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Kogi government drags journalist to court in Bayelsa

The Kogi State Government has dragged an online journalist Saint Meinpamo before a Federal High Court sitting in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The journalist is facing trial over a publication that the government built a fallen Covid-19 Isolation Centre for N7 billion.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna doctors, nurses dare Governor el-Rufai, begin strike

Despite threats by the Kaduna State government to sack any health worker who participate in a strike, Kaduna State HealthCare Workers Unions and Associations on Saturday commenced a seven-day warning strike.
The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, has commenced testing for COVID-19 in Rivers State.

UNIPORT teaching hospital commences testing for coronavirus

Speaking, Prof. Henry Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, stated that two Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR, machine used for testing COVID 19 are in the facility ready, thanking the FG in collaboration with Shell SPDC for supporting the hospital with the medical equipment.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi: We’re under pressure to announce false coronavirus case

The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, has said the state is under pressure to declare that it has COVID-19 cases where there is none.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde

Coronavirus patients flee isolation centres in Oyo, Niger, Bauchi

Two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Oyo State as well as one each in Niger and Bauchi states have fled from isolation centres.
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.

PTF recruits 3,300 persons for house-to-house search of suspected coronavirus cases in Kano

The Presidential task force (PTF) on Covid-19 has mobilised about 3300 informants to conduct house-to-house search for suspected coronavirus infection cases in Kano State.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday.

Kogi alleges plans to import coronavirus cases

The war of words between the Kogi State Government and a perceived enemy over Covid-19 pandemic is degenerating. The government has alleged that there are attempts to import the disease or declare fictitious cases in Kogi State.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.
Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18 April 2020 4

FCDA: Dead coronavirus victims not infectious

The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has said a cemetery at Kaura District in Phase II of the Federal Capital City (FCC) does not constitute a long-term health danger to residents of the estates.

Lassa fever transmission in Ondo now all year round – study

Experts have said transmission of Lassa fever in Ondo State has changed from being a seasonal outbreak to that where transmission takes place all year round.
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.

Official: Cross River should be commended not accused, castigated for not recording coronavirus case

The Cross River Commissioner for Health, Dr Beta Edu, on Wednesday asserted that the state should be commended and not castigated or accused for not recording any COVID-19 case till date.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: Sokoto records three coronavirus deaths

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has announced the death of three COVID-19 patients in the state.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

NCDC: Nigeria no longer in emergency phase of Lassa fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak, over in Nigeria following a successive decline in cases below the emergency threshold, and an epidemiological review carried out by it and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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.

Lassa fever: NCDC declares 2020 emergency phase over

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday declared the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak over following successive decline in cases below the emergency threshold, and an epidemiological review carried out by NCDC, in collaboration with World Health Organisation, WHO.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

Guild of Editors demand end to journalists’ harassment in Ebonyi

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has noted with deep concerns, the persistent harassment of journalists in Ebonyi State on the orders of the state power brokers, including the Governor of the State, Mr David Umahi.
The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezurike, has stated that Malaria could have an impact on the ability of infected patients of Covid-19 to recover from the disease.

Official: Malaria can impact coronavirus patients’ recovery

The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezurike, has stated that Malaria could have an impact on the ability of infected patients of Covid-19 to recover from the disease.
Italians are considering criminal trials for health officials after grieving relatives of coronavirus victims demanded justice for their negligence.

Bauchi records three more coronavirus cases

It has been declared that as at Thursday, April 23rd, Three more people have been confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi State.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor denies banning two journalists from state functions

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Thursday disowned the audio and video recordings in the social media claiming he allegedly banned two journalists for life for 'publishing false reports.'

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