FG reveals how long COVID-19 ‘ll last… It’s a scam – varsity dons

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday received briefing from members of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha. The president would address Nigerians following the expiration of the first phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown imposed on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kano, Lagos Read More

US rolls out drug for Coronavirus treatment

May 1, 2020 BBC 0

The US Food and Drug Administration gives emergency approval for the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir Gilead Sciences is donating 1.5 million vials of the drug to help patients Health Secretary Matt Hancock says there has been an “unprecedented” rise in coronavirus testing in the UK He says the target of 100,000 daily tests has been met – Labour says the Read More

Don’t use Africans as lab rats for COVID-19 vaccine, AU ECOSOCC tells Europe

April 7, 2020 John Oba 0

The Africa Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) Nigeria home office has warned against the plan by some scientists from Europe to use Africans as lab rats for vaccines being tested on COVID-19 pandemic. The Nigeria Representative, Mr Oba Olasunkanmi John, in a statement in Abuja, Monday said though the Council commiserates with  European countries and  other nations of Read More

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Taraba to vaccinate 639, 713 kids against measles, meningitis

November 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The State Primary Health Care Development Agency at the weekend launched a campaign targeted at vaccinating over 600, 000 children for measles and meningitis in the 16 local government areas of the state. Executive director of the agency, Aminu Jauro Hassan, stated this in Jalingo during an advocacy meeting organised for journalists in the state. The meeting which held at Read More

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Typhoid: Can vaccine end this most misdiagnosed disease in Nigeria?

July 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

“Typhoid fever” has long been recognized as one of the most diagnosed diseases in Nigeria. The challenge is that when diagnosed properly, typhoid fever is actually a life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. It is usually spread through contaminated food or water, and symptoms, including prolonged fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain are very similar to those Read More

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WHO to immunise 1.2m against yellow fever in Borno

February 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that it was set to immunise 1.2 million people against yellow fever in Borno state. The WHO Country Representative and National Surveillance Officer, Terna Momhwange, said this while speaking with journalists at the inoculation centre in Bakkassi Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPs) in Maiduguri. According to him, about one million doses of vaccines have Read More