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‘You are ‘not a medical professor,’ Presidency Lashes at Soyinka

The Presidency has taken a swipe at Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, saying he has nothing much to offer on the lingering effect of the COVID-19 and government’s measures at curtailing it since he “is not a medical professor.” Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam …

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The Psychology Of COVID-19 By Reuben Abati

Nigeria announced its first COVID-19 case on February 27 – an Italian who came into the country on February 24 and displayed symptoms of the disease while visiting Lafarge Cement Company in Ewekoro, Ogun State. He has been treated and discharged. Since then Nigeria has recorded a total of 111 …

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COVID-19: There’s Problem with Tests in Lagos ― NCDC DG

The Director General (DG) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the number of people presenting themselves for coronavirus tests in Lagos is beyond the depth of the agency. Ihekweazu stated this on Tuesday during a Presidential Task Force Briefing on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in …

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Smokers Risk Fatal Complications From COVID 19, ERA/FoEN Warns

As Nigeria battles to contain the raging COVID 19 pandemic, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has warned that smokers are at higher risk of developing fatal complications from contracting the virus. The group in a statement issued in Lagos, said that while there is currently no …

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Ooni Prescribes Herbs He Says Cures COVID-19

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has claimed he has a ‘tested’ cure for coronavirus COVID-19. His Imperial Majesty made the announcement on his verified Instagram handle on Monday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians for the first time on measures his administration is taking to check the …

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Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations On Lockdown

President Muhammed Buhari has signed COVID-19 regulations 2020 declaring the COVID-19 as a dangerous infectious disease. This was disclosed in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. “In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act …

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ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning …

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Buhari Orders 14-day Total Lockdown In Lagos, Ogun and FCT.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the cessation of all movements in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory. Buhari declared this while speaking in a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians on Sunday. He said, “We are therefore working to ensure such interstate and intercity movements are restricted to prevent further spread. …

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COVID-19: Lagos Govt Relieves Lagosians

Few days after the Lagos State Government issued a stay-at-home directive to residents, in order to curtail the spread of the novel Coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society. The stimulus, which comes in food packs, to be …

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NNPC Donates N11 Billion to Fight COVID-19

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has made a donation of $30 million (N11 billion) to help fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its effect on the economy. NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, announced the intervention initiative on Friday in Abuja. The GMD said the intervention, which was done …

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