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  • 2 hours Nigeria Records Two More COVID-19 Deaths ChannelsTv
    File photo/ AFP     Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to four. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the two additional deaths on Friday in a tweet. According to the health agency, the two deaths were recorded in Lagos and Edo States. The NCDC also noted that the number of confirmed cases in the country had increased by 20. The country’s total confirmed cases now stands at 210. ... more
  • 3 hours Bach Confirms IOC Scholarship Grants For Nigerian Athletes ChannelsTv |Sports
    A file photo of ICO President, Thomas Bach.     The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has commended the Nigeria Olympic Committee Athletes Commission for their initiative in creating awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic, using the athletes to convey a message of hope. At an online conference meeting that included 200 athletes representatives, IOC Executive members as well as Athletes Commission members and the Olympic Channels, Bach praised Nigeria for being the first country to come up with such initiative and encouraged other National Olympic Committees to emulate the gesture. The Chairman of the Nigeria Olympic ... more
  • 3 hours COVID-19: Nigeria Orders Foreign Missions To Compile List Of Citizens Willing To Return Home ChannelsTv
    A file Photo of Abike Dabiri-Erewa.     The Nigerian government has directed all its missions abroad to compile a list of citizens willing to return home. The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this on Friday in a statement by the spokesperson for the agency, Abdur-Rahman Balogun. She explained that the directive was sequel to requests by some Nigerians stranded abroad in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Dabiri-Erewa urged interested Nigerians to inform the missions in the various countries they are in, who would then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of ... more
  • 4 hours Neymar Donates $1M To Fight COVID-19 ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILE) Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar reacts during the French L1 football match against Lille at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on November 22, 2019. FRANCK FIFE / AFP     Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT. The Paris Saint-Germain star, the world’s third-highest-paid footballer, donated part of the money to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the rest to a charitable fund launched by his friend Luciano Huck, a Brazilian TV presenter, the report said. ... more
  • 4 hours Delta Killing: Police Accuse Slain Youth Of Flouting Army’s Order ChannelsTv
    A file photo of a police van.     The police in Delta State have accused the 28-year-old man reportedly killed by a soldier in the Warri area of the state of disobeying the directives of the Nigerian Army. Joseph Pessu was said to have been shot at Ugbuwangue community in Warri South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The incident occurred on Thursday, on the second day of the lockdown directive issued by the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Speaking with Channels Television on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, explained that the deceased was driving through ... more
  • 5 hours Military To Investigate Alleged Killing Of 28-Year-Old Man In Delta ChannelsTv
      The military is set to investigate the alleged shooting of a civilian in Delta State by a soldier involved in the enforcement of the order on the restriction of movement in the state. Addressing a news conference on Friday in Abuja, the Coordinator of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche confirmed this to journalists. According to him, the outcome of the investigation on the incident will be made public when completed. While reaffirming the commitment of the Nigerian Armed Forces to the fight against the scourge of COVID-19 in the nation, Enenche appealed to ... more
  • 6 hours Joshua’s Heavyweight Title Defence Postponed Over Coronavirus ChannelsTv |Sports
    File Photo: British boxer Anthony Joshua speaks during the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020.  Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP   Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defence against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev has been officially postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, promoters Matchroom Sport announced Friday. The British champion was due to put his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts up for grabs against Bulgarian challenger Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on June 20. But the global spread of COVID-19 has put paid to a bout on that date. ... more
  • 6 hours Nursing Mother, Infant Among COVID-19 Patients Discharged – Sanwo-Olu ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.     Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that a nursing mother and her infant were among the four people who recently recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19). Giving an address on Friday, he disclosed that the people discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital included a male and three females. The governor explained that the four persons were discharged from the facility following their full recovery from COVID-19 and tested negative twice for the virus. He noted that the latest success has brought the total number of discharged patients in ... more
  • 6 hours Gbajabiamila Congratulates Oshiomhole On His 68th Birthday ChannelsTv
      Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on his 68th birthday. Gbajabiamila said Oshiomhole’s sterling leadership qualities as the APC National Chairman have contributed tremendously in stabilising the party since his coming on board in July, 2018. In a congratulatory message signed on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said Oshiomhole has proven to be one committed Nigerian, who continues to work tirelessly in moving the country forward. READ ALSO: PDP Rejects N123.5 Fuel Price, Insist On ... more
  • 6 hours Sokoto, Plateau Killings: Buhari Orders Army To Support Police ChannelsTv
    A file photo of soldiers travelling in a truck.     President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigerian Army to support the police and flush out bandits from forests around the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed this in a statement on Friday. According to him, the President issued the directive to flush out bandits from forests, especially in the areas that witnessed recent attacks. [READ ALSO] COVID-19: Four More Persons Discharged, Says Sanwo-Olu Shehu explained that the President gave the directive in response to the killing of 22 people ... more
  • 7 hours COVID-19: We Have Tested About 4,000 People So Far – NCDC DG ChannelsTv
      The Director-General of the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) says so far, a total of 4,000 people have been tested for the COVID-19 in Nigeria. He said this on Friday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on the COVID-19 in Abuja, while stating that the agency is making all efforts to scale up the rate of testing in the country. “To date, we have tested about 4,000 people and we’ll continue to drive up this number,” Ihekweazu stated. To this effect, he noted that one more laboratory has been opened in the country, bringing the ... more
  • 7 hours Don’t Hike Prices Of Goods Over Coronavirus, FG Tells Traders ChannelsTv
    File photo     The Nigerian government has appealed to traders and service providers not to increase the prices of goods and commodities as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made the appeal on Friday. “To the Nigerian traders and businessmen and women, we appeal for resistance to the urge to hike prices of goods and commodities, during this period as our compassionate nature must prevail. “This is the best time to be considerate and ... more
  • 7 hours COVID-19: FG Not Giving Out Free Internet Subscription, NCC Warns ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians not to fall victim to a fraudulent message being spread by a fake website. The commission, in a statement on Thursday, identified the fake website as (https://covid-19-fg-grant.blogspot.com/?=1). NCC noted that the website is asking Nigerian citizens to apply for a free Internet bundle given by the Nigerian government in collaboration with NCC. READ ALSO: Could TB Vaccine Protect Medics From COVID-19? The website suspiciously asks Nigerians to apply for the free Internet by clicking a web link, which automatically takes them to a webpage with a dialogue box where they ... more
  • 10 hours Bayelsa Governor Diri Signs Executive Order On COVID-19 ChannelsTv |Politics
    Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa   Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has signed an Executive Order on COVID-19 measures to contain the spread of the virus in the state. The bill christened “Bayelsa State Infectious Disease, Emergency Prevention Regulation 2020” was signed on Thursday at the Government House in Yenagoa, the state capital. The order is designed for the security and public health of residents of the state. Shortly after signing the executive order, he ordered the closure of all markets except for the sales of essential commodities such as food and medicals. Other public places affected include ... more
  • 10 hours LIVE: Presidential Task Force Briefs Nigerians On Coronavirus ChannelsTv
       The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is currently giving an update on the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The briefing which is taking place in Abuja commenced with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, giving the opening remark. Others in attendance include some members of the task force, such as the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu. ... more
  • 11 hours New 4,000-Bed Coronavirus Field Hospital Opens In London ChannelsTv |World
    A member of the ambulance services assists in moving a patient from an ambulance to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on March 31, 2020, as the country is under lockdown due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Tolga AKMEN / AFP.   Prince Charles opened a new 4,000-bed temporary hospital in a conference centre in east London on Friday, the first of several being built in Britain to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. The new state-run National Health Service (NHS) Hospital is named after the trailblazing 19th-century nurse Florence Nightingale and has been built in just nine days. Queen ... more
  • 11 hours Joshua Could Prioritise Fury Fight In 2020- Promoter ChannelsTv |Sports
        Anthony Joshua wants to face Tyson Fury in a world heavyweight unification fight if he has to settle for just one bout this year due to the coronavirus. Joshua is scheduled for a title defence against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20, but the pandemic means that date is likely to be postponed. If the delay goes on beyond the summer leaving Joshua with room for only one contest in 2020, promoter Eddie Hearn said the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO champion hopes his opponent can be WBC belt holder Fury for an ... more
  • 11 hours UK PM Johnson Continues Self-Isolation ChannelsTv |World
    French President Emmanuel Macron (R) walks next to Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he leaves after a meeting at The Elysee Palace in Paris on August 22, 2019/AFP     British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said he would continue his self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, following a week of staying at home and working remotely. “In my own case, although I’m feeling better and I have done my seven days of isolation, alas, I still have one of the minor symptoms… a temperature, so in accordance with government advice, I must continue my self-isolation until ... more
  • 12 hours Delta Killing: Govt Orders Investigation, Calls For Calm ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Photo: Twitter-@IAOkowa   Following the alleged killing of a 28-year-old man in Warri, the Delta State Government has called for an investigation into the matter. In a statement issued on Thursday, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu said the government was worried about the reported incident. While asking residents of the state to be calm, he decried the said killing of the victim by security agencies on regular patrol duty. According to the Commissioner, the state government has sent a delegation to the deceased family to condole with ... more
  • 12 hours COVID-19 Lockdown: NSCDC Trains, Deploys 300 Personnel To Adamawa ChannelsTv
    A file photo of NSCDC officers.   The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Adamawa State has trained and deployed 300 personnel across the state to sensitise and enforce compliance with directives issued by government. Speaking to journalists at the Command Headquarters in Yola, the state capital, NSCDC Commandant, Abdullahi Nurudeen, said that aside sensitising the personnel, the Command will ensure enforcement of the social restriction put in place by the state in response to COVID-19 emergency. READ ALSO: PDP Rejects N123.5 Fuel Price, Insist On N90 Per Litre While advising members of the public to always ... more
  • 12 hours COVID 19: Benue Govt Begins Fumigation of Public Places ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.   The Benue State Government has commenced the fumigation of public places to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The exercise which began on Thursday from the Wurukum market, poultry section, will be extended to the Wadata, North Bank and modern markets as well as streets to safeguard the state from further spread of the virus. Part of the public places include hospitals, markets, parks, and streets of Makurdi. READ ALSO: Delta Killing: Govt Orders Investigation, Calls For Calm Speaking to Channels Television, Head of the Fumigation Team ... more
  • 13 hours ASUU To FG: Make Food, Electricity Available As You Lockdown ChannelsTv
    A file photo of ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi.   The President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has advised Federal and State governments to back their lockdown order with the provision of existential needs for residents. ASUU warned that unless everyday needs of the people are made available, the emerging lockdown of the country may not achieve its desired result of social distancing. Ogunyemi in a statement issued on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said there must be reasonable supply of electricity, water and food. He warned that unless the needs of ... more
  • 14 hours COVID-19: Governor Udom Emmanuel Announces 14 Days Total Lockdown In Akwa Ibom ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.   Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has announced a total lockdown of the state to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The governor made the announcement on Thursday evening during a broadcast in Uyo, the state capital. His order which became effective on Thursday night follows an earlier announcement by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirming five positive COVID-19 cases in the state. The lockdown covers restriction of movements and prohibition of events of any kind for an initial period of 14 days. Within the period, the state ... more
  • 14 hours Ebonyi Governor Signs COVID-19 Bill Into Law ChannelsTv
      Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has signed the State COVID-19 and other Dangerous Infectious Diseases and Related Matters bill into law. The governor’s signing comes 24 hours after the law was passed on Wednesday by the State House of Assembly. Speaking after signing the bill into law in Abakaliki, Governor Umahi said the state government has released N200 million for palliative measures to cushion the effect of the sit-at-home order on the people. READ ALSO: PDP Rejects N123.5 Fuel Price, Insist On N90 Per Litre According to him, the law is to give legal effect to the regulations ... more
  • 14 hours Untouchable: The Baby Born To A Mum With Coronavirus ChannelsTv |World
     
    Baby Oliver was put straight into an incubator and kept away from all the other babies until he was found to be free of the virus (AFP Photo/FAMILY HANDOUT)   For 10 days after giving birth to her first child, the mother was not allowed near him after she tested positive for coronavirus, for fear of infecting her newborn. And even though she has since been reunited with her son, neither she nor her husband have been allowed to physically touch him without gloves as they undergo an extended period of quarantine. “It’s hard,” says Vanesa Muro ... more
  • 15 hours PDP Rejects N123.5 Fuel Price, Insist On N90 Per Litre ChannelsTv |Politics
    File photo     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the April 1 tweaking of fuel price from N125 to N123.5, insisting instead that the price be reduced to N90 per liter. In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party argued that the reduction of pump price by N1.50k is offensive, fraudulent; a further display of cruelty and insensitivity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the plight of Nigerians, particularly as the nation battles the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PDP insisted that the correct pump price of fuel is between N80 to ... more
  • 15 hours COVID-19: How To Stop The Virus Making Us All Fatter ChannelsTv
    File: Vehicles are stopped by policemen at a checkpoint at the Uttar Pradesh and Delhi border to inforce a lockdown order in some districts by Uttar Pradesh’s government as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Ghazipur on March 23, 2020. Prakash SINGH / AFP.   The coronavirus has shaken the world like nothing else. But beyond the terrible toll of death, economic devastation and fear, the virus is likely to leave another lasting mark. It is going to make us all fatter. “I don’t know if we are going to come out of ... more
  • 16 hours Customs Intercept Items Worth Over N200m In Katsina ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Customs operatives.   Ten different items with a Duty Paid Value of over N200 million have been intercepted in Katsina state by the state Customs Area Command. Some of these items were evacuated from different stores of smugglers while others were intercepted at various locations in the state. The Acting Comptroller of the command and Deputy Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service, DC Dahiru Kirawa disclosed this to journalists on Thursday in the state capital while revealing the modest achievements recorded so far by the command from January to date. READ ALSO: Soldier ‘Kills’ Man Amid ... more
  • 16 hours Gov Sanwo-Olu Tests Negative For COVID-19 ChannelsTv
    File: Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu gives an update on the index case Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) recorded in the state on February 18, 2020.   Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tested negative for coronavirus. The governor revealed this in a tweet on his official handle on Thursday morning where he also disclosed that his family and aides tested negative. “As a responsible leader, it was important that I get tested for #COVID19 to ensure nothing distracts me from my role of leading Lagos during this period,” he tweeted. READ ALSO: Nigeria Can Now Test 1,500 People A ... more
  • 17 hours Global Virus Cases Top A Million As Deaths Surpass 50,000 ChannelsTv |World
    This picture taken on March 21, 2020 shows coffins on the ground of the church in Serina, near Bergamo, northern Italy. Italy on March 21 reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a one-day record that saw the country’s toll shoot up to 4,825, the 38.3 percent of the world’s totality. Piero Cruciatti / AFP   The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Despite more than half the planet living in some form of ... more
  • 1 day Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Africa Rise To 6,470 ChannelsTv |World
    File photo/ AFP     The number of coronavirus cases in Africa rose to 6,470 on Thursday, the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has reported. The figure rose from the 5,940 cases reported on April 1 in 49 African countries where coronavirus cases have been reported. Two hundred and forty-one deaths and 504 recoveries have also been recorded as of 5pm EAT on April 2, according to the ACDC. A breakdown of the figures show that North Africa remains the worst hit with 2,740 cases, 162 deaths, and 290 recoveries, followed by South Africa with 1,471 cases, 10 ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Buhari’s Daughter Returns From Isolation, Reunites With Family ChannelsTv
    Mrs Aisha Buhari embraces her daughter who just returned from isolation on April 2, 2020. Photo: Twitter-@aishambuhari     One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari has reunited with her family after she returned from isolation. The lady, whose name was not disclosed, reunited with her family on Thursday after she went into isolation for 14 days, following her return to the country. A media aide to Mrs Aisha Buhari, Aliyu Abdullahi, revealed this in a statement. He explained that the isolation was done in line with the protocol of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to ... more
  • 1 day UCH Medical Director Recovers From Coronavirus, Tests Negative ChannelsTv
    A file photo of UCH Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor Jesse Otegbayo. Photo: Twitter-@UchCmd     The Chief Medical Director (CMD) at the University College Hospital (UCH), Professor Jesse Otegbayo, has recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19). UCH spokesperson, Toye Akinrinlola, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday on behalf of the management of the UCH in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. In the statement, and his result has turned out negative. The announcement, Akinrinlola explained that Otegbayo tested negative after spending a couple of days in isolation and receiving treatment. “His (Otegbayo) samples were taken again on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: We Must Tolerate And Allow People To Vent Their Opinions – Keyamo ChannelsTv
        The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has asked that individuals be allowed to vent their opinions freely with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Keyamo who lately has been taking on the COVID-19 issue via social media, the people must be allowed to vent their opinions because it is a sign of the times. He also stated that the challenge that soon will  face governments around the world is how to keep their citizens safe from COVID-19 by imposing inactivity and at the same time how to keep them safe from poverty, hunger ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19 Lockdown: Lawmaker Accuses Shipping Agents, Terminal Operators Of Exploitation ChannelsTv
    Mr Leke Abejide     A Federal lawmaker, Leke Abejide, has accused some shipping lines and terminal operators of taking advantage of the lockdown in Lagos State to collect extra demurrage on shipments. The lawmaker who represents Yagba Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives made the allegation on Thursday while briefing journalists in Abuja. He noted that the shipping agents and terminals were not affected by the lockdown order. Abejide alleged that they have refused to come to work for clearance of shipments, which eventually accrued extra daily demurrage. He, therefore, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to issue ... more
  • 1 day Bauchi Govt Reverses COVID-19 Lockdown Order Over Lack Of Palliatives ChannelsTv
       The Bauchi State government has reversed the decision to impose full restriction of movement, following its inability to provide palliative supplies for its residents. The State Deputy Governor, Baba Tela who made the announcement on Thursday said a review of the lockdown order was necessary due to its inability to make provisions for palliatives during the stay at home period. He, however, noted that a decision has been reached to seal all borders in the state instead of the full lockdown down earlier scheduled to commence today, April 2 by 6:00 pm. READ ALSO: COVID-19 Lockdown: Buhari Orders ... more
  • 1 day Google Earmarks $6.5m To Tackle Fake News On COVID-19 ChannelsTv |Tech
      Google on Thursday said it is pumping $6.5 million into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle against coronavirus misinformation. Fact-checking organisations, which often operate on relatively small budgets, are seeing a surge in demand for their work as mistaken or maliciously false information about the pandemic spreads, according to Alexios Mantzarlis of the Google News Lab. “Uncertainty and fear make us all more susceptible to inaccurate information, so we’re supporting fact-checkers as they address heightened demand for their work,” Mantzarlis said. A Poynter Institute report last year on the state of fact-checking indicated that ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: I Have Lost ‘Close Friends,’ Says Anthony Joshua ChannelsTv |Sports
    (File) Anthony Joshua speaks during the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP     Unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, says he has lost ‘close friends’ to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles holder revealed this in a video on his YouTube channel where he urged people to stay safe as the pandemic sweeps across the globe. The boxer, who also wished a speedy recovery to those who have tested positive for the disease, described COVID-19 as ‘no joke’. “Wherever you are in ... more
  • 1 day Lassa Fever: 185 Killed, 951 Cases Confirmed In 2020 – NCDC ChannelsTv
    File photo     A total of 185 people have died of Lassa fever with 951 cases confirmed in the country since the beginning of the year 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in its latest situation report on the disease for week 13 posted on its Twitter handle on Thursday. It noted that the number of new cases confirmed decreased from 28 cases in week 12 to 19 cases in the reporting week. According to the agency, the new cases were reported in eight states of Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Taraba, Plateau, Kogi, and ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19 Lockdown: Buhari Orders Finance Ministry To Pay Salaries ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to pay March salaries following his movement restriction in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja. The President gave the directive while meeting the COVID-19 Impact Assessment Committee on Thursday to review the effect of the outbreak on the economy. He urged the ministry to ensure that critical infrastructures are protected and as much as possible. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting in Abuja said the President further directed that measures be put in place to ... more
  • 1 day Presidential Task Force Briefs Nigerians On Coronavirus ChannelsTv
    The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing in Abuja on April 2, 2020.     The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday gave an update on the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The briefing held in Abuja while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave the opening remark. It had in attendance some members of the task force, including the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.  ... more
  • 1 day Contributions To Coalition Against COVID-19 Relief Fund Hit N15bn ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo of CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele.   Monetary contributions to the account set up at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) have hit N15billion. A statement issued on behalf of the coalition by the Director, corporate communications, Central Bank of Nigeria, Isaac Okorafor, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, listed 37 donors, including individuals, banks and other corporates. READ ALSO: COVID-19: FG Asks Elon Musk, Tesla For Ventilators A breakdown of the contributions showed that the Central Bank of Nigeria and Aliko Dangote donated N2billion each, ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: AfDB Approves $2m Emergency Assistance For WHO ChannelsTv
      The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Tuesday approved $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts. The grant, which is in response to an international appeal by the WHO, will be used by the world body to equip Regional Member Countries to prevent, rapidly detect, investigate, contain and manage detected cases of COVID-19. It is one part of several Bank interventions to help member countries address the pandemic which, while slow to arrive in Africa, ... more
  • 1 day ‘Your Prayers Are Helping Me Recover,’ Immigration CG Speaks On Battle With COVID-19 ChannelsTv
    (FILE) Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Muhammed Babandede, speaks during an interview with Channels Television.   The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has appreciated friends and families for their prayers since he got infected with the Coronavirus. Babandede in a video, which he released on Wednesday night share an update on how he is recovering. “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I will like to thank all my friends, loved ones, officers and men, Muslims and Christians in Nigeria and abroad for the enormous prayers for my quick recovery. “I am very grateful for your prayers. In reality, ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19 Lockdown: Do Not Trample On The Rights Of Citizens – IGP ChannelsTv
      The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has cautioned officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders to ensure that the rights of Nigerians are not infringed upon under any pretext. This is according to statement by Force Spokesman, DCP  Frank Mba. In the statement on Thursday, the DCP Mba further revealed that persons on essential duties, duly exempted from the restriction orders, should be accorded due courtesies and unfettered access to and fro their places of duty. According to Mr Mba, the IGP noted that ... more
  • 1 day Indonesia Frees 18,000 Inmates From Bursting Jails Over COVID-19 Fears ChannelsTv |World
    Health officials take samples of saliva and nasal fluid from a resident (L) to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus in Tangerang on April 2, 2020. FAJRIN RAHARJO / AFP.   Indonesia has released 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison system, authorities said Thursday. The mass release comes days after the Southeast Asian nation said it would free more than 30,000 inmates to take pressure off prisons and jails beset by unsanitary conditions and long at risk of infectious diseases. The UN has called on countries to release vulnerable inmates, ... more
  • 1 day UK Man Jailed For Six Months For Ambulance Theft ChannelsTv |World
      A man has been jailed for six months for stealing personal protective equipment, including face masks, from an ambulance, police in London said on Thursday. Mark Manley, 35, pleaded guilty to theft, public order offences and assaulting a security guard who challenged him about the incident near a south London hospital last Saturday evening. The Metropolitan Police said he took a bag containing items including masks, paper suits and hand gel from the ambulance but some of the items were unusable because of contamination. He was sentenced at a court hearing in Croydon, south London, on Monday, it ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Doctors Warn Of Malaria Drug Scarcity ChannelsTv |World
      Limited global stocks of two anti-malarial drugs could wreck plans to use the medicines, currently in clinical trials, to treat COVID-19, doctors cautioned on Thursday. Around the world, countries are expanding access to chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which are used to treat malaria and are known to have anti-viral properties. The medicines have shown early promise against the COVID-19 illness in studies in France and China. CQ, which is the less toxic of the two, is also used as an anti-inflammatory to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, purposes it is primarily known for outside the ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus Death Toll In Spain Tops 10,000 – Govt ChannelsTv |World
    Medical workers wearing protective gear visit a residence of people with suspected symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus to take samples.Jung Yeon-je / AFP   The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged past 10,000 on Thursday after a record of 950 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 110,000 mark, the government said. Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy, with the virus so far claiming 10,003 lives although the rate of new infections and deaths continued its downward trend, the health ministry figures showed. The number of new infections increased by 7.9 ... more
  • 2 days Israel Health Minister Contracts COVID-19, Netanyahu Re-enters Quarantine ChannelsTv |World
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on November 3, 2019./AFP   Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a leading member of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to re-enter precautionary quarantine, officials said Thursday. Netanyahu’s previous quarantine, imposed earlier this week after one of his staffers tested positive for the novel coronavirus, had ended Wednesday night, his office said. The premier’s new seven-day self-isolation was imposed following his contacts with the 71-year-old Litzman, the prime minister’s office said. Litzman of the Gur Hassidic ... more
  • 2 days More Than 500,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Europe ChannelsTv |World
      More than 500,000 coronavirus infections have been diagnosed in Europe, over half the global total, according to a tally by AFP from official sources at 1000 GMT Thursday. The continent has recorded 508,271 cases and 34,571 COVID-19 deaths, compared to global figures of 940,815 and 47,836 respectively. The worst-hit countries are Italy with 13,155 fatalities and Spain with 10,003 — both have more than 100,000 confirmed infections. READ ALSO: Israel Health Minister Contracts COVID-19, Netanyahu Re-enters Quarantine However the true number of cases and deaths is likely far higher as many countries are only testing cases that require ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Lufthansa Puts 87,000 Workers On Reduced Hours ChannelsTv |World
    courtesy: lufthansa.com   European airline giant Lufthansa said Thursday it has placed 87,000 workers — more than 60 percent of its workforce — on government-backed shorter hours schemes, as air travel idles amid the coronavirus crisis. Among the group’s 135,000 employees, cabin crew, ground crew and for the first time ever pilots are all affected by the measure, a spokesman told AFP. Some 62,000 of the employees affected are in Germany, which doubled the number given on Friday of those who would work shorter hours until September. In addition to the flagship German brand Lufthansa and low-cost arm Eurowings, ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Lufthansa Puts 87,000 Workers On Reduced Hours ChannelsTv |Biz
    courtesy: lufthansa.com   European airline giant Lufthansa said Thursday it has placed 87,000 workers — more than 60 percent of its workforce — on government-backed shorter hours schemes, as air travel idles amid the coronavirus crisis. Among the group’s 135,000 employees, cabin crew, ground crew and for the first time ever pilots are all affected by the measure, a spokesman told AFP. Some 62,000 of the employees affected are in Germany, which doubled the number given on Friday of those who would work shorter hours until September. In addition to the flagship German brand Lufthansa and low-cost arm Eurowings, ... more
  • 2 days Togo Declares ‘State Of Emergency’ Over COVID-19 ChannelsTv |World
    File photo/ AFP.   President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo has declared a three-month “state of emergency” and curfew aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus. The tiny West African nation of eight million has so far recorded 36 confirmed infections and two deaths from the disease. Gnassingbe said in a televised address late Wednesday that the unprecedented move was “proof of the gravity of the situation that we face”. He said a curfew would be in place for an indefinite period from Thursday between 7pm and 6am. A 5,000-strong unit of security agents was being set up to tackle ... more
  • 2 days Seyi Makinde Did Not Contract COVID-19 At PDP Rally – Aide ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.   The Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, has explained that his principal did not contract the COVID-19 virus at the PDP rally held recently in Ibadan, the state capital. Adisa in an interview said there is no need to politicise the issue of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The governor is said to have contracted COVID-19 at the March 18 PDP South-West zonal unification rally doesn’t come to play, because there was no known incident of the virus in Oyo State at that time. “Also, ... more
  • 2 days Seyi Makinde Did Not Contract COVID-19 At PDP Rally – Aide ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.   The Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, has explained that his principal did not contract the COVID-19 virus at the PDP rally held recently in Ibadan, the state capital. Adisa in an interview said there is no need to politicise the issue of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The governor is said to have contracted COVID-19 at the March 18 PDP South-West zonal unification rally doesn’t come to play, because there was no known incident of the virus in Oyo State at that time. “Also, ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Plateau Shuts Entry And Exit Points ChannelsTv
    A file photos of Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong.   Plateau State Government has directed the closure of all border entry points into the state with effect from Thursday 2nd of April 2020. Secretary to the government, Professor Danladi Atu in a briefing on actions in response to the ravaging COVID-19, noted that there will be no exit or entrance into the state except those on essential services that are to be cleared by security agencies and preliminary test by health workers. READ ALSO: Ondo Shuts Borders Over COVID-19 He said the measure is to enable government intensify efforts ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: FG Asks Elon Musk, Tesla For Ventilators ChannelsTv
      As the battle against COVID-19 intensifies, governments around the world are seeking solutions to stop the spread of the virus and prevent further deaths from the pandemic. The Nigerian government has also been exploring various avenues from which help can come quickly before the war against the Coronavirus overwhelms the system. One of such interventions sought recently, is a reaching out to Technology Entrepreneur, Elon Reeve Musk, as well as to American electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla. READ ALSO: TY Danjuma Inaugurates Task Force For Victim Support Fund (VSF) Elon Musk had in a tweet via ... more
  • 2 days Ondo Shuts Borders Over COVID-19 ChannelsTv
      Ondo State has closed its borders neighbouring Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Ogun states over the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure takes effective from 6.00pm on Thursday, April 2. According to the state government, the directive which was given on Wednesday follows the rise in the number of persons infected by the virus. READ ALSO: Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Rise To 174 As NCDC Confirms 35 Infections In One Day In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, the decision was taken after observing the possibility of the disease spreading into the state. The closure of the ... more
  • 2 days Six-Week-Old Newborn Dies Of Coronavirus In US ChannelsTv |World
    File Photo: Medical workers bring a patient to a hospital. Angela Weiss / AFP   A six-week-old infant has died of complications relating to COVID-19, the governor of the US state of Connecticut said Wednesday, in one of the youngest recorded deaths from the virus. Governor Ned Lamont tweeted that the newborn was “brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived.” “Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was COVID-19 positive,” Lamont said. “This is absolutely heartbreaking. We believe this is one of the youngest lives lost anywhere due to complications relating to COVID-19.” ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19 Lockdown: Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Others Over Power Supply ChannelsTv
      As Nigerians continue to clamour for better power supply especially following the stay-at-home order by the Federal government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has met with the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The meeting which held on Wednesday sought to address some of the issues regarding electricity, as well as a viral video by Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh. In the video, Ameh lamented over the poor electricity supply to Nigerians during the ongoing lockdown in ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Police Warn Ogun Residents Against Violation Of Lockdown Policy ChannelsTv
        The Ogun State Police Command has warned residents of the state against restricting the lockdown order of the government. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson, said the Command is ready to enforce readiness to enforce the policy put in place by state government to contain the spread of coronavirus. READ ALSO: COVID-19: Emir Of Kano Asks Residents To Observe Personal Hygiene, Social Distancing CP Ebrimson stated this on Wednesday while leading his men and officers on the enforcement of the intra movement of human and goods at border towns of the state with Lagos ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Emir Of Kano Asks Residents To Observe Personal Hygiene, Social Distancing ChannelsTv
    Emir Ado Bayero is the 15th Emir of Kano.   The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has called on residents to continue to observe all the necessary preventive measures and obey all instructions from health practitioners to prevent being infected by the Coronavirus. While addressing the people on Wednesday, the Emir expressed concern over the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. He said that the emirate has directed all district, village heads and religious leaders to continue to closely monitor the people and report any suspicious symptoms to the health experts. READ ALSO: Doctor Dies of ... more
  • 2 days Ondo Shuts Borders Over COVID-19 ChannelsTv
    Ondo is a state in Southwest Nigeria.   Ondo State has closed its borders neighbouring Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Ogun states over the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure will be effective from 6.00 pm on Thursday, April 2. According to the state government, the directive which was given on Wednesday follows the rise in the number of persons infected by the virus. In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, the decision was taken after observing the possibility of the disease spreading into the state. The closure of the border means no vehicles will be allowed ... more
  • 2 days Just In: Doctor Dies of Lassa Fever In Edo State ChannelsTv
    File Photo   The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has confirmed the death of one of its members from Lassa fever. President of the Association, Aliyu Sokomba told Channels Television that the medical doctor who worked in Benue state, died today at the Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo state due to complications of Lassa fever he contracted while treating infected patients. He also said that few other doctors have also lost their lives to the deadly disease. READ ALSO: Nigeria Records 12 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases Rise To 151 The NARD President also raised a concern that many ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Medical Doctor Dies of Lassa Fever In Edo ChannelsTv
      A medical doctor has died of Lassa fever in Edo State. The President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Dr Aliyu Sokomba, confirmed this to Channels Television on Wednesday. Details shortly. ... more
  • 2 days Lagos Govt Extends Filing Of Annual Returns Over COVID-19 Pandemic ChannelsTv |Biz
      Lagos State Government has extended the deadline for the filing of annual returns for individual taxpayers over the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on Tuesday by the State Inland Revenue Service, the initial target for the submission which was slated for April 1 (today) has been moved to May 31. According to LIRS Chairman, Mr. Ayodele Subair, the extension of the deadline of the annual returns is in response to appeals made by taxpayers as well as a policy shift by the agency to assuage the effect of COVID-19 on the taxpayers and residents of the state. ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19 Lockdown: Markets To Open Between 10:00am and 2:00pm Daily – FG ChannelsTv
      The Federal Government has announced that all markets in states where a lockdown was imposed (Lagos, FCT and Ogun) will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily. The National Co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, said this on Wednesday during a briefing by members of the task force. “For markets, only shops and stalls selling food and groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm,” he said. Meanwhile, for supermarkets and food stores, their opening hours must be between 10:00 am ... more
  • 2 days JOHESU Urges Health Workers To Join FG’s Fight Against COVID-19 ChannelsTv
      The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals(AHPA) has called on all health workers across Nigeria to support governments, both federal and states in curtailing the spread of the novel Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is according to letter jointly-signed by the national chairman and secretary of JOHESU, Comrade Bio Joy Josiah and Comrade Ekpebor Florence. In its letter, JOHESU thanked members in their courageous efforts so far, especially those at boarder/entry points, emergency units, ICU and in various Isolation Centres. READ ALSO: Beware Of Facebook Impostors, NDDC Warns JOHESU thanked its members for their resilience ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Cross River Approves N500m, Inaugurates Task Force ChannelsTv
      The Cross River State Government has approved N500million for the fight against coronavirus pandemic. The government also released 20 vehicles that will help in curbing the spread of the disease in the state. Speaking during the inauguration of the COVID-19 Response Team at the Government House in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade said the move is part of proactive measures to curtail the outbreak. According to Governor Ayade, the mandate of the Response Team is to safeguard the state against the global scourge. Ayade reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure that Cross River remained free from COVID-19. The governor ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: How To Report Security Officials Violating Human Rights During Lockdown ChannelsTv
    PHOTOS: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun   The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued directives on how Nigerians can report security agents who violate their human rights while enforcing the lockdown order given by President Muhammadu Buhari in some states. NHRC said it took the step following reported cases of human rights violations by security operatives enforcing the government’s directives on COVID-19. The human rights agency has, therefore, directed its staff to monitor and document all cases of human rights violations across the country for necessary action. READ ALSO: Buhari Orders Total Lockdown Of Lagos, Ogun And Abuja “Members of ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: UEFA Postpone All International Matches Scheduled For June ChannelsTv |World
    File photo Champions League   UEFA have made a move towards clearing the decks for the return of club football by announcing on Wednesday that all international matches that had been pushed back to June have now been postponed until further notice. “This includes the play-off matches for UEFA Euro 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women’s Euro 2021,” said European football’s governing body in a statement. “All other UEFA competition matches, including the centralised international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.” The decision followed a videoconference with Europe’s 55 member federations as part of discussions on how ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: UEFA Postpone All International Matches Scheduled For June ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo Champions League   UEFA have made a move towards clearing the decks for the return of club football by announcing on Wednesday that all international matches that had been pushed back to June have now been postponed until further notice. “This includes the play-off matches for UEFA Euro 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women’s Euro 2021,” said European football’s governing body in a statement. “All other UEFA competition matches, including the centralised international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.” The decision followed a videoconference with Europe’s 55 member federations as part of discussions on how ... more
  • 2 days Wimbledon Cancelled Due To Coronavirus – Organisers ChannelsTv |Sports
      Wimbledon chiefs on Wednesday cancelled the Grand Slam tournament for the first time since World War II as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. “It is with great regret that the main board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the committee of management of the Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic,” the organisers said in a statement. The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam tournament leaves the tennis season in disarray. All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt ... more
  • 2 days Wimbledon Cancelled Due To Coronavirus – Organisers ChannelsTv |World
      Wimbledon chiefs on Wednesday cancelled the Grand Slam tournament for the first time since World War II as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. “It is with great regret that the main board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the committee of management of the Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic,” the organisers said in a statement. The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam tournament leaves the tennis season in disarray. All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt ... more
  • 2 days Measles Threat Grows Amid COVID-19 Crisis – Vaccine Group ChannelsTv |World
      With all eyes on the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus, health experts fear a drop in routine vaccinations could fuel other, potentially deadlier outbreaks of diseases like measles. With nearly half of the world’s population told to stay at home, many parents are having to postpone taking their children in for routine immunisations, while big vaccine drives have been halted, leaving many vulnerable to a range of infectious diseases. “Measles is probably number one in my worry list at the current time,” Seth Berkley, who heads the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, told AFP in an interview. He ... more
  • 2 days Measles Threat Grows Amid COVID-19 Crisis – Vaccine Group ChannelsTv
      With all eyes on the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus, health experts fear a drop in routine vaccinations could fuel other, potentially deadlier outbreaks of diseases like measles. With nearly half of the world’s population told to stay at home, many parents are having to postpone taking their children in for routine immunisations, while big vaccine drives have been halted, leaving many vulnerable to a range of infectuous diseases. “Measles is probably number one in my worry list at the current time,” Seth Berkley, who heads the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, told AFP in an interview. He ... more
  • 2 days UK Records Over 500 Daily COVID-19 Deaths For First Time ChannelsTv |World
    A member of the ambulance services assists in moving a patient from an ambulance to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on March 31, 2020, as the country is under lockdown due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Tolga AKMEN / AFP.   Britain reported 563 daily coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, bringing the total fatalities to 2,352, according to official figures. “As of 5pm (1600 GMT) on 31 March, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,352 have sadly died,” the health ministry said on its official ... more
  • 2 days Beware Of Facebook Impostors, NDDC Warns ChannelsTv
      The Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), has alerted members of the public to the fraudulent activities of some dubious individuals who impersonate the Commission’s Acting Managing Director, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, in dishonest Facebook Accounts. According to a statement by NDDC’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Obi Odili, two such duplicitous Facebook accounts used to deceive members of the public, promising them jobs and contracts in NDDC, were operated by a so-called “Dr. Alfred of SDG” with phone number 08148615295. Mr. Odili revealed in his communique on Wednesday that the Truecaller App identified the phone number ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Kenya President Sorry For Police Violence ChannelsTv |World
    Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta gives a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC on February 5, 2020. Eric BARADAT / AFP.   Kenya’s president on Wednesday apologised for violence meted out by police following the declaration of a nationwide curfew last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. “I want to apologise to all Kenyans for… some excesses that were conducted,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a live broadcast from State House, during which he also introduced two young Kenyan coronavirus survivors. “But I want to assure you that if we work together, if we all understand that ... more
  • 2 days Syria War Records Lowest Monthly Death Toll In 9 Years ChannelsTv |World
    A Syrian walks on the rubble of a building following a regime airstrike on Ariha town in Syria’s last major opposition bastion of Idlib on January 15, 2020. Regime airstrikes on Syria’s last major opposition bastion killed at least nine civilians Wednesday, striking bustling areas of Idlib city despite a fresh Russian-sponsored truce, a war monitor said. Omar HAJ KADOUR / AFP   The war in Syria killed 103 civilians in March, marking the lowest monthly non-combatant death toll since the start of the conflict in 2011, a war monitor said Wednesday. Of the total deaths, some 51 people ... more
  • 2 days China Lockdown May Have Blocked 700,000 Coronavirus Cases – Research ChannelsTv |World
      China’s decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of the virus, researchers said Tuesday. China’s decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of the virus, researchers said Tuesday. Drastic Chinese control measures in the first 50 days of the epidemic bought other cities across the country valuable time to prepare and install their own restrictions, according to the ... more
  • 3 days Europe Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 30,000 ChannelsTv |World
    Nurses push a patient on a stretcher into the ‘Clinique CHC MontLegia’ building, part of the relocation of the ‘Clinique Saint-Joseph’ hospital in Liege, on March 20, 2020 in Liege, as the country battles against the Covid-19 outbreak caused by the novel Coronavirus. BRUNO FAHY / various sources / AFP / Belgium OUT.   The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, more than three-quarters of the deaths registered in Italy and Spain, according to an AFP tally at 0700 GMT Wednesday using official figures. A total of 30,063 deaths have been recorded in Europe out ... more
  • 3 days Spain Death Toll Hits 9,053 As Coronavirus Cases Pass 100,000 ChannelsTv |World
    Healthcare workers dealing with the new coronavirus crisis in Spain, hug each other as they are cheered on by people outside La Fe hospital in Valencia on March 26, 2020.   The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 9,000 on Wednesday after a record 864 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 100,000 mark, the government said. Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy, with the virus so far claiming 9,053 lives and the number of confirmed cases reaching 102,136. But on a day-to-day basis, the rate of new infections continued ... more
  • 3 days Sports Minister Mourns As Paralympic Gold Medalist Ndidi Nwosu Dies ChannelsTv |Sports
    Ndidi was one of Nigeria’s stars at Rio Paralympic Games in 2016. Photo: Twitter@Making of Champions.   Nigeria’s Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medalist, Ndidi Nwosu, has died after battle with illness. Ndidi’s death was confirmed by a former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), Queen Uboh-Idris. According to Uboh-Idris, she was called and informed of the development which took place on March 1st in Owerri by the husband of the powerlifter, Ikechukwu Nwosu. READ ALSO: COVID-19: Three Suspected Cases Test Negative In Delta She told Brila FM that Ndidi sustained an injury from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Ganduje Inaugurates Fund Raising Committee To Provide Support For Residents ChannelsTv
    Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, spoke to reporters on Friday, February 7, 2020.   The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has inaugurated a 38-member Fund Raising Committee to assist those affected by the border closure and other measures taken by the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. According to the governor, this would help to cushion the effect of the safety measures being put in place. “We need to run away from what I can describe as a stomach virus. It is therefore for this reason that we are making all these moves now. ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Three Suspected Cases Test Negative In Delta ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Photo: Twitter-@IAOkowa   Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday disclosed that three suspected cases of the COVID-19 in the state had tested negative. Okowa made this known via his verified Facebook page. The governor had in a Coronavirus Update broadcast on Tuesday, said that the state was expecting results of three patients who reportedly exhibited symptoms of the virus from Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo, where their samples were taken for investigation. He said the state would continue to be on red alert to forestall any outbreak of the ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Taraba Govt Shuts Down Markets, Worship Centres ChannelsTv
    Taraba is a state in Nigeria’s North-East region.   Taraba State government has ordered the closure of all markets, shops and worship centres in the state over coronavirus. The shutdown is expected to commence from Thursday, April 2. At a press briefing on Tuesday, the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, said the move is a precautionary step by the state government to stop the spread of COVID-19. He, however, warned that the measure taken should not be allowed to cause panic buying, hoarding or hike in prices of goods and services. READ ALSO: COVID-19: Dantata Donates N300m To Support Kano ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Dantata Donates N300m To Support Kano Residents ChannelsTv
      Barely 24 hours after the inauguration of the fund raising committee on COVID-19 in Kano State by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, individuals and corporate organisations have started responding positively. An elder statesman and billionaire business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata, on Tuesday announced a donation of N300million to the committee. In addition, Kano-based businessmen, Alhaji Abba Sumaila and Alhaji Abubakar Dalhatu, Chairman Al-Amsad Group, also donated 500 sacks of spaghetti and N5million respectively. READ ALSO: COVID-19: Give Nigerians Airtime And Data To Soothe Their Pains, Keyamo Tells MTN, Others The state Commissioner of Information Muhammad Garba, confirmed this ... more
  • 3 days Ex-Olympique Marseille President Pape Diouf Dies Of Coronavirus ChannelsTv |Sports
    File: This file photo taken on February 04, 2014 in Marseille shows former president of Marseille football club “l’Olympique de Marseille” Pape Diouf. Pape Diouf, 68-year-old died after contracting the COVID-19 disease, his familly announced on March 31, 2020. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP   Former Marseille, President Pape Diouf, has died aged 68 after contracting the new coronavirus, a family source told AFP on Tuesday. Diouf, who was born in Chad but had French and Senegalese citizenship, led the club between 2005-2009 and helped build the side who lifted the Ligue 1 title in 2010. He was hospitalised in ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: UN Announces Emergency Response For IDPs In North-East ChannelsTv
    A file photo of UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon. Photo: Twitter-@EdwardKallon   The United Nations in Nigeria on Tuesday declared it is taking emergency preparedness and response measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. These measures will also address immediate humanitarian consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in case it spreads to north-east Nigeria. “We will not wait for COVID-19 to reach camps for internally displaced persons before we act. READ ALSO: COVID-19: We Are All Vulnerable, NFF President Cautions “They have already suffered enough from ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: We Are All Vulnerable, NFF President Cautions ChannelsTv |Sports
    File: President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick   Everyone is vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has warned.  Pinnick said this in a video message to football fans in the country posted on the official Twitter handle of the NFF. In the video, Pinnick described the challenges brought by COVID-19 as unprecedented, warning that “we are all vulnerable to this pandemic.” READ ALSO: Buhari, Osinbajo Have Been Earning Half Salaries – Adesina According to the former Delta Football Association (FA) boss, despite the fame, joy and ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Ganduje Monitors Border Closure Enforcement, Orders Arrest Of Defaulters ChannelsTv
    Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, monitors the enforcement exercise at one of the state’s borders on Mach 31, 2020.     The Kano State Government has ordered the arrest of some persons who defied the boundary closure directive given by the state government on Friday, March 27, as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19. The defaulters were caught at different locations of the road coming into the state by the governor himself, Abdullahi Ganduje, who was at the boundary town linking Kano and Kaduna State. They included drivers of two tippers, two trucks, two buses, ... more
  • 3 days Yahaya Replaces Adeniyi As Operation Lafiya Dole Commander ChannelsTv
    A file photo of soldiers travelling in a truck.     The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment and appointments of some of its senior officers. Among those affected in the massive shake-up was the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi. Adeniyi was replaced by Major General Faruk Yahaya who would serve as the eighth Theatre Commander of the operation. The Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday. He explained that the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai approved the postings as a routine exercise ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Abba Kyari Seems Well And Happy – Lagos Commissioner ChannelsTv
    Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, attends the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House in Abuja on July 25, 2018.   The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has said that the Chief Of Staff to the President Abba Kyari, who last week tested positive for the Coronavirus disease, is recuperating and seems well and happy. The Commissioner said this on Tuesday while fielding questions from journalists. He, however, noted that he is unaware of Mr. Kyari’s current location but the two are in constant communication over strategic issues. READ ALSO: Abba Kyari ... more
  • 3 days First COVID-19 Patient In Oyo Discharged ChannelsTv
      The Oyo State government has announced the recovery and discharge of the index-case of COVID-19 in the state. The patient was released after completion of treatment at the Agbami Chest Hospital isolation centre in Ibadan, the state capital. “The patient who returned from America had initially tested negative but tested positive after the second test. “The index case had been in self-isolation at a private residence in Ibadan until he was transferred to the Isolation centre at Agbami, Jericho area of Ibadan on March 23, 2020,” the Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa disclosed this in a statement issued ... more
  • 3 days Buhari, Osinbajo Have Been Earning Half Salaries – Adesina ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.     President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have been receiving half of their monthly salaries before the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this during an interview on Politics Today. “Already, the President and the Vice President are earning 50 per cent of their salaries, they are not earning 100 per cent,” he stated on Tuesday during the Channels Television political programme. Adesina explained that both leaders opted to be paid half ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: We Don’t Have Any Patient In Need Of Ventilators In Lagos – Health Commissioner ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. Photo: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi   As Nigeria continues to battle the spread of the COVID-19 disease, the Lagos State Commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, has given a breakdown of the situation in the state. At a briefing on Tuesday, he announced that most of the cases in the state are not severe as they are not in need of ventilators. “Most of our patients are experiencing a very mild to moderate degree of illness. “Infact, we don’t have anybody that is requiring ventilation at the moment which is ... more
  • 3 days Osinbajo Defends Buhari, Says Lockdown Order Is Backed By Law ChannelsTv
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo addresses Nigerians in New York on June 23, 2019.   Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has defended President Muhammadu Buhari over the lockdown on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun States. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said the order restricting movements is quite unnecessary as the action taken is not only important but very well backed by the Nigerian laws. “Regarding the legality of the shutdowns announced by the President (on Sunday), I think it is entirely legal. These steps ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Security Operatives Foil Attempted Jailbreak In Kaduna ChannelsTv
      Security operatives in Kaduna State have foiled an attempted jailbreak by some inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service in the state capital. The incident occurred at about 1pm on Tuesday. This prompted operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NCDC) and soldiers to block all roads leading to the correctional facility located along Independence Way. Following the incident, the inmates reportedly embarked on a violent protest inside the facility, demanding their release due to fear of being infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). The Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Command of Nigerian Correctional Service, Nathaniel Gagas, ... more
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