Breaking: Chelsea outclass Porto, near Champions League semis

April 7, 2021 BBC 0

Chelsea bounced back from a testing few days to earn a commanding first-leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League. Mason Mount’s clever turn and finish in the first half helped bring some welcome relief to Blues manager Thomas Tuchel after his side’s heavy defeat to West Brom on Saturday, which was followed by a training ground incident between team-mates Read More

Bauchi expresses commitment to ending Tuberculosis by 2030

March 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has expressed commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030 in line with the federal government’s recommendation of ensuring TB free Nigeria in the stipulated time. The state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro expressed the commitment Monday during the opening ceremony of the 2021 world TB day commemoration with the slogan ‘Check am o!’ organized Read More

Within 48 hours, over 12, 700 take COVID-19 vaccine in Lagos

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos State Government says it has vaccinated 12,720 people with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 48 hours after the vaccination exercise commenced in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, made this known through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Thursday while giving the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination update for March 16. He said that from the 12, 720 people Read More

Mixed reactions as Obiano marks 7th year in office

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state governor Willie Obiano, on March 17, 2021 marked seven years in office as the Chief Executive of the state. In this report, OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU gathered reactions from individuals and organisations on how the administration has fared. Mixed reactions have continued to trail Governor Willie Obiano’s seven years in office as the Chief Executive of Anambra state. The governor, Read More

Minister assures of gender parity in Covid-19 vaccine distribution

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has assured Nigerian women of gender parity in the administration of the limited COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Tallen, gave this assurance, while distributing palliatives, which include food items such as rice, vegetable oil, pasta, soghum flour and wrappers to 93 women groups in the FCT as part of activities by the Read More

Benue deputy gov doubts safety, efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine

March 16, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

   Benue State Government Tuesday disclosed that it will flag off the  administration of  the Covid-19 vaccination  Thursday.However, the state’s deputy governor and chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19, Engr Benson Abounu, has expressed reservation over the efficacy and safety of the Astrazeneca vaccine. Speaking in an interview with newsmen after his committee’s meeting in Makurdi,  Deputy Governor  Abounu said only those wishing Read More

Senate backs NCAA on AZMAN airline grounding, Arik scales through

March 16, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Aviation, Tuesday, applauded the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over operations’ suspension slammed on Azman airline. The Aviation regulatory body however, allayed fears of air travellers on  airworthiness of aircrafts in the fleet of Arik airline. Explaining reasons for the suspension of Azman airline during an interface with the Senate Committee on Aviation on Read More

COVID-19 vacine : Nasarawa NYSC takes first jab

March 16, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

 Nasarawa has scored another first as the administration of COVID-19 vaccines commenced Tuesday this morning in the state.The Nasarawa state National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator, Mr Stephen Gabriel Dewan, who took the first jab was full of praise of the executive governor of Nasarawa state, Engr Abdullahi Sule, for approving the vaccination of corps members and staff on camp. Read More

COVID-19: PTF warns of possible third wave, lack of bed space despite vaccines availability

March 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Monday warned of possible third wave of the pandemic as is currently being experienced in some countries.Speaking at a joint national briefing in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of Presidential Task Force Mr Boss Mustapha, said Nigerians should be weary of home-based care as there may not Read More

COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccines’ safety not compromised, PTF assures Nigerians

March 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Monday assured Nigerians that lives would not be endangered by the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines.This is coming on the heels of mass suspension of the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines by some countries due to safety concerns. The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said at a briefing Read More

Covid-19 vaccines: Intrigues, fears

…AstraZeneca vaccine has no side effects – NAFDAC,…We‘ll investigates side effects – NPHCDA,…Govt must develop tracking system to check fakes – Pharmacist,…We won’t suspend vaccination because some countries have – FG One week after Nigeria began vaccination for coronavirus, there have been concerns about its safety, misinformation, hoarding and fake vaccines. SAMSOM BENJAMIN and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report examine Read More

Breaking: Syrian President, wife contract Coronavirus

March 8, 2021 Reuters 0

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for COVID-19 after showing minor symptoms, his office said on Monday. The Syrian leader and his spouse, who announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, were both in good health and would keep working while in isolation at home, the statement said. Syria has seen a sharp rise Read More

FCT minister: It’s time to reinstate Nahuce to Water Board

February 2, 2021 Abubakar Tsafe 0

The power struggle in FCT Water Board has ended, it is time to reinstate an innocent man falsely accused of corruption back to his office. January 14, 2021, the FCT High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja exonerated, discharge and acquitted Engineer Aliyu Nahuce, suspended general manager, FCT Water Board, from the false allegations against him’ bordering on corruption. Nahuce was Read More

Breaking: Scores caught producing ‘fake’ COVID-19 vaccines

February 1, 2021 NAN 0

Chinese authorities, on Monday, detained 80 people on suspicion of producing counterfeit coronavirus vaccines. State news agency, Xinhua reported that the detained are alleged to have been bottling saline solution to sell as vaccine since September. A total of 3,000 vaccine doses were confiscated, with raids taking place in several locations across the country. China has developed a number of Read More

Spain registers 1st case of South African COVID-19 strain

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Spanish autonomous community of Galicia has registered the country’s first case of the mutant coronavirus strain linked to South Africa, the regional government said. “The health service of Galicia has detected the presence of the South African strain in Vigo, thus being the first Spanish community, which registered this COVID-19 variant,” the authority said. According to the release, the Read More

KCCN rolls out 2021 plans, recalls successes 10 years after

January 28, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria (KCCN) has outlined programmes for the year 2021 with utmost readiness to hit the ground running. Director of KCCN Mr. Lee Jin-Su who spoke during a press conference when all the centre’s activities for the year were rolled in Abuja said so far in his two-year reign, he has discovered how Nigerians cherished their culture Read More

Breaking: Tuchel fails to win in first Chelsea Premier League game vs Wolves

January 27, 2021 BBC 0

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea reign got off to a frustrating start as Wolves secured a point in a drab stalemate at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel, appointed boss on Tuesday following the sacking of Frank Lampard, took his place in the dugout after conducting one training session with his new team. But the German was given an indication of the huge challenge facing him as Read More

Breaking: In Benue, Ortom tests positive for Coronavirus

January 27, 2021 Editor 0

Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom has tested positive for COVID-19 days after some of his close aides were confirmed. A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase on Wednesday said, “The latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive. “This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive Read More

Breaking: Tuchel becomes Chelsea coach

January 26, 2021 BBC 0

Chelsea have appointed former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on an 18-month contract. Tuchel, 47, won two league titles, the French Cup and the French League Cup in his two-and-a-half years in Paris. Frank Lampard was dismissed on Monday after 18 months in charge, following a run of one win in five league matches. German coach Read More

COVID-19: Egypt begins vaccination

January 23, 2021 Reuters 0

Egypt will begin coronavirus vaccinations on Sunday, beginning with medical staff, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said in recorded comments on Saturday. On Friday, Egypt recorded 748 new cases and 52 deaths. However, health officials say the real number is likely far higher because of the relatively low rate of coronavirus testing and the exclusion of private test results. Egypt received its Read More

Breaking: Benitez dumps Chinese club Dalian pro

January 23, 2021 AFP 0

Rafa Benitez abruptly left as coach of Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro on Saturday, saying it was for family reasons in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The 60-year-old Spaniard, who took Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005, had been in charge of Dalian since July 2019. “Unfortunately, like so many things in the last year, Covid-19 has Read More

In Edo, Court convicts 9 for flouting COVID-19 protocols

January 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

An Edo state Magistrate Court sitting in Oredo has convicted nine persons for violating the state government’s coronavirus protocols. The convicts were sentenced to community service as punishment for refusing to wear facemasks in public and breaking the 10pm to 5am curfew in the state. Chief Magistrate Bright Eraze Oniha presided over the mobile court sitting. The convicts are: Abu Sani, Umaru Ali, Emmanuella Read More

Covid-19 vaccines controversy: Facts, fears, misconceptions

January 22, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

The coronavirus (Covid-19), which originated from the city of Wuhan in China, has been a subject of controversy. The subsequent development of vaccines against the virus unlocked even more controversies and conspiracy theories. SAMSON BENJAMIN, in this report, examines some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the vaccines. Amidst the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) and new variants ravaging Read More