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Osun govt urges FRSC to enforce COVID-19 safety protocols among commuters 

Bola Bamigbola Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, implored Osun state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps to enforce COVID-19 protocols among commuters in the state to prevent the spread of the disease. Governor Oyetola spoke in Osogbo...

‘Air pollution shortens Nigerians’ lives by over three years’

Femi Asu Air pollution is shortening Nigerians’ lives by an average of three years and four months relative to what life expectancy would be if the country met the World Health Organisation guideline, a new report has said. The Air...

1.2m Nigerians receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS –CDC 

Amarachi Okeh The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Nigeria says there are currently over 1.2 million Nigerians receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS. The Communication Specialist, US CDC Nigeria, Halilu Usman disclosed this in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Usman was speaking with...

Lagos leads as NCDC reports 582 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths 

Amarachi Okeh  Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 14 other states reported 582 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to figures released on Thursday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency also reported 11 COVID-19 related...

New COVID-19 variant ‘Mu’ could be more resistant to vaccines, WHO warns

A new coronavirus “variant of interest” named Mu – also known by its scientific name as B.1.621 – is being closely monitored by the World Health Organisation, the agency has said. In its weekly epidemiological update, published on Tuesday,...

Gombe receives 100,154 COVID-19 vaccine doses for second phase vaccination

Chima Azubuike Gombe State Government says it has received 87,360 doses of Moderna and 12,794 doses of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines, totalling 100,154 doses ahead of the second phase of coronavirus vaccination in the state.  Announcing the number of doses received...

NCDC DG Ihekweazu gets WHO job, resumes November 1

Deborah Tolu-Kolawole The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, is set to resume as the Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation on November 1, 2021, The PUNCH has learnt. This was disclosed in...

J&J’s HIV vaccine fails in sub-Saharan Africa trial

Johnson & Johnson’s highly anticipated HIV vaccine failed to demonstrate adequate protection in a clinical trial involving more than 2,600 young women in sub-Saharan Africa, the company and US health authorities said on Tuesday. Though the vaccine was found...
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We Will Participate In 2024 Olympics – Weightlifting President Assures

The President, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Abdul Ibrahim, has pledged that weightlifters will participate in the next Olympics in...
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