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 →

Why COVID-19 vaccine will be administered without clinical trial – NAFDAC

The National Agency for food and drug administration and control, NAFDAC, has said the planned roll-out of coronavirus vaccines in Nigeria, expected to begin in January will not be subjected to fresh clinical trials before they are administered to citizens. The spokesman of the agency, Sayo Akintola, who made this known during an interview with... Continue Reading →

Pastor Adeboye reveals why he cancelled Crossover Service

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has admitted he cancelled last year’s crossover service, to teach his congregation a lesson on submission. The Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, had imposed a 12am to 4am curfew, as part of measures to curb the... Continue Reading →

Reluctance of Nigerians to take COVID-19 vaccine will be our greatest challenge –PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said the reluctance of Nigerians to receive shots of the COVID-19 vaccines may be the greatest challenge it would face in combatting the global pandemic. It would be recalled that the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, recently said Nigeria is expected to take delivery of Covid vaccines... Continue Reading →

Buhari to meet with PTF members today over covid-19 second wave –Presidency

Following the confirmation of a second wave of the coronavirus in Nigeria, the presidency has announced that President, Muhammadu Buhari, will on Tuesday afternoon, meet with members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja. This was contained in a tweet on the official Twitter account of the Presidency, @NGRPresident, on Tuesday morning.... 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 →

Nigeria: Another Lockdown Is Not Welcome

WE are on the same page with President Muhammadu Buhari who, in a recent tweet, warned that the Nigerian economy is too fragile to contemplate another lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The president had sent the tweet on October 29, 2020. The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 led by the Secretary to the Government... Continue Reading →

FG set to reopen Kano, Port Harcourt airports for international flights

The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, said on Thursday, that international flight operation would resume at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, and the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State soon. Nuhu, who stated this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja,... Continue Reading →

Nigerian govt to establish COVID-19 vaccine production company

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said on Tuesday the Federal Government planned to set up a modern vaccine production company to encourage indigenous production of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Ehanire, who disclosed this at the daily media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said the ministry would sign... Continue Reading →

FG orders all civil servants to resume October 19

The Federal Government has directed all civil servants to resume. They are to start work on Monday October 19, 2020. The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement on Thursday. Some have been at home since March due to the lockdown caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Workers on Salary Grade Level 12... Continue Reading →

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