Breaking: Yobe joins Covid-19 fray; Lagos, Kano, Gombe lead tally again as Nigeria’s number near 2000

April 30, 2020 Editor 0

Only Cross River and Kogi states are currently left without any Covid-19 case, latest daily update from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed. However, Yobe state recorded its very first case on Wednesday. Report of new cases according NCDC, shows, “196 new cases of COVID-19 reported; 87-Lagos 24-Kano, 18-Gombe, 17-Kaduna, 16-FCT, 10-Katsina, 8-Sokoto, 7-Edo, 6-Borno, 1-Yobe, 1-Ebonyi, Read More

Breaking: UK Coronavirus cases surpass 22,000

April 29, 2020 Editor 0

Coronavirus deaths have risen to at least 22,123 in the UK after 445 more deaths were announced in England on Wednesday. The number is expected to jump again this afternoon as the Government confirms the total number of covid-19 related deaths across the UK. Until now, the daily reported figures have only included the number of people who have died in hospitals. Read More

Breaking: Residents in panic mood as another Covid-19 case berths in Ebonyi

April 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Health in Ebonyi state Dr Daniel Umezurike has announced record of another coronavirus case in the state. Umezurike just disclosed this on Wednesday, same day Governor Dave Umahi directed junior civil servants to resume work across the state as from May 4, 2020. Already, many residents in the state have continued to state divergent views concerning the Read More

British PM Boris Johnson, girlfriend welcome new baby

April 29, 2020 Dailymail 0

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds on Tuesday gave birth to a ‘healthy’ baby boy at an NHS hospital in London today – weeks earlier than anticipated, Dailymail reports. Mr Johnson is said to have been by his 32-year-old fiancee’s side throughout the labour before their son entered the world in the early hours of this morning. The safe arrival Read More

Breaking: Reps probe strange deaths in Kano, summon PTF Boss, Health Minister, NCDC DG

April 28, 2020 Editor 0

The House of Representatives Tuesday, begun investigation into what led to many strange deaths in Kano state. To this end, they have summoned Chairman of Presidential Task Force of Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Health Minister Osagie Enahire and Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu. Details loading…

Breaking: AIT’s Dokpesi tests positive for Coronavirus

April 27, 2020 Editor 0

Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc Raymond Dokpesi jnr has just tested positive for Covid-19. Dokpesi who disclosed this to the staff of his organisation advised those that came in contact with him to go for test. He told them, “I got a call this morning confirming the result is COVID-19 positive. I am leaving now to the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre Read More

Breaking: Uneasy calm in Kano as 3 Covid-19 patients flee

April 27, 2020 Editor 0

There is palpable tension in Kano after three COVID-19 patients flee from Isolation centre. Coordinator of Kano State Technical Response Team on COVID 19, Dr Tijjani Hussain, who revealed this said the patients on the run have switched off their phones and their homes are deserted after the confirmation of their status. Details loading…

Revealed!: How first Ebonyi Covid-19 patient made contact with 300 people

April 27, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The first index case of Covid-19 in Ebonyi state, a 31-year-old commercial driver from Ukawu, Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) made contact with 300 people. While addressing Nigerians, Sunday night, April 26, watched by Blueprint Correspondent, the governor of the state, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, said the yet-to-be-named index case came into Ebonyi state from Ore, a town in Odigbo LGA of Ondo state, but was Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus resurfaces in Rivers as NCDC confirms first cases in Kebbi, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Taraba…death toll now 40

April 27, 2020 Editor 0

Ebonyi, Taraba, Kebbi and Bayelsa states all recorded first cases of Covid-19, on Sunday April 26, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has just confirmed. According to the centre, there 91 new cases in Nigeria with a total of 1273. Five new deaths have also been recorded, bring the the overall death sheet to 40 while 239 patients Read More

Breaking: First Coronavirus case hits Kebbi

April 27, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, on Sunday night announced that the state has recorded the first case of COVID-19. He said the index case was a 40-year old man, with travel history to Lagos Speaking in Birnin Kebbi, the governor said the index case has been taken to the Isolation centre . The governor said, “Regrettably, however, Kebbi state Read More

Lockdown extension: At last, Buhari decides to speak

April 26, 2020 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

For the third time in six weeks since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday address Nigerians on the administration’s present effort and further plans at curbing the dreaded disease. The president had, March 30, 2020 announced an initial two-week lockdown of FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, following which  he directed further lockdown on the Read More

Breaking: Apprehension as 31-year-old businessman imports Covid-19 in Ebonyi

April 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government, sunday night, said it has recorded  it’s first COVID-19 index case. This was revealed by Governor David Umahi in a live broadcast at the government lodge Abakaliki, the state capital. According to him, the carrier is a 31-year-old businessman from Ukawu, Onicha local government area of Ebonyi state who supplies food item with his hired purchase Sienna Read More

Lockdown extension: Expectations as Nigerians await Buhari’s fresh directives

April 26, 2020 Editor 0

Nigerians are currently in a state of uncertainty ahead of expected statement from President Muhammadu Buhari later on Sunday. As at the time of penning this down, no official communication regarding when the President will address the country from the media unit of the presidency in Aso Rock. Blueprint recalls that earlier, this week, many prominent Nigerians including the leadership Read More

Finally, Umahi bows, begs Journalists in Ebonyi

April 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The government of Ebonyi state under the leadership of Governor David Umahi has apologised to Journalists, and has recalled back those he placed on live ban. Umahi had last Wednesday banned the state correspondent of Daily Sun Newspaper, Mr Chijoke Agwu and Mr Peter Okutu of Vanguard Newspaper from nearing any government premises. But in a statement issued by the state Read More

Breaking – Coronavirus: UK hospital deaths surpass 20,000

April 25, 2020 Skynews 0

Another 813 people have died in UK hospitals after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the total to 20,319, says the Department of Health. The majority of the coronavirus-related fatalities – 18,084 (a rise of 711) – are in England. Scotland’s daily figures showed that another 47 people have died there, taking the total to 1,231. Wales has reported a further 23 Read More

Breaking: Global Covid-19 deaths now over 200,000, cases near 3m

April 25, 2020 BBC 0

More than 200,000 people worldwide have now died with the coronavirus, figures from Johns Hopkins University show. There are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the tally. It comes after the number of fatalities in the US passed 50,000, as Americans endure the world’s deadliest outbreak. On 11 January, Chinese state media reported the first known Read More

Breaking – Covid-19: Okonjo-Iweala bags fresh Int’l appointment

April 25, 2020 Agency Report 0

Former Nigeria’s Finance Minister and coordinator of economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as Special Envoy for the newly inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The economic revolution czar will serve alongside British business executive, Sir Andrew Witty. Their work is to basicaly mobilise international commitment to the initiative. WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Read More

Covid-19: Bill Gates reveals when vaccine ‘ll be ready

April 25, 2020 NBC 0

U.S. billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, said a vaccine for the rampaging COVID-19 disease may come between 18-24 months. He said on NBC Today Show on Friday that there is evidence that this timeline may come to pass. According to the Microsoft co-founder, usually a vaccine takes over five years. There are steps including first testing in animals, then with humans on small, medium and large scales. But Read More

Breaking: 3 foreigners, 7 Nigerian patients conquer Covid-19 in Lagos, discharged

April 24, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that 10 more patients have recovered after they tested negative twice for coronavirus. Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this via his twitter handle, Friday evening, said, “Even with the number of cases rising, we are happy to celebrate our success stories because they show that a positive #COVID19 case isn’t necessarily a case of doom Read More

As NESREA moves against COVID-19

April 23, 2020 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

The high rate of fatality across the globe since the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019, has put leaders on edge to save their citizenry from extermination. With over 2, 261, 425 cases and over 154, 734 deaths in 210 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances, coronavirus has, no doubt, posed Read More

US counts near 50,000 Covid-19 deaths, records over 800,000 cases

April 23, 2020 Reuters 0

U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 47,000 on Wednesday after rising by a near-record single-day number the previous day, according to a Reuters tally, according to Reuters. A University of Washington model here often cited by the White House, projected a total of nearly 66,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths by Aug. 4, an upward revision from its most recent previous estimate of 60,000 deaths. At Read More

Breaking: Govs push for 14-day inter-state lockdown

April 23, 2020 Editor 0

Governors of the 36 states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have agreed an inter-state lockdown for atleast two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi who is also the NGF chairman revealed that the governors reached the agreement at the end of their teleconference on Covid-19. According to Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus hits Adamawa as cases near 1000 in Nigeria, 28 dead

April 22, 2020 Editor 0

Latest report on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) portal indicate that the novel Covid-19 has dropped in Adamawa state. With the latest development, Adamawa became the 26th state to record the pandemic with Lagos state again leading massively with 74 cases. According to NCDC, “91 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 74 in Lagos, 5 in Katsina, Read More