Tags: COVID-19

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.…

COVID-19: Lagos Records 135 Deaths, Begins Vaccination Wednesday

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has confirmed the record of 135 fatalities in the current third wave of the pandemic, highlighting the havoc being wreaked by deadly strains of the virus spreading in the country. The Governor during a briefing on Monday at the State house, Ikeja revealed that the State has taken the delivery…

President Buhari Signs Petroleum Industry Bill into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law. The president’s assent to the bill is coming few weeks after the bill was passed by the national Assembly. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President assented to the Bill on…

NYSC Refutes Report of COVID-19 Positive Corps Members in Camps

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday says there is no COVID-19 positive Corps member in any of its Orientation Camps nationwide. The NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi who made the clarification in a statement in Abuja described reports making rounds as misleading. She said, “Attention of the NYSC Management have…

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…