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WHO suspends trials of hydroxychloroquine, citing safety

    The World Health Organization announced Monday a "temporary pause" on the inclusion of an anti-malarial drug. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a news conference that the executive group overseeing the organization's "Solidarity" trial of experimental treatments decided Saturday to...

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travels from Brazil

  President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that it was restricting entry for travelers from Brazil, which ranks only behind the United States in the number of coronavirus cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University database. In a White House proclamation,...

New Study: No evidence hydroxychloroquine treats covid-19

  A large observational study involving 96,000 patients in the United States of America shows no evidence that an antimalarial drug treats the coronavirus. The study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal lancet shows hydroxychloroquine can actually cause harm and was linked to...

U.S President Trump demands governors allow churches to open

  President Donald Trump on Friday commanded America's governors to immediately reopen churches and other places of worship closed by the coronavirus pandemic, threatening to "override" the state leaders if they refused to follow his directive. “If they don't do it...

President Buhari spending Eid-el-Fitr with family at home

  President Muhammadu Buhari will be spending the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations with his family at home. This is in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, put in place "to save lives and protect people from all dangers." This...

Many states begin reopening as coronavirus cases continue to climb in Nigeria

  The coronavirus death toll in Nigeria rose by 11 on Thursday, as some states commence Phase One of reopening. NCDC health officials announced 339 new COVID-19 cases and ELEVEN new deaths Thursday night. The NCDC reports 7,016 confirmed cases and 211deaths...

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s Death Toll At 200 As Cases Nationally Pass 6,650

  The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC,  said Wednesday night that the death toll in the country from coronavirus has reached 200, with the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide now at 6,677.       284 new cases of #COVID19; 199-Lagos...

Nigeria reports 226 new coronavirus cases

          226 new cases of #COVID19; 131-Lagos 25-Ogun 15-Plateau 11-Edo 7-Kaduna 6-Oyo 5-FCT 5-Adamawa 4-Jigawa 4-Ebonyi 4-Borno 3-Nasarawa 2-Bauchi 2-Gombe 1-Enugu 1-Bayelsa

Trump threatens to make suspension of WHO funding permanent

  President Donald Trump threatened to permanently end funding to the World Health Organization and reconsider the country's membership in the global health body in a Monday letter criticizing the organization for its coronavirus response.   The letter, which Trump publicly revealed...

NCDC has tested 33,970 specimens for coronavirus in Nigeria

    How many coronavirus tests have been conducted in Nigeria? For the first time since February, the federal government has an answer. The Nigeria Centers for Disease Control, NCDC, now say that 33,970 coronavirus tests have been conducted nationwide. These...
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Pres. Buhari seeks NASS nod for fresh $5.5bn foreign loan

A request for a fresh external loan of $5.513 billion has been forwarded to the Nigerian House of Representatives...
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Nigeria reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, over 385 more cases

  According to the NCDC as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nigeria now has 8,733 cases of COVID-19 with 2,501 recoveries. The NCDC announced 389 new cases.     Lagos-256...

Continental Reinsurance firm Honours Top African Journalists at Virtual Awards Ceremony

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri A Leading Pan African Reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc, has honoured winners of its 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards at...

Alleged corruption at AfDB : I’m unperturbed, innocent, says Dr Adesina

        In spite of spirited efforts in some quarters to tarnish his reputation and prejudice the bank’s governance procedures, the President of the African Development...

COVID-19: FG to amend National Endowment for the Arts Act

  In a bid meet the demands of the creative sector and reposition it post-COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it will soon send a...