The Senate has passed the National Health Emergency Bill which seeks to provide a national framework for the control of outbreaks of infectious diseases in Nigeria. The bill was passed on Thursday after the Senate received the report of the Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases. The bill titled, “A Bill for an Act […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said the country was now experiencing a fourth COVID-19 wave. This was contained in a statement signed by Director-General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa. “Nigeria has recorded a 500% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks across the country caused by the Delta […]

The Federal Government is ready to withdraw the case instituted against the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) if striking doctors return to work. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this on Sunday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. “I have briefed Mr President, we […]

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has rejected the 21-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the Nigeria Medical Association saying it is in direct collision with the Memorandum of Understanding signed on August 21. The NMA had threatened to join the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors if the government […]

The medical follow-up visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom earlier scheduled for today, Friday, June 25, 2021, has been postponed. This is according to a short statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. According to Mr. Adesina, a new date will be announced in due course. On Thursday, […]

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London, the United Kingdom on Friday, the Presidency has said. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He explained that the President’s trip to London was for a scheduled medical follow-up, adding that he would […]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has granted conditional Emergency Use Authorisation for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is the third vaccine recommended for administration in the country. The director-general of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojiola Adeyeye, in a statement on Tuesday, said unopened vaccine vials can be […]

The Federal Government on Tuesday said an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine has been received from India. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during a press briefing in Abuja. The vaccines, donated by the government of India to Nigeria, will help boost the number of Nigerians […]

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Health Day 2021, the Imo state Government says it is setting up a plan to improve universal healthcare for the People. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bartholomew Chukwunonye Okorochukwu disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Darling Fm Chukwuemeka Paschal. Dr. Bartholomew […]

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) will embark on a nationwide strike from Thursday, its leaders have said. In a statement jointly signed by NARD President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi; its Secretary-General, Dr Jerry Isogun, and its Publicity/Social Secretary, Dr Dotun Osikoya, the union said the industrial action would be total and indefinite, should the […]

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