Coronavirus: Nigeria records nine additional deaths, 1,398 new infections

On Wednesday, nine people died from coronavirus in Nigeria taking the death toll to 1,382 in total. This is according to the daily update from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With the recent surge in coronavirus cases feeding through into fatalities, Nigeria has been having a consistent spike in deaths from the disease.... Continue Reading →

List Of States Where Crossover Service Is Restricted Or Banned

In a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus, many states have either banned or restricted crossover service, a tradition by Nigerian churches in which worship is held on the last night of the year until the early morning hours new year day. The crossover service often attracts huge worshipers in which church leaders make... Continue Reading →

Oil prices near $52 as Trump endorses aid bill, Bonny Light sheds $0.37

Trump, whose administration is about to wind down, had initially said he would block the $2.3 trillion aid and spending package. Europe, in the meantime, teed off a large-scale vaccination campaign on Sunday. Brent crude, the benchmark for Nigeria’s oil grades, climbed by 68 cents or 1.3% to $51.97 a barrel at 11:20 West Africa... Continue Reading →

Sanwo-Olu tests positive for coronavirus

The Lagos state governor,Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive for coronavirus. This was confirmed in a statement made available to the public on Twitter by the state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, Saturday night. He said the governor was confirmed infected on Friday. “Mr Governor is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by... Continue Reading →

Army GOC 6th Division, Irefin, dies of COVID -19

The 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt was thrown into mourning on Thursday following news of the death of its General Officer Commanding, Major General Johnson Olu Irefin, from coronavirus-related complications. Irefim, who died in Abuja after testing positive for COVID-19, took over the command of the division in July 2020, replacing Maj.-Gen.... Continue Reading →

Christmas: FG warns churches against holding carol services

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians not to conduct usual Christmas festivities such as carol services this year. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), stated this during the weekly briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday. According to Ihekweazu, Christmas carols, travels and... Continue Reading →

Why Africa defied COVID-19 predictions — Disease Control Centre

As COVID-19 infections soar in the United States, the African continent is bracing for a smaller surge, defying predictions that it would be hardest hit. According to Africa’s top medical official, that’s because the continent behaved as one indivisible unit in fighting the virus, with leaders working together to impose lockdowns, enforce mask requirements and... Continue Reading →

Lagos Goernment warns worship centres, religious leaders against second wave

The Lagos State Government has warned religious leaders in the state to intensify adherence to safety protocols in their worship centres to avert the second wave of coronavirus. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi said this on Monday, during the commemoration of the International Day of Tolerance at Ikeja. Elegushi said that there... Continue Reading →

JUST IN: COVID-19 vaccine discovery, remote cause of petrol price increase – Sylva

The recent upwards increase in petrol pump price, from N158 to N168, has been attributed to the announcement of a possibility of having a vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic soon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this while addressing State House Correspondents on Monday, after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari in... Continue Reading →

UN says COVID-19 responsible for recent protests in Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) has identified the socio-economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic as the main factor responsible for the social unrest being witnessed in some countries across the world, including Nigeria. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, stated this when she addressed State House correspondents at the end of her official... Continue Reading →

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