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5 Jan
As the world grapples with the highly mutated Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new Coronavirus variant called IHU has emerged in France. Scientists identified the new strain, B.1.640.2, at the institute IHU Méditerranée Infection in Marseille.
31 Dec
Vice Chancellor of the faith-based University, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Noah Yusuf, has urged the relevant authorities to brace up for the likely challenges that the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron...
10 Dec
Economic experts on Friday in Lagos advised the Federal Government to avoid another round of lockdown of the economy due to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
28 Nov 2021
While PCR tests can detect infection with Omicron, studies are looking to whether the Covid-19 variant of concern has any impact on other test types, the WHO said Sunday.
26 Nov 2021
South Africa on Friday slammed as "rushed" Britain's travel ban from six southern African countries, following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations.
11 Jul 2021
Ekiti State Government, yesterday, alerted its indigenes and residents to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) confirmation of the new COVID-19 variant in Nigeria.
18 Feb 2021
A variant of coronavirus acclaimed to have been initially detected in Nigeria contains a number of mutations that are disturbing, a report shows. The report by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom said the variant has been detected through genome sequencing. The report said the variant was first identified in Nigeria…

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command, on Friday said its operatives arrested four suspected vandals and recovered 500 railway slippers in Kaduna. The State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Idris Adah, said this at a News Conference in Kaduna. Adah said the suspects were arrested on May 13, on Jagindi road…
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The Police Command in Bauchi has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters undergoing training in the state. The Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil confirmed the arrest in a statement, on Saturday in Bauchi. He said operstives of the command acting on credible intelligence raided a hideout where the suspected cyber criminals were undergoing training…
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An All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain in Imo State, Chief Tony Chukwu has apologized to the people of Okigwe district. Speaking to reporters, Chukwu admitted that he should not have supported senatorial candidates against the bloc in the past. The St Gregory knight noted that Okigwe, which comprises Okigwe and Onuimo Local Government Areas, has…
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One of the 14 presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, has withdrawn from the presidential race. He claimed that "the contest has been obscenely monetized". In a letter addressed to the national chairman of PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, Hayatu-Deen said the current state of the contest in PDP negates his "principles". "I…
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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has urged the Federal Government to take drastic action against activities of the proscribed Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the North East. A Chieftain of the forum, Alhaji Musa Saidu, said this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Saidu, also the leader of Arewa community South-South and South East,…