The United States has set aside $125 million to strengthen global capacity to detect viral spillover from wildlife to humans that could cause another pandemic. Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens – Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN) will partner global community to prepare for future human health threats. In a statement issued by The United States […]

The Federal Government is expected to receive over 1 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine monthly from the end of October 2021 procured through the African Union, AU. Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19, PSC, Boss Mustapha made this known on Monday at the national briefing in Abuja. He affirmed that over […]

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says ‘COVID-19 vaccine nationalism’ is hindering the efforts being made to restart the tourism sector, following the devastating blow it suffered as a result of the Pandemic. The Minister stated this in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, at the 44th Edition of the United Nations World Tourism Day […]

A group of lawyers from various countries known as the International Lawyers Assisting Workers, ILAW Network, is calling on the Nigerian government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU signed with trade unions in the health sector, including the Nigerian Medical Association. The lawyers, in a letter dated September 24, 2021, signed by its global […]

The Joint Health Sector Unions JOHESU and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations, AHPA, have responded to President Muhammadu Buhari, rejecting the composition of the newly inaugurated National Health Reform Committee, headed By the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The letter signed by JOHESU’s Acting National Secretary M.O Ajorutu says it wishes to on behalf of […]

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige is meeting with the executive of the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, in a bid to halt the workers planned to strike fixed for midnight of September 17. JOHESU had issued a 15-day strike notice to the federal government over non implementation of agreements reached. Chris Ngige, […]

The Federal Government says the 21-day ultimatum given by the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA is in direct collision with the Memorandum of Understanding, MOU signed on August 21, 2021. A statement by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan says the Federal Government is religiously implementing its own side of the […]

After 23 days of industrial  action,  the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors insist  the Federal Government must now withdraw its suit against them at the National Industrial Court as well as the ‘no work, no pay’ order already being implemented against its members. This is after the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), yesterday, rejected […]

Nigeria has received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the United kingdom. Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson said the donation from the UK government is part of the 80 million doses the country had pledged to support the Covid-19 fight. The vaccines, which were delivered through the COVAX facility, an organization […]

The four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated to Nigeria by the United States government through the COVAX facility have been certified safe and efficacious for administration on Nigerians. Speaking at the bi-weekly ministerial press conference yesterday in Abuja, NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, observed that the agency painstakingly monitored all incoming vaccines. […]

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