Tag: Coronavirus

Bernard DayoJanuary 25, 2021

Predicting Nollywood in the second year of coronavirus

Around this time last year, Nollywood was looking to rise from the ashes of the Lionheart Oscar fracas from late ...

Uroupa KiakubuDecember 17, 2020

COVID-19: Nigeria needs to put structures in place to meet up with the challenges of the 21st century

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that efforts are ongoing to acquire approved COVID-19 vaccines in January 2021. ...

Ado AminuNovember 24, 2020

Coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. should tell Nigeria that the pandemic isn’t over

A viral video now featured on Aljazeera English of a frontline nurse in El Paso, Texas brings the conversation on ...

Bernard DayoNovember 20, 2020

Should we go to the cinemas with coronavirus still around?

With coronavirus still much around, we are never going back to the time when it was completely safe to watch ...

Michael IsaacNovember 11, 2020

What Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could mean for Nigerians

When COVID-19 spiked globally and the world virtually came to a halt, people prayed for one thing – a vaccine ...

Michael IsaacAugust 4, 2020

Air Peace isn’t the only victim of the ripple effect of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly had a negative effect on many businesses in Nigeria and across the world. From businesses ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJuly 22, 2020

Third Mainland Bridge to be shut down on Friday – FG | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Government has announced that there will be a partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, from ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJuly 21, 2020

Buhari’s ally and confidant, Ismaila Isa Funtua is dead | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Founding Managing Director of New Africa Holdings (publishers of the defunct Democrat newspapers), Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, is dead. He ...

EditorJuly 14, 2020

Though the Eti-Osa Isolation centre is closing, YPO is still committed to contributing its quota to improving healthcare in Nigeria

In an effort to help the community the Young President Organisation (YPO) Lagos Chapter approached the Lagos State Government and ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJuly 14, 2020

602 repentant Boko Haram members denounce membership | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Amidst increasing insurgent attacks in the North East of the country, there are reports that about 602 repentant Boko Haram ...

EditorJuly 10, 2020

With 150 vaccines in development & 19 in clinical trials, there is real progress in ending Covid19

Eight months into the region outbreak that has escalated into a global pandemic, the true mental toll of living in ...

EditorJuly 6, 2020

Domestic flights resume July 8, but is it too soon?

It was inevitable that the Nigerian government would eventually be forced to remove all travel restrictions and reopen interstate roads, ...

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 ...

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