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Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital raises alarm over fraudulent job offers

Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital raises alarm over fraudulent job offers

The Management of Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, has cautioned the general public to beware of fraudsters offering employment in the name of the hospital. The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr Emeka Ogah, gave the warning on Wednesday, while interacting with journalists in Abakaliki. “The public should be informed that the...

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COVID-19: FG expecting 40m vaccine doses by January 2022

COVID-19: FG expecting 40m vaccine doses by January 2022

The National Economic Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that the Federal Government has paid for 40m doses of Covid-19 vaccines. This is as it explained that the vaccines will come into the country in batches between October 2021 and January 2022. This was part of the progress report of the...

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FG announces updated COVID-19 travel protocol

FG announces updated COVID-19 travel protocol

The federal government has released a revised travel protocol into Nigeria, which will be effective from Monday, 25th October, 2021. Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha in a statement issued on Friday October 15, said travellers arriving Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more...

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WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins

WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The proposed members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) were selected for their expertise in areas such as epidemiology, animal health, clinical...

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Invest in health sector to stop medical tourism, NMA tells govt

Invest in health sector to stop medical tourism, NMA tells govt

The Nigeria Medical Association, Ondo State Chapter, has urged government at all levels to make quality health service available to the people instead of embarking on medical tourism. The Chairman of NMA in the state, Dr. Stella Adegbehingbe, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the 2021 physician week...

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Whitemoney hospitalized, 9 days after being announced as winner of sixth edition of Big Brother Naija

Whitemoney hospitalized, 9 days after being announced as winner of sixth edition of Big Brother Naija

Winner of the 2021 Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, reality TV show, WhiteMoney, has been hospitalized. WhiteMoney was hospitalized on Tuesday morning. Although the cause of his illness was not revealed, he was sighted on drips. Alongside an Instagram video of the 29-year old receiving treatment was a caption that read, ”Good morning, break in transmission....

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Embrace family planning, Sanwo-Olu’S WIFE urges women

Embrace family planning, Sanwo-Olu’S WIFE urges women

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged women to embrace family planning, saying its socio-economic benefits lead to female empowerment and economic enhancement. The wife of the governor said this during an event organised to commemorate the 2021 World Contraception Day, noting that there was no better time than now...

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10 states, FCT report 78 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

10 states, FCT report 78 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

10 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to figures released on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency reported two COVID-19 related deaths. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Facebook page on Monday. Lagos recorded the highest number of new infections...