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Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus cases surge as threat from antimicrobial resistance grows – WHO chief

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Popular American singer, Jeremih, is currently on a breathing ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital he is being treated in Chicago.

American singer Jeremih on ventilator in ICU after contracting coronavirus

Popular American singer, Jeremih, is currently on a breathing ventilator at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital he is being treated in Chicago.
SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS – A medical professional administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing site at Cambridge Health Alliance Somerville Hospital on April 28, 2020 in Somerville, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer-Getty Images)

U.S. reports 131,000 virus infections, highest daily figure

The U.S. COVID-19 Tracking Project said the country suffered an average of 120,000 new cases every day in the past week.
Making the announcement during the daily briefing on Thursday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi also revealed that another 378 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,135.

Kenya coronavirus cases rise to 16,268 after 667 more contract virus

This raised the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 12,268 and the total number of samples tested since March 13, when the country's first Covid-19 cases was confirmed, to 266,102.
A member of the medical staff at Gemotest, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) works with a saliva sample at the COVID-19 testing facility in Moscow. AFP

Kuwait reports 604 new coronavirus cases, 38,678 in total

Kuwait on Friday reported 604 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 38,678 and the death toll to 313, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River: Sample of suspected coronavirus case in sent to Irrua

The Cross River Commissioner for Health, Dr Betta Edu, on Friday said sample of a suspected COVID-19 case in Cross River had been sent to the Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo for a analysis.
The immediate past Kano State Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr Muazu Magaji, who was relieved of his appointment following alleged unguarded utterances he made against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, has finally cleared the air of what he actually meant.

Kano ex-commissioner recounts battle with coronavirus

The former Commissioner of Works in Kano State, Muaz Magaji, has moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU) and is recuperating from coronavirus infection.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Gombe records first coronavirus death

The chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, Idris Mohammed, disclosed this during the daily briefing on the activities of the task force.
A British-Nigerian rapper, TY Ben Chijioke, has died from coronavirus complications.

British-Nigerian rapper dies of coronavirus

A British-Nigerian rapper, TY Ben Chijioke, has died from coronavirus complications.
A nurse demonstrates how to activate a respirator as the hospital prepares for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Karen hospital near Nairobi, Kenya, April 6, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Coronavirus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems

African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey has found.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over efforts put together by some stakeholders to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Speaker Gbajabimila inspects isolation centre in Abuja

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over efforts put together by some stakeholders to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Governor Emmanuel: None of my aides is infected with coronavirus

Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that none of his commissioners has contacted the dreaded covid-19 infection, describing reports circulating online as untrue.
The wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has donated medical items to support the fight against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

Coronavirus: Aisha Buhari distributes medical items

The wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has donated medical items to support the fight against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Governor Oyetola: We still have 1 coronavirus patient in Osun

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun says there is still one Coronavirus patient at the isolation centre in the state.

Kebbi releases 111 inmates, gives N10,000 each to freed prisoners

The Kebbi State Government has commenced the process of decongesting prisons in the state following the approval of the excercise by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu in line with the directive from the federal government to decongest prisons so as to protect inmates from contracting the dreaded coronavirus disease.
Sir Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, at the Nightingale hospital, London. He said efforts to redistribute patients meant extensive use of this field hospital had not been needed. Stefan Rousseau-AFP-Getty Images

London hospital turns away patients over staff shortage

London’s temporary hospital set up to deal with coronavirus had to turn 30 patients away due to “staffing issues”, The Guardian reported Wednesday, but the government insisted the claims were “misleading”.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Cross River government has no isolation centre – UCTH chief

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme, has said that the Cross River State Government has no Isolation Centre.
A governorship aspirant in the just-concluded People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Bayelsa State, Mr Keniebi Okoko, has rallied support for the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Douye Diri, urging all party members to focus on the November 16 governorship election.

Former Bayelsa guber aspirant Keniebi Okoko dies in Lagos hospital

The entire Ijaw nation was thrown into mourning Wednesday, following the death of 42-year-old businessman, politician and philanthropist, Mr Keniebi Okoko, in a Lagos hospital after a failed surgery.

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INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: INEC officials decry poor turnout

The Dec. 5, Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe state Assembly by-elections recorded poor voter turnout as the elections progressed.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

Lagos bye-election: No palliatives in my house – NIDCOM chief

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, weekend, debunked the rumour making the round that she hoard Covid-19 Palliatives in her G.R.A residence in Ikorodu, Lagos.

Lagos bye-election: Hoodlums accost INEC officials at Mile 12, demand money

Some hoodlums accosted INEC officials as they prepared to commence voting during Saturday’s by-election at Unit 13, Kosofe council area of Lagos State.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has won his polling unit.

Lagos by-election: Babatunde Gbadamosi wins polling unit

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has won his polling unit.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Alex Iwobi stars as Everton hold Burnley

Alex Iwobi shone as Everton played out a 1-1 draw against Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League game.