The CEO of the biotech says South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests. According to him, this will double the number of tests U.S. authorities can perform using kits sourced from South Korea to 1.5 million. SolGent […]

China has reportedly approved early-stage human tests for two experimental coronavirus vaccines. This breakthrough was revealed yesterday by State news agency Xinhua. The vaccines are being developed by Sinovac Biotech and by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, an affiliate of state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group. China’s National Health Commission has confirmed the trials will […]

THE Organized labour in Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the exclusion of Nigeria among the 25 poor countries benefitting from the debt relief services by the International Monetary Fund, IMF. The generosity of the IMF, was to help the benefitting countries contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, which has negatively affected their economy. The […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the European Union for donating the sum of N21 billion (€50 million) to support Nigeria’s efforts at controlling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The President praised the European body yesterday when he received a delegation to the country, led by Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, at the Aso Villa in […]

136 South Africa nationals were, yesterday, airlifted out of Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. This makes South Africa the ninth country to evacuate its citizens out of the country as a result of the current corona virus in Nigeria. The South Africa Airways SA2259 flight arrived Nigeria, yesterday afternoon, with 17 passengers, […]

The World Health Organisation at the weekend warned against easing restrictions on social distancing too early. Speaking at a Media Briefing, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that the WHO wants to see restrictions lifted as much as anyone but At the same time believe that , lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a […]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against cutting down the budget of Health and Education sectors in the proposed 2020 revised budget. A statement signed by the Chairman of the Union, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole, said it is now obvious that government has not learnt anything […]

Governor Ben Ayade, of Cross River, has asked civil servants from grade level 10 to return to work from Tuesday. The governor gave the directive three days after he said there was no need for social distancing if people wore masks. In a statement read by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Christian Ita, the […]

National Forces Alliance say former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has died after contracting the deadly Coronavirus disease. National Forces Alliance in a statement said Jibril died in Cairo, Egypt, where he had been hospitalised for two weeks Jubril served as interim Prime Minister of the opposition government that led the country through the civil […]

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