We’ll Extend Oversight To How COVID-19 Donations Were Utilized, Rep. Onuigbo Vows


Member of the House of Representatives for Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency, Honourable Sam Onuigbo has said the House will soon extend its oversight function to how COVID-19 donations and grants to Nigeria were expended. The lawmaker disclosed this to newsmen at the 22nd coronation anniversary and birthday of the Ugwu I of Ugwu Ibere, Prof. Samuel Ifenwata, at Chris Methodist Church,...

COVID-19: Lagos State Government Unveils Mass Vaccination Programme


The Lagos State government on Wednesday unveiled a mass vaccination campaign, as part of the strategies to stave off re-emergence of the COVID-19 viral infection. Speaking during the event, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the objective is to vaccinate four million residents in Lagos before the end of 2021. The accelerated vaccine rollout is tagged: ‘Operation Count Me in 4 Million Lagosians...

It’s Greed To Be Stingy With Vaccines – South African President Ramaphosa


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said it is greedy of nations who have more than enough to be stingy with vaccines. Ramaphosa said this at the ongoing peace and security conference in Dakar Senegal. Although he didn’t specify any particular country, he said it's disappointing that some countries are still being stingy and unwilling to give out their vaccines to...

COVID-19: This Is The Right Time To Lockdown – PTF Chairman


The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha yesterday said considering the increasing cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the country, it won’t be out of place to lock down Nigeria the second time. Declaring this during the COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, Mustapha lamented that the way and...

Governor Okowa In Isolation After His Daughter Tested Positive For COVID-19


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has announced that one of his children has been diagnosed with the deadly COVID-19 virus. Okowa, in a statement via Twitter on Friday, disclosed that his daughter, Edith tested positive for the virus. He wrote; Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for #COVID19. Hence, in-line with the laid...

COVID-19: Don’t Come Home For Christmas – PTF Advises Nigerians Abroad


The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic has advised Nigerians abroad, who might be planning on coming home for the Christmas festivities to shelf the plan for now. The advice is part of the PTF’s strategy to minimise incoming travellers from other parts of the world, especially countries currently battling with new waves of COVID-19. The task force’s National Coordinator,...

Putin Health Fears As He Suffers COUGHING Fit [VIDEO]


The Kremlin was forced to deny that Vladimir Putin had health problems on Wednesday after he suffered a coughing fit during a televised meeting. The Russian president, 68, struggled to finish his sentence while speaking to top officials about 'acute financial problems' caused by Covid-19. The video was later edited so that Putin's coughing fit seemed less severe in a version posted by his...

COVID-19: FG Hints At Second Nationwide Lockdown


Nigerian’s Covid-19 Presidential Task Force has called on citizens to adhere to the protocols to prevent another nationwide lockdown. The task force in a press briefing called on citizens to prevention a priority as the country is in a difficult situation with rises in Covid-19 cases. Chairman of the Taskforce Boss Mustapha has called on citizens to take responsibilities and balance...

Abia COVID-19 Patient On The Run After Discovering His Status, Declared Wanted


A COVID-19 patient in Abia, Mr Emmanuel Ononiwu has taken to his heels after being informed of his status by officials of NCDC following a test in Aba. The patient who was initially housed in a temporary facility in Aba before arrangements for movement to isolation centre escaped to an unknown destination, refusing all appeals made to him to make...

Increased Number Of COVID-19 Cases, Warning Signal ― Health Minister


The Federal Ministry of Health says the increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country should be a warning that the fatality rate could rise. Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, gave the warning at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in the country on Thursday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria announced 587...

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