Victotria Ayuwei

Alarming rise in coronavirus cases as states roll back lockdowns

    Coronavirus cases are rising in most states, according to numbers released by the NCDC, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the phased lockdown ease by the government. The NCDC announced 490...

Nigeria records highest daily count of new COVID-19 cases as virus spreads in states

    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control health officials confirmed 745 more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily count of cases reported since the pandemic began. Officials attributed the jump in cases to increased testing. NCDC also announced six new...

Ready, Set, Vote: I’m ready for any form of primary – Akeredolu

    The Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, has said he is ready for any form of primary election his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be adopting. The governor said he was sure God would give him victory. He made...

More than 500 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths in Nigeria

    On Saturday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, (NCDC) announced 501 new COVID-19 cases and 8 additional deaths. In total, there are 15,682 COVID-19 cases and 407 deaths related to the virus in Nigeria.   Breakdown by state and FCT Lagos-195 FCT-50 Kano-42...

Nigeria reports 17 deaths from coronavirus, its largest one-day total yet

    Nigeria had its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic to date, as it reported 17 confirmed deaths on Wednesday. In addition to the new deaths, the nation reported 409 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.   Nigeria's total number of cases now stands...

Rapists go free if they marry their victims in at least 9 countries

    If the law is a reflection of normative attitudes toward women, gender and family, then Turkey’s most recent “marry your rapist” bill accurately captures the situation women face globally.  The bill first debated in January 2020 provide an amnesty...

Nigeria sees highest one-day increase in coronavirus cases since pandemic began

  The number of positive coronavirus cases continued to climb in Nigeria on Tuesday. According to Tuesday’s 11 p.m. update from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, the number of positive coronavirus patients in the country jumped from 12,801 on Monday...

Coronavirus cases rise in Nigeria as lockdown eases

  Part of Nigeria’s success in blunting the spread of a coronavirus outbreak had been a fierce lockdown — the largest in Africa, with over 200 million people under the restrictions. But the government has loosened the rules over the...

In spite of blackmail, we ‘ll not give up NDDC probe – Senate 

  In spite of blackmail, the National Assembly says it will not suspend its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).   It said no amount of blackmail against the lawmakers or the institution of the National Assembly would stop ongoing...

For Second Straight Day, Nigeria Surpasses 300 New Cases of Coronavirus

  The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria surpassed 300 for the second consecutive day on Sunday and the number of deaths increased by at least 14. NCDC health officials reported 307 new confirmed cases, and 3007 recoveries so...

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Post-Covid-19 initiatives for creative industry will be implemented, says Information Minister 

  Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has given avowed commitment for a diligent implementation of the post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee recommendations for the Creative...

Nigeria Sovereign lnvestment Authority’s total assets hits N649.8bn 

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) says it records total assets growth from N617.7 billion in 2018 to N649.84 billion at the close of...

Remdesivir first coronavirus drug to receive EU approval 

The first drug to treat severe cases of Covid-19 in the European Union has been given the green light, with the European Commission approving...

COVID-19: Poor sensitization, advocacy at grassroots may hinder fight – Monarch

  Poor public sensitization, enlightenment and advocacy may have dogged the fight against the COVI9-19 pandemic particularly at the grassroots, a monarch has said.   According to...