Tags : Nigeria

Air Peace Evacuates Nigerians Stranded In Thailand, Malaysia

An Air Peace aircraft is in the process of evacuating stranded Nigerians in Malaysia and Thailand. The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this via its official Twitter handle on Saturday, July 11, 2020. “Chartered @airpeace flight APK-7813 conveying Stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand departing Kaula Lumpur to Abuja and Lagos today with Evacuees […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 499 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 499 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 30,748. The Health Centre disclosed the new record late Thursday, July 9, 2020. Lagos State maintained its lead position with 157 new infections, bringing the total infections in the state […]

Nigeria To Evacuate 15 Citizens Stranded In Europe

The Federal Government has commenced the evacuation of another batch of 15 Nigerians stranded in Europe. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this via its Twitter handle, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. As of 11 am, the commission said the evacuees would depart the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris via an Air France […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 460 New Cases As Total Infections Exceed

Nigeria has recorded 460 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infection above 30,000. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed this in a tweet via its official handle, on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Lagos reported the highest number of cases among the states with 150 while Rivers recorded 49. Other states […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 779 New Cases As Total Infections Exceed

Nigeria has recorded 779 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 24,077. This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control via a tweet on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Saturday’s new cases marked the highest daily increase since the health agency started reporting COVID-19 infections […]

World Bank Okays $750m For Nigeria’s Power Sector

The World Bank has approved a $750 million International Development Association credit for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Operation. The World Bank revealed this in a statement issued on Wednesday. The statement quoted World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, as saying that about 47 per cent of Nigerians have no access to grid electricity […]

Demolition: Ghana Tenders Apology As Reps Demands Retaliatory Measures

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Ado has apologised to Nigeria over the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission building in Accra. The Ghanaian President tendered his apology during a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. Details of the phone conversation were contained in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 675 New Cases

Nigeria has recorded 675 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 20,919. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this via ita offical twitter handle on Monday, June 22, 2020. According to the health agency, 7,109 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 525 have died from the virus. […]

WHO Declares Nigeria Polio Free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of wild polio, following the completion of documentation for the free status. This was disclosed via the official twitter account, @WHOAFRO, of the health agency’s regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo.  It tweeted: “Today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus free status was accepted […]

AfDB Approves $288.5m For Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response Programme

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank,AfDB,  on Friday approved a $288.5 million loan to help Nigerian government mitigate the impact of COVID -19 on people and businesses as well as tackle the pandemic. According to a statement from the AfDB, “the loan will bolster the government’s plans to improve surveillance and response […]