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India’s Covid-19 variant found in 17 countries as death toll passes 200,000

India’s coronavirus death toll passed 200,000 on Wednesday April 28, with more than 3,000 fatalities reported in just 24 hours, as the World Health Organization warned that a variant of Covid-19 to be contributing to a surge in cases in India has been found in 17 countries.   A total of 201,187 people have now […]

1340 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

  1340 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, February 4. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, FCT recorded 320 fresh cases while Lagos recorded 275 new cases.   Other states with fresh cases include Rivers-117, Oyo-100, Akwa Ibom-57, Ogun-51, Ebonyi-48, Benue-44, Adamawa-42, Imo-38, Kwara-35, Gombe-32, Kaduna-31, Edo-29, Osun-29, Kano-24, […]

COVID-19: NCDC reports 1,634 new cases, more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced 1,634 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The health agency while giving the report on Tuesday night via its website, said six fresh deaths resulting from COVID-19 complications, have also been recorded. NCDC said the total number of confirmed cases in the country, now […]

685 fresh cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

685 new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria.   According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 355 fresh cases.   Other states with new cases include Kaduna-58, Nasarawa-46, Kano-40, Akwa Ibom-33, Katsina-26, Ogun-25, Osun-21, Rivers-16, Edo-15, Oyo-13, Ondo-12, Borno-11, Ekiti-9, Kebbi-3 and Plateau-2.   Nigeria now has 131,242 confirmed cases of […]

President Buhari signs law prescribing six months jail term for violators of COVID19 protocols

President Buhari has signed a new law prescribing a six-month jail term for anyone found guilty of flouting any of the COVID19 protocols.   The president signed the COVID19 health protection regulations 2021 in Abuja on Wednesday, January 27. The signed law provides a legal framework for the prosecution of any defaulter. The law states that an offence […]

BBNaija’s Ceec test positive for COVD19

BBNaija star, Cynthia Nwadiora popularly known as CeeC, has taken to her Instagram page  to reveal that she contracted the novel Coronavirus this January. She said the virus is definitely from hell. ”Covid-19 did a real number on me this January but I wasn’t raised to fold under pressure , I was taught to apply it! On […]

COVID-19 Vaccines expected by Nigeria will no longer arrive in January – SGF, Boss Mustapha

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has said that the 100,000 doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech approved COVID-19 vaccines expected in the country by the end of January will no longer arrive until February.   Speaking at the task force’s press […]

1633 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

1,633 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday, January 23.   According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 498. Other places with fresh cases include Plateau-214, FCT-176, Rivers-99, Kaduna-98, Edo-87, Anambra-86, Akwa Ibom-50, Osun-47, Kano-40, Oyo-40, Kwara-39, Ebonyi-28, Niger-28, Taraba-28, Ogun-27, Ondo-21, Ekiti-12, Katsina-7, Borno-6 and Delta-2.   Nigeria now has […]

Legendary talk show host Larry King has died at age 87

Larry King — the legendary TV and radio host who conducted more than 30,000 interviews in a storied 60-year career — has died. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Saturday … this, according to Ora Media, the media company Larry co-founded. Larry was diagnosed with COVID-19 over the holidays, and was hospitalized in the ICU […]

1483 fresh COVID19 cases recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has announced 1483 fresh COVID19 cases in Nigeria.   According to the health agency, Kaduna state recorded 545 cases followed by FCT with 235 fresh cases.   Other states with new cases include Plateau-127, Nasarawa-80, Oyo-72, Delta-65, Rivers-64, Kano-46, Ogun-46, Bayelsa-30, Gombe-30, Abia-28, Osun-27, Edo-25, Ondo-14, Sokoto-12, Zamfara-10, Bauchi-8, Imo-5, Jigawa-4, Ekiti-4, […]

1,244 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

1,244 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday January 11, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-774, FCT-125, Plateau-102, Anambra-47, Ondo-46, Rivers-27, Edo-18, Kaduna-16, Ogun-16, Gombe-16, Bauchi-11, Kano-11, Nasarawa-10, Akwa Ibom-7, Sokoto-7, Borno-5, Ekiti-4, Zamfara-2.   There […]

60 Lagos-Ibadan railway project workers infected with COVID-19 – FG

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that 60 Lagos-Ibadan railway project workers have contracted COVID-19.   The Minister who said the railway project would have been inaugurated in the first week of this month if not for the upsurge in the second COVID-19 wave, added that it was important to reschedule the proposed January 2021 inauguration date […]

Don’t call yourself a man of God. Heaven is ashamed of you – Clergyman mocks pastors who wear facemask due to COVID19 (video)

A pastor with the Christ Embassy Church and one of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s proteges, Biodun Lawal, has said that heaven is ashamed of Christians and pastors who wear the facemask and even dare to wear it in the house of God.   In a video that has gone viral, Lawal who is based in the […]

US President-elect Joe Biden to receive second Covid-19 vaccine dose today

US President-elect, Joe Biden will receive his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, January 11, three weeks after his first injection was broadcast live on TV to boost public confidence in the jab.   Mr. Biden, 78, told Americans “there’s nothing to worry about” when he got his first dose of the Pfizer […]

1,024 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 1,024 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday January 10.   The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-653, Plateau-63, Benue-48, Zamfara-45, FCT-42, Rivers-27, Ondo-26, Adamawa-26, Kaduna-22, Edo-18, Ogun-16, Imo-12, Kano-9, Yobe-6, Ekiti-5, Jigawa-4, Osun-2.   There are […]

Health center in Lagos shut down after workers tested positive for COVID19

The Meiran primary health center at Agbado/Oke-Odo local council development area of Lagos state has been shut down after some health workers at the center tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.   This was disclosed in a statement released by Mosunmola Olabige, the chief press secretary to David Famuyiwa, chairman of Agbado/Oke-Odo on Sunday, January 10. […]

Footballer Eberechi Eze being investigated by FA over apparent Covid-19 breach (photos)

Crystal Palace winger, Eberechi Eze’s visit to his former club QPR over the weekend for their FA Cup third-round tie against Fulham is being investigated by the Football Association.   The England-born Nigerian footballer sat in the directors’ box at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium as Rangers were beaten 2-0 in extra-time by Fulham.   […]

Send COVID19 protocol violators on community service to Infectious disease hospital Yaba – Nigerian medical doctor advices Lagos state government

A Nigerian medical doctor has suggested to the Lagos state government that all persons arrested for violating the COVID19 protocols in the state be sent on community service to the Infectious Disease Hospitals.   Dr. Bella Nifemi gave the advice after men of the Lagos state police command arrested 237 COVID19 violators at different clubs […]

Covid-19 may cause brain damage and possibly strokes – New study claims

Researchers have found that the covid-19 infection might cause an inflammatory response in the brain, leading to ‘stroke-like’ damage to certain areas, as a result of your body battling the virus, a new study claims. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health used an MRI scanner and found damage to the olfactory bulb in the […]

“Don’t say it’s for rich people” Makeup artist Bimpe Onakoya warns as she’s finally taken off oxygen after suffering Covid-19 for over two weeks

Makeup artist, Bimpe Onakoya documented her battle with Covid-19 to warn people of the severity of the deadly virus.   The award-winning makeup artist said she spent over two weeks in a hospital in Kenya after she tested positive for Covid-19 in the East African country.   She said she got so sick and couldn’t breathe without choking or […]

“It is clear Covid-19 is ravaging like wild fire” Prof Akin Abayomi warns as he shares infographics showing increase in Covid-19 cases and deaths

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Alabi has warned of the spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths.   He shared an infographic as he pointed out that the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Lagos increased from 6 in Nov 2020 to 22 deaths just days into January 2021.   Diagnosed cases of Covid-19 also […]

Man narrates how a policeman tried searching him while flouting Coronavirus rules

A Nigerian man has narrated how a policeman allegedly tried searching him while flouting Coronavirus rules.   According to @Josh_IK, he told the police officer to use a face mask and hand sanitizer. He added that after he called to report the incident, he was queried for not reporting it while it was happening.   He […]

COVID19 is not a glamorous disease neither is it a hoax – Gov Sanwo-Olu tells Lagosians

Governor Sanwo-Olu has asked Lagosians to take all the COVID19 protocols seriously as COVID19 is not a glamorous disease or a hoax as some people claim it is.   He stated this on his Twitter handle this morning. His tweets read; ”Lagosians, #COVID19 is not a glamorous disease, neither is it a hoax. You need to […]

Pastor with House on the Rock Church dies of COVID-19

Senior Pastor of the church, Paul Adefarasin, announced his passing on social media and paid glowing tribute to the late clergyman who he described as a good man.   Pastor Adefarasin in his tribute warned Nigerians to take the COVID19 pandemic seriously and adhere to all the protocols.   Yesterday, I received the rude and shocking news […]

This second wave is affecting across age groups- Lagos deputy gov, Hamzat Obafemi, says as he mourns his younger brother who died from the novel virus last week

Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat, has appealed to residents of the state to take the COVID19 protocols seriously as the new variant of the virus affects all age groups. The first variant that was recorded in Nigeria in February 2020, affected mostly the elderly.   The deputy governor last week lost his 37-year-old brother, Dr. […]

Pope Francis’ personal doctor dies from COVID-19

Fabrizio Soccorsi, the personal doctor of Pope Francis has died from COVID-19 complications.   Catholic News Agency reported that the 78-year-old physician was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a previous health issue on December 26.  While he was dealing with an “oncological pathology,” COVID was the cause of death, the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported.   In […]

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt tests positive for Coronavirus

Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian club have confirmed.   The Dutch international played the full 90 minutes of Juventus’ 3-1 win at leaders AC Milan on Wednesday January 6, but has now been placed into isolation.   “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by […]

1544 cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria recorded 1544 new cases of COVID19 on Friday, January 8.   According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 739 fresh cases, the highest for the day.   Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-168, FCT-153, Oyo-91, Nasarawa-90, Rivers-80, Kaduna-35, Edo-33, Kano-29, Ogun-21, Delta-19, Sokoto-16, Akwa Ibom-11, Ebonyi-11, Enugu-10, Osun-10, Niger-9, Bauchi-8, Kebbi-8, Katsina-2 […]

We will like to see Buhari and Osinbajo take the COVID19 vaccine in the full glare of the public- NPHCDA boss Faisal Shuaib

As Nigeria expects the first batch of COVID19 vaccines by the end of January, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, says it will be nice to see President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, and other top government officials take the COVID19 vaccine […]

1664 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

1664 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 6.   According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 642, the highest for the day while the FCT recorded 407 fresh cases.   Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-160, Kaduna-83, Rivers-62, Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, […]

U.S. Congressman, Kevin Brady tests positive for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving first dose of Pfizer vaccine

  U.S. Congressman, Kevin Brady has tested positive for the coronavirus nearly two weeks after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.   Brady, a Republican, said the House physician told him on Tuesday night that he contracted the coronavirus and that he must now in quarantine. He added that he received the first […]

Music executive, Jude Okoye, recovers from COVID19

Music executive, Jude Okoye, also contracted the novel Coronavirus but has thankfully recovered from it. He disclosed this on his Instagram page this afternoon. ”Been through hell. Face of COVID-19 survivor. #staysafe #wearamask #socialdistance” he wrote   His brother, Paul Okoye, also contracted the viral disease and today January 6, announced his recovery.

Man City confirm three new positive Covid-19 tests just hours before semi-final clash with Man Utd

Manchester City Football club of England have confirmed that two more players, and one additional staff member, have tested positive for Covid-19 following the club’s latest round of testing, hours before they take on Manchester United in the Caraboa cup finals on Wednesday night, January 6. This comes as the covid-19 crisis continues to worsen […]

Don’t allow any Pastor deceive you that COVID-19 is a hoax – Daddy Freeze advises

Daddy Freeze has advised Nigerians not to allow any Pastor deceive them into thinking that Coronavirus is a hoax.   The media personality who noted that the biggest problem of Africa is religion, stated that Coronavirus is very real.   Daddy Freeze added that Coronavirus is not politically inclined and he has family members who […]