US coronavirus deaths exceed 100,000

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there have been 5.6 […]

Continue reading

Increasing Cases Of COVID-19 May Overwhelm Our System – Nigeria Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, said the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases may have an overwhelming effect on the nation’s health system.  Mr Ehanire said this while addressing journalists at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. While noting that there was an increased adherence to the advisories […]

Continue reading

COVID-19: WHO can’t dictate to us, says Nigerian Government

Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, says the World Health Organisation cannot dictate to Nigeria on the steps to take in the fight against COVID-19. On Monday, WHO had announced the suspension of the solidarity trial which featured the use of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients. Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, had said the global health body decided […]

Continue reading

School reopening: Nigerian Government considers morning, afternoon classes

The Federal Government says it is thinking of sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of school reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Wednesday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. The minister, who faulted […]

Continue reading

Nigeria records 276 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Nigeria, on Tuesday, reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the new tally of confirmed cases in the country to 8, 344, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced. Nigeria recorded one of its highest daily death figures since the beginning of the outbreak as 16 people were reported to have died from the virus on […]

Continue reading

Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage

The country became the first in Central America on Tuesday to legally recognize same-sex marriage. “Today, Costa Rica officially recognizes same-sex marriage,” President Carlos Alvarado Quesada wrote on Twitter. “Today we celebrate liberty, equality and our democratic institutions. May empathy and love be the compass that guide us forward and allow us to move forward and […]

Continue reading

Anambra Records First COVID-19 Death

Anambra State Government has confirmed its first COVID-19 related death in the state. The deceased is a 66-year-old man who was among the 10 confirmed positive cases in the state. The State Governor, Willie Obiano made the announcement during a special broadcast on Monday. He noted that the victim did not report to the health […]

Continue reading

Lagos working with Federal Government on schools reopening

The Lagos State government  is working out modalities for the resumption of schools after the ongoing lockdown of some sectors in the state occasioned by the COVID-19(Coronavirus) pandemic. It explained that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu “cannot not unilaterally” announce schools’ reopening  since the contagion did not affect Lagos alone. The government  disclosed that  it had already […]

Continue reading

Italians Celebrate Lockdown End With Ice Cream

Italians have been celebrating the end of the coronavirus lockdown with one of their favourite treats: artisanal gelatos. “After a long period spent at home, many have chosen to cool down with an ice cream even during the week, at lunchtime,” agriculture group Coldiretti said in a statement. The country’s 39,000 gelato shops, which employ […]

Continue reading

Nigeria cases of COVID-19 rises to 8,068

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased further on Monday with 229 cases reported by the country, despite efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter. This takes the country’s total infections to 8,068 out of which […]

Continue reading

COVID-19: WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns

The World Health Organisation said Monday that it had “temporarily” suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure. The decision came after the publication last week of a study in the Lancet indicating that the using the drug on COVID-19 […]

Continue reading

Impact of COVID-19 frightening, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the coronavirus pandemic has brought Nigeria and other countries to their “knees”. He described the impact as “frightening” and urged Nigerians to continue to take precautions. President Buhari spoke with reporters after Eid prayers with his family at the State House, Abuja, to commemorate the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. He said […]

Continue reading

Ndigbo in Lagos sacks leader

Leadership of Ndigbo in Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has sacked Joe Igbokwe as its apex leader ‘for not promoting Igbo cause in Lagos’. Igbokwe is special adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The group, at a news conference chaired by the Eze Ndigbo of Lagos State and Chairman of […]

Continue reading

China warns US against sparking Cold War

Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, said on Sunday that the U.S. should “give up on its wishful thinking of changing China” and avoid bringing the two countries to a “new Cold War.” “China has no intention to change, still replace, the United States,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “It is time for […]

Continue reading

Nigerian Government threatens to dismiss workers leaking official documents

The Federal Government has threatened to dismiss officers caught leaking official documents on social media. It said recent “unfortunate unauthorised disclosure of official documents on social media” was embarrassing and therefore unacceptable. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF/109/S.1/120 with the title, […]

Continue reading

Coronavirus: German government takes over Lufthansa airline

The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday. The deal, which provides for aid and equity measures worth nine billion euros ($9.8 billion), is yet to be approved by Lufthansa’s supervisory board and the European […]

Continue reading

Actress Funke Akindele reacts to post comparing her with Genevieve Nnaji

Popular Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele Bello, also known as Jenifa has frowned at a post made by a Nigerian blogger who pitted her against her colleague, Genevieve Nnaji. Funke via Twitter shunned the blog post and showered encomium on Genevieve Nnaji, calling her senior colleague and a great actor. It all started when the said […]

Continue reading

Pressurise UK to turn in Diezani for trial, Magu tells Nigerians in Diaspora

The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has asked Nigerians in Diaspora to put pressure on the United Kingdom to release former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison Madueke, to face trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria. Magu, who made the plea during a Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Nigerians […]

Continue reading