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CBN mulls forex restriction on hand sanitisers importation

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

Hand sanitisers and other anti-viral protective and hygiene products may soon be included in the list of items the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned from accessing foreign exchange for their importation. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced on Wednesday in Abuja that this was part of decisions being contemplated by the bank to conserve foreign exchange and support local Read More

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Right step to combat Convid-19

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

Given the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, and its threat to health and economic related issues in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is, indeed, right to establish a Presidential Task Force for the control of the disease. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, heads the task force and Dr Read More

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FG adopts use of yellow card for int’l passengers’ boarding

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The federal government has adopted the presentation of the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), otherwise known as Yellow card as a condition for passengers on regional and international flights to leave or visit Nigeria. The directive, issued by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) was communicated to airlines operating international flights was signed by General Manager in charge Read More

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How coronavirus and the global oil price war can impact Nigeria

March 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigeria is vulnerable to a prolonged period of low oil prices – but it should take the opportunity to deregulate downstream and reform the excess crude account. Worst fall Brent crude oil prices fell to approximately $33 per barrel (bbl) on Monday 9 March, the worst of its kind fall in a day since 1991. Saudi Arabia, and its erstwhile Read More

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IWD 2020: NCAA lauds Nigerian women

March 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has joined the international civil aviation community to celebrate Nigerian women as the world marks the International Women’s Day (IWD 2020). The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt Musa Nuhu recognizes  women  as the  bedrocks  of  all  successful  societies  and  on  this  day,  we acknowledge  and  appreciate  their  contributions  towards the  development  of  the  Read More

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United Airline diverts flight over passenger’s cough, sneezing

March 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

Mounting concern over the spread of coronavirus was apparently behind a US flight being diverted at the weekend after passengers became upset over someone sneezing and coughing. United Airlines told AFP in a statement that the flight  headed from Eagle, Colorado, to Newark, New Jersey  — was diverted on Sunday afternoon to Denver’s international airport. The plane was allowed to Read More

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Nigeria needs N1.6bn emergency funding to fight COVID-19 – NCDC

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared that the country “requires N1.6 billion emergency funding to fight Coronavirus (COVID19).” The Centre’s deputy director, special duties, Dr. Prescilla Ibekwe, disclosed this at a news briefing addressed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, to update on the virus on Friday in Abuja. Ibekwe said the emergency fund when Read More

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COVID 19: Nigeria makes progress towards finding cure

March 5, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigeria has recorded significant progress towards finding a cure for the much-dreaded coronavirus or Covid 19. A Nigerian Professor of Pharmacognosy, Prof. Maurice Iwu has claimed discovery of a drug with a potential treatment agent for coronavirus infections. Professor Iwu disclosed this while briefing the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu in his office on Monday in Abuja. Read More

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Breaking: Panic in Lagos as Nigeria confirms first Coronavirus

February 28, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos state. A statement issued by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, early Friday said the case, which was recorded on February 27, was the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020. The statement said, “the case is an Read More

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Yobe govt take Lassa sensitization to grassroots

February 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

Yobe state government through ministries of Health, Information and local government and chieftaincy affairs has commenced the sensitization of stakeholders to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. The state governor Mai Mala Buni represented by his commissioner of Information, Abdullahi Bego, said that “Yobe state is yet to record any outbreak of the disease after its resurgence Read More

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Confirmed: One infected as first Coronavirus case berths in Africa

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

Egypt on Friday confirmed a case of Coronavirus in its territory,the first in Africa since the deadly virus began ravaging China in December. But the victim is not Egyptian, the ministry of health said in Cairo. The ministry did not disclose the nationality of the person who is quarantined in hospital. It merely said that it “has taken preventative measures 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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Chelsea clash: Ighalo makes Manchester Utd squad

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Odion Ighalo will be in the Manchester United squad for the Premier League clash with Chelsea next Monday despite missing a training camp in Spain due to fears he could be denied re-entry into Britain if restrictions against the outbreak of Coronavirus are tightened. The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on Read More