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Davido’s Fiancee,Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Davido’s Fiancee,Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido has announced that his fiance Chioma has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Chioma, according to Davido, recently returned from the United Kingdom with their baby. The baby tested negative, the singer said. In a series of tweets detailing the reveal, he stated that “he decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come ... Read More »

COVID 19: FCT gets N500M UBA donation to fight scourge

COVID 19: FCT gets N500M UBA donation to fight scourge

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Friday received a N500M donation from the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to fight the COVID 19 pandemic in Abuja. Vice Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Ambassador Joe Keshi (second from left), handing over a N500 million cheque to the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello(second from right) to support ... Read More »

DOCTORS, NURSES IN BORNO PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH GOVT ON CONVID 19

DOCTORS, NURSES IN BORNO PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH GOVT ON CONVID 19

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Doctors and Nurses working in Borno state under the auspices of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have pledged to partner with the State Government and various stakeholders to provide adequate, prompt identification, isolation, treatment and close monitoring of cases of Corona Virus diseases, should it appears in the ... Read More »

British Health Secretary,Matt Hancock Tests Positive For Coronavirus

British Health Secretary,Matt Hancock Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus, he has said. Mr Hancock tweeted: ‘Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. I’ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating. Vital we follow the advice to protect our NHS & save lives.’ His announcement came just a matter of hours ... Read More »

Coronavirus: US Beg Medical Professionals To File For Visa

Coronavirus: US Beg Medical Professionals To File For Visa

Few weeks after shutting its doors against the world,the United States has appealed to medical professionals across the world to  urgently file for work visas in a passionate appeal for help to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The appeal, published on the Department of State’s website Thursday night, highlighted that medical experts looking to move to the U.S. or visit on ... Read More »

Breaking: British Prime Minister,Boris Johnson Tests Positivie For Coronavirus

Breaking: British Prime Minister,Boris Johnson Tests Positivie For Coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street. “He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said. He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added. ... Read More »

WHO urges African countries to scale up COVID-19 response

WHO urges African countries to scale up COVID-19 response

Brazzaville, 26 March 2020 – The African region is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of reported confirmed COVID-19 cases, with a 25% daily increase over the past five days. Today, 39 countries reported a total of 216 cases in the past 24 hours, this a significant increase from a month ago, when one country in the region was reporting ... Read More »

How to Lead in a Time of Pandemic : What U.S. Foreign Policy Should Be Doing—But Isn’t—to Rally the World to Action

How to Lead in a Time of Pandemic : What U.S. Foreign Policy Should Be Doing—But Isn’t—to Rally the World to Action

By Nicholas Burns March 25, 2020 Trump holds a press briefing with members of his Coronavirus Task Force at the White House, March 2020Yuri Gripas / Reuters The world has never before confronted a crisis quite like COVID-19, one that has simultaneously tested both the limits of public health systems everywhere and the ability of countries to work together on a shared ... Read More »

Bua Group Donates N1billion to fight Coronavirus

Bua Group Donates N1billion to fight Coronavirus

To strengthen national response to COVID-19 in Nigeria, Industrialist and Founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has announced a donation of 1bn in cash through the BUA Foundation and has also placed an order for an additional donation of equipment and medical supplies including testing kits and medical protective gear to 9 states in Nigeria. These medical supplies are ... Read More »

Covid-19: FG plans ban on inter-state/inter-town travels…Says Buhari not on ventilator

Covid-19: FG plans ban on inter-state/inter-town travels…Says Buhari not on ventilator

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was considering taking tougher measures to enforce the stay at home order to contain the spread of coronavirus. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who stated this at a press conference in Abuja also dismissed as fake news, information making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari has tested positive to the ... Read More »

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Command in Ekiti has deployed 250 Emergency Response Personnel across the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, NAN reports Solomon Iyamu, NSCDC Commandant in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, ASC Tolulope Afolabi in Ado-Ekiti today. Iyamu said that the ... Read More »

Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has warned that Chloroquine has not been approved for treatment of the Coronavirus disease, NAN reports. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of NCDC, gave the warning in Abuja today. “Nigerians should please remember that the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of COVID-19 disease has not been validated and approved ... Read More »

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

By:Dr Audu Lucky Emmanuel Humans developed a wireless communication system long before cell phones were invented! In a time and place where roads didn’t exist, men went into deep in the forest to hunt and women walked long distances to gardens. They needed a way to be informed if something went wrong in town. Drums were used to send detailed ... Read More »

COVID -19: Islamic Corporation for Development of Private Sector sets up US $730 million Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility

COVID -19: Islamic Corporation for Development of Private Sector sets up US $730 million Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility

“In order to support its member countries in this time of need, IsDB Group is setting-up a special ‘Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility’ of US$730 million to mitigate the negative health and socio-economic impact of the COVID -19 pandemic.” PRESS RELEASE Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Emergency Response to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic ... Read More »

COVID -19: FCT Minister inspects proposed 300 bed space isolation centre

COVID -19: FCT Minister inspects proposed 300 bed space isolation centre

  FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (4th right) and other officials inspecting the building as a possible treatment center for COVID 19 in the FCT* The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello on Wednesday, 25th of March, in the company of senior officials of the FCTA inspected a five story building that can serve as an isolation and treatment facility ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Lockdown begins in Rivers tomorrow – Wike

Coronavirus: Lockdown begins in Rivers tomorrow – Wike

The Rivers State Government has announced that air, sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6am tomorrow March 26, 2020. In a broadcast today, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the measure became necessary in view of recent developments. His broadcast: “It is with gratitude to God that I announce to you that our ... Read More »

Covid-19: Kwara Govt. Bans Commercial Transportation, Church/Mosque Worships and Eateries

Covid-19: Kwara Govt. Bans Commercial Transportation, Church/Mosque Worships and Eateries

By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin Churches, mosques, commercial transportation and their parks in Kwara State have been banned from operations as from today. ‎Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi who made this known in Ilorin said the decision was part of government efforts aimed at curtailing the spread of coronavirus. He gave the directive today while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, the ... Read More »

COVID-19: Bauchi governor speaks from isolation

COVID-19: Bauchi governor speaks from isolation

Bauchi State governor Bala Mohammed who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday said he is in good health. “As you may all know, I just tested to the coronavirus,” Mohammed tweeted, “I have been in self-isolation for the past few day, and I will remain in isolation until I get clearance from my doctors. See his tweet below: “I am ... Read More »

COVID-19: ‘March salary will be paid but subsequent months uncertain’

COVID-19: ‘March salary will be paid but subsequent months uncertain’

Kebbi State Government, says the payment of March salary and pension to workers will not suffer in spite of the global economic downturn arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Atiku Bagudu gave this assurance at an emergency stakeholders meeting to chart the best course of action for the financial future of the state in Birnin kebbi. Bagudu, however, informed the ... Read More »