Tags : COVID-19

Embattled IMN Leader El-Zakzaky, Wife Absent As Trial Resumes In

The embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat are absent as their trial resumed on Monday, January 25, 2021, at the Kaduna State High Court. Security has been beefed up in the State capital, as well as all roads leading to the High Court complex. During […]

Nigeria Reports 964 New COVID-19 Cases, Two More Deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 964 new cases of the novel Coronavirus. The Disease Control Agency added on Sunday, January 24, 2021, that two more deaths had been recorded. To date, 121,566 cases have been confirmed, with 97,228 cases discharged and 1,504 deaths in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory. […]

COVID-19: “We Don’t Need To Vaccinate 20 Million Lagos Residents”

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said his administration does not need to vaccinate over 20 million residents of the State against the deadly COVID-19. He disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television, adding that the State Government is engaging some companies in the production of COVID-19 vaccines for residents of the State. […]

Lagos Data Absent As Nigeria Records 1,483 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 1,483 new cases of the Coronavirus disease. According to the Nation’s Disease Control Agency in an early-Morning tweet on Saturday, January 23, 2021, the data did not include new cases from Lagos State, which is the country’s epicentre for the virus. According to NCDC, five deaths were […]

Victor Osimhen Recovers From COVID-19

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has been given the all-clear by the medical team of Italian Club giants, Napoli, after making a full recovery from the Coronavirus disease. The 22-year old had tested positive for the virus after he returning from Nigeria where he had celebrated the yuletide. His clean bill of health was disclosed via […]

NGF Sets Up Team To Advise On Procurement, Administration Of

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has set up a team of experts to advise on the procurement and administration of the Coronavirus vaccines. The decision was taken during the 24th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Channels TV reports that the meeting was to deliberate the procurement and […]

“We Do Not Need A National Lockdown Now” –Chairman, House

The Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, have said he does not think Nigeria needs a National lockdown at the moment.  Professor Ihonvbere who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on January 17, 2021, stated that what Government must do is to ensure that Nigerians begin […]

WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan For Virus Investigation

A team of experts from the World Health Organization has arrived in Wuhan to probe the origins of the Coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, as China reported its first death from COVID-19 in eight months. Channels TV reports that the 10 Scientists landed for their much-delayed mission, met by Chinese officials in […]

“60 Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project Workers Infected With COVID-19” –FG

Over 60 workers on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project site have been infected with COVID-19 while trying to complete the project. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, who disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, January 11, 2021, also stated that the inauguration of the rail project would be put on hold due to the upsurge […]

CAN, Islamic Council Differ Over Cause Of COVID-19 Spike

Christian and Islamic leaders have disagreed over Government’s claim that reopening of religious centres has contributed to the spike in COVID-19 cases since the second wave hit the country last November. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, MrBoss Mustapha, told Newsmen that reopening of Schools and businesses also caused the high […]