WORLD NEWS

UK PM Urges Citizens to Stay Away From Visits as Mothers Day Present_Ada Nkong

Letters are being sent to 1.5 million people most at risk of coronavirus, urging them to stay at home. It comes as the PM asked the UK not to visit loved ones on Mother's Day, warning the NHS could be "overwhelmed". Boris Johnson has called on the public to join a "collective national effort" and… Continue reading UK PM Urges Citizens to Stay Away From Visits as Mothers Day Present_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

US Now Third Highest With Covid-19 Cases_Ada Nkong

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and the total number of cases globally surpasses 300,000 with more than 13,000 deaths, the United States has become the third worst place in the world for the disease. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, as of March 22 the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US now… Continue reading US Now Third Highest With Covid-19 Cases_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Vatican Issues Easter Guidelines Amidst Covid-19_Ada Nkong

Taking into cognisance the peculiar nature of the 2020 Easter given the Covid-19 incidence, the Vatican has issued a guide line for the celebration. While conferences and meetings can be postponed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter cannot, with the exception of the Chrism Mass, said the… Continue reading Vatican Issues Easter Guidelines Amidst Covid-19_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Three New Covid-19 Cases in Nigeria_Ada Nkong

The Federal Ministry of health has Sunday, confirmed three new cases of the Coronavirus in Nigeria. This brings the total number in Nigeria to 25 with two discharged. No death has been recorded so far. The three cases are in Lagos state and are receiving treatment at the infectious disease hospital Yaba.

WORLD NEWS

FDA Approves Rapid Test Kid for Covid-19_Ada Nkong

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus diagnostic test, with a detection time of about 45 minutes, as the United States struggles to meet the demand for coronavirus testing. The test’s developer, California-based molecular diagnostics company Cepheid, said on Saturday it had received an emergency use authorization from the FDA… Continue reading FDA Approves Rapid Test Kid for Covid-19_Ada Nkong

ECONOMY · HEALTH · WORLD NEWS

Germany unveils economic rescue package_Femi Ehiabhi

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is planning to unveil an economic rescue package worth 822 billion euros -- the biggest in Germany's post-war history -- to fund the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic, according to a draft bill seen by AFP Saturday. To finance the extraordinary measures ranging from partial nationalisations to credit guarantees to… Continue reading Germany unveils economic rescue package_Femi Ehiabhi

Transportation

NRC Reviews Suspension of Passenger Train Services_Ada Nkong

Just hours after it announced the suspension of Passenger train services, the Nigerian Railway Corporation has made a detour and rather announced modifications in its services. According to the Deputy Director Public relations of the corporation, Yakub Mahmoud,Passengers will be required to do detailed documentation before accessing the trains. "Further to the earlier statement, the… Continue reading NRC Reviews Suspension of Passenger Train Services_Ada Nkong

HUMAN INTEREST

War Against Self Destruction: Lose The Battle, Win The War_Ada Nkong

Few things suck the life out of a person like an addiction. The statistics for drug abuse currently as put out by the NBS show that the severity. Over the past year alone, nearly 15% of the adult population in Nigeria (around 14.3 million people) reported  a “considerable level” of use of psychoactive drug substances—it’s… Continue reading War Against Self Destruction: Lose The Battle, Win The War_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

FMOH Confirms 3 New Covid-19 Cases in Abuja, Lagos 7_Ada Nkong

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed ten new cases of Covid-19 19 in Nigeria, 4 in the FCT and 7 in Lagos. The cases in Abuja are being treated at the University of Abuja teaching Hospital. All ten cases are Nigerian Nationals. Nine of them had traveled to Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain and United… Continue reading FMOH Confirms 3 New Covid-19 Cases in Abuja, Lagos 7_Ada Nkong