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UNICEF, Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote hail Yobe’s progress in primary healthcare

The achievement made by Yobe State Government in Primary Healthcare delivery particularly in routine immunization and primary healthcare delivery has received commendations from their major partners; Bill Gate, Aliko Dangote and Unicef.
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Aliko Dangote, Bill Gates commend Kano for quality healthcare delivery

Aliko Dangote, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations have commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for ensuring quality healthcare service delivery in Kano State.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO worries over Africa as coronavirus spreads

The World Health Organisation has warned that African health systems would be ill-equipped to respond to the rapid COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent, even as it pledged to support African countries on joint preparedness and response strategy.
Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), disclosed this to newsmen while providing an updates on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the Country, on Friday in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria releases N386 million to 2 health agencies

The Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Coronavirus, (COVID19), preparedness in the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC, members honour victims of Boko Haram attack

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Nigeria sets up three coronavirus laboratories

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday in Kano, confirmed that three laboratories had been established at strategic points in the country to diagnose cases of coronavirus.

We‘re ready to contain Coronavirus if it breaks out in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire, says Lagos State, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is well prepared and ready to contain the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infectious disease if eventually, it breaks out in Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 7

Coronavirus: Nigeria maps out strategy to combat spread

The Federal Government has expressed focus on its international airport in a bid to prevent the importation of the coronavirus epidemic into the country.
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Coronavirus: WHO deploys experts to support Nigeria’s response plan

Dhamari Naidoo, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), says the agency has deployed a team of experts to support Nigeria’s response plan on coronavirus.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Coronavirus: Senate to invite health minister

The Senate on Thursday resolved to invite the Minister of Health, Osagie Emmanuel Ohanire, to brief the upper chamber on the preparedness of his ministry towards taking precautionary measures to stem a possible outbreak of the Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 8

Coronavirus: Health minister inspects isolation centre

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, on Tuesday inspected an Isolation Centre under construction at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada as part of the precautionary measures to prevent importation of coronavirus.
A military airplane carrying a group of mostly Portuguese nationals who were stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, touched down in Lisbon late on Sunday.

Plane carrying Portuguese from coronavirus-hit Wuhan touches down in Lisbon

A military airplane carrying a group of mostly Portuguese nationals who were stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, touched down in Lisbon late on Sunday.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 8

Nigeria has acquired in-country capacity to test coronavirus – minister

Nigeria, with the help of World Health Organisation (WHO), acquired in-country capacity to test for coronavirus.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: First death reported outside China

The first death from the coronavirus outbreak has been reported from outside China.

Tackling Lassa fever challenge in Nigeria

Lassa fever, an acute viral disease that occurs in West Africa was first discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Lassa village in Borno.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

Coronavirus: NIDO urges Nigerians to heed federal government, Chinese authorities’ advice

Coordinator of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, NIDO, in Guandong Province, China, Mr. Festus Mbisiogu, has urged Nigerians to heed the advice of the Federal Government against travelling to China, saying it is in the interest of all.

Coronavirus: Nigeria issues China travel advisory

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said Nigeria will not be stopping passengers from China from entering the country once they have been screened at the airport, in the wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has shut down Chinese-owned Panda Supermarket in the Jabi area of Abuja as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Federal government shuts down Chinese supermarket in Abuja

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has shut down Chinese-owned Panda Supermarket in the Jabi area of Abuja as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

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Nigeria: 11 persons test negative to coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated that 11 persons have so far tested negative to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor hints ex-public office holders to return looted funds or face ICPC

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has hinted ex-public office holders in the state to return stolen funds in their possession or be reported to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury match may hold November or December

Promoter Eddie Hearn is desperate for Anthony Joshua to fight British heavyweight rival Tyson Fury in November or December this year.

Oyo: No life lost in Ibadan schools’ attack

The government of Oyo State said on Thursday that no life was lost in the attack on the Ibadan Municipal Grammar School, Oke-Bola, Ibadan by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums.
Among the latest coronavirus sufferers is one of Iran’s seven vice presidents, Massoumeh Ebtekar, who oversees women’s affairs.

Iran’s vice president infected with coronavirus

The coronavirus epidemic in Iran has cost 26 lives, the health ministry announced Thursday, with a vice president becoming the latest top official to be infected as the spread appeared to accelerate.