Tag: Coronavirus

Michael IsaacJune 29, 2020

Nigerians react to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ‘Microchip’ postulations

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Believers Love World Church is currently trending on Nigeria Twitter. This trend is coming up ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 22, 2020

LONG READ: Face masks are the new condoms: How a public health preventive measure will save us (yet again)

Only six months ago, a young man walking into a bank, demanding to withdraw money at the counter would have ...

Michael IsaacJune 17, 2020

Dexamethasone: All we know about the new COVID-19 ‘breakthrough drug’

As world leaders are invested in finding a vaccine for the coronavirus that has shaken the world to its core, ...

EditorJune 17, 2020

The EPL resumes today, posing a different kind of COVID-19 risk for Nigerians

Football is integral to the lives of significant percentage of the Nigerian population. Our football teams, both male and female ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 16, 2020

Burna Boy and Rema nominated for 2020 BET Awards | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

BET has announced nominations for the 2020 Awards ceremony, which will also mark its 20th anniversary. The awards celebrate the ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJune 12, 2020

345 in Lagos; Nigerians express shock at latest Coronavirus cases

by Toluwanimi Onakoya The first case of Coronavirus in the country was recorded in February. The patient, an Italian who predominantly ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 29, 2020

Odion Ighalo to stay at Manchester United till January | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Odion Ighalo will remain at Manchester United and this was decided by Shanghai Shenhua, after it was revealed that Chinese ...

Bernard DayoMay 28, 2020

John Boyega is demanding better respect for black people | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

John Boyega has reacted to the racist lynching of an African African man George Floyd by white policemen in a ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 26, 2020

COVID-19: Nigeria Airforce embarks on rescue mission | The #YNaijaCover

On today’s Cover, he Nigerian Airforce (NAF) produced locally-made ventilators as its contribution to national efforts towards fighting coronvirus. The ...

Chinedu OkaforMay 26, 2020

Nigerians take to Twitter, demand from NCDC answers to COVID-19 puzzles

The Coronavirus by now is something the whole world is familiar with, and whether or not one has had a ...

Michael IsaacMay 26, 2020

See why everyone is talking about School resumption in Nigeria

With the world gradually coming out of lockdown and getting back to normal, news of school resumption in Nigeria is ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 26, 2020

INEC approves e-voting as from 2021 | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

INEC has said that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used for future elections in the country beginning from 2021, ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 22, 2020

Zainab Ahmed says Nigeria is heading towards recession | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, has said that the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices are set to force Nigeria’s ...

Oris AigbokhaevboloMay 22, 2020

Private citizens showed up for their neighbours during the Lagos lock down

Words by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo; Photos by Adeyinka Yusuf On 30 March, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the lock down of Lagos, ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 21, 2020

Is Osas Ighodaro starring in the Rattlesnake remake? | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Osas Ighodaro might be starring in the remake of the 1994 action classic Rattlesnake. The actress posted a cryptic image ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 18, 2020

Femi Adesina ‘incurs wrath’ of Nigerians | The #YNaijaCover

Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari disputed the claim that the ...

Chinedu OkaforMay 18, 2020

Twitter users go head-to-head over tweet on ‘anxiety’

I saw a viral tweet about someone getting anxiety over phonecalls, and another about anxiety over texting. Life is so ...

Michael IsaacMay 16, 2020

#FootballisBack and ‘Social Distancing’ is still a thing?

The German Bundesliga is back and there are hopes and reports that many other football leagues will soon hit their ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 13, 2020

COVID-19: NAFDAC speaks on ‘audio vaccines’ in Nigeria | The #YNaijaCover

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that it received only one application from ...

EditorMay 12, 2020

Governor Nyesom Wike’s antics in Rivers is a prime example of Nigerian lawlessness

On Sunday, 10th May 2020, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State began to act on his promises to punish Rivers ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 12, 2020

Living In Bondage: Breaking Free is coming soon to Netflix | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Living In Bondage: Breaking Free will be available this May on Netflix, and for those who missed its theatrical showing ...

Ado AminuMay 5, 2020

#TestKitScam: What is the likelihood that a goat and pawpaw tested positive for COVID-19?

Perhaps the last headline you or anyone for that matter will want to read in these uncertain times is “CDC ...

Op-ed EditorMay 4, 2020

Do you live in Rivers? Gov. Wike’s giveaway should interest you | The #YNaijaCover

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has announced a reward of 100,000 naira for any whistleblower that gives information on any ...

Chinedu OkaforMay 2, 2020

It’s a long battle but an African remedy may just be the solution to COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic which has prompted a swift halt of economic activities all around the world, and also caused entire ...

Omoleye OmoruyiApril 27, 2020

COVID-19 : If you’re in search of a recipe for disaster, Kano’s reliance on ‘verbal autopsies’ is one

First question: why the fuss? We get surprised easily and forget that we are still in a country where there ...

Ado AminuApril 24, 2020

The recklessness that led to Plateau State’s index coronavirus case

Daily updates on newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country have become as much a part of our lives ...

Chinedu OkaforApril 23, 2020

There may be many reasons to scapegoat the NCDC, Kano is not one of them

It’s easy to get caught up in the uniformity of conventional activities that make up our daily lives, so much ...

Edwin OkoloApril 22, 2020

Kano state is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases, we should be very worried

News coming out of Kano state over the last few days have been truly sobering. The state run by Governor ...

EditorApril 20, 2020

The NCDC dropped the ball yesterday, should we all be worried?

Yesterday, the NCDC didn’t release official figures for Coronavirus cases till well after midnight on 20th. Since Nigeria started monitoring ...

Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 9, 2020

Let’s try #StayingAliveTogether with these 5 tips to protect yourself against Coronavirus

The Coronavirus which is spreading like wildfire worldwide has dealt a huge blow to civilization and brought chaos to the ...

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