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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni further toughened virus curbs on Sunday night, including ordering the closure of schools, to stem a worrying rise in local transmissions. Schools will be closed from Monday for six weeks and most gatherings, save for weddings and funerals in small groups, were banned. Non-essential travel between districts was suspended and a […]

The governors of the six South-West states of Nigeria have condemned the killings in Igangan, a community in Ibarapa, Oyo State. The governors have also directed the Commanders of the South West Security Network, Amotekun, to convoke a joint security meeting of all Commanders in the South-West with a view to commencing joint operations in […]

The Lagos State Government says it has embarked on an advocacy to encourage proper plastic waste disposal to reduce environmental pollution. It added that through its creation of waste-to-wealth initiatives, residents would get paid in exchange for recyclable waste, thereby reducing the impact of climate change on the state. The General Manager of the Lagos […]

In the four decades since the first cases of what would come to be known as AIDS were documented, scientists have made huge strides in HIV treatment, transforming what was once a death sentence into a manageable condition. What we still don’t have is a vaccine that would train human immune systems to ward off […]

The challenges around Nigeria’s health sector exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have come to the fore with the production of a documentary film tagged ‘UNMASKED’, which was recently unveiled in Lagos. Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic is a major public health concern exposing the vicissitudes of the healthcare system of various countries. In Nigeria, it was […]

 A Consultant Psychiatrist at the Drug Abuse Unit, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Dr. Sunday Amosu, has advised pregnant women to stay away from tobacco use, warning that babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are prone to suffering from repeated pneumonia within one year of their birth. Amosu said women who use tobacco […]

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has bemoaned the recent spate of attacks on the country’s rail lines, especially from Warri in Delta state to Itakpe in Kogi state, which the corporation had started using for haulage of pipes. The national oil company noted that destruction of pipelines and the growing attacks on the rail […]

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Tedos Ghebreyesus, says smokers have up to a 50 percent higher risk of developing severe diseases and death from COVID-19. Ghebreyesus said this in a message to commemorate World No Tobacco Day, globally marked on May 31 annually, to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use […]

Benue recorded the highest figures for new infections by reporting 178 new cases, Lagos – 10, Ondo – 6, FCT–4, Kaduna – 4, while Plateau reported one new infection. The NCDC says this latest report includes: “Backlog of data from Benue and Nasarawa States recorded from February to May 2021 and 0 cases recorded from […]

The National Youth Service Corps, Anambra State, says it has vaccinated 231 corps members against COVID-19 at its Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Permanent Orientation Camp. The Coordinator of the NYSC in Anambra, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Awka on Tuesday, noting that the corps members were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca […]