IMN expresses concern over FG’s refusal to allow El-Zakzaky, wife access to proper medication

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Wednesday, expressed worry over the refusal of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to allow its Leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, to have access to proper medical care. The Secretary of the Academic Forum of IMN, Abdullahi Muhammad Musa, in a statement in Abuja, said President Buhari and his government would be held responsible if anything should … Continue reading IMN expresses concern over FG’s refusal to allow El-Zakzaky, wife access to proper medication

EFCC Arraigns Benue University Hospital Chairman, Others for Alleged N24.6m Fraud

The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned the Chairman of Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Professor John Ibu alongside Chief Abukenchi Suleiman and his company, ADB Motors Venters Nigeria Limited before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State on charges of conspiracy and obtaining N24, 650,000 (Twenty-Four Million, Six Hundred and Fifty … Continue reading EFCC Arraigns Benue University Hospital Chairman, Others for Alleged N24.6m Fraud

Chidinma/Ataga : Health experts warn against the abuse of roofies, others

…. Say food cooked with paracetamol can damage kidney,liver Public health experts and anti-substance abuse campaigners have warned of the dangers of drug abuse on the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. They also cautioned Nigerians, especially food vendors, to desist from the practice of using paracetamol as tenderiser in cooking meat and beans, saying it can cause kidney and … Continue reading Chidinma/Ataga : Health experts warn against the abuse of roofies, others

Matt Hancock quits as health secretary after breaking social distance guidance

Matt Hancock has resigned as health secretary after he breached social distancing guidance by kissing a colleague. In a letter to the PM he said the government “owe it to people who have sacrificed so much in this pandemic to be honest when we have let them down”. Boris Johnson said he was “sorry” to receive the resignation. It comes after pictures emerged of him … Continue reading Matt Hancock quits as health secretary after breaking social distance guidance

At Civil Service Week Celebration, State House Recognises COVID-19 Role Models, Others

As part of events marking the 2021 Civil Service Week celebration, the management of State House has held a ceremony to recognize and celebrate role models that continuously rendered outstanding services in spite of the COVID-19, maintaining a high level of commitment to the civil service rules, values, and ideals. The Celebration is part of the UN Public Service Day, held on June 23 each … Continue reading At Civil Service Week Celebration, State House Recognises COVID-19 Role Models, Others

COVID 19: Saudi Arabia donates medical items worth $1b to Nigeria

Saudi Arabia Government has donated medical items worth $1 billion to the Nigerian government to strengthen its response to the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. The donated medical items include 23 ventilators, good number of surgical sterile gowns, non-sterile surgical gowns, surgical mask and nitrite gloves. Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, Olusegun Adetola, in a statement, indicated that Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Nigeria, … Continue reading COVID 19: Saudi Arabia donates medical items worth $1b to Nigeria

WTO Considers Nigeria As Vaccine Production Hub

World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs with Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Director-General WTO said on Monday during a virtual meeting, “We have now seen that over-centralization of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis situation.’’ “Regional production hubs, in tandem with … Continue reading WTO Considers Nigeria As Vaccine Production Hub

Obamacare: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act leaving it in place

The Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in a decision that will leave the law intact and save health care coverage for millions of Americans. The justices turned away a challenge from Republican-led states and the former Trump administration, which urged the justices to block the entire law. The justices said that the challengers of the 2010 law did not have … Continue reading Obamacare: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Affordable Care Act leaving it in place

Second batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine expected next month – FG

The Federal Government Tuesday disclosed that it is expecting the delivery of the second batch of 3.92 million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine between the end of July and early in August this year. It noted that the vaccines which will be gotten through the COVAX facility will be from non-Indian sources like South Korea, due to the pandemic situation in India. It further stated … Continue reading Second batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine expected next month – FG