Access Denied: COVID-19 Pandemic Complicates Journalists’ Work

Access Denied: COVID-19 Pandemic Complicates Journalists’ Work

While institutions, governments, elected officials, companies and sports federations are all having to adapt to new constraints under the coronavirus pandemic, experts say they are often using the health crisis as an excuse to restrict journalists’ access. Fewer physical press conferences, questions that must be submitted in advance or sometimes no questions at all, queries…

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COVID-19: Nigeria must embrace e-learning now – Olanipekun

COVID-19: Nigeria must embrace e-learning now – Olanipekun

Chief Wole Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said that Nigeria must embrace e-learning for educational development amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Olanipekun stated this on Thursday during the inauguration of projects and unveiling of new Vice-Chancellor for Ajayi Crowther University(ACU) in Oyo. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olanipekun is…

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COVID-19: NCDC records 131 new cases, as total infections now 56,735

COVID-19: NCDC records 131 new cases, as total infections now 56,735

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. It said the new cases were confirmed in 18 states. The health agency said Lagos state…

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NCDC, experts differ on ending face masks, temperature checks

NCDC, experts differ on ending face masks, temperature checks

• It’s when COVID-19 vaccine is found, says Centre• Nigeria has to be certified free first, virologist declares• NMA president says nobody can predict the time• Cost-weary citizens do away with shields There seems no end yet for temperature checks and use of face masks as experts, yesterday, expressed diverse positions on when Nigerians should…

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Coronavirus infection rates soar in US college towns as students return

Coronavirus infection rates soar in US college towns as students return

Kindly Share This Story: Masked students cross an intersection on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. PHOTO: AP Just two weeks after students started returning to US school, Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become  coronavirus epicentre. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the…

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FG says COVID-19 curve flattening, urges suspension of medics’ strike

FG says COVID-19 curve flattening, urges suspension of medics’ strike

The Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, yesterday, said Nigeria had made tremendous progress in containing the disease, citing data from other nations. It stated that the curve was flattening. The panel warned that this “positive development should be taken with vigilance and cautious optimism based on the fact that we are convinced that we have…

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‘41,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Africa’

‘41,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Africa’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that about 41,000 health workers have been infected with the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Africa. The global health agency observed that frontline health workers are at greater risk of infection because of the care they provide to patients. It said COVID-19 pandemic had reaffirmed that to keep…

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‘The strategic role of Zakat in cushioning the effect of pandemic’

‘The strategic role of Zakat in cushioning the effect of pandemic’

NASFAT Agency for ZAKAT and Sadaqat (NAZAS) has provided financial help to thousands of Muslims across the country to get them through the immediate difficulty caused by the pandemic.  During the yearly general meeting, The Chairman of NAZAS, Hafiz Bakare said the agency was able to achieve this success through regular payment of Zakat and Sadaqat…

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‘Local production of facemasks, others to bolster import substitution’

‘Local production of facemasks, others to bolster import substitution’

In line with its import substitution strategy and need to provide affordable hygiene products for Nigerians, especially those in the healthcare sector, Wemy Industries has concluded plans to commence the production of facemask and hand sanitizing wipes locally. According to the Managing Director and CEO of Wemy Industries, Paul Odunaiya, the backward integration plan was…

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Cleric points Nigeria to path of recovery

Cleric points Nigeria to path of recovery

• Urges Buhari to effect the release of Leah Sharibu The Anglican Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Rt. Rev’d Ndubuisi Obi has said that Nigeria, as presently constituted, is not working. He said the country is unworkable unless the faulty unitary foundation is reset on the path of a restructured federation back to its independence-era structure,…

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