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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.
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

Minister visits NCDC national reference laboratory in Abuja — in pictures

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. This is part of his routine visits to Departments and Agencies within the Federal Ministry of Health, to ensure their alignment to the vision of this administration to improve the health of Nigerians.

Lagos, Delta, Rivers top list of states hit by monkeypox

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed that Lagos continues to lead cases of monkeypox viral disease in the country.

Plateau records two positive cases of monkey ‎pox

The Plateau State Government has confirmed that the state has recorded two positive cases of monkeypox in Shendam Local Government Area of the state.

Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana's village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled to a displacement camp, those workers want to catch her children in time.

Council approves recommendations to tackle disease outbreaks

To achieve early disease detection and control, state governments have been advised to establish functional infection prevention committees, emergency operational centres and isolation units.

UNIBEN Teaching Hospital rejected my brother with suspected monkeypox – victim’s relative

A relative of a suspected monkeypox patient has said that his brother was on Monday refused admission into the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

Benue govt moves suspected monkeypox victim to BSUTH

The Benue State Government says it has moved the suspected victim of monkey pox in the state to the Benue State Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) and deployed medical personnel to carry out necessary investigation on her.

Suspected case of monkey pox discovered in Edo

The patient is currently receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

Fed govt confirms six fresh cases of monkeypox as disease hits Abuja

The Federal Government has confirmed six fresh cases of monkeypox including one in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Fed govt confirms six new cases of Monkeypox

The Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire, said two cases each were confirmed in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom States, one each in Enugu State and the Abuja.

NYCN to begin campaign against monkeypox Monday

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) will, on Monday, Oct. 23, commence a nationwide awareness campaign against Monkey pox disease, its National President, Malam Murtala Garba, has said.

No case of monkeypox in Benue – Commissioner

The Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ojobo, has said Benue State has not recorded any case of Monkeypox.

Governor Dickson urges Bayelsans to cooperate with Army Medical Outreach

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has said the duty of the Nigerian Army is to protect the territorial integrity of the nation and not embark on any exercise that will harm citizens of the country.

Nasarawa records one suspected case of monkeypox

Dr Danail Iya, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, said on Friday that only one suspected case of monkeypox had been recorded in the state.

We treated over 17,000 people in Rivers – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army says its ongoing medical outreach is on popular demand despite rumours that it is being used to spread the monkeypox virus.

Nine persons hospitalised as monkeypox spreads to Delta

About nine persons have been allegedly hospitalised as the dreaded monkeypox disease hit Delta State.

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A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.