COVID-19 variant: Calabar Carnival canceled as Nigeria risks travel ban

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has cancelled this year’s Carnival Calabar due to the Omicron variant. He made the announcement on Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting in the Executive Chamber... Read more »

BREAKING: Canada detects 2 cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant from two travellers to Nigeria

Canada said on Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid in two people who had travelled recently to Nigeria. The government of Ontario confirmed that... Read more »

How I’ve managed diabetes for 50 years with diet, medication – 87-year-old man

Diabetes, according to the World Health Organisation, is a chronic, metabolic disease characterised by elevated levels of blood sugar which leads over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes,... Read more »

‘Use the toilet’: Nigeria targets 2025 to end open-defecation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that even as the Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) regime remains committed to the delivery of sustainable sanitation and hygiene services to all Nigerians, effective collaboration... Read more »

Medical council indicts three doctors for Lagos chef’s death

The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Nigeria has indicted three doctors of the Premier Specialists’ Medical Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos State, for the death of a chef, Peju Ugboma. Peju died... Read more »

Nigeria runs out of Cholera Vaccine, as over 90,000 cases is reported

About 400km northeast of the Nigerian capital Abuja, a two-year-old Mohammad Sheriff is on the road to recovery from cholera. The child sits with his father in MSF’s cholera treatment centre (CTC)... Read more »

2,758 villagers benefit as Enugu Reps member rolls out free medical outreach

Over 2758 patients received treatments during the recent free medical outreach organised by the member representing Aninri/Awgu/Orji River Federal Constituency, Hon.Toby Okechukwu. The outreach which held on Tuesday November 2, 2021 at Awgu... Read more »

Okonjo-Iweala’s son, Uchechi, breaks medical record in the US

Dr. Uchechi Iweala, son of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, has broken a medical record in Maryland, United States. On Thursday, the WTO boss announced that her son... Read more »

COVID-19: Pharmacists take campaign to the grassroots

A group, the Noble Foundation Pharmacists has urged members of the profession to take the message of the COVID-19 vaccine to the rural communities. This came amidst all manner of claims against... Read more »

Over 7000 patients recieve free medical treatment in Nsukka

By: Chiadikobi Ozor Over 7000 patients in Nsukka/Igboeze South federal constituency are currently recieving free medical attention at university of Nigeria teaching hospital UNTH annex in Nsukka. The treatment at Obukpa in... Read more »