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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Minister: When Nigeria receives coronavirus vaccines doesn’t lie in our hands

The World Health Organisation, WHO and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, CEPI, came up with the COVAX initiative to ensure that low and middle-income countries have access to vaccines.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Minister: Nigeria may receive coronavirus vaccines in 10 days

Health minister Osagie Ehanire said Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in the next 10 days.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has advised African countries against the use of Ivermectin for treating COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Africa CDC advises against use of Ivermectin

“Member States are advised against the use of Ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 because there is no conclusive clinical data to support its safety and efficacy. The public is advised to adhere to country-specific guidelines for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19,” it said in a statement Saturday.
The sports fraternity in Nigeria has been thrown into a fresh round of mourning as the death of former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe has been announced.

Former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe passes on

The sports fraternity in Nigeria has been thrown into a fresh round of mourning as the death of former Super Eagles defender Yisa Sofoluwe has been announced.
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.

Coronavirus: Nigeria facing critical situation – VP Osinbajo

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.
Covid-19 has yet again claimed the life of another well-known businessman and socialite, Shaka Momoh, who succumbed to complications from the virus on Thursday at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

Planet One boss Shaka Momoh dies of coronavirus

Covid-19 has yet again claimed the life of another well-known businessman and socialite, Shaka Momoh, who succumbed to complications from the virus on Thursday at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
The Lagos State Government Wednesday said it has reopened the Indo Isolation Centre at Anthony to create more bed spaces for severe to critical cases of COVID-19 patients in the state.

Lagos reopens isolation centre as coronavirus infections spike

The Lagos State Government Wednesday said it has reopened the Indo Isolation Centre at Anthony to create more bed spaces for severe to critical cases of COVID-19 patients in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, speaking yesterday while being briefed on the report by a team of scientists. (Tolani Alli)

Nigerian scientists brief VP Osinbajo on potential drug for coronavirus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has welcomed efforts by a team of Nigerian professors and scientists investigating the effectiveness of, and roles that Ivermectin drug can play in the treatment of the Coronavirus disease.

LUTH worries over increasing severe coronavirus cases

Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on Wednesday raised the alarm over the upsurge of severe cases of COVID-19 new infections in the hospital even as they expressed worry that most of the patients were on oxygen.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has again lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to the dreaded COVID-19.

UNILAG professor Duro Ajeyalemi dies of coronavirus

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has again lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to the dreaded COVID-19.
Prof. Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Wednesday said COVID-19 second wave was ravaging our land and claiming many lives.

LUTH chief decries impact of coronavirus second wave

Prof. Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Wednesday said COVID-19 second wave was ravaging our land and claiming many lives.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos dismisses ‘plan’ to lock down state again

Lagos State Government, yesterday, dismissed insinuation of plans to impose a second lockdown on the state, describing it as baseless and untrue.
The Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Tolulope Akande Sadipe, has revealed that after the Committee’s collaborative efforts with other relevant agencies, has secured the unconditional release of Nigerians stranded in Lebanon.

Diaspora voting bill passes second reading in House of Reps

A bill seeking to accommodate Nigerians living abroad in the electoral and voting processes yesterday passed for a second reading at the House of Representatives.
Police in Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a midwife reportedly mishandled a woman in labour and the baby’s head was pulled off.

Nigeria loses 250,000 babies to preventable, treatable causes annually – experts

Despite the global efforts to end preventable newborn deaths by 2030, through the Sustainable Development Goal 3.2, experts have raised the alarm that Nigeria loses over 250,000 babies yearly due to preventable and treatable causes, even as the country ranks second highest globally in infant deaths.

Nigeria now in middle of coronavirus second wave – LUTH doctors

Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, on Monday warned that Nigerians should be wary of COVID-19 second wave as some patients discharged of COVID-19 in the past are coming down with the virus again even as they posited that recent event suggests the country is in the middle of another pandemic.

EKEDC donates medical equipment to LUTH, LASUTH

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has donated ventilators to two tertiary health institutions in Lagos - the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

LUTH dismisses allege eviction of nursing mothers without notice

Some nursing mothers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday decried alleged inhuman treatment melted on them by the hospital management, claiming they were evicted from the hospital lodge without prior notice.

Paediatrician: Prematurity leading cause of deaths in newborns

Prematurity is one of the most common causes of deaths in newborns, says Chinyere Ezeaka, a Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.
The University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) has returned Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, as its President for the next two years.

Ogun chief of staff returns as UMA president

The University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) has returned Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, as its President for the next two years.
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

Lagos tasks residents on flood-free September

The Lagos State Government has urged residents to support its efforts in keeping Lagos flood free following prediction of increasing rain pattern between September and October 2020.
Its Managing Director, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, said that the N300 million was the final part of the N1.9 billion, which the company pledged in April at the early stage of the pandemic.

Telco pledges N300 million to combat coronavirus in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria says it will spend N300 million to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the activities to mark a decade of doing successful business in Nigeria.
A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.

Guild: No scientific proof to back Nigerian-U.S based doctor’s claims on coronavirus cure

The Guild of Medical Directors says there is no scientific proof to back Dr Stella Immanuel, a Nigerian-trained U.S based doctor’s claim of cure for COVID-19 pandemic.

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Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Investigations set to begin in DR Congo following the death of Italian envoy

Congolese investigators arrived in Goma on Thursday to try to clarify the circumstances in which the Italian ambassador, his guard - a carabinieri - and a driver working for the World Food Program were killed earlier this week.g
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Zamfara government confirms abduction of female students

The Zamfara Government has confirmed the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata-Mafara Local Government area of the state.
Justice Abdul Kafarati, the immediate past Chief Justice of the High Court of the Federation, has passed away.

Justice Abdul Kafarati passes on

“Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate past Chief Justice of High court of the Federation and former Bauchi State Attorney General which occurred this night (Thursday) after magrib Salat at Abuja.”
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Kidnappers abduct schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria – official

Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Kidnapped farmer’s son regains freedom in Oyo

Ayodeji Emmanuel, the 24-year-old son of a poultry farmer kidnapped on Monday in his father’s farm at Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, has regained freedom.

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Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Herders crisis: Ogun governor inaugurates peace committee, charges members on peaceful resolution

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has inaugurated a 20-man Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers-Herders Conflict, headed by a former House of Representatives member, Hon. Kayode Oladele, with a charge on members to look into the remote and immediate causes clashes and find lasting solutions to crisis.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has said he hoped Southampton’s draw against Chelsea was the start of his side returning to their normal selves after they ended a run of six successive Premier League defeats.

Southampton boss: A draw vs Chelsea feels like victory

Ralph Hasenhuttl has said he hoped Southampton’s draw against Chelsea was the start of his side returning to their normal selves after they ended a run of six successive Premier League defeats.
This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Dr Andrew Kwasari, while addressing journalists on the move by the government to solve the protracted conflict over the competition of land, water, and pasture by herders and farmers.

Nigerian government maps out 30 grazing reserves for livestock transformation plan project implementation

As the conflict between herders and farmers continues to rage, the Federal Government has disclosed mapping out 30 grazing reserves for implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, as a lasting solution to the crisis.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor: Hisbah is constitutional

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has explained that the new Hisbah Commission in the state should not be perceived as a legalistic gimmick intent on fostering anything other than the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on residents of the State.

Cardinal Onaiyekan asks President Buhari’s administration to quit if it can’t secure lives

Archbishop John Onaiyekan, former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, has asked the current administration to vacate power if it can no longer protect lives and property.