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Lassa Fever: Case toll jumps to 92, as new deaths recorded...

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 The death toll for Lassa Fever in Nigeria from January 2021 has jumped to 92, with Bauchi and Ebonyi States recording new deaths. The Nigeria Centre...

Reps pass Infectious Diseases Bill despite opposition

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On its last legislative day of the year, the House of Representatives unanimously passed into law the Infectious Disease Bill. The bill,...

WHO appoints Ayoade Alakija special envoy

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The World Health Organisation has appointed a Nigerian, Dr. Ayoade Alakija, as the global health agency’s Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools...

FG faults British travel ban, alleges most infected travellers from UK

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The Federal Government on Sunday ruled out the possibility of restricting foreign travellers from visiting Nigeria despite travel bans on the country by Canada,...

Buhari Receives South African President Ramaphosa In Aso Rock Amid Omicron...

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Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has received the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Ramaphosa arrived at the Villa at about 10...

NCDC confirms two cases of Omicron variant in Nigeria

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday morning confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant in the country. This was contained in a...

Canada detects 2 cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant from two travellers...

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Canada said on Sunday it has detected its first cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid in two people who had travelled recently...

Okonjo-Iweala Reacts To Ihekweazu’s WHO Appointment

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation has reacted to the appointment of the head of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),...

COVID-19 exposure in UK: Buhari goes into isolation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into self-isolation to observe the COVID-19 protocol required of anybody who comes in contact with a virus-positive person. The self-isolation...

Delta Variant: FG Speaks On Imposing Another COVID-19 Lockdown Amid Rising...

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The Federal Government has reacted to rumours that it might impose another COVID-19 lockdown due to rising case of the deadly COVID-19 delta variant. FG...

Delta variant: Buhari removes mask in public, flouts COVID-19 regulations

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Just a few days after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed a case of Delta COVID-19 variant in Nigeria, the President, Major General...

6 things you didn’t know about India COVID-19 variant

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The India COVID-19 variant has been detected in Nigeria, leading to a call for concern. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the COVID-19 was detected...

COVID-19: NCDC discharges additional 252 people, total recoveries now 155,361

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has discharged additional 252 people after testing negative to the COVID-19 virus following treatment in the country. The...

COVID-19: NCDC conducts 1,870,915 tests, confirms 70 new infections

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Abuja - The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has conducted 1,870,915 COVID-19 tests in the country of over 200 million people since Feb....

WHO lauds Enugu govt. for openness during health security assessment

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Enugu, April 17, 2021 (NAN) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded Enugu State Government for its openness to be assessed during a sub-national...

Nigeria’s active COVID 19 cases rise by 39

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Abuja, April 18, 2021 (NAN) The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the country’s COVID-19 active cases increased by 39, bringing...

NCDC Confirms Bird Flu Outbreak In 7 States

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According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza...

Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, Benue, four other states

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states have reported confirmed human cases of...

NCDC to Nigerians: avoid non-essential travels

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has re-emphasised the need to avoid non-essential travels during the Easter and Ramadan celebrations to curb the...

Valentine Day: YOWICAN preaches peace, warns against immorality

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The national chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing), Belusochukwu Enwere, on Saturday called on Nigerian youths to reunite the country during the...