COVID-19: Nollywood’s budding actress dies at Isolation Center

Budding actress, Sotonye Green’s death is the first COVID-19 recorded death in the movie industry. Rivers State born actress, who featured in a movie titled ‘Blood in the Lagoon’, was said to have been taken to Yaba Isolation Centre in Lagos but there was allegation that, the medical staff paid little attention to her case due to issues bothering on bribe. According to her friend, Debby King who claimed to have taken the actress to the Isolation Centre, she alleged ‘ineptitude.’ A sad Debby King on her Instagram page, announced…

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“Why Nigeria cannot produce COVID-19 vaccines”

‌ Huge investment and technologies which are not readily available in Nigeria, are parts of the reasons why Nigeria may not be able to produce COVID-19 vaccines at present. These are the words of the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib. He said, “There are questions around why Nigeria is not producing COVID-19 vaccines. I want to put on record that the process of producing a vaccine is very complex and complicated. It requires massive investment that has not been done for many…

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Covid-19: Comedian Ali Baba shares his experience after he recovers

Frontline comedian, Akpobome Atunyota popularly known as Alibaba has shared his experience with coronavirus via Instagram post on his page, reminding everyone of the need to continue to keep safe as Covid-19 is not a joke or scam as widely speculated by many Nigerians. In the video, he sympathized with all those who have loved a lost one to the virus and also warned Nigerians about the second wave of Covid that has been reported to be deadlier than the first wave. Reminding all to continue to wear their masks,…

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NAFDAC rules out clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has ruled out the possibility of conducting a local clinical trial on the proposed N400bn vaccines before administering them on Nigerians. The agency said since the World Health Organisation had approved the vaccines there might not be need to conduct another clinical trial on the vaccines. It, however, said it would subject vaccines, which the Federal Government may likely spend N400bn to procure, to proper revalidation before administering them on Nigerians. NAFDAC’s Media Consultant, Sayo Akintola, said “owing to the…

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Covid-19: FG orders civil servants to stay at home for five weeks

Federal civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below have been ordered to stay at home for the next five weeks. This directive was came from the Federal Government through the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha in a statement on Monday. He also announced that all schools would remain closed till January 18. Mustapha also said restrictions have been placed on social and religious gatherings for five weeks. He said, “Encourage virtual meetings in government offices. The leadership of such offices are to ensure that…

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COVID-19: Gov. Sanwoolu orders restriction for churches, mosques, parties and civil servants

The rising cases of COVID-19 pandemic in recent times due to second wave of the virus has made the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu express concerns, saying the state could not afford to lose the gains as well as relax the battle against the pandemic in the state. Sanwo-Olu, who is on isolation, and also recovering from the virus, announced his stable health condition in a statement he personally signed, expressing gratitude to all well wishers with assurance to get back soon to his normal official work. The statement…

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NCDC on COVID-19: Everyone from age 6 should wear a face mask

Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said that everyone above six years of age should always wear a face mask. This is coming as the World Health Organization, WHO, has warned of a “further resurgence” of COVID-19 cases in early 2021. In a series of tweets on its official Twitter handle, the Centre urged school authorities, parents, teachers, workers and students to take responsibility to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu who also lamented the surge in COVID-19 cases said the country…

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Covid-19: Kaduna State shutdown schools

‌ Following the upsurge of the Covid-19 that has been recorded in Kaduna State in recent times, the state government has announced the closure of schools across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state as announced by the State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Makarfi. The statement directed all schools in the state to close as from Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Makarfi said the measure was taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic following its second wave in the state. The Commissioner in a statement issued on…

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We need to know if Buhari is medically fit as president -Ezekwesili

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group and former presidential aspirant in the 2019 general elections, explained that she requested for the full disclosure on the state of mental and physical health of President Muhammadu Buhari following the killing of farmers/fishermen on November 28 at Zabarmari community in Borno State and his administration’s recurrent failure to provide a credible response to the spate of massacres in the country. The former vice president of World Bank lamented the rate at which citizens are being killed without…

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Plastic surgery palaver: Lagos doctor, Anu suspended indefinitely

Founder of a popular hospital based in Lekki axis in Lagos, Dr. Anuoluwapo Olufunmi Adepoju popularly known as Dr Anu on Social Media has been suspended by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) indefinitely from the medical profession in Nigeria with effect from 5th November 2020. The suspension Order was issued by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Investigation Panel pursuant to powers conferred on it by s15(3)c of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act Cap M8 LFN 2004. Dr Anuoluwapo is the owner and founder of the private…

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