Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 Disruptions and Survival of MSMEs

Henry Solomon- September 26, 2020

By Chijioke Okoronkwo One of the critical areas of global economy adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) ... Read More

Edo Governorship Election: Voters Observe Social Distancing

Henry Solomon- September 19, 2020

Voters in Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s polling unit, Oredo Ward 4, Emokpae Model Primary School, Benin City, were seen observing physical distancing, washing hands and wearing ... Read More

Passengers face 6-month travel ban for dodging COVID-19 test

Suleiman Idris- September 14, 2020

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has placed six months travel ban on Nigerian passengers who dodge the mandatory second COVID-19 test on arrival from ... Read More

Delta 2021 budget to address COVID-19 impacted businesses – Commissioner

Suleiman Idris- September 14, 2020

(NAN) The Commissioner for Economic Planning in Delta, Dr Barry Gbe, says the State’s 2021 budget will address social welfare and revive Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted ... Read More

COVID-19: Nationwide Curfew Now 12a.m. to 4a.m. – PTF

Henry Solomon- September 3, 2020

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has adjusted the curfew from 12 midnight through 4a.m. as it continued the gradual easing of lockdown measures ... Read More

COVID-19: Plateau govt. calls for calm as cases increase

Suleiman Idris- August 20, 2020

The Plateau government on Thursday called for calm in the state following its ranking among states with highest cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday by the ... Read More

COVID-19: Asaba Airport Reopens, Records First Flight

Henry Solomon- August 17, 2020

The Asaba Airport on Monday recorded its first flight, four days after it was reopened by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), for meeting the ... Read More

Kebbi Govt. trains 2,212 teachers on COVID-19 protocols

Suleiman Idris- August 17, 2020

The Kebbi Government has begun training of 2,212 public primary and secondary school teachers on COVID-19 protocols, following the reopening of schools for exiting students ... Read More

Working mothers: group tasks Kano govt on 6 months maternity leave

Abdul Jimoh- August 14, 2020

Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), has called on the Kano State Government to extend maternity leave from three to six months to enable ... Read More

Yobe first molecular lab begins operations

Suleiman Idris- August 12, 2020

(NAN) Yobe COVID-19 Prevention and Control Committee said on Wednesday that the state’s first molecular laboratory had commenced operations. Alhaji Idi Gubana, the State Deputy ... Read More

Nasarawa Government to Revoke Operational Licences of Erring Private Schools

Henry Solomon- August 10, 2020

The Nasarawa State Government has threatened to withdraw the operational approval for any private schools caught violating the lockdown order by reopening schools for all ... Read More

Kano Government Sets Up 12 SSCE Centres for Boarding Students

Henry Solomon- August 8, 2020

Kano State Government says it has designated 12 centres for exit students of the 33 public boarding secondary schools, to write the West African Examination ... Read More

Ogun schools comply with COVID-19 protocols as students resume

Suleiman Idris- August 4, 2020

Private and public secondary schools in Ogun on Tuesday reopened for students in the exit class in compliance with the directive of the state government. ... Read More

Carefree attitude of Nigerians leads to national spread of COVID-19- Ajibade

inno.korie- August 2, 2020

A Pharmacist, Mr Abiodun Ajibade, on Sunday attributed the spike in cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria to carefree attitude of many people. was responsible ... Read More

COVID-19 Response: FG Receives 2nd Batch Medical Supplies of UN Basket Fund

Henry Solomon- July 31, 2020

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has joined other stakeholders to receive 2nd Batch Medical Supplies purchased with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 Response ... Read More

COVID-19: NGO calls for more attention, respect for older persons

Suleiman Idris- July 25, 2020

Ms May Ikokwu, the Chief Executive Officer, Save Our Heritage Initiative (SOHI), on Thursday called for more attention to older persons as the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

German Pharmacists Develop Gargle Test to Detect Coronavirus

Henry Solomon- July 15, 2020

Pharmacists at Germany’s University of Halle-Wittenberg have developed a way of detecting small amounts of coronavirus in gargling solution, a technique which could be used ... Read More

COVID-19: AfDB Urges Central Banks to Cut Interest Rates

Henry Solomon- July 7, 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has urged central banks on the continent to act quickly by cutting interest rates to inject liquidity in view of ... Read More

Impact of COVID-19: Poor People in Africa to Increase by 49.2m in 2021 -AfDB

Henry Solomon- July 7, 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the number of extreme poor people could increase by 34 million and 49.2 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

COVID-19: LASG reopens schools Aug 3

Suleiman Idris- July 3, 2020

The Lagos State Government has announced the resumption of both public and private schools, beginning from Aug. 3 for students in transitional classes. The Lagos ... Read More