No new COVID-19 variant in Nigeria yet – NCDC

January 4, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), has said the new COVID-19 Omicron sub-lineage variant has not yet been detected in the country. This was confirmed Wednesday, in a statement on COVID-19 genomic surveillance signed by its Director General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa. “The NCDC-led COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre is monitoring COVID-19 trends in China, the United States of Read More

COVID-19: 646,623 vaccinated in Kogi – CPI

December 21, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

The Challenge Parenthood Initiative (CPI) Tuesday said out of 2,788,335 population of Kogi state, 646,623 have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic as at November 2022. The executive director CPI, Eunice Abimbola Agbogu, said this Tuesday in Lokoja at a press conference on enhancing demand creation and uptake of COVID-19 vaccine project in Kogi state. It is being executed executed Read More

FG ends COVID-19 tests for travelers

December 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As the spread of COVID-19 continue to reduce worldwide, the federal government has suspended all pre-departure, pre-boarding, and post-arrival PCR test requirements for travellers.   The announcement was made in a statement released by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), Boss Mustapha on Monday evening.  According to him, the Read More

Nigerian government relaxes COVID-19 protocols

December 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Following the reduction in Covid-19 cases, the Federal Government has relaxed travel protocols for air passengers and other stakeholders. The Minister of Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika, in a tweet on Monday announced the latest development. According Hadi, “Glad to announce that Government has abolished Permission to travel QR code. Use of face masks is now discretionary and travel PCR tests Read More

‘Family physicians key to tackling long-term effects of Covid-19’

November 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Long-term effects of Covid-19 can cause lingering health problems, according to the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON). The president, SOFON, Prof. Musa Dankyau, speaking at the 25th annual general and scientific conference Wednesday in Abuja, said family physicians that were the first contact of care for most patients accessing private and public health facilities in Nigeria had been Read More

‘Family physicians key to tackling long-term effects of COVID-19’

November 25, 2022 David Agba, Abuja 0

Long-term effects of COVID-19 can cause lingering health problems, even as the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON), has reiterated the importance of Family Physicians in reducing the scourge of the pandemic through patient education and innovative healthcare delivery. The President, SOFON, Professor Musa Dankyau, in a chat at the 25th annual general and scientific conference on Wednesday in Read More

Post COVID-19: New Faces New Voices pushes for more women inclusion in finance

November 2, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

The Nigeria chapter of the non-⅘profit New Faces, New Voices (NFNV Nigeria) has called for more inclusion of women in the financial sector, particularly in the various interventions by governments and the private sector aimed at economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. This call was made by Hajiya Aishatu Debola Aminu, Country Director of NFNV Read More

Crude price falls on fears of global recession, China COVID surge

Oil prices fell about 2% on Tuesday, extending the previous session’s almost 2% decline, as recession fears and a flare-up in COVID-19 cases in China raised concerns over global demand. World Bank President David Malpass and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warned on Monday of a growing risk of global recession and said inflation remains a continuing problem. Read More

APC laments insecurity nationwide, demands urgent action

July 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, asking all the security agencies to live up to the expectations. The North-west leadership of the APC made this demand at end of its fact-finding tour of the zone which began in Kebbi state on Monday 4th July 2022. The country has witnessed rise in Read More

2023: CAN’s rejection of APC Muslim-Muslim ticket Godly – Dogara

July 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has supported the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which rejected the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Dogara said the position of CAN is the position of God, adding that adopting a Muslim-Muslim ticket in a diverse country like Nigeria is a Read More

Oil slides on strong dollar, weaker demand outlook

July 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday on a strong dollar, demand-sapping COVID-19 curbs in top crude importer China and fears of a global economic slowdown. Brent crude futures were down by $4.78, or 4.5%, at $102.32 a barrel by 1112 GMT, having earlier sunk as low as $101.48. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was down $4.91, or 4.7%, at $99.18 Read More

Covid-19: NCDC issues public health advisory

July 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory on its website to members of the public to prevent further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic during the Eid el-Kabir celebration. Its director-general, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, issued the guidelines in view of the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in the country and globally. “In addition to the Read More

Anxiety as COVID-19 returns to Wuhan

July 2, 2022 TheSun 0

The first confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the Chinese city where the virus first emerged as President Xi Jinping reestablished his commitment to the country’s draconian ‘Zero Covid’ policy. A pair of port workers in Wuhan have been reported as showing signs of asymptomatic infection in the first confirmed cases there in a month. China is now expected to undergo its fourth Read More

COVID-19 drives global digital payment surge – World Bank

June 29, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred financial inclusion–driving a large increase in digital payments amid the global expansion of formal financial services, the World Bank has said. This expansion, the global lender stated, created new economic opportunities, narrowing the gender gap in account ownership, and building resilience at the household level to better manage financial shocks. According to the Bank, the Read More

Presidency: ADP unveils Pastor Okey Udo as Yabagi’s running mate

June 23, 2022 Editorial II 0

Opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) has named Pastor Okey Udo, as its vice presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Unveiling his running mate, Thursday in Abuja, the ADP presidential candidate, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, said the reality and facts pointing to the imminent political ascendency of his party in 2023 are crystal clear to everyone, “who is not Read More

Owo attack: Tinubu donates N75m to support victims

June 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

All Progressives Congress National Leader and frontline presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday promised to work with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to bring succour to the victims of Owo Massacre. Speaking at the Palace of Olowo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin  Ogunoye during a condolence visit in company of Arakunrin Akeredolu, Tinubu condemned the violent attack on innocent worshippers and described the Read More

Breaking: APC ‘ll punish Tinubu over utterances against Buhari – Adamu

June 4, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will be punished for his utterances against President Muhammadu Buhari recently, national chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu has said. Tinubu was seen in a video Tuesday revealing how he help the President and other APC leaders winning elections in Read More

Presidency: South-east APC leaders back Lawan, ask Buhari to endorse him as party’s candidate

June 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the South-east geopolitical zone on the platform of APC South-east Front has asked President  Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders to endorse the Senate President Ahmad Lawan as presidential flagbearer of the party. Rising from an emergency meeting held in Abuja, the South-east APC leaders said it would be fair and just Read More

Revisiting USAID’s Covid-19 food security challenge intervention

May 30, 2022 Ibrahim Aboki 0

As part of USAID’s $4 million intervention on its COVID-19 food security challenge, where 32 Nigerian grantees get funding to assist in the improving of the country’s agricultural system to a better and modern system. Energy Assured as one of the sub-grantees in partnership with USAID empowers more than 2100 smallholder farmers with subscription based rental services of mobile solar Read More