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COVID-19: NCDC records 397 new infections, 10 deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 397 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Monday. The...

Coronavirus: Mauritius closes borders to passengers from UK, South Africa

Mauritius has closed its borders to passengers flying in from England, Scotland, Wales and South Africa as of midnight on Monday. This follows the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19 in the United...

Oil prices fall as rising coronavirus case numbers cast shadow over fuel demand pickup

Oil prices slid on Tuesday amid concerns that a nascent recovery in fuel demand could stall as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections around the world sparks tighter lockdowns. This is just as major producers ramp up output. U.S. West Texas...

Indoor airborne spread of Coronavirus possible – NCDC warns

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has admitted the possibility that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic might be spread in the air under certain conditions after about 200 scientists’ findings. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Directir-General, NCDC, disclosed this at the Presidential...

Para-Athletes, Coach commend Sports Minister over palliatives

A National Para-Powerlifting Team Coach, Feyisetan Are and some other para-athletes on Monday commended the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, over the palliatives to disabled athletes. The medal winning coach, in an interview with the News Agency...

Trump Jr.’s girlfriend tests positive for coronavirus

One of President Donald Trump’s top campaign fundraisers – and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr. – tested positive for coronavirus on Friday in South Dakota hours before Trump gave a speech at Mount Rushmore. “After testing positive,...

Nobel laureates, leaders warn virus restrictions threaten democracy

Measures introduced to stem the coronavirus pandemic pose a threat to human and political rights – also in democracies, warned over 500 signatories to an open letter published on Thursday. “Even some democratically elected governments are fighting the pandemic by...

7 HEALTH WORKERS TESTED POSITIVE TO CORONAVIRUS IN BORNO

Dr Salihu Kwaya-Bura, Secretary, Borno High Powered Response Team on Convid-19, has said that seven well-being laborers tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Kwaya-Bura, who is additionally the Commissioner for Health, made this known on Friday in...

Kano records first COVID-19 death, confirms 12 new cases to hit 21

The Kano health ministry confirmed on Wednesday night that the populous northern state had recorded its first death from the Covid-19 pandemic. It also confirmed 12 new cases, bringing the total to 21 within one week. The ministry made this known...

COVID-19: Like America, like Nigeria

Besides currently being the global epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease, the United States is also full of drama surrounding the pandemic. In this piece, we serve you a rundown of dramatic happenings across the country on Wednesday that many...
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By Steve Oni, Ilorin Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has commended...
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Kwara imposes curfew on Offa, Erinle

By Steve Oni, Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposed a curfew on Offa and Erinle towns.

Actors mourn late veteran broadcaster, Sadiq Daba

Some Nigerian actors on Thursday mourned the late actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, who died Wednesday, March 3, during a protracted illness.

Foodstuff traders end supply embargo to Southern Nigeria

Cattle and foodstuff traders have agreed to resumed foodstuff supplies to southern Nigeria, following the intervention of Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi...

COVID-19: Arik Air seeks priority vaccination for aviation workers

Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, Chief Executive Officer, Arik Air, has called for the immediate vaccination of aviation workers as COVID-19 frontline workers.