BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

COVID-19, rumours and more rumours

October 17, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

When the driver takes an unfamiliar road we all remove our earphones to see properly! Rumours They get started by certain people that run their mouths without the facts, they take a story they’ve overheard and begin to add to it or subtract, now the original story gets ‘twisted’ and the believers are agitated because the stories they’ve just been Read More

U.S. donates over 3.5m COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria

October 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has donated over 3.5 million dozes of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria through the worldwide initiative ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, COVAX. A press statement by US embassy, Thursday, read in part: “The U.S. Mission in Nigeria is pleased to announce the arrival of 3,577,860 doses of Pfizer vaccine for the public health and benefit of the Read More

Covid-19 vaccination: FG hands deadline to civil servants

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has directed all its employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as this will soon become a prerequisite for gaining access into the various offices. Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced the new directive at its briefing on Wednesday. Mustapha said beginning from December 1, 2021 all federal government employees Read More

COVID-19: 1.6m Nigerians fully vaccinated- Official

September 15, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

Six months after Nigeria commenced vaccination of citizens against the rampaging coronavirus, 1.6 million eligible persons have been fully vaccinated. The Executive-Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, stated this at a briefing by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) Monday. Shuaib said 1,692,315 persons have received two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as approved Read More

Edo nurse dies of Covid-19

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A nurse in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of Edo state, has reportedly died of coronavirus-related illness. The unnamed health worker, 56 (male), was said to be a staff of Auchi General Hospital until his death on September 10, 2021. The state team leader on Covid-19, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, who disclosed this during the daily update of the pandemic, Read More

COVID-19: Edo to make vaccination compulsory for teachers

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Any public school teacher in Edo state who is yet to take the coronavirus vaccines by the middle of September will either choose between work or stay at home, the state government has said. The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamuyi Irowa, stated Thursday during the daily update of COVID-19 that the directive also apply to health Read More

DEM’s Covid-19 prevention initiative laudable

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global community was still smarting under the weight of the first and second waves of COVID-19 when a deadlier scourge, referred to as the Delta variant, crept in. This variant, believed to kill faster without its victims exhibiting notable symptoms has sucked mankind into a state of despair. The frustration currently faced by researchers all over the world is Read More

COVID-19: Edo SSG loses brother, govt deploys mobile vaccines

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts to stem the spread and mortality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edo state government has deployed mobile medical team to various locations and on request to vaccinate residents. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, disclosed this during the state’s COVID-19 daily review update in Benin City. Irowa expressed concern that some persons with partial vaccination Read More

Buhari to African underwriters: You’re the vaccination for African economic growth

September 6, 2021 David Agba 0

Nigeria President Mohamadu Buhari, opened the 47th African Insurance Organisation Monday in Lagos via virtual platform with bundles of commendation for the African insurance market with a privilege endorsement of the Nigerian insurance market for the support and solidarity vent it opened for the government to draw from during the pandemic lockdown and up and until now. It is also Read More

COVID-19: India vaccinates 10 million people daily

August 28, 2021 AFP 0

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The government has been stung by Read More

NCDC partners GTFCC, ICG, NPHCDA on cholera vaccine

August 25, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday submitted a cholera vaccination request to the International Coordinating Group (ICG) and the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC). Director-General NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, stated this while speaking to journalists in Abuja. He said the centre will also submit the vaccine request to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria begins phase 2 vaccination

August 17, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The second phase rollout of Coronavirus vaccine began Monday at an elaborate ceremony held at the Federal Medical Center , Jabi, Abuja. The first phase ended in July when all the available vaccines were exausted. The 4,000,080 Moderna vaccine doses donated by the United States of America was unvailed at the ceremony attended by the Secretary to the Government of Read More

Tug captain makes case for vaccination of seafarers

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

A female tugboat Captain, Canus Ebinipre Robinson has asked the federal government to ensure the prompt vaccination of seafarers. Robinson said the vaccination of seafarers should be given priority attention considering their tremendous impact on the economy of the country. “Most of these seafarers have families they take care of even in the midst of the spread of coronavirus. During Read More

Group offers free hepatitis test in Nasarawa

August 7, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Beacon Youth Initiative (BYI) in partnership with SHECA Foundation and Philips Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, Friday, offered free hepatitis tests to 600 People in Nasarawa state. Executive Director (ED) of BYI, Envoh Emmanuel Okolo, disclosed this in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital. “We have offered free hepatitis test to 600 people in Dakan Sarki and Kwandare communities, in Lafia local government,” he Read More

680,345 have received second dose of COVID-19 vaccines – NPHCDA

June 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Executive Director/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, has said at least 680,345 have received the second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while 1,978,808 have received the first doses as of June 15. Updating Nigerians Tuesday in Abuja during a press conference on the status of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, Shuaib said the federal Read More

COVID-19: Ensure equitable distribution of vaccines to all countries, experts tell developed nations

June 10, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and health experts within and outside Nigeria have called on the World Health Organisation (WHO), world leaders, vaccine manufacturers, public health organisations and concerned authorities to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are equitably distributed to Nigeria and other developing countries “as obtainable in developed countries.” They made their position known Wednesday in Read More

2021 HAJJ: FCT MPWB to run 2nd dose of COVID -19 vaccination

May 27, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that intending pilgrims from the territory are to take their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination from Monday, 31st May, 2021. A statement from the board’s spokesperson, Muhammad Lawal said the Director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru DanMallam gave assurances on the FCT Administration’s arrangements to ensure that intending pilgrims fulfill all Read More

COVID-19: 96% targeted Nigerians vaccinated – NPHCDA

May 26, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Executive Director /CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib , Tuesday, said the agency has provided first COVID-19 vaccine doses to 1, 929, 237 Nigerians. He stated at a press conference held at the NPHCDA headquarters, Abuja, that the number represents 96% of the targeted population. Dr. Shuaib said the agency has commenced Read More

Breaking: After 27 years, Bill, Melinda Gates divorce

May 3, 2021 BBC 0

Bill and Melinda Gates say they are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair wrote on Twitter. The two met in the late Read More

COVID-19: FG vaccinates 1.2m Nigerians, says hesitancy still strong

April 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 said Monday that 1,173,869 Nigerians have been vaccinated with the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccines.This was disclosed by the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha at a briefing in Abuja. He said the Presidential Steering Committee is concerned that vaccine hesitancy Read More

Appraising Shuaib’s leadership at NPHCDA

April 18, 2021 David Onmeje 0

Sometime in 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom, wisecracked; “Without health, people have nothing; without health, we have nothing as humanity.” Unmistakably, the global health specialist, re-echoed the indispensability of an excited and happier humanity only when it is steeped in good health. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and with over 200 million Read More

Why I won’t take COVID-19 vaccine – Oyedepo

April 18, 2021 Editor 0

The founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he would not take the COVID-19 vaccine. The Bishop said he won’t take it because he was not a guinea pig. Bishop Oyedepo described the vaccine as illegal. He said though the world was confused about the situation, the church has the answer. He Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria has vaccinated over 1 million people – NPHCDA

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

 The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced  that Nigeria had so far vaccinated over a million eligible people out of its target of 70 percent of the nation’s population. The NPHCDA disclosed this on its official Twitter handle, on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that for the country to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, Read More