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The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Official: 25 health workers infected with coronavirus in Anambra

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Nigerian government to pay June hazard allowance of medical workers from August 10

The Federal Government has assured medical workers handling COVID-19 pandemic cases across the country of payment of their June hazard allowance from August 10.

NMA seeks special vehicle number plates for doctors

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Anambra branch, on Thursday urged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to issue special vehicle number plates to doctors, for easy identification on the road.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo constitutes task force to curb environmental nuisance

The Oyo State Government has constituted a task force on the environment to curb indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other environmental nuisance in the state.

NMA vows to prosecute Kogi, Cross River health commissioners over coronavirus handling

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed plans to prosecute the Commissioners for Heath in both Kogi and Cross River States over alleged unethical conduct in the fight against the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in their states.
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Kogi, Cross River health commissioners to face trial for unethical behaviour

As a preparatory for their formal trial in court, the two commissioners will first face a probe panel put in place by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for allegedly obstructing the activities of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in their respective states.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

NMA: Nigerian government shifting coronavirus testing responsibility to citizens

As Nigeria ramps up COVID-19 testing, medical professionals have faulted the government’s privatisation of COVID-19 testing describing it as an act of ‘shifting responsibility to the citizens.”

Health professionals call for investigation on coronavirus testing claims by Cross River

The COVID-19 Central Working Committee of Health Professionals in Cross River State has called on the Presidential Task Force through the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC to investigate COVID-19 testing claims and results tendered so far in the state.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Nasarawa NMA chairman, 64 health workers test positive for coronavirus

The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State, Dr Bulus Peter, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Following the reported and confirmed case of coronavirus in Lagos State, the Ondo State Commissioner of Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, on Saturday said the state’s emergency medical response team has been activated.

Ondo health commissioner dies of coronavirus

Ondo state Health Commissioner Dr Wahab Adegbenro is dead.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu constitutes medical committee on de-escalation of coronavirus

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the constitution of an ad-hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee on urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of COVID-19 pandemic in Enugu State.

Stakeholders warn of risks in reopening Oyo schools, call for caution

The need for caution was central in the reactions of various stakeholders towards the decision of the Oyo State government to order the reopening of schools for students in Primary six, JSS3 and SSS3 from June 29.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police begin investigation into the killing of medical doctor in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara has begun investigation into the gruesome killing of a medical doctor, Enoch Okpara, at his residence in Mareri area of Gusau.

Ogun NMA, resident doctors knock governor over comment on strike

The Nigeria Medical Association, Ogun State chapter and the South-West caucus of the Association of Resident Doctors, on Monday, attacked the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, for berating doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

LAUTECH resident doctors demand 24-months salary arrears, improved working condition

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso has demanded for the payment of their 24 months salary arrears owed its members by the Oyo State Government.

NMA: Eight doctors test positive in Zamfara

No fewer than eight doctors have tested positive to coronavirus in Zamfara, the state’s branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has said.

NMA laments security maltreatment of members

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Wednesday, lamented the maltreatment of its members on essential duties by security personnel and has directed doctors to leave all official duty and close when it is exactly 4 pm daily.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC inaugurates coronavirus situation room to protect jobs

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna branch, has inaugurated a situation room in order to protect workers from losing their jobs following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

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The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the clarification in a statement made available to the press at the weekend.

Lagos halts illegal constructions in Ikoyi old secretariat premises

The Lagos State Government ordered the stoppage of construction of illegal buildings within the old Federal Secretariat premises in Ikoyi.
The Nobel Foundation, which manages the Nobel Prizes, on Tuesday cancelled its traditional December banquet because of the coronavirus pandemic saying the award ceremonies would be held in “new forms”.

Nobel laureates to receive more prize money in 2020

Winners of the 2020 Nobel awards will receive more money than they received in 2019, the foundation that manages the prizes said on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming award announcements.
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Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook, Twitter over content

Thailand on Thursday began legal action against Facebook and Twitter for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms.
Ghana will face Mali and Equatorial Guinea in friendly matches in Turkey in October.

Ghana announce October friendlies with Mali, Equatorial Guinea

Ghana will face Mali and Equatorial Guinea in friendly matches in Turkey in October.

23 people killed in Kogi fuel tanker crash

At least 23 people were killed after a petrol tanker overturned and caught fire on a busy road in Nigeria's central state of Kogi.