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Rape: Police want special courts for 'speedy' trial of suspects

Nigeria, July 11 -- The police in Nigeria are advocating for the establishment of special courts to handle rape cases. The special court will help ensure accelerated hearing, provide an enabling envi... Read More


COVID-19: As more health workers get infected, JOHESU distributes PPEs

Nigeria, July 10 -- A host of health care professionals across Nigeria have used the language of "war" to describe the fight against the coronavirus, which has overwhelmed some hospitals. Health care... Read More


NHIS moves to resolve HMOs, hospitals' feud over unpaid debts

Nigeria, July 3 -- The management of Nigeria's Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) said it has embarked on a reconciliation exercise to finally end "the disruptive contentions between Health Maintenance Or... Read More


Nearly half of Africa's COVID-19 patients have recovered

Nigeria, July 3 -- Almost half of the over 400,000 persons infected by COVID-19 in the African continent have recovered from the disease, according data from the African Centre for Disease Control (AC... Read More


Illicit fees common in Abuja hospitals - Report

Nigeria, July 3 -- Illegal fees and transactions are amongst the most popular forms of corruption in public hospitals in Abuja, a survey has found, describing the trend as the lubricant that helps eas... Read More


'Worst yet to come' as COVID-19 cases exceed 10 million - WHO

Nigeria, July 1 -- Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, over 10 million people have been infected and more than 500,000 have died, data from worldometers.info has revealed. The World Health Orga... Read More


Health workers threaten strike over 'discriminatory' hazard allowance

Nigeria, July 1 -- About a week after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) suspended its nationwide strike, another key organ of Nigeria's health workforce is threatening to down tools.... Read More


EXCLUSIVE: Hospital exposes COVID-19 case in Cross River, says state not coronavirus free

Nigeria, June 26 -- The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) said a patient has tested positive to coronavirus in the facility despite the fact that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (N... Read More


Many Nigerians experiencing loss of smell, taste, suggesting spike in COVID-19

Nigeria, June 24 -- Sometime in mid-May, Joseph Osuigwe, 35, started noticing a sudden loss of the senses of taste and smell. He could not perceive the aroma of his wife's food; he thought her food th... Read More


FG releases N4.5 billion special COVID-19 allowance for striking doctors, others

Nigeria, June 19 -- The federal government has released N4.5 billion to 31 federal teaching and medical centres across the country, an official has said. Labour minister Chris Ngige said the payment ... Read More