President Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura flown abroad for treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura was flown abroad for an urgent medical treatment, according to reports. “Daura, 79, was said to have been flown in a private jet to the UK on Wednesday after exhibiting respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to coronavirus since last Friday,” the report read. Daura made the trip at a time the ban imposed on international flights as one of the ways of curtailing further spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria has not been lifted. He is believed to be one of the most powerful allies…

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PDI: Northern Communities to benefit from telehealth

Pre Diagnosis International has commenced a programme of spreading its service base to various parts of the country in the bid to push for greater adoption of innovative telehealth among the country’s vulnerable and underserved communities. The company announced the first of such tactical moves for the North Central and North Western parts of the country in a recent disclosure that the PDI 24/7 Doctors’ Hotline and the PDI Telehealth App have been remodeled to serve the needs of the Northern people in the Hausa language. According to a media…

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Omotola Jalade recovering from Covid-19

Star actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde via her Instagram account @realomosexy has announced announce to her fans that she is battling Covid-19. The 42-year-old actress, however, stated that she is in isolation and now getting better. “Hello All, I know most of you have been wondering where I’ve been. “Well, I contracted COVID-19. I have been ill, in Isolation and now getting better. “More on these details of this soon,” she wrote. Omotola is unarguably, one of the most successful actresses in Nollywood. She is also a singer and philanthropist. Share…

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COVID-19: Foreign Affairs minister, Onyeama recovers, resumes work

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has recovered from Corona virus. The minister announced his recovery via his verified Twitter handle stating “By the very special grace of God, my latest COVID-19 test result came back negative after three weeks isolation. “I am eternally grateful to my family, the C-in-C and VP, the medical team, relations, friends, colleagues, religious leaders and numerous well-wishers, who through their care, prayers, fasting, messages of support and encouragement never let me walk alone.” About three weeks ago, he had announced on July 19 that…

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COVID-19: FCE Abeokuta shuts down as health worker dies of coronavirus

The immediate closure of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been ordered by the management of the school on Friday for two weeks as one medical personnel of the institution died of coronavirus (COVID-19), while two others tested positive to the deadly virus. This was made known in a circular signed by the College Registrar, Dr Adedayo Adebayo. The circular read in parts, “the College management at its emergency meeting held today, 3rd July 2020, receives with utmost concern the report of the medical investigation…

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Scientists say swine flu could spark another pandemic

  Two independent studies yesterday confirmed the fear of another pandemic that might be deadlier than COVID-19. The scientists submitted that environmental destruction might make the pandemics more likely less manageable, as a new strain of flu has shown such potential. The researchers, in the second study published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said the virus emerged recently, and was found in pigs, though could be contracted by humans. They are disturbed that it could mutate further, giving prospect of transmission from person to person.…

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Speaker hails resident doctors for calling off strike

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has commended members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) for calling off their nationwide strike. Gbajabiamila said by their action, the resident doctors have once again proved that they truly have Nigerians at heart, saying the House leadership and members appreciate them for that. The Speaker in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said he believed the various interventions by the House helped in no small measure in resolving the issue. It would be…

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Nigeria’s first professor of medicine, Akinkugbe, dies at 87

Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe, Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine, yesterday died in Ibadan, Oyo State after a brief illness at the age of 87 years. The late Medical Director of Ibadan Hypertension Clinic was a famous nephrologist and hypertension expert at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. Taking special interest in hypertension and kidney diseases, he had made tremendous contributions in these areas. He studied and taught at some of the world’s prestigious tertiary institutions, including the University of London; Balliol College, University of Oxford England, and Harvard Medical School Boston,…

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Asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 very rare – WHO

An official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday declared that it is rare for asymptomatic patients to transmit the COVID-19 disease. The WHO, however, added that, “Much is still unknown about the COVID-19 pandemic.” Its comments by one of its scientists that transmission of coronavirus from persons who never showed symptoms was “very rare,” drew criticisms from physicians and others experts on social media. That admission sent shock waves throughout the world, much of which has been locked down for months for fear of spreading the virus by persons…

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Vitamin K, D could help fight, boost immunity against COVID-19 – Study

Most patients who died or got admitted to an intensive care unit for COVID-19 reportedly have a deficiency in Vitamin K, study reveals. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamins found in foods and dietary supplements, which the human body requires for complete synthesis of certain proteins that are needed for blood coagulation or for controlling binding of calcium in bones and other tissues. Dutch researchers studying COVID-19 patients admitted to Canisius Wilhelmina hospital have applauded benefits of vitamin K after discovering link between deficiency and the worst coronavirus outcome. The…

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