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 […]

COVID-19: Nigerians call for Funke Akindele’s arrest for hosting celebrity party

*Celebs risk jail term, fine Nollywood actor, Funke Akindele, has come under intense criticism for hosting a celebrity-studded party at home despite the government-ordered lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of Nigerians on social media called for the arrest of Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’. The actress, who is considered as an ambassador for the […]

Coronavirus: Okonjo-Iweala tells Nigeria, African countries next action to take

Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has called on Nigeria and other African countries to immediately mount pressure on the G7 and G20 for debt-relief to tackle Coronavirus. According to her, this will help African countries deal with the economic and health issues arising from Coronavirus. Okonjo-Iweala suggested that the money owed by some African […]

COVID-19: ‘Nigeria’s not China’s Testing Ground’ — NUJ tells Buhari

The Nigeria Union of Journalists,NUJ,has expressed scepticism over a proposed Chinese Medical Mission to Nigeria,urging President Buhari to stop it. This was contained in a statement on Saturday,co-signed by  Chris Isiguzo, the National President and  Shuaibu Usman Leman,the National Secretary. According to the statement ,” Nigerian Union of Journalists National Secretariat is alarmed by the […]

Nigeria will take ‘informed decision’ on 5G, says Pantami

Nigeria’s minister for communications and digital economy Isa Ali Pantami Saturday said the country has not approved any 5G – the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies – license. Pantami made the clarification in the wake of growing rumours that 5G is responsible for coronavirus. “The National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), of which I am […]

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 […]

Coronavirus cases in African countries nearly 8000

Fifty countries in Africa have confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases according to Worldometer to 7,933 as of Saturday morning. Within the week, Burundi, Botswana, Sierra Leone, and Malawi confirmed their index cases of the virus. Despite being surrounded by countries that have confirmed cases, Comoros, Lesotho, Sao Tome and Principe and South […]