Tag: Coronavirus

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…]

Just In: Resident doctors commence strike in Taraba

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Specialist Hospital Jalingo, the Taraba State capital have embarked on an indefinite strike action to press home their demands. ARD President, Ahmed Gabriel, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday blamed the decision on the alleged inability of the state government honouring[Read More…]

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom former Governor Dies Of COVID-19

A former military administrator in Akwa Ibom, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, has died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday. Channels Television reports that, Idongesit Nkanga, the former military governor passed on aged 68 in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo, the state’s capital. Nkanga served as the military administrator of Akwa Ibom[Read More…]

Breaking: COVID-19: Nigeria to suspend international passports of those flouting protocol

Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says it’ll this weekend publish a list of 100 Nigerian Passport Numbers that will be suspended for a minimum of 6 months for flouting obligation to test within 7 days of arrival in Nigeria from overseas travel. According to Mr Tolu Ogunlesi, Thursday, the[Read More…]

COVID-19: NCDC records 920 fresh cases, total cases now 77,933

COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, released fresh 920 cases on Saturday.  The health agency revealed the figures through its daily updates on its official Twitter account.  This latest figure means Nigeria now has 77,933 recorded cases of COVID-19, 67,784[Read More…]

Nigeria reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19

Nigerian Government on Thursday reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said. The figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping commenced in March. According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases. While 67,110[Read More…]

Just In: Zamfara shuts down boarding schools

Zamfara State Government has closed down 10 boarding schools in the state to prevent possible abduction of students by bandits. Speaking to journalists in a press conference on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the schools would remain closed until the security improves. The affected schools, according[Read More…]

Kaduna State Government shut schools across 23 LGA’s over COVID-19

The Kaduna State Government has announced the closure of schools across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. This followed an upsurge of the COVID-19 in the state, according to the State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Makarfi. The statement directed all schools in the state to close as[Read More…]

Breaking: SGF goes into self-isolation, as family members test COVID-19 positive

Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and Chairman, Presidential Taskforce, PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha has gone into self-isolation after some members of his family tested positive for the virus. Mustapha who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday night said he and his wife are currently[Read More…]

Iconic US country singer, Charley Pride dies from COVID-19

Iconic US country singer, Charley Pride has on Saturday died of complications from COVID-19. The news of his death was contained in a message posted on the late singer’s website. Pride, 86, was born in Sledge, Mississippi and became the first Black US country superstar. He was also the first[Read More…]