COVID-19 Pandemic: FG Issues Travel Ban On 13 Countries

The Federal Government has issued a travel ban on 13 countries over the spread of the Coronavirus. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha made the announcement at a media briefing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, as he said it was part of measures to contain and manage the pandemic. The affected […]

UK Says Nigerian High Commission Owes ₦3.3 Billion Traffic Fee

The United Kingdom says the Nigerian  High Commission in  London owes £7.1m (₦3.3bn) in congestion charges and parking tickets. Giving the breakdown on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the UK Foreign Office said Nigeria was owing  £7,063,965  in congestion fees and £47,165  in parking tickets. The figure amounts to more than two times the entire 2020 […]

World’s Oldest Man Dies In Japan At 112

A Japanese man recently named the world’s oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, North of Tokyo, died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his nursing home in the same prefecture, the official said. The news […]

Coronavirus: Passengers disembark from Diamond Princess in Japan

The first hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have begun leaving a ship moored off Japan, after 14 days of quarantine. At least 542 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess have been infected by the Covid-19 virus the biggest cluster outside mainland China. Several nations are evacuating their citizens from […]

France Confirms First COVID-19 Death Outside Asia

French Health Minister, Agnes Buzyn has disclosed that an 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus in France, the first death confirmed outside of Asia. Buzyn, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, said she had been told about the death of the patient in a hospital in Paris since late January, adding that his […]

Coronavirus: Japan Confirms 39 Fresh Cases On Cruise Ship

Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, that an additional 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, said bringing the total to 174. Out of 53 new test results, 39 people were found positive, he told reporters, adding that a quarantine official had […]