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Chikwe Ihekweazu

7 Sep 2019
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State.Consequently, it has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response to the outbreak.
1 Aug 2019
The arrival of Ebola in Lagos on July 20, 2014 created serious concerns to the global health community.
31 May 2019
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday announced the end of the emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak in the country.
9 May 2019
Climate change is a global problem for all countries. We are now experiencing higher temperatures than usual, across the world.
25 Apr 2019
As the World Meningitis Day (WMD) held yesterday with the theme, Life After Meningitis”, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released fresh frightening statistics about the contagious disease wherein 58 persons were killed and 760 others....
30 Mar 2019
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made this known on Saturday in Abuja said that the 15 new cases brought the number of confirmed cases to 510 out of the 1,924 suspected cases since Jan. 1 in 21 states.
19 Dec 2018
Depite efforts of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to stop the dreaded Lassa fever outbreak, the disease has killed two persons in Kaduna and Ondo states.
14 Nov 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing of the bill to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), will enhance the country’s readiness to tackle disease outbreaks.
6 Aug 2018
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, says that Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases.
14 Jun 2018
*Speedy tests mean health workers can now diagnose EVD in hours, instead of days *Virologists use ‘genetic trees’ to evaluate intervention strategies, researchers find *Nigeria on alert as poliomyelitis re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…
7 Jun 2018
A recent study has shown that infectious diseases account for approximately 22 per cent of deaths from all causes in the Nigeria.According to World Health Organisation (WHO), effective public health surveillance is critical for the early detection and prevention of epidemics, to know existing communicable diseases....
21 May 2018
Despite the continuous spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the possibility of the virus crossing into other Sub-Saharan Africa countries, Nigeria does not have vaccines for the disease.


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The maiden edition of the Organizational Learning and Development Conference (OLxD Con ’23) will hold on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at MUSON Centre, Lagos. The OLxD initiative was set up to help build learning and development (L&D) capabilities and also create awareness for businesses to understand the value and importance of the L&D function in…
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Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to avoid paying attention to frivolities as he prepares for the work ahead. Akeredolu, in a statement on Monday, said attending to frivolities could distract Tinubu's administration and added that all new leaders must reject all tendencies that hindered the previous administration. “The task…
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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Kunle Adeleke as the President's State Chief of Protocol (SCOP) following his inauguration in Eagle Square on Monday Tinubu also appointed Dele Alake, a former commissioner of information and strategy in Lagos State, as his official spokesperson. The president also appointed Olusegun Dada as Special Assistant to the President…
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Founder of DAAR Communications and African Independent Television (AIT) Raymond Dokpesi is dead. Dokpesi died on Monday, May 29 2023, his son Raymond Dokpesi jnr said in a statement. "High Chief Dokpesi was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him," Dokpesi said. "High…
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Nigeria’s new President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said the era of subsidy payment on fuel has ended. Tinubu said this in his inaugural speech at the Eagle Square on Monday after he was sworn in as Nigeria’s 16th President. According to him the 2023 Budget made no provision for fuel subsidy and more so, subsidy…