Tag "COVID19"

    How the booming demand for Zoom is changing our virtual world

How the booming demand for Zoom is changing our virtual world

It is Saturday morning (May 23, 2020) and I have just finished using Zoom, the hottest app in town, to participate in a training session facilitated by Olumide Ajomale; a coach, mentor, management consultant and fellow parishioner of Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral (AVMCC), GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. The training which focused on how you can creatively transform your business through [...]

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    ‘I don’t even eat pònmó’: COVID-19, hunger and social action

‘I don’t even eat pònmó’: COVID-19, hunger and social action

There have been some fascinating videos on social media showing the response of Nigerians to the Covid-19 outbreak, the lockdown in several states and reaction to governmental action and palliatives. Hunger is a worker of anti-miracles. One of the videos showed food being distributed to people in what seemed like a private initiative. Some of the recipients complained about what [...]

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    COVID-19: Prepare for the next flu season!

COVID-19: Prepare for the next flu season!

Influenza or flu, as it is commonly referred to, has been known to result in death from other causes, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure or pneumonia. However, for many years, cases of influenza have been underreported in medical records as cause of death. Several reasons have been adduced for this underreporting, including that, states are not [...]

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    UI lecturer writes paper on how to boost immunity against COVID-19

UI lecturer writes paper on how to boost immunity against COVID-19

Idayat Gbadamosi, an associate professor at the University of Ibadan, has written a yet-to-be-published paper on possible herbal ways of preventing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Gbadamosi, a well-published expert in ethnobotany and medicinal plants, says her publication is "targeted towards boosting the immune system to help fight the coronavirus," clearly stating that it is "not by any means a cure for [...]

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    PHOTOS: From Kaduna to Enugu, the battle against COVID-19 is real

PHOTOS: From Kaduna to Enugu, the battle against COVID-19 is real

Across the country, different states are adopting measures to tackle coronavirus. As of Wednesday, there were 174 cases in Nigeria. In the pictures below, officials in different state were seen doing their best to contain the spread of the disease. [...]

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    Nigerian microbiologists offer services towards COVID-19 response

Nigerian microbiologists offer services towards COVID-19 response

Microbiologists in Nigeria have offered their services to the federal and state governments of the country to help in their fight against COVID-19, the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS–CoV–2. The microbiologists, under the umbrella of The Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), made this known today in a press release signed by A. B. Suleiman, the virology representative of [...]

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    Coronavirus: The process of declaring state of emergency should begin

Coronavirus: The process of declaring state of emergency should begin

BY JUDE 'FERANMI In the coming days, we all need to prepare for a nationwide state of emergency, should we fail to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Projected estimates should the virus spread suggest that the only way we would fight a scourge is by total isolation, not even social distancing. This is the lesson we [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigeria had the opportunity to contain the virus but blew it

COVID-19: Nigeria had the opportunity to contain the virus but blew it

BY TAOPHEEK BABAYEJU On the 11th of  January 2020, China reported the first novel coronavirus related death of a 61-year-old man who had visited the animal market in Wuhan. Twelve days later, exactly on the 23rd, China took a proactive measure by imposing a strict lockdown in Wuhan, suspending flights and trains and shutting down subways, buses and ferries in an [...]

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    ‘Social distancing is from the Bible’ — Poju Oyemade asks churches to do the right thing

‘Social distancing is from the Bible’ — Poju Oyemade asks churches to do the right thing

Poju Oyemade, the senior pastor at The Covenant Nation, has called on churches to respect the government's call for social distancing, as a means for halting the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) He stated that social distancing is a biblical method for stopping the spread of a virus, emphasising that the concept is God's idea. The convener of The Platform Nigeria, who [...]

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    Travel ban: Can Nigeria legally refuse entry to its citizens from COVID19 high-risk countries?

Travel ban: Can Nigeria legally refuse entry to its citizens from COVID19 high-risk countries?

BY OYIN' KOMOLAFE On March 18, 2020, the Nigerian government finally heeded the calls of several concerned Nigerians and placed a ban on travels from thirteen “high risk” countries which had recorded more than 1000 cases of the coronavirus pandemic. Those countries include, inter alia: China, Italy, Iran, Germany, and the United Kingdom. But, Nigeria was not the first country to [...]

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    PHOTOS: No screening, no entry at Abuja court

PHOTOS: No screening, no entry at Abuja court

A federal high court in Abuja has issued a directive that anyone who refuses to undergo temperature screening at the entrance should be sent back. In a notice pasted at the court entrance on Friday, all staff and court visitors (including lawyers, litigants, press, orderlies) were asked to comply with the directive. "Anyone who refuses will be sent back. Prevention is better [...]

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