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Zambia President Sacks Health Minister With Immediate Effect

Zambia’s presidency has announced the sacking of the country’s Health Minister, arrested for alleged graft last year but cleared of charges. Mr Chitalu Chilufya, 48, was held in June 2020, following accusations that he used ill-gotten gains to acquire property. A Court cleared him of the charges in August due to lack of evidence and […]

COVID-19: Senegal Announces Curfew On Capital

Senegal has announced a night-time curfew on two regions including the capital Dakar to help combat the spread of coronavirus. President Macky Sall, in a television announcement late Tuesday, January 5, 2021, said a 9pm-5am curfew would be imposed on Dakar and Thies; adding that the measure would take effect from Wednesday, January 6, 2021. […]

Lagos Govt Confirms Senator Ajimobi Died From Failure Of Multiple

The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, died from multiple organs failure, following complications from Coronavirus infection. The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, confirmed this via his verified Twitter handle on Friday, June 26, 2020. He revealed that Senator Ajimobi died on Thursday, June 26, 2020, at a […]

Reps Question Health Minister On Whereabouts, Activities Of Chinese Doctors

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives have questioned the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, demanding full details of the activities and whereabouts of the Chinese Doctors. The Lawmakers at their plenary on Tuesday, May 19, 3020, said they are not satisfied with the statement of the Minister that the Chinese Doctorate are not guests […]

COVID-19: Minister Tells Doctors Not To Indulge In Unauthorised Treatment

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on Medical Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals to shun unauthorised treatment of persons infected with Coronavirus. He made the call on Thursday, May 7, 2020, during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja. He said: “All healthcare professionals and associated personnel […]

COVID-19: Minister Says 113 Health Workers Are Infected

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has revealed that 113 health workers have been infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr Ehanire who made the announcement during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Thursday, April 30, 2020, said the rapid speed of Coronavirus community transmission is a major concern for the PTF, but a bigger […]

South Africa Ramps Up Coronavirus Screening As Cases Rise

South Africa is ramping up its Coronavirus screening and testing programmes, as the number of cases in the country rise to 2,272. Officials who disclosed this on Monday, April 13, 2020, noted that the Country with the most recorded cases on the continent launched a public mobile mass screening and quarantine campaign just under two […]

COVID-19: Chinese Medical Team Arrives Abuja

A 15-man Medical Team from China has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Team arrived in Nigeria in a chartered Air Peace aircraft on Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2020. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehainre was at the Airport to receive the Medical Team who are expected to assist Nigeria in efforts […]

COVID-19: FG Approves $150 Million Stabilisation Fund

The Federal Government has announced the approval of $150million stabilisation fund to meet shortfalls in monthly allocations. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, announced this on Monday, April 6, 2020, in Abuja during a media briefing on the measures to tackle the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the economy. […]

Coronavirus: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed twenty new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.  In a tweet on its official handle, the NCDC noted that 13 of the cases were confirmed in Lagos State, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Kaduna State, and one in Oyo State. Earlier on Monday, […]