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

COVID-19: EHORECON tasks Nigerians on preventive measures

December 19, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, (EHORECON), has called on Nigerians to adhere strictly to provisions of the COVID-19 protocol in order to halt the virus from spreading. The Acting Register of EHORECON, Baba Yakubu Mohammed made this known on Thursday while speaking to journalist in Abuja, adding that the preventive health system is responsible for the containment Read More

Air force kills bandits in Kaduna forest

September 4, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed several bandits during an air strikes in Kuduru and Kwaimbana forests in Kaduna state, Coordinator Defence Media Operations,  Maj.  Gen. John Enenche has said. Enenche who disclosed this Friday in a statement said the feat was achieved through separate air strikes carried out on 2 and 3 September 2020. He said the strike Read More

PSG: Neymar, Di Maria test positive for coronavirus

September 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar, Angel Di Maria have tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports in France. The reports also stated that Leandro Paredes is the third player alongside Neymar and Di Maria to contract the virus. On Wednesday Ligue 1 club confirmed that three players returned a positive Covid-19 result. And L’Equipe later revealed who the unfortunate players were, Read More

Cleric tasks FG on Southern Kaduna bloodshed

August 31, 2020 Abubakar Labaran 0

Founder, Throneroom Trust Ministry, Kafanchan, Kaduna state, Apostle (Dr) Emmanuel Nuhu Kure, has called on  the federal government to arrest the senseless bloodshed going on in Southern Kaduna before it leads to anarchy. The cleric made the statement as a guest speaker at the grand finale of the prayers and indoor protest sessions against killings in Southern Kaduna, organised by Read More

Ogun plans special court for rape, gender-based violence

August 28, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Ogun state government Friday disclosed that it had concluded plans to set up a Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Court, to handle issues relating to sexual abuses and violence against defenseless people of the state. Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this when he received the Country Representative, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ms. Ulla Mueller, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Read More

2 killed, one injured in Lagos copter crash

…AIB begins probe A helicopter with three persons aboard belonging to Quarium Avaition crash landed at 16 Salvation Road, Opebi around 12:20pm, killing two of the occupants on the spot. Emergency workers confirmed two persons, including the pilot, dead in the crash. It was gathered the third person, found unconscious, was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos Read More

COVID-19 shows Nigeria’s healthcare meant for high and mighty- Ekechi

August 23, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Former director, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council on Election, Dr. Theodore Ekechi, has said he began early campaign on steps to be taken to avert the spread of coronavirus pandemic due to the poor state of infrastructure in Nigeria. Ekechi, who stated this while receiving the “Distinguished Nigerian Ambassador for COVID-19” award noted that one advantage of COVID-19 Read More

NPHCDA boosts mass immunisation with 456 motorcycles, computers

August 23, 2020 Duro Joseph 0

The move by the Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure that immunisation is taken to every nook and carnies of Nigeria got a big boost weekend when it unveiled 456 motorcycles and laptops for its Routine Immunisation Officers (RIO). The unveiling which took place at the NPHCDA National Strategic Coldstore, Bill Clinton Way, Airport Road, Abuja, was witnessed Read More

Which way journalism in the time of Covid-19

August 7, 2020 Abdulyassar Abdulhamid 0

Of recent, there is an upsurge in the number of media organizations in Nigeria, but unfortunately the vast power the conventional media had enjoyed when gate-keeping was at its prime is being grossly debased. This is partly due to its self-harming porous border and in a part because the media have failed in its primary responsibility of informing, educating and Read More

COVID-19 not God’s creation – Cleric

August 4, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Vicar of Ebenezer Anglican Church, Ekwereazu Ogwa in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo state, Rev. Cannon Emeka Ekeanyanwu, Monday stated that coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID- 19 is not God’s creation as people erroneously believe. Speaking on the virus which has sent thousands to the world beyond, he said God decided to use it for a particular purpose which is Read More

Covid-19: Customers’ ordeals at banks, telecom coys

July 24, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

PAUL OKAH takes a look at customers’ ordeals in banks, telecommunication companies and other organisations as they try to gain access to the premises to carry out transactions. Customers often have to bribe security agents as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which has placed emphasis on restriction of numbers. As one of the measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, Read More

COVID -19: Ebonyi records first death, shutdown courts

June 20, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Friday said the state has recorded its first Covid-19 death. He also ordered the immediate shut down of all Courts in the state. Though the governor did not disclose the identity of the deceased, sources said he is a judicial officer. Umahi however, said the judiciary premises would remain closed for the next 10 Read More

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Covid-19: I tested negative twice after trips to Kano, Bauchi other high risk states-Perm sec

June 3, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI), Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, has said he tested negative twice to COVID-19 after trips Kano, Bauchi and other high risk states for official assignment. Sani-Gwarzo, led the task team on curtailing the spread and impact of COVID-19 to Kano Bauchi, Gombe, Sokoto, Borno, Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara states. A Read More

Covid-19: Other diseases killing more Nigerians, Cross River tells FG

May 29, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The Cross River state government has appealed to the federal government to play down on media hype over the coronavirus pandemic, saying other health challenges like malaria, diabetes, high blood pressure “which have now been relegated to the background are killing more Nigerians than Covid-19.” The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, in a press conference, Friday, said people with Read More

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Is Nigeria sliding into recession?

May 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigerian economy, like many other countries of the world, has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The country had to declare total lockdown for several weeks to halt the spread of the disease before it finally settled for gradual reopening of the economy in phases. Sadly, the longest period with which the economy was shutdown, poverty and unemployment worsened, while Read More

Ebonyians attack Umahi as COVID-19 cases hit 22, highest in South-east

May 23, 2020 Paul Okah 0

This is not the best of times for Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, as residents of the state have accused  him of being responsible for the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state “due to neglect of the welfare of political appointees and taskforce members”. On Friday, May 22, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) announced that Read More

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COVID-19 in Nigeria: The need for a social science approach

The Covid-19 global pandemic has unsettled the world. It has created social, economic and medical upheavals not seen in recent history. Starting from China in December 2019 and expanding to other countries of the world as early as February 2020. The diffusion of Covid-19 started as hierarchical diffusion moving to more economically advanced countries then latter to developing countries. Relocation Read More

Covid-19: As patients escape from isolation centres…

May 22, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

When the Covid-19 pandemic berthed in Nigeria in February, this year, isolation centres were created by state governments in order quarantine confirmed cases for treatment. However, with many patients escaping from isolation centres Nigerians have raised concerns. PAUL OKAH takes a look at the implications. The coming of Covid-19 took many governments unawares in different parts of the world and Read More

Military trains 300 medical personnel on COVID-19 treatment

May 22, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

As part of effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Nigerian Armed Forces said it has trained additional 220 of its medical personnel on COVID-19 case Management/Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).  The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche stated this in Abuja Thursday, during a press conference on the updates of the various operations of the military. He Read More

Covid-19 and politics of lockdown in Plateau

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It’s not a palatable experience for residents of Plateau state over Covid-19 restrictions. MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU writes on how the lockdown affects lives generally and agitation for a review. Plateau state is one among states that do not have many confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) but is among those states whose people were serially kept under lockdown as Read More

We‘re examining claims on COVID-19 cure – Onu

May 19, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the ministry has begun verification claims for the cure of Covid-19. He made this known at the quarterly management meeting of the Ministry and its agencies on Monday in Abuja. According to a press release by the press department of the ministry, the minister recalled that the Ministry Read More

Onu pledges to partner NIPSS on economic revival

May 19, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya  Onu has said his ministry is to collaborate with National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) to advance the nation’s economy. Onu said both organisations would work judiciously in the good of the nation in order to lift the dependency on other nations for basic  needs. Onu made this statement during Read More