Breaking: NCDC speaks on fresh COVID-19 variant in Nigeria

August 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has spoken on fresh Covid-19 variant in Nigeria. The NCDC said the subvariants have not yet been identified in Nigeria. The NCDC in a press statement issued on Saturday and signed by its Director General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa said it is monitoring the new EG.5 and BA.2.86 subvariants of the Omicron Read More

COVID-19 fallout: Lawmakers move against Boris Johnson over ‘partygate’

June 19, 2023 REUTERS 0

British lawmakers are expected to back a report on Monday that said former Prime Minister Boris Johnson deliberately misled parliament over rule-breaking parties at the heart of government during coronavirus lockdowns. The decision is likely to further expose divisions in Britain’s governing Conservative Party before a national election expected next year, with some Conservatives saying publicly they will either abstain Read More

COVID-19 no longer global emergency – WHO

May 6, 2023 BBC 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 no longer represents a “global health emergency”. The statement represents a major step towards ending the pandemic and comes three years after it first declared its highest level of alert over the virus. Officials said the virus’ death rate had dropped from a peak of more than 100,000 people per week Read More

COVID-19: Global health systems improving first time in 3 years — WHO

May 4, 2023 Admin III 0

COVID-19: Global health systems improving first time in 3 years — WHO A recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report has indicated that health systems globally have shown signs of improvement for the first time after COVID-19 struck the world in 2020. Evidences The agency said in a report released on May 2, 2023 that services such as sexual, reproductive, maternal, Read More

No new COVID-19 variant in Nigeria yet – NCDC

January 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), has said the new COVID-19 Omicron sub-lineage variant has not yet been detected in the country. This was confirmed Wednesday, in a statement on COVID-19 genomic surveillance signed by its Director General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa. “The NCDC-led COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre is monitoring COVID-19 trends in China, the United States of Read More

COVID-19: 646,623 vaccinated in Kogi – CPI

December 21, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

The Challenge Parenthood Initiative (CPI) Tuesday said out of 2,788,335 population of Kogi state, 646,623 have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic as at November 2022. The executive director CPI, Eunice Abimbola Agbogu, said this Tuesday in Lokoja at a press conference on enhancing demand creation and uptake of COVID-19 vaccine project in Kogi state. It is being executed executed Read More

FG ends COVID-19 tests for travelers

December 13, 2022 Admin III 0

As the spread of COVID-19 continue to reduce worldwide, the federal government has suspended all pre-departure, pre-boarding, and post-arrival PCR test requirements for travellers.   The announcement was made in a statement released by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), Boss Mustapha on Monday evening.  According to him, the Read More

Nigerian government relaxes COVID-19 protocols

December 12, 2022 Admin III 0

Following the reduction in Covid-19 cases, the Federal Government has relaxed travel protocols for air passengers and other stakeholders. The Minister of Aviation Sen. Hadi Sirika, in a tweet on Monday announced the latest development. According Hadi, “Glad to announce that Government has abolished Permission to travel QR code. Use of face masks is now discretionary and travel PCR tests Read More

‘Family physicians key to tackling long-term effects of Covid-19’

November 25, 2022 Admin III 0

Long-term effects of Covid-19 can cause lingering health problems, according to the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON). The president, SOFON, Prof. Musa Dankyau, speaking at the 25th annual general and scientific conference Wednesday in Abuja, said family physicians that were the first contact of care for most patients accessing private and public health facilities in Nigeria had been Read More

‘Family physicians key to tackling long-term effects of COVID-19’

November 25, 2022 David Agba, Abuja 0

Long-term effects of COVID-19 can cause lingering health problems, even as the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON), has reiterated the importance of Family Physicians in reducing the scourge of the pandemic through patient education and innovative healthcare delivery. The President, SOFON, Professor Musa Dankyau, in a chat at the 25th annual general and scientific conference on Wednesday in Read More

Post COVID-19: New Faces New Voices pushes for more women inclusion in finance

November 2, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

The Nigeria chapter of the non-⅘profit New Faces, New Voices (NFNV Nigeria) has called for more inclusion of women in the financial sector, particularly in the various interventions by governments and the private sector aimed at economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. This call was made by Hajiya Aishatu Debola Aminu, Country Director of NFNV Read More

Crude price falls on fears of global recession, China COVID surge

Oil prices fell about 2% on Tuesday, extending the previous session’s almost 2% decline, as recession fears and a flare-up in COVID-19 cases in China raised concerns over global demand. World Bank President David Malpass and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warned on Monday of a growing risk of global recession and said inflation remains a continuing problem. Read More

APC laments insecurity nationwide, demands urgent action

July 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, asking all the security agencies to live up to the expectations. The North-west leadership of the APC made this demand at end of its fact-finding tour of the zone which began in Kebbi state on Monday 4th July 2022. The country has witnessed rise in Read More

2023: CAN’s rejection of APC Muslim-Muslim ticket Godly – Dogara

July 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has supported the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which rejected the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Dogara said the position of CAN is the position of God, adding that adopting a Muslim-Muslim ticket in a diverse country like Nigeria is a Read More

Oil slides on strong dollar, weaker demand outlook

July 12, 2022 Admin III 0

Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday on a strong dollar, demand-sapping COVID-19 curbs in top crude importer China and fears of a global economic slowdown. Brent crude futures were down by $4.78, or 4.5%, at $102.32 a barrel by 1112 GMT, having earlier sunk as low as $101.48. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was down $4.91, or 4.7%, at $99.18 Read More

Covid-19: NCDC issues public health advisory

July 8, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory on its website to members of the public to prevent further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic during the Eid el-Kabir celebration. Its director-general, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, issued the guidelines in view of the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in the country and globally. “In addition to the Read More

Anxiety as COVID-19 returns to Wuhan

July 2, 2022 TheSun 0

The first confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the Chinese city where the virus first emerged as President Xi Jinping reestablished his commitment to the country’s draconian ‘Zero Covid’ policy. A pair of port workers in Wuhan have been reported as showing signs of asymptomatic infection in the first confirmed cases there in a month. China is now expected to undergo its fourth Read More

COVID-19 drives global digital payment surge – World Bank

June 29, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred financial inclusion–driving a large increase in digital payments amid the global expansion of formal financial services, the World Bank has said. This expansion, the global lender stated, created new economic opportunities, narrowing the gender gap in account ownership, and building resilience at the household level to better manage financial shocks. According to the Bank, the Read More

Presidency: ADP unveils Pastor Okey Udo as Yabagi’s running mate

June 23, 2022 Admin III 0

Opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) has named Pastor Okey Udo, as its vice presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Unveiling his running mate, Thursday in Abuja, the ADP presidential candidate, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, said the reality and facts pointing to the imminent political ascendency of his party in 2023 are crystal clear to everyone, “who is not Read More