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

Kwara dep gov, wife test positive for COVID-19

August 4, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Deputy governor and chairman of the Kwara state technical committee on COVID-19, Mr.  Kayode Alabi, and his wife, Mrs Abieyuwa, have tested positive for coronavirus. A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor and spokesperson of the technical committee on COVID-19 ,Rafiu Ajakaye said the duo ‘‘underwent COVID-19 test after they showed slight symptoms of the virus.’’ The Read More

Reps’ minority leader, family, staff test negative for COVID-19

July 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, and his family members have for the second time in a row, tested negative for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Elumelu was compelled to make the test results public amidst rumours that about 50 of the 360 members of the House of Representatives have tested positive for the dreaded virus, Read More

COVID-19: 6 die in Ebonyi, Umahi stable

July 7, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The deputy governor of Ebonyi state, Kelechi Igwe, Tuesday said his boss, David Umahi’s health remains stable, adding that the governor was still asymptomatic to coronavirus. Mr. Igwe stated this during an interactive meeting with members of the state anti-coronavirus pandemic at Old Government House, Abakaliki, where he was  briefed by the commissioner on the situation of things regarding the virus Read More

COVID-19: Don’t reopen schools now, NUT warns

June 29, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has advised federal and state governments against “hasty” reopening of schools, cautioning that the lives of teachers and their pupils should be seriously considered before such action is taken. Principal Assistant Secretary of the Union in Niger state, Comrade Labaran Garba, gave the advice in Minna at the weekend after conducting newsmen round the ultra Read More

FG gives Nigerians fresh marching orders as states play down on COVID-19 guidelines

June 23, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 Monday expressed concerns over the inability of some state governments to enforce adherence to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Dr Sani Aliyu, who disclosed this in Abuja said the PTF was worried that some state governments deny the existence of the virus, putting their citizens Read More

PTF: Three months after

June 22, 2020 Tajudeen Kareem 0

Early in the year, humanity had to contend with the emergence of the novel coronavirus disease that has turned out to be a pandemic. To rein in the virus, on March 9, President Muhammadu Buhari raised a 14-member Presidential Task Force, PTF, on Covid-19. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was saddled with the responsibility of Read More

The positive impact of Covid-19

June 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Coronavirus has buried itself under the skirt of a tangled foliage in Wuhan, China and before you could say Jack Robinson, it hurriedly crept across the globe shredding people’s foot but instead of blood to ooze out like a cascading fountain it causes an infected person to start coughing, sneezing and have difficulty in breathing. The virus has single handedly wrestled the Read More

Abuja hospital tasks Nigerians on COVID-19 spread

June 14, 2020 Agi Onda 0

The Nizamiye Hospital Abuja has tasked Nigerians to observe laid down protocols in order to halt the further spread of the coronavirus in the country. This was stated at a media parley organised by the hospital on the various steps the hospital has taken to ensure that it continues to render services to patients for illnesses not related to COVID Read More

Tottenham’s Alli banned for 1-match over coronavirus post

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for one match by the Football Association over a post on social media about coronavirus. Alli, 24, put a video on Snapchat in February in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man. The England international has also been fined £50,000 and ordered to under take an education Read More

Fighting COVID-19 to build a global community of health for all

June 11, 2020 Zhou Pingjian 0

The COVID-19 global pandemic is the most extensive to afflict humanity in a century. A serious crisis for the entire world, and a daunting challenge, it poses a grave threat to human life and health. This is a war that humanity has to fight and win. China, through arduous efforts, has for now succeeded in cutting all channels for the transmission of Read More

Why Coronavirus cases ‘re on the rise in Ogun – Commissioner

June 10, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government, Wednesday attributed the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state to the increased population sampling and testing capacity to 600 daily.The state on Tuesday recorded 108 cases of COVID-19, the highest since the index case was recorded on February 27, 2020.In the wake of the spike in positive cases of coronavirus, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, Read More

Kwara discharges 8 Covid-19 patients, records 5 new cases

June 7, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara State Government on Sunday discharged eight COVID-19 patients after they have twice tested negative to the virus. That brings to 52 the total number of discharged patients in the state. Meanwhile, the state has also recorded five more cases, bringing to 132 the tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the north central state.  With the new five cases, Kwara Read More

Ighalo to remain at Man U till Jan

May 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There appears fresh hope for Odion Ighalo to complete the current premiership season with Manchester United and even beyond.According to Daily Mail UK, Ighalo may benefit from Chinese regulations that prevent the Super League players who are abroad from returning till October. His club Shanghai Shenhua are reportedly happy to allow him remain at Manchester United until January, but only Read More