COVID19: UK places Nigeria, others on travel restriction list

The United Kingdom has placed a travel restriction on travelers from Nigeria and other countries in order to contain the spread of COVID-9 in the country. The country listed Nigeria alongside 188 countries on the amber list on its website. Aside from the countries on the amber list other countries were categorised under green or […]

BREAKING: FG restores curfew, restriction on mass gatherings

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew to curtail further spread of COVID-19. The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at the briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja. Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday. He also said […]

Philippines president Duterte comes under fire for taking unapproved COVID-19 Chinese vaccine

(NNP) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has come under severe criticism from his countrymen after it was discovered that the iron-fisted president took a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, Sinopharm, that had not been approved by the Philippines health authorities and the World Health Organization. The president acknowledged his lapse in judgement and asked the Chinese Embassy to […]

Covid-19: Nigeria bans travellers from Brazil, India, Turkey

Nigeria announced on Sunday that it has banned passengers from Brazil, India and Turkey as the countries battle third wave of coronavirus with effect from May 4. People who have visited the country within fourteen days preceding their travel to Nigeria will also not be allowed entry. The Nigerian authorities said airlines that fail to […]

Odumakin died of COVID-19 complications – Widow confirms

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin, the widow of the late human rights and pro-democracy activist, Yinka Odumakin, has confirmed that her husband died of respiratory issues due to COVID-19 complications which he recovered from about a week Odumakin stated this in a statement she personally signed on Saturday, titled; “A part of me […]

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 […]

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