Covid-19 News

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...

Oye Ibidapo-Obe, ex-UNILAG VC passes on.

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Oye Ibidapo-Obe, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, is dead.Details of his death are still sketchy but the professor of systems engineering reportedly died in an undisclosed hospital on Sunday.There are reports...

APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu Hospitalised In Europe, But ‘Not Diagnosed With COVID-19’.

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Former Governor of Lagos state and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been hospitalised in Paris, France, after falling ill. He initially complained of exhaustion and had travelled out to rest,...

COVID-19: Criminal gangs selling fake vaccines, Interpol alerts Nigeria, others

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The International Criminal Police Organisation has alerted Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States and 190 other countries of threat from organised crime groups during upcoming COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, including fake vaccines and the...

Two COVID-19 vaccines under trial have 90% efficacy – Nigerian govt

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed confidence that COVID-19 would soon be a thing of the past in the country as two vaccines under trial have more than 90 per cent efficacy to...

Ohigbu Acholalo: Idoma International Carnival 2020 holds special programme to give back to the...

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Due to the government and health experts directives on coronavirus safety protocols on social distancing, ban on large gatherings, the 2020 edition of Idoma International Carnival will not be at full scale., organizers of...

Nigerians expose Lagos Assembly Member, Alli-Macaulay, for using COVID-19 palliatives as birthday gifts.

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Member of the Lagos state House of Assembly Hon. Mojisola Alli-Macaulay has been accused of beating up her father and using COVID-19 as a birthday souvenir. The honorable member incurred the wrath of the Nigerian...

NLC makes fresh demands from Nigerian govt.

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called on governments at all levels to end medical tourism by improving funding to the health sector. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, said this on Thursday in Abuja at...

“To the people saying government must have paid me to say I got...

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Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa has slammed those accusing her of getting paid by the government to fake her illness. Media personality announced that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus and she also shared her harrowed...

COVID-19 has created a lot of confusion in the university system ― VC

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The outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the Benue State University, BSU, Prof. Moses Kembe, Thursday lamented that the coming of the COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of confusion in the university system. Prof. Kembe who made the...

Toke Makinwa tests positive to coronavirus

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Popular media personality, Toke Makinwa has revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19. Toke in a post on her Instagram page said she tested positive two weeks ago and her experience with the deadly disease...

FG flags off special grant for rural women, earmarks over N140 billion.

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced the Special Grant Project for Rural Women which will see that over 700,000 women receive grants of N20,000 each to make them financially empowered members of the...