Hundreds of thousands of people leave Britain due to pandemic

Hundreds of thousands of people have left Britain as fallout of the pandemic on the economy, according to a study released on Friday. There is an “unprecedented exodus” of workers born outside Britain, researchers at London’s Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence said. “It seems that much of the burden of job losses during the pandemic... Continue Reading →

PDP defies COVID-19 protocols to elect state leaders in Jigawa

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have conducted state congress by defying the COVID-19 protocols. This is coming at the time when the country is seriously concern for the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said 99,063 cases have been confirmed, 79,417 cases have been discharged and... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: 20 Nigerian doctors died in last one week — NMA

At least 20 Nigerian doctors have died from complications arising from coronavirus in the last one week, the chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), FCT, chapter Enema Amodu, has said. Mr Amodu said this while speaking at a press briefing on Friday. He said the deceased health workers include consultants, professors and some resident doctors. He... Continue Reading →

Local restaurants are receiving boost from online food delivery companies

With an estimated population of over 200 million people, representing 2.5% of the global population, Nigeria is a readymade market for food and beverage related business. Buttressing this is the popular Nigerian saying that ‘you can’t do food business and run at loss, especially in commercial nerve cities like Lagos and Port Harcourt. In the... Continue Reading →

Nigeria may be on verge of second wave of COVID-19 infections warns health minister

Abuja (Reuters - Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of COVID-19 infections amid rising number of confirmed cases in Africa’s most populous country over the last few weeks, the health minister said on Thursday. Osagie Ehanire, speaking at a televised news conference in the capital Abuja, said 1,843 cases were recorded... Continue Reading →

Minister tests positive after getting COVID-19 vaccine trial dose

Health Minister of the northern Indian State of Haryana Anil Vij, who was given a trial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in November, tested positive for the virus on Saturday. Vij, who is in charge of several ministries including health, said on Twitter that he had contracted coronavirus. He urged people, who came in contact... 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 →

Gunmen shoot poly staff, kidnap three in Zaria

Suspected kidnappers have shot a staff of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Malam Sanusi Hassan and abducted two of his children. They also kidnapped Head of Computer Engineering Department, Engineer Bello Atiku. It was gathered the gunmen invaded the school premises on Saturday night and headed straight to the staff quarters where they abducted the persons... Continue Reading →

FG disburses MSME Survival Fund to tailors

The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of its Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Survival Fund to artisans in Lagos State. The Special Assistant to the President on MSMEs/DFIs, Tola Johnson, said so far in the Bariga cluster alone, over 400 people had benefitted from the scheme, with11other clusters approved last week. Johnson stated this... Continue Reading →

Nigerian protests: A once-in-a-generation moment for change

Last month, the protests that gripped Nigeria for weeks reached a bloody peak. On October 20, security forces opened fire on unarmed demonstrators at a toll gate in Lekki, outside Lagos, which, according to Amnesty International, killed 12 people. Witnesses described how CCTV cameras and lights were shut off before the shooting started, apparently in... Continue Reading →

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