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50 Youths

Over 50 Youths Partying In Lagos Arrested For Violating Lockdown Order

The Lagos State COVID-19 Taskforce, on Wednesday, arrested more than 50 youths who had attended a party at 84, Parks and Gardens, Idi-Oparun Bus Stop, opposite Abattoir at Abule Egba, Lagos in violation of the lockdown directives of the Federal and [...]

April 30, 2020 entertainment
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Call For The Resignation Of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG, Over COVID-19

On January 23rd, 2020. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declines to declare China virus outbreak as a global health emergency. As we all know, the Coronavirus is not treatable at the moment. The number of infected and deaths has risen more than [...]

April 30, 2020 Government and politics

COVID19: 1 In 5 People With Respiratory Symptoms In Lagos Positive

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says one in five of all people with respiratory symptoms in Lagos seems to be positive for COVID-19 pandemic. Abayomi disclosed this when he appeared as a Guest on Arise Television [...]

April 30, 2020 Health issues

Kano May Have Violated Tradition Through Emir Sanusi’s Removal –Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, on Wednesday said the Kano state government must look inwards and see if it has not violated the cultural tradition of the ancienstry through the banishment of the former Emir, Muhammad Sanusi [...]

April 30, 2020 Government and politics
Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan: I Have No Accounts Or Property Abroad

Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan says he has no accounts or property abroad. Jonathan made the comment in response to a report that the federal government has requested for the bank statements of public officers including his and his wife, Patience; former [...]

April 29, 2020 Government and politics
no date yet for schools in the country to resume

No Date For School Resumption Yet – FG

There is no date yet for schools in the country to resume despite the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari, on a gradual lockdown relaxation on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States, the Federal Government has said. The [...]

April 29, 2020 Education
Face Mask Production Center In Akure

Akeredolu Visits Face Mask Production Center In Akure (Photos)

Face Mask Production Center In Akure : Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday, visited the production center for the massive production of the face masks in Akure, the state capital. The Governor expressed satisfaction at the compliance [...]

April 29, 2020 Health issues

Samsung Leads In 5G Smartphones In Q1 2020

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global 5G smartphone shipments surged past 24 million units in Q1 2020. Demand from China was higher than expected. Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics said “Global 5G smartphone shipments grew to [...]

April 29, 2020 Technology
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds

Boris Johnson And Carrie Symonds Welcome Baby Boy At London Hospital

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a ‘healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning’. Both mother and baby are doing very well, their spokesman said. A spokesman for Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds [...]

April 29, 2020 General
Mohammed Abubakar

Mohammed Atiku Shares COVID-19 Experience, Praises Health Workers

Mohammed Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending 40 days in the hospital. In March, his father had announced that one of his sons tested positive for the disease after he returned from Switzerland. In [...]

April 28, 2020 Government and politics
COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory

Ogun Launches COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory For Testing (Photos)

Ogun State has launched Africa’s very first COVID-19 mobile laboratory. The lab which has the capacity to carry out up to 400 tests a day is contained in a 40ft container and has been set up within the grounds of [...]

April 28, 2020 Health issues
Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari Donates Food & Medical Items To Kano

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari on monday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Medical consumables and assorted food items to Kano State. Today, through the Get Involved initiative of my @futureassured program, 16 trucks of food items, essential commodities [...]

April 28, 2020 Government and politics
Dr Tosin Ajayi

First Foundation founder, Dr Tosin Ajayi, is dead

The Founder of First Foundation Medical Centre, a Lagos-based indigenous medical company, Dr Tosin Ajayi, is dead. Ajayi, who trained as a medical doctor at the prestigious University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, passed on today in Lagos. Though details of [...]

April 28, 2020 Health issues
Seriake Dickson

Dickson Urges Bayelsans To Support Government’s Measures Against COVID-19

The Immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, Rt.Hon, Seriake Dickson has called on Bayelsans to Support the Govenor of the state, His Excellency, Gov. Duoye Diri in the battle against the Novel Coronavirus. He made this Remark at the Bayelsa [...]

April 28, 2020 General, Government and politics

Arsenal To Return To Training Next Week But Players Will Train Individually

Arsenal’s players will be allowed to return to their London Colney training ground next week, but will continue to train individually in accordance with government health guidelines Access for Mikel Arteta’s players will be limited, carefully managed, and social distancing [...]

April 26, 2020 Sports

Kano COVID19 Centre Closed Indefinitely For Fumigation After Staff Test Positive

The head of COVID-19 testing centre in Kano, Nasiru Magaji, on Saturday said there is no definite date for resuming the test in Kano. He told PREMIUM TIMES that although the laboratory was opened on Friday, they are yet to [...]

April 26, 2020 Health issues
Apostle Suleman

Apostle Suleman On Coronavirus: “Permit Us To Heal & Pray For COVID-19 Patients”

Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, has called on the federal government to allow pastors heal COVID-19 patients in the country through prayers. This is despite the fact that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had warned people against unscientific [...]

April 26, 2020 Religion
Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un Death Rumour: China Sends Doctors To North Korea

China Sends Doctors to North Korea as Rumors on Kim Jong Un’s Health Swirl China has sent a team of doctors to North Korea to help determine Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un’s health status, Reuters reported on [...]

April 25, 2020 International

Workers Locked Down In Ramadan Without Salaries

This year’s Ramadan fast started throughout the country yesterday, but the holy month will be observed under unusual circumstances as Muslim faithful in several states face the coronavirus lockdown amid unpaid salaries. Muslims face a peculiar Ramadan period this year [...]

April 25, 2020 General, Religion
15 Countries With No Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

15 Countries With No Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As governments around the world fight hard to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, there are about 15 countries on earth without any reported COVID-19 cases. Since the virus infection was first discovered in China’s central city of Wuhan, [...]

April 25, 2020 International

Covid19: Medicbird Deploys Mental Healthcare Specialists To Support Patients

Medicbird Deploys Therapists To Support Covid19 Patients In Isolation With the numerous days Covid19 Patients spend in isolation without accessibility to friends and family, it has become imperative to take good care of their mental and emotional well even recovering [...]

April 25, 2020 Health issues
1,800 bags of rice

Oyo Government To Return 1,800 Bags Of Rice Donated By FG

The Oyo State Government on Friday indicated that it might return the 1,800 bags of rice donated to the state by the Federal Government as COVID-19 palliative on the grounds that the rice had been infested with weevils. The state [...]

April 25, 2020 Economy
APC Paid Billions To Win

Coronavirus: Buhari Urges ECOWAS To Use Agriculture, Technology To Boost Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged leaders under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to explore agriculture and technology to reclaim the region’s dwindling economy as a result of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Mr Buhari made the appeal [...]

April 24, 2020 Government and politics
Nnamdi Kanu's Statement About Apostle Suleman

Nnamdi Kanu’s Statement About Apostle Suleman & Igbos Worshipping In His Church

POB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is under fire over his comment on Apostle Johnson Suleman, the founder of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide. Apostle Johnson Suleman’s protege in Europe who goes by the name Obiwest Utchaychukwu aka The Media Apostle called out the [...]

April 24, 2020 Religion
Coronavirus Patients

A Mysterious Blood-clotting Complication Is Killing Coronavirus Patients

Once thought a relatively straightforward respiratory virus, covid-19 is proving to be much more frightening Craig Coopersmith was up early that morning as usual and typed his daily inquiry into his phone. “Good morning, Team Covid,” he wrote, asking for [...]

April 24, 2020 Health issues
First Patients Injected In UK Coronavirus Vaccine

First Patients Injected In UK Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine [...]

April 24, 2020 International

COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns? – Charles Soludo

This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an [...]

April 24, 2020 Africa
Bishop (Dr.) Chris E. Kwakpovwe

Bishop Kwakpovwe Distributes Food Items In Ogudu, Lagos

Renowned publisher of “Our Daily Manna” devotional, Bishop (Dr.) Chris E. Kwakpovwe and his wife, Rev. (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe were at Ogudu Orioke in Lagos State on Monday, 20th April 2020, to distribute food items to members of their [...]

April 23, 2020 General
Emmanuel Adebayor

“I Didn’t Bring Coronavirus To Togo” – Emmanuel Adebayor Refuses To Donate

The veteran goalscorer, Emmanuel Adebayor who is yet to hang up his boots, has caused controversy by stating that he will not be swayed by the actions of others. Former Premier League striker Emmanuel Adebayor has hit back at those [...]

April 23, 2020 Sports
coronavirus test kits

Mistrust and black market flourish in Nigeria as virus spreads

A black market in coronavirus test kits is flourishing in Nigeria, spurred in part by negligible faith in the country’s health system to defeat an emerging threat. Testing is a crucial weapon in combatting COVID-19. It not only identifies where [...]

April 23, 2020 Health issues