15.4m Nigerians vaccinated, says NPHCDA

John Ofikhenua and Moses Emorinken, Abuja No fewer than 15 million Nigerians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the national...

France detects new COVID-19 variant IHU

While the world is grappling with the highly infectious Omicron, strain of Covid, scientists in France have identified a potentially worrying new variant, which...

New Year celebrations: Experts project high infection rate as Nigerians shun protocols at fun...

Dayo Ojerinde and Deborah Tolu-Kolawole 4 January 2022 Medical experts have warned that Nigeria risks a further surge in COVID-19 cases following complete disregard for safety...

Why 1m COVID-19 vaccine doses expired, by health minister

Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire yesterday explained why one million doses of the donated COVID-19 vaccines given to Nigeria by some international donors...

State House visitors to undergo COVID-19 test, says Presidency

Governors and other visitors to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, will henceforth, take rapid COVID-19 test to be allowed into the seat of power, the...

Lagos runs out of Moderna Vaccine doses

Amid the rising cases of COVID-19, the Lagos Ministry of Health has announced that the state is out of the Moderna vaccine. This was stated in...

Lagos leads in fourth wave as NCDC records 4,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported over 4,000 COVID-19 cases across the country within 24 hours, according to its latest epidemiological...

First death with Omicron variant recorded in UK

At least one person has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron Coronavirus (COVID-19) variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday,...

COVID-19: Nigeria will no longer accept short-shelf life vaccines – PSC

Following the expiration of one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has announced that the country will...

Study finds Omicron variant can partially escape immunity induced by Pfizer vaccine

Laboratory research has suggested that the Omicron variant can partially escape antibody immunity induced by the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The research, led by Prof. Alex...

Omicron: Fed Govt to ban flights from UK, Canada

The travel ban by the United Kingdom (UK), Canada, and other countries has sparked a big row between Nigeria and some western nations. In a...

Omicron forces Sanwo-Olu to suspend planned peace walk

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has shelved the proposed peace walk billed for this month. Sanwo-Olu, in his last address on Tuesday, invited some known...

Omicron: Doctors advise against letting down guard

Doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild have advised the public against letting down their guard as the festive season approaches, to avoid...

Nigeria to launch guidelines for WASH in healthcare facilities

Nigerian Government and development partners have finalised processes to launch the National Guidelines for promoting access to safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in...

HealthPlus launches West Africa’s first digital pharmacy

HealthPlus, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy made history yesterday with the launch of West Africa’s first ePharmacy and digital prescription platform. With the launch, Nigerians located...

Adhere to protocols or be deported, Sanwo-Olu tells foreigners

Foreigners coming into the country through Lagos State must adhere to the COVID-19 travel protocols or face possible deportation, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu warned yesterday. The...

Omicron: Travellers stranded in Lagos, Abuja airports

Omicron, the new variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, is taking its toll on the aviation sector in the country. Due to the global alert, measures...

COVID-19: ECOWAS plans vaccine production — Commission’s President

Mr. Jean-Claude Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission, has said that the sub-region is working on producing its own COVID-19 vaccines soonest to increase...

FG approves COVID-19 vaccines booster for Nigerians

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, has authorised vaccine booster against the pandemic for eligible Nigerians. Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director, National Primary...

NGO rolls out guide for rape, SGBV survivors to access justice

Invictus Africa, an NGO, on Wednesday, rolls out the “Survivor’s Guide” to assist survivors of rape and other forms of sexual violence and gender-based...
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