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Lagos Health Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for COVID-19. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, made...

NCDC announces 325 new COVID-19 cases as total infections hit 48,770

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  has announced 325  new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to...

Nigeria reports zero death, 453 new cases of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported zero death and 453 new cases from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country. The...

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 437 new case, total of infection hits 46,577

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 437 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the...

Coronavirus yet to be detected in breastmilk- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says COVID-19 virus has not been detected in breastmilk till date and so it is unlikely that it can...

COVID-19: Nigeria reports 304 new cases; death toll hits 888

Nigeria reported 304 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the death toll jumps to 888. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this...

COVID-19: Nigeria records 462 new cases, total now 43,151

Nigeria has recorded 462 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the cases were spread...

Hydroxychloroquine cure COVID-19, says U.S.-based doctor in viral video

A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.  Speaking...

NCDC discharges 829 COVID-19 patients

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 829 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Monday. The NCDC in a tweet said the number was the highest in...

Brazil records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases for third consecutive day

Brazil has recorded over 50,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a 24-hour period for the third day in a row, the Health...

Mexican president says need for face masks not proven scientifically

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that the need to always wear a face mask in public had not been scientifically...
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What the papers say – September 19

FBI uncovers fresh evidence against Hushpuppi THE tide seems to be rising in the United States against suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly called...

Patanmi, Danbatta, others set for 2020 Virtual Internet Governance Forum

The Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, and...

FG Made U-turn, apologises for asking all bank, other account holders to re-register

The Federal Government has apologised for asking all account holders in the country’s financial institutions to register their details again. The order was given despite...

Afghan president approves inclusion of mother’s name on ID cards

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday approved the inclusion of a mother’s name in the country’s national identity cards. For years activists have fought for...