Updated: Coronavirus cases in Nigeria climb to 305 as NCDC confirms first positive tests in Niger, Anambra

April 10, 2020 Editor 0

The total confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria jumped to 305, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed. The centre also reported that one Coronavirus case has been recorded in Anambra and Niger states, about one month after the infection fully found its way into Nigeria. As at 9.30pm, April 10, 17 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Read More

FCT residents want COVID-19 test extended to general public

April 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have suggested to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to extend the test for COVID-19 to the general public. The residents who were reacting to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the FCT, made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. An accountant, Mr Read More

COVID-19: INEC releases 100 vehicles for contact tracing, surveillance

April 3, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent  National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has released 100 pick up vans from its fleet to be deployed for contact tracing, surveillance/laboratory and infection prevention/control in six states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the first instance. According to the commission in a statement on Friday by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Read More

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Breaking: 4 new Coronavirus cases confirmed in Nigeria… see details

March 31, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four new cases of Covid-19. Three of the new cases were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) while one was discovered in Lagos. As at 08:00 pm, March 31, there are 139 confirmed case of #COVID-19 in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths

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Breaking: Panic as coronavirus berths in Katsina, first in northern Nigeria

March 18, 2020 Editor 0

Coronavirus was on Wednesday recorded in Katsina state for the first time in Nigeria’s northern region. Disclosing this in Katsina, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr Kabir Musptapha, said the patient who is presently on self isolation returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrants further investigations. He said, “The ministry is taking all precautionary measures and Read More

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Breaking: Panic in Lagos as Nigeria confirms first Coronavirus

February 28, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos state. A statement issued by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, early Friday said the case, which was recorded on February 27, was the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020. The statement said, “the case is an Read More

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Coronavirus: Senate wants travellers from China quarantined as Igbo traders drop crucial message for Nigerians

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government was Thursday directed to immediately take steps at ensuring that all persons arriving from China, especially Chinese citizens resident in Nigeria who  travelled for the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, are put in self-isolation(quarantined). Giving the directive at plenary, the Senate specifically advised affected persons to stay indoors in their various homes for at least two weeks before mixing with Read More

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Lassa fever hits Kaduna, one case confirmed

January 25, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chikun local government area but said that the patient is being treated at the designated infectious disease control centre. A statement signed  by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, Saturday said the patient is a 36-year-old male. The commissioner however assured that the Ministry of Health has “supplied Read More

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NCDC records 64 suspected cholera cases in Adamawa, Katisina

July 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it recorded 64 suspected cases of cholera reported from seven local government areas in two states of the country. The Director-General of the agency, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu made this known in a statement Wednesday in Abuja. He stated that 40 cases were recorded in Adamawa and 24 in Katsina. He added Read More

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Like monkey pox, like other diseases

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma There is no confirmed case of monkey pox in the country yet, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said that the Centre for Disease Control has taken samples for analysis in laboratories in some parts of Read More

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No monkey pox outbreak in FCT – FCTA

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) yesterday denied rumours of suspected outbreak of the dreaded monkey pox in Abuja. The Secretary, Health and Human Services secretariat (HHSS), Barrister Amanda Pam, who made the denial, said “so far, seven suspected cases have been recorded in four FCT hospitals with samples of six victims taken and sent to Senegal Read More