Covid-19 News

Coronavirus has affected spiritual, social, economic lives of Nigerians – Buhari cries out

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday lamented that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on people’s spiritual, social and economic lives. Buhari made the remark while appealing to Muslims to keep their spirits up in...

New York Times fills front page with names of US COVID-19 victims

As the United States approached 100,000 coronavirus deaths, The New York Times on Sunday marked the grim milestone with a stark memorial on its front page – one-line obituaries for 1,000 victims. “The 1,000 people...

Coronavirus cases in Nigeria rise to 7,526

Nigeria has been hit with 265 new cases of Coronavirus, with the overall total now standing at 7,526. In the figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday, Lagos topped the...

We’ll assist companies to prevent job loss- Sanwo-Olu

In light of the disruptions and hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the business environment, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hinted that the state would help big companies operating in the state...

SERAP drags Wike, FG to ECOWAS court over rights violations in Rivers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has sued Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Federal Government before the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over what it termed; “brutal crackdown,” repression, and...

Only one COVID-19 test done in Kogi -NCDC

Out of 35,983 samples tested in 35 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) so far, Kogi and Cross River states have the lowest figures of samples tested. The two states are yet to record...

Pastor who bragged he could cure Covid-19, dies of the virus

A popular Cameroonian pastor, Frankline Ndifor, who laid hand on Coronavirus patients to recover from the virus has died of the pandemic. Fear has now gripped large number of his followers following his death. He had...

Wike’s government withdraws charges against Caverton Helicopter, pilots

The Rivers State Government has finally dropped charges against the two pilots of Caverton Helicopters; Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari. Chief Magistrate D.D. Ihua-Maduenyi of a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt remanded the two pilots...

COVID-19: FG claims half of positive cases in Nigeria in nine Local Governments

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has claimed that nine Local Government Areas in Nigeria, accounts for 51% of the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the country. Mustapha stated this...

COVID-19 lockdown violation: Demolished hotel owner, manager convicted by Rivers Court

A Magistrates Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted the owner of the demolished Prodest Hotel in Eleme, Gogorobari Needam and his manager, Bariledum Azoroh over defiance of state government’s COVID-19 lockdown order. The...

Cross River deserves to be COVID-19 free – NCDC hails Gov Ayade

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has lauded Cross River State for its coronavirus free status. NCDC stated this on Monday during a verification visit to the state. The leader of the NCDC team, Dr....

It’s time to review privatisation of power sector -Senate President

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the time has come to review or “probably reverse” the privatisation of the power sector. Speaking before Gabriel Suswam, senator representing Benue north east, moved a motion entitled “Power sector...

Reps ask FG to send researchers to Madagascar, Senegal to study alleged COVID19 breakthroughs

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal government to set up a delegation of academia to visit Madagascar and Senegal in a bid to study their alleged COVID19 breakthrough. The lower...

COVID-19: Woman Test Positive After Smuggling Husband’s Corpse Into Enugu  

The government of Enugu has recorded three new cases of Coronavirus in the state, according to the Commissioner for Health Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu. Ikechukwu while lamenting over the continuous violation of the interstate travel ban, said the new cases include...

Covid-19: Benue’s 5th case flees after testing positive.

  A yam trader from Jortar in Ukum LG of Benue state fled after testing positive to Covid 19.The man whose names were given as Masefan Ayilaga has a history of traveling  from Kano to...

BREAKING: Buhari extends ‘gradual ease of lockdown’ by two weeks

The Federal Government on Monday said the recent order of President Muhammadu Buhari on gradual ease of lockdown will remain in force for another two weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19,...

Fed Govt frowns at states reopening Mosques, Churches, ask them to weigh the consequences

The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has asked states lifting lockdown to check the consequences. As measures to curb the spread of the disease, President Muhammadu Buhari had locked down, Lagos, Ogun and Abuja. The...

China blocked WHO from issuing alert on COVID-19, says CIA

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) says China blocked the World Health Organisation (WHO) from sounding the alarm on COVID-19 in January. According to Newsweek, the intelligence agency said China was stockpiling medical supplies from...

COVID-19: We Don’t Know Whereabouts Of Chinese Doctors ― Health Minister

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Thursday, said that it is not aware of the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors and health professionals who were brought to Nigeria some weeks ago to...

NHRC sets Standard Minimum Guidelines for the protection of the rights of COVID-19 patients...

The National Human Rights Commission has called on handlers of COVID-19 patients across the country to respect the dignity of their persons. Warning against the use of force on the patients, the commission said nobody...