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MSSN suspends Islamic vacation course, others

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN), has announced suspension of all its programmes, including the coming Islamic Vacation Course, (IVC).  A statement signed and made available to news men by the Zonal Amir,  Qaasim Odedeji,  weekend, said the suspension became necessary due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.  “This is to inform our teeming members and indeed the Read More

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NASENI to deliver SEI for economic diversification

March 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Egnr. Professor Mohammed Dani Haruna has disclosed that NASENI has been at the forefront of delivering Science and Engineering Infrastructure (SEI) to ensure Nigeria’s economy is diversified and to enhance economic growth. Haruna made this statement during the NASENI Day at the ongoing Science Expo on Tuesday Read More

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COVID-19: Sports Minister orders suspension of all sporting activities

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have decided to suspend all sporting events including qualification tournaments for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The communique was signed by Tayo Oreweme, Director (FEAD) and addressed to all presidents and secretaries general, national sports federations, the Sports Ministry confirmed the suspension of all national and international Read More

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We’ve created over .9m jobs in 6 months – FG

March 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government Monday disclosed that over 900,000 jobs had been created in the past six months through the science and technology sector. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this in Abuja at the opening ceremonies of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Expo. He said the expo was holding at an unusual time, coupled with Read More

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Pogba sets up coronavirus fundraiser

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has set up a fundraising page and pledged financial support to Unicef to help children affected by coronavirus. After turning 27 on Sunday, Pogba set up the birthday fundraiser to “help fight this war against Covid-19”. The France international says he will double the fund if his goal of £27,000 is reached. “The impact of Read More

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Juventus, Italy defender Rugani has coronavirus

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Juventus and Italy centre-back Daniele Rugani says he is “fine” after testing positive for coronavirus. The Serie A side activated “all the isolation procedures required by law”, including for those who have come into contact with Rugani, 25, All sport in Italy is suspended until 3 April, with the country in lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak. “You’ve read the news, Read More

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Europa league: Getafe refuse to travel to Italy

March 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Getafe will not travel to Milan for Thursday’s Europa League match against Inter due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, even if it means losing the tie, the Spanish club’s president has said. The region of Lombardy, where Milan is located, is at the epicentre of Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak which has prompted the Italian government to impose a nationwide Read More

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French league cup final postponed

March 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The French League Cup final between Paris St Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, initially scheduled on April 4, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, French media reported on Wednesday. L’Equipe and Le Parisien said that neither PSG nor Lyon wanted to play in an empty stadium after the French League said that all Ligue 1 and 2 games would Read More

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IOC confident of ‘successful’ Tokyo Games

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) kicked off a crucial executive board meeting on Tuesday to discuss the threat of the coronavirus to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, with president Thomas Bach pledging success. “We are all healthy and looking forward to the meeting,” a smiling Bach told reporters on arrival at IOC headquarters. “We are preparing for a successful Olympic Games Read More

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Lassa fever: Yobe takes Lassa fever awareness to grassroots

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government through ministries of health, information and local government and chieftaincy affairs have commenced the sensitisation of stakeholders to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever virus in the state. The state governor, Mai Mala Buni, represented by his commissioner of Information, Abdullahi Bego disclosed that “Yobe state is yet to record any outbreak of the disease after it’s Read More

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Coronavirus: FG donates RMB235,000 to Nigerians in China

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

      The federal government has donated the sum of RMB 235,000 to Nigerians living in China especially in Wuhan, the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak and its environs. The Nigerian Ambassador to China, Amb. Baba Ahmad-Jidda, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday. The statement noted that the gesture was meant to ameliorate the situation of Nigerians Read More

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NCDC scales up Lassa fever response in Nigeria

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it has worked out modalities in response to the Lassa fever outbreaks across the country to strengthen rapid containment of the disease. NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this in an interview Monday, in Abuja, while giving an update of the outbreak. He said risk communication activities by the centre on radio, Read More

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Aviation minister insist Nigeria can contain Coronavirus

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has assured Nigerians of government’s capacity to fight the the coronavirus scourge. He also implored stakeholders in the aviation and port health services sectors to close ranks in safeguarding Nigerians and ensuring that the virus and other deadly diseases are not imported into the country.  He spoke at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after Read More

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Tokyo Marathon organisers restrict event to elite runners only

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Organisers of the Tokyo Marathon have announced it will no longer be a mass participation event due to the coronavirus outbreak. Only elite runners and wheelchair athletes will compete in the event in Japan, which takes place on 1 March. Around 38,000 runners were expected to take part in the marathon, which is one of the largest in the world. Read More

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Breaking: Coronavirus gets new name

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday said “Covid-19” would be the new official name for the deadly coronavirus that was first identified in China on December 31. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, explaining that “co” stood for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”. Read More

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Chinese doctor who raised ‘initial’ Coronavirus alarm is dead

February 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chinese doctor, Li Wenliang, who tried to warn others about the Wuhan coronavirus died on Thursday from the disease, according to Chinese state media, Global Times. Li, a 34-year-old doctor working in Wuhan, raised the alarm about the virus on December 30, but was silenced by local police. According to CNN, he was one of several medics targeted by police Read More

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Coronavirus: F1 will look to reschedule Chinese Grand Prix

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ross Brawn says Formula 1 will look to reschedule the Chinese Grand Prix if it cannot be held on its original date because of the coronavirus outbreak. It is due to be held in Shanghai on 19 April but is in doubt with the disease having killed more than 560 people. Brawn said the race will be postponed if “there is a Read More

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Minister launches Lassa fever, Coronavirus awareness campaign in FCT

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

FCT minister of state, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, Tueaday launched sensitisation and awareness campaign against Lassa fever and Coronavirus as part of proactive measures to advert possible outbreak of disease in the territory. While launching the campaign at Gwagwalada area council of the territory,  he said the measure was aimed at ensuring that residents, especially mothers, take up responsibilities in preventing Read More

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Pakistan resumes China flights as Coronavirus deaths rises

February 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pakistan, on Monday, said it was resuming flights to and from China, three days after it suspended them because of the coronavirus outbreak in China. The decision runs counter to many other airlines and governments that have tightened travel restrictions and suspended more flights in response to the fast-spreading virus, which is thought to have originated in China’s Hubei province. Read More

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Coronavirus: Nigeria stands with China – Buhari

February 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended good wishes to President Xi Jinping and citizens of the People’s Republic of China during this trying time over the spread of coronavirus.The president said China’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have been exemplary, as well as the country’s collaboration with international agencies and other countries on the matter. The president said Read More

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Coronavirus: Death toll hits 213 in China

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The nationwide death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak has risen to 213, with nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed, the National Health Commission said on Friday. In its daily update, the commission said 43 new deaths had occurred as a result of the virus, all but one of them in hardest-hit Hubei province where the virus first emerged. The latest numbers Read More

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Reps call for measures against spread of Coronavirus

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has urged the federal ministry of health to urgently ensure measures that would check possible spread of the deadly Coronavirus to Nigeria. This came through the adoption of a motion sponsored by Deputy Chief Whip , Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha at plenary on Wednesday.The House further directed the Nigeria Immigration service the Quarantine services and the federal Read More

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No confirmed case of Lassa fever in FCT –Minister

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa-Bello, has declared that there was no confirmed case of Lassa fever in the territory. Bello made the statement during an emergency meeting of medical experts and senior members of the FCT administration convened by the minister. Chief Press Secretary to the minister, Mr Anthony Ogunleye, said  this in a statement  Tuesday in Abuja. Bello Read More

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Oil prices hit lowest amidst coronavirus crisis

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Oil prices are feeling the coronavirus effect as the global commodity recorded its worst show in the international market in the just concluded week on the outbreak of the coronavirus. With the spread of the virus accelerating within its borders, a downturn in the Chinese economy is envisaged to impact oil demand significantly in light of China’s current status as Read More

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One dies as Lassa fever hits Ogun

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A 26-year-old woman, Titilayo Akinsola Saturday died of Lassa fever outbreak in Ogun state. It was gathered that the victim was Wednesday, rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-aba in Abeokuta, the state capital. The spokesman of FMC, Segun Orisajo, who confirmed the incident to Blue print on Saturday said  Akinsola was admitted to the hospital and after series of Read More