Tag: COVID-19

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaJuly 2, 2020

#ThursdayTalksLagos: Accountability on COVID-19 funds dominate conversations at June edition

“How is the government spending COVID-19 funds?” a troubling question that plagues the minds of many Nigerians. June edition of Thursday ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaJuly 1, 2020

COVID-19: Reactions as gunmen attack Kogi hospital during media briefing

Shocking news hit the airwaves early Wednesday when it was reported that unknown gunmen attacked and disrupted a scheduled press ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Toluwanimi OnakoyaJune 11, 2020

Media trends in the ‘new normal’ you may want to consider for brand awareness

by Toluwanimi Onakoya The Coronavirus pandemic has left the world staggering in its wake. Having affected 158 countries, the effects of ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Michael IsaacMay 19, 2020

All there’s to know about NCDC, Nigerians, and #EndCovidScamNow currently trending

Nigerians on Twitter have called out the NCDC over the ever-rising figures on the COVID-19 ‘confirmed cases’ in Nigeria. In ...

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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 ...

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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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Chinedu OkaforMay 7, 2020

The NCDC needs to consider stronger campaigns if we’d win over the ‘Doubting Thomasses’

If there is one habit synonymous with adults, it is falling into routine. We often have that thing we can’t ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMay 6, 2020

Are we going to ignore reports of ‘Yobe mysterious deaths’ like we did with Kano?

Recorded cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have continued to increase and nearing 3,000 as of Wednesday, May 6. Amid ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ado AminuApril 30, 2020

Why are Nigerians protesting the NCDC bill? Take a look for yourself

If no-holds-barred criticism is what makes a great government, the Federal Republic of Nigeria may very well lead in global ...

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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 ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 25, 2020

As COVID-19 stretches health facilities in Africa, End Malaria awareness is now more urgent than ever

Since the Abuja 2000 Political Declaration on Roll Back Malaria, global efforts have dramatically reduced the global malaria burden. Unprecedented ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ado AminuApril 21, 2020

#OilPrice: Here’s how the crash concerns us unless we plan to drink our oil anytime soon

2020 is in a race with itself to shock us more and more each day, and it is winning. Shock ...

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Nelson C.JApril 14, 2020

#PayUsWithBVN is trending, will the FG listen or allow hoodlums consume us all?

Since the first major case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos; critics, interest groups and Nigerians in general ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiApril 10, 2020

It is finished! The Health Minister doesn’t think front line health workers are doing anything special

This period has brought with it interesting times and the owners of circuses; indeed. What’s today’s story? Nigeria’s Health Minister, ...

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Nelson C.JApril 6, 2020

‘Congratulations Sir,’ is trending on Twitter and this is what it’s about

In the late hours of Sunday, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, announced through his official Twitter handle that he tested negative ...

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EditorApril 6, 2020

COVID-19 is a crisis like no other, these are 10 effects the pandemic will have on Nigeria

By Isime Esene and Ifedayo Adeleye After it was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation in January, ...

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Ifedayo AdeleyeApril 6, 2020

COVID-19 is a crisis like no other, these are 10 effects the pandemic will have on Nigeria

After it was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation in January, Coronavirus (widely known as COVID-19) has ...

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Bernard DayoApril 3, 2020

This Lagos ”breaking news” is the kind that will excite you | The @YNaija Cover –

The Lagos state government has announced the discharge of four Coronavirus patients. Meanwhile, 18 patients had earlier been discharged, after ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 2, 2020

Akwa Ibom mistook COVID-19 results for number of votes? | The #YNaija Cover

The headquarters of Nollywood may be moving to Uyo in the next few days if the action of the state ...

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Nelson C.JApril 2, 2020

Here’s what’s up in the Ada Ada vs. Durosoke battle on Twitter

Amidst the newly discovered cases of Coronavirus in Lagos and Akwa Ibom, Nigerians are taking a recess to argue about ...

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