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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months.

NCDC: Abuja overtakes Lagos with most active cases of coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has included the number of recovered patients from the Lagos State home-based treatment of COVID-19 in its data, increasing the state’s COVID-19 pandemic recoveries to 13,106.

Only teachers resume in public secondary schools in Nsukka

Students in exit classes in public secondary schools in Nsukka, Enugu State, were yet to resume classes as only teachers were present in schools visited, newsmen reports.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: We’re working to ensure Nigerians have access to coronavirus vaccines when available

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is working hard to ensure that Nigerians have access to the coronavirus vaccines when available.
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: Hydroxychloroquine not approved for treatment of COVID-19 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reiterated that there is no specific cure for COVID-19, adding however that some trial drugs showed promising results, but were yet to be validated for use.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 288 new coronavirus cases, total now 44,129

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 288 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, which brought the total number of infections to 44,129.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu workers resume full work after four months

In total observation of the NCDC recommended protocols, all categories of Enugu State workers resumed work Monday after four months Covid-19 induced forced holidays.
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 304 fresh coronavirus cases

It showed that the 304 new cases were reported from 15 states, namely Lagos (81), FCT (39), Abia (31), Kaduna (24), Rivers (23), Plateau (16), Cross River (13), Ebonyi (12), Ondo (12) Ekiti (11), Edo (11), Benue (10), Nasarawa (10), Ogun (6) and Gombe (5).
Professor Christian Happi, the director of the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), speaks about facilities in the laboratory during an inspection at the centre located at the Redeemer’s University in Ede, southwestern Nigeria, on June 2, 2020. PHOTO: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Lagos eases coronavirus lockdown, reopening churches, mosques

The governor of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos said on Saturday churches and mosques would reopen next week as the authorities move to ease the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

WASSCE: Ondo gives conditions for schools’ reopening

In a letter dated July 31, 2020, and made available to newsmen on Saturday, the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology declared Tuesday, August 4, 2020, as the resumption date for SS3 pupils to allow them write the Senior School Certificate Examinations.
Nigeria’s first COVID-19 mobile testing booth has been launched in Ota, Ogun State. The booth was designed by the founder of the Flying Doctors, Dr. Ola Brown.

Ogun makes coronavirus test compulsory for resuming boarding students

The Ogun State government says SSS 3 students who are resuming next week must undergo COVID-19 tests before they can be re-admitted into boarding houses.
Four coronavirus patients have recovered and will soon be allowed to go home to their families. This was revealed on Friday 3 April 2020 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

Lagos governor mulls long-term loan facility for health investors

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the state government has started to work out modalities for the creation of an economic zone for healthcare delivery to drive more investments to the sector.

212 stranded Nigerians return home from Egypt

At least 212 Nigerians stranded in Cairo, Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Eid-El-Kabir: Edo governor urges Muslims to reflect on key messages of festival

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of Eid-El-Kabir, urging them to reflect on the key messages of the event which are sacrifice and penitence.

Eid-el-Kabir: AMAC chairman tasks residents on sacrifice, love

Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has felicitated Muslim Faithfuls in the area council and the country, as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
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 vaccine may be available in six months

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says there are a lot of ongoing programmes on the COVID-19 vaccine research and that a vaccine may be available within the next six to 12 months.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Enugu civil servants to resume work from August 3

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Wednesday directed all civil servants in the state to resume work from Monday, August 3, 2020.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 624 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 624 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus increased to 41, 804.
Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.

Nigeria re-opens 14 airports as coronavirus cases escalate

Nigeria has re-opened 14 airports months after recording more than 40,000 Covid-19 cases and 858 deaths.

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Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

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Why Edo schools haven’t reopened – official

The Edo State Government has said secondary schools in the state will resume August 10 as against August 4 that was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education for graduating students.