As WHO raises alarm, Brazil records second highest Coronavirus deaths globally

June 13, 2020 AFP 0

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case tallies, signaling the crisis is far from over. Brazil’s health ministry recorded 909 deaths in the past 24 hours, putting the total at 41,828 — meaning the country of 212 million people has Read More

Purported Covid-19 cases in Kogi: The whole truth, by Health Commissioner

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

Again, the Kogi state government has revealed that at no time did anyone test positive for novel Coronavirus. This time, the state commissioner for health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, took time out to give details of how Kogi has remained without any Covid-19 case since the pandemic birth in Nigeria. Read the commissioner’s full text below; THE PURPORTED COVID-19 CASES Read More

Biden denies sexual assault allegations

May 1, 2020 BBC 0

US Democratic candidate Joe Biden has flatly denied sexually assaulting a former staff assistant, Tara Reade, nearly 30 years ago. In a statement released before a TV interview on Friday, he said of the allegations: “They aren’t true. This never happened.” He asked for a search of the Senate archives for any record of a complaint Ms Reade allegedly filed Read More

Breaking: Global Covid-19 deaths now over 200,000, cases near 3m

April 25, 2020 BBC 0

More than 200,000 people worldwide have now died with the coronavirus, figures from Johns Hopkins University show. There are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the tally. It comes after the number of fatalities in the US passed 50,000, as Americans endure the world’s deadliest outbreak. On 11 January, Chinese state media reported the first known Read More

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Breaking – Covid: El-Rufai breaks silence from isolotion, chairs SEC virtual meeting

April 15, 2020 Editor 0

For the first time since he was confirmed Covid-19 postive, Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai has made public comment. El-Rufai who is still recovering from isolation, held a virtual meeting with members of the State Executive Council. Shortly after the meeting, Wednesday afternoon, the governor took to his twitter handle and said, “Earlier Wednesday 10am-2pm, I took few hours during Read More

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Breaking: Real cause of fire at CAC headquarters revealed

April 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Registrar General  of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)  Abubakar Garba has said no document or life was lost to the fire which gutted part of the seven-storey building Headquarters of the  organisation in Abuja on Wednesday. While confirming the incident, Garba told the News Agency of Nigeria that the fire resulted from power surge caused by the outer units of Read More

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Coronavirus: Trump halts WHO funding

April 15, 2020 Editor 0

US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it has “failed in its basic duty” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. He accused the UN agency of mismanaging and covering up the spread of the virus after it emerged in China, and said it must be held accountable. Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus death toll now over 120, 000 globally as cases near 2m

April 14, 2020 Editor 0

About 1.93 million people around the world have now been confirmed to have the new coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 120,000 have died, while nearly 450,000 have recovered. Meanwhile, France officially registered more than 15,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that threshold after Italy, Spain and the United Read More

Breaking: UK Coronavirus death toll soars beyond 12,000

April 14, 2020 TheSun 0

Coronavirus deaths in the UK on Tuesday pushed past the 12,000 barrier after 778 more people lost their lives to the killer disease. Positive Covid-19 cases also rose to 93,873 from 88,621 yesterday as Britain continues its fourth week of lockdown. The Department of Health today confirmed a total of 12,107 people have died from the bug in hospital – Read More

Coronavirus: How countries can strategically ease lockdown, restriction – WHO

April 10, 2020 NAN 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is working with affected countries on strategies for gradually and safely easing stay-at-home restrictions occasioned by Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, stated this at a news conference in Geneva, as posted on the agency’s twitter at @WHO. Ghebreyesus said the agency would consider important factors while working with affected Read More

Breaking: Wife, 2 kids of late Katsina doctor test positive for Coronavirus; Buhari’s Daura on lockdown

April 10, 2020 Editor 0

Katsina state Governor Aminu Masari has declared a total lockdown of Daura, one of the bubbling communities in the state following confirmation that the wife and two children of late doctor have tested positive. Daura is the hometown of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Governor Masari who revealed this said already a total of 23 samples were sent for testing after Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as Coronavirus patients escape from isolation centre

April 4, 2020 Editor 0

Reports in various quarters indicate that six persons with coronavirus have escaped from isolation centre in Ejigbo, Osun state. Already, a special manhurt has been reportedly established by the state government to in a bid to re-capture the fleeing patients. The escaped six persons according to a signed statement belong to a cluster of COVID-19 cases who returned to their hometown, Read More

Breaking: Italy’s death toll hits 14,681 as Coronavirus cases reach 119,827… global deaths now over 55,000

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

UN chief Antonio Guterres renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said on Friday, referring to countries such as Syria, Libya and Yemen. “The COVID-19 storm is now coming to all these theatres of conflict.” Read More

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Breaking: In Oyo, Makinde tests postive for coronavirus

March 30, 2020 Editor 0

Just as his Kaduna and Bauchi counterparts, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Makinde, head of the Oyo COVID-19 task force, who confirmed this via his twitter handle @seyiamakinde, on Monday evening said, “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate. “I have Read More

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Breaking: Immigration boss Babandede tests positive for coronavirus

March 29, 2020 Editor 0

The Comptroller-General of Immigration,  Muhammed Babandede, has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Babandede who revealed this Sunday morning said, “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos. “I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray Read More

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Breaking: At last, Nasarawa gov, dep’s COVID-19 status revealed

March 26, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, his deputy Dr Emmanuel Akabe have tested negative for the Coronavirus. The deputy governor who is the chairman of the state Quick Response Committee said, “Governor Abdullahi Sule, I and the man in isolation at Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, (DASH) in Lafia have all given our samples in Lafia. It was taken for test at Read More

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COVID-19 controversy as popular actor drops dead

March 26, 2020 Editor 0

Nollywood actor, Alkali Matt, popularly known as Dareng, has died while he was filming on set on March 24, 2020. But controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, said the actor died after he had contact with someone who tested positive for Coronavirus at the AMVCA 7. She wrote: “#Breaking, Dareng died today on the set of his movie. He was EXPOSED to Read More

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Coronavirus: Bayelsa gov tells workers to stay at home, clears air on contact with Abba Kyari, Bala

March 26, 2020 Editor 0

The Bayelsa state government has asked civil servants on grade level 1-12 to stay at home for two weeks with effect from Thursday, March 26. It explained that only those on essential services such as medical and health workers, fire service personnel, cleaners and other related personnel were exempted from the temporary restriction. The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Read More

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Anxiety over Kyari, Osinbajo, Bala’s COVID-19 status

March 25, 2020 Editor 0

Twenty four hours after the dreaded COVID-19 claimed the life of a former Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) top shot, Mr. Suleiman Achimugu, as its first victim in Nigeria, Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has been confirmed positive. The confirmation which was announced Tuesday came amidst speculations that Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari also tested positive to the Read More

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Europe records first Coronavirus death

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus – the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. The victim was an 80-year-old man from China’s Hubei province, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn. He arrived in France on 16 January and was placed in quarantine in hospital in Paris on 25 January, she said. Only Read More

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Confirmed: One infected as first Coronavirus case berths in Africa

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

Egypt on Friday confirmed a case of Coronavirus in its territory,the first in Africa since the deadly virus began ravaging China in December. But the victim is not Egyptian, the ministry of health said in Cairo. The ministry did not disclose the nationality of the person who is quarantined in hospital. It merely said that it “has taken preventative measures Read More

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Spain trip: Coronavirus forces Manchester Utd to drop Ighalo

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

New signing Odion Ighalo will not travel to Manchester United’s training camp in Spain as it is not guaranteed he would clear UK immigration on his return should border restrictions tighten on travellers who have been in China within past 14 days following the coronavirus outbreak. Ighalo, who moved to Old Trafford from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline Day, Read More

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Before coronavirus berths in Nigeria

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the world is grappling with ways of curtailing its spread. SAMSON BENJAMIN in this report examines the measures so far taken by Nigeria to prevent the virus from entering her borders given the nation’s weak public health system The virus According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), corona 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