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Saving Lives : NNPC Donates Tissue Transplant Medical Equipment Worth Over N200M to Kano Teaching Hospital

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) donated tissue typing and cross match laboratory equipment worth over N200 million to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) Kano. “The installed equipment or reagents we are commissioning today is the first of its kind...

Africa has world’s highest burden of diseases, say experts

    …foreign drugs may not work for Africans   …clinical trials needed to develop current and future innovative inventions for prevention and curative   Africa’s public health challenges described as ``double barrel’’ has positioned it as the continent with the world’s highest burden of...

Clinical research in Nigeria: Experts decry dearth of infrastructure, data, funding

  The Director, Project Management and Business Development (Africa), Clinique Research Development Ltd, Ms Mutiah Ipaye-Macaulay, says Nigeria still lag behind in clinical research globally in the health sector. According to her, there is currently a void in clinical trials in...

Egypt records Africa’s first case of coronavirus

  Egypt has recorded Africa’s first first case of coronavirus (COVID-19), Reuters news agency has reported quoting state television. The health ministry said the person affected was a foreigner. Their nationality was not disclosed but that they had been identified based...

FG rush to reinforce defences against coronavirus – sets up 3 centers to test for deadly virus

The federal government is rushing to reinforce defences against the rapidly spreading coronavirus, as it recently acquired the necessary reagents to test for the presence of Covid-19 (corona virus) in suspected patients. The three designated laboratories are in Lagos, Abuja and...

Doctor who blew whistle over coronavirus has died – Wuhan Hospital

  A Chinese doctor who warned about the coronavirus in December and was reprimanded by Chinese authorities for "spreading rumors"  is dead after being infected by the illness. “In the fight against the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection, our...

Primary health care to run 24 hours service – minister

  Minister for Health Dr. Osagie Enahere has disclosed that the Primary health care centers have been standardized with the intention to provide 24 hours full service. He made the disclosure Thursday in Abuja while declaring open, a two-day meeting with...

President Buhari appoints Saad Ahmed as CMD, Federal Medical Centre

  President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday appointed Prof Saad Ahmed as the Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jabi, Abuja. The appointment takes effect from Feb. 16, 2020, according to a statement by Assistant Director, Press and Publicity in the Ministry of...

From Wuhan to West Africa – Living in an era of infectious disease outbreaks

  By Dr. Dr Adaeze Oreh The ongoing new corona virus (nCov) outbreak that was first reported in Wuhan, China mid-December 2019 causes a pneumonia-like illness and has so far killed about eighty-twoincluding a medical specialist and infected over 2800 people....

China calls for ‘resolute fight against deadly coronavirus as death toll rise to 106

  Officials in China revealed that the death toll from coronavirus outbreak has risen to 106, with the authorities in Hubei province, saying it killed 24 more people. Over 4,500 cases have also been confirmed nationwide. A mind-boggling 1,771 new cases have...
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DisCos slam Power Minister for taunting 13, 000MW as current generation capacity

  …says it’s out of this world but imaginative, untrue The 13,000 megawatts of electricity generation taunted by the Minister of...
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Buhari inaugurates Lawan, Omo-Agege’s aides as NASS Commission members

  President Mohammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated 12 members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) with Ahmed Kadi Amshi, a former aide to the...

Supreme Court dashes APC’s hope for Bayelsa governorship judgment review

  …awards N60m cost APC, Lyon, Degi-Eremienyo’s lawyers Nigeria’s Apex Court on Wednesday sealed the hope of a review of its judgment sacking the All Progressives...

Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline construction begins 2nd quarter of 2020 – NNPC

  …set to expand Domestic Gas Footprint from 1.1BSCF to 2.2BSCF …targets Nigeria as net exporter of petroleum products by 2023   The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)...