Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to rumours and theories about 5G technology. Henry Nkemadu, NCC Director of Public Affairs, in a statement on Monday, explained that there is no correlation between 5G technology and COVID-19. He noted that 5G is an advancement on 4G designed to transform the world positively, adding that there is no deployment of the technology in Nigeria at the moment. Nkemadu recalled that the NCC, in November 2019, approved a trial test for 5G for a period of three months; that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned. “The trial, among others, was to study and observe any health or security challenges the 5G network might present. Relevant stakeholders, including members of the security agencies, were
Preliminary clinical results in China show that Chloroquine Phosphate, used as anti-malarial, is quite effective in treating novel coronavirus pneumonia. The drug was banned in Nigeria 14 years ago. Several other antiviral drugs to treat the novel coronavirus outbreak in China that has claimed over 1,500 lives are under clinical trials and some have shown fairly good efficacy, a Chinese official said. Chinese researchers have narrowed down their focus to a few existing drugs, including Chloroquine Phosphate, Favipiravir and Remdesivir, after multiple rounds of screening, Zhang Xinmin, director of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology, told reporters in Beijing. In vitro experiments have shown that Chloro...
The World Bank on Wednesday approved Nigeria’s digital identity ecosystem project along with five others, aimed at assisting the country to empower citizens, especially marginalised groups, to access welfare-enhancing services. The National Digital Identity Ecosystem Project is focused on enhancing the national Identity system’s legal and technical safeguards to protect personal data and privacy. The World Bank approved the six projects to support Nigeria’s development priorities focused on improving immunisation, providing an enabling business environment for private sector, expanding the digital economy to promote job creation and increasing capacity of public and private sector on governance, social and environmental safeguards. World Bank Country Director fo
Britain will bring forward a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035, including hybrids, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to announce on Tuesday. Johnson was to make the announcement at an event launching the 2019 United Nations Climate Change conference, COP26, which will be held in Glasgow in November. The changes bring forward the ban by five years — and now include hybrid vehicles. Britain has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, with a mixture of cuts and off-setting pollution measures such as planting trees. “Hosting COP26 is an important opportunity for the UK and nations across the globe to step up in the fight against climate change,” Johnson said. “As we set out our plans to hit our ambitious 2050 net
The Federal government, on Friday, formulated inter-ministerial and inter-sectoral preparedness and rapid response strategy against the Coronavirus epidemic. It also approved N71 million as preventive cost against possible outbreak of the virus and subsequently directed that operators of all ports of entry into the country be on alert and screen all passengers at the seaports, International Airports and land borders. Symptoms of the dreaded virus can range from a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever, but can also escalate to pneumonia. DAILY POST learnt that the strategy was to enable all relevant ministries, agencies, institutions, organisations and development partners to move for quick intervention against any Coronavirus symptoms traced to any individual or g...
Associates Limited, authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria is set to introduce the new Mercedes Benz GLE SUV in Nigeria. Managing Director, Weststar Associates Limited, Mr. Mirko Plath, described the new GLE as one of the welcome innovations in the global automobile industry. He said that with features like the MBUX the world continues to move towards a more digitalized era and that Nigeria isn’t left out. With the growing demand for Mercedes-Benz cars in Nigeria, he believes the new GLE will be well received. The new GLE, according to him, remains an iconic member of Mercedes-Benz SUV and its newest installments has largely exceeded expectations. With first of its kind innovations and an even more personal interaction between the driver and car, customers can look f
Half of the top ten most reliable cars sold in the UK are from Japanese brands, according to a new report by What Car? magazine. But while it was good news for Japan, it was not so great for UK’s car makers, with the Range Rover Sport diesel, Jaguar XE diesel and the big-selling British-built Nissan Qashqai petrol coming bottom of their respective categories. Overall, nearly a third (30 per cent) of motorists with cars of up to three years suffered at least one fault with their car over the previous 12 months. Hugely popular British luxury SUV Range Rover Sport diesel emerged as one of the worst performers with 60 per cent of vehicles suffering faults, an overall breakdown reliability rating of just 14.5 per cent and some cars ‘off the road for a week’. That stood in co