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Nigeria commenced its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday with Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor from the National Hospital, Abuja, being the first person to receive the jab of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.

Nigeria begins coronavirus vaccination with Dr. Cyprian Nyong

Nigeria commenced its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday with Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor from the National Hospital, Abuja, being the first person to receive the jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bauchi: Police nab ‘ritualist’ over death of children

The police in Bauchi state have arrested a suspected ritualist over the killing of a child and recovered 26 pairs of children’s clothing in his house in Ganjuwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Second Republic lawmaker Junaid Mohammed passes on 73

The deceased’s son, Suleiman who confirmed the death, said Junaid died on Thursday night at the age of 73 after an unnamed illness which lasted for three days.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate asked to probe public hearing on medical council bill

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.

Pharmacists task senate over anomalies in MDCN bill

As controversy over the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Bill 2020 rages, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Lagos Chapter, has kicked against a deliberate attempt by sponsors of the bill to undermine the constitutional power of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) as the only body that can regulate Pharmacy Practice at both the private and public sector levels in Nigeria.
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EFCC arrests ‘fake doctor’ for N13 million ’employment scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its operatives have arrested a fake medical doctor, Edidiong Inyang, for alleged N13m employment fraud.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC reacts to report of 13 corps member testing positive to coronavirus

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State has said no corps member tested positive to COVID-19 in the state.
Barely a week after her son raised the alarm that his mother, Zeenah Zakzaky has contracted COVID-19 in a Kaduna Correctional Center, a Kaduna High Court has ordered the state government to treat Zeenah immediately.

Court orders Kaduna to treat Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s wife for coronavirus

Barely a week after her son raised the alarm that his mother, Zeenah Zakzaky, has contracted COVID-19 in a Kaduna Correctional Center, a Kaduna High Court has ordered the state government to treat Zeenah immediately.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kano housewife kills husband’s fiancee out of jealousy

A housewife identified as Suwaiba Shuaibu has allegedly killed her husband’s fiancee, 17-year-old Aisha Kabir in Gimawa Village, Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State few days to their wedding.
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 three, abduct medical doctor in Oyo

Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a medical doctor, Akindele John Kayode, at one Health Care Center, Tapa, in Ibarapa North Local Government.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.

NiDCOM describes death of US-based Nigerian doctor, wife as shocking

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.
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Another Kogi medical doctor kidnapped

Ihenacho is also the medical director of Peace Hospital located along old Egume Road, Ayingba, Dekina Local Government Area of the state. He is the third medical doctor to be kidnapped in the state in two months.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Panel asks police to explain alleged abduction, disappearance of sick boy in Abuja

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Tuesday asked the Police to get ready and respond to the case of alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of a young boy, Elijah Tanko of Bwari Area Council of FCT.
The Ekiti Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged cases of rights violations and brutality against operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) says it has received 22 petitions within one week from members of the public.

#EndSARS: Ekiti judicial panel receives 22 petitions

The Ekiti Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged cases of rights violations and brutality against operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) says it has received 22 petitions within one week from members of the public.

Cross River doctors begin indefinite strike over kidnapping of colleagues

The Nigerian Medical Association, Cross River chapter, on Wednesday, embarked on an indefinite strike over the kidnapping of its members, Dr Godwin Udo, of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.
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Gunmen abduct, kill colonel after collecting ransom

A medical doctor who was also a serving senior military officer Col. S B Onifade yesterday joined the number of people kidnapped and callously killed by abductors after collecting ransom.

Delta doctors embark on sit-at-home over colleague’s maltreatment by soldiers

Delta State Chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Sunday, embarked on sit-at-home, following the alleged manhandling of a consultant physician by soldiers who were enforcing the curfew ordered by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

NMA: Soldiers force doctor to swim in muddy water for ‘violating curfew’

In enforcing the 48-hour curfew imposed by the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to stem the activities of hoodlums in the state, some soldiers on Saturday reportedly forced a medical doctor, Raphael Onyemekehia, to swim in a pool of muddy water along the Effurun-Warri Road in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Baby survives, mother dies in Anambra building collapse

The Police Command in Anambra has confirmed the rescue of a six-month-old baby from the wreckage of a storey building which collapsed at Obosi near Onitsha on Sunday.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Medical doctor wants adoption of technology for improved maternal healthcare

A medical doctor, Mary-Ann Etiebet, on Friday called for greater adoption of technology to improve maternal healthcare, enhance universal health coverage and reduce deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic.
6. Nigeria will soon have the immigrant visa ban imposed on her by the United States overturned, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari loses family doctor

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of his family doctor, Dr Marliya Zayyana.
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Nearly two million Nigerians living with HIV/AIDs – expert

A Paediatric Nurse and HIV Counselor, Mrs Roseline Solarin, has disclosed that no fewer than 1.9million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDs.

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NUJ to partner British Council on training of journalists

The Federal Capital Territory Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is to collaborate with the British Council Media Hub (BCMH) on the training of journalists especially in the area of Presentation and Scrip Writing.
Stunningly beautiful and alluring actress, Ini Edo has revealed what she cannot step out without. She said that no matter what happens, she can’t step out of her house without applying her lipstick.

Ini Edo: I cannot step out without lipstick

Stunningly beautiful and alluring actress, Ini Edo has revealed what she cannot step out without. She said that no matter what happens, she can’t step out of her house without applying her lipstick.

Thugs disrupt PDP North West zonal executive committee congress

The Northwest zonal executive committee congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna, headquarters of the North West was disrupted Saturday following a clash between major contenders.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Osun governor: Babagana Zulum a man of strong character, conviction

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has described his Borno State counterpart, Prof. Babagana Zulum, as a man of strong character and conviction who is determined to carry on despite the daunting security challenges in his domain.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari appoints new DTCA, NIIA chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

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A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Kenya denies reports of death from coronavirus vaccination

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board’s deputy director Dr Peter Ikamati said the death of a Kenyan health worker, who had taken the vaccine, may have been caused by a miscarriage.
Veteran Nollywood actor and broadcaster, Patrick Doyle, has reacted to the love affair between Nollywood diva, Rita Dominic and media mogul, Fidelis Anosike.

Rita Dominic: Happiness made me share my lover’s photos on Instagram

Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, has opened up concerning why she decided to show off her man on social media.

Archbishop of Canterbury mourns Prince Philip

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has expressed his condolences over the passing of Prince Philip.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey arrests 10 retired admirals over government criticism

Turkey made 10 arrests on Monday over a letter released by more than 100 retired admirals warning about a possible threat to a treaty governing the use of Turkey’s key waterways.

#EndSARS: Oyo panel postpones sitting over demise of solicitor general, reporter

The Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and other related matters has postponed its sitting over the deaths of the state’s Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Prince Wasiu Gbadegesin and a Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria reporter covering the proceedings of the Panel, Mr. Sunday Ogunyemi.