Nigeria: Development of Nigerian Covid-19 Vaccine Underway - Osinbajo
[Leadership] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria has made significant progress in developing a vaccine to tackle the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) since the nation recorded its first case last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 and Reopening of Schools
[This Day] The House of Representatives argues that the reopening of schools is ill-timed, writes Peter Kumu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nation's Human Rights Record in 2020
[allAfrica] An excerpt on Nigeria from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for those parents who have had to balance work, personal life, children and elderly, providing home schooling or facilitating virtual learning, managing infection control within the home, and more, all while being disconnected from support services. Beyond all this, other mediators and moderators play a key role in outcomes for parents and children, including their function and adaptation – sociodemographic, exposure, negative events,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Education Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - PMB Approves N6.45 Billion for 38 Oxygen Plants
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N6.45billion for the setting up of gas plants in 38 locations nationwide in a bid to enhance the treatment of COVID-19 patients who need oxygen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Governors Raise the Alarm Over Rising Cases
[Leadership] Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have raised the alarm over the rising COVID-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Islamic Leader El-Zakzaky's Wife Contracts Covid-19 in Prison
[This Day] Zeena Ibraheem, the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has contracted COVID-19 in prison at a correctional centre in Kaduna State (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Sanwo-Olu Commissions Armoured Shield Isolation Centre in Lagos
[This Day] In its effort to bridge the gap between preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently commissioned the Armoured Shield Isolation Centre in Victoria Island area of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mixed Grill Over Reopening of Schools
[Vanguard] Finally, the Federal Government last week gave the go ahead that schools at all levels could reopen from January 18 after days of pressure and suspense as to the appropriateness or otherwise of doing so. To say the government was under intense pressure from those opposed to the reopening and those in support, would be an understatement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Students, Landlords Tango Over Rent During School Closure
[Vanguard] When schools at all levels were closed last March as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus disease in the country, nobody envisaged that the closure would take nearly a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 and 2021 Tokyo Olympics
[Vanguard] ON September 7, 2013, at the 125th International Olympic Committee, IOC, Session in Buenos Aires, Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The Games were scheduled to commence on July 24, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Researchers Advocate Training Drug Sellers to Prevent Maternal Deaths
[This Day] With various factors contributing steadily to maternal deaths at 512 of every 100,000 live births, researchers have called for training of drug sellers in Lagos, and Nigeria to prevent deaths from unsafe abortions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: TB Joshua Urges Nigerians to Accept Covid-19 Vaccine
[Premium Times] The founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Joshua, has appealed to Nigerians to accept the approved COVID-19 vaccines as a way of ending the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 17 Percent of Nigerians Don't Believe Covid-19 Is Real - Report
[Premium Times] Only 39.9 per cent of the respondents said they would take a COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Osun Commissioner, Oyetola's Aide Test Positive for Covid-19
[Premium Times] All drivers in the governor's convoy, domestic staff, and aides attached to senior government officials have been mandated to take COVID-19 test. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: PDP Confirms Akwa Ibom Chairman Died of Covid-19
[Premium Times] The late PDP chairman was a strong political ally of the Akwa Ibom State Governor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos to Treat Malaria-Like Symptoms As Covid-19 - Governor
[Premium Times] "Over the last few weeks, the demands for oxygen has risen from 70 six-litre cylinders per day to 350 six-litre cylinders in our Yaba Mainland Hospital." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Associations of government-mandated closures, restrictions with mobility, SARS-CoV-2 infections in Nigeria
(JAMA Network) This observational study examined how   COVID-19-related government-mandated closures and restrictions were associated with changes in mobility and the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - We Opposed Jan. 18 School Resumption - Govt
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government on Monday said it was against the resumption of schools on January 18. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Kano Reintroduces Ban On Viewing, Event Centres
[Premium Times] The Kano government directs civil servants to stay at home as COVID-19 related deaths rise to 70. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Threatens Second Lockdown Over Low Compliance With Covid-19 Protocols
[This Day] The federal government yesterday warned of another lockdown if Nigerians continue to disregard non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Releases U.S.$25 Million for Covid-19 Vaccine Production
[Premium Times] Nigeria has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks and increased mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Could Receive 10 Million More Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines By March - Minister
[Premium Times] Mr Ehanire says preparations are ongoing to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - How Prepared Are Nigerian Universities As Schools Resume?
[Premium Times] The Federal Government has directed schools to resume on Monday even as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: As Schools Resume Today...
[This Day] The authorities must ensure that students and teachers adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Arrest Peddlers of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines, NMA Tells Govt
[This Day] The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has urged the federal government to apprehend all those involved in the circulation of fake COVID-19 vaccines in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Concerns Mount As Nigerian Schools Reopen Today Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases
[This Day] As learning institutions reopen today, concerns continue to rise following an insistence by teachers that necessary measures have not been put in place in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols established by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Aviation Roundtable Urges Domestic Operators to Consider Merger
[Vanguard] Dr Gabriel Olowo, President, Aviation Roundtable (ART) has urged domestic airlines to consider merger due to the present rise in the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Experts Worry, As Gaps in National Response Drive New Cases
[Vanguard] Amidst concerns that the COVID-19 virus has infected more people in the country than have been reported, health watchers argue that gaps in the nation's testing protocol and inadequacies in contact tracing among others, are undermining containment efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: As Covid-19 Spreads Further, Country's Weekly Deaths Increase
[Premium Times] Nigeria also recorded more new COVID-19 cases last week than all, but one, previous weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: As Covid-19 Spreads Further, Nigeria's Weekly Deaths Increase
[Premium Times] Nigeria also recorded more new COVID-19 cases last week than all, but one, previous weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Enugu Targets Additional 710,149 Residents for Vaccination
[Vanguard] The Enugu State Government has extended its yellow fever vaccination to three Local Government Areas and targeting additional 710,149 residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Administered - Official
[Premium Times] Mr Okposen says the vaccines against COVID-19 will only be administered to Nigerians after certification by NAFDAC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Responsible for Over 25 Deaths in Benue - Official
[Premium Times] Officials as Benue residents to avoid using untreated water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerians in the NBA - Achiuwa, Okoro Post More Minutes in Covid-19 Disrupted Season
[Premium Times] Nigerian rookies getting lots of playing time in the NBA (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fake Covid-19 Vaccines in Circulation, NAFDAC Warns
[Vanguard] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Friday alerted of circulation of fake vaccines in Nigeria even as it disclosed that It has not approved any vaccines or receive any application from Covid Vaccine manufacturers yet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Prevalence of Substance Abuse
[This Day] Government could do more to contain the menace (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Expert Cautions Govt Against Politicisation of Covid-19 Vaccines Distribution
[This Day] A former consultant to the Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Rekevwe Ugwumba, has faulted the vaccination sharing formula across states in Nigeria, which was released by the federal government yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NAFDAC Raises the Alarm Over Fake Covid-19 Vaccine in Nigeria
[This Day] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it had received reports of the importation of fake vaccine into Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Closes NIN Registration Centre in SGF's Office Over Covid-19 Scare
[This Day] The federal government has ordered the immediate closure of the National Identity Numbers (NIN) registration centre located in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Releases N63.8bn for Covid-19 Response
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government released the total sum of N63.8 billion for COVID-19 response for the period that covered between March and June 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Agents of Covid-19 Spread
[This Day] By now, many Nigerians who have been living in denial about the existence and reality of COVID-19 should have been convinced to the contrary. If their loved ones have not contacted the disease or even died, they must have heard of someone they know who have also contacted the disease or even died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: LASU Shuts Hostels As 3 Students Test Positive for Covid-19
[Leadership] Three students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, have tested positive for COVID-19, compelling closure of all hostels in the college. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: CFOs Urged to Redefine Roles to Match Covid-19
[This Day] As organisations enter recovery phase in the wake of COVID-19, experts have said new challenges and realities would need to be approached with technology at the center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fake Covid-19 Vaccines in Circulation, NAFDAC Warns
[Vanguard] Cautions against use of vaccines without Agency's approval (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Has Depleted Ranks of Nigeria's Leadership - Obasanjo
[Vanguard] Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that the nation's ranks of dedicated and resourceful patriotic leaders have been depleted by the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sokoto Receives N518m Govt Health Intervention Fund in 2020 - NHIs Boss
[Vanguard] The Federal Government disbursed N518 million to Sokoto State Government in 2020 as National Healthcare Intervention Fund aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable persons in the society, Dr Nasir Sambo, the Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Govt Limits Class Sizes, Hostel Occupancy - Bans Assemblies, As January 18 Resumption Date Stands
[Vanguard] The Federal Government, on Thursday, puts limitations to class sizes, hostel occupancy and asked the schools to ensure the compulsory wearing of face masks by all students, teachers and workers, as well ensure temperature checks and put hand washing facilities in strategic locations in all schools, as resumption date stands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records Worst Day in Covid-19 Management With 24 Deaths
[Premium Times] In the past 27 days, there have been nearly 200 fatalities as a result of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Not Considering Another Lockdown - Official
[Premium Times] One in every six persons (16 per cent) tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria in the past two weeks tested positive for the virus, indicating how far the virus has spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news