In Kuwait, club sacks Mikel Obi

November 5, 2021 Agency Report 0

Former Super Eagles midfielder is now without a club just months after leaving the Bet 365 stadium for the middle-east in Kuwait. Kuwait Sporting Club have sacked former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi just months after he signed a contract with the side. Mikel joined Kuwait SC from Stoke City in the summer transfer window, but the middle-east club have Read More

COVID-19: 87 escape, declared health risk in Edo

September 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has declared 87 persons health risk to other lawful citizens following the inability of officials to trace the individuals over  issues bothering their COVID-19 status.Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, the state team lead on COVID-19 who disclosed this on Thursday during an update of the pandemic said, “It has become impossible to trace the individuals due to wrong contact details Read More

Minister tests positive for COVID-19 at 76th UNGA

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the first world leader to speak. The Brazilian government said on Tuesday that Queiroga, who had received a COVID-19 vaccine, was the second member of Bolsonaro’s entourage to test positive for the virus since arriving in Read More

COVID-19: Edo begins vaccination enforcement

September 15, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has said it will commence anti-COVID vaccination enforcement in its offices and public facilities across the 18 local government areas of the state; beginning from Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  To this end, the government has deployed a special taskforce to ensure Civil servants and visitors without proof of vaccination are barred from access to public facilities.  Read More

Pregnant woman, HIV patient die of COVID-19 in Edo

September 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A 33-year-old pregnant woman has died from COVID-19 related illness at the Stella Obasanjo hospital in Benin City, Edo state. The state team lead on COVID-19 Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie disclosed this on Monday during an update of the pandemic. Osagie also said a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) patient who afterwards contracted COVID-19 has died of the pandemic. He stated that the deceased patients were Read More

No COVID-19 vaccination, no religious gathering in Edo – Obaseki

August 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state governor,  Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said individuals who are yet to be administered anti-coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines would not be allowed to worship in churches and mosques, beginning from the second week of September, 2021. Obaseki said such persons would also be barred from banking, social services, and event centers. The governor disclosed this during the flag-off of Read More

Covid-19: 3rd wave, Delta variant and vaccine efficacy

August 5, 2021 Abdoulaye Dia 0

The ongoing 3rd wave of COVID-19 in Africa will be more deadly than the previous ones. Unlike the first wave that was more brutal because of the surprise effect, the following waves are less brutal because we see them coming. But they have a more significant impact because they are longer and more deadly. This phenomenon is explained by the fact Read More

COVID -19 Delta variant now in Oyo – Task Force

July 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force on Sunday disclosed that it has uncovered the Delta variant of the COVID-19 in the state. The state Incident Manager and coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre, Dr. Olabode Ladipo, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan late Sunday. Dr Ladipo stressed that with the confirmation of the dreaded Delta variant Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to storm France, meets Macron on insecurity

May 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would on Sunday, May 16, 2021, depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit which would focus on reviewing African economy, following shocks from Coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries. The Summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, would draw major stakeholders in the Read More

16 COVID-19 patients, 2 Nurses dead as fire engulfs hospital

May 1, 2021 Editor 0

At least 16 Covid-19 patients and two nurses died Saturday in the latest in a series of hospital fires in India, officials said, as the country’s health care system buckles under a surge in cases. There were around 50 other patients at the four-storey hospital in Bharuch in the western state of Gujarat when the blaze began at 1:00 am Read More

COVID-19: Stakeholders donate testing facility to FCTA

April 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Some stakeholders under the umbrella of FCT Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19 has Monday donated a world-class molecular diagnostic laboratory to the FCT Administration, to boost fight against the pandemic and other health challenges in the Territory. Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the multi million Naira laboratory project provided by the Committee at the Kubwa General Hospital, Read More

Why I won’t take COVID-19 vaccine – Oyedepo

April 18, 2021 Editor 0

The founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he would not take the COVID-19 vaccine. The Bishop said he won’t take it because he was not a guinea pig. Bishop Oyedepo described the vaccine as illegal. He said though the world was confused about the situation, the church has the answer. He Read More

China’s Q1 GDP grows 18.3% y-o-y, the fastest in three decades

April 17, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, the fastest in three decades since the data was released, with key economic indicators all expanding at over 20 percent, setting an encouraging start for the whole year that is buoyed by a low base, soaring overseas demand and rebounding consumption at home. The stellar data offers a Read More

NPHCDA, COVID -19 and the fall of anti-vaxxers

April 5, 2021 Pine Oralu 0

The coronavirus pandemic indeed brought the world to its knees, with various countries imposing lockdown in the bid to stop the further spread of the virus. Consequently, efforts were deployed towards developing a vaccine that would halt the further spread of the novel coronavirus. In Nigeria, it was not any different as the country was also in lockdown. The government Read More

Bauchi expresses commitment to ending Tuberculosis by 2030

March 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has expressed commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030 in line with the federal government’s recommendation of ensuring TB free Nigeria in the stipulated time. The state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro expressed the commitment Monday during the opening ceremony of the 2021 world TB day commemoration with the slogan ‘Check am o!’ organized Read More

‘Nigeria has highest burden of tuberculosis, HIV in Africa’

March 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Nigeria has been described as a country with the highest burden for tuberculosis (TB), Human Immuno Defiency Virus (HIV) in Africa and third among the high burden nations for TB in the world. Bauchi state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro revealed this Wednesday during a press conference on the occasion of 2021 world tuberculosis day commemoration in the state Read More

Hungary coach Rossi tests positive for Covid-19

November 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hungary coach Marco Rossi has tested positive for Covid-19, the Hungarian football association (MLSZ) said Wednesday, a day ahead of his team’s Euro 2020 play-off final with Iceland. “After previous continuous negative test results, Marco Rossi’s latest test showed a positive result,” said the MLSZ in a Twitter post.“He was immediately separated from the players and staff members,” it said.The Read More

COVID-19: FG releases guidelines for safe schools reopening

October 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Monday that even though evidence shows that younger people appear to be less at risk of contracting COVID-19 infection, low risk does not mean no risk. This was disclosed by the Director General of NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, at a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 in Abuja.  He Read More

Keita latest Liverpool player to contract Coronavirus

October 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has tested positive for Coronavirus becoming the latest Reds star to contract the disease.It is reported in Guinea that the 25-year-old has contracted COVID-19 and has entered self-isolation after testing positive on international duty. Keita is now the fourth Liverpool player to come down with the virus after Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri also returned positive tests over Read More

French Open: Nadal flogs opponent, book last 16 place

October 3, 2020 BBC 0

Rafael Nadal sent another ominous warning to his French Open rivals by dropping five games in a third-round win over Italy’s Stefano Travaglia. Nadal, 34, is looking for a record-extending 13th title and was ruthless on Court Philippe Chatrier in a 6-1 6-4 6-0 victory. Travaglia, 28, won just six points in the first set but settled down to make Read More

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

When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

August 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

Human trials have begun – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible. When will coronavirus vaccine be ready? Though we can slow the spread of COVID-19, through confinement and other social distancing measures, and scientists are developing drugs to treat its symptoms, the only way to actually Read More