COVID-19: Nigeria won’t suspend hydroxychloroquine trial — NAFDAC
The announcement comes a day after the WHO announced a temporary suspension of hydroxychloroquine trials.
Governors meet on Wednesday over financial autonomy for states’ judiciary, legislature
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, signed into law, an Executive Order, granting financial autonomy to the legislative and the judicial arms in the 36 states.
Global leaders discuss how Africa can achieve post-COVID-19 economic recovery
The leaders spoke at the second UBA African Day Conversations on the theme, “Growth, Jobs, and Sustainable Development Amidst a Global Pandemic.”
AfDB Probe: How Ethics Committee cleared Adesina
On May 5, the Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) declared the president of the bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, innocent of corruption allegations raised by some whistleblowers within the bank. The committee, headed by Takuji Yano, the institution’s Japan Executive Director, described the 16-count allegations against Mr Adesina, who […]
How African countries’ anti-suicide laws support the opposite
African countries average 10 male suicides per 100,000 per year.
Peace vital for sustainable development in Africa – Buhari
Mr Buhari stressed the need for African leaders to ensure that every effort is made to ensure the success of silencing the guns on the continent.
Coronavirus: Ventilator fabricated by NAF ready for use – Official
Mr Abubakar said the ventilators were jointly fabricated by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and NAF.
British govt eases coronavirus measures in England
The prime minister had already announced on Sunday that schools in England would be opened again for certain classes from June.
INVESTIGATION: Officials indifferent as Dangote refinery violated lockdown rules
With an estimated US$12 billion already invested, and the failure to meet its 2019 completion deadline, there is a race against time to bring the refinery on stream
WHO fears ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritises testing
“My first point for Africa, my first concern, is that a lack of testing is leading to a silent epidemic in Africa.”
COVID-19: Anambra, Delta hold talks to check movement on Niger Bridge
Mr Adinuba was commenting on the barricade built on the orders of Governor Willie Obiano at the Asaba-end of the bridge.
Coronavirus: Nigeria records 229 new cases, seven deaths
The country has now confirmed over 8,000 cases of the deadly virus.
COVID-19: How we plan to conduct Ondo, Edo polls — INEC
INEC says it will align with the guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, and NCDC.
COVID-19: WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns
WHO also said this decision only applies to the use of the hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in COVID-19 patients.
Amnesty International, others ask Akwa Ibom govt, SSS to release detained journalist
The SSS has commented on its arrest of the journalist.
Nigeria’s economy grew in first quarter 2020 amidst global crisis
The rate of growth however was the slowest in more than a year.
Coronavirus: West African farmers count losses, fear for worse – Report
The farmers say the response to the pandemic has affected everybody because all activities have slowed down
Traders report tomato shortage as pest reappears in Kano
Tuta Absoluta, also known as Tomato Leafminer or Tomato Ebola, was first recorded in Nigeria in 2015 but has reappeared and ravaging farms across Nigeria
Inside AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against Akinwumi Adesina
Mr Adesina denies wrongdoing and the Bank’s ethics committee sides with him.
COVID-19: Nigeria evacuates 69 nationals from Lebanon
An official said the evacuees were made up of 50 trafficked young women and 19 others.
Coronavirus: Human trial of vaccine shows promising results in China
The early-stage trial was conducted by researchers at several laboratories and included 108 participants aged 18 to 60.