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Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was shown to be 94.5 per cent effective according to early results from a clinical trial with more than 30,000 participants. “This positive interim analysis from our Phase 3 study has given us the first clinical validation that our vaccine can prevent COVID-19 disease, including severe […]

Enugu State Government has confirmed the spread of Yellow Fever in three Local Government Areas of the state. In a statement issued on Sunday night, the Commissioner of Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi, who listed the LGAs as Nsukka, Isi-Uzo and Igbo-Etiti, said the state government has received reports of strange deaths within the communities. The […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a fresh directive to the National Youths Service Corps to enrol corps members into the National Heath Insurance Scheme. The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made this known during a meeting with Bureau Chiefs, Media Executives and Correspondents in Abuja on Monday. He assured that the NYSC remains committed […]

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day warning strike across the country. In a statement issued by its National President, Biobékentóye Josiah, the health workers comprising five unions under JOHESU and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) were expected to resume work on September 21. “This is to bring to your […]

Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors says its nationwide strike scheduled to commence today will go ahead because the Federal Government has yet to invite its leadership for a meeting. NARD said the Nigerian Medical Association, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives and others should support the struggle for upward review […]

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative to the virus. Mr Onyeama disclosed this on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday following three weeks of self-isolation. The Minister expressed gratitude to his family, President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the medical team that attended to him as […]

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has given reasons he was treated in Abuja while battling coronavirus. Ikpeazu, while responding to questions during a zoom interactive session with newsmen, said he found out when he arrived Abuja that he was positive for the virus. He further explained that his first test while in Abia State […]

The governors of the southeast have asked teachers in the country to undergo compulsory COVID-19 test. The Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ forum and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, disclosed this at the Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital while briefing newsmen of the outcome of the virtual meeting of the forum on Sunday. […]

Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections on Monday surpassed the 29, 000 mark as the country reported 575 new cases of the virus.  This is according to the latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a tweet on its official handle on Monday night, the NCDC explained that the new cases were reported […]

Doctors in Cross River State have embarked on an indefinite strike over COVID-19 concerns in the state. The doctors, under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Association, announced their decision to embark on an industrial action via a letter written to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Sunday. According to the State NMA Chairman, […]


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