Tackling COVID-19: The Need for a Nigerian Response

The coronavirus is a human tragedy that is now affecting over a million people around the globe. The World Health Organization ( declared COVID 19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It indicated with certainty that the coronavirus (SARS CoV 2) will spread to all parts of the world and pointed out that all governments, …

FACT CHECK: NAFDAC Did not Approve Herbal Drug for COVID-19 Prevention, Treatment

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM On July 11 2020, several news blogs in Nigeria reported a claim that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had approved a PAX herbal drug as an immune booster against coronavirus (SARS-COV-2)  The various reports claimed that the Director of the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Reverend …

NCDC Bata Zargi Matasan Najeriya da Yada Cutar Corona a Najeriya Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar 3 ga watan Yulin shekara ta 2020, mafiya yawan kafafen yada labarai sun wallafa wani labari inda suka ce babban daraktan hukumar dakile yaduwar cututtuka ta kasa NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu ya zargi matasan Najeriya da yada cutar Corona a fadin Najeriya baki daya. Kafafen yada labaran da suka wallafa wannan …

FACT CHECK: Were 2 NCDC Isolation Centre Staff Caught on CCTV Engaging in Sexual Activity?

VERDICT: FALSE CLAIM:  On June 1st 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) received multiple copies of a video via WhatsApp for verification.  The video was captioned “NCDC Workers in one of the Isolation Centres, they were busy making Love, not aware that the CCTV Camera was recording all their moves !!!’’ …

FACT CHECK: NCDC Did Not Blame Youths for the Rapid Spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria

CLAIM:  On Friday, July 3, 2020, several online newspapers and blogs published a report claiming that the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, accused Nigerian youths of spreading the deadly Coronavirus across the country. The newspapers and blogs include the Nation Newspaper, Opera News, Linda Ikeji blog, PMNews and …