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Covid-19 News

COVID-19: FG approves N5.6bn for maintenance, construction of oxygen plants

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N5.6 billion for the establishment of oxygen production plants in each of the 36 states of the country and the federal capital territory. The presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19...

SSA to Gov. Abiodun arrested in U.S over $350m COVID-19 fraud

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Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun, has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport...

COVID-19 will be far more deadly this year – WHO warns

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The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be “far more deadly”. “We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be...

Nigeria To Receive 29.8 Million Doses Of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Nigerian government is expecting about 29.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, Dr Faisal Shuaib said on Monday. Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA),...

Odumakin died on Friday but doctors couldn’t tell me, Wife reveals

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A human rights campaigner, Joe Okei-Odumakin, says her husband, Yinka Odumakin, died on Friday but doctors could not phantom how to communicate that to her. She said this in a tribute titled, ‘Yinka: Basking in...

Probe Kogi over N4.5bn COVID-19 funds, SERAP urges Buhari.

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate alleged misuse of...

COVID-19: Vaccine not for sale —FG

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The Federal Government has dispelled the possibility of any fake COVID-19 vaccines being administered or sold by unauthorised institution in the country. This is contained in a circular signed by Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, the Director,...

President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo receive #COVID-19 vaccine.( Photos)

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo today received the COVID-19 vaccine at the Presidential Villa.Below are photos from the seminal event. Photo Credit : State House Media

Benue Catholic priest Fr Sam Tumba shares his experience with Covid-19 .

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Am compelled to write with utmost worry the level of death's witnessed towards the end of last year stretching to this time of the year.Pained because these are people in their prime to add...

Ghana receives COVID-19 vaccine

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Ghana has received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Covax, UNICEF and the World Health Organization have announced. “We are pleased that Ghana has become the first country to receive the COVID-19 vaccines from...

COVID-19: New variant discovered in Nigeria, 15 other countries

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that a new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nigeria and 15 other countries. The new strain, B.1.2.5, which is different from the highly infectious...

Fake COVID-19 vaccines in circulation — FG alerts Nigerians

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The Federal Government, on Monday, warned Nigerians against patronising uncertified COVID-19 vaccine from private individuals. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, while speaking during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19,...

”We have not announced the next edition of BBNaija”-Organisers of BBNaija Tv Show deny...

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Organisers of the Big Brother Naija, BBNaija reality TV show have denied reports that auditioning for the next edition of the show has begun. MultiChoice Nigeria (DSTV) in a statement on its verified Twitter handle...

COVID-19: Ghana shuts parliament after 168 lawmakers, officials test positive

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Ghana’s parliament on Tuesday shut down for at least three weeks over a surge in cases of Covid-19 among lawmakers and parliamentary staff. The speaker of the house, Alban Bagbin, announced the legislature will be...

COVID-19: Senate President, Lawan tackles aide for failing to wear face mask

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President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday rattled a legislative aide for failing to wear facemask at the premises of the National Assembly. This is contained in a statement by Mr Ezrel Tabiowo, his...

BUA pays for one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, promises 5m more

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BUA has paid for one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria through the AFREXIM Vaccine programme in partnership with CACOVID. The doses, expected to be delivered by next week, will be the first...

Covid-19: Benue Police Command to Clamp down on violators of Safety Protocols

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Over 14 people have been reportedly died of the virus in Benue state with over 50 persons undergoing treatment at the isolation centres in the state.

U.S. COVID-19 cases exaggerated — Donald Trump

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United States President, Donald Trump, on Sunday, said the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States was exaggerated. Trump who made the claim in a tweet on Sunday said the numbers were...

FG speaks on imposing another lockdown as second wave of COVID-19 persists

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, insists that the Federal Government has no plan to impose a fresh lockdown on Nigeria as the country battles the second wave of the...