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SGF, Health Minister, Other PTF Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and other members of the PTF have received the AstraZeneca vaccines. They took the first jabs of the vaccine on Monday, March 8, 2021, at the briefing of the Task Force […]

COVID-19: “NAFDAC Receives Dossiers For Chinese Vaccine, Others For Evaluation”

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has received dossiers for Chinese vaccine and three others for evaluation amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while addressed reporters in Abuja on Monday, February 15, 2021, during a briefing by the Presidential […]

COVID-19: NCDC Records Six New Cases Of British Variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 have been found in the country.  NCDC confirmed this on Monday, February 1, 2021, through its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja; stating that with the reported six cases […]

“How Increased Travels, Religious Activities, Others Triggered Hike In COVID-19

​The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has highlighted the factors that led to the increased figures of Coronavirus recorded in the country since November 2020. Addressing reporters on Monday, January 11, 2021, in Abuja, the PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, revealed that increased local and international travels were among the major factors. He listed […]

“FG To Review Resumption Date For Schools” -Education Minister

The Federal Government says it is currently reviewing the January 18. 2021, resumption date for Schools across the country, following the rise in COVID-19 cases. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s […]

“There Will Be Repercussions For VIPs, Govt Officials Who Flout

The Federal Government has said there will be repercussions for Very Important Personalities (VIPs) and Government officials who flout travel protocols. In a video posted by the Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, via Twitter, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, vowed to clamp […]

Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases For Third Consecutive Day

Nigeria has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases, reporting its highest single-day tally for the third consecutive day. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, January 6, 2021; saying 1,664 more infections were reported in 24 hours with five more fatalities. […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,145 New Cases, Highest Ever In One

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19. The Thursday, December 17, 2020 figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping commenced in March. According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases; while 67,110 cases have been discharged, and […]

COVID-19: FG Extends Phase Two Of Lockdown

The Federal Government has announced the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks. The extension is the third for the second phase. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha announced this during the Task Force briefing […]

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 […]