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Rivers State has recorded its first Coronavirus case

Coronavirus: Rivers records first case as toll rises to 51

Rivers State has recorded its first Coronavirus case since the pandemic disease broke out in the country. It is among the five new cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Wednesday night. Of the five new [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
Lockdowns have begun in Africa

Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000

ABUJA, Nigeria — Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for one month in the continent’s most populous country. Rwanda said all [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
VP Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

VP Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus, 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive. In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the [...]

March 25, 2020 Health issues

Nigeria reports its first coronavirus-related death

Nigeria reported its first coronavirus-related death on Monday, the country’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. The patient was a 67-year-old man who came back to Nigeria in March after undergoing medical treatment in the UK, the NCDC said in [...]

March 24, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus

Okrika clothes, textiles can import coronavirus – NEMA warn Nigerians

As Coronavirus blow up in most countries, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has appealed to Nigerians to desist from buying fairly used imported clothes. NEMA head of Imo/Abia operations, Evans Ugoh said this in Owerri while addressing disaster stakeholders in [...]

March 20, 2020 Health issues
Covid-19

Covid-19: PDP counsels APC, say fuel price reduction is Atiku’s advice

On Wednesday The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has counseled the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to play politics with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) but join other well-meaning Nigerians to seek solution for the scourge. PDP gave the advice in a statement [...]

March 19, 2020 Health issues
CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS: FG FEARS NYSC MEMBERS MAY BE TESTED POSITIVE

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service camps nationwide over coronavirus fears. The 2020 Batch A Stream One NYSC members arrived on the camp on March 4 and are expected to leave [...]

March 18, 2020 Health issues
WHO cite Nigeria as the only country effectively tackling coronavirus-

WHO cite Nigeria as the only country effectively tackling coronavirus- See reasons

Nigeria has been refered to as a nation viably handling coronavirus by the World Health Organization, soon after the global office pronounced the fatal sickness as “pandemic”. At a public interview in Geneva, Michael Ryan who heads the WHO Emergencies [...]

March 13, 2020 Health issues
Angola Bans Travellers

Angola Bans Travellers From Nigeria, China And Others Over Coronavirus

Angola Bans Travellers: As part of control measures towards preventing the outbreak of deadly coronavirus, Angola has placed an immigration restriction on seven countries with records of reported cases of the spreading epidemic. Akelicious notes that since its outbreak in [...]

March 4, 2020 Health issues
Tshilidzi Nenzhelele

Meet Tshilidzi Nenzhelele, who obtained PhD while living in mud house

A man has taken to social media to show just how full of possibilities this country is to those who work hard. Tshilidzi Nenzhelele started off living in a mud hut but did not let those circumstances stop him from [...]

March 1, 2020 Education
NHIS

NHIS Applauds Gov. Emmanuel on Health Insurance Law … As Health Stakeholders Task Business Owners on Healthcare

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has commended Gov Udom Emmanuel for his backing on the Akwa Ibom State Health Insurance Bill, which will soon receive his executive assent. Speaking in Uyo, Friday February 28, the Akwa Ibom State coordinator [...]

February 29, 2020 Health issues
Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant

Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water

Water should not be a luxury product, but still in these modern times, one out of nine people does not have access to clean drinking water, so Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water. [...]

February 28, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Travellers from China test negative for Nigeria

Coronavirus: For inside tweet, di agency say dia protocol, na to test all returning travellers wey dey come from China with symptoms of cough and difficult respiration. Since the beginning of #COVID19 outbreak, the protocol in Nigeria is to TEST [...]

February 16, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus

Britain Declares Coronavirus a serious Threat To Public Health

Britain on Monday declared the new coronavirus a serious and imminent threat to public health, giving the government additional powers to isolate those suspected of being infected. Britain has recorded four cases of coronavirus so far while British nationals, who [...]

February 12, 2020 Health issues
National Youth Service Corp

NYSC, expelled graduates and dress code controversy

Religion, modernity, and secularity often do not mix well at all in Nigeria -a multi-ethnic and religious overpopulated nation -as the latest case of two graduates refusing to wear prescribed uniform in the orientation camp of the National Youth Service [...]

November 14, 2019 Education
Presidency warns Nigerians

Bandits spreading to South West – Presidency warns Nigerians

Presidency warns Nigerians: The Presidency has warned Nigerians to be at alert against attacks from bandits. Dr Amina Shamaki, the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) raised the alarm while speaking [...]

November 2, 2019 Crime
EFCC Arrests 4 For Forging EFCC Documents

EFCC Arrests 4 For Forging EFCC Documents, Defrauding America Lady (Photos)

Hope For Nigeria Online reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a gang of fraudsters who specialise in exploiting personal data of foreign-based Nigerians to defraud their friends and relations back home. EFCC made this known [...]

October 26, 2019 Crime
FG sends 150 Nigerians to China

FG sends 150 Nigerians to China to study railway engineering — Minister

FG sends 150 Nigerians to China: The Federal Government has sent over 150 children to Chinese universities to study railway engineering, Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, said at the National Assembly on Monday. Mr. Amaechi appeared before the National Assembly’s joint [...]

October 24, 2019 Education
Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital

Kaduna’s 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds

Kaduna’s 300-Bed Specialist Hospital: The site for the construction of a 300-bed ultra-modern Specialist Hospital in the New Millennium City, Kaduna, which was awarded since 2009 has become a habitat for weeds. The project was initiated during the tenure of [...]

October 23, 2019 Health issues
EFCC Arrests 26 Adulterated Palm Oil Producers

EFCC Arrests 26 Adulterated Palm Oil Producers In Gombe (Photos)

The EFCC in Gombe state has arrested 26 suspects for allegedly producing adulterated palm oil by mixing some quantity of palm oil with unknown substances and selling the same to the public as genuine palm oil in the Gombe main [...]

October 20, 2019 Health issues
Over Exposure To Phones, Computers & TV Screens Could Blind One

Over Exposure To Phones, Computers & TV Screens Could Blind One

Over Exposure To Phones, Computers & TV Screens Could Blind One Chioma Uchendu, a consultant ophthalmologist with the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, has advised regular break from smartphones and other devices like computer and television screens to avoid damage to [...]

October 19, 2019 Health issues
Nigeria To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-Of-School Children

Nigeria To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-Of-School Children

Nigeria To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-Of-School Children The Nigerian government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years. The governments said it hopes to achieve the target by enrolling [...]

October 19, 2019 Education
Nurses abandon Cross River hospitals

Nurses abandon Cross River hospitals over poor renumeration, 93 in 1,011 health facilities

Nurses abandon Cross River hospitals: Exodus of nurses has hit Cross River State Government as the State has 93 nurses working in 1, 016 health facilities across the eighteen local government areas of the State. Hope For Nigeria Online findings [...]

October 19, 2019 Health issues
Nigeria

Nigeria, seven others ‘yet to make progress on TB eradication’- Report

A new global report on Tuberculosis released by the World Health Organisation on Thursday has shown that Nigeria and seven other countries are yet to make considerable progress in their efforts to reduce the incidence of TB. The report showed that despite [...]

October 19, 2019 Health issues
Another petrol tanker falls

Another petrol tanker falls in Anambra

Another Fire incident has been averted on Friday morning at Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state as another petrol tanker falls. Hope For Nigeria Online gathered that the truck fell at about 7 am on Friday after it [...]

October 18, 2019 Incidents
Gunmen abduct teacher, 2 others in Brinin Gwari

Kaduna: Gunmen abduct teacher, 2 others in Brinin Gwari

Gunmen abduct teacher: Unknown gunmen have abducted, the Head teacher, Abdul Hafiz Abdullahi, of Dangamji, Primary School and two others at Doka filling station, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State. Two others were shot at and seriously wounded. A statement issued and [...]

October 18, 2019 Incidents
Another fuel tanker catches fire in Onitsha

Another fuel tanker catches fire in Onitsha

Another fuel tanker catches fire in Onitsha Tragedy was averted Friday morning after another petrol tanker fell, spilling fuel into a canal in Onitsha, Anambra State. Hope For Nigeria Online gathered from residents of Omagba Phase two in Onitsha that [...]

October 18, 2019 Incidents
Onitsha fire outbreak

Onitsha fire outbreak: Buhari reacts, charges Transport Ministry, FRSC on road safety

Onitsha fire outbreak: President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child in the tanker accident at Onitsha, Anambra State. Buhari called on the Ministry of Transport under the leadership of Rotimi Amaechi, [...]

October 17, 2019 Incidents
3 children died in Lagos building collapse

Mother, 3 children died in Lagos building collapse

Lagos building collapse: Four people have been confirmed dead in a building collapse at Magodo Phase I in Lagos on Saturday morning. The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu confirmed this in a chat [...]

October 13, 2019 Incidents
Plane carrying presidential staff

Plane carrying presidential staff, security personnel crashes

A cargo plane carrying presidential staff has crashed in eastern Congo and all eight passengers and crew are feared dead. Debris of the plane has been found, but the people aboard are still missing, said adviser Vidiye Tshimanga, in a [...]

October 12, 2019 Incidents