COVID-19: FG reveals when Nigeria ‘ll access vaccine

September 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Monday that the declining cases of infections suggests that the country is gradually winning the war against COVID-19. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, said this at a briefing in Abuja.  He said, “Nigeria continues to progressively witness declining confirmed Read More

What COVID-19 has taught us – UNGA President

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in New York that the pandemic had further underscored the need for concerted efforts to bridge the global technological gap. Muhammad-Bande referenced a UN report indicating that 463 million school children, mostly from developing countries, Read More

COVID-19: NNPC/Chevron JV donates PCR Lab Centre to Delta state

September 10, 2020 David Agba 0

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV), has donated a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratory to Warri Central Hospital to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Delta State. Other items donated along with the PCR machine, included test kits, medical consumables, four  air conditioners, refrigerators and a Read More

Coronavirus stops Super Eagles September friendlies

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Football Federation NFF has cancelled the two friendlies proposed for the Super Eagles next month in Europe as the clubs of the national team call-ups have refused to release them over concerns over coronavirus.  Accordingly, Super Eagles gaffer  Gernot Rohr had informed the federation that the European clubs are not keen in releasing their players for the proposed friendlies Read More

Covid-19: ASUU strike doesn’t affect varsity research – NUC

August 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has said that the strike embarked on by the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) does not affect researches into COVID-19 pandemic. He said researches were ongoing in the universities despite the fact that lecturers had downed tools in the universities. He stated this during a press briefing Read More

Coughing to become a red card offence in new FA rules

August 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deliberately coughing at an opponent will become a red card offence next season, according to new FA rules. Football in England was suspended for three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but returned in June, with Liverpool winning the Premier League and Arsenal claiming the FA Cup. The new season is due to start on September 12 and the authorities Read More

Zverev yet to decide on playing US Open

August 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

World number seven Alexander Zverev has said he is still unsure about travelling to New York amid the Covid-19 pandemic to play in the US Open. Women’s world number one Ash Barty and her fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios have said they were skipping the hardcourt Grand Slam, which starts on 31 August and will be played without spectators in a Read More

COVID-19: Delta introduces tax incentives to save low income earners

July 30, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

  In its determination to further cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the Delta state government has introduced tax relief incentives to some categories of persons in the informal sector of the economy. Those expected to benefit from the state government’s gesture include private school owners, hoteliers, private hospital owners, water providers, publishers in the media industry, transport companies and Read More

Covid-19: Businessman distributes PPE to Kaduna residents

July 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna-based businessman, Engr. Sani Jimoh, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to residents of the state as his contribution to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in Kaduna state.Presenting the equipments made of facemasks, face shields and hand sanitizers at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), premises on Wednesday, Engr Jimoh, said it is his own contribution to remind Nigerians that Read More

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Monaco sack Robert Moreno after 7-months

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Robert Moreno has been sacked by Monaco after only seven months in charge of the Ligue 1 club.The 42-year-old took over last December when they were seventh in the table – they eventually finished ninth when the season was halted early because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Our paths are separating earlier than expected,” said Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov.“Robert did everything Read More

COVID-19: ECOWAS mobilises support for member countries, gives Ghana medical equipment

July 19, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Vice-President of the  Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Finda Koroma, has reiterated the regional organisation’s readiness to advocate and garner support for member countries to fight the corona virus pandemic. Koroma gave the assurance over the weekend in Abuja during the handover event of critical medical equipment from ECOWAS/WAHO to Ghana for response to the pandemic. Read More

Mission to upgrade seafarers centre in Apapa

July 9, 2020 David Agba 0

  The Mission to Seafarers (MTS) in Lagos has restated its commitment to the welfare of seafarers with a promise to upgrade the Seafarers Centre in Apapa into a world class standard. This is just as the Mission said it is working to develop a comprehensive database of seafarers on vessels calling at the Nigerian ports to address the severe Read More

What Coronavirus is not – PTF

July 6, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has said contracting the dreaded Coronavirus does not amount to automatic death sentence. Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force Monday in Abuja, the SGF said Nigerians can avoid contracting the disease by complying Read More

Being COVID-19 positive not a death sentence – Makinde

July 5, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor and chairman of the state COVID-19 Task Force, Seyi Makinde, weekend said there is no big deal about testing positive to coronavirus pandemic. Makinde stated this while speaking at the commissioning of the upgraded Agbami Isolation Centre, Jericho, Ibadan.  He said in view of this, coronavirus should not be regarded as  death sentence. The governor emphasised that with the Read More

Updated: Okowa, wife test positive for Coronavirus

July 1, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, and his wife, Edith have tested positive for coronavirus. The development is sequel to tests conducted on them after a few days of self-isolation, which they went into on Friday after one of their daughters tested positive to the virus.The two heads of the first family in the state who tested positive to Covid-19 Read More

Kaduna govt and benefits of reforms

July 1, 2020 Emmanuel Ado 0

                                                    “Reform is China’s Second Revolution” – Deng Xiaoping                                                  The rampaging COVID-19 pandemic for obvious Read More

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

English FA to make 124 jobs redundant due to COVID-19 impact

June 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The English Football Association (FA) will make 124 positions redundant within the organisation due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body said on Monday. With soccer suspended for 100 days in England due to the pandemic, the lack of revenue from international matches and domestic cup games hit the FA, who said they are planning for Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety as 3 die in Ebonyi, cases rise to 503, 24 health workers infected

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government said it has recorded three deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, disclosed this while briefing governor David Umahi at the new government house complex Abakaliki, Sunday night. He said out of the three deaths recorded, one was a retired permanent Secretary, from Ebonyi central senatorial zone of the Read More

FG set to announce when airports ‘ll reopen

June 28, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

After a three months lull in domestic commercial flight operations following the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has expressed satisfaction with the arrangements and level of preparedness exhibited by agencies in the aviation industry for the restart of domestic flights operations into select airports across Read More

Al Nassr confirm Musa’s arrival for Saudi league restart

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Saudi Arabia Professional Football League side Al Nassr have confirmed that Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa has returned to the club ahead of the league restart. Musa was granted permission by the club to travel back to Nigeria in April after the league in Saudi Arabia was suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The pacy winger returned home with Read More

Breaking: Crisis hits WWE as many test positive for Coronavirus

June 24, 2020 TheSun 0

WWE has been rocked by a series of positive tests for coronavirus, according to reports. The megabucks wrestling organisation has been hosting shows without fans at its Florida Performance Center. Pro Wrestling Sheet claims “multiple people” – including in-ring talent – are confirmed as having caught the Covid-19 virus. WWE chiefs have reportedly ordered another round of testing to make Read More

NGO takes COVID-19 awareness campaign to banks in Bayelsa

June 23, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

As the number confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bayelsa state increased from 32 to 177 in one week, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Covid-19 volunteers of Bayelsa state, has embarked on a sensitisation campaign for staff and customers of banks operating within Yenagoa metropolis.Speaking to newsmen shortly after the enlightenment campaign, the Coordinator of the foundation, Karimo Sokari, frowned at the Read More