Qatar 2022: Covid-19 deplete Germany squad

November 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Germany winger Julian Draxler was ruled out injured ahead of Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein, a day after five other players were sent home following a positive Covid-19 infection. Defender Niklas Suele had tested positive and teammates Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala and Karim Adeyemi were sent in to isolation following local health rules. “As you know we Read More

COVID-19: No corps member, camp official tested positive – NYSC

August 5, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management has refuted a report by a news media on alleged red alert at the NYSC camp on positivity of 109 corps members, saying neither corps member nor camp official tested positive. Reacting to the news report, Wednesday, the Director Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said there is clearly no single case Read More

No Delta variant of Covid-19 in Ogun- Health commissioner

July 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun state government has said that there is no confirmed case of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in the state.  This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker in Abeokuta while reacting to the news in some quarters where her earlier call for strict adherence to public health guidelines and report of 15 new cases in the isolation Read More

COVID-19 in FCT: The journey so far

April 15, 2021 Jamila Musa 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun were the first few states in Nigeria to be hit by the rampaging COVID-19 virus early in March 2020. It all started in Lagos when an Italian who arrived the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport was said to have tested positive to the coronavirus. Contact tracing further revealed another case Read More

China issues white paper on poverty alleviation to share experience

April 7, 2021 Editor 0

In a white paper issued Tuesday, China has detailed its rich experience in poverty alleviation from the past century since the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1921. China’s experience is to be shared in an effort to contribute to global poverty reduction, which experts said fully demonstrates China’s pursuit of common prosperity and its key factors Read More

Justice Binta Nyako tests positive for COVID-19 (3)

February 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court (FHC) Abuja has tested positive for COVID-19. Quoting a source, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the judge is expected to be in isolation. On January 28, the judge reportedly attended the valedictory court session held at the Ukeje Hall of the court’s headquarters in Abuja in honour of Late Justice Read More

Buhari’s Minister tests positive for Coronavirus

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has tested positive for Covid-19. A statement personally signed by Minister Tallen said her test returned asymptomatic, and has been on self-isolation for observation over the past few days. She urged Nigerians to keep her in their prayers and implores everyone to stay safe and observe all Covid-19 protocols as Nigeria, and the world 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

Yobe assembly set to stage public hearing on VAPP Bill

November 7, 2020 Editor 0

Yobe State House of Assembly is asking residents to contribute their quota towards a Bill for a law to prohibit all forms of violence against persons, in private and public life, to provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders and other related matters. The Bill which has undergone different stages, will get a public hearing Read More

Breaking: Chelsea’s Havertz tests positive for Coronavirus ahead Rennes clash

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard confirmed Havertz’s positive test ahead of their Champions League match against Rennes on Wednesday evening. “It’s significant because he’s tested positive for Covid in the testing going into this game,” Lampard told BT Sport. “So he’s come away from the squad, he’s in isolation Read More

Muir revels in stunning world lead performance at Diamond League

August 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Laura Muir toasted an ‘amazing’ performance after battling gale-force winds to run the fastest women’s 1500m time of the year at the Diamond League in Stockholm.The Scot beat Dame Kelly Holmes’ British record in the women’s 1000m in Monaco last week and followed that up with a stunning display in Sweden, stopping the clock in 3:57.86 to lead home a Read More

20 lab scientists of OOUTH test positive for Covid-19

August 19, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

There is palpable tension at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun state as no fewer than 20 medical laboratory staff at the hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. It was also gathered that, a family of four contracted the virus from their father who worked at the hospital’s main laboratory. Blueprint gathered that a staff of the hospital who 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

Uneasy calm as Coronavirus kills governor

August 14, 2020 Anadolu Agency 0

Vivas, a strong ally of President Nicolas Maduro, announced on July 19 that he had tested positive for the disease. “He died in combat…taking care of his health and all of us in this difficult battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Vice President Delcy Rodriguez wrote on Twitter. Vivas is the third high-level Venezuelan official to contract the coronavirus. The country Read More

Ortom’s CoS defeats COVID-19, resumes work 3 weeks after isolation

July 26, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Chief of Staff to Benue state governor, Mr. Terwase Orbunde has been discharged from isolation and finally resumed work three weeks after he was being treated of the corona virus. Mr. Orbunde had tested positive to COVID-19 on July 4, 2020 and immediately proceeded on isolation, where he was being treated of the virus. The chief of staff alongside Secretary Read More

Breaking: Barcelona legend tests positive for Coronavirus

July 25, 2020 Dailymail 0

Barcelona icon Xavi revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-isolation. The 40-year-old Barcelona and Spain legend, now the manager of Al Sadd in Qatar, is asymptomatic.    He wrote on Instagram: ‘A few days ago, following the QSL (Qatar Stars League) protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID19 test. Fortunately, I’m feeling ok, but I will be isolated until Read More

Textile coy renovates isolation centre in Kano

July 15, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Mudatex, a popular Kano-based textile company, otherwise known as Mudassir and Brothers has renovated an isolation centre established by Kano state in order to support the government’s fight against COVID-19.  The company had renovated the isolation centre with 20 beds, equipped with negative pressure ceiling and 6-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 6 ventilators.  Speaking during the handing over of the Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu recovers from Coronavirus

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has recovered from coronavirus after over one week he entered isolation in Akure, the state capital. Akeredolu who disclosed this on Monday when he briefed newsmen said he was confirmed negative twice after necessary tests. Details loading…

Breaking: Okowa, wife contract Coronavirus in Delta

July 1, 2020 Editor 0

Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and wife Eidth Okowa have been diagnosed of coroonavirus, days after their daughter tested positive for the ravaging pandemic. Governor who confirmed this via his Twitter handle wrote, “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us Read More

Breaking: At last, 317 stranded Nigerians in London arrive Abuja

June 28, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 317 Nigerians stranded in London Sunday night arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja after takeoff delay. Disclosing this via its Twitter handle, the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) wrote, “317 Nigerians including 9 infants arrives Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 9:50pm local time via Air Peace flight P47801 from Heathrow @HeathrowAirport London, today, Sunday, 28th Read More

Breaking: 18 stranded Nigerians in Europe touch down Lagos, another 145 return from Sudan

June 26, 2020 Editor 0

A total of 163 stranded Nigerians on Friday returned back to Nigeria through Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and Murtala Muhammed Int’l airport Lagos respectively. While 145 arrived Abuja from Sudan, 18 others from France were taken directly to Lagos, and are all meant to proceed on 14-day isolation. Disclosing this latest information, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) via their Read More

Purported Covid-19 cases in Kogi: The whole truth, by Health Commissioner

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

Again, the Kogi state government has revealed that at no time did anyone test positive for novel Coronavirus. This time, the state commissioner for health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, took time out to give details of how Kogi has remained without any Covid-19 case since the pandemic birth in Nigeria. Read the commissioner’s full text below; THE PURPORTED COVID-19 CASES Read More