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Every Nigerian will have access to safe COVID-19 vaccines, FG assures

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of access to safe coronavirus vaccines to stem the pandemic.

SERAP sues Buhari over ‘missing N3.8bn Health Fund’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over his alleged failure to probe the alleged diversion of ₦3,836,685,213.13 meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt rules out possibility of fake vaccines

The Federal Government has dispelled the possibility of any fake COVID-19 vaccines being administered or sold by unauthorised institutions in the country.

COVID-19: MTN donates 300,000 doses of vaccines to Nigeria

The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 said it received 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from MTN Nigeria.

Buhari demands periodic performance reports on $890m health grant

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Health to ensure effective utilisation of Global Fund’s generous provision of 890 million dollars, over the next three years.

JUST IN: Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting, Agric, Works/Housing ministries, others make presentations

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 38th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Okonjo-Iweala promises to help Nigeria ease restrictions on health supplies, others

The World Trade Organisation, WTO, will work to reduce export restrictions among member states, especially with regards to medical supplies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigerian govt denies approving private importation of COVID vaccines

The Federal Government has not authorised private importation of COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said.

Nigeria rules out elderly in first batch of COVID-19 vaccination, prioritises political elite

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca...

COVID-19: We’re still studying AstraZeneca vaccine, despite approval for use – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it will continue to roll-out vital information relating to the AstraZeneca vaccine recently approved for the treatment of COVID-19.

Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

COVID-19 vaccines will arrive Nigeria in 10 days’ time – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in the next 10 days.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Monday disclosed that the Federal Government has earmarked N400 billion for the acquisition of the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19: Nigeria expecting vaccine deliveries January 2021 ― Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that Nigeria is expecting the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the country by January 2020, things being equal. 

Nigerian govt appoints national task team on COVID-19 vaccine

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has appointed a National Task Team on COVID-19 vaccine, tasked with the responsibility to acquire and deploy vaccines in the country.

Nigeria taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria is taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. Mr Ehanire said this on Tuesday in Abuja...

FEC approves N62.7bn for construction of Kano – Gwarzo – Dayi road

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved N62 billion for the construction of Kano – Gwarzo – Dayi road linking Kano and Katsina States.

UPDATED: Nigerian govt receives Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says the Federal Government has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine.

[JUST IN] COVID-19: FEC approves N8.49bn for procurement of testing kits

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved N8.49 billion for purchase of 12 assorted items for COVID-19 testing by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

COVID-19: Nigerians to know fate on airports, schools reopening as PTF briefs Buhari today

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received an update from the Chairman of Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at the State House, Abuja

COVID-19: Nigerian govt donates ambulances, ventilators, others to Kano govt

The Federal Government on Tuesday donated ambulance, ventilators, oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment to Kano State Government.

Nigerian govt inaugurates 14-man presidential task force on Coronavirus

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated presidential task force to monitor the development of COVID- 19 pandemic disease across the country and around the world.

Coronavirus: Second infected Nigerian patient tests negative – Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said the second patient, who earlier tested positive for coronavirus in Nigeria, has now tested negative.

World Cancer Day: Nigerian govt upgrades 7 health institutions for cancer-related illnesses

The Federal Government has designated seven of its Federal Tertiary Health Institutions as Oncology Centres of Excellence with a view to upgrading them to manage invasive cancer and cancer related illnesses.

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