When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

Human trials have begun – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible. When will coronavirus vaccine be ready? Though we can slow the spread of COVID-19, through confinement and other social distancing measures, and scientists are developing drugs to treat its symptoms, the only way to actually Read More

Bizarre! Man kills wife, dismember, flush her remains inside toilet

August 8, 2020 Agency Report 0

Authorities in China have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife, thereafter dismembered her body and flushed some of her remains down the toilet. According to a city’s legal authority, Xu Guoli, 55, murdered his partner when she was asleep due to ‘conflicts in family life.’ After killing her, he allegedly dumped part of her wife’s remains in various Read More

African leaders, experts, hail Xi’s remarks at extraordinary China-Africa summit against COVID-19

June 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

African leaders and experts have commended Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remarks at the extraordinary China-Africa summit on solidarity against COVID-19 on Wednesday, hailing achievements of China-Africa cooperation in fighting the pandemic. In his remarks, Xi called on China and Africa to defeat the novel coronavirus with solidarity and cooperation. He said the two sides should work together to build a Read More

Breaking: From China, 268 stranded Nigerians return home, now in Abuja

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has succesfully evacuated 268 stranded Nigerians in China. Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who revealed this a while ago on Saturday via her Twitter handle, said, “268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today, from China . They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.” In the past Read More

Nigeria/China cooperation ‘ll transcend Covid-19 -related hiccups

April 26, 2020 Charles Onunaiju 0

The federal Republic of Nigeria and The People’s Republic of China share strong symbolic identities as one obtained independence and the other secured national liberation on the 1st of October in 1960 and 1949 respectively. China is the largest developing nation in the world, just as Nigeria is the largest developing country in Africa. A diplomatic cooperation established in 1971 Read More

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Coronavirus: Zamfara cancels 20 students’ strip to China

March 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Zamfara state government has canceled the trip of its 20 youth who were earlier screened and sponsored to study in various fields in China following the Coronavirus pandemic. This was announced by the special adviser to governor on scholarship, Malam Lukman Majidadi, while fielding question from newsmen in Gusau, Saturday. According to him, the state government took the action Read More

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Coronavirus: PDP’s comment disservice to Nigeria – BCO

March 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has condemned the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of Coronavirus. The BCO said it was unfortunate that the PDP is politicising issues of national security, stability and health, describing it as a great disservice and unpatriotic. National coordinator of BCO, Alhaji Danladi Pasali, made the condemnation in a Read More

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FG releases N386m for coronavirus prevention

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

The federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen coronavirus (COVID19) preparedness in Nigeria. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz, disclosed this to journalists, Friday in Abuja, while providing updates on the country’s preparedness against coronavirus and Lassa Fever in the country. Abdullaziz noted that the amount was released by the government in Read More

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Coronavirus: ECOWAS health ministers strengthen regional preparedness

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Ministers of Health of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have agreed to support member states for a regional preparedness and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus). The minister for state, Federal Ministry of Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known at a news conference Monday in Abuja, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of an emergency meeting Read More

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Europe records first Coronavirus death

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus – the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. The victim was an 80-year-old man from China’s Hubei province, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn. He arrived in France on 16 January and was placed in quarantine in hospital in Paris on 25 January, she said. Only Read More

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Over 1,700 China medical workers infected with coronavirus

February 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

More than 1,700 medical workers in China have been infected with the new coronavirus, and six have died, medical authorities have said. The vast majority of the medical workers – 1,502 out of 1,716 – have fallen ill in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, the deputy director of the National Health Commission, Zeng Yixin, said. It is the Read More

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Breaking: Coronavirus gets new name

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday said “Covid-19” would be the new official name for the deadly coronavirus that was first identified in China on December 31. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, explaining that “co” stood for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”. Read More

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Odion Ighalo transfer to Manchester United

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

Premier League giants Manchester United signed Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo right before the transfer deadline. It was reported that Manchester United and the Nigerian’s parent club Shanghai Shenhua agreed a loan deal of 4 million pounds, with no option to buy. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been linked with a host of potential signings following the unfortunate injury to Read More

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Coronavirus: Death toll hits 811 in China as Spain confirms 2nd case

February 9, 2020 Editor 0

The death toll in mainland China from the coronavirus has surged to 811, the National Health Commission said on Sunday, as a Japanese and an American became the first foreigners to die of the illness in China. The Commission reported 89 deaths nationwide up to midnight on Saturday with 81 of the fatalities in Hubei, the central province at the heart of Read More

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Spain trip: Coronavirus forces Manchester Utd to drop Ighalo

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

New signing Odion Ighalo will not travel to Manchester United’s training camp in Spain as it is not guaranteed he would clear UK immigration on his return should border restrictions tighten on travellers who have been in China within past 14 days following the coronavirus outbreak. Ighalo, who moved to Old Trafford from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline Day, Read More

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Over 720 already dead, 34,546 infected as Coronavirus spreads

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

Shortage of masks, cancelled attendances at major trade shows, restricted access to cruise ships. Here are the developments from around the world on the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. – 722 dead –In mainland China 34,546 people have been infected, of whom 722 have died, according to official figures. In the past 24 hours there have been 86 deaths, Read More

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Before coronavirus berths in Nigeria

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the world is grappling with ways of curtailing its spread. SAMSON BENJAMIN in this report examines the measures so far taken by Nigeria to prevent the virus from entering her borders given the nation’s weak public health system The virus According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), corona Read More

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Coronavirus: Chinese ‘whistleblower’ doctor dies

February 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

A Chinese doctor who was among the first to raise a public alarm about the deadly new coronavirus outbreak died of the infection early on Friday (China time), his hospital announced. Opthalmologist Li Wenliang passed away from the infection at 2:58 am, Wuhan Central Hospital stated in a post on its verified account on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Chinese Read More

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Breaking: China stops issuing visas to Nigerians

February 3, 2020 Editor 0

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has stopped issuing visas to Nigerians as part of measures to curtail spread of ravaging coronavirus. Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, disclosed this on Monday. United States last week announced ban on issuance of visa to Nigeriansand others from five other countries. Though the reason for US visa action was unconnected to the new Read More

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FG strategises against importation of coronavirus

February 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

The federal government has disclosed that it had strengthened its preparedness and action plan in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to stop the importation of coronavirus into the country. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this at Coronavirus Inter-ministerial Preparedness and Response Meeting with relevant key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) Friday in Abuja. Ehanire said the meeting became Read More

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Its official: Ighalo is a Manchester United player till…

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

Manchester United have signed former Watford striker Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season. The deal to bring the 30-year-old Nigeria international to Old Trafford contains no option to buy. Ighalo, who is still in China but is expected to fly to the UK in the next few days, scored 39 goals in 99 Read More