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University of Ilorin teaching hospital accuses senior doctor of concealing information on suspected coronavirus...

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has accused a professor of medicine on its staff of conniving to conceal from his colleagues vital information on a suspected case of COVID-19 who died at the hospital last week.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno announce total lockdown from Tuesday

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has said that, beginning from Tuesday, 31, 2020 the State will lock down activities in order to fight the spread of Coronavirus.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor orders lockdown, shuts borders

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Sunday announced a lockdown in the state, directing residents to stay at home from Monday.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has signed into law the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun bill with a warning to criminals to stay away from the state.

Ekiti shutdowns markets, pleads for cooperation

In a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly pandemic coronavirus, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has directed that all none essential commodities markets be closed down from 5 pm Thursday, March 26th, 2020.
“The index case of coronavirus in Edo State, is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye. He travelled to United Kingdom, he came back and went into self-isolation. He sent his sample for testing and it came out positive.

Edo Speaker tests positive for coronavirus

The State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this while updating journalists after the meeting of the technical committee set up to monitor the spread of the disease.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Anthony Fauci condemns media efforts to create rift with Donald Trump

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) on Tuesday slammed attempts by some in the media to create a rift between him and US President Donald Trump, saying that he “wish[ed] that would stop”.
Cuban doctors hold an image of late Cuban President Fidel Castro during a farewell ceremony before departing to Italy to assist, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2020. REUTERS

Cuba despatches doctors, nurses to coronavirus-ravaged Italy

Cuba said it has dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected region Lombardy.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC approves chloroquine production for clinical trial

In search of cure for COVID-19, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has approved the production of chloroquine for clinical trials.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

LaLiga: Alaves confirm 15 positive coronavirus cases

Spanish La Liga side Alaves have confirmed a total of 15 positive coronavirus cases, a club statement said on Wednesday.
Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon's capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding the small, scaly mammals behind boar legs and porcupine carcasses.

Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears

Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon's capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding the small, scaly mammals behind boar legs and porcupine carcasses.
A man wearing a protective mask walks at the empty Terminal 1 of El Prat airport in Barcelona on March 16, 2020. After the COVID-19 pandemic began in China late last year, Europe in recent weeks emerged as the biggest flashpoint and the death toll on the continent surged over the weekend. Spain and France registered 183 and 29 new deaths respectively yesterday, their worst one-day tolls. Pau Barrena / AFP

Nearly 1,000 new virus cases in Spain in 24 hours

Spain has registered nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 8,744, the health ministry said on Monday.
Iran has temporarily released 70,000 prisoners as part of measures to combat the ongoing coronovirus disease in the country.

Coronavirus: Iran appeals for help amid rising death toll

The Iranian Embassy in Seoul on Monday said Tehran “welcomes” international medical assistance to help fight the new coronavirus, amid shortages of medicine and other supplies stemming from crippling U.S. sanctions.

Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to ban church, mosque worships for 40 days

As Nigerians live in fear over the coronavirus pandemic, the former Director, Planning and Monitoring, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Theodore Ekechi, has asked the federal government to ban church and mosque worships for 40 days.

Venezuelan president urges women to have six children

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has urged women to have six children “for the good of the country”.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Nigeria needs new constitution to forestall another war – ex-president

The agitation for a new political order and arrangement in Nigeria got a new convert in former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday.
5G signal

NCC: How 5G internet network will benefit Nigeria

Experts in the telecommunication industry on Thursday stated that Nigeria will derive huge socio-economic benefits from commercial deployment of the fifth generation (5G) networks.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari appoints new NDDC interim chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five.

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Veteran Nollywood actress tests positive for coronavirus

Popular Nollywood actress Anike Alajogun has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m) Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike (l) inspecting the ongoing construction of Isolation Centre in Port Harcourt

Official: How Rivers got its second case of coronavirus

The second Covid-19 case in Rivers state is a 62-year-old returnee from the UK, who is also a retiree, it has been revealed.

Nigeria revokes eleven oil mining licenses

The Nigerian Government has revoked Oil Mining Licences (OML) of 11 oil and gas companies operating in the Marginal Fields.
“I have presented my resignation as president of La Liga in order to begin new presidential elections, in which I will be a candidate,” Tebas said on Twitter.

La Liga sets target dates for 2019-20 season restart

La Liga president Javier Tebas is looking at potential dates to restart the 2019-20 campaign, according to The Guardian. There are three proposed dates for the league to restart: May 28, June 6 and June 28.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara begins coronavirus contact tracing of 75 persons

The Kwara State government on Tuesday disclosed that about 75 persons who had contact with the two COVID-19 patients in the state are under contact-tracing in order to curb the spread of the infectious disease in the state.