Tags: COVID-19

IMF: Dangote Refinery, Supportive Credit Facility, Can Accelerate Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Process

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has noted that the non-oil sector of the Nigerian economy could be stronger, benefitting from its recent growth momentum, higher production from the new Dangote Refinery, and supportive credit policies. In IMF’s Executive Board 2021 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria released recently, the global organisation added that Nigeria’s ratification of…

Huawei-Based 5G Telemedicine Solution Wins Covid-19 Innovation Award

The telemedicine solution for COVID-19 developed by the China-Japan Friendship Hospital based on Huawei’s 5G network solutions has been awarded GSMA GLOMO ‘Best Innovation for COVID-19 Pandemic Response & Recovery’. This award shows the industry’s recognition of 5G smart healthcare for its role in helping combat the virus. The judges of the award have commented…

Covid-19: Senate wants UK Government to Remove Nigeria from Red List

The Nigerian Senate has condemned the United Kingdom’s inclusion of Nigeria in their COVID-19 red list without justification. The chamber, accordingly, called on the British authorities to consider removing Nigeria from the red list. The United Kingdom had on Saturday, 4th of December added Nigeria to a red list over Omicron, a variant of Coronavirus…

Yuletide: UBA Foundation Projects Message of Hope, Encouragement as Uzoka lights up Foundations’ Garden

Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its UBA Foundation has been spreading joy across Africa for many years as they continue to give back to the underprivileged in the communities in which they operate. At the UBA Foundation gardens in Lagos where the bank is head quartered, a lights up ceremony was held…

Orientation: DG Warns Prospective Corps Members Against Fake Covid-19 Documents

Prospective Corps Members for the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream Two Orientation Course have been warned against coming to camp with fake COVID-19 document for registration. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this warning today during a live webinar jointly hosted by the National Youth Service Corps and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in preparation…

COVID-19: Ogun To Bar Unvaccinated Residents From Public Places January 1

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday, flagged off COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign, with the plan to vaccinate two million people across the state, saying all unvaccinated residents risk being barred from government offices, schools, markets and public transport. According to him evidence of full vaccination will be required for anybody who wants to do…

India To Partner NYSC On Capacity Building For Corps Members

The Republic of India has stated its readiness to offer capacity building training for Corps Members. It also said it would strengthen its cooperation with Nigeria on youth empowerment. The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur disclosed this on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim…

Isolation Centres: Oyo Govt. Debunks Paucity of Funds Claim

The Oyo State Ministry of Health, on Thursday, declared that allegations that paucity of funds had hit the State’s isolation centres as reported in the news were false. The Ministry, which made the clarification in a statement released on Thursday, said that the allegations were untrue and baseless, adding that the state government has been…

COVID-19: Wike Threatens To Re-impose Lockdown in Rivers

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has threatened to re-impose the suspended COVID-19 lockdown measures if residents fail to adhere to the existing COVID-19 protocols. The governor who gave this warning in a broadcast on Monday said daily figures released from the NCDC show that both the transmission and death rates in the last…

Stanbic IBTC: Softer Inflows of New Work Prompt Moderation In Private Sector Activity Growth

Business conditions in Nigeria’s private sector improved modestly midway through the third quarter, but the rate of growth slowed to a six-month low. Softer upticks in output, new orders and employment contrasted with quicker expansions in held inventories as firms seek to take advantage of faster lead times, and protect against any future supply shocks.…