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Exactly Where We Are with Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19

Posted: May 1, 2020 at 10:30 pm   /   NEWS

Scientists around the world are working on potential treatments and vaccines for the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Several companies are working on antiviral drugs, some of which are already in use against other illnesses, to treat people who already have COVID-19. Other companies are working on vaccines that could be used as a preventive […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 1,000

Posted: April 25, 2020 at 11:42 am   /   NEWS

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 1,000 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 114 cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, April 24. The new cases are among the highest to be reported in the country by the government agency. The 114 new cases are reported from nine states- Lagos (80), Gombe (21), FCT […]

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Umahi’s wear-mask or get-flogged order barbaric – Ubani

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm   /   NEWS

Umahi’s wear-mask or get-flogged order barbaric – Ubani A former Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Monday Ubani, has described as barbaric the pronouncement of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, that any resident found on the street without a face mask will be flogged. The lawyer also scolded the governor of Cross River State, […]

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Oxford University Just Injected The First Participants in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm   /   NEWS

Oxford University Just Injected The First Participants in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Oxford University is launching a human trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine, with the daunting aim of making a successful jab available to the public later this year. Of the more than 100 research projects around the world to find a vaccine – described by […]

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68-year-old Nigerian woman delivers twins in Lagos hospital

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 12:29 pm   /   Gist and Hype

68-year-old Nigerian woman delivers twins in Lagos hospital A 68-year-old Nigerian woman successfully delivered twins on her first pregnancy, the Lagos University Teaching hospital, LUTH, reported over the weekend. The hospital celebrated a feat it said was the first in the country and across Africa. The mother delivered the babies – a boy and a girl […]

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Nigeria coronavirus cases at 981, Buhari gets ECOWAS mandate

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 12:12 pm   /   NEWS

Nigeria coronavirus cases at 981, Buhari gets ECOWAS mandate Cases near 1,000; Buhari gets ECOWAS task Total confirmed cases inched close to the 1,000 mark with 108 new cases reported by close of day April 23. Total confirmed cases now stand at 981. 78 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, […]

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Nigerian president’s top aide dies of coronavirus: Presidency

Posted: April 19, 2020 at 8:47 am   /   NEWS

Nigerian president’s top aide dies of coronavirus: Presidency Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff Abba Kyari is the highest profile person to have died as country remains in lockdown. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff has died after contracting the novel coronavirus, the presidency said on Saturday. Buhari’s office announced in a statement that it […]

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Funke Akindele, Husband Sentenced To 14 Days Community Service, Fined N100,000 Each Over Lagos Party amid Lockdown

Posted: April 7, 2020 at 10:44 am   /   Gist and Hype

Funke Akindele, Husband Sentenced To 14 Days Community Service, Fined N100,000 Each Over Lagos Party Amid Lockdown. Famous Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, have been sentenced to 14 days community service.  Funke Akindele and her husband were charged to court for violating restriction orders in Lagos. […]

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Corruption: A Virus That Has killed More People In Nigeria Than Covid-19

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 2:39 pm   /   Featured

Corruption: A Virus That Has killed More People In Nigeria Than Covid-19 It would be foolhardy for anyone to think that all the monies and food items disbursed by the presidency will get to all the targeted vulnerable people in the society they were meant for when they have not dealt with the number one […]

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Buhari shuts down Lagos, Abuja, Ogun for 14 days

Posted: March 30, 2020 at 11:21 am   /   NEWS

Buhari shuts down Lagos, Abuja, Ogun for 14 days President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday announced the shutdown of Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Ogun State with a view to containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a nationwide broadcast, the president said: “Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria […]

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