Covid-19 News

South Korea jails COVID-19 patient for fleeing isolation centre

‌ A South Korean man was jailed for four months on Tuesday for breaking coronavirus quarantine rules, authorities said, in the country’s first such prison sentence. South Korea endured one of the worst early outbreaks of...

2020 Biafra Day: IPOB goes spiritual, declares 3 days prayer

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday, declared a three-day prayer session ahead of the 2020 Biafra Day celebration. IPOB disclosed that the prayers will commence from May 17 to May 30, the day...

Coronavirus outbreak at German church service leaves 112 persons infected

An empty churchAn outbreak linked to a church in Frankfurt has so far led to 112 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, as numerous other chains of infection are being investigated, a local official...

COVID-19: Lagos Govt gives update on reopening of schools

The Lagos State government has explained that it does not have the authority to unilaterally order the reopening of schools in the State. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo during...

We are seeing suspected COVID-19 cases in Kogi but cannot test to confirm –...

As controversy trails, the non-availability of laboratory testing for COVID-19 in Kogi State, suspected cases of the disease are being seen in hospitals in the state even as doctors have lamented the inability to...

NCDC releases list of States with highest COVID-19 deaths

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has released names of States with the highest COVID-19 death toll in the country. The agency had while confirming 229 new cases on Monday announced that the total...

PHOTOS: Ogoni Women Protest Half-Naked As They Ask Governor Wike To Release Manager Of...

Ogoni Women Protest Ogoni women in Rivers State today staged a peaceful protest over what they termed the ''continuous detention'' of the manager of Prudent Hotel that was demolished under the supervision of the state...

LOCKDOWN: Ivorian schools reopen after virus shutdown

Thousands of children in face masks flocked back to school in Ivory Coast on Monday after the country became one of the first in West Africa to restart lessons after a two-month coronavirus shutdown. With...

COVID-19 has spread to 16 of our 20 LGs, says Ogun

Ogun State Government on Monday said COVID-19 had spread to 16 out of  20 local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Tomi Coker, who disclosed in an interview...

Manager Of Demolished Hotel Among 27 New Cases Of Coronavirus – Rivers Govt

The manager of the hotel which was demolished by the Rivers state Gov, Nyesom Wike for flouting lockdown order has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Rivers state government has announced that the manager...

COVID-19: We don’t have money to buy food – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged farmers to return to their farms in order to provide food for Nigerians, as there is no money for importation. Buhari, while speaking with State House reporters after Eid prayers...

FG’s N20k Cash Transfer, School Feeding A Fraud” – Buba Galadima

Alhaji Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari has said the school feeding programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, even when all schools are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, as...

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...