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As precautionary measure to check the spread of Coronavirus, Turkish Airlines has announced the cancellation of all its flights to its destinations in Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The airline has also cut back its operations to other international destinations. The airline, which brought in the index case, the Italian to Nigeria in a […]

The Nigerian government has confirmed the second case of coronavirus in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday at a press conference in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Ehanire briefed reporters at the boardroom of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where he gave an update on the […]

A total of 18 suspected cases of coronavirus have been identified so far in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. The health agency disclosed this in its fifth national situation report on the virus, following the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria on Thursday last week. […]

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has lamented that the temporary coronavirus isolation centre in the nation’s capital, Abuja, is not in good shape. He said this on Wednesday while addressing journalists after an inspection of the facility at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada. The Senate President further lamented that the sum of N620 million […]

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to suspend plenary for two weeks to enable the management of the National Assembly, put measures in place against the spread of coronavirus in the country. This was part of the resolution of the house, following a motion of urgent public importance by representative Uyime Idem, and […]

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Mr Chikwe Ihekweazu is currently under self-quarantine for possible infection of the deadly coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, who was at the National Assembly on Tuesday, to brief the senate leadership on the level of Nigeria’s preparedness to contain the virus disclosed this to […]

The Federal Government has said that it is not leaving the nation’s land and sea borders unchecked as it works towards containing the import of Coronavirus (COVID-19) into the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was a guest on Channels Television Sunday Politics. He maintained that since the outbreak […]

Lagos State Government says the Chinese citizen suspected to have coronavirus has tested negative to the infection. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, a day after the patient presented himself at a hospital in Ikeja. He noted that the possibility of the infection of […]

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has opined that corruption was responsible for the deadly Coronavirus ravaging China.   Magu spoke yesterday during the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. The anti-corruption Czar also stated that the fight […]

Deaths in 2017: 83,564 Percentage of total deaths: 3% Diabetes is a condition wherein the body can no longer control blood glucose, which leads to dangerously high levels of blood glucose. This is called hyperglycemia. Persistent hyperglycemia can damage the body’s tissues, including those in the nerves, blood vessels, and eyes. The body converts most of the […]

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