News Reports

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Beware of organ harvesters, minister warns Nigerians

The ministry had earlier issued same warning to NMA.

Dr. Oyewale Tomori

How I was elected member U.S. Academy of Medicine – Nigerian Professor

“I had all my education – primary, secondary and university – in Nigeria and I am always proud of that.”


Monkeypox: Gwagwalada residents reject polio vaccine for children

Some parents are citing the outbreak of Monkey pox in some states as their reason for preventing their children from receiving the polio vaccine


Nigeria monkeypox victim commits suicide

The state says victim showed no sign of clinical depression.


Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

The diseases, which originated from East Africa, are moving toward Central Africa and West Africa, including Nigeria

Isaac Adewole on Monkeypox

UPDATED: Nigeria confirms three cases of Monkeypox

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, announced this Monday.

State House clinic [Photo credit:]

State House hospital received N1.2 billion in 3 years, Nigerian govt says

The hospital and its management have come under intense criticism from Nigerians including Aisha Buhari.

A female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

WHO pledges continuous support for Nigeria

A WHO official visits Nigeria.

A female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

How false vaccination rumour caused panic across Nigeria

Parents in many parts of the country reacted to the rumour by pulling out children from primary schools.


Monkeypox: Nigeria to receive confirmatory test results Friday – Official

There have been over 30 suspected cases of the disease in seven states.

Primary Healthcare Centre [Photo credit: LinkedIn]

Nigeria needs to spend N712 billion annually to bridge healthcare financing deficit – BudgIT

Says Nigeria’s per capita spending on health is low even by African standard.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital [Photo:]

Nigeria commences major review of health sector; public doctors may be barred from private practice

The FEC set up a committee to review several concerns in the sector.

Arrival of the Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole 1

Nigerian govt to begin mass yellow fever vaccination December – Minister

The health minister says Nigeria has recorded ten cases this year.

Obese Man

Child, adolescent obesity increases tenfold in last four decades – WHO

The global agencies say children should reduce consumption of cheap, ultra-processed, calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods.


Monkeypox: No confirmed case in Nigeria yet, Minister explains

The minister explains that results of tests on the suspected victims have not been released.


American firm signs pact to provide health facilities, train health workers across Northern Nigeria

The pact has five pillars to upgrade the health sector of the region


Seven tips to avoid monkeypox

There is no known treatment or vaccine for the disease

A Hospital ward used to illustrate the story

Niger signs N1.2 billion MoU with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The MoU is to improve healthcare delivery in the state.

Cough syrup

Senate moves to check abuse of codeine cough syrup, other drugs in Northern Nigeria

The lawmakers note widespread misuse of the drugs by youth and women in the region.

Nigerian Senate

Senate proposes ways to curb Monkeypox epidemic

The lawmakers urge government to be pro-active against the disease.


Monkeypox: Nigeria records 31 suspected cases in seven states

The states include Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Cross River.

A man buying drugs

Nigeria govt to ban open drugs markets from 2019

Says coordinated wholesale centres will be opened nationwide for distribution of drugs.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme caused monkeypox

Apart from Bayelsa and Rivers, neighbouring Akwa Ibom has also reported suspected cases of the viral disease.


Monkeypox: Bayelsa doctor, two others fully recovered, others getting better – Official

The state again warns residents not to consume bush meat.


Monkeypox spreads to Akwa Ibom

“The era of avoiding excessive handshake, regular hand-washing and abstinence from bush meat is here again.”