Ireland marks 10 weeks without COVID-19 death

IRELAND recorded no new deaths from the coronavirus on Monday for the first time since March 11, when the first fatalities were announced.   Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called it a “significant... Read more »

Petrol price may increase as Brent stabilises around $35/barrel

BRENT, the oil against which Nigeria’s crude is priced, has hovered around $35 per barrel for about one week, raising concerns of a possible hike in petrol price in Nigeria any time... Read more »

WHO fears ‘silent’ COVID-19 epidemic in Africa

AFRICA has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but World Health Organisation is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders fail to prioritise testing... Read more »

South Korea jails COVID-19 patient for fleeing isolation centre

A SOUTH Korean man was today jailed for four months for breaking coronavirus quarantine rules.   Authorities said this is the country’s first such prison sentence. South Korea endured one of the... Read more »

COVID-19: Experience in epidemics helps Africa – WHO

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has given reason why Africa has been able to manage COVID-19 against the odds.   The body said that the continent has hitherto dealt with several diseases and... Read more »

COVID-19: FG to licence 19 local firms for treatment drugs as Nigeria records 8068 cases

THE Federal Ministry of Health is set to issue licence for production of herbal COVID-19 drugs on 19 local firms.   The firms made many claims ranging from the outright cure for... Read more »

Thailand tests COVID-19 vaccine on monkeys

THAILAND is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative coronavirus vaccine it hopes will be ready by 2021, a top researcher said yesterday.   More than... Read more »

Nigeria may face economic contraction in Q2 – NECA

NIGERIA Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has said that Nigeria’s economy will contract in the second quarter of 2020 due to the six weeks lockdown on some parts of the country.   In... Read more »

Dutch PM didn’t see dying mother due to COVID-19 rules

DUTCH Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, was unable to visit his dying mother in her final weeks because he obeyed coronavirus restrictions against visiting care homes, his office said yesterday.  The news about... Read more »

Kebbi receives 83 Almajiris evacuated by Kano

KEBBI State government says it has received no fewer than 83 additional Almajiris evacuated by the Kano State government over fears of the spread of COVID-19.   In a statement by the... Read more »

FIBA releases guidelines for basketball’s return

THE International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The recommendations, which were published in the English, French and Spanish languages,... Read more »

Brazil surpasses US in daily COVID-19 death toll

BRAZIL daily COVID-19 deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Brazil registered 807 deaths over... Read more »

COVID-19: INEC mulls e-voting for Anambra guber 2021

INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it will deploy Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for full scale use of e-voting in conducting elections in Nigeria starting from 2021.   Chairman of... Read more »

COVID-19: NYSC to issue discharge certificate Thursday

THE 2019 Batch “B” corps members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will be issued with their Certificate of National Service (CNS) on Thursday.   The event will take place at local... Read more »

COVID-19: Health workers tasked to be more precautionary

AS THE nation continues to record increase in COVID -19 cases, Chief Medical Director, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, Basil Nwankwo, has charged health professionals to sustain safety measures... Read more »

Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese, foundation give succour to the needy

CATHOLIC Archdiocese of Onitsha has wiped off the strains of hunger and bitterness occasioned by COVID-19 on the faces of thousands of less privileged persons with the splashing of bags of 25... Read more »

Cooperate with our efforts to protect lives – Obiano

NDI Anambra ekenemunu-o!   It is my pleasure once again to update you on the efforts our dear state is making to protect our people from the fast-spreading Covid-19 pandemic that is... Read more »

FCT arrests 29 Lagos-bound commercial motorcyclists

FEDERAL Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Ministerial Enforcement Task-team on COVID-19 Restrictions has arrested 29 commercial motorcycle operators, popularly called Okada Riders, who were travelling in a truck from Lafia in Nasarawa State... Read more »