Covid-19 News

Ondo Gov, Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state today said he has tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic. Akeredolu in his verified twitter handle , said he got conformation of a positive result for COVID- 19 Tuesday morning. According...

Nigeria faces severe recession – World Bank

  The World Bank has stated that the collapse in oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic could plunge the Nigerian economy into the worst economic recession since the 1980s. The institution raised the alarm in a...

Nigerian govt approves N2.3trillion as COVID-19 stimulus

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the sum of N2.3trillion as COVID-19 stimulus plan. The sum was approved to support the country’s economy in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The approval came on the recommendation...

500 staff of Delta Airlines test positive for COVID-19

About 500 employees of Atlanta-based Delta Airlines have tested positive for COVID-19. Ed Bastian, chief executive officer of the airline, confirmed the spread of the disease among its employees during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. Bastian...

There is no evidence that face shield protects against Coronavirus – NCDC warns

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said there is no evidence that face shields alone can protect against COVID-19. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during an interview with...

Akwa Ibom govt drop charges against Christ Embassy pastor

Akwa Ibom State government yesterday announced that it has dropped the charges Pastor Emmanuel Effiong of Christ Embassy Church, Nung Akpa Ime branch, Uyo. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Udoh who disclosed this...

COVID-19: Five doctors, two ambulance drivers, one emergency worker test positive in Benue

Deputy Governor of Benue State and Chairman of the State Committee on COVID-19, Benson Abounu, has disclosed that five medical doctors, two ambulance drivers and one emergency worker were among the people who tested...

COVID-19: Benue records first death

Benue State Government has announced that the first death from the Coronavirus has been recorded in the state. This is even as the confirmed cases from the Coronavirus have risen to 47 from the initial...

Bloggers ,journalists mourn late colleague , Elizabeth Aramide Kehinde Oikelome.

The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria has expressed deep shock over the death of one of it’s very active member, Aramide Oikelome. The guild in a press release signed by the president of the...

SERAP tells court to compel Health Minister & NCDC DG to account for Covid-19...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, to court over their failure to account...

Health minister arrested over alleged $60m COVID-19 fraud

Zimbabwean Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo has been arrested over the alleged irregular purchase of $60million COVID-19 medical supplies. The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) confirmed the arrest of the minister Friday night. “I can...

Train services cannot resume now – Hon Minister

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said this is important so that trains don’t become conduits of circulation of the deadly coronavirus disease. The Nigerian Railway Corporation had in March suspended all passenger services in the...

Nigeria now has close to 20,000 COVID-19 infection cases .

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 661 new COVID-19 cases in the country. According to a tweet from the agency on Saturday night, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria...

Nigerian scientists announce new Coronavirus vaccine

Nigerian scientists, under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group, have announced the discovery of a vaccine for the Coronavirus. Dr Oladipo Kolawole of Adeleke University, Ede, in Osun, who is leader of the team, said...

COVID-19: I coughed profusely, had high temperature— Azadus

Fans of veteran singer, Azadus were perturbed when the Afro-pop crooner revealed that he contacted the corona virus. Azadus noted that he was initially treating malaria before he was advised to undergo the COVID-19 test. According...

BUK Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Wakili is dead

The management of Bayero University Kano on Saturday announced the death of its Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Haruna Wakili. Registrar of the university, Hajiya Fatima Binta Muhammad said the erudite scholar died at the National...

Yet again, WHO stops chloroquine trial

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is stopping hydroxychloroquine solidarity trial for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. This comes three days after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdrew its approval for...

‘I lacked faith in FG but I’ve been impressed’ — COVID-19 survivor recounts experience

Damilare Ojo, a lawyer who recovered from COVID-19 after receiving treatment in Abuja, has recounted his experience while in the isolation centre at the nation’s capital. In an article he shared on Sunday, Ojo, who...

Release my staff in your custody – Aisha Buhari tells IGP, warns Nigerians

Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria has called on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, to release her staff still in their custody in order not to expose them to the danger of coronavirus. She...

Pardon Funke Akindele, NFVCB appeals to Lagos State Government

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has appealed to Lagos State Government to grant state pardon to actress Funke Akindele, who was arrested and fined for hosting a party at her Lagos...