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3,782 Nigerian nurses migrated to UK in 2021 – NMC

3,782 Nigerian nurses migrated to UK in 2021 – NMC

Information obtained from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the United Kingdom, on Monday, revealed that a total of 3,782 Nigeria-trained nurses were granted licences to operate in England and Scotland according in 2021. UGAMATV reports that the NMC is responsible for regulating nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom and nursing associates in England....

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 29 Fresh Infections, Lowest In Two Months

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 29 Fresh Infections, Lowest In Two Months

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that 29 people tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday. The figure is the country’s lowest single-day count since November 19, 2021 when 23 cases were reported. In its latest update, NCDC said the positive cases of Coronavirus came from three states. A breakdown of new cases showed...

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Buhari leaves Abuja to attend inauguration of Gambian president

Buhari leaves Abuja to attend inauguration of Gambian president

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, Wednesday, for Banjul, Republic of The Gambia, to attend the inauguration of Gambian President, Adama Barrow, following his re-election for a second term. On the invitation of his host, President Buhari will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders at the...

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US Transplants Pig Heart To 57-year-old Man With Terminal Heart Disease

US Transplants Pig Heart To 57-year-old Man With Terminal Heart Disease

Surgeons at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have performed a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig’s heart into a 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease, David Bennett. This was contained in a statement issued by the institution which stated that the historic surgery was conducted on Friday. According to the statement, Bennett...

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25 died of COVID-19 in five days, says NCDC

25 died of COVID-19 in five days, says NCDC

The Africa Centre for Disease Control, on Thursday, said Nigeria had experienced a 249 per cent increase in new deaths as a result of COVID-19 just as a tally of epidemiological reports issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control revealed that no fewer than 25 persons died in five days. The Director of the...

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NNPC reports minor fire incident at Port Harcourt refinery

NNPC reports minor fire incident at Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reported a minor fire incident at the Port Harcourt Refinery on New Year’s Day. NNPC in a statement explained that the incident, which occurred on Saturday morning was contained in less than two hours, adding that it was caused by a spark while a 33,000-litre truck was discharging...

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Garba Shehu recovers from COVID-19

Garba Shehu recovers from COVID-19

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has recovered from COVID-19. Shehu made the announcement in a post on social media on Wednesday thanking God for his speedy recovery from the virus. This comes days after he confirmed to our correspondent that he was self-isolating after he contracted the...

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Stop patronising herbal concoctions from hawkers – NAFDAC warns Nigerians

Stop patronising herbal concoctions from hawkers – NAFDAC warns Nigerians

Nigerians have been warned by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), against patronising hawkers of herbal concoctions. NAFDAC DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said such concotions lack storage standards and might be coming from a non-credible source. Adeyeye added that though some herbal medicines work, consumers must ensure that they had passed NAFDAC’s safety and...

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COVID-19 Death Toll In Abuja Hits 234 – Nigerian Centre, NCDC

COVID-19 Death Toll In Abuja Hits 234 – Nigerian Centre, NCDC

No fewer than 859 persons on Monday reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria, with two deaths recorded. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated on Tuesday noted that the two deaths were recorded in the FCT, taking the death toll at Nigeria’s capital city to 234. According to NCDC, the Monday’s figures raised...