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Authorities in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, have arrested prostitutes who have been visiting coronavirus isolation centres in some hotels and offering their services.

Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE resumes April trading with 0.94 per cent loss

Activities opened for the month of April on Wednesday still on a bearish trend, with a loss of 0.94 per cent.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said he believes he has been suffering from the new coronavirus.

Pepe Reina getting well after ‘real scare’ from coronavirus symptoms

Former Spain international and current Aston Villa loanee goalkeeper from AC Milan, Pepe Reina, has revealed that he is now recovering after a ‘real scare’ occasioned by one of the key symptoms of the Coronavirus infection.

Organised labour rejects salary cut for Nasarawa council workers

The Organized Labour in Nasarawa State has warned that it will not accept percentage payment of Local government workers for the month of March 2020.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Cash transfer: Nigeria doles out N20, 000 each to 5, 000 FCT residents

The Federal Government has commenced payment of N20, 000 each to five thousand beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The United Arab Emirates has launched a drive-through coronavirus testing facility as part of the Gulf state’s efforts to fight the disease, the Abu Dhabi government’s media office announced.

Nigeria records 12 new coronavirus cases, total rise to 151

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the new figures in a tweet on Wednesday, in its latest update on the disease.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria announces 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, total now 151

Nine in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State as at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi workers receive March salary

Kogi State Government has advised workers to brace up for tough times ahead as it commenced the payment of salaries for the month of March.

Christian Fuchs: Premier League season has to be finished

Christian Fuchs is hoping the footballing authorities find a way to complete the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak which sees football suspended in almost every country across the world.

Nigeria slashes petrol pump price again to N123.50 per litre

The Federal Government has announced a further reduction in the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)’s pump price to N123.50 per litre.

Bauchi declares total lockdown over coronavirus

Bauchi State government has announced a complete lock down of the state effective by Thursday, April 2 by 6PM, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.

NERC may suspend planned electricity tariff hike amid virus outbreak

Following the current lockdown of economic activities and the many implications of the Corona Virus outbreak, there are indications that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) may later on Tuesday announce the suspension of the proposed increase in electricity tariff expected to hike bills by over 50 per across the country.
Cristiano Ronaldo has told Sky Sports News there is plenty more to come from him after racking up the 1000th appearance of his career last weekend.

Juventus could sell Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to cut costs

Juventus could be forced to sell Cristiano Ronaldo due to the devastating impact on their finances from the coronavirus crisis.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said over the weekend that the current season could be lost if it is unable to re-start by the end of June, although he did not rule out extending it into the next season.

UEFA to discuss Champions League fate

UEFA will discuss the fate of this season’s Champions League and its other competitions that have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in a video conference meeting on Wednesday, European soccer’s governing body said in a statement.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The Rome-based Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance forecasts the novel coronavirus epidemic in Italy to end by May 5.

Coronavirus epidemic in Italy to end in early May – experts

The institute’s epidemiological scenario is based on an algorithm that takes into account all major parameters of the outbreak, including the number of new cases, hospitalization, recovery of patients and mortality rate.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda bans use of private cars, imposes 14-day curfew

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has spelt out a raft of measures meant to curb the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Bishop Sam Zuga is set to unveil his spiritual formula (37²7) to fight against Coronavirus on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Nigerian bishop to unveil ‘spiritual formula’ to end virus in April

Shortly after renowned Nigerian Bishop, Sam Zuga of House of Joy Ministry, founder of both Samzuga Foundation and Samzuga international, offered to treat anyone with coronavirus free of charge and urging Nigerians to refer Coronavirus patients to him, the cleric has come up with a solution to tackle the dreaded virus.

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Coronavirus lockdown excites married women in Ekiti

Some married women in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday say the ‘stay-at-home’ order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, has turned out to be a blessing in guise for them.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria opens another coronavirus test site, recruits medical lab scientists

Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.
Co-author of popular early learners English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Ajibola Ogundipe, has died at the age of 92.

President Buhari mourns Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday mourned the death of a foremost Nigerian educationist and author, Phoebean Ogundipe.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus death toll hits 196 in African countries

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday.
Authorities in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, have arrested prostitutes who have been visiting coronavirus isolation centres in some hotels and offering their services.

Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.