Italian rice displaces pasta as popular global staple during COVID-19

EUROPE’S top rice producer Italy has seen consumption of the staple rise throughout the coronavirus pandemic, putting even pasta in the shade.   It’s not just popular at home either — China... Read more »

COVID-19: Mysterious disease plagues

NEW York may have as many as 93 cases of children presenting with a new pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome likely linked to COVID-19. At least three children have died, and two more... Read more »

Russia records 221,344 COVID-19 infection in 24hrs

RUSSIA yesterday set a new single-day COVID-19 infection record when over 221,344 persons tested positive to the pandemic and number of deaths surpassed 2,000.   The record is coming after over 10,... Read more »

S’East traders commend Obiano’s anti-COVID-19 strategies

SOUTH East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association (SEAMATA) has commended Gov Willie Obiano’s efforts to curbing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Anambra State. The group conveyed their commendation in a statement they... Read more »

Woman dies, four injured in Anambra multiple auto crash

A MIDDLE-AGED woman lost her life, while four others sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal multiple accident at Obosi road, Nkpor Anambra State today.   The accident which occurred around... Read more »

Anambra suspends Egwu Imo Awka Festival

ANAMBRA State Government has suspended the 2020 edition of annual Egwu Imo Awka cultural Festival.  The suspension was conveyed in a release issued yesterday by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof.... Read more »

NCC debunks 5G deployment rumour

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has insisted that there is no deployment of the 5G network in the country at the moment. NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, made this... Read more »

COVID-19 may trigger over 1m HIV/AIDS deaths in sub-Sahara Africa – WHO

THE number of deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa could double if the provision of healthcare to HIV sufferers is disrupted during the coronavirus crisis. The warning was handed down in... Read more »

COVID-19: American woman dies during visit to boyfriend in Nigeria

AN AMERICAN lady, visiting her boyfriend in Nigeria has died after ‘severe cough’.   The incident which occurred in Delta State caused stir as the lady who had stayed several months in... Read more »

FG mum on Nigeria’s request for Madagascar’s COVID-19 drug

FEDERAL Government of Nigeria has kept sealed lips on purported Nigeria bound herbal drugs from Madagascar believed to be effective for COVID-19 treatment.   The government of Madagascar is reported to be... Read more »

Nigerian returnees from US begin COVID-19 quarantine

CHAIRMAN of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, -Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has stated that sranded Nigerians in the United States, who have now been repatriated back home, have now begun observing their mandatory 14-day quarantine.... Read more »