Tag: COVID

Rebuilding Nigeria is doable – Vice President Osinbajo says

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has said despite the current turbulent socioeconomic conditions and the challenges they pose, generating economic growth, eradicating poverty, developing human capital and building up Nigeria’s infrastructural backbone in a sustainable manner is doable, especially with a sense of urgency. Osinbajo therefore charged all the tiers[Read More…]

COVID-19: Nigeria may impose travel restrictions on India, Brazil Turkey

The Federal Government has disclosed that it may issue travel restriction within the next two days on inbound flights from India, Brazil and Turkey. This followed the escalation of new variants of COVID-19 virus in those countries, Head, Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr, Mukhtar[Read More…]

‘We’re very confident’ – NCDC reassures Nigerians on safety of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has assured Nigerians of the safety and efficacy of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. He gave the assurance on Tuesday in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, while handing over the newly-constructed molecular laboratory to the management of the Alex Ekwueme Federal[Read More…]

COVID-19: 15 million vaccine doses will arrive Nigeria in February – Minister

The Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire has said that the Federal Government expects 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in February. Enahire disclosed this while speaking at the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 media briefing on Monday. He said this 15 million doses is out of the 41 million[Read More…]

A Federal Lawmaker has alleged that COVID-19 funds are being misappropriated

The lawmaker representing Ukwa East and Ukwa West Federal constituency of Abia state, Honourable Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, has alleged that COVID-19 funds were being mismanaged in Nigeria. Hon. Nkem-Abonta, made the allegations while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning The House of Representatives is reportedly set to commence[Read More…]

COVID-19: We have capacity to test 600 people daily – Governor Obaseki

Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki has said that the state has built the facility for carrying out 600 daily COVID-19 tests in the state. He added that the state has also created three additional Real Time-PCR Molecular Reference Laboratory operational in the state. “In our COVID-19 response, we provided funding[Read More…]

We are short of cooling facilities to store expected Covid-19 vaccines – Nigerian Institute of Medical Research

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR has expressed concerns about Nigeria’s not having the required storage facilities to store the expected doses of Pfizer/BionTech vaccine. The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib had said the state would receive 1,800 vaccines out of[Read More…]

NAFDAC warns against the circulation of fake coronavirus vaccines

Nigerian authorities have warned on Friday against the circulation of fake coronavirus vaccines in the country, where 10 million real doses of the shots are expected in March. “There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria,” the Director-General of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food Drug and Administration Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola[Read More…]

Cross River Police Commissioner died of COVID-19; CMD confirms

The Chief Medical Director of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof Ikpeme Ikpeme has confirmed that the Cross River State police commissioner Jimoh Abdulkadir died of the Corona Virus. Speaking with reporters on phone, Ikpeme confirmed that Jimoh was brought to his facility ‘practically dead’. The CMD also advised all[Read More…]

Ogun state government says all SS3 boarding students must take COVID-19, malaria tests

The Ogun State government says all SS3 boarding students in the state must take the tests for COVID-19 and malaria before they will be admitted into their various hostels. This was announced in a statement on Saturday by the S.A. to the governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs Ronke[Read More…]