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The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Nigeria records 416 new cases of coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have risen by 416, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos records four new coronavirus deaths

Four patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State, The PUNCH reports.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps canvasses reopening of one airport in each zone

The House of Representatives has charged the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to consider reopening of at least one airport in each geopolitical zone of the country.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Ekiti commissions mobile laboratory to run coronavirus tests

As part of steps to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti State, the state government on Monday, commissioned a mobile laboratory to facilitate COVID-19 testing in the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Kogi places communities on absolute lockdown

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba/Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19
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.

President Buhari to intervene in Kogi, NCDC face off

The Kogi State Government may be under renewed pressure from high places, including the presidency to change it’s attitude towards management of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria records 307 new COVID-19 cases, total now 10,162

They are: Lagos (188), FCT (44), Ogun (19), Kaduna (14), Oyo (12), Bayelsa (9), Gombe (5), Kano (3), Delta (3), Imo (2), Rivers (2), Niger (2), Bauchi (2), Plateau (1), Kwara (1)

Imo monarch seeks lockdown extension

The Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers told the Federal Government on Sunday to extend the current lockdown as the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria nears the 10,000 mark.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mahammed Baloni, who gave the confirmation, said the latest discharge had taken the number of cleared cases to five since April 14.

Kaduna takes delivery of coronavirus mobile testing truck

The government said on Saturday it was still awaiting the delivery of equipment that would enable the truck and 12 GeneXpert machines in the several general hospitals to increase the number of testing labs.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Two coronavirus patients recover in Akwa Ibom

Dr Dominic Ukpong, the state Commissioner for Health while announcing the development on Saturday, May 30, 2020, said the discharged patients have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC).
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Bayelsa confirms first coronavirus death

The Director of Public Health in the state’s ministry of health and member of the state COVID-19 task force committee, Dr Jones Stowe, confirmed this to our correspondent through a text message.
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

NCDC announces 378 new coronavirus cases in Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday announced 378 new coronavirus cases in Lagos State.
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.

NCDC activates another coronavirus lab in Bauchi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated an additional lab to its Molecular Laboratory Network making the Bauchi State Reference Molecular Laboratory the 29th of its kind in the country.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Nigeria records 553 new coronavirus cases, total now 9,855

Nigeria has recorded 553 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases close to 10,000.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: Lockdown violators swell Ekiti internal revenue by N2 million

Governor Kayode Fayemi on Friday disclosed that not less than N2million has accrued to the coffers of the State being the various fines paid by the lockdown violators since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.

NCDC: Coronavirus test kits are now being sold in black markets

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has revealed that Nigerians have started selling COVID-19 diagnostic test kits in “black markets”.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday.

Kogi rejects two coronavirus cases in state announced by NCDC

The Kogi state government has rejected the two COVID-19 positive cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.