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University of Ilorin teaching hospital accuses senior doctor of concealing information on suspected coronavirus...

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has accused a professor of medicine on its staff of conniving to conceal from his colleagues vital information on a suspected case of COVID-19 who died at the hospital last week.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.

Coronavirus claims another life in Nigeria as confirmed cases hit 224

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.
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Nigeria records ten new coronavirus cases, total now 224

A breakdown of the data shows that Lagos as at Sunday morning has recorded 115 cases, FCT – 45, Osun – 20, Oyo – 9, Akwa Ibom – 5, Ogun – 4, Edo – 9, Kaduna – 4, and Bauchi – 6. Enugu and Ekiti have two cases each, while Rivers, Benue and Ondo have recorded one each.
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Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 224, 5 deaths

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says: “Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo.”
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Coronavirus death: Lagos begins manhunt for contacts

The race to trace the contacts of a man who died of coronavirus in Lagos on Friday began yesterday. His coronavirus status was unknown because his friend who took him to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday unconscious didn’t disclose it.
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NCDC corrects number of cases reported in Nigeria

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday announced that it made a mistake in the figures of COVID-19 cases published on Friday.
The Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, is dead.

Enugu commissioner passes on

The House of Assembly member was said to have described Ugochukwu, a Surgeon, as a genius and technocrat, adding: “He is a great loss to both Enugu state and Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 600 motorcycles confiscated in one week – Police

The Kwara State command of the Nigeria police said it has confiscated over 600 motorcycles within a week of enforcing the sit-at-home directive.
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NCDC confirms two coronavirus deaths in Lagos, Edo

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed deaths of two COVID-19 patients in Lagos and Edo.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigeria explores local manufacture of face masks, ventilators

The federal government has started discussions with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to explore the potential for local production of medical consumables such as face masks, gloves, sanitizers, and even equipment like ventilators used in the prevention and treatment of Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Osun records six new coronavirus cases as number totals 190

However, with 20 COVID-19 patients already discharged and 2 death recorded, the total active cases remain 168 in the country.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC confirms 10 new coronavirus cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that there are 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as at 8:00pm Thursday.

Benue governor undergoes coronavirus test

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday morning, finally took the coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to ascertain his status.
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.

Nigeria: Spike in coronavirus infections fueled by porous land borders

The federal government has explained the spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, blaming it on the porous nature of Nigeria’s land borders and predicting that soon, there could be more infections in the eastern flank of the country as people move on foot across borders.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River gives free food, orders compulsory use of mask

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor invokes Quarantine Act, firms up response to coronavirus

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has signed the Quarantine Regulations pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, the Public Health Law and other legislation, as the state firms up its response framework to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
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 records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
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.

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Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases hit 232

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Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

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Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria confirms 8 more coronavirus cases, 32 discharged

As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

British premier Boris Johnson hospitalised over coronavirus infection

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over his coronavirus infection.