WHO says there is no conclusive evidence to prove coronavirus lives on surfaces like door handles

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) experts have pointed out that there is no conclusive  evidence to prove that the Covid-19 virus can be contracted by touching surfaces such as handles and doorknobs after studying a series of recent tests.



Jigawa State health authorities express concerns after 21 almajiris test positive for coronavirus

JIGAWA State health authorities have raised fears of a possible spread of the Covid-19 virus after 21 urchins popularly known as almajiris who recently arrived from neighbouring Kano State tested coronavirus-positive.



About 250 Nigerians nurses and midwives currently being held in isolation over coronavirus

NIGERIA'S battle to combat the debilitating coronavirus pandemic is being hampered by the continued exposure of healthworkers to danger as about 250 nurses and midwifes are currently being held in isolation.



To wean ourselves off crude oil the Nigerian population has got to start diverting money spent in these areas into citizen’s funds which can then invest such capital in manufacturing

By Ayo Akinfe

Areas where there needs to be serious cutbacks:

(1) Owambes
(2) Chieftaincy title acquisitions
(3) Tithes
(4) Spraying at parties
(5) Parties in Dubai
(6) The proliferation of monarchs
(7) Relentless aso ebi sewing
(8) Each family owning more than two cars
(9) Owning more than two homes
(10) Going abroad for medical treatment


Federal government expresses concern at the rate which states are lifting the Covid-19 restrictions

FEDERAL government health officials has expressed dismay at the speed with which Nigerian state governors have lifted the restrictions on social distancing aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.



UN warns that Covid-19 crisis could lead to global mental illness crisis as death and poverty bite

UNITED Nations (UN)  health experts have warned that a mental illness crisis is looming as millions of people are surrounded by death and disease and forced into isolation and poverty by the global coronavirus pandemic.



Obasanjo warns that 80m Africans face being pushed into extreme poverty due to Covid-19

FORMER Nigerian president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that as many as 80m Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty due to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the continent's food system.



Abia State warns it will close cattle markets if northerners keep arriving in defiance of travel ban

ABIA State government has warned all northerners living within its borders that it will not hesitate to shut down all the cattle markets in its territory if they continue defying the coronavirus lockdown guidelines by receiving kinsmen from up north.



Thai embassy tells Nigerians who want to be evacuated to pay for their own isolation

NIGERIA'S embassy in Thailand has written to all its citizens in the country informing them that if they wish to be repatriated back home they will need to pay a sum of N297,600 ($760.46) to cover the cost of their accommodation and quarantine costs upon arrival.




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