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Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, Monday, hinted of a possible deregulation of the Nigerian downstream petroleum sector, stating that the Federal Government has eliminated subsidy and under recovery in the industry.
Determined to curb further spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered that markets in Abuja will henceforth open for business for only three times a week.
The Lagos State Government has warned that private hospitals across the state are not yet allowed to treat COVID-19 patients.
Mahmoud Jibril, who abandoned Muammar Gaddafi to become Libya’s rebel prime minister during the 2011 revolution, died on Sunday after contracting the novel coronavirus, an aide and his party said.
On an abandoned sidewalk in Baghdad, a city under strict government curfew to contain the novel coronavirus, a handful of volunteers with masks and gloves make food packages for needy families.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.
Days after the Federal Government warned that the prevalence of fake news in the country was distracting it from the fight against the Novel Coronavirus, four inmates in the Kaduna Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS have lost their lives following injuries sustained last week in an attempted jail break.
Hungary is preparing to announce a roughly $30 billion package of measures to help jump-start the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak, a top government official said on Saturday.
Grocery delivery company Instacart says it will provide its full-service shoppers with health and safety kits days after some workers walked out over a lack of protection during the COVID-19 health crisis. The kits, which workers can request through an Instacart website starting next week, will contain a reusable cloth face mask, hand sanitizer, and a thermometer. Face masks will also be provided to in-store shoppers at certain retail locations, according to the company.
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1,016,000 people and killed over 53,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The federal government has explained the spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, blaming it on the porous nature of Nigeria’s land borders and predicting that soon, there could be more infections in the eastern flank of the country as people move on foot across borders.
Italy’s record death toll from the novel coronavirus grew by more than 700 on Wednesday, as a top official said that social restrictions were getting harder to bear for the population.
Dr Solomon Chollom, a Jos based Virologist, has called on the Federal Government to increase testing capacity for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
Now, the virus has impacted almost every corner of the globe, and the number of confirmed cases is expected to surpass 1 million any day now, the World Health Organisation’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on April 1.
One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.
Seven patients who recently tested positive for Coronavirus and housed in the COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Abuja have been discharged after fully recovering from the dreaded virus.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Prof Mohammed Abdulkadir.
Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has said that the importation of Chinese doctors into Nigeria will be against the national interests of the country.
The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, on Tuesday evening, recorded the confirmation test of two suspected cases of Coronavirus, which came back positive, bringing the total cases of the virus to eleven in the state.
IN its readiness to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, the Oyo State Containment and Decontamination Project on Tuesday expressed its readiness to embark on immediate decontamination of all areas suspected to have come under the attack of the novel virus.
Prof. Temitope Alonge, Acting Chairman of the state COVID-19 Task Force, said in a statement that the exact date of the exercise would be communicated through the heads of markets.
There are too many theories, too many fake video and too many fake news out there- 5Gs this, 5Gs that. Please, stay out of those theories. Keep your eyes on the Lord. Do not be afraid. Do not say, “My Lord, this is the anti-Christ!”
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said on Saturday that the agency monitored the repair of the vandalised pipeline at Mosan, Ipaja, Lagos State, by officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Former England captain Wayne Rooney said the public pressure being exerted on elite footballers to take pay cuts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is a “disgrace”, according to a report in the Sunday Times.
European airline giant Lufthansa said Thursday it has placed 87,000 workers — more than 60 percent of its workforce — on government-backed shorter hours schemes, as air travel idles amid the coronavirus crisis.