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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa making a State broadcast on Delta’s preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Official: Mobile testing centre increased coronavirus detection, treatment in Delta

Mr Olise Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, said that establishing a mobile laboratory testing centre in Asaba has increased turnaround time for detection and treatment of Coronavirus patients in the state.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Coronavirus testing procedure iron-cast – NCDC chief

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated three additional laboratories, bringing the total number of laboratories in the country to 23.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Governor Wike: Senior police officer sabotaging lockdown in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state of sabotaging the lockdown imposed on the state to check the spread of the coronavirus in the state by issuing illegal letters to companies to operate.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo returns 108 northern travellers as three test positive for coronavirus

Edo State Government on Wednesday ordered the return of 108 travellers from the North intercepted at Irrua on Benin-Auchi road and Benin City by the state police command.
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Two suspected cases of coronavirus in Bayelsa test negative

The two suspected COVID-19 cases in Bayelsa State have tested negative for the virus, the state government has said.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, while on self-isolation, keeps himself busy as he awaits the result of his COVID-19 test.

Edo sends samples of nine new coronavirus suspected cases for testing

The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, has disclosed that there are nine new suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in four Local Government Areas of the state, noting that the samples of the patients have been collected and sent to the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) for testing.Esan Central
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

Panic at University of Benin teaching hospital over blunders on tests

Fear has gripped health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Edo State, over alleged medical blunder made by some physicians at the hospital in the result of the tests conducted on two suspected COVID-19 patients sent to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, ISTH, in Edo State.
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.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

NCDC extends laboratories for virus diagnosis to six in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo urges residents to comply with precautionary guidelines to curtail virus spread

The Edo State Government has urged all residents, including traders and businesses to support the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state by complying with the basic precautionary measures and other guidelines to contain the scourge.
A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has ordered Adeyemi Fashola, aka as Naira Marley, to appear on January 14, 2020 for arraignment for alleged car theft.

Twitter users slam Naira Marley over comment on virus

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, is facing criticism on Twitter for posting a comment on the social media site, viewed as an attempt to cast doubt on the existence of the novel coronavirus.
The Bayelsa State government has banned persons coughing or sneezing from boarding commercial vehicles as part of preventive measures in the state against coronavirus.

Bayelsa bars coughing passengers from boarding commercial vehicles

The Bayelsa State government has banned persons coughing or sneezing from boarding commercial vehicles as part of preventive measures in the state against coronavirus.
From right: Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki; and Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Head of Service, Mr Isaac Ehiozuwa; Chief Medical Director, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni, and Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, during a press briefing on the steps taken by the state government to ensure the novel Coronavirus is curtailed in the state, at the Government House, Benin City, on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Edo prohibits gathering of more than 50 people

Following the upswing of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has placed a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in any part of the state, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus: NCDC releases fourth advisory to Nigerians

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released the fourth public health advisory on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Nigerians.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 8

Coronavirus: Health minister inspects isolation centre

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, on Tuesday inspected an Isolation Centre under construction at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada as part of the precautionary measures to prevent importation of coronavirus.

Tackling Lassa fever challenge in Nigeria

Lassa fever, an acute viral disease that occurs in West Africa was first discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Lassa village in Borno.

Lassa fever: Four deaths in Taraba, one in Kaduna

Four persons have been confirmed dead in Taraba State just as Kaduna State announced the death of 36-year-old man on Monday following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Panic as two ‘Lassa fever’ cases reported in Calabar

There was trepidation, Monday among residents of Calabar, the Cross River State capital over reported case of Lassa fever at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH.

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Veteran broadcaster Jimi Disu joins Nigeria Info 99.3 FM

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NBC fines Nigeria Info N5 million over Obadiah Mailaifa’s Boko Haram comment

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Tiemoue Bakayoko accepts pay cut for Milan return

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New INEC admin secretary in Ebonyi assumes duty

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