Saturday, September 18, 2021

Health

September 17, 2021

COVID-19: Rivers United accuses Tanzania of holding players hostage

The Tanzanian government has held the players since September 12 and has refused to allow them to leave the country.

Rivers United Players
September 16, 2021

Fake nurse discovered in Lagos general hospital

The fake nurse was caught during a verification exercise by the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives.

NANNM
September 16, 2021

COVID-19: France suspends 3,000 health workers for being unvaccinated

Olivier Veran, France’s health minister, has announced the suspension of about 3000 health workers who have not received the COVID-19 vaccines.

Emmanuel Macron
September 16, 2021

COVID-19: U.S. TV host Wendy Williams tests positive for ‘breakthrough’ case

A vaccine breakthrough infection happens when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with COVID-19.

Wendy Williams
September 16, 2021

Eating wild meat increases zoonotic diseases risk: UN Report

Eating the meat of wild animals has significant impacts on most species protected under the CMS, including increasing the risk of zoonotic diseases.

September 16, 2021

Hazard Allowance: Buhari will pay if there’s money, says Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari will pay Nigerian health workers’ new hazard allowance if there is enough money in the federal government’s coffers.

Labour minister Chris Ngige and President Muhammadu Buhari
September 15, 2021

Edo locks out workers without COVID-19 vaccination card from offices

The Edo government began the ‘no vaccination card, no entry to government offices’ policy on Wednesday, saying it was a measure of commitment to protecting lives.

Edo governor Godwin Obaseki
September 15, 2021

COVID-19: U.S. cooking up stories to nail China, envoy says

Beijing has striven to push back the blame for the spread of the global pandemic which broke out in Wuhan in December 2019.

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping
September 15, 2021

Strike: Resident doctors, NMA fight over visit to Buhari

“For clarity, there is no provision in the NMA constitution for who should be in the NMA president’s delegation during courtesy visits.”

September 14, 2021

Only 2% of global COVID-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO

Home to more than 1.2 billion people, so far, just two countries in Africa have reached the 40 per cent target, the lowest of any region.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus