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Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government has announced plans to invite all researchers and herbal medicinal practitioners in the country to a summit to verify claims of their having a cure for COVID-19. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu,...
Priscilla Ediare, Ado-EkitiThe Ekiti State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Wale Fapohunda, has tested positive for COVID-19.Fapohunda disclosed this via his twitter page @AGWalefapohunda on Sunday night.He tweeted, ”The result of my second covid-19 test came out positive today. In line with the established protocols, I have...
The Sokoto State Government on Sunday received three locally fabricated motorised modular fumigators donated by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Aminu Abdullahi, Director of Press, Sokoto State Deputy Governor’s Office.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months. The NCDC, which made this known on its official twitter handle, also recorded two deaths in...
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak. “It’s a bad combination of pandemic and social media and people looking for a very simple explanation,”...
Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) and the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) have condemned the Federal Government’s decision to reopen schools in the face of rising cases in the country. Paediatricians said it was obvious that Nigerian healthcare system was ill-equipped to absorb...
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Government has disclosed that Madagascar herbal remedy, can cure cough but not COVID-19. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said the Madagascar herbal product has not shown that it has any curative powers for COVID-19.
Okey Sampson, Umuahia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, yesterday, resumed work after recovering from COVID-19 which kept him away from the state for over a month. He charged Abians to obey protocols directives as enunciated by NCDC.
HomeCover Lagos seals 10 clubs, religious centres for flouting protocols 23rd July 20200SHARES Lagos government has sealed over 10 social and religious centres over non-compliance with...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it has received more than 20 applications for the N67 billion grants under its Healthcare Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme (HSRDIS). CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this during the inauguration of the BoE yesterday. He explained that...

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