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COVID-19: NCDC to Conduct Household Survey in Four States

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) will conduct household surveys in four states in Nigeria to better understand the burden of COVID-19 infection in Nigeria. The seroprevalence surveys will be carried out in Gombe, Enugu, Nasarawa and Lagos States between September

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Nigerian Tax Policy Responses

By Oluwole Osagie – Jacobs It is common knowledge that the Nigerian economy is passing through perilous times. The economy which is the engine of the government has dipped precipitously due to the significant drop in the international price of crude oil and the COVID19 pandemic. Statistics from the Nigeria

COVID-19: Nigeria Postpones Resumption of International Flights

Jude Johnson The Federal Government on Thursday postponed the planned resumption of international flights initially suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the government has now announced Saturday, September 5, 2020; as the date for full resumption of international flights in and out of Nigeria. Equally important, the Director-General, Nigerian

Lagos’s Poor Lament COVID-19 Fallout: ‘We Don’t See the Virus, We See Suffering’

*Lockdown has tipped many working-class Nigerians from struggle to crisis By Emmanuel Akinwotu Drawing open the curtains in Alapere, Lagos, unveils a sea of shanty roofs and watery-coloured housing blocks. “We don’t see any virus but we see suffering,” says Juliana Chokpa, a 38-year-old cleaner. This working-class Lagos community has been reeling from

COVID-19: Despite Closed Borders, US Still Deporting Nigerians, Other African Nationals

*Over 189 deported between March-June 2020 By Joe Penney While flights across Africa have grounded to a halt and many nations have shut their borders to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, one American agency has ignored directives to stop cross-border travel. According to figures from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),

COVID-19 Local Herbal Treatment: My August Birthday Gift to the World

Various authors have reported the antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiplasmodial, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant, among other properties of the plants listed below. The phytochemical analysis on each plant has also been reported by various authors. Further analysis is needed on the crude aqueous extract and column fractions for isolation, identification and characterisation