Category National Issue

COVID-19: FG Announces Date For Domestic Flights To Resume Operations | See Details

The Federal Government has announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, revealed this in a statement released on Wednesday, July 1. According to the minister, the Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic

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FG Increases Pump Price Of Petrol | Details

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price was primarily due to the increase

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COVID-19: Should You Wear a Face Mask While Exercising? Here’s What The WHO Says

Face masks have become an everyday part of our lives, but since they’re relatively new for most people, many people still have questions about when and how you should wear them. Also, many people worry about the safety of wearing

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National Assembly Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs | Details

The 100% hike in electricity tariff slated to commence today, Wednesday, July 1, has been put on hold, Vanguard gathers. The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from

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New Study Links COVID-19 To Serious Psychiatric & Neurological Complications In Younger Adults

A new research has linked a wide range of serious psychiatric and neurological complications, including stroke, psychosis, and a dementia-like syndrome is tied to the coronavirus disease. According to Global News, the study reveals how aggressively COVID-19 can attack beyond

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Breaking News: FG Eases Lockdown on Travel & Education Sectors | See Details

The Federal government has extended the ease of lockdown beginning from today, Tuesday, June 30 to July 29. Announcing this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, the National Co-ordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said the extension

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Nigerians To Pay More For Electricity Consumption -Minister Of Power, Sale Mamman Insists

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman has insisted that Nigerians will pay higher electricity tariff from July this year. The minister made this known in his presentation at an investigative public hearing on: “Power Sector Recovery Plan and the Impact

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FG To Announce Next Phase Of Eased Lockdown Today, June 30

The Federal government will announce the next phase of the eased lockdown today, June 30. This was disclosed by the Secretary to the government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha. Members of

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Healthplus CEO, Bukky George, Who Thought She Could Never Be Infected By COVID-19 Shares Her Unforgettable Lessons After Surviving The Virus

The Managing Director of Healthplus Pharmacy, Bukky George, has shared how she and ten members of her family recovered from the coronavirus pandemic.  Relieving her experience in a post titled “When the unthinkable happens” via her official Facebook on Thursday,

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COVID-19: ‘Strict’ Moms Share Why They’re Easing Up On Rules During The Lockdown

Some parents have shared how they are easing up on rules while isolating at home. In the nearly three months since stay-at-home orders began taking effect across the country, parents find themselves juggling full-time childcare and homeschooling responsibilities with their

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Experts Warn That Nigeria Is At Risk Of A New Strain Of Coronavirus

Renowned scientists have said that, as the new coronavirus spreads, there is a higher chance of Nigeria having another strain of the viral infection. A professor of virology and former Vice-Chancellor at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, Ede, Osun State, Oyewale

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CDC: Why Kids Under 2 Don’t Need Face Masks

Since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face mask has been the most common public measure to protect against the virus, but their appropriateness for children is sometimes misunderstood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face

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Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, Announces New Protocols For Passengers As Airports Get Ready For Reopening

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says airports in Nigeria are 90% ready for reopening. He said this yesterday Saturday, June 27, 2020 after he and other government officials partook in the dry run simulation exercises held at the domestic

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Lagos State Government Threatens Another Lockdown Over Increasing COVID-19 Cases

The Lagos state government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as Covid-19 cases in the state continue to escalate. Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital has recorded over 9,741 cases with 1,475 recovered and 126 deaths. The Lagos State

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RESEARCH: CDC Releases New Report On Pregnant Women And COVID-19

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comparing pregnant and non-pregnant women with COVID-19 has found that infected pregnant women do not have a greater risk of death from the virus, but possibly more likely to get

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FG Postpones Plan To Reopen Schools Nationwide | Gives Reasons

The federal government has revealed that it will not be reopening schools nationwide as earlier stated, DailyPost reports. This was stated by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, while speaking at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force

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Rivers State Government Releases New Guidelines For Weddings, Defaulters To Pay N10m Fine

The Rivers State government has issued new guidelines on how wedding ceremonies will henceforth be conducted in the state, adding that defaulters of these new guidelines will be forced to pay a fine of N10 million. According to a statement

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UPDATE: FG Issues New Guidelines On Reopening Of Schools

The Federal Ministry of Education has presented new guidelines for the reopening of schools nationwide. Recall that schools in the country were shut down in March by the Federal Government to curb the spread of Coronavirus. According to the ministry,

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Nigerian Girls Who Suffered From Period Poverty Describe Their Horrible Experiences

Period Poverty is when girls cannot afford a sanitary pad or tampons mostly because of financial constraints. It is a cogent issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to

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Which States Within The Country Are COVID-19 Free? NCDC Boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Tells Us

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has given the latest information about what states within the country are currently COVID-19 free. Ihekweazu made the revelation yesterday June 22 while speaking at the daily briefing of

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STUDY: Recovered Coronavirus Patients Can Get Reinfected After Six Months

A new study has revealed that patients who recovered from the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19 risk contracting the virus again after six months. The research findings, according to the researchers has cast further doubt over the prospect of long-lasting immunity from

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COVID-19: ‘Many Nigerians Are At Risk Of Vision Loss’ – Eye Care Experts Warn

Eye care professionals have warned that many people missing out on essential eye care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are at great risk of further deterioration of their vision. According to them, there has been an increase in

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WHO Issues New Treatment Guideline For The Coronavirus Pandemic

The World Health Organisation has released new criteria for the treatment of the coronavirus, COVID-19 patients, which would hasten their discharge from hospitals and isolation centres in different countries. The organisation in a statement released recently said that the need

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Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 Name The 20 LGs Where 60% of Cases Have Been Recorded & Why

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha

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Risk of Contracting COVID-19 Is Now Higher Than Before – PTF Coordinator, Sani Aliyu

Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has disclosed that the risk of contracting Coronavirus is now higher than before in Nigeria. Aliyu who revealed this during a PTF briefing in Abuja on Thursday June18,

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