January 19, 2021

NCDC Okays COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits, Unveils New Guideline

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recommended the use of RDTs rapid antigen tests to boost the nation’s COVID-19 testing capacity. Consequently, the centre has unveiled a new guideline for state governments, public and private institutions on use of approved Antigen (Ag)-based Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for the virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had, last September, announced the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) of two Ag RDTs, manufactured […]
January 13, 2021

Nigeria Women Launch a Retaliatory Stingy Women Association of Nigeria (SWAN) with motto: Do Not Open

Nigeria women have taken to social media to launch a retaliatory Stingy Women Association of Nigeria (SWAN) with her motto: Do Not Open Recall that “Stingy Men Association of Nigeria” is going viral and gathered momentum on Monday when Don Jazzy, Nigerian record producer joined the movement as ‘Head of Union’. The Stingy Men Association of Nigeria was kickstarted on social media and created to make fun but now getting […]
January 12, 2021

DSS Uncovers Plots to Incite Religious Violence in Selected States in Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to alert the public about plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country. Targeted States include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and those in the South East. Part of the plans is to cause inter-religious conflicts as well as use their foot soldiers to attack some worship centres, religious leaders, personalities, key and vulnerable […]
January 10, 2021

Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Suit against Obaseki

A Federal High Court Abuja on Saturday dismissed a University of Ibadan Degree certificate forgery suit instituted by the All Progressive Congress APC against Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki for want of merit. Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed dismissed the suit on the grounds that both APC and one of its chieftains Edobor Williams failed to prove allegations of forgery against Obaseki. According to the judge, the plaintiffs reliance on […]
January 10, 2021

Iran Bans Importation Of Covid Vaccines from the US & UK

Vaccines produced by the US and UK will be banned from entering Iran, its supreme leader has said, even though his country has suffered the worst virus outbreak in the Middle East. “Imports of US and British vaccines into the country are forbidden … They’re completely untrustworthy,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a live televised speech. “It’s not unlikely they would want to contaminate other nations. “Given our experience with […]
January 10, 2021

COVID-19: Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Receive first dose of Vaccine

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, joining more than 1 million people in the UK who have been given the vaccine. In an unusual move, Buckingham Palace – which rarely comments on the private health matters of the couple – announced that the 94-year-old head of state and her consort had been given the injection. It is understood the queen […]
January 10, 2021

Ben Carson, Trump Jr. Attack Twitter For Deleting POTUS’ Account

US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump Jr, Saturday criticized Twitter for deleting the U.S President’s account from its site. The micro-blogging site had on Wednesday banned Trump from publishing/posting information on the site. This, however, is not unconnected to the protest at Capitol Hill, Washington, which Trump was accused of instigating. Other social media platforms like, Facebook and Instagram equally banned Trump. On Saturday […]
January 8, 2021

Buhari, Osinbajo, Mustapha To Take COVID-19 Vaccine On Live TV

Faisal Shuaib, executive director, and chief executive officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to help drive awareness. Around 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are expected in the country at the end […]
January 8, 2021

Social Media Companies Should Ban Trump Permanently – Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States and wife of Barack Obama, released a statement on Twitter about the riot at the Capitol Hill, and called on social media companies to ban President Trump permanently from their platforms. “Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior — and go even further than they have already by permanent banning this man from their […]
January 3, 2021

CRYPTOCURRENCY: Price of Bitcoin Reaches all-time High in 2020

The price of Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, has grown four times from nearly US$5,000 in March 2020 to an all-time high of over US$20,000 in December 2020. According to GlobalData, the changing monetary policies, rising inflation and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted investors focus to alternative asset classes like cryptocurrencies to secure the value of their capital. “Unlike Bitcoin’s previous surge in 2017, which was […]