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Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”

Air Peace delivers second batch of medical supplies, personnel from China

The Federal Government has taken delivery of the second batch of medical supplies and personnel from China in the vigorous fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mele Kyari,

Mele Kyari: NNPC will no longer run refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will no longer be involved in the management of the nation’s refineries after their rehabilitation.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Minister: We can’t ascertain how Oyo governor recovered from coronavirus

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 Pandemic has said that it could not ascertain how Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde recovered from coronavirus within days of being confirmed positive.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Official: Travellers passing through Kaduna will be quarantined 14 days

The Kaduna State Government has said travellers passing through the state would be quarantined for 14 days in an isolation facility.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

How coronavirus tricks its way into human body

The coronavirus tricks its way into the human body like a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” by disguising itself in sugars, new research has suggested.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Coronavirus contact-tracing: Edo laments falsification of passengers’ details

The Edo State Government has expressed worry over the increasing number of fake details in the manifest of passengers, noting that the falsification of identity was limiting the government’s contact-tracing efforts.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC cautions Nigerians against fake donations, coronavirus cures

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has again cautioned members of the public against unsupported claims of fraudulent operators advertising cures and treatments of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.

Four Nigerians detained in Cotonou over coronavirus quarantine fees

Four Nigerian returnees have been detained by soldiers in Cotonou, the Benin Republic after being quarantined for 14 days in a hotel in the West African country for refusing to pay N900, 000 each for the accommodation facility.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari grants presidential pardon to some inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to some inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS,.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast arrive Seme border

The much-awaited 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast on Wednesday arrived at Seme Border Post in a luxurious bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.
Real Madrid is set to announce the signing of a midfielder as they set the stage to unveil Reinier Jesus Carvalho a player they signed from Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A.

Real Madrid agree 10-20% salary cut for players

Real Madrid's first team will take pay cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent to compensate for the club's loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic, the Merengue confirmed on Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has warned Russia to stay out of the 2020 presidential elections after US officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign.

Bernie Sanders bows out of US presidential race

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the oldest man in the race for White House, has announced his withdrawal.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, making an opening remark at a meeting on Tuesday between the Leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Senator president urges government to ensure equity in stimulus package for Nigerians

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to ensure equity and fairness in the distribution of the stimulus package across the country.
Sadio Mane has set his sights on victory for Senegal against Algeria when they meet in their second Group C game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo on Thursday.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane building hospital to give Senegalese people hope

Liverpool star Sadio Mane said he is funding a hospital in Senegal in order to give people in the country hope of a better life.
A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

Coronavirus: Breakthrough treatment heals patients in 72 hours

The efficacy of the new breakthrough treatment was highlighted with 10 COVID-19 patients in China who were severely ill in hospital and saw their symptoms disappear or rapidly improve within 72 hours after the therapy.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Coronavirus: Bundesliga set to resume season in early May

The Bundesliga are aiming to become the first major European league to resume action – with a return set for early May amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Coronavirus: Doctor’s death in Katsina causes panic in Kogi

There was palpable panic on Wednesday in Kogi when the news of the death of a medical doctor in Katsina who was an indigene of the state filtered into the state.

NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”