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Buhari embarks on a 2-weeks ”routine” medical check-up on Tuesday

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Following the strike embarked on by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), minister of labour, Dr Chris Ngige, has given reasons why doctors in the country are still being paid N5,000 as hazard allowance. According to the former Anambra state governor, the reason is that the doctors have not called for a review of …

The official driver to the president, Sa’idu Afaka, has died after a prolonged illness. Making the news of his death public. the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu, said he died on Tuesday at the state house clinic. While condoling with the family of the deceased, Pesident Buhari described …

Minister of labour, Dr Chris Ngige, has dared striking doctors threatening to invoke “weapons in the labour laws” on resident doctors if they refused to back down on the ongoing strike — after government meets some of their demands. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had on Thursday embarked on an indefinite strike over …

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to London,UK on Tuesday for a ”routine” medical check-up. Disclosing this piece of news is Mr Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, who said the trip is strictly “routine”. In a statement released on Monday, Mr Adesina said the president will first meet …

Government Girls College, Mabera, has been shut down by the Sokoto state government following the outbreak of cholera disease in the state. Announcing the closure of the school is Kulu Haruna, the state commissioner for science and technology, saying the move was done to curtail the spread of the disease and subsequently address the situation. …

Following the growing list of countries that have banned the use of AstraZeneca vaccine due to the side effects, the Lagos state government has assured residents of the safety of the vaccine. The governor in a statement issued through his Chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile said the news making the rounds about the use of …

The first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has arrived Nigeria The news of the arrival of the vaccine was made public by Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, through his Twitter handle on Tuesday. JUST IN: The first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines has arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, …

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) on Monday disclosed that Israeli researchers have developed a kidney-on-chip platform to test the effectiveness of drugs. The innovative technology enables the rapid development of drugs with the help of bionic chips, without the need for animal testing.The platform, developed in a new study published in the journal Science …

As the second wave of the dreaded corona virus continues to bite harder, chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) and secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha says Nigeria will receive four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Mr Mustapha made this disclosure in a message on Saturday night. Similarly, …

The Ondo Government on Tuesday faulted the figures for the COVID-19 situation in the state released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).The rejection is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner for Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye in Akure. “The NCDC report created an impression that the state was now the most …