Tag Archives: Health

ICYMI: Nigeria’s First Professor Of Criminology, Femi Odekunle, Is Dead

Femi Odekunle, Nigeria’s first professor of criminology and a a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has died from Coronavirus complications, TheCable reports. His death was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu who shared his condolences in a statement sent to Premium Times. He wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed utmost shock…

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Nigerian Medical Association Seeks Life Insurance For Healthcare Workers Over COVID-19

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has urged the Nigerian Government to provide comprehensive life insurance for doctors and other health care workers that risk their lives in the line of duty. Chairman of NMA in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Enema Amodu, who demanded adequate protection for its members in a statement on Monday, noted that…

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Nigeria Records 10 More Deaths, 397 New Infections Of COVID-19

Nigeria on Monday recorded more deaths from COVID-19 as the country continues to battle the second phase of the infection. On Monday, 10 more people died from the virus as Nigeria recorded 397 new cases, one of the lowest daily figures in December. Nigeria has now recorded 1,264 deaths, according to the country’s infectious disease outfit, NCDC. In the…

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Lagos Seals Nightclubs, Event Centres And Others For Flouting COVID-19 Protocols

The Lagos State Government has sealed about 12 facilities for defying the Federal Government’s directive on COVID-19 as it concerns social and recreational centres. In a statement issued on Sunday by the Director-General of Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, some of the facilities include DNA Night Club, Buzz Bar, Silverfox, Cocoon. Others include Westend…

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Nigeria’s Minister Of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. She announced this a day after Christmas on Saturday December 26, in a statement she personally signed and released, saying that she has gone into isolation and is receiving treatment.   “Following interaction with individuals that later show asymptomatic sign of…

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Nigeria Reports Seven More COVID-19 Deaths, Infection Toll Exceeds 84,000

As Nigeria officially confirmed entering the second wave of COVID-19, more people are dying from the virus and health experts are calling for a strong government response. The country has recorded 1,254 deaths as of Sunday after seven more people succumbed to the disease in the previous 24 hours, according to the country’s infectious disease outfit, Nigeria…

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Lagos Reiterates COVID-19 Guidelines On Weddings, Religious Activities & Others

The Lagos State government grappling with the coronavirus pandemic has issued 13 guidelines to limit the spread of the illness in the state. According to the guidelines, reissued on Friday December 25, it is now mandatory for prospective couples to obtain clearance from the Lagos State Safety Commission before weddings can take place. Also, Churches and mosques were also…

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American Actor, Shemar Moore, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

American actor, Shemar Moore has tested positive for Coronavirus. The 50-year-old actor who is the lead character in CBS’ “S.W.A.T.” series revealed this on Instagram on Thursday December 24. Moore disclosed that he first thought it was food poisioning till he underwent the test. He wrote; “I thought I had food poisoning… chills and aches all day today……

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Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Records 712 New Infections Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 712 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The latest figure of the pandemic was announced on the NCDC’s verified website late Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria recorded the lowest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in at least three days…

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