Cinemas in Nigeria seek Federal Gov’t’s assistance for COVID-19 recovery

“Nigeria’s cinema industry has urged the Federal Government to fulfil its promise of assisting the sector to fully recover from COVID-19 setbacks.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

Population of extremely poor persons in Nigeria hits 102m

“NECA’s report says that the number of citizens in extreme poverty now stands at an estimated 102 million, representing 50 per cent of the Nigeria’s estimated population of about 205 million, as against the 40 per cent reported by NBS in October last year.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

COVID-19 increased Nigerians’ health awareness

“A health and wellness expert, Ms Chiamaka Oragwu, said that COVID-19 increased people’s awareness about their health and the need to stay healthy. ‘Before COVID-19, a lot of people were ignorant about their health, but when the virus came with intensity, people began to buy fruits and vegetables,’ Oragwu says.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

COVID-19: Do not drop your guard, experts caution Nigerians

“Nigerians have been admonished not to drop their guard and become complacent because of the gradual drop in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection being recorded in the country.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

Decline in COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu orders phased reopening of primary, secondary schools from Monday (Nigeria)

“As Lagos recorded a decline in cases of COVID-19, the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, ordered that pre-primary schools in the state are to remain closed while other private and public primary schools are to reopen in phases commencing from Monday, September 21st.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

COVID-19: 10% of positive cases in Nigeria are children—Health Minister

“The Minister of State, Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, says 10 per cent of positive Coronavirus cases are children and adolescents with more than half of them in the age bracket of 10-18 years.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.3m

“The African Union (AU) Commission’s specialised healthcare agency said the number of COVID-19 recoveries in the continent reached 1,031,453. Africa’s total COVID-19 cases represent about five per cent of all cases reported globally, it said.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

As Africa’s COVID-19 cases rise, religious faith put to test

“The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the patience of some religious leaders across Africa who worry they will lose followers, and funding, as restrictions on gatherings continue.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

COVID-19: WHO says 220m vaccine doses to be tested in Africa

“The distribution of vaccine doses will be based on nation inhabitant numbers and front-line health workers and the most vulnerable being given first-batch priority… The COVAX initiative seeks to contribute to the purchase and equitable distribution of 2 billion doses of approved vaccines by the end of 2021.

via Vanguard (Nigeria)

COVID-19: Lagos health commissioner recovers, tests negative

“Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has tested negative for COVID-19, following the mandatory isolation.”

via Vanguard (Nigeria)