cleared the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, of any wrongdoing in the construction of commercial shops around the Eid prayer ground at Kofarmata area of the state.

Nigerian, Turkish presidents discuss stronger economic ties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have discussed how to build stronger economic ties with both countries.
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Seria A: Juventus end Inter’s 20-match unbeaten run

Juan Cuadrado scored twice, including a late penalty, as Juventus beat Inter Milan 3-2 to keep their Champions League hopes alive on Saturday in a game in which both teams finished a man down.
Kannywood actress, Ummi Ibrahim, has confirmed rumours that she once dated former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

Kannywood actress: General Babangida was my boyfriend

Kannywood actress, Ummi Ibrahim, has confirmed rumours that she once dated former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

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The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records one coronavirus death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in Nigeria to 2,066.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos to investigate death of chef caused by ‘negligence’

The Lagos State Government has said it would investigate allegations of medical negligence levelled against Premier Specialist Medical Centre, Victoria Island, leading to the death of Peju Ugboma, a chef.
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Coronavirus lab leak theory cannot be ruled out – scientists

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and the theory that it was caused by a laboratory leak needs to be taken seriously until there is a rigorous data-led investigation that proves it wrong, a group of leading scientists said.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged stakeholders in the oil industry to find a way of producing oil cheaper at the largest volume possible given the circumstances and future of oil itself and the country’s of requirements and needs.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Ugandan presidential inauguration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent Nigeria at the sixth inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
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Marco Alonso: Sergio Aguero’s flop gave us another life

“In the second half, we were playing great and controlling the game. We had our chances, even a disallowed goal, so of course we believed. The team is doing great and we need to keep working hard because the best is still to come.”