Tag: Coronavirus

Opinion: The Choice of Deploying COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria and the Science

Recently I read in the news how Nigeria is preparing to procure the COVID-19 vaccine for her citizenry. Is anything wrong in procuring a COVID-19 vaccine? Certainly not, but is there a need for a rush? No. In this piece of write-up, I will address why Nigeria shouldn’t be in[Read More…]

Nigerian Governors to take COVID-19 vaccine on live television

The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has announced that governors will take the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to demonstrate to their residents that the vaccine works. Governor Fayemi made this known on Friday to State House correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari[Read More…]

Surge in COVID-19 infections: Nigeria considers fresh lockdown

The Federal Government may consider the option of imposing a fresh lockdown on the country if the rising cases of COVID-19 infections recorded lately continue. The Federal Government had in March 2020 locked down the Federal Capital Territory as well as Lagos and Ogun States for over five weeks as[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Playing politics with COVID-19

Nigerians are playing with COVID-19, and in so doing, they are playing with fire and death. Why are we so blest and yet so suicidal? When the index case of the virus was announced on February 27, 2020, and the government proceeded to adopt lockdown measures at both national and[Read More…]

Breaking: Saudi Arabia resumes international flights – reopens borders

Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the reopening of borders and the resumption of international flights after a two-week suspension aimed to stem the spread of a new Covid-19 strain. The government ordered the lifting of “precautionary measures related to the spread of a new variant of coronavirus”, the Ministry of[Read More…]

Breaking: Oyo State Government lifts curfew, okays crossover services

The Oyo State Government has lifted the 12 am to 4 am curfew earlier imposed on states by the Federal Government. A statement from Governor Seyi Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, also noted that the state government had permitted cross-over services in the state. The[Read More…]

To scale up testing for COVID-19, Nigeria reopens all laboratories and Isolation centres

Authorities in all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been asked to reopen all laboratories and scale up the testing for COVID-19. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, made the appeal on Tuesday at a briefing in[Read More…]

Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has tested positive for COVID-19

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has tested positive for COVID-19. The minister disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, which was personally signed by her.  Tallen said though she was asymptomatic, her test result showed that she was positive. She urged Nigerians to keep her in their[Read More…]

COVID-19: Buhari Mourns 20 Doctors

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the sacrifices of the doctors who were killed by COVID-19 in parts of the country. In a statement on Saturday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari gave an assurance that the welfare of doctors and other health workers[Read More…]

Second Wave: At least 20 Nigerian doctors have died from Covid-19

At least 20 Nigerian doctors have died from complications arising from coronavirus in the last one week, the chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), FCT, chapter Enema Amodu, has said. Mr Amodu said this while speaking at a press briefing on Friday. He said the deceased health workers include consultants, professors[Read More…]