WORLD NEWS

UK Researchers Redesign breathing Machine to help Covid-19 Patients_Ada Nkong

The newly developed CPAP device A volunteer "patient" with the newly developed CPAP device. James Tye/UCL British researchers have redesigned a breathing aid so that it can be used to treat people with coronavirus-related breathing problems -- and keep them out of intensive care beds. The machines are normally used to treat patients with sleep… Continue reading UK Researchers Redesign breathing Machine to help Covid-19 Patients_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Trump Extends US Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30_Ada Nkong

Donald Trump extended federal guidelines on social distancing for another 30 days after a top public health expert warned deaths from the coronavirus could reach as many as 200,000 in the US. "The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. So I'll say it again, the peak,… Continue reading Trump Extends US Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Covid-19: 14 New cases Recorded in Nigeria_Ada Nkong

As at Sunday night, 9 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Lagos state and 5 more in the FCT. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria so far to 111. The President has ordered a lockdown of Abuja. Lagos and Ogun state to prevent the spread of the virus through… Continue reading Covid-19: 14 New cases Recorded in Nigeria_Ada Nkong

POLITICS

Malians Defy Covid-19, Go to Polls Ada Nkong

Malians voted in long-delayed parliamentary elections a day after the country's first coronavirus death. The poll has also been overshadowed by Wednesday's kidnapping of opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé by suspected Islamist militants. The elections were supposed to have taken place in 2018, but have been put off a number of times, mainly because of continued… Continue reading Malians Defy Covid-19, Go to Polls Ada Nkong

Governance

Full Text of President Buhari’s Adress on Covid-19 Pandemic_Ada Nkong

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 Fellow Nigerians,From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event… Continue reading Full Text of President Buhari’s Adress on Covid-19 Pandemic_Ada Nkong

OPINION

Tinubu Advocates Tax Suspension, Welfare Packages_Ada Nkong

As he celebrates his 68 birthday,the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for the immediate suspension of Value Added Tax (VAT), and the reduction of tax in the country as part of measures to cushion the effect of Covid-19. In his 68th birthday message, Tinubu also said the… Continue reading Tinubu Advocates Tax Suspension, Welfare Packages_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

NCDC Unveils WhatsApp Platform for Real Time Communication_Ada Nkong

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has introduced a WhatsApp service to enable it better communicate to Nigerians,how to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.In a tweet on Sunday, the center explained that the newly launched platform is to make room for a two-way real time communication on WhatsApp, between the… Continue reading NCDC Unveils WhatsApp Platform for Real Time Communication_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Lagos State Gets 110 Bed Isolation Center Donation_Ada Nkong

The Lagos state government has set up a new isolation and treatment centre as additional measures to handle the coronavirus pandemic. The 110-bed facility which comes as support from a private organization is located within the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formally Onikan Stadium in Lagos Island . Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases in… Continue reading Lagos State Gets 110 Bed Isolation Center Donation_Ada Nkong