We are not done with COVID-19 yet. More and more cases are recorded every other day. But the good news is more people are also recovering. Amid all of this, information is key and this is why we curate news from across Nigeria – the updates, the insights.
Nigeria did not request for Madagascar’s COVID-19 ‘cure’ – SGF
The Nigerian government has said it did not request for COVID-Organics, a herbal medicine used by Madagascar to treat COVID-19 patients.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.
No conclusion yet on ‘strange’ deaths in Kano
The federal government says there are no conclusions yet with regard to ‘strange’ deaths in Kano.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
He said that investigations were still ongoing in the matter.
FG, Global citizen unveils solidarity support fund to fight COVID-19
The Federal Government through the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in partnership with the Global citizen has launched a solidarity support fund to aid the fight against COVID-19 in the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who officially unveiled the initiative at a virtual teleconference meeting monitored by The Guardian on Thursday said the fund would be used to provide immediate support to the nation’s most vulnerable communities in the fight against COVID-19.
Presidency reveals plans for economy, healthcare, others after COVID-19
Abuja has revealed measures by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to assuage apprehension, particularly in respect of the economy, healthcare, job security and general wellbeing of Nigerians among others after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) wave in the country.
The measures, the presidency said, are coming against the backdrop of the global anxiety on what the future holds for humanity post-COVID-19.
Senate reacts to Governors’ call to suspend Infectious Disease Bill
The Senate has reacted to the call by Governors on the National Assembly to suspend its consideration of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, in a message on Twitter said the Governors have not formally communicated their request to the upper chamber.