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The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on Covid-19 has released the guidelines for the ease of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT. The ease of the lockdown is expected to come into effect next Monday being May 4. The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Booss Mustapha said that […]

Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA, Resource Centre has expressed worry that the palliatives being distributed by Federal and State Governments in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak may not be reaching the poor. In a statement, the group’s Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju said there are about ninety million poor Nigerians whose conditions have been […]

A local cure for the dreaded Coronavirus disease may soon be established in Nigeria. This is because research on a local cure has reached advanced stage at the Federal University in Jigawa. The school authority said it had commenced the clinical trial of a plant-based COVID-19 medicine. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fatima Batul Mukhtar in a […]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives has established a COVID 19 Strategic Response Team. The team had a mandate to develop interventions and reforms as well as update the Legislative Agenda, to reflect the post Covid 19 realities and priorities. The Speaker of the House, Mr Gbajabiamila made this known at the emergency session […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has started using Cobas system at the National Reference Laboratory to test for COVID-19. In a tweet, the agency says that it will enable it conduct nine hundred and eighty tests within eight hours. Cobas is a system used for a real-time test aimed at qualitative detection […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their son. A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Johnson and his partner said both mother and baby are doing very well. Report says Mr Johnson, who has just recovered from coronavirus, was present during the birth at a hospital in London. […]

A coalition of labour movements and over seventy civil society groups have launched a new group to campaign for and protect the interests of workers and the poor against the economic impact COVID-19. The new coalition launched today is known as Alliance on Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond. It’s interim Chairman is Mr Femi Falana, SAN, […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Kaduna State has rejected deduction of twenty five per cent from salaries of senior civil servants in the state, asking Governor Nasir El-Rufai to return the deducted fund or face action from the Union. Kaduna State Government had at the weekend announced it would deduct twenty five per cent […]

A fire that engulfed a warehouse under construction in the South Korean city of Icheon has claimed at least thirty six lives . South Korean media say that the blaze was caused by an explosion of flammable material being used in the installation of insulation in a basement. All the victims are believed to be […]

Oyo State government has decried the dearth of reagents to test blood samples for Covid-19. The governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde said that the shortage of reagents was delaying the processing of COVID-19 tests. Governor Makinde said on his Twitter handle that the scarcity had caused a backlog of three hundred out of the seven hundred […]

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