Covid-19 in Nigeria: 105,478 infected, 83,830 recover, 1,405 dead

January 16, 2021 Administrator 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that a total of 105,478 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the country. The agency made this known on its website, stating that no fewer than 1,405 have died of the virus. Data on the website showed that the country recorded 1,479 new infections of Covid-19 and 23 fresh deaths Read More

Enugu cleric charges Nigerians on protocols

December 25, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev Callistus Onaga, has called on Nigerians to ensure strict observance of COVID-19 protocols put in place to contain the spread of the virus as they celebrate the Christmas and New Year. Onaga, who spoke in Enugu while presenting his Christmas message to journalists, said it would not take any extra thing to Read More

Breaking: SGF Boss in isolation as Coronavirus hits family members

December 13, 2020 Editor 0

Some members of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha’s household have tested positive for COVID-19. Consequently, the SGF has gone into self-isolation with his wife. The SGF who is also the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (SGF) on COVID-19, made this known in a statement Sunday. The statement read, “I would like to inform Read More

Strange killer disease and NCDC’s challenge

November 27, 2020 Administrator 0

A rather strange illness that has taken several lives in the country has been identified as yellow fever despite campaigns against the scourge in the past. ELEOJO IDACHABA, in this report, takes a look at the scale of the disease. At a time when Nigerians were struggling to put behind them the nuisance posed by coronavirus, like a bolt from Read More

Stem rising cases of yellow fever

November 25, 2020 Administrator 0

In the past few days, there have been reported cases of yellow fever outbreaks in some parts of the country which have led to loss of lives. While some tagged it as ‘strange disease’, health officials have attributed such deaths to yellow fever. Yellow fever cases have been confirmed in Delta and Enugu states. There are also likelihood that the Read More

What to know about yellow fever

November 12, 2020 Administrator 0

Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic condition that can lead to  high fever, bleeding into the skin, and cell death in the liver and kidneys. If enough liver cells die, liver damage occurs, leading to jaundice, a condition in which the skin takes on a yellowish color. It is an acute, systemic disease, meaning that it starts suddenly, and it affects Read More

FG clears air on palliatives discovered in Lagos warehouse

October 23, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has disowned the COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a Lagos warehouse, saying the items were not from it. In a statement Thursday’s night, which was signed by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Read More

BUK centres test 27,831 COVID-19 samples

August 18, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Outgoing Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Yahuza Bello, has said the three COVID-19 testing centres, established since the outbreak of the virus in the state in April, have tested no fewer than 27,831 samples so far. A press statement in Kano, Tuesday said  Bello stated this at the commissioning of International Conference Centre (ICC) at BUK College Read More

Gombe COVID-19 patient writes WASSCE from isolation centre

August 17, 2020 Ahmad Auwal 0

A candidate who tested positive to COVID-19 in Gombe, Monday wrote his first paper in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from an isolation centre. The male candidate (name withheld) wrote his Mathematics examination under the supervision of an invigilator who was fully kitted in a Personal Protective Equipment. The Gombe state Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Read More

COVID-19: Using face masks without personal hygiene counter-productive – NCDC

August 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Director-General of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu said Monday that the use of face masks without observing personal hygiene and preventive measures would be counter-productive in the fight against coronavirus in the country. Ihekweazu said this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19. Represented by the Head of Surveillance and Read More

Breaking: 744 dead as Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases jump over 33,000, numbers soar again in Oyo

July 13, 2020 Editor 0

After barely five months, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases are now 33, 153. Out of the total figures, 744 persons have died so far. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Africa’s most populous nation recorded 595 new cases on Monday July 13, 2020. A state by state breakdown shows; Lagos-156 Oyo-141 FCT-99 Edo-47 Kaduna-27 Ondo-22 Rivers-20 Osun-17 Imo-13 Plateau-10 Read More

Coronavirus: Donald Trump surrenders, puts on mask in public

July 12, 2020 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has worn a mask in public for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers. “I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place,” he said as Read More

Lafia infectious disease control centre ready – Sule

July 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said that the infectious diseases control centre in Lafia would soon be commissioned to begin full operations. Sule made the disclosure while inspecting the project on Friday in Lafia, the state capital. The governor explained said the centre would also serve as a research centre. He said the state government was partnering many organisations Read More

Over 10,000 Coronavirus cases hit South Africa in 24 hours as Nigeria’s numbers near 30,000

July 5, 2020 Editor 0

More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in South Africa, highest daily tally one day. Daily tallies released by the health ministry showed 10,853 new confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, taking the cumulative tally since March when the virus first arrived in the country to 187,977. The death toll stands at 3,026 after 74 new fatalities were recorded. Health Read More

BBNaija season 5 housemates quarantined

July 2, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Reality TV show, Big Brother Naija is set to begin the show’s season five on July 19, with plenty of social media buzz and fan anticipation. Report say the organisers of the reality show at a virtual press briefing, revealed that selected housemates, after a rigorous verification and online sorting of over 30,000 entries, have proceeded on quarantine, in line Read More

New 17 deaths in Nigeria as Edo Coronavirus figures shoot up again

July 1, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 17 new Covid -19 deaths were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Edo state figures soared to 119 same day even as Lagos continued to lead high figures. In all, Nigeria recorded 561 New positive cases on Tuesday. A state by state breakdown shows; Lagos-200 Edo-119 Kaduna-52 FCT-52 Niger-32 Read More

Ajimobi finally buried in Ibadan amidst tight security

June 28, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

At last, the remains of the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, was interred in his Oluyole estate residence in Ibadan at about 10.05 a.m on Sunday.  It was gathered that the burial ceremony was graced by less than 20 people including members of his immediate family, his junior brother and few relatives and friends.  The burial Read More

Revealed! How Oyo spent nearly N3bn fighting Coronavirus in 3 months – Commissioner

June 23, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo, on Tuesday disclosed that the state government has spent over N2.7 billion in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. Ojo made this known while addressing correspondents on Tuesday at the governor’s office shortly after the weekly state executive council meeting held at the Agodi government, Ibadan, the state capital. Mr Ojo gave the breakdown Read More

Nigeria records highest Coronavirus cases; Lagos, Ebonyi numbers soar again

June 19, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria on Thursday recorded the highest coronavirus cases since the pandemic hit the most populous African nation.. Specially, the country recorded 745 new cases of COVID-19. The latest figure shot the total number of infections in the country to 18,480. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Thursday through its official Twitter handle. NCDC said that the 745 Read More

As WHO raises alarm, Brazil records second highest Coronavirus deaths globally

June 13, 2020 AFP 0

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case tallies, signaling the crisis is far from over. Brazil’s health ministry recorded 909 deaths in the past 24 hours, putting the total at 41,828 — meaning the country of 212 million people has Read More

Breaking: High Coronavirus numbers return to Lagos as Nigeria’s cases near 13,000, up to 361 dead

June 9, 2020 Editor 0

After two days, Lagos again recorded more than 100 Covid-19 cases on Monday. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country’s total cases have hit 12801, 361 out of them are dead, while 4040 patients have recovered. On Monday, the entire Africa’s most populous nation recorded 315 cases. Here is state by state breakdown; Lagos- 128 FCT-34 Read More

Breaking: Gov Ikpeazu tests positive for Coronavirus as Abia, FCT overtakes Lagos

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has become first state leader to test positive for Covid-19. This was disclosed by the commissioner for information Chief John Okiyi Kalu in a press statement made available, Monday morning. Read the full Press Release Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members Read More

Coronavirus: Anxiety as Nigeria records highest daily tally, total cases near 10000, Lagos numbers shoot up again

May 31, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s fight the coronavirus pandemic took a turn following record of over 500 new cases, the highest so far since infection pierced into the country. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Africa’s most populous nation harvested 553 new cases on Saturday. Lagos is still the worst hit with a total of 9855 cases in Nigeria at the Read More