COVID-19: 125 New Cases With No Death Recorded In Nigeria

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria rose to 57,849 after 125 new cases were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. There are 7,500 active cases in Nigeria while 49,098 persons have recovered and have been discharged across the 36 states and federal capital, Abuja. Till date, 1,102 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. No death was recorded on Thursday.These were contained in an update by the country’s infectious. About 10 per cent of…

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COVID-19: 132 Cases, 1 death Recorded In Nigeria On Monday Night

According to reports from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, one of the lowest coronavirus infection toll in nearly six months with 132 new cases and one death, was recorded. The tally is however higher than the 79 cases reported on Sunday night. This implies that there were 53 more cases than the figure recorded on Sunday. The new cases have now taken the total number of infections in the country to 56, 388. There are still almost 11, 000 active cases while about 44, 337…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Govt Inaugurates Committee For Herbal Cure

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, inaugurated the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 herbal remedies and natural compounds, in order to find a solution to COVID-19 on Monday 14, September. Mr Onu explained that COVID-19 remains a threat to the health and well-being of Nigerians and the national economy and reiterated an urgent need to develop a home-grown remedy and vaccine to tackle it. This was revealed in a statement on Monday by the Director, Press and PR, FMST, Abdulganiyu Aminu. Inaugurating…

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Nigerian Doctors May Call Strike Off Today As New Agreement Emanate

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on strike, shall now meet with their executive council within the next 24hours with a view to calling off the ongoing three-day-old industrial action on today, Thursday 10 September 2020. This was revealed in a communique issued after a meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the NARD on Wednesday. The communique sighted by TellAfrica was authenticated by nine signatures including that of the labour minister, Chris Ngige; the NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba; the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA),…

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COVID-19: 176 New Cases, 3 Deaths Recorded On Wednesday

176 new COVID-19 cases on recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday. This makes the total infections in the country to 55, 632. Since three weeks, Nigeria recorded no new daily cases above 300. However, 779 daily infections seen on June 28 has been the highest in recent times. The NCDC also confirmed three coronavirus related deaths, which brings the death toll to 1070. The update came as the ongoing strike by Nigerian doctors, the first responders to the deadly contagion, entered its third day. The NARD…

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COVID-19: Oxford Trial Suspended

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has now been halted following discovery of side effects on test subjects. According to Bloomberg, the pause, first reported by Stat on Tuesday, occurred due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a single person participating in the trial in the UK. The health problems experienced by the individual has not been disclosed, however, the situation will add steam to the concerns of health experts calling for caution in the race for a vaccine for the highly contagious COVID-19. The pause…

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It Cost N400k To Treat COVID-19 Patient In Kaduna State Says Gov. El-Rufai

The Executive Governor of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, says it costs about N400,000 to treat a COVID-19 patient in the state. Speaking on Monday during an executive committee meeting with traditional rulers chaired by Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, the governor said the amount is as a result of the increasing cost of drugs, feeding, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors. El-Rufai said the government cannot tell patients to bear the cost of the treatment because it will lead to further spread of the disease. “We have a very…

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COVID-19: Skip Kissing, Wear A Mask During Sex, Expert Warns

-Adewale Adetoyese Wear a mask during sex, skip kissing to prevent coronavirus – Expert warns. A top Canada based doctor, Theresa Tam has warned that people should skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to reduce the chances of being exposed to the novel coronavirus. Our correspondent S’Teller learnt that the Canada’s chief medical officer laid out the sexual ground rules during a statement that covered the best ways to keep safe from COVID-19 while engaging in sexual intercourse. “Sexual health is an important part of our…

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Afe Babalola Tells FG To Reopen Private Universities

-Adewale Adetoyese “Reopen private varsities, public school not ready.” Afe Babalola Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola, has urged the Federal Government to reopen private universities, noting that many public institutions are not ready to resume. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that Babalola, who said COVID-19 has “exposed the unpreparedness of public universities in the areas of poor infrastructures, underfunding, inefficiency and corruption which ASUU had documented and published”, said although he was not a fan of ASUU in view of its penchant for strike actions, the lecturers’…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Govt Claim N30,540,563,571.09 Of N36.3 Billon Public Funds & Donations Has Been Spent

The Government of Nigeria has disclosed that it “spent N30,540,563,571.09, representing 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between 1st April, 2020 and 31st July, 2020, leaving the balance of N5.9 billion.” The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, stated this in response to the Freedom of Information request dated August 10, 2020, and sent to him by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Connected Development (CODE). In reply to Mr Idris dated September 4, 2020, and signed by SERAP deputy director…

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