COVID-19: Patients can’t transfer infections after 11 dys – New research

PERSON-to-person transmission of COVID-19  may be unlikely 11 days after infection, even if the patient  still tests ‘positive’, hints a new research by health experts in  Singapore.   The joint research paper’... Read more »

Buhari laments rising COVID-19 cases

CONCERNED about the unabated spread of COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari has described the situation as frightening and appealed to Nigerians to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health to... Read more »

US imposes travel ban on Brazil

PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the US in the number of confirmed... Read more »

Israeli researchers develop long-lasting disinfectant to fight coronavirus

SCIENTISTS from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have developed “smart” disinfectants which not only destroy the coronavirus, but unlike other commonly used disinfectants that diminish rapidly, remains on surfaces... Read more »

Five ways parents can help their children learn during the pandemic

1. Plan a routine together Try to establish a routine that factors in age-appropriate education programmes that can be followed online, on the television or through the radio. Also, factor in play... Read more »

Almajiri influx: S’East govs reject IGP’s community policing proposal

SOUTH East governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo has rejected the implementation of community policing programme of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, in the region.   Consequently, they have directed the... Read more »

Billionaire’s wife, Shade Okoya marks 43rd birthday amid Lagos‘ lockdown

THE wife of a Nigerian billionaire and Industrialist, Razak Okoya, Shade Okoya has celebrated her 43rd birthday with much pomp despite COVID-19 pandemic restricting social gathering.   The mother and author said... Read more »

Inter-state movt enforcement tightened in River Niger Bridge

AS PART of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic security has been tightened on the Onitsha end of Niger Bridge along Enugu-Asaba expressway. Also barricaded was the left and right... Read more »

Taxi driver contracts COVID-19 through spitle, dies after

A 61-YR OLD,  taxi driver, Trevor Belle, has died of Covid-19 after being spat at by a fare-dodger who claimed he had the disease.   According to his friend Damian Briggs, Belle,... Read more »

Tension as group blames government for rising Rivers strange deaths

PALPABLE tension has enveloped residents of Bonny Island in Rivers State over strange illness that has killed no fewer than 11 people so far.  tension has enveloped residents of Bonny Island in... Read more »

Nigeria shouldn’t import food – Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said the country has no money to buy food as the global pandemic increases hunger fears around the world.   The president therefore urged farmers to return to their... Read more »

FG evacuates 70 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon

THE Federal Government Sunday evacuated 69 Nigerian citizens who were stranded in Lebanon yesterday. Those evacuated include 50 female victims of trafficking and 19 other persons who were stranded in Lebanon.  ... Read more »

GEJ’s aide blames PMB for COVID-19 spike

A FORMER aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, today accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being responsible for the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Omokri said if Buhari had listened... Read more »

Nigeria records below 2 per cent GDP rise in Q1

NIGERIA’S Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which measures the size of the economy, grew by 1.87 percent in the first quarter of 2020, 0.68 percent lower than the rate of growth in the... Read more »

Eid-el-Fitr: Kano, Katsina, Borno Muslims defy crowd restriction order

MUSLIMS in Kano, Katsina, Borno, Zamfara and Bauchi states on Sunday, shunned a directive of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which stated that... Read more »

How long can Tanzania hold its COVID-19 strategy?

BEFORE the coronavirus reached Tanzania, things were arguably going according to plan for President John Magufuli. Since taking office in November 2015, he had maintained a firm grip on power and shaped... Read more »