Category: Corona Virus in Nigeria

CACOVID donates N1.4bn medical equipment, 26,400 test kits to boost Covid-19 testing across Nigeria

CACOVID donates N1.4bn medical equipment, 26,400 test kits to boost Covid-19 testing across Nigeria

L-R: Dr. Kola Jinadu, Team, Lead, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Rapid Response Team, Lagos; Osayi Alile, CEO, ACT Foundation; Zouera Youssoufou, MD/CEO, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Mrs.Babatunde Olajumoke, Deputy director, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos Office at the presentation of test kits and medical laboratory equipment to Nigeria Center for Disease…

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Indian Businessman Spends £4,000 On Face Mask Made From Gold

Indian Businessman Spends £4,000 On Face Mask Made From Gold

[embedded content] Businessman Shankar Kurade from western India’s Pune city has ditched his medical face mask for an attention-drawing solid gold mask. The 49-year-old is said to have spent an equivalent of £4,000 for the face covering which weighs 60 grams and took eight days to create. Kurade’s love for gold is not new as he…

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Sustainable clean energy can boost Africa’s economic recovery

Sustainable clean energy can boost Africa’s economic recovery

• Coronavirus presents opportunity for transition to renewable energy, says Osinbajo• Nigeria’s post-COVID plan to include 5 million solar connections As countries continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, a new guide by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), shows investment in clean energy would boost efforts by countries, and help them recover from…

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Africa’s twin battles: Covid-19 and fake news

Africa’s twin battles: Covid-19 and fake news

Just under four months after Africa recorded its first coronavirus case, the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 250,000.Although this number is far lower than what we’ve seen in Europe, the US and Asia, the World Health Organization says that the pandemic is gaining ground in Africa. The agency says it took the…

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Akeredolu in stormy waters over handing over to deputy

Akeredolu in stormy waters over handing over to deputy

Akeredolu ‘Deputy governor more treacherous than Omoboriowo’Amidst increasing cases of coronavirus infections in Ondo State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, are enmeshed in political war on who controls the government now and next year. The cold relationship between the duo, who had enjoyed harmony before they came to power on February 24, 2017,…

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Experts seek digital channels to cushion COVID-19 effect on businesses

Experts seek digital channels to cushion COVID-19 effect on businesses

Experts in Nigeria’s business sector have called for more adoption of digital channels in running business activities, saying it would help cushion the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and boost the nation’s economic recovery post-COVID-19. Speaking during the Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria’s (RMBN), Economic and Business Conference Webinar Series, tagged: “Digital Transformation: Building change…

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Air cargo demand surges amid global capacity crunch

Air cargo demand surges amid global capacity crunch

As world airlines gradually return to operations after the coronavirus-induced lockdown, demand in air cargo is also beginning to improve despite subsisting capacity crunch. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) data for global air freight markets released yesterday, showed that capacity remains unable to meet demand as a result of the loss of belly cargo operations…

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What is the way forward for Nigeria, post-COVID-19?

What is the way forward for Nigeria, post-COVID-19?

PHOTO: AFP The global pandemic from COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organisation in February 2020. It has profoundly impacted and exposed every part of our world to disruptive paralysis as a result of the failure of every government, business and organisation to plan for the greatest known threat to socioeconomic continuity since 2006.…

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Of conspiracy theories and COVID-19

Of conspiracy theories and COVID-19

Bill Gates, Wuhan Laboratory, 5 G- Connections, the US Military, Big Pharmaceutical Companies, and our own home-spawned twists have all become clichés in conspiracy theories around COVID-19. Since the invasion of the human race with the novel coronavirus, more than half of the global population has been on one form of lockdown or the other…

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Caution as schools, airports partially re-open

Caution as schools, airports partially re-open

PHOTO: Tellimer As the federal authorities ease travel restrictions, schools partially re-open soon, airlines begin operations tomorrow, duty bearers at various levels should be more resourceful in managing various activities as user fatigue seems to have set in after many months of observing COVID-19 restriction rules and regulation. Reason: the battle against the pandemic hasn’t…

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