Lagos records new COVID-19 spike in 24 hours

August 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lagos state has recorded spike in COVID-19 cases with 404 infections in the last 24 hours, increasing the state’s infection figures to 17,764. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on Sunday in its COVID-19 Situation Report for August 22. According to NCDC, Lagos has 404 new cases out of the 601 confirmed cases reported in the Read More

Delta treats 1,303 COVID-19 cases, 120 active — CPS

July 27, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

    Chief Press Secretary to Governor of Delta state, Mr Olisa Ifeajika has said the recent significant drop in active cases of COVID-19 in the state was due to effective contact-tracing and adequate treatment of patients. According to Ifeajika, early reporting, increased detection and treatment of cases of the virus accounted for the massive drop in the number of Read More

Certificate Forgery: APC begins fresh battle to disqualify Obaseki

July 20, 2020 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

   Prominent Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, is leading four other members of the inner bar at the Federal high court in Benin in cases of certificate forgery and perjury instituted to disqualify Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu from the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State. The All Progressives Read More

COVID-19: 1 dead as Oyo discharges 67, record 17 new cases

July 12, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday disclosed that the state has discharged 67 confirmed coronavirus positive patients.Chairman of the Task Force and governor of the state, Engr Seyi Makinde, who made this known in Ibadan said the state has recorded 17 new coronavirus positive cases and one death. Governor Makinde inwho spoke via his Twitter handle disclosed that the Read More

Kwara gets additional COVID-19 testing centre

July 9, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state now has a second COVID-19 testing centre, which will be fully operational soon, the state government announced Thursday in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye. The government also clarified that the disparity in figures from COVID -19 cases was due to the delayed declaration on the part of the Nigeria Centre for Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety as 3 die in Ebonyi, cases rise to 503, 24 health workers infected

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government said it has recorded three deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, disclosed this while briefing governor David Umahi at the new government house complex Abakaliki, Sunday night. He said out of the three deaths recorded, one was a retired permanent Secretary, from Ebonyi central senatorial zone of the Read More

Relief materials and Maiduguri IDPs

June 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The outbreak of insurgency has displaced and shattered many households in the Northeast Nigeria. It has rendered some residents homeless and jobless but not hopeless. This is more rampant in Borno state. Over the years, a lot of cases have been recorded as a result of the displacement such as malnutrition, gender based violence, crimes and development problems, among Read More

NHRC, NAPTIP, others to tackle rape/SGBV scourge

June 14, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu has said the commission is more than ever determined to deal with cases of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) brought before it. Ojukwu said the commission will engage the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for urgent Read More

Sallah: Diri felicitates with Muslims in Bayelsa

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has felicitated with Muslims in the state on the end of their Ramadan fast and the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri.Governor Diri in his goodwill message issued by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, urged Muslims in the state to continue to pray for peace and unity in Nigeria and Bayelsa.He also solicited Read More

Covid-19: Health Commissioner gives fresh update, confirms 38 dead, 2640 total cases in Lagos

May 19, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Commissioner of Health, Prof Akin Aboyomi, has confirmed that 38 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in the state. Prof Abayomi via his twitter handle said, “74 new Covid-19 infection confirmed in Lagos. Total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Lagos is now 2640. “Two more Covid-19 related deaths recorded in Lagos. This brings total Covid-19 related deaths Read More

Coronavirus: Death toll in UK closes up on 34,000

May 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Coronavirus fatalities in the UK have risen to 33,614 after 428 more deaths were recorded the last 24 hours. A total of 233,151 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 across Britain – up 3,446 cases from Wednesday. Today’s death toll refers to those who have died in all settings – including care homes, hospices and the wider community. The Read More

Oyo records 2 COVID-19 deaths, 8 active cases

April 27, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has announced the death of another COVID-19 patient in the state, bringing the number of deaths in the state to two. Makinde, who stated this in his tweeter handle early Monday morning, said the deceased was one of the three persons whose COVID-19 test results came back positive on Saturday. “Sadly, one of the Read More

COVID-19: 45% Oyo positive cases from UCH, Makinde tells NCDC

April 22, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has stated that about 45 per cent of the coronavirus positive cases recorded  are  from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. The governor stated this Tuesday while receiving officials of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC ) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)  who visited him on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan. Read More

Breaking: Italy’s death toll hits 14,681 as Coronavirus cases reach 119,827… global deaths now over 55,000

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

UN chief Antonio Guterres renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said on Friday, referring to countries such as Syria, Libya and Yemen. “The COVID-19 storm is now coming to all these theatres of conflict.” Read More