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NGO donates protective equipment to hospitals in Kogi

An NGO, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes (CIHP), has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals across the 21 local government areas of Kogi as measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria announces 603 new coronavirus cases, total now 28,167

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 603 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the country on Saturday.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria’s discharged coronavirus patients exceed 10,000

“The 790 new cases are reported from 21 states- Delta (166), Lagos (120), Enugu (66), FCT (65), Edo (60), Ogun (43), Kano (41), Kaduna (39), Ondo (33), Rivers (32), Bayelsa (29), Katsina (21), Imo (20), Kwara (18), Oyo (11), Abia (10), Benue (6), Gombe (4), Yobe (2), Bauchi (2), Kebbi (2).
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

NCDC speaks on use of face shields, virus cases hit 24,077

As total infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Beijing locked down as coronavirus outbreak gathers fresh pace

All indoor sports and entertainment venues were shut down in China’s capital on Monday as authorities raced to contain a coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, with some neighbourhoods placed under complete lockdown.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC: We’ve not given approval for any coronavirus drug

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Friday said it was concerned about claims of drugs and vaccine for COVID-19 on social media, saying that it had not granted approval for any remedy for the pandemic.
Chinese tech giant Sina set up a special room in its Beijing office for workers to be tested for the coronavirus. A school took swab samples from students before allowing them into classrooms.

Chinese schools test students for coronavirus before classes

Chinese tech giant Sina set up a special room in its Beijing office for workers to be tested for the coronavirus. A school took swab samples from students before allowing them into classrooms. A traveller took the test before a trip to another province.
Tunisia's confirmed coronavirus cases reach 922

Top banker dies of suspected coronavirus in Kano

A Regional Manager with a first generation bank (name withheld) in Kano has died of suspected COVID-19 complications.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigeria’s central bank levies $3.9 billion on banks to soak up liquidity, support Naira

Nigeria’s central bank has collected 1.4 trillion naira ($3.9 billion) from banks with excess cash holdings as part of measures to support the currency, banking sources told Reuters.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Coronavirus: NCDC commends Ogun government

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has commended the Ogun State Government for its willingness to go an extra mile at ensuring that the State is fully ready to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
A vendor poses as he counts Nigerian naira banknotes inside a shop in Idumota Market, in Lagos, Nigeria February 11, 2019. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri

Nigerian naira slides to 3-year low on black market after oil price crash

The Nigerian naira fell to its lowest level against the dollar in three years on the black market on Tuesday, traders said, a day after a historic oil price rout pushed U.S. crude futures below zero.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU supports UN with €1.2 million for coronavirus response in Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Renewed opportunity to rebuild Africa – African scholars

Some scholars have called on African governments to use the opportunity of the coronavirus crisis to develop models to improve the continent’s health sector, public policies and infrastructures in the service of its people.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN recommends suspension of Sunday worship, weddings

The Benue State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria has recommended the suspension of all Sunday worship and wedding activities in the state as a proactive measure against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Nigeria confirmed virus cases rise to 42

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN calls on Nigeria to reappraise food production

Following the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country, the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Sunday, called on the Federal Government to urgently appraise food production in the country in order to avoid food crisis.
Announcing the new site on its official Twitter handle Saturday evening, the NCDC said it was approved by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.

Nigeria launches ‘microsite’ for coronavirus updates

Nigeria has launched a new ‘microsite’ that will ensure speedy provision of updates and relevant information on the ravaging coronavirus disease as events unfold.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Coronavirus: NYSC boss assures Nigerians of corps members’ safety

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured Nigerians of the safety of corps members in the various orientation camps across the country.

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British lawmakers write Commonwealth over killings in Nigeria

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Frank Lampard urges Premier League clubs to help save struggling EFL

Frank Lampard has urged Premier League clubs to ‘have a heart’ and help save Football League sides amid the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth around £29m.

Wolves complete signing of Barcelona star

Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth around £29m.
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has tested positive for Covid-19 following Monday’s round of testing, report Onda Cero radio station.

Real Madrid confirm entire first-team squad recorded negative virus tests amid midfielder’s reports

Real Madrid have confirmed that their entire first-team squad and coaching staff have tested negative for coronavirus, ending speculation that Martin Odegaard would have to self-isolate after reports on Tuesday claimed that he had contracted the disease.