Tags: COVID-19

NCDC Confirms Case of Highly Transmissible COVID-19 Delta Variant In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected a confirmed case with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2. The Head of Communications, NCDC, Dr Yahya Disu, who announced the development in a statement on Thursday, said the variant was detected in a traveler to Nigeria, following the routine travel test required…

Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo Rise to the Top Amid Pandemic

Although the aviation industry took a hard hit in 2020 and suffered its heaviest losses to date, Turkish Airlines distinguished itself with relatively good business performance. According to CAPA (Centre for Aviation, part of the Aviation Week Network) Turkish Airlines established itself as the busiest aircraft carrier in Europe during the pandemic, and one of…

COVID-19 New Variants: Lagos Puts 14 Countries on Watch List

As part of the strategic efforts to mitigate the third wave of COVID-19 in Lagos, the State Government has placed 14 countries on close monitoring. The state government also restated its commitment to strictly enforce COVID travel protocols, especially for inbound travellers. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who made this known at a…

UMRAH 2021: Lagos Pegs Fare at N1.37 Million

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has pegged the fare for performing the Y2021 Umrah (lesser Hajj) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at N1.37 million, being the least package fees. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Rahman Ishola, who disclosed this in a statement issued by the Board on Tuesday, added that…

COVID-19: FAAN Direct Drivers to Pick up Arriving Passengers Only at Car Parks

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday announced that drivers are prohibited from picking up passengers at the frontage of airport terminals but are to pick them up only at car parks. This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu. Yakubu in the statement advises…

Sanwo-Olu Approves Further Easing Of Restriction On Social Centres

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has approved further easing of restrictions on social centres across the State with immediate effect. The Governor gave the approval after due consultations and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDAs including the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Lagos State Safety Commission. The Commissioner…

FG Assures Nigerians of Astrazeneca Vaccine Safety

The Federal Government has assured its citizens that there is no cause for fear regarding the batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine delivered to the country recently. The government insists that Nigeria did not receive any dose from the batch of vaccines in contention, adding that all side effects reported so far in Nigeria had been mild.…

Covid-19: House Of Rep. Calls For Reopening Of Kano, P’Harcourt, Enugu International Airports

The House of Representatives has asked the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 to reopen the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, which was shut in March 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It said this would restore lost jobs and cater to the travel needs of thousands of passengers, largely from Northern Nigeria,…

COVID-19: CACOVID Donates Incinerator, 260 Oxygen Cylinder To Lagos State

The private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), on Tuesday, fulfilled its pledge to the Lagos State Government by donating 260 medical oxygen gas cylinder and newly purchased Incinerator to Yaba Isolation centre in Lagos. Speaking to media at the commissioning of the Incinerator and presentation of gas cylinder to Lagos State government, Managing Director and…

Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria PMI: Business Conditions Continue To Improve Amid Stronger Client Demand

February data signalled another modest expansion in the Nigerian private sector, underpinned by solid growth in new orders and output. Companies continued to expand their purchasing activity and resumed hiring efforts during the month. Signs of spare capacity were again evident, with a fresh record reduction in backlogs registered. Meanwhile, unfavourable exchange rate movements, higher…