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NCDC confirms first case of Covid-19 Omicron variant in Nigeria

NCDC confirms first case of Covid-19 Omicron variant in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed its first case of the Covid-19 Omicron variant in Nigeria. The NCDC disclosed this on Wednesday morning in a statement confirming the detection of the variant…

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CSOs rally support for Lagos third phase Covid 19 immunisation drive

CSOs rally support for Lagos third phase Covid 19 immunisation drive

A civil society group, the Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21ST*) has commended the Lagos State Government for what it describes as it unflagging determination to ensure mass vaccination of residents living in the state…

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FG set unfold new hazard allowance for health workers – Ngige

FG set unfold new hazard allowance for health workers – Ngige

The Federal Government has said that it will announce a final decision on the proposed new hazard allowance for health workers. This was disclosed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige at…

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Igbobi hospital director disowns online reports on alleged rift with CMD

Igbobi hospital director disowns online reports on alleged rift with CMD

A deputy director working at the National Orthopedic Hospital in Lagos, Pharm Titilayo Onedo has denied alleged rift with the hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Dr. Mustapha Alimi over alleged promotion in the Pharmacy Department. Several…

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Lagos warns of third wave of Covid 19 pandemic

Lagos warns of third wave of Covid 19 pandemic

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has raised the alarm that the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be imminent in Nigeria by December..Abayomi, at a news briefing on Friday, said…

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Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna make $65,000 per minute, says rights group

Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna make $65,000 per minute, says rights group

The People’s Vaccine Alliance (PVA) has carried out an analysis on Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna which suggests that the three drugmakers are making as much as $65,000 as combined profit every minute. This conclusion was based on…

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World Diabetes Day: Lions Club to screen 13,000 Nigerians

World Diabetes Day: Lions Club to screen 13,000 Nigerians

The Abuja Metropolitan Lions Club has reeled out plans to screen and test about 13000 Nigerians nationwide. The decision forms part of activities to mark the 2021 World Diabetes Day commemorated every  November 14 to…

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Obasanjo leads squad against Nigeria’s ex-football internationals

Obasanjo leads squad against Nigeria’s ex-football internationals

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will lead a soccer squad against Nigeria’s ex-internationals on Sunday at the Moshood Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta. The free novelty match which is part of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation‘s celebration of…

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Spread of Covid 19 continues to rise as Nigeria hits over 200, 000 infection threshold

Spread of Covid 19 continues to rise as Nigeria hits over 200, 000 infection threshold

The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 212,713 confirmed cases. On the…

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LASUTH begins LASER treatment for kidney stones

LASUTH begins LASER treatment for kidney stones

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has commenced the Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) treatment for kidney stones. According to a statement on Wednesday, the hospital performed its first LASER Lithotripsy on…