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COVID-19: Nigeria records breakthrough as NCDC validates viral RNA extraction

Written by on 22 May 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has successfully validated the first phase of the viral Ribonucleic Acid extraction which should enable local production of cheap testing kits for coronavirus. The validation took place on Thursday in the laboratory of the National Biotechnology Development Agency in Abuja. The Director-General of NABDA, Prof. Alex Akpa, told the […]

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COVID-19: Buhari bars govt officials, others from paying Sallah homage

Written by on 22 May 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari said that in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there is no need for government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders, and children to pay him Eid-el-Fitr homages at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He explained that his decision was in compliance with the safety measures put […]

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Covid-19: We ‘ve released 3,751 inmates so far -NCoS

Written by on 21 May 2020

The Nigerian Correctional Service said it has released 3,751 inmates comprising convicts and awaiting trial persons who met the criteria set by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the release of the inmates as part of measures to decongest the custodial centers and curb the spread of COVID-19. […]

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COVID-19: 40 health workers discharged in Kano

Written by on 21 May 2020

Kano State has discharged forty out of the fifty health workers that got infected with COVID-19 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. The government said the discharged persons tested negative for the virus upon treatment at the state isolation center. This was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Information and Public Affairs […]

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COVID-19: China denies Trump’s accusation

Written by on 21 May 2020

China offered a low-key rebuttal to the United States President Donald Trump’s accusation of mass killing on Thursday, with a foreign ministry official insisting the country did its best to protect lives during the pandemic. Tensions between the US and China have been on the rise as the deadly coronavirus, which first surfaced in the […]

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German Women’s Football League to Resume on May 29

Written by on 21 May 2020

The German women’s championship will resume behind closed doors on May 29, the country’s football federation announced Wednesday, after a suspension of almost three months due to the coronavirus. The men’s season resumed last weekend, also without fans and under strict health measures designed to minimize the threat from the virus. “I am very happy […]

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Extend ‘due courtesies’ to doctors, IGP orders officers

Written by on 21 May 2020

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has directed all officers of the Force to “extend due courtesies to essential service providers” in all states across the country including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He also ordered Force personnel deployed to enforce the 8 pm -to- 6 am curfew in the country to respect the fundamental […]

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I made Kanu angry at Arsenal – Fabregas

Written by on 21 May 2020

Former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, says he made Nigerian Nwankwo Kanu angry during their time at the London club. The Spanish midfielder, now with Monaco, joined the Gunners as a teenager in 2003 from Barcelona and was highly rated by manager Arsene Wenger, but largely unknown to the more established Arsenal stars. The 33-year-old revealed […]

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Human part dealers beat buyers over N1m fee in Ogun State

Written by on 21 May 2020

Suspected ritualists, who deal in human parts in Ogun State, got angry and beat up some of their customers for failing to pay the agreed sum of N1m for a human hand that was supplied to them. The suspected ritualists reportedly lured their customers to a bush and beat them to a pulp for failing […]

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Buhari condoles with Diya over wife’s death

Written by on 20 May 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with former Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya, over the passing of his wife, Chief Deborah Folashade Diya, praying that the almighty God will comfort the family. The President joins family members, friends, and associates of Chief Folashade Diya, particularly members of the United African Methodist (Evangelical) Church, in […]

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