COVID-19: Niger State govt issues new directive to schools over resumption

The Niger State government has approved the re-opening of all primary and secondary schools in the State with effect from Monday, January 25. Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, Niger’s Commissioner for Education, made the announcement in a statement. Salihu explained that the shift from January 18 to 25 is to enable all schools to put necessary... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Oyo in talks with manufacturer for more vaccines

OYO State governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, said the government had opened discussions with a manufacturing company, Astra-Zeneca, with a view to directly procuring COVID-19 vaccines for residents of the state. Speaking during a media briefing held at the Government House, Ibadan, Makinde said the state decided to go directly, considering that the 1,800... Continue Reading →

British New COVID-19 Strain Now In 50 Countries, South African Strain In 20 – WHO

The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20. The UN body also noted a third new coronavirus “variant of concern” found in Japan may impact upon immune response and needs further investigation.... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 treatment: Osinbajo meets Nigerian researchers

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has welcomed efforts by a team of Nigerian professors and scientists investigating the effectiveness of, and roles that Ivermectin drug can play in the treatment of COVID-19. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement titled, ‘Osinbajo welcomes COVID-19 research... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: FG to vaccinate 103m Nigerians for free

The Federal Government has made provision in the 2021 budget to pay for the vaccination of around 103 million Nigerians or 50 percent of the population against COVID-19. Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation Ben Akabueze made this disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday during the budget 2021 budget breakdown. According to Akabueze: “There... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Schools could still reopen January – FG

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said schools in the country will resume on January 18, until the Ministry of Education announces further directive. PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while featuring on TVC on Tuesday. Just yesterday, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the Federal Government would review the January... Continue Reading →

NIN registration may be suspended across Nigeria – Minister

The ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment may be suspended considering the large crowds seeking registration in centres across Nigeria and the risk of COVID-19, the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said. He made this remark on Channels TV Sunrise Daily show where he appeared as a guest on Monday. Mr Mamora,... Continue Reading →

Nigeria now has second highest COVID-19 cases in Africa, says PTF

Nigeria now ranks second highest in Africa in terms of the number of new cases of confirmed COVID-19, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic has affirmed. The Chairman of the task force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this during its weekly briefing, in Abuja,... Continue Reading →

FG Lists Requirements for Travellers to Nigeria, Rolls out Quarantine Protocol

The new provisional quarantine protocol for passengers arriving Nigeria introduced by the federal government has come into effect from Monday, 11th January, 2021. The COVID-19 response protocol was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation/ Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha. It lists some steps which a passenger from a... Continue Reading →

OAU Senate to decide on resumption January 19 ― Spokesperson

Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife on Monday hinted that the Senate of the institution would meet on January 19 to decide when its students would resume. This is sequel to the directive of the National University Commission (NUC) that all universities should reopen on January 18. The spokesperson of the institution who... Continue Reading →

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