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General election may increase risk of COVID-19 spread – Virologist

A PROFESSOR of virology, Oyewale Tomori, has said the 2023 general election may increase the risk and spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Speaking on Arise...

How COVID-19 fund transformed Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Kware into providing general services

THE Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kware, (FNPHK) Sokoto State, is set to provide general health services after procuring state-of-the-art equipment with the COVID-19 Intervention Fund. The...

COVID-19: Over 60 million Nigerians fully vaccinated – NPHCDA

NO fewer than 60 million Nigerians of the target population for COVID-19 have been fully vaccinated, according to the National Primary Health Care Development...
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COVID-19: FG relaxes safety protocols, cancels PCR tests for travellers

THE Nigerian government has approved the immediate relaxation of all COVID-19 safety measures and travel advisory, including the suspension of all pre-departure, pre-boarding.and post-arrival...

[EXCLUSIVE] How 37 hospitals shared over N35 billion COVID-19 fund

THE Nigerian government disbursed N35.74 billion to 37 of its 55 hospitals from the COVID-19 Intervention Fund at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020,...

COVID-19: Nigeria shuts down Embassy in Mexico

NIGERIA'S Ambassador to Mexico Adejare Bello has ordered the closure of the Nigerian embassy in the country due to fresh outbreak of COVID-19 within...
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INVESTIGATION: Controversy trails procurement of N244.6m chemicals, as EHORECON, Environment Ministry dodge responsibility

Some discrepancies in the 2020 COVID-19 contract awards linked to the Environmental Health Officers Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) for procuring Chlorine-based chemicals with outdoor...

UK cancels COVID-19 test for Nigerians, others

THE United Kingdom has removed all restrictions on international travel for all passengers ahead of the Easter holidays and COVID-19 testing will no longer...

Taraba: Consultants resign, shun new equipment at FMC Jalingo for overseas jobs

THE 20-year-old Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jalingo, Taraba State, currently has fewer than 15 consultants in its workforce and cannot render certain services, the...
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