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Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.
The National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) have called on the government as well as all stakeholders to make the issue of the health and safety of workers in the workplace a priority in the country.
A Bill to that effect titled, “a Bill for an Act to establish the Specialized National Dermatology Hospital at Garkida for the prevention, diagnostic, curative, promotive, rehabilitative, cosmetic, allergy of all condition and diseases affecting the skin and for other matters connected therewith,” sponsored by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central), passed second reading on the floor yesterday.
As Nigeria receives its first batch of 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, the federal government has said it would adopt the strategy deployed during the polio pandemic in the country in vaccinating eligible citizens.
The federal government Monday launched the electronic registration platform to enable eligible Nigerians get vaccinated against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
The president of Tanzania has urged its citizens to take preventive measures against the coronavirus after downplaying the disease for months and claiming it had been defeated by prayers.
Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, restore peace and trust to the country.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has claimed that vaccinations against COVID-19 are dangerous and instead urged Tanzanians to protect themselves from the deadly disease by using domestic measures including steam inhalation.
The US says it has intelligence that researchers in a Wuhan lab became sick with COVID-19-like symptoms in autumn 2019 - before the first identified case of the outbreak.
United States’ Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, said the US would continue to call for a transparent and thorough investigation into the origin of COVID-19.
Nigerian authorities have warned on Friday against the circulation of fake coronavirus vaccines in the country, where 10 million real doses of the shots are expected in March.
Over 400,000 residents of Kaduna have been enrolled into the state’s Contributory Health Scheme, Aliyu Saidu, the Director-General of Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Agency said.
The Federal Government has revealed that about 82 million Nigerians will be vaccinated with the available and approved COVID-19 vaccines this year.
Independent Hajj Reporters, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has advised the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to create guidelines for the registration of 2021 intending pilgrims which are in conformity with COVID-19 protocols.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to continue to hope and strive for greater honour and glory, despite the challenges of COVID-19, insecurity and End SARS.
Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during the deadly ethnic unrest in June and July following the killing of a popular singer, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has said in a report.
The National Economic Council (NEC) has voiced alarm over the rising cases of COVID-19 infectious disease in Nigeria, saying “the current trends are now approaching or surpassing the levels reached during the lockdown imposed at the height of the epidemic earlier in the year.”
The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.
Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.
Manchester United are reportedly still unsure about Paul Pogba’s intentions this summer, the Frenchman’s current contract set to expire at the end of next season.
A health care worker is likely to be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria when the country commences its vaccination campaign this week.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, instituted the committee yesterday with a mandate to stem wanton impunity, sharp practices and fraud in enrolment of newly recruited civil servants on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Israel Adesanya’s flawless record came to an abrupt end following his defeat to Jan Blachowicz in the UFC 259 light heavyweight championship in Las Vegas.
Mauricio Pochettino has promised that Paris Saint-Germain "will fight to the death" to win the Champions League.