COVID-19 vaccine: Buhari, Osinbajo receive jabs publicly in Abuja

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye,Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari at exactly 11:51a.m and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at 11:57a.m yesterday received the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine jab after some frontline health workers were vaccinated publicly. It was preceded by e-registration of President Buhari and Osinbajo and filling of their vaccination cards by the Executive Director of the National Primary […]

Video: Hydroxychloroquine: Stella Immanuel takes victory lap – demands apology from Biden, others

By Kazeem Ugbodaga Stella Immanuel, the doctor who claimed hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax, were effective cures for COVID-19, has demanded apology from US President, Joe Biden and the media which called her crazy. Immanuel, a Donald Trump loyalist, made the claim on July 28, 2020, at the premises of the US Supreme Court. Immanuel, a […]

COVID-19: Obiano shuts down Nnewi market over non-compliance with safety protocols

From Obinna Odogwu, Awka Anambra State Governor Chief Willie Obiano has ordered the immediate closure of Agbaedo Nnewi New Motor Spare Parts Market for one week over non-compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. Commissioner for Trade and Commerce Mr Uchenna Okafor said in a statement that the governor had directed that the market be closed because both […]

COVID-19: Nigeria to get 80m doses of vaccines in 2021 –Fayemi

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that 80million doses of vaccines would be available in 2021 to cover 40 per cent of the country’s population and another 60 million by 2022. He made the disclosure at Chatham House Event, London, United Kingdom, tagged “The role […]

Wear Masks to avoid lockdown, Presidency warns Nigerians

The Presidency has expressed worries over the reluctance of Nigerians to comply with the Executive Order that makes mask-wearing and observation of social distancing in the public mandatory. A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), on Sunday, explained that President Muhammadu Buhari introduced the order with the […]

COVID-19 R-Factor and Weak Links in Nigeria – By Oseloka H. Obaze

Oseloka H. Obaze | Awka, Nigeria | January 30, 2021 – A chain is as strong as its weakest link. That cliché underlines certain assumptions, oftentimes, dangerous and egregious. As a public figure and member of the Nigeria’s attentive public, I took some measures, personal and otherwise, to protect my family, staff and myself from Covid-19. […]

Talk show legend, Larry King, dies of COVID-19 complications

Larry King, the American talk show legend is dead. The 87-year-old broadcaster died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, USA, says Ora Media Company, which he co-founded. The firm said his funeral arrangements would be announced later. A statement by Ora read: “With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the sad death of our co-founder, […]

Governors Set up Committee on Procurement of COVID-19 Vaccine

NGF disassociates self from Yahaya Bello’s comments By Chuks Okocha The Nigeria Governors Forum has set up a committee of experts to advise on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine. Also, the governors have dissociated themselves from the comments of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello that the vaccine would kill people. A communique of the […]

COVID-19: FG releases N10 billion for domestic vaccine production

 From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccine production to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the disclosure at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing Monday. ‘The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support […]

COVID-19 has depleted ranks of nation’s leadership – Obasanjo

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that the nation’s ranks of dedicated and resourceful patriotic leaders have been depleted by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. According to Obasanjo, resourceful patriots who served the nation in various capacities including, the late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu, rtd. had succumed to deaths through COVID-19 19. […]

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