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Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families have lost at least one member to the virus and numbers are escalating even in...

Coronavirus cases rise in Nigeria as lockdown eases

  Part of Nigeria’s success in blunting the spread of a coronavirus outbreak had been a fierce lockdown — the largest in Africa, with over 200 million people under the restrictions. But the government has loosened the rules over the...

Escape of Covid-19 Patient in Abia Sparks Fear of Further Infection

    The coronavirus flare-up in Nigeria may spread again after a patient escaped from a holding facility in Abia state, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected 8,733 across the nation. The Abia state government said Mr. Emmanuel Ononiwu, absconded...

Nigeria validates three local cure for coronavirus

  The Federal Government on Wednesday said it is validating three out of numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this...

New Study: No evidence hydroxychloroquine treats covid-19

  A large observational study involving 96,000 patients in the United States of America shows no evidence that an antimalarial drug treats the coronavirus. The study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal lancet shows hydroxychloroquine can actually cause harm and was linked to...

ln spite of sack threat, Kaduna health workers begin 7-day warning strike

  Unperturbed by Gov. Nasir El-Rufai's sack threat, health workers in Kaduna State have begun a seven-day warning strike to press home their demands. An indication to this was contained in a communiqué at the end of the joint meeting of...

22-year-old COVID-19 patient delivered of twins in Lagos

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri A 22-year-old COVID-19 patient was delivered of twins at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), on Tuesday. The hospital confirmed the birth of the twins; a boy and a girl, in a statement posted on its Twitter...

NCDC has tested 33,970 specimens for coronavirus in Nigeria

    How many coronavirus tests have been conducted in Nigeria? For the first time since February, the federal government has an answer. The Nigeria Centers for Disease Control, NCDC, now say that 33,970 coronavirus tests have been conducted nationwide. These...

Most states loosen restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Lagos

  The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos state continued to rise on Sunday as some states in Nigeria lifts restrictions allowing some nonessential businesses to reopen. NCDC health officials reported more than 330 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday,...

COVID-19: FG to private hospitals: Hands off virus management for risk of infection

  Hospitals rejecting non-COVID-19 patients causing unnecessary deaths   The Federal Government has asked private hospitals to steer clear of the management of COVID-19 for now due to the risk of infection.   It advised Nigerians who felt the symptoms of the disease to...
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Reprieve as ICPC withdraws N1.1b fraud charge against ex-Customs boss, Dikko

  After about two years of evading trial, a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Inde Dikko and two...
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Another teenage female student gang-raped, stabbed to death in Ibadan

  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student has been fatally raped in...

Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...

After self-isolation, Abia Gov. Ikpeazu says test negative for COVID-19

        After some days in self-isolation for being unwell, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he has tested negative for COVID-19.   The governor also said...