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The University of Ilorin Alumni Association at its 13th National Congress held in Ilorin Kwara State on March 6, 2020 elected new national officers to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Unilorin using its radio to fight coronavirus – manager

The management of the University of Ilorin says it has stepped up its fight against COVID-19 by using the institution’s radio station, UNILORIN 89.3 FM, to enlighten and sensitise the public against the pandemic.

Nigeria warns VIPs not to bring aides to airports

The Federal government yesterday warned top government officials and Very Important Persons, VIPs, not to approach airport terminals with their aides or personal assistants, saying such privileges will no longer be entertained once the operation of domestic flights commences tomorrow.
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WHO: We can’t let our guard down’ after new flu discovered in China

The World Health Organisation has said it will “read carefully” a Chinese study on a new swine flu, which researchers noted has the potential to cause another pandemic.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Minister: 40 million women in Nigeria at risk of cervical cancer

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, Friday, raised the alarm that a total of 40 million women in Nigeria from the age of 15 years and above were at risk of developing Cervical Cancer.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigeria approves national palliative care policy for cancer patients

Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has approved the development of National Palliative Care Policy in order to address the palliative care need of cancer patients in the country.
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: No state in Nigeria is free from coronavirus

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, said that no state in the country is free from the COVID-19. Ihekweazu said this at the 45th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

Nigerian government carpets resident doctors, says strike needless

The Federal Government says the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) was “needless and insensitive” because issues raised by the association had received attention.

Report: One in two children suffer violence each year

The report was jointly published by WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Churches may reopen in June

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed hope that the ban on religious gatherings in the country may be lifted in June.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano sets up nine coronavirus sample collection centres

The Kano State government has set up nine COVID-19 sample collection centres to enhance detection and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo residents jitter over spike in coronavirus cases

Residents of Oyo state are becoming jittery over the daily increase in the number of people who test positive to COVID-19.
The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Kelechi Igwe has called on the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) to fortify the healthcare system of the country to help curtail possible widespread of diseases.

NCDC engages Ebonyi government on coronavirus

The Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, has called on the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to fortify the healthcare system of the country to help curtail possible widespread of diseases.
The COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the urgency to protect global biodiversity, said Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on Thursday.

Coronavirus pandemic reaffirms need to protect global biodiversity – UN official

The COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the urgency to protect global biodiversity, said Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Maruma Mrema on Thursday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Man bags one year imprisonment for internet fraud

Justice MTM Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Kaduna, on Wednesday sentenced one Peter Moses to one year imprisonment for internet fraud.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank: Coronavirus crisis could push over 60 million people into extreme poverty

The World Bank Group has again raised an alarm that the growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy and shutdown of many advanced economies could push as many as 60 million people into extreme poverty.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Governor Udom: 68 suspected ‘coronavirus patients’ intercepted in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom Government says it has intercepted 68 suspected COVID-19 patients at the border, invading the state.

NMA decries obstruction of NCDC by Kogi, Cross River governments

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has decried the continued obstruction of the National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) by the Kogi and Cross River State Governments.
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Coronavirus: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday outlined the principles of engagement with private sector laboratories as an important resource to accelerate availability of COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.

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The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning a property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

VP Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800 million property

“It may be difficult for people like him to understand that a young woman can work hard and succeed on her own steam. Anyone can verify the ownership of the property of Glamd Africa at AGIS in Abuja. I am a tenant in the property. My landlord’s name is Musa Adams.”
The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Benue university pro-chancellor, other staffers test positive for coronavirus

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Zacharys Gundu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.

Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva’s bad form may be my fault

Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.