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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 records 136 new virus cases, three more deaths

Nigeria reported 136 new cases of coronavirus and three more deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, the country’s infectious disease agency, NCDC, said on Monday.
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.

Nigerian government inaugurates infectious disease centre in Abuja

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated the first Infectious Disease Centre (IDC), in the Federal Capital Territory, and handed it over to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH).

UCH debuts with reusable PPE to protect health workers

University College Hospital, (UCH) Ibadan, as part of measures to protect health workers from COVID-19 and other infectious disease has commenced the production of reusable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the first in Nigeria.
Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, a Mumbai city authority official told AFP Sunday, just a day after her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan said he was in hospital with the infectious disease.

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai contracts coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, a Mumbai city authority official told AFP Sunday, just a day after her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan said he was in hospital with the infectious disease.
No fewer than 201 health workers have tested positive to Corona disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Edo state.

201 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Edo

Okundia who reaffirmed government’s commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health workforce, especially frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to support the government’s efforts at containing the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, urged them to ensure safety precautions are taken when treating any patient.

Godwin Emefiele: CBN ready to partner private sector to tackle coronavirus challenges

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday revealed its readiness to partner the private sector in its quest to tackle novel coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, as Lagos State commissions an ultra-modern disease isolation centre in Yaba.

Senator Ekweremadu: Infectious diseases bill more dangerous than coronavirus

The former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the controversial “Infectious Diseases Bill” currently before the National Assembly may not pass because provisions of the bill are inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution.

CSOs kick against infectious disease proposed bill

A coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs in Delta State, have kicked against the proposed Infectious Disease Bill, 2020 currently on the floor of the National Assembly, insisting that the Quarantine Act and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control Law could cover for any eventuality.
Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now.

Coronavirus: Eritrea flattens curve in less than two months

Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now.
The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the tumor.

Plateau discharges coronavirus index case

The Plateau State Government on Thursday discharged the state’s index case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), from one of its isolation centres at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
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 rolls out new guidelines for employers, businesses

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has rolled out additional preventive measures for individuals, employers, and businesses following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown in parts of the country.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo intensifies active coronavirus case search in 228 communities

The Edo State Government has ramped up Active Case Search (ACS) activities for coronavirus (COVID-19) across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, visiting over 228 communities and contact tracing 502 suspected cases in the state.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos orders compulsory use of face mask from Monday

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced compulsory use of face masks by residents from Monday, April 27, as part of measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 pandemic which has continued to be on the rise in the state.
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 for coronavirus test Thursday – minister

The 15 personnel of the Chinese medical team are to be tested today to ascertain their Coronavirus (COVID-19) status, the Federal Government disclosed on Wednesday.
Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.

Residents: Abia index cases proof of coronavirus pandemic

Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Curfew begins as Edo discharges seventh coronavirus survivor

As the dusk to dawn curfew declared by Governor Godwin Obaseki began on Monday, the state government announced the discharge of the seventh coronavirus (COVID-19) survivor, who has tested negative twice for the virus and cleared from one of the state’s isolation centres.
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal due to the coronavirus scourge.

Sports can come back but without fans – US specialist

The top US health and infectious disease specialist says the key to reopening professional sports leagues in America is to have the athletes play games in front of empty stadiums.
Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.

Protest erupts in Delta over lockdown extension

Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.

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Akwa Ibom State Governmenthas embarked on on-the-spot assessment of properties vandalized in Uyo, the state capital as an aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.

Akwa Ibom government tours properties vandalised by hoodlums

Akwa Ibom State Government has embarked on on-the-spot assessment of properties vandalized in Uyo, the state capital as an aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River governor charges security agents to restore order in Calabar

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has charged security agencies in the state to take legitimate actions to halt the spate of arson and carnage witnessed in some parts of Calabar.
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#EndSARS: President Buhari sends ministers to home states

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his ministers to their home states in a move to douse tensions that resulted from the #ENDSARS protests, the crisis that succeeded them and then sell the Federal government’s decision to ensure police reforms and other issues the youths raised.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 09, 2019 Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, arrives at Guarulhos International Airport, in Guarulhos some 25km from Sao Paulo, Brazil. – Brazilian football legend Pele “lives reclusive” and “suffers from a form of depression” because he cannot walk normally, his son revealed on Monday at Globoesporte.com. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

Pele: Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi but i’m greatest player ever

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As the #EndSARS protests turn violent in different parts of the country, a Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has called on the demonstrating youths not to take the laws into their own hands.

#EndSARS: Methodist Bishop sues for peace

As the #EndSARS protests turn violent in different parts of the country, a Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has called on the demonstrating youths not to take the laws into their own hands.