Sunday, April 18, 2021



COVID-19: NYSC can reopen orientation camps – PTF

The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, has given the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, the go-ahead to reopen orientation camps across the country.

Oil prices fall as rising COVID-19 cases bar fuel demand pickup across globe 

Oil prices slid on Tuesday amid concerns that a nascent recovery in fuel demand could stall as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections around the world sparks tighter lockdowns.

COVID-19: Police arrest 100 partygoers for flouting lockdown directive

Uganda’s Police on Sunday arrested over 100 partygoers for flouting COVID-19 lockdown restriction measures, authorities said on Monday.

Delta flattens COVID-19 curve, discharges 1,303 cases – Official

The Delta government says that effective contact tracing and adequate treatment of patients has helped to flatten the curve of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

COVID-19: Kano records 16 new cases, tests 22,694 samples

Kano State has recorded 238 COVID-19 active cases sequel to the confirmation of 16 new infections, the state Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: 8,000 health workers infected in Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says no fewer than 8,000 health workers have been infected with novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the Africa Region.

COVID-19, public’s greatest enemy – WHO

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation, WHO, says COVID-19 remains public enemy number one, but that actions of many governments and people do not reflect this.

BREAKING: Supreme Court supports virtual court hearing, strikes out suit against new norm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two suits by Lagos and Ekiti Governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure.

2 Madagascan lawmakers die of COVID-19, despite having local cure

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday said two lawmakers – one member of the senate and one deputy – had died after becoming infected with coronavirus.

Nigeria’s currency circulation drops to N2.29tn in June – CBN

Currency in circulation dropped by N52.5bn from N2.35tn at the end of May to N2.29tn in June, the latest figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed on Wednesday.

COVID-19 worsened drug abuse – NDLEA

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Abdallah, retd., has emphasised that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened abuse of drugs.

CBN approves N432bn for supporting 9 commodities in 2020 wet season

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has concluded plan to fund the value chains of nine commodities to the tune of N432 billion in the 2020 wet season.

Lockdown: NSCDC in Kaduna arrest 21 suspects in hotels

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,. NSCDC, Kaduna Command, said it arrested 21 suspects in hotels at about 1:00 am of Thursday in Kaduna metropolis for violating the lockdown order over COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Lagos govt begins registration of religious, social centres

In furtherance of the Register-to-Open initiative, the Lagos State Safety Commission has opened a register for religious and social centres, in preparation for their full reopening.

Embrace agriculture to ease effect of COVID-19, expert tells Nigerians

An agriculture expert in Anambra, Godson Ezenagu, has called on Nigerians to engage in agricultural practices as a measure to cushion the effect of looming food insecurity due to COVID-19.

5th Anniversary: Buhari’s achievements excite opposition – Activist

Ebubeagu Ekenulo, a renowned activist in the South East, says the landmark achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari is attracting scores of opposition members and their leaders to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

COVID-19: Lockdown extension not punitive measure on Nigerians — SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and the Chairman, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has assured Nigerians on Tuesday said the decision to extend the lockdown was not punitive.

COVID-19: Lagos doctors begin sit-at-home strike over harassment by security operatives

The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos has directed its members to immediately proceed on an indefinite sit-at-home strike starting from 6.00p.m on Wednesday.

COVID-19: No parties, night clubs – we’re hungry, Disc Jockeys cry out

The Professional Disc Jockeys Association of Nigeria, PDJAN, on Thursday claimed to be the worst-hit in the entertainment industry by restrictions occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 pushes Germany into recession

German output shrank by 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2020, official data showed Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic tipped Europe’s top economy into a recession.

COVID-19: Kuje Area Council suspends motorcycle operations

The Kuje Area Council, FCT, has suspended all motorcycle operations in the area in order to curb community spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Delay in planting, erratic rainfall may affect 2020 food production – Farmer

A Farmer, Uche Ikenga, says delayed planting season and inconsistent rainfall may affect the 2020 food production season, amidst the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Nigerian parents in Switzerland ‘protest’ reopening of schools

Some Nigerian parents in Switzerland have expressed concern over the European country’s decision to reopen schools, restaurants, and bars after a two-month lockdown imposed to suppress the coronavirus.

Lockdown: 11 killed, 44 injured in Ogun road accidents

Eleven persons died while 44 others sustained injuries in various road crashes in the state since commencement of lockdown between April 4 and May 8.

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