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…]

 COVID-19: NCDC warns churches against Carol services 

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has urged Nigerians to be cautious with the annual festive celebrations  in order to curtail COVID-19 spread.  Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) expressed this concern during the weekly meeting with the Presidential Task Force on Monday.  Ihekweazu[Read More…]

COVID-19: 138 Corps members test positive

Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu has disclosed that 138 corps members tested positive for COVID-19. He said this on Monday at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19. Ihekweazu assured that the NCDC is working towards safe reopening of National Youths Service[Read More…]

2nd Wave of COVID-19 very imminent – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has warned that Nigeria may soon experience a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. At the ongoing media briefing with journalists organised by the National Youth Service Corps on Monday, The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said Nigeria must abide by the[Read More…]

Buhari says Nigeria’s economy too fragile for COVID-19 lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria’s economy is too fragile for fresh COVID-19 lockdown. The President, therefore, urged Nigerians to obey all protocols recommended by health authorities to curtail the spread of the lethal coronavirus. Buhari, who stated this on Thursday via his verified Twitter handle, said compliance with COVID-19 protocols[Read More…]

COVID-19: NCDC says sample collection by states reduced in August

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says sample collection for the coronavirus pandemic in the country declined in August. A report data made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday night by NCDC showed a decline in sample collection for six states from May to August. The report indicated that[Read More…]

FACT CHECK: NCDC is not crediting bank accounts with N45,000

By Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi CLAIM: SMS alert purportedly sent by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) suggests that the centre has credited the receiver’s bank account with N45,000. VERDICT: FALSE: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has denied sending credit alert to individuals while checks by Dubawa indicate that the text[Read More…]

COVID-19: Nigerians are not coming to get tested – NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, says the lack of trust has posed a serious challenge in the Federal Government’s efforts to effectively tackle the virus in the country. Ihekweazu said this on Monday during an interview on Channels Television According to the NCDC boss, “People[Read More…]

No state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free – NCDC

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says no state in Nigeria is free of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ihekweazu said this at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) media briefing on Monday in Abuja. He noted that some states might not have recorded any COVID-19 case[Read More…]

Covid 19: NSCDC recruitment process is on hold

The attention of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been drawn to the activities of some fraudulent persons using various dubious means ranging from text messages, social media platforms and forged letters to invite unsuspecting members of the public for job interviews in a purported recruitment exercise[Read More…]