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Published 10.06.2020 14:34
In Nigeria the Airforce is producing ventilators from locally sourced material.
Researchers from the Nigeria Air Force Institute of Technology in Kaduna have designed ventilators that are made from locally sourced materials. The ventilators are expected to help the country in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inclusion,
Published 16.06.2020 14:16
A Nigerian graffiti artist is aiming to inspire youths in his area through graffiti art in a Lagos suburb.
The animated graffiti designs seen around Mushin are being created by Fawas Adeoye, one of a new generation of Nigerian graffiti artists in Lagos. 28-year-old Fawas has been painting for more than 12 years, from creating backdrops for musical videos to paintings on canvases. He believes that his art encourages,…
Health, ,
Published 07.06.2020 08:01
Nigeria to continue with Covid-19 chloroquine clinical trial.
The Nigerian government has announced that they will go ahead with their clinical trial for Covid-19 treatment using chloroquine. This comes after the WHO suspended a similar trial due to safety concerns. The director of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (Nafdac), Mojisola Adeyeye, explained that…
Health, ,
Published 27.05.2020 13:06
In Nigeria, the Catholic Church has offered up all their health facilities for Covid-19 treatment.
Over 400 facilities that are located all over the country will be used as isolation centers for Covid-19 patients. This comes at a time when the country was now considering home-based care for Covid-19 patients due to the lack of available hospital beds in some parts of the country.
Health, ,
Published 23.05.2020 09:24
In Nigeria, the University of Benin has produced a ventilator that can work without electricity for one hour.
The project was a collaboration between researchers from the Faculties of Engineering and Medical Sciences at the university. They sought to create a device that addresses challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the country’s situation. As such they created a device that can work without electricity for…
Health, ,
Published 20.05.2020 12:27
In Nigeria, a filmmaker has created an animated monster to teach children about Covid-19.
Niyi Akinmolayan created a 90-second animation featuring a Covid-19 monster to help children understand the need for social distancing and washing your hands during the pandemic. The clip was originally made available in English and three Nigerian languages but has since been translated into other languages used all over the…
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Published 20.05.2020 09:56
Non-profit delivers masks for the vulnerable in Africa and gives jobs to local tailors
A non-profit organisation African Masks distributes cloth masks in several countries across Africa. While some governments introduced compulsory mask-wearing, many impoverished communities cannot afford a mask. Teams of African Masks volunteers distribute masks to the most vulnerable and populated communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Senegal, Kenya, Benin and Nigeria.
Lockdown,
Published 10.05.2020 10:03
In Nigeria, the government has announced the reopening of government offices and banks from the 4th of May.
The presidential task force for coronavirus said the reopening is part of the phased easing of lockdown in the capital, Abuja, the commercial city of Lagos and Ogun state. The government offices will have staffers of specific grades return in the first phase so as to avoid crowded office space.…
Health,
Published 06.05.2020 17:26
In Nigeria face masks have now been made compulsory in Africa’s largest city, Lagos.
The authorities in Lagos, have made the wearing of face masks mandatory in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. The government said that anyone who fails to use a face mask in a public place in the city will be penalised. Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the…
Inclusion,
Published 04.05.2020 20:01
In Nigeria, the Red Cross donates relief items to the vulnerable.
In Nigeria, the Red Cross in Lagos has distributed relief items to vulnerable people in the Makoko, community which is one of the communities that has been hit hard by the country’s lockdown. The organisation provided essential food items that could last a family of six for one-week to informal…

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