Tag: covid

Fani-Kayode receives COVID vaccine — after calling it ‘evil’

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. In April 2020, the former minister had described the COVID-19 vaccine as an evil that would “result…

Katsina wants women to lead in COVID -19 vaccine administration

By Augustine Okezie, Katsina The Katsina State Government has called on Women in the state to play leading roles in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccines, especially at the grassroots…

◊ NPHCDA: AstraZeneca COVID vaccine will be assessed by NAFDAC before distribution

Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), says the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will assess the AstraZeneca COVID-19…

NEPC: Despite COVID, our plan to generate $30bn from non-oil exports by 2025 stands

The federal government has reiterated its plan to generate $30 billion within the next 10 years from non-oil exports to diversify the economy.  Segun Awolowo, executive director of Nigeria Export…

Nigerian consulate in New York closed over exposure of staff to COVID

The Nigerian consulate in New York has suspended operations temporarily, following the exposure of some of its staff members to the coronavirus.  The closure took effect on February 18, 2021….

NCDC: 25 percent of Nigerians have been exposed to COVID without their knowledge

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says about 25 percent of Nigerians have been exposed to COVID-19 without them knowing it.  Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, disclosed this…

FG: We’re aware of int’l syndicates producing fake COVID results for Nigerians

The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 says it is aware of syndicates at some international airports producing fake COVID-19 test results for Nigerian travellers. Mukhtar Mohammed, the national incident…

COVID: Nigeria reports 1,065 new recoveries — over 7,000 discharged in one week

For the fourth consecutive day, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported over 1,000 new coronavirus-related recoveries across the country. According to the agency’s update for February 11,…

NCDC confirms 1,131 fresh COVID infections, eight new deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 1,131 fresh coronavirus cases across 21 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Wednesday. The number of new positive samples recorded…

● Nigeria’s daily COVID count increases by 64 percent in 24 hours

Nigeria has confirmed a 64 percent increase in its daily count of coronavirus cases, with 1,056 new infections recorded on Tuesday.  On Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)…

● Edo records 115 new COVID infections as total exceeds 4,000

Edo state has confirmed 115 new cases of COVID-19 infections, 56 fresh recoveries and two deaths within the past 72 hours. Andrew Obi, the state’s COVID-19 incident manager, stated this…

● Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation ‘for flouting Italy’s Covid rules’ to celebrate girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez’s birthday

Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly ‘under investigation’ after flouting coronavirus guidelines to take his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on a visit to a luxurious ski resort to celebrate her twenty seventh birthday. …

● Yabatech loses director to COVID, shuts hostel

By Samuel Oamen Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has introduced the dying of the College Director, Academic Planning Unit, Mr. M.A.O Omoighe, from COVID-19 issues. It additionally ordered all college…

Nasarawa specialist hospital takes delivery of COVID ventilators – CMD

From Faith Awa Maji, Lafia The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia, Nasarawa State, Dr Hassan Ikrama, says the hospital had taken delivery of four…

2021: Covid, Corruption, Expressway, Bridge

  By Tony Marinho COVID-19 second wave brings deaths approaching 1,850,000 deaths, 85,500,000 worldwide, Nigerian cases 90,000, and 1,310 deaths. Will Nigeria get the vaccine against Covid-2019 in 2020? Wear…