Lagos deploys handwashing stations

The Lagos State Government said it has adopted internationally-accepted safety protocols in curbing the spread of the coronavirus across the state, including the deployment of 100 units of handwashing stations to strategic locations in its 20 local governments and Local…

Many Abuja residents not obeying COVID-19 protocols, says ex-FCT minister

Former Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Aliyu Modibbo has raised an alarm that many FCT residents are not obeying basic guidelines and protocols put in place by relevant authorities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Modibbo who is…

Nigeria records 675 new COVID-19 cases as total rises to 20, 919

Nigeria has confirmed 675 COVID-19 cases, rising to 20, 919 infections. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement Monday night via tweet on the same day seven deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths…

Coronavirus: Energy firms permitted to chase unpaid bills again

Energy companies have been given the go-ahead to chase unpaid energy bills again – although they have been warned not to be aggressive in their pursuit. Regulator Ofgem has told suppliers it is not in anyone’s interests for an open-ended…

COVID 19; Lagosians resort to herbal concoction for prevention, treatment

The use of ‘Agbo’, herbal concoction, has continued to gain grounds among some people in Lagos State as a preventive medicine against contracting coronavirus especially in Oshodi. The consumers of the ‘Agbo’ believe that taking the herbal concoction will either…

Nick Watney: Coronavirus positive test forces US golfer out of RBC Heritage

American Nick Watney has withdrawn from the RBC Heritage after testing positive for coronavirus prior to round two. Watney, 39, delivered a negative test before the tournament and shot a three-over-par 74 in the first round. However, a PGA statement…

2021 Africa Cup of Nations: CAF still prioritising January start

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is still prioritising a January start for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, despite ongoing uncertainty about the continent’s football because of coronavirus. Unclear when many competitions will resume across the continent, where only…

Broncos’ Kareem Jackson tests positive for coronavirus

The list of NFL players to test positive for COVID-19 continues to grow. Safety Kareem Jackson on Wednesday became the second member of the Broncos with a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, joining star linebacker Von Miller, who revealed…

15 friends get coronavirus on first night out at bar after lockdown

A group of 15 friends have fallen ill with coronavirus after meeting up for a drink for the first time since lockdown restrictions were eased. Erika Crisp, 40, who lives in Florida, US, fell ill after going for a drink…

Benitez, Paulinho back to China and into coronavirus quarantine

Champions League winner Rafael Benitez and former Barcelona star Paulinho have arrived back in China after being locked out by coronavirus, but now face 14 days’ quarantine and an indefinite wait for the season to begin. About a third of…

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