Nigeria Doesn’t Need Chinese Doctors, TUC Tells FG

The Trade Union of Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has asked the Federal Government to drop the idea of flying in medical doctors from China to help combat COVID-19 in the country. The workers’ body said this was unnecessary since Nigerian doctors were on top of the challenge. In a statement issued on Sunday by TUC […]

Nigeria to set up $1.39 billion fund to fight coronavirus

ABUJA, April 4 (Reuters) – Nigeria plans to create a 500 billion naira ($1.39 billion)coronavirus fund to strengthen its healthcare infrastructure to tackle the virus, the government said on Saturday. Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, House of Representatives speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Senate President Ahmad Lawan agreed in a meeting that the crisis intervention fund would […]

Outrage in Ondo as Akeredolu appoints son, NURTW Chairman into COVID-19 palliatives committee

Outcries have greeted the appointments made by the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu into the state palliatives and response committees on COVID-19. A number of residents have decried the appointment of the Governor’s son, Babajide Akeredolu as the Secretary of the Response Fund Committee on COVID-19 as well as the appointment of the State […]

COVID-19: Virus kills former DG of Nigerian Law School in UK

A Former Director-General of the Nigeria Law School, Dr Koleade Abayomi is dead. Abayomi died in the United Kingdom (UK) after contracting the dreaded Coronavirus disease. Seyi Sowemimo, Secretary of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) who made the announcement in a statement said that Abayomi died on Thursday. The statement reads, “The […]

JUST IN: We will not take COVID-19 patient to Lagos – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ruled out taking the COVID-19 patients in the state to Lagos State for treatment. Governor Akeredolu said the state has the capacity to treat the patient who is a military officer that just returned from India. Akeredolu who spoke in Akure at a world press conference said contact tracing […]

COVID-19: Fani-Kayode cautions Buhari against Coronavirus vaccine, masks from China

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, on Saturday urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to accept any form of assistance from China. Fani-Kayode said Buhari should not accept face masks and other accessories from the Chinese government. In a tweet, the former Minister also appealed to the Nigerian government not to accept anti-Coronavirus vaccine. According to […]

COVID-19: Nigerian Govt. reveals why corpses of patients won’t be released to families

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said corpses of patients who test positive for COVID-19, will not be released to their families for burial. Speaking at a NAN forum in Abuja, Mohammed explained that such bodies would be handled by the Health Ministry because they are contagious. The Minister said: “Coronavirus is […]

COVID-19: Chinese medical team to arrive Nigeria

The Federal Government says an 18-man team of Chinese medical experts, including doctors and nurses will be arriving in Nigeria in a couple of days. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, stated this while speaking at a press briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday. Ehanire also said some Chinese […]