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Sokoto NMA chairman tests positive for coronavirus

Abubakar is a consultant haematologists at Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Borno declares total locks down as state confirms two more coronavirus cases

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has directed a total lockdown of the state starting from tomorrow (Wednesday) to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, just as the state recorded three confirmed cases.
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WHO: Coronavirus cases rise to 23,000 in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 23,000.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has emphasized the need to develop local solutions to the present security challenges facing the country. 5

NSCIA suspends Ramadan lectures, congregational prayers

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has ordered the suspension of annual Tafsir sessions and congregational Tarawih prayers during the upcoming Ramadan in various mosques to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
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.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Over 16,744 persons receive Nigerian government’s cash transfer in Kaduna

No fewer than 16,744 poor households have received N20,000 each in the ongoing implementation of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme in Kaduna State.
The Focal Person on Social Investment Programme in the state, Mrs Saude Atoyebi, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that each household would receive N20,000.

Nigeria disburses N446.6 million to 22,380 poor households in Kaduna

The Federal Government on Tuesday begun disbursement of N446.6 million to 22,380 poor and vulnerable households in nine benefiting Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, under the National Cash Transfer Programme.

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Nigerian bank boosts oil production with $200 million facility

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has announced a $200 million facility support to boost Nigeria’s crude oil production capacity.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bank robbery: Police arrest three more ‘gang members’ in Oyo

The police in Oyo State have arrested three more suspected members of the gang that robbed the First Bank branch in Okeho, Kajola Local Government Area of the state.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government to resume Digital Switch Over roll out – minister

The federal government says it will “very soon’ resume the roll out of Digital Switch Over (DSO) – a transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting – across the country.

South-west lawyers fault NBA election, call for cancellation

Lawyers in the South West, under the aegis of Egbe Amofin, yesterday, called on the Body of Benchers to cancel the recent election of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, has faulted the decision to shut down churches in the name of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Anglican communion faults Anambra burial law

The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Rt. Rev Samuel Ezeofor has faulted with several sections of the Anambra State burial law, which came into effect on May 9th last year.