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Health workers begin nationwide strike Monday

From Frank Ikpefan, AbujaHealth workers, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have begun their planned strike.The action took effect at 12 a.m on Monday, following the alleged inability of the Federal Government to meet

Doctors begin nationwide strike

National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD), on Monday began a nationwide strike.But the Federal Government directed them to return to work because it had met six of their eight demands.Our correspondents, who went round some

Nigeria has defeated polio, says Buhari

Bolaji Ogundele, AbujaNIGERIA was on Tuesday certified free of polio by the World Health Organisation (WHO).President Muhammadu Buhari described the development as a pointer to the fact that with political will, Africa could also defeat

Fed Govt pumps N8.5b to boost COVID-19 tests

Nigeria is to spend N8.49 billion on COVID-19 testing.The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the money at Wednesday’s meeting for the purchase of 12 assorted items by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).But the Nigeria

Russia unveils first COVID-19 vaccine

By Moses Emorinken, AbujaThe Federal Government on Tuesday received 200 ventilators promised by the United States to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.The ventilators were received by the Ministry of Health from the U.S. Agency for

Russia unveils first COVID-19 vaccine

Russia on Tuesday announced it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against coronavirus (COVID-19.President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine was safe and that one of his daughters had received the

Global death toll surpasses 700,000, says WHO

Agency ReporterThe COVID-19 death toll worldwide has surpassed 700,000, reaching 701,754 as of Thursday, according to the latest number from the World Health Organisation (WHO).Globally, 18,575,326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been