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COVID-19: FUTA researchers develop unique ventilator

COVID-19: FUTA researchers develop unique ventilator

As part of efforts to continue its contribution to the ongoing battle against the rampaging Corona Virus ,COVID-19 pandemic , a team of researchers at the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA has developed a Positive pressure ventilator ,a variant of mechanical ventilator. Presenting the prototype to the university management, the Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology SEET, Professor ... Read More »

What gives Saudi Arabia the confidence to ease coronavirus restrictions

What gives Saudi Arabia the confidence to ease coronavirus restrictions

What gives Saudi Arabia the confidence to ease coronavirus restrictions *Enayah, in Riyadh, is Saudi Arabia’s largest manufacturer of medical masks and gowns and comprehensive medical packs. (AN Photo) RIYADH: As Saudi Arabia implements a three-stage plan to introduce a return to normal life in less than a month, experts have urged citizens and residents to keep practicing social distancing, ... Read More »

Prophet’s Mosque to open to public in stages from Sunday

Prophet’s Mosque to open to public in stages from Sunday

  RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced that the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will gradually open to the public starting Sunday. Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, will open their doors to worshippers on Sunday as part of an ease in the curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced on Friday ... Read More »

Buhari writes for Newsweek on Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Movement

Buhari writes for Newsweek on Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Movement

President Muhammadu Buhari writes for Newsweek POST-CORONAVIRUS, AFRICA’S MANUFACTURING MOMENT – BY MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the final continent to flatten the curve. Some may say it is too early, that the crisis still ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun presents updates on Ogun COVID-19 containment strategies, facilities, lockdown relaxation modalities

Gov Abiodun presents updates on Ogun COVID-19 containment strategies, facilities, lockdown relaxation modalities

Good people of Ogun State, highlighted below are updates on our COVID-19 containment strategies, facilities, and lockdown relaxation modalities: 1. Let me present available statistics within the last one week (21st – 27th May, 2020). Ogun State experienced a 32% increase in confirmed cases, with 59 new reported cases, bringing the total number to 242. While it is remarkable that ... Read More »

Lions Club identifies with FG in fight against COVID-19, donates Three Million Naira

Lions Club identifies with FG in fight against COVID-19, donates Three Million Naira

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has expressed appreciation to the Lions Club International (Multiple District 404 Nigeria) which identified with the Federal Government in its fight against COVID-19 by donating N3million to support the Ministry. Dr. Ehanire said though the visiting Lions called the donation of N3 Million their “Widow’s mite”, “which is large” to him and the Management ... Read More »

FG worried over rising COVID-19 deaths associated with HIV, diabetes

FG worried over rising COVID-19 deaths associated with HIV, diabetes

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the rate of deaths from COVID-19 which are associated with other ailments such as hypertension, diabetes, HIV and other diseases. This was made known by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Press Briefing on Thursday, 28th of May, 2020. Dr. Osagie Ehanire said: “We have ... Read More »

COVID-19: Global Solidarity Only Hope For Mankind, Buhari Declares At UN Backed High-Level Meeting

COVID-19: Global Solidarity Only Hope For Mankind, Buhari Declares At UN Backed High-Level Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said global solidarity was the hope for humanity, and called on developed countries and international financial institutions to cancel the debts of ”needy countries” especially in Africa to enable them reverse the devastations of COVID-19 to the human race. President Buhari renewed the appeal for debt cancellation for African counties in a virtual meeting tagged ”High-Level ... Read More »

Covid-19: South Africans to observe Sunday, May 31st as National Day of Prayer

Covid-19: South Africans to observe Sunday, May 31st as National Day of Prayer

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa says his government has agreed that Sunday, 31st May be observed as National Day of Prayer, in response to request from religious leaders in the country. In a statement issued by The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa on Tuesday, May 26, and made available to The State Online, President Ramaphosa while acknowledging ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to ease restrictions, restart business, return to ‘normal’

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to ease restrictions, restart business, return to ‘normal’

Saudi Arabia will ease coronavirus restrictions, resume some economic and commercial activities, and return to “normalcy”, as per the approval of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced on Tuesday. * Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman with his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz* The Minister of Health Tawfiq bin Fawzan al-Rabiah had said on Monday that ... Read More »

Almajiri repatriated to Kaduna now free of COVID-19 – Gov el-Rufai

Almajiri repatriated to Kaduna now free of COVID-19 – Gov el-Rufai

By Kamal Ololade Ahmed *The Almajiri repatriated to Kaduna* Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai announced today, Monday, May 24, 2020, his pleasure to see the Almajiri children repatriated to the state now free of COVID-19. “I am pleased to see our Almajiri children the batch of 2018 from Kano, Nassarawa, Plateau & Gombe States looking well and free ... Read More »

Eid-el-Fitr : FCT Minister charges Muslims to continue to pray for quick end to COVID-19

Eid-el-Fitr : FCT Minister charges Muslims to continue to pray for quick end to COVID-19

…THANKS FRONTLINE WORKERS FOR DEDICATION TO DUTY The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa on behalf of the FCT Administration has congratulated Muslim faithful across the Territory for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and wishes them a pleasant and joyous Eid-el Fitr celebration. Malam Bello who said this as part of his Sallah message ... Read More »

The Battle Against COVID-19 in Nigeria: Something is Going Wrong – By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The Battle Against COVID-19 in Nigeria: Something is Going Wrong – By Adegbenro Adebanjo

There is a growing disconnect between the general public and those leading the fight against the Corona Virus pandemic in Nigeria. By the day the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, PTF and various State Governments seem not to be living up to the expectations of some Nigerians. Poor information management or put simply ... Read More »

Atlantic Hall Hosts Discourse On Global Trends In Education

Atlantic Hall Hosts Discourse On Global Trends In Education

The first in the series of dialogues on educational development hosted by Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council kicked off today with global leaders and reputable managers of education. The webinar titled “Great to Greatest: Embracing the Opportunities for Education Post Covid 19”, drew participants from different continents across the globe who examined how to take advantage of opportunities and thrive despite the ... Read More »

Buhari to Muslim Ummah: Keep your spirits up in spite of Coronavirus

Buhari to Muslim Ummah: Keep your spirits up in spite of Coronavirus

  PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has urged Muslims to keep their spirits up in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said the President made the call in his Sallah message to Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr. According to President Buhari, ... Read More »

Eid: The fact that Allah preserved our lives calls for happiness, gratitude – The Companion President

Eid: The fact that Allah preserved our lives calls for happiness, gratitude – The Companion President

The National Amir (President) of The Companion (an association of Muslim men in business and the professions), Alhaji Thabit Wale Sonaike has congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri celebration. Acknowledging the uniqueness of this year’s festival as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said in a press statement that “ Even though it is a ‘ restricted celebration’ ... Read More »

Boss Mustapha to Muslims: Avoid large congregations, celebrate Eid with caution

Boss Mustapha to Muslims: Avoid large congregations, celebrate Eid with caution

Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha has urged Muslims in the country to observe the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitri prayers and festivities with caution. He spoke on Thursday in Abuja during the PTF COVID-19 National Briefing. “It is the prayer of the PTF that we shall all celebrate this ... Read More »

Why mosques, churches can’t reopen yet in the FCT – Minister

Why mosques, churches can’t reopen yet in the FCT – Minister

Minister of the  Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has explained why places of worship cannot yet re-open in the Territory. (L-R) Chairman, FCT league of Imams Initiative Dr Tajudeen Adigun, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu and Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, during the meeting between the FCTA ... Read More »

How to observe Eidul- Fitr prayer at home with family members – MUSWEN

How to observe Eidul- Fitr prayer at home with family members – MUSWEN

Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria,[M U S W E N] has felicitated with Muslims in Nigeria and beyond on the approach of Eid-el-Fitri celebration, marking the end of this year’s Ramadan. It also gave a detailed description on how the Eid prayer should be observed privately at home with family members since mass congregational prayers are not yet allowed ... Read More »

COVID – 19: Further Palliative Measures No 4: Extension of AEOI-CRS Reporting Dateline for Financial Institutions – Muhammad Nami, FIRS Executive Chairman

COVID – 19: Further Palliative Measures No 4: Extension of AEOI-CRS Reporting Dateline for Financial Institutions – Muhammad Nami, FIRS Executive Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE :COVID – 19: Further Palliative Measures No 4: Extension of AEOI-CRS Reporting Dateline for Financial Institutions The FIRS had earlier outlined a number of measures put in placeto support Taxpayers in managing their tax obligations during this very challenging time. Recently, the Service had been inundated with requestsfor an extension of the time for filing reports by Financial ... Read More »