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Nigeria develops test kit for COVID-19

The federal government has launched RNASwift, a diagnostic kit, for the identification of the causal agent of COVID-19. At a press conference on Tuesday, Alex Akpa, director-general of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), the agency that developed the kit, said the RNASwift test kit is an indigenous diagnostic test kit designed, developed and validated in […]

Funke Akindele Did Not Buy Me A House – Pa James Clarifies

Veteran Nigerian actor Kayode Olasehinde ‘Ajirebi’ popularly known as Pa James has reacted to the reports making rounds that he has been gifted a house by Nollywood actress Funke Akindele. The veteran actor had cried out for help after his house located in Oke Isagun community of Oke Odo LGA in Lagos was destroyed by […]

Orientation camps to remain shut – NYSC

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said its orientation camps will reopen when it is very safe, in view of the formidable danger posed by COVID-19 pandemic. The Director of Press and Public Relations of the corps, Adenike Adeyemi, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. “The attention […]

Coronavirus: Nigerian govt raises fresh alarm

The federal government has again raised the alarm over non-compliance to safety measures against coronavirus. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, expressed concern at a briefing on Thursday in Abuja. He said PTF found that non-compliance had been largely fueled by skepticism and ignorance about the virus. Mustapha noted that […]

COVID-19: This is the right time to lockdown — PTF Chairman

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha yesterday said considering the increasing cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the country, it won’t be out of place to lock down Nigeria the second time. Declaring this during the COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, […]

Body of Lagos teenager swept away by flood recovered

Burial prayer for the teenager Deji Lambo The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said the remains of 19-year-old Aishat, who was swept away by flood on Monday, have been recovered from the Onilegogoro canal in the Surulere area of the state. PUNCH Metrohad reported that flood swept away the teenager after […]

“I was arrested by police officers pretending to be delivery agents” D’banj’s rape accuser Seyitan Babatayo releases statement as she addresses all that has happened since she came out with her claim

Seyitan Babatayo, the woman who accused singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, of rape, has released a statement detailing the timeline of events since she came out with her story. In the statement, Seyitan insisted that she was raped by D’banj. She also claimed that he arrested and intimidated her after she came […]