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CACOVID donates 150-bed isolation facility to Lagos

The Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated a 150-bed isolation centre and medical equipment worth millions of naira to the Lagos State Government.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Nigerian government commences construction of 10,000 housing units for IDPs in Borno

The federal government has begun the construction of 10,000 housing units spread across 10 Borno councils for the resettlement of the internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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Oyo spends N2.7 billion on fight against coronavirus

The Oyo State government said it has spent the sum of two billion, seven hundred and seventy-nine miillion naira (N2,779,000,000) on the effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom: We’ve received only little support from PTF, NCDC

Akwa Ibom state government has said that it has received only little support from the Presidential Task Force and Nigeria Center for Disease Control in the fight against the spread of deadly coronavirus in the state.
Emeka Offor, a prominent businessman, has donated 100 hospital beds and medical equipment worth $380,000 to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), as part of his contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emeka Offor donates 100 hospital beds, $380 worth medical equipment to Illorin varsity

Emeka Offor, a prominent businessman, has donated 100 hospital beds and medical equipment worth $380,000 to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), as part of his contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The move is to assist in the promotion of primary health care system in the country.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

NDDC distributes medical supplies, palliative to Niger Delta states

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has began distribution of medical supplies and relief materials to nine states under the commission.
The People Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra chapter, has announced a donation of N120 million COVID-19 lockdown palliative to the people of the state.

PDP rolls out N120 million palliative, coronavirus test centre

The People Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra chapter, has announced a donation of N120 million COVID-19 lockdown palliative to the people of the state.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Nigerian government decries flouting virus protective measures

The Federal Government has decried the continued violation of the new guidelines to check the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
Mr. Shamsudeen Olaleye, the Executive Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Tuesday said the popular Aswani market in Lagos would no longer be opened on Tuesdays but on Wednesdays.

Nigerian government decries violations of lockdown, guidelines

The Federal Government has decried the continued violation of the new guidelines set up as part of measures to check the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
The mayor of Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest region, asked world leaders Tuesday for help fighting the novel coronavirus, which has brought his city’s health system to the brink of collapse.

Brazilian Amazon mayor pleads for world help in fight against coronavirus

The mayor of Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest region, asked world leaders Tuesday for help fighting the novel coronavirus, which has brought his city’s health system to the brink of collapse.
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Nigeria waives import duty on medical supplies

As part of efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate evacuation of all imported medical equipment from Nigerian ports.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.4

President Buhari: No nation can fight coronavirus alone

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Minister donates medical equipment, palliatives to Enugu

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Sunday donated medical equipment to the Enugu State Government in support of measures to curtail the fight against the coronavirus disease.
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.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

CACOVID to distribute 70,000 loaves of bread to Lagos residents

The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has commenced the distribution of 5000 loaves of bread per day for the next 14 days to individuals and families in different locations in Lagos State.
China has confiscated over 89 million poor quality face masks, a government official said Sunday, as Beijing faces a slew of complaints about faulty protective gear exported worldwide.

China seizes over 89 million faulty face masks

China has confiscated over 89 million poor quality face masks, a government official said Sunday, as Beijing faces a slew of complaints about faulty protective gear exported worldwide.

Coronavirus: UN gives over 50 ventilators, PPEs to Nigeria

The UN has handed over to the Nigerian government a shipment of 50 A30 ventilators, personal protective equipment and other essential medical supplies to support the government’s COVID-19 response.
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Nigeria receives medical equipment from United Nations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Tuesday took delivery of various medical equipment donated by the United Nations Systems to the Federal government to aid its efforts at combating the COVID-19 scourge in the country.

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Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

Former Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.
For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.

WHO discontinues Hydroxychloroquine treatment trial for coronavirus

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Governor Oyetola: We’ll ensure smooth take-off of Federal College of Education in Osun

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun says his administration will ensure smooth and effective take-off of the proposed Federal College of Education in the state.

Most former militants trained as divers jobless – expert

Mr Julius Ugwuala, Diving Inspector-elect, on Saturday said that most of the former militants trained as divers under the Federal Government Amnesty Programme had been jobless.