Makinde tests negative for coronavirus

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has tested negative for coronavirus, The PUNCH reports. The governor, who had tested positive for the virus on March 30, said on Sunday evening via his Twitter handle that he now tests negative for the virus. He said he received his second negative test result on Sunday evening while appreciating those who supported him […]

COVID-19: Buhari govt hints on date for ending lockdown

The Federal Government on Friday hinted that the lockdown of States would end when citizens fully comply with preventive measures to curtail against COVID-19. Officially, Nigeria has recorded 190 cases of coronavirus and two deaths. The government noted that it would be difficult to defeat coronavirus if citizens failed to observe directives meant to safeguard themselves and […]

Residents stay indoors as Oro storms Ife streets

Residents of Ile Ife, Osun State, on Thursday were further restricted to only their homes, as Oro procession went through some major streets for spiritual cleansing against COVID-19. A 14-day restriction to prevent spread of coronavirus, starting from Wednesday, had commenced across the state. However, sources in Ife told our correspondent that there was public […]

Nigeria: Lekki Port Receives $221m China Harbour Equity Investment

In a development that shows faith in the huge potential of the Nigerian economy despite the global economic meltdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) has received the infusion of $221,047, 248 (N83.997 billion) equity funding from China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), one of the shareholders of the Lekki Deep […]

Soldier shoots motorist dead in Delta

A motorist, identified as Joseph Pessu, was shot dead in Warri, Delta State, on Thursday, by a soldier for allegedly flouting the state government’s sit-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Eyewitnesses said the middle-aged motorist, who was cruising in a black Toyota Camry car without number plate, failed to stop at a […]

Nigeria, Chad, Niger bomb Boko Haram

Nigeria, Chad and Niger Republics on Thursday announced a joint bombing and clearance operation of the Islamic State West African Province and the Boko Haram terrorists’ locations on the islands of the Lake Chad region. According to the Defence Media Operations of the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, the military also bombed the Boko Haram location in […]

Nigeria: #COVID-19 – Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Raises N15.3 Billion – CBN

The Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has so far realised about N15.325 billion as contributions to tackle coronavirus in the country. This was made known in a document released to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Isaac Okorafor, Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Director, Corporate Communications Department in Abuja on Wednesday. The document showed that […]

UPDATED: Cuba ready to help in Nigeria’s COVID-19 battle – Envoy

Nigeria’s challenge with the expanding footprints of the coronavirus pandemic is getting a badly needed signal to help from Cuba, the Caribbean nation whose biomedical industry is currently attracting global acclaim for the impressive results its “wonder drug,” the interferon Alpha 2B, had in the control and management of the disease in Wuhan, China. Cuban […]

Nigerian student dies of coronavirus weeks before graduation

Weeks before he was set to graduate at the Western Michigan University, a Nigerian-America student, Bassey Offiong, died from coronavirus after being refused a test several times in Michigan. The PUNCH gathered that the deceased is a 25-year-old college student studying Chemical Engineering at the Michigan-based university. A relative to the deceased told The PUNCH that he tested […]