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Tunisia Government sacks Health Minister

  Grace Okon The  Premier of Tunisia, Hichem Mechichi  has announced the sacking of Faouzi Mehdi, the former minister of health in Tunisia over the overwhelming caseload of COVID-19 that left more than 17,000 people dead. Mechihi in a statement added that the Minister’s performance is poor pointing to  lack …

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FG reopens first dose of COVID-vaccine, extends second dose

Bukola Afeni The Executive Director of National Public HealthCare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib said the Federal Government has reopened the administration of the first dose of the vaccine, and also extended the administration of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine till the 5th of July 2021. He disclosed …

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Abacha Restituted Funds: Another Re-loot in The Camouflage of National Safety-nets Projects?

    Nigeria confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020, since then, the numbers of confirmed cases have risen exponentially. On March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a total lockdown on COVID-19 hotspots in the country, including the commercial hub, Lagos, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. The president had said the lockdown was …

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NPHCDA urge Journalists to pay attention to details

  Bukola Afeni The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has called on media practitioners to pay attention to statistical details in future, so that members of the public can remain guided by correct and truthful information, all the time. The Executive Director, Dr Faisal Shuaib made the disclosure in …

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Connected Development, Budgit, others task citizens to hold Government accountable regarding COVID-19 fund disbursement

Bukola Afeni The Chief Executive Officer of Connected Development, Hamzat Lawal, has called on all Nigerians to engage with the government  in the aspect of accountability of funds disbursed during COVID-19 pandemic. He made the disclosure while speaking at a conference on COVID-19 transparency and accountability project, organized by CODE …

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Experts urge Nigerians to adhere strictly to COVID-19 guideline

  Bukola Afeni Stakeholders in the health sector has called on all Nigerians to prevent the spread of C0VID-19 virus, by adhering to guidelines stipulated by regulatory health agencies. The experts made the disclosure at  a media dialogue on immunization (Routine Immunization and COVID-19 vacination) in Yola. Speaking at the …

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NPHCDA says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency said the organization is aware of precautionary concerns that have been raised regarding one specific batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, namely ABV5300. The agency made the disclosure in a statement signed by Mohammed Ohitoto, the head of the Public relations unit of NPHCDA. …

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NPHCDA implores Traditional rulers to sensitize citizen on COVID-19

Bukola Afeni The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib has implored Traditional Leaders to assist in enlightening their subjects about COVID-19 and vaccine usage. He made the disclosure at a meeting with Traditional leaders in Abuja He assured Nigerians that any investment in the …

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FG placed orders for 10 million doses of vaccines

Bukola Afeni The Minister of Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie said the Federal Government has placed order for 10 million doses of vaccines through the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) of the Africa Union Commission. He said the AVATT team has secured 270 million doses, with the $2billion backing by …

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UNILORIN announces phased reopening of schools

Bukola Afeni The Management of the University of Ilorin in compliance with directive of the Federal Government has announced a phased reopening of the institution for the formal resumption of academic activities beginning from January 25th, 2021. The Management in a statement signed by Kunle Akogun, the Director of Corporate …

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