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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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) 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
A Paediatric Nurse and HIV Counselor, Mrs Roseline Solarin, has disclosed that no fewer than 1.9million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDs.
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.
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.
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 has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).
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.
Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, has opened up concerning why she decided to show off her man on social media.
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has expressed his condolences over the passing of Prince Philip.
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.
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.