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World Blood Donor Day: Give Blood, Keep The World Beating

Ever thought of the need to voluntarily donate blood at least, once every three months? Certainly, blood donation is an act many people would initially cringe at until they realise the benefits are for the donors as much as for the receivers. The donor is at lower risk of suffering a heart attack, developing cancer, […]

COVID-19: FG Extends Work-From-Home Directive For Workers Till June 11

As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government has extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below. According to the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, […]

Commonwealth Heads of Govt Summit Postponed

The year 2021 summit of Commonwealth Heads of Government has been postponed for a second time. This is because of the Coronavirus pandemic. According to an announcement by the Commonwealth Secretariat, the meeting, scheduled to take place on Monday, June 21, 2021, in Kigali, would now be postponed to an unspecified date in the future. […]

Mental Health: Expert Traces Causes Of Depression

A renowned Psychiatrist and Director of the World Health Organization Centre at the University of Ibadan, Professor Oye Gureje has whittled down the insinuation that sit tight syndrome among African leaders or official misconduct in public office may be due to some mental imbalance. Professor Gureje who featured on the BCOS TV breakfast programme, AM120, […]

NCDC Confirms Human Cases Of Bird Flu in Seven States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has revealed that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called Bird Flu. NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, announced this in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja. He was giving highlights of the epidemiological situation […]

Ogun Governor, Dapo Abiodun Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Ogun State Governor, Mr Dapo Abiodun has taken his first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Governor took the vaccine at the Governor’s office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the State capital. His deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, and two frontline health workers were also administered the vaccine. The Governor, after taking the vaccine said, “Taking our doses is, […]

SGF, Health Minister, Other PTF Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and other members of the PTF have received the AstraZeneca vaccines. They took the first jabs of the vaccine on Monday, March 8, 2021, at the briefing of the Task Force […]

WHO Team Visits Wuhan Hospital That Received First COVID-19 Patients

The team of World Health Organization experts investigating the origins of the Coronavirus have visited the Wuhan hospital that received the first confirmed Coronavirus cases, before a scheduled tour of a propaganda exhibition celebrating China’s recovery from the pandemic. The group was driven to the Jinyintan Hospital on Saturday, January 30, 2021, the first hospital […]

WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan For Virus Investigation

A team of experts from the World Health Organization has arrived in Wuhan to probe the origins of the Coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, as China reported its first death from COVID-19 in eight months. Channels TV reports that the 10 Scientists landed for their much-delayed mission, met by Chinese officials in […]

China Blocks WHO Team From Entering Country To Find COVID-19

An expert mission to China to find the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic stumbled before it even began, with the Head of the World Health Organisation complaining that Beijing was blocking the Team from entering the country. WHO Chief, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he was “very disappointed” with the last-minute bar on entry, in […]