Gov Umahi, aides test positive for COVID-19; in isolation

Governor David Umahi Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation, working from home. However, he handed coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to his Deputy, Kelechi Igwe. According to Governor Umahi, in a statement on Saturday, he and some of his close aides tested […]

Evacuation: 322 Nigerians from U.S. to arrive in Lagos

The Federal Government say 322 Nigerians, who departed New Jersey in the U.S. are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday. Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama made this known via his verified twitter handle on Saturday. According to him, the returnees are expected to arrive at 2.30 p.m. “Evacuation […]

Nigeria has Madagascar’s COVID-19 herb – Health Minister Ehanire

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Minister of Health has disclosed that Nigeria already has a plantation of herbs used to produceMadagascar’s ‘COVID Organics.’ Speaking during aPresidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, Ehanire said ananalysis of Madagascar’s ‘COVID Organics’ shows that the mixture contains largely anti-malarial constituents. “Further research on its efficacy will be conducted when the […]

Kano announces total easing of lockdown

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state. By Muhammad Nur Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has announced a total easing of the lockdown imposed on the state to check spread of the COVID-19. Ganduje made the announcement on Thursday in Kano while briefing newsmen on the COVID-19 pandemic at Government House, Kano. He said, however, […]

Ondo health commissioner dies of COVID-19

Ondo state commissioner of health, Wahab Adegbenro, has died of COVID- 19 complications. Adegbenro died at the state’s infectious disease hospital on Thursday at the age of 65. His death came two days after the State’s governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced he had tested positive for COVID- 19. “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive […]

COVID-19: Forced marriages, early pregnancies may increase as girls are sold for cash – Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala By Morenike Taire We have been presented the opportunity to reimagine and redesign our society into a vibrant and equitable one. COVID-19 has unearthed massive inequalities within our societies and brought to glaring light the unique burdens that women carry the world over. Allocation of response resources should be targeted towards the immediate […]

Nigerian universities’ scientists discover vaccine for COVID-19

Coronavirus PHOTO:Getty Images Addressing a news conference on Friday at Adeleke University, Ede, in Osun, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, Leader of the team, said the vaccine was being developed locally in Africa for Africans. Kolawole, a Specialist in Medical Virology, Immunology and Bioinformatics, at Adeleke University, Ede, however, said the vaccine would also work for other […]

COVID-19: FG confirms airports will no longer reopen June 21

By Ifreke InyangThe Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said June 21 is no longer a feasible date, for the resumption of domestic flights in the country. The Director-General of NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, stated this on Thursday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja. Musa represented the Minister of […]

COVID-19: Pray not to get infected – FG warns Nigerians

By John Owen Nwachukwu The Federal Government has warned Nigerians that the only way not to get infected by the deadly coronavirus disease was to obey the rules laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this during the daily press briefing of the […]

2023 in the Eye of COVID-19 – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | June 6, 2020 | Experts have predicted that COVID-19 may remain a crisis much longer than 2022, with “up to 70% of world’s population” becoming infected. Amid this mess, elections are billed to hold in Nigeria in 2023, in line with constitutional provisions. If, in the worst-case scenario, COVID-19 subsists beyond 2022, what then does the future hold for dear country? The more reason Nigeria’s politicians, as at […]

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