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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos records two more coronavirus deaths

The Lagos State Government says it has recorded two new Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths, as the total confirmed cases in the state hit 379.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Ramadan: Nasarawa shuts mosques, bans congregational prayers

Nasarawa state government has banned congregational prayers and ordered the shut down of all neighborhood mosques across the state, ahead of the coming month of Ramadan.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Minister: Nigerian universities working on vaccine, cure for coronavirus

The federal government has disclosed that researchers in the country’s universities are working on vaccine and cure for COVID-19.
The Nigerian Air Force ( NAF) on Tuesday gave out palliatives to members of its host communities across the country to mark the 56th-anniversary celebrations of the service.

NAF distribute palliatives to host communities

The Nigerian Air Force ( NAF) on Tuesday gave out palliatives to members of its host communities across the country to mark the 56th-anniversary celebrations of the service.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano: We’re isolating suspected coronavirus cases in hotels

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday, said the state is isolating suspected cases of coronavirus in hotels to avoid the spread of the diseases at the community level.
Palpable fear has gripped residents of Kano as the State Ministry of Health announced it has recorded the first COVID-19 death on Wednesday evening.

Kano to investigate rumour of rampant deaths in metropolis

Kano State Government has on Monday declared that it will investigate a story doing the rounds on social media on the purported increase in number of deaths within two days that were buried in some cemeteries in the ancient city.
As the novel Virus, COVID-19 continues to ravage the world with attendant impact on the poor, Social Action has faulted the method of distribution for palliatives, to the vulnerable persons in Nigeria.

Social Action faults distribution of coronavirus palliatives

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to ravage the world with attendant impact on the poor, Social Action has faulted the method of distribution for palliatives, to the vulnerable persons in Nigeria.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano evacuates ‘almajiris’ to states of origin

The Kano State Government said it will commence the evacuation of ‘almajiri’ pupils to their respective states so they can reunite with their families.
A woman holds a mobile phone while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Steven Watt

European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
Italy will present a plan this week to ease its lockdown from May 4, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in a post on Facebook.

Italy to gradually ease lockdown from May 4

Conte said that his cabinet is working with various experts to coordinate the so-called “phase 2” when Italy will have to cohabit with the coronavirus. The plan will be done at a
Nyesom Wike

Rivers governor signs executive order to check sabotage of borders closure

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, signed the third Rivers State Government’s Executive Order for a Task Force to check reported sabotage by federal security agents enforcing closure of Rivers borders to prevent Coronavirus spread.

Bank, PSN donate isolation centre, hand sanitisers to Taraba

As the global devastation caused by the novel COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread to more states in northern Nigeria, Access Bank Plc has pledged to provide a one hundred bed capacity isolation centre to the Taraba State government.
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Nigeria confirms 38 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced via its Twitter handle on Monday night that as at 11:10 pm 20th April, there are 665 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the country.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 665

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, 23 of the new cases were recorded in Kano, in 5 in Gombe, 3 in Kaduna, 2 in Borno, 2 in Abia, 1 each in FCT, Sokoto and Ekiti states
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos: Coronavirus now circulating in our communities

“We have been increasing our testing capacity in line with the strategy to try and identify as many people in the communities with COVID-19, which is one of our strategies,” he said.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria: Nine out of 10 patients will recover from coronavirus

Ehanire, who addressed journalists at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said people are apprehensive because of the high number of confirmed cases while forgetting that such infected persons would most likely recover from the disease.
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Kano records 23 new coronavirus cases, total now 59

Kano State has recorded 23 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total in the state to 59.

Sokoto bars suspected coronavirus carrier, family entry into state

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has barred a suspected coronavirus patient and his family from entering the state in compliance to the guidelines of the closure of the state borders and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF: Nigeria’s health sector will not remain same post-coronavirus

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has assured that Nigerian health sector would not remain the same post COVID-19 as all measures would be taken to improve the sector.
Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has waded again into the controversies surrounding the dramatic spread of COVID-19 and the extreme measures implemented by leaders worldwide to contain it.

Prophet TB Joshua: Hardship virus more dangerous than coronavirus

Prominent Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has again waded into the contentious issue of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, calling on world leaders to reopen the economy.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno declares total lockdown following index coronavirus case

Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum has ordered total lockdown of the state to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after recording its first confirmed case of the disease.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Mbaitolu-Ikeduru Federal Constituency of Imo State, Henry Nwawuba has decried the alleged marginalisation of the South East in the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives.

Imo Reps member decries marginalisation in palliative distribution

A member of the House of Representatives representing Mbaitolu/Ikeduru Federal Constituency of Imo State, Henry Nwawuba has decried the alleged marginalisation of the South East in the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives.

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The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Governor Lalong: Killing of miners an attempt to destabilize Plateau

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Imo attacks: IGP deploys mobile police, special team

Additional units of mobile police and other tactical squads have been deployed to Imo to shore up security in the wake of multiple attacks on a police command headquarters and prison in Owerri.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct Chinese expatriates in Osun, shoot guards

Osun state Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of two Chinese expatriates, Zhao Juan, 33, and one Wen, 50 at a mining site in the state.

Protests spread in Benin as president readies for re-election bid

Opponents of Benin’s President Patrice Talon protested in several cities and towns on Monday night and Tuesday morning, denouncing his decision to stand for re-election next week.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday.

Thiago Silva reacts to Chelsea’s loss, red card

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Uganda rescues 29 Burundian girls, arrests 5 human trafficking suspects

Ugandan police have rescued 29 Burundian girls and arrested five suspects involved in a human-trafficking racket in the East African country.