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COVID19 Kills unvaccinated health worker and one other in Edo
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COVID19 Kills unvaccinated health worker and one other in Edo

Two persons, including an unvaccinated health worker, have died from complications of COVID19 in Edo state. The 56-year-old health worker died at the Auchi General Hospital, Edo north. Disclosing this to newsmen on Friday, September 10, the Head of the State’s COVID-19 Case Management, Dr Ebomwonyi Osagie, said the two victims were yet to be vaccinated against the disease. “The state has recorded two deaths in 24 hours. One of the deceased, a 56-year-old man, was a nurse with Auchi General Hospital, Etsako West Local Government Area. He was diabetic and hypertensive as well as unvaccinated. Health workers are not immune and they are Nigerians. There is also vaccine hesitancy among health workers like other Nigerians.’’he said Osagie said since the inception of the Delta vari...
Edo state Government Threatens Lockdown as 13 die from Delta Variant of COVID19
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Edo state Government Threatens Lockdown as 13 die from Delta Variant of COVID19

The Edo state government has threatened to enforce another lockdown in the state as 13 persons have been killed from the Delta variant of COVID19 in the state. Incident Manager of the State COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after its daily virtual meeting presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday, September 1. Obi, who said that all 13 deaths recorded in the third wave of the virus were of unvaccinated persons, restated the need for all residents to get inoculated with the vaccines to remain safe and healthy. Reacting to the development, the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a statement he signed, stressed that the state government might be forced to implement a lockdown due to rising infections and deaths from the Delta variant of the pandemic...
Billionaire businessman and industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, loses daughter
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Billionaire businessman and industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, loses daughter

Billionaire businessman and industrialist, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, is currently bereaved as he lost his daughter, Princess Lola Olobayo, The Nation reports that Princess Olobayo who was a one-time chieftain of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria in Kogi Kwara states, died of cardiac arrest occasioned by COVID19. Princess Olobayo, who married a socialite, John Olobayo, reportedly died in a Lagos hospital after being on admission for seven days. She died about two months after losing her son, Subomi, who allegedly committed suicide.
35 Corps Members Test Positive for COVID-19 at Ogun NYSC camp
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35 Corps Members Test Positive for COVID-19 at Ogun NYSC camp

35 corps members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Sagamu, Ogun State. Ogun Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker made the announcement on Thursday August 5. According to Coker, some of those who tested positive have been confined to the isolation centers, while others are on home management. The Commissioner also expressed concerns that Ogun has recorded a rise in cases since the beginning of August, with at least 7 to 16 cases per day. She said;   “The number of NYSC members that have tested positive is 35. Some are on home management, while some are at the isolation center. “Ogun State has continued to record a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, with a 6 fold increase in admissions into the isolation centr...
Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record COVID tally
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Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record COVID tally

Rueful authorities in Melbourne announced a sixth lockdown for the city and Sydney reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Thursday as Australia faltered in efforts to bring a virulent Delta outbreak to heel. Victoria premier Dan Andrews said he had "no choice" but to make the "very difficult announcement" to lock down Melbourne and the rest of the virus-weary state little more than a week after the last lockdown ended. "None of us are happy to be here, none of us," he said, citing the danger posed by eight "mystery" cases that have yet to be traced. "There is no alternative to lockdown" he added. "The alternative is we let this run that gets away from us, and our hospitals will be absolutely overwhelmed. Not hundreds of patients but thousands." When the Victoria l...
Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days
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Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days

Lagos State recorded four COVID-19 related deaths in nearly four days as confirmed by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. Abayomi in a post shared on Facebook, said the deaths which were recorded between July 14 and July 17 increased the state’s COVID-19 related mortality to 363. Though no additional detail was given about the deceased, Abayomi disclosed that there are currently 1,045 active COVID-19 cases in communities being managed under the Home Based Care. 5,455 tests were conducted on the reported dates, out of which 205 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed. He added that the new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 61,026. 55, 617 of the infected people had recovered in communities, while 3,943 had recovered in the state’...
COVID19 vaccines do not cause magnetism in bodies – NPHCDA boss, Dr Faisal Shuaib says
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COVID19 vaccines do not cause magnetism in bodies – NPHCDA boss, Dr Faisal Shuaib says

The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, has dismissed reports claiming that the COVID19 vaccines when administered on a person, causes magnetism.   There have been widespread theories online suggesting that the COVID19 vaccines cause a body to become magnetic.   At a press conference in Abuja, Dr. Shuaib dismissed the claim saying it is the work of rumor mongers and mischief-makers. ''The anti-vaccination elements have come up with magnetic conspiracy, in which they claim, and are deceiving people with videos, that COVID-19 vaccine creates magnetic field around vaccination site and can cause the body to light up an electric bulb. As ridiculous as this and other conspiracy theo...
COVID-19: FG adds South Africa to Travel Restriction list
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COVID-19: FG adds South Africa to Travel Restriction list

The federal government has added South Africa to the list of countries restricted for travellers. The decision was taken due to the surge in the country’s COVID-19 cases. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) who made the announcement on Monday June 28, also disclosed that the federal government extended restrictions to travellers from Brazil, Turkey, and India for another four weeks. The restrictions would be reviewed after four weeks. Mustapha said; “The four major variants of concern are now classified as Alpha (UK), Beta (SA), Gamma (Brazil) and Delta (India). “The Delta variant which has wreaked devastating havoc is not yet found in Nigeria hence the need to tighten our borders and be more vigilant. The WHO Country Representative and the DG N...
Trevor Noah on depression and being a workaholic
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Trevor Noah on depression and being a workaholic

SA-born comedian Trevor Noah has opened up about the effect of Covid-19 on his and others mental health. According to South China Morning Post, Trevor used daily routines and goals to help him deal with anxiety and depression, but saw his routine turn on its head with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Speaking to the publication, the comedian opened up about the toll the coronavirus had on mental health. “It was terrible. Are you kidding me? If anyone struggles with depression, if anyone’s working through anxiety, you can do a good job of managing that. You can manage how you eat, you can manage how you exercise, how you get fresh air, how you associate with people. "All these things contribute to your mental health. Having it all stripped away at once took a...
2021 Hajj: Saudi Arabia bars travelers from Nigeria others over COVID-19
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2021 Hajj: Saudi Arabia bars travelers from Nigeria others over COVID-19

The government of Saudi Arabia has barred travellers from Nigeria and other countries from performing the 2021 Hajj over fears of spreading COVID19. In a statement released, the Saudi Arabia Hajj ministry said it will only allow 60,000 vaccinated residents of the kingdom to perform the annual hajj. ''In the light of what the world is witnessing with the continuing developments of the pandemic COVID19 and the emergence of new variations, Hajj 1442 will be limited to the residents and citizens from within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONLY – (60,000). The Total Number of pilgrims this year is limited to ONLY 60,000 people, for residents of all nationalities and citizens inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The health status of those wishing to register for Hajj 1442 must be from...
COVID19: New doubts cloud Copa America in Brazil
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COVID19: New doubts cloud Copa America in Brazil

New doubts gathered Tuesday over the Copa America five days from kickoff, as Brazil's Supreme Court agreed to consider blocking the troubled tournament and the Brazilian national team's players said they were against holding it. Organisers are battling the odds to pull off the South American football championships this year despite the coronavirus pandemic. It has forced them into a last-minute search for an emergency host country that ended with the controversial choice of Brazil last week. Brazil's Supreme Court said it would rule Thursday on two requests to block the 10-nation tournament, which is scheduled to open Sunday and run through 10 July. Chief Justice Luiz Fux said given the "exceptional nature of the case," he had decided to have the full 11-member court take u...
Nigerian Man Arrested in the US for $350m COVID19 Unemployment Benefit Fraud
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Nigerian Man Arrested in the US for $350m COVID19 Unemployment Benefit Fraud

A Nigerian man identified as Abidemi Rufai, has been arrested in the United States of America in connection with a $350 million COVID19 unemployment benefits fraud. According to a statement released by the United States Department of Justice, Abidemi Rufai, was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last Friday, May 14, by federal agents as he allegedly attempted to leave the country. He appeared in a US Federal court on Saturday, May 15, on charges that he used the identities of more than 100 Washington residents to steal more than $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. “Since the first fraud reports to our office in April 2020, we have worked diligently with a federal...
COVID19 code: You are Causing Serious Hardship for People Travelling – Singer 2baba Calls out NCDC
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COVID19 code: You are Causing Serious Hardship for People Travelling – Singer 2baba Calls out NCDC

Singer, 2Face Idibia, has called out Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC officials for 'frustrating' Nigerians traveling home from other countries with regards to the COVID19 test results. In a video posted on his Instagram page, 2Face expressed frustration about the poor work ethics of NCDC officials. He made particular reference to the website of the center as well as the staff who according to him are never available to pick up calls when Nigerians who need their assistance try to reach them. 2Face who was in an airport when he made the video, said some Nigerians are stranded at the airport because they cannot access the NCDC website or staff to help them generate a QR code that will validate their COVID19 test results. Watch the videos he shared below
Colombian Side Play 3-2-1 Formation In League Game With Reserve Goalkeeper At Centre-Back
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Colombian Side Play 3-2-1 Formation In League Game With Reserve Goalkeeper At Centre-Back

Colombian top-flight team Rionegro Aguilas were forced to start a game with just seven players due to injuries and coronavirus cases on Sunday. The club appealed to have their match against Boyaca Chico postponed, as they were missing a remarkable 22 first-team players due to a Covid-19 outbreak which decimated their squad. However that was rejected and Rionegro Aguila were forced to play the league fixture - starting their seven-man side in a 3-2-1 formation. Their six outfield players included a reserve goalkeeper at centre-back and a first-team debutant. Incredibly, Rionegro Aguila actually held their 11-man opponents at 0-0 for 57 minutes. Eventually, however, they conceded three goals before the match was suspended: Aguilas player Giovanny Martinez was injured in the 79th ...
Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death
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Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death

Palace officials in Warri have today April 5 officially announced the passing of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri in Delta state Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu Of Warri, was reported to have died in December 2020 from COVID19 complications just a week after his fifth coronation anniversary. The palace initially denied the reports of his death, saying he was indisposed. However after a meeting today, Johnson Amatserunreleghe, one of the palace officials, announced the passing of the monarch saying the town will go into a period of mourning and that there shall be no celebrations in the town for a period of three months while mourning lasts. The palace announced Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, a prince, as the new Olu of Warri designate. The designate w...
FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed
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FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government says it is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID19 vaccination exercise across the country between the years of 2021 and 2022. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 31. Ahmed explained that the figure may significantly reduce as the Federal Government receives more donations of the vaccines from the private sector. She added that the Ministry of Health is working on details of the gap that the Federal Government will be required to fill in the vaccination exercise. She also explains that the size of the proposed supplementary budget agreed by the executive and legislative ar...
394 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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394 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

394 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, March 10. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Bauchi state recorded 75 new cases while FCT recorded 32 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Lagos-36, Akwa Ibom-33, Nasarawa-29, Kaduna-26, Rivers-25, Ogun-22, Oyo-21, Edo-20, Taraba-18, Imo-17, Ondo-17, Borno-8, Plateau-7, Zamfara-4, Osun-3 and Kano-1. Nigeria now has 159,646 confirmed cases. 139,983 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1,993 deaths have been recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines
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Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines

The Lagos state government has received its share of the COVID19 vaccines. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the arrival of the vaccines on Twitter. He however did not disclose how many doses the state received. ''Arrival of #COVID19 vaccines. We're making progress. The world will see the end of the pandemic. Good morning Lagos.''he tweeted Lagos state remains the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria since the first case was discovered in February 2020.
195 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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195 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria on Saturday, March 6, recorded 195 new cases of COVID19. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 70 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Kaduna-22, Abia-20, Edo-18, Kano-10, Akwa Ibom-9, Rivers-7, FCT-7, Borno-6, Bauchi-5, Osun-5, Oyo-5, Plateau-3, Ekiti-3, Niger-2, Ogun-2 and Zamfara-1. Nigeria now has 158,237 confirmed cases.  137,645 patients have been successfully treated and discharged, while 1,964 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below  
”I feel good”- Nigerian doctor who was the first to receive COVID19 vaccine shares his experience
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”I feel good”- Nigerian doctor who was the first to receive COVID19 vaccine shares his experience

Dr. Cyprian Ngong of the National Hospital, Abuja, was the first Nigerian to receive a jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID19 vaccine in Nigeria. He took the jab at the launch of the COVID19 vaccination ceremony which held at the Trauma center, National Hospital Abuja today March 5. The vaccine was administered to Dr Ngong by the Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, at the National Hospital in the nation’s capital. Speaking to newsmen after taking the jab, Dr Ngong said “You can see, I just took the vaccine now and I feel good. I have dreamt of taking the vaccine and I have taken the vaccine today. We’ve been at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight here in National Hospital at the Isolation Centre under the able leadership of the National Hospital,” said the medi...
Nigeria Begins COVID19 Vaccination as Health Workers take their First Shots in Abuja
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Nigeria Begins COVID19 Vaccination as Health Workers take their First Shots in Abuja

The Federal government on Friday March 5 launched the COVID19 vaccination in Nigeria. The launch ceremony took place at the Trauma Center, National Hospital Abuja today. Dr Cyprian Ngong, pictured above, became the first Nigerian in Nigeria to receive a dose of the COVID19 vaccine. Recall that on Tuesday, March 2, the Federal government received 3.92 million doses of the vaccines from India. Health workers were scheduled as the first to receive the vaccines. President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have been slated to take the vaccines on Saturday, March 6.
708 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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708 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

708 new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Adamawa state recorded 180 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Lagos-141, Ondo-60, Anambra-54, Rivers-41, Taraba-33, Edo-30, Abia-22, Kaduna-22, FCT-21, Akwa Ibom-20, Kano-20, Plateau-11, Ekiti-10, Kebbi-10, Nasarawa-10, Bayelsa-7, Ogun-5, Osun-5, Oyo-5 and Gombe-1. Nigeria now has 157,671 confirmed cases of the disease. 136,335 patients have been treated and discharged with 1,951 deaths recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below...
464 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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464 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

464 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, March 3. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 131 new cases while Kaduna recorded 69 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Akwa Ibom-33, Imo-31, Katsina-30, Kano-26, Ondo-23, Yobe-20, FCT-18, Ogun-13, Rivers-12, Kebbi-11, Ekiti-9, Osun-6, Oyo-6, Borno-5, Gombe-5, Plateau-5, Edo-4, Abia-3, Delta-3 and Zamfara-1. Nigeria currently has 156,963 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 135,831 patients have successfully been treated and discharged, while 1,939 deaths have  been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below..
360 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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360 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

360 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, March 1. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 120 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Edo-38, Kaduna-25, FCT-23, Imo-23, Delta-19, Akwa Ibom-17, Plateau-17, Rivers-16, Nasarawa-15, Kwara-13, Oyo-9, Ogun-8, Bauchi-4, Osun-4, Kano-3, Kebbi-3, Niger-2 and Katsina-1. Nigeria now has 156,017 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 133,904 patients have been treated and discharged while 1,915 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday
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Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday

The Federal government has announced that Nigeria is scheduled to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of the COVID19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2. The delivery will mark the first arrival of COVID19 vaccine in the country and make Nigeria the next West African country to benefit from the COVAX Facility after Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. A statement from Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive of the NPHCDA, reads in part “The arrival of this vaccine is the result of the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of His Excellency, President Muhammandu Buhari, the support of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the guidance of the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. We are fully prepared to receive and deliver the ...
240 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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240 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC says 240 new cases of COVID19 have were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday, February 28. Accoridng to the statistics released by the agency, Anambra had 85 fresh cases while Lagos recorded 82 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Osun-17, Ogun-10, Kwara-9, FCT-8, Kano-7, Abia-6, Borno-4, Edo-2, Bayelsa-2, Kaduna-2 and Rivers-1. Nigeria now has 155,657 confirmed cases. 133,768 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1,907 deaths have so far been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Ghana Receives First Batch of COVID19 Vaccines
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Ghana Receives First Batch of COVID19 Vaccines

Ghana received its first batch of COVID19 vaccines on Wednesday February 24. The Disease Surveillance Department of Ghana's Health Service shared photos of the consignment on its Twitter handle this afternoon.
”It Slipped out of my Mouth”- Apostle Suleman reacts to viral video of him praying COVID19 shouldn’t end
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”It Slipped out of my Mouth”- Apostle Suleman reacts to viral video of him praying COVID19 shouldn’t end

Apostle Johnson Suleman who is the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has described as an error in his statement in which he said that COVID19 should not end because he was prospering and has been able to buy his third private jet. In a video that went viral last week, Suleman while preaching at a church program, said “In COVID (pandemic) I bought a jet; the third one. I have three. I was praying for COVID-19 not to end because I was resting. While people were complaining. my wife asked, ‘Can life be this sweet?’ Am I talking to somebody here?'' His statement drew criticisms from Nigerians who condemned him for being excited about the pandemic that has crippled the economic lives of many including the people who attend his chu...
645 fresh cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria
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645 fresh cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

645 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday, February 20. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 282 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Ogun-72, FCT-50, Kaduna-33, Osun-24, Imo-23, Abia-21, Borno-18, Oyo-17, Edo-15, Nasarawa-15, Taraba-14, Ekiti-11, Ondo-11, Plateau-11, Kano-10, Rivers-7, Delta-5, Bauchi-3 and Jigawa-3. Nigeria now has 151,553 confirmed cases. 128,005 patients have been treated and discharged. Sadly, 1,831 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number if cases per states below
662 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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662 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

662 fresh cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Friday, February 19. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 167  while the FCT recorded 116 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Ogun-45, Kano-44, Akwa Ibom-35, Edo-34, Rivers-27, Kaduna-23, Osun-23, Kwara-22, Taraba-22, Oyo-20, Ondo-19, Plateau-14, Abia-11, Imo-11, Nasarawa-7, Niger-6, Bayelsa-5, Delta-5, Enugu-3, Ekiti-2 and Jigawa-1. Nigeria now has 150,908 confirmed cases. 127,500 patients have been treated and discharged while 1,813 deaths have been recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below...
877 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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877 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

877 fresh cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 273 fresh cases while Kaduna recorded 87 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Rivers-58, Akwa Ibom-47, Ebonyi-47, Edo-46, Ogun-46, Abia-34, Imo-34, Kano-34, Oyo-26, Osun-22, Gombe-20, Ekiti-19, Cross River-15, FCT-15, Plateau-11, Enugu-9, Kebbi-8, Borno-7, Niger-6, Bayelsa-5, Nasarawa-4, Kwara-2, Katsina-1 and Sokoto-1. Nigeria now has 150, 246 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 126, 417 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1, 803 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
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How Digital Fashion Shows Impacted Designers in a Post-Covid World

Back in July 2020, the first ever digital-only Fashion Week was conducted, and as always, most of the biggest luxury designers in the fashion industry took part in it. Ever since then, multiple fashion shows have been held over the internet and now that we are into a new year with vaccines in tow, it’s a good time to look back on the kind of impacts these shows have had on the designers during and after 2020. Better, Wider Communication The Fashion Weeks have always been an exclusive event, limited to only a handful of those interested and invested deeply into the industry. As it happens, a large portion of the major designers’ target audience themselves were never a part or an audience to the glamorous events. The digital version of the Fashion Week changed that for the first time, as i...
NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria
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NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria, NAFDAC, has approved the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. At a press conference held this morning February 18, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency got the dossier of the vaccine a week ago, and the NAFDAC safety committee went to work immediately to evaluate its safety and efficacy for Nigerians. Adeyeye said that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8-degree centigrade. According to the DG, there are three additional vaccines undergoing evaluation, but the evaluation on Astrazeneca shows that the vaccine is effective against the UK variant of the virus which has been reported in Nigeria. She disclosed that the South African variant has no...
Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs
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Abia State Government Seals Five Hotels for Violation of COVID19 Protocols, Ban Night Clubs

The Abia state government has sealed five hotels in the Aba North Local Government Area of the state for poor compliance to all the COVID10 protocols for hotels in the state. This development comes as the state government banned all night clubs and cultural activities in the state. In a statement released by the chairman of the state COVID19 committee and Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem, the state government threatened that eateries and hoteliers who contravene the COVID19 protocols by the state government would pay N100, 000 fine.   According to Ezem, burials and wedding ceremonies are now restricted to 50 persons while churches are to accommodate 50 persons per stream. This is even as the state government has made wearing of face masks compulsory,...
643 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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643 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

643 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, February 8, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Oyo recorded 88 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Lagos-86, Rivers-55, Edo-54, Akwa Ibom-53, Adamawa-52, Plateau-45, Kaduna-41, FCT-34, Kwara-27, Benue-20, Kano-19, Delta-18, Nasarawa-16, Niger-15, Bayelsa-11, Borno-5, Bauchi-2, and Sokoto-2. The agency also disclosed that they were 744 community recoveries in Lagos State, 100 in Rivers State, 78 in Plateau State, 72 in Kaduna State and 2 in Benue managed in line with guidelines. Nigeria now has a total of 140,391 confirmed cases. 114,635 patients have been discharged so far with 1,673 deaths recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per sta...
Watch Super Bowl at home with household – Fauci
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Watch Super Bowl at home with household – Fauci

President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser says during TV interviews Wednesday that now isn’t the time to invite people over for watch parties because of the possibility that they’re infected with the coronavirus and could sicken others. He says big events like Sunday’s game in Tampa, Florida, between the Kansas City Chief and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are always a cause for concern. But Fauci says the best thing people can do is watch the game on TV at home with the people in your household. The NFL has capped the game attendance at 22,000 because of the pandemic and citywide coronavirus mandates.
UEFA Changes Venue for RB Leipzig vs Liverpool
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UEFA Changes Venue for RB Leipzig vs Liverpool

  UEFA have switched Liverpool’s Champions League visit to Leipzig to a neutral venue, the UK Mirror reports. The German government has refused to allow any exemptions for elite athletes, to a mandate banning entry on all arrivals into the country, from areas affected by COVID-19 mutations until at least February 17. That means the Premier League champions will be banned from flying in Germany on February 16, the original date scheduled for the first leg. UEFA have now named Buadpest’s Puskas Arena as their mandated alternative venue. However, they have given Leipzig dispensation to find an option acceptable to the governing body and the German government. That means Liverpool will have to wait to learn where they will be travelling for the game, with the Reds du...
Anambra State Government Introduces Curfew to Stop the Spread of COVID19 Virus
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Anambra State Government Introduces Curfew to Stop the Spread of COVID19 Virus

The Anambra state government has announced the introduction of a curfew in the state, to help check the spread of COVID19 virus. The Secretary to Anambra State government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, who disclosed this, said the curfew will start from Monday, February 8, and will last from 9pm to 6am daily until further notice. Chukwulobelu said the state governor, Willie Obiano, has directed that civil servants in the state, from grade level one to twelve should work from home until further notice, with immediate effect. Professor Chukwulobelu also announced other measures the state government is taking to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in the state. “The state government has activated and made operational mobile courts to try Covid-19 protocol offenders, beginning from M...
President Buhari’s son in-law, Ahmed Indimi replies Nigerian lady who tackled him for taking the COVID19 vaccine in Dubai
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President Buhari’s son in-law, Ahmed Indimi replies Nigerian lady who tackled him for taking the COVID19 vaccine in Dubai

President Buhari's son-in-law, Ahmed Indimi, took the COVID19 vaccine in the United Arab Emirates four days ago and shared the photos on his Instagram page. A Nigerian lady however took to the comment section to query him for taking the vaccine in Dubai. The IG user wrote ''You guys are all running abroad to take thevaccines? So the one your father in-law purchased, who will now take it....Masses abi Una well done''   Ahmed saw the comment and responded stating that he resides in the UAE and sees no reason he should travel to Nigeria to come and take the vaccine when he can get it there. According to Ahmed, he is not a public office holder and has the right to take the vaccine where he so wishes. Read their exchange below
Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians
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Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians

The Presidency has warned Nigerians to obey all the COVID19 protocols which include wearing a face mask so as to avoid the government from imposing another lockdown. The warning came via a statement signed and released by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity. The presidency said it is worried by reports of non-compliance with the executive order signed by President Buhari on January 27 that mandates the use of face masks and social distancing. The law stipulates that any defaulter of the COVID19 protocols will be asked to pay a fine or sentenced to 6 months in jail or both. According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order with the best of intentions and not with the motive of punishing citizens. “The Presi...
COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons
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COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons

As part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic in the state, the Lagos state government has banned indoor gatherings of more than 50 persons. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this during a press briefing on Sunday, January 31. He said places of worship are exempted from this rule because religious gatherings are not to exceed 50 percent capacity of the space. “The state government has observed with dismay the widespread flagrant disregard and non-adherence to guidelines and protocols aimed at stemming and curbing the tide of infection. We particularly note that some event centres have been operating their premises outside the acceptable parameters for operation/usage and continue to be recalcitrant in this regard. This is to sound a ve...
685 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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685 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

685 new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 355 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Kaduna-58, Nasarawa-46, Kano-40, Akwa Ibom-33, Katsina-26, Ogun-25, Osun-21, Rivers-16, Edo-15, Oyo-13, Ondo-12, Borno-11, Ekiti-9, Kebbi-3 and Plateau-2. Nigeria now has 131,242 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 104,989 patients have successfully been treated and discharged, Sadly, 1,586 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public
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Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public

Chairman of the Northern Governors' Forum and Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has announced that the 19 Northern States Governors will be publicly taking the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when they arrive in the country. Lalong said this in his address at a webinar organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, where the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine were discussed. The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government Prof. Danladi Atu, said the Northern Governors will be publicly taking the vaccine to dispel fears surrounding it. He said; “We – the Northern Governors – have agreed to take the first doses of the vaccines.”
BBNaija’s Ceec Contracts COVID19
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BBNaija’s Ceec Contracts COVID19

BBNaija star, Cynthia Nwadiora popularly known as CeeC, has taken to her Instagram page  to reveal that she contracted the novel Coronavirus this January. She said the virus is definitely from hell. ''Covid-19 did a real number on me this January but I wasn’t raised to fold under pressure , I was taught to apply it! On a more serious note, that virus is definitely from hell '' she wrote
Governor Ortom Tests Positive for COVID19
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Governor Ortom Tests Positive for COVID19

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, disclosed this in a statement released on Wednesday, January 27.   “The latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive. This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks. Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.”the statement read   Akase added the Governor Ortom has advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for a test immediately.
James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic
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James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic

Much-delayed James Bond movie No Time To Die was postponed again due to the pandemic Thursday, with studio MGM confirming 007's next mission will not take place until October. The release of the 25th installment of the fictional British spy saga has already been pushed back multiple times. It was originally set for a London premiere last March, before that was pushed back to November by the global spread of COVID-19. With coronavirus still sweeping the globe and thousands of movie theaters shuttered again due to lockdowns, the film's next April 2021 release dates has now also been abandoned. "NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th film in the James Bond series, previously set to release April 2, 2021 will now release on October 8, 2021 -- wide," MGM said in a statement to AFP. The film direc...
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets Covid19 vaccine, slammed conspiracy theories
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Arnold Schwarzenegger gets Covid19 vaccine, slammed conspiracy theories

Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger received his jab of the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, and urged his followers to not only do the same but also disregard misinformation about the vaccine. “The Terminator” posted a video of himself getting the shot in his right bicep. In a video shared on Facebook, he said: “I just got my vaccine and will recommend it to anyone and everyone. “Come with me if you want to live,” he added, quoting a line from the movie. Thousands of his supporters were inspired by the video and flooded the comments to share they will also be vaccinated. Cautioning his supporters against fake news, Schwarzenegger said people must look for Covid-19 information provided by trusted experts and relevant sources. “I always say you...
Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court
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Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court

Lagos state police command today Saturday, January 9 paraded 237 clubgoers who were arrested for violating COVID19 protocols. The clubgoers were arrested on Friday Night January 8 and Saturday, January 9 in the Surulere and Victoria Island axis of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading them, said In continuation of the vow and commitment of the command to enforce COVID-19 orders and protocols , the command has not relented on its oars in making sure that there is total compliance with covid-19 orders with a view to reducing or halting the spread of the pandemic. On Friday, 8th January, 2021, during a night operation, that was coordinated and commanded by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, the Command pounced on some deviant night clu...
Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television
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Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television

Ekiti state governor and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that state governors will be taking the COVID19 vaccines on live television to demonstrate to their residents that the vaccine works. Governor Fayemi disclosed this to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari where security, the economy, and vaccine management were discussed. When asked if governors will also take the vaccine on live television, Governor Fayemi said “Absolutely. We too will like to demonstrate to our citizens that we believe that vaccines would work. Don’t forget, we have a lot of experience on this. Governors Forum managed the polio vaccines administration in the country and we have garnered a lot of experience'' He also noted ...

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