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Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC confirms bird flu outbreak in eight states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria detects six new cases of UK-variant of virus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said six new cases of the British variant of coronavirus were found in the West African nation at the weekend.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

NCDC: 75 Nigerian health workers test positive for coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC releases handbook on home management of mild coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), on Tuesday released a handbook on home management of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, the highest single day rise since the index case was confirmed on Feb. 27, 2020.

NCDC calls for private laboratories’ support on coronavirus testing

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday called on the private-owned laboratories in Nigeria to support the country’s testing capacity for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 476 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

NCDC: All NYSC members to undergo Antigen-based test

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that all members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme at orientation camps across the country, will undergo one of the new Antigen-Based tests.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

NCDC: Curfew hampering virus testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control yesterday said the curfew imposed by the state governments to halt the looting of warehouses and destruction of property had slowed down the COVID-19 testing.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Medical practitioners in Akwa Ibom commend NCDC chief’s professionalism

Medical practitioners in Akwa Ibom State have commended the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, for his display of professionalism and sincerity in handling COVID-19 pandemic in the country, describing him as an upright man.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 11

WHO: Coronavirus cases in Africa top 51,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Covid-19 cases have risen to over 51,000 in Africa as at Thursday, May 7.
Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, has on Sunday said coronavirus pandemic is responsible and the cause of the waves of mysterious deaths recorded in the Kano State.

Kano discharges three coronavirus patients

After spending almost three weeks at a Kano State isolation centre, three patients who were positive to COVID-19 pandemic are now certified free of the virus.
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Nigeria announces two more molecular laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the inclusion of two more laboratories into the country’s COVID-19 pandemic molecular network.

Coronavirus: LUTH approves life insurance for health workers

Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has approved life insurance for each staff working as warriors in the drive to rid Nigeria of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Nigeria identifies 23 suspected cases in five states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says 23 suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states, out of which one was confirmed positive “index case” with no death.

Coronavirus: Five travellers from China test negative – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Saturday that five travellers from China tested negative to Coronavirus also known as COVID19.

NCDC: Reports of Lassa fever at Asokoro hospital untrue

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said there is no suspected Lassa fever case in the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja.

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Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

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Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

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RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

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Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

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Kaduna PDP loses former council chairman to APC

Isah Danssallah, a former Chairman of Kajuru Local Government Area in Kaduna State has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA faults IGP’s South-East security assessment

Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has faulted the claims of the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Usman Baba of dire security situations in the South-east region of the country.
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Jordan king, prince appear together for first time since rift

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half-brother Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein have made their first joint public appearance since a palace feud last week.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Coronavirus pandemic raises media literacy of adults, young people in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased media literacy of adults and young people in Nigeria.

CBN projects inaugurated at Naval College

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