General Buratai and his phenomenal exploits

October 8, 2020 Best Agbese 0

According to the great general of war, Winston S Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”. This is the reality of great leaders. Those who must excel in life must keep at whatever it is they want to achieve despite setbacks. Setbacks are a regular feature in the life of Read More

General Buratai’s gallantry and Nigeria @ 60

October 7, 2020 Ibrahim Bulama 0

As Nigeria is celebrating 60 years of independence, it presents a picture of a mixture of spark and dim. Those inclined to the negative hold on to the challenges experienced in the quest towards nationhood to draw conclusions linking occurrences such as military putsch, civil war, religious uprising, corruption and lately Boko Haram terrorism to define Nigeria. But such occurrences, 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

COVID-19: FCTA releases 40 protocol violators

August 6, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Wednesday released over 40 protesters, who were arrested by the joint security personnel at Unity Fountain for violating the COVID-19 health protocols. The violating protesters were arrested and brought before FCT Mobile Court for prosecution. However, Magistrate Idayat Akanni, who was to preside over the case, had several other cases in other courts and Read More

Breaking: FG evacuates another batch of stranded Nigerians from US

July 29, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has again evacuated up to 270 Nigerians starnded in the United States of America. According to the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) via their twitter handle on Wednesday, “The fourth evacuation flight from the USA arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 270 evacuees today July 29, 2020 at exactly 1310HRS via Ethiopian Air. “All evacuees tested Read More

Anambra: NFF rubbishes purported FA election

July 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has stated categorically that there has been no election into the executive committee of the Anambra State Football Association. Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau minced no words in declaring that what took place in the State on Monday, 27th July 2020 and which some stakeholders styled ‘an election’ was a charade of very Read More

85 new Coronavirus cases hit Oyo, 91 discharged, state total numbers now 1689

July 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde who doubles as Chairman of Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force on Saturday confirmed that the state has recorded 85 new coronavirus positive cases. The governor in an update on COVID-19 situation in the state via his Twitter handle also said the state has discharged 91 patients. Engr. Makinde said the 91 patients were discharged after receiving their second negative test Read More

Breaking: See classes allowed to reopen in schools

June 29, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has allowed schools to reopen but not for all classes. Those allowed to reopen according to the Presidential Task Force are students in graduating classes, that’s Primary 6, JSS3 and SSS3. The reopening measure is to allow them prepare for their examinations. Details loading…

Breaking: After Naira Marley’s concert, FCTA shuts down Jabi lake mall

June 14, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has ordered immediate closure of the popular Jabi Lake Mall indefinitely after the shopping centre violated  Presidential Task Force’s directives on the ban on public gatherings as part of measures to contain the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in the territory. This order issued by the FCT Task Force on Covid-19 is coming day Read More

Breaking: Oyo records 22 new COVID-19 cases

June 14, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde on Sunday disclosed that Oyo state has recorded fresh 22 Coronavirus positive cases, increasing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 491. The governor who is the Chairman of Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force made this known during COVID-19 update. He said, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for twenty-two suspected cases came back positive. The cases Read More

COVID-19: Oyo discharges 95 new patients, records 35 fresh cases

June 13, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, on Saturday said the state government has discharged 95 coronavirus patients after receiving their second negative test results. The governor stated this via his Twitter handle on the update of activities of the Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force. Governor Makinde said with the discharge of the fresh 95 patients, the  number of discharged cases Read More

Fresh 8,855 Coronavirus cases hit Russia

June 6, 2020 Newsnow 0

Report emerged on Saturday that Russia recorded 8,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to 458,689. According to the country’s emergency task force, 197 new fatalities were registered, with 8,708 recoveries over the past 24 hours. The death toll in the country rose to 5,725, while a total of 221,388 people have recovered since the beginning Read More

Breaking: Fresh Covid-19 death hits Bayelsa

June 5, 2020 NAN 0

The Bayelsa Task Force on COVID-19 has confirmed a third fatality in the fight against the coronavirus that is ravaging the world. Dr Inodu Apoku, Chairman of the task force, announced this in a statement on Friday in Yenagoa. Apoku said that the third death was from the nine new cases recorded by the state. The National Centre for Diseases Read More

Breaking: Kebbi discharges last Covid-19 patients

May 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Kebbi stateTask Force committee on Covid -19 has discharged the two remaining Covid -19 patients in the state. The Task Force Chairman on Covid -19, who is also the Commissioner for Health, Jafar Muhammed, made the disclosure on Thursday, at the isolation unit of the Kebbi medical centre, Kalgo. Muhammed said the discharge of the two remaining Covid -19 Read More

Breaking: Again, FG opens up on schools’ resumption amid Covid-19

May 27, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government on Wednesday debunked allegation that schools will restart on June 8, 2020. Minister of state for Education Emeka Nwajiuba who stated this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 said modalities that would lead to eventual resumption of schools are being looked into. Earlier PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Read More

Breaking: Buhari calls off presidential address on lockdown

May 18, 2020 Editor 0

Much-anticipated briefing on Covid-19 lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari is not going to happen, Blueprint reports. Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina who just revealed this via twitter handle on Monday said, “No presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today. None was planned. Rather, the Presidential Task Force will during its usual media briefings bring the nation up to speed on the next Read More

Breaking – Shocker!: Buhari makes u-turn on fresh lockdown broadcast, gives another directive

May 18, 2020 Editor 0

Much-anticipated briefing by President Muhammadu Buhari has been shelved. Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina who just revealed this via twitter handle on Monday said, “No presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today. None was planned. Rather, the Presidential Task Force will during its usual media briefings bring the nation up to speed on the next steps. Details loading…

Disquiet as Journalist contracts Coronavirus in Bauchi

May 9, 2020 NAN 0

A journalist working in Bauchi State has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Baba Tela, announced on Saturday. Tela, who is also the Chairman of the Bauchi State Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa fever, made the announcement at a news conference at Government House in Bauchi. The deputy governor, who did not disclose the Read More

Exposed! Those behind release of ‘illegal foreign miners’ – Minister

May 9, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, revealed those behind the release of some Chinese illegal miners arrested in Osun recently. Adegbite who spoke in Abuja, said powerful Nigerians were behind such moves. On May 4, some 17 Chinese nationals and nine Nigerians were arrested by the Osun dtate Joint Task Force (JTF) for illegal mining in the Read More

How Bayelsa recorded 4 new Covid-19 cases – Official

May 1, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Four persons related to a Bayelsa state index case of Covid-19 have tested positive for coronavirus-19. They were among the two hundred and four confirmed cases of the Covid-19 released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. The brought to five the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the state. Confirming this on Friday in Read More