Czech team flight being investigated after a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics

Two Czech athletes have been forced to withdraw from the Games after positive COVID-19 tests A third athlete will miss his opening beach volleyball match but could return Reports identified a team doctor as the first person who tested positive among the delegation A cluster of COVID-19 cases has emerged in the Czech delegation at the Tokyo Olympics. And it appears that a chartered flight … Continue reading Czech team flight being investigated after a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics

Polio: Cross River targets 900,000 children, mosquito net and kits for 30,000 pregnant women

The Cross River State Government has disclosed that 930, 000 mothers and children would be given mosquito nets and vaccinated during this year’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week. The Director General of the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, SPHDA, Dr Janet Ekpenyong, who made the disclosure at Bogobiri, a Muslim Suburb in Calabar, during the inauguration of activities to commence the week, said the … Continue reading Polio: Cross River targets 900,000 children, mosquito net and kits for 30,000 pregnant women

Kara Eaker, U.S. women’s gymnastics alternate, tests positive for Covid days before Tokyo Olympics

Both U.S. women’s gymnastics alternates Kara Eaker and Leanne Wong were placed under quarantine, according to officials. Kara Eaker, an alternate on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, tested positive for the coronavirus just days before the Tokyo Olympics were set to begin, officials said Monday. The gymnast tested positive while she was at a training camp in Japan, according to her coach, Al Fong, the Associated … Continue reading Kara Eaker, U.S. women’s gymnastics alternate, tests positive for Covid days before Tokyo Olympics

Be Patient As We Address Hardship, Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with his government as it addresses the hardship in the land. While sending greetings across on the occasion of Eid-el-Adha, the president attributed the current challenges facing the country to COVID-19 pandemic, insecurity, and flooding that hindered local production for self-sustenance. He renewed the determination of his administration to create a just, harmonious and prosperous … Continue reading Be Patient As We Address Hardship, Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Biden says Facebook, other social media ‘killing people’ when it comes to COVID-19 misinformation

His comments come one day after the surgeon general issued a new advisory. One day after the surgeon general warned Americans about what he called the “urgent threat of health misinformation,” President Joe Biden didn’t mince words when asked for his message to platforms like Facebook about COVID-19 misinformation. “They’re killing people,” he said. As the president was leaving the White House for Camp David on Friday afternoon, he was asked, … Continue reading President Biden says Facebook, other social media ‘killing people’ when it comes to COVID-19 misinformation

States to reintroduce COVID protocol, fast-track vaccine procurement to prevent a third wave – NGF

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says states will reintroduce measures for curbing the spread of the coronavirus to prevent a third wave of infections. This was part of the resolutions reached by the governors after a meeting on Wednesday. The decision was taken following a presentation by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, on the concerns about a third wave of infections in the state. On … Continue reading States to reintroduce COVID protocol, fast-track vaccine procurement to prevent a third wave – NGF

Nnamdi Kanu needs his doctors, we’ll react if anything happens to him — IPOB cries out to UN, AU, EU, ECOWAS

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised the alarm over the alleged refusal by the Department of State Services, DSS, to allow its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, see his doctors. IPOB has therefore warned that if the Federal Government allows its leader to die in DSS custody following its refusal with its security agency to allow him to see his doctors, IPOB will bring … Continue reading Nnamdi Kanu needs his doctors, we’ll react if anything happens to him — IPOB cries out to UN, AU, EU, ECOWAS

COVID-19: Okowa cautions against vaccine hesitancy

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged Nigerians to stop having doubts about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. Okowa fielded questions from State House correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently warned that COVID-19 Delta variant was fast spreading around … Continue reading COVID-19: Okowa cautions against vaccine hesitancy

UNILAG shutdown over COVID-19

…Some students have tested positive-Management The Senate of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka on Wednesday ordered the closure of the institution following the outbreak of 3rd wave COVID-19 on campus. The Senate decision was taken at an emergency meeting called to evaluate the spread of the 3rd wave COVID-19 that was detected by the university Medical Centre. A statement by the Dean, Students Affairs, Prof. … Continue reading UNILAG shutdown over COVID-19

Sanwo-Olu mourns Lagos APC treasurer, Sumbo Ajose

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of the Treasurer of Caretaker Committee of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sumbo Ajose. He said the demise of Ajose, who died at 55 in the United States, where she was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment on Tuesday, July 13, was a big loss to her family, … Continue reading Sanwo-Olu mourns Lagos APC treasurer, Sumbo Ajose