NCDC opens new COVID-19 laboratory in Anambra

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has opened one new COVID-19 testing laboratory in the country. The agency made this known via its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov. The new laboratory is located at the General Hospital Onitsha, Anambra, bringing the number of COVID-19 testing laboratories to 63 in Nigeria. The agency tweeted: “We […]

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FEC Approves N8.49b For COVID-19 Kits Procurement

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N8.49 billion for the procurement of 12 items. This is for the testing of coronavirus pandemic by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The virtual council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday, gave the approval. Read […]

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Nothing can control COVID-19 as vaccine –Ihekweazu

Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, says nothing can control COVID-19 as a vaccine. The NCDC boss disclosed this at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday in Abuja, noting that the world needs a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. Ihekweazu said, “No single measure will have […]

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Akpabio’s allegations against me are ridiculous –Ibori

An ex-governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, has described as ridiculous the allegation which linked him to projects executed by the Niger Delta Development Commission. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, had in a document attached to the letter he submitted to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on July 23, […]

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Nigeria COVID-19 cases now 15,181 –NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday announced another high daily figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, with 627 new infections. The high figures on Friday make it two consecutive days the nation is recording high confirmed COVID-19 cases. The agency made this known on Friday via its official verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov The […]

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Senate ask panel to probe deaths on bonny Island

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Health (Primary and Communicable Disease) to meet with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to ascertain the number of mysterious deaths so far recorded in Bonny Island, Rivers State. The upper chamber also urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management through the National Emergency […]

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