Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the federal government to make it mandatory for persons arriving in Nigeria from China to produce negative COVID test results. TheCable had reported that China said it will scrap its quarantine measures for inbound travellers from January...
  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified Nigerians of counterfeit BTNX Incorporated COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits in circulation. In a statement on Sunday, NAFDAC said it was notified of the counterfeit kits’ circulation by Health Canada. According to NAN, the agency said the fake...
  More than two years after it instituted safety measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has approved the immediate relaxation of the Safety Measures and Travel Advisory following the recommendations of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC). Secretary to the Government of...
  Worried by the non-payment of salaries by the Abia State Government, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said it will commence an indefinite strike in the state on December 8. This is contained in a communique issued by NMA’s Chairman, Dr Abali Isaiah, and Secretary, Dr Daniel Ekeleme, after meeting on...
  Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has doubled his newly-engaged Special Assistants (SAs) on Political Unit Affairs. Wike, inaugurating the new SAs Batch 2 from Rivers East Senatorial district at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area on Friday announced an increase from 100,000 to 200,000. Defending the development,...
  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned Nigerians against non-essential travel to Uganda amid the Ebola outbreak. Uganda had, on September 20, declared an outbreak of Ebola after a 24-year-old male exhibited symptoms of the disease, tested positive, and later died. As of October 28, the Uganda ministry of...
  It has been observed that three out of every 10 Nigerians are battling one form of mental health challenge or another. The Provost of the Institute of Counselling in Nigeria (ICN), Dr. Tolulope Oko-Igaire however urged Nigerians to visit professional counsellors and psychotherapists regularly for a mental health check to...
  Twenty-six states have recorded cases of Lassa Fever as the disease has spread to 104 Local Government Areas in the country. This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Situation Report for week 40 which was obtained on Tuesday. According to the report, the Lassa fever outbreak has killed...
  Cholera has killed 80 people across nine states of the federation as cases of the infectious diseases have risen to 4,153. This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Situation Report for week 39 which was obtained on Tuesday. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by the Vibrio...
  A total of 10, 217 suspected cases of cholera, including 233 deaths, have been recorded in 31 states this year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said. Director-General, NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, disclosed this Tuesday during the ministerial briefing and update on COVID-19 response and development in the...