Wednesday, October 20, 2021


October 19, 2021

Cost of anti-snake venom serum increases by 100%

A vial of anti-snake venom serum which used to cost between N23,000 and N25,000 now costs more than N45,000.

October 19, 2021

New malaria vaccine not completely reliable: Virologist

The virologist said the vaccine is effective against one of four species of Plasmodium responsible for malaria.

October 19, 2021

Kaduna, Abia, Delta lead new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

The 89 fresh cases reported on Monday indicate a decrease from the 125 cases reported the previous day in the country.

October 19, 2021

WHO names Chelsea legend Drogba ambassador

World Health Organisation has announced football legend Didier Drogba from Côte d’Ivoire as its new Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health.

October 18, 2021

13 U.S. soldiers, 10 civilians in South Korea test positive for COVID-19

The total number of infections among U.S. security personnel in South Korea rose to 1,525.

October 18, 2021

DR Congo reports three new Ebola cases: WHO

A total of 12 cases, including six deaths, have been reported since the last Ebola outbreak on February 7.

October 18, 2021

Taliban agrees to door-to-door polio vaccination

In the past, vaccination teams in areas controlled by the Taliban had repeatedly encountered difficulties.

October 18, 2021

Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin wants ogogoro ban lifted

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin Azibaola Roberts has called on the government to lift the ban on ogogoro (local gin).

October 18, 2021

Bauchi to spend N7 million to fumigate six LGAs

The Bauchi government says it has earmarked N7 million to fumigate six out of 20 local government areas in its fight against mosquitoes.

October 17, 2021

NCDC records 35 deaths, 376 new COVID-19 infections

The 376 fresh cases from Saturday indicate an increase from the 167 cases reported on Friday.