EHA Clinics open COVID-19 treatment facility in Abuja

June 29, 2020 Awaal Gata 0

EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of e-Health Africa, has opened a state of the art COVID-19 isolation and treatment  facility in Abuja.Speaking to newsmen while officially unveiling the facility, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EHA, Adam Thomson, said the “facility will provide treatment for patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.” He said the facility was designed as a Read More

Updated: Ajanah, Kogi Chief Judge is dead

June 28, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has died from suspected COVID-19 complications. It was learnt that Ajanah died shortly after being moved from Lokoja to the isolation center in Gwagwalada, Abuja. Ajanah who is an accomplished judge died at the age of 64. He was first appointed a High Court Judge by the Kwara State Government in 1990 Read More

Alleged fallen isolation centre: How blogger’s fake news deliberately caused ill-will in Kogi – Fanwo

June 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kogi state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, has told a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Thursday that the publisher of, Saint Meinpamo lied and deliberately caused ill-will towards the Kogi state government with his “false publication that the state government expended N7 billion on a fallen tent which he referred to as an isolation centre.” Fanwo Read More

Lagos begins home-based Covid-19 patients’ treatment in 2 weeks

June 5, 2020 Tope Musowo 0

The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said home-based treatment for Covid-19 patients “will begin in the next two to three weeks.” Abayomi disclosed this Friday in Lagos while giving the state’s Covid-19 update. He said the strategies for home/community-based management of Covid-19 patients would be defined and scheduled to “start soon.” The commissioner said the move Read More

Infections Disease Bill: Melaye suit gets June 15 hearing date

June 1, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The federal high court sitting in Abuja Monday fixed hearing on the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye challenging the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020. Sponsored by the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and other lawmakers; Pascal Obi and Tanko Sununu., the bill seeks to empower the federal government to convert any property in the country, including Read More

Purported Covid-19 cases in Kogi: The whole truth, by Health Commissioner

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

Again, the Kogi state government has revealed that at no time did anyone test positive for novel Coronavirus. This time, the state commissioner for health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, took time out to give details of how Kogi has remained without any Covid-19 case since the pandemic birth in Nigeria. Read the commissioner’s full text below; THE PURPORTED COVID-19 CASES Read More

Breaking: Kebbi discharges last Covid-19 patients

May 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Kebbi stateTask Force committee on Covid -19 has discharged the two remaining Covid -19 patients in the state. The Task Force Chairman on Covid -19, who is also the Commissioner for Health, Jafar Muhammed, made the disclosure on Thursday, at the isolation unit of the Kebbi medical centre, Kalgo. Muhammed said the discharge of the two remaining Covid -19 Read More

Breaking: 87 patients beat Covid-19 in Lagos, rejoin families, friends

May 27, 2020 Editor 0

Up to 87 people earlier infected with coronavirus have regain their full health status and have been discharged from various isolation centres in Lagos state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this Wednesday night via Twitter handle said, “Today, 87 recovered #COVID19 patients; 40 females & 47 males, were discharged to rejoin the society. They were discharged having fully recovered & Read More

Covid-19: Military trains medical personnel on service delivery

May 22, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Lasisi Adegboye, has urged military medical personnel to respond appropriately to service delivery and safety concerns during the ongoing Covi-19 pandemic. Adegboye made the call while inaugurating a Covid-19 Case Management/Infection Prevention and Control Training for members of medical team of the Armed Forces of Nigeria on Friday Read More

Covid-19: Julius Berger donates more hospital beds to isolation centres in Kaduna, Kano states

May 14, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has continued its strategic support to the Nigerian government in the fight to contain the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country with the donation of more hospital beds and mattresses to isolation centres in Kaduna and Kano states. A press statement by the Julius Berger Media Relations Office, Thursday, said the team led by the Read More

COVID-19: Gombe discharges 39 patients

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Additional 39 persons have been discharged from various isolation centers in Gombe after tests of their recovery from coronavirus were confirmed. The Chairman of the taskforce, Prof. Idris Mohammed, disclosed this during the committee’s daily briefing in Gombe on Tuesday. He stated that with the recent 39, the state has now discharged 59 people.  He said, of the 59 discharged persons, Read More

Harassment of frontline health workers by COVID-19 patients worrisome – PTF

May 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has expressed concerns over harassment of frontline health workers by some people believed to be carriers of the novel coronavirus.Addressing journalists at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, the SGF said the development was Read More

First Coronavirus death hits Kwara, cases rise to 28

May 10, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state government Saturday night announced the first death of a COVID-19 patient in the state. The government also announced four new positive cases of COVID-19 — from amongst those who sneaked into the state from the northwestern axis of the country. This brings to 28 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kwara state. Of these, 19 are active while Read More

Covid-19: Lagos confirms 33 dead as cases near 2000

May 9, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state government has confirmed the death of 33 Covid-19 patients since the pandemic found its way into the commercial city in Nigeria. Confirming this on Saturday via his twitter handle, Commissioner for Health Prof Akin Abayomi said 176 new coronavirus cases were recorded on Friday while 42 patients were successfully treated and discharged. He said the number of confirmed Read More

Breaking: At last, stranded Nigerians from UK land in Abuja… Pictures

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 253 Nigerians from the United Kingdom have finally arrived Abuja after hours of delay in Lagos. The returnees touched down Lagos since afternoon, and have been kept at the airport after officials experienced hitches. Confirming their arrival in Abuja, Chairman Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa a while ago via her twitter handle said, “Finally. In Abuja. With 253 Read More

Covid-19: States running out of bed spaces, cries PTF

May 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Control of Covid-19) said Friday that security agencies have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of the advisories and guidelines issued by government and health experts. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this at the daily briefing, said the strict enforcement Read More

Covid-19: Again, Ogun extends lockdown

May 8, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Worried by the increasing cases of Coronavirus in Ogun state, Governor Dapo Abiodun, Friday, announced extension of lockdown by one week. The governor who disclosed this while addressing journalists in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, expressed worry over the rate at which residents violate compulsory use of nose mask and the social distancing order. Governor Abiodun who was flanked by the Read More

Breaking: Respite as Gombe discharges 20 Covid-19 patients

May 8, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state Commissioner of Health, Dr Ahmad Muhammad Gana, on Friday announced the discharge of 20 Covid-19 patients from various isolation centres. Dr. Ahmad Gana made the announcement during daily press briefing on Covid-19 situation at Government house in Gombe. The Commissioner said they were discharged after they fully recovered, and tested negative in two consecutive times. Dr. also appealed Read More

Protest rocks Niger isolation centre, one escapes; doctor, 2 other returnees swell Covid-19 cases

May 6, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

There is disquiet in Niger state following the purported escape of a woman from government isolation centre same day the state government confirmed a record of three fresh Covid–19 positive cases. This is as those quarantined at the centre in Minna launched protest over ‘ill-treatment’. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammad Makusidi, said the new cases include a medical Read More

Breaking: Lagos, NDDC officials in airport, set to receive Nigerians from UAE

May 6, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

Officials of Lagos State government, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), alongside others personnel from the Nigeria Immigration Service and associated bodies are waiting to receive Nigerians aboard Emirates Airline. No fewer than 265 Nigerians are currently airborne from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The flight is expected to touch down the International Read More

Breaking: At once, 60 patients conquer Covid-19, discharged in Lagos

May 5, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a massive discharge of 60 patients who were treated of coronavirus. Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this via his twitter handle said, “Today, we discharged 60 #COVID19 Lagos patients; 40 males and 20 females, from our Yaba, Eti-Osa and Ibeju-Lekki isolation facilities to reunite with their families and society. “The patients, 31 from the Mainland Read More

Updated: Kaduna records first Covid-19 death

May 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state has recorded its first Covid-19 death, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, has revealed. Speaking via her verified Twitter handle on Saturday, the Commissioner said the deceased is a retired civil servant who had concealed his recent travel to Kano. According to Dr Amina, the deceased, who had underlying medical conditions prior to testing positive Read More

Breaking: AIT’s Raymond Dokpesi, wife, 6 other family members test positive for Covid-19

May 1, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his daughter-in law along with six members of his family have tested positive for Coronavirus. High Chief Dokpesi and the affected family members have been evacuated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, where his son Read More

How Bayelsa recorded 4 new Covid-19 cases – Official

May 1, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Four persons related to a Bayelsa state index case of Covid-19 have tested positive for coronavirus-19. They were among the two hundred and four confirmed cases of the Covid-19 released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. The brought to five the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the state. Confirming this on Friday in Read More

Breaking: 2 returnees import new Covid-19 cases to Nasarawa

April 30, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Thursday, recorded two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to three. Governor Abdullahi Sule announced this in a press briefing at government house Lafia, the state capital. According to the governor, the victims are returnees from Lagos state. He said the two new cases who have been under quarantine at the Read More