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Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18 April 2020 4

Boss Mustapha: Abba Kyari’s demise a proof to Nigerians that coronavirus is real

The Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said Abba Kyari’s demise is a proof to Nigerians that “COVID-19 is real and it is a matter of life and death.”
Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18 April 2020 4

Lagos reveals name of hospital where Abba Kyari died

The Lagos State Government has revealed that the Chief of Staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of Coronavirus infection at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos.
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: Ekiti third coronavirus case a pregnant woman

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday, revealed that a 29- year old woman from Lagos, has fallen victim to the third case of COVID-19 case recorded in the state.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Lagos hospital urges visitors to self-quarantine after managing coronavirus case

A private hospital in Lagos State, St Edwards Hospital, has called on all visitors to self-quarantine over the risk of being exposed to coronavirus, after the hospital said it ‘accidentally’ treated a case.
The number of coronavirus cases in Qatar crossed 2,500 and Kuwait’s tally moved closer to 1,000 on Friday.

South Africa’s union worried over high coronavirus cases among health workers

South Africa’s union, NEHAWU, is worried over the surge in the number of healthcare workers being diagnosed with COVID-19.
A private physiotherapist, Opeyemi Bakre, on Thursday in Lagos advised Nigerians currently staying at home not to consume excess sugar so as not to come down with joint pains, such as arthritis.

Lockdown: Physiotherapist harps on exercise, advises against eating too much sugar

A private physiotherapist, Opeyemi Bakre, on Thursday in Lagos advised Nigerians currently staying at home not to consume excess sugar so as not to come down with joint pains, such as arthritis.

Experts advise government to build, transfer housing to reduce deficit

In order to reduce the acute housing deficit in the country, some experts in the built environment have suggested that government should massively build and transfer houses either by low-cost scheme or another system.
A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

Nigeria approves coronavirus testing at private laboratories

Private laboratories that meet the approved heath facilities standards will be included in the list of Federal Government’s approved Coronavirus Testing Centers.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Sunday announced that it is immediately committing $10 million in emergency funds and corresponding technical support to help frontline responders in China and Africa accelerate their efforts to contain the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Gates Foundation pumps more fund in coronavirus battle

The world largest private foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a further 150-million-dollar commitment to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Seven arrested as hoodlums attack police officer

A police officer attached to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Squad, IRT, was attacked Tuesday, by some armed youths who hijacked the lockdown directive to unleash mayhem on Lagos residents at Baruwa area of Alimosho local government area of Lagos State.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

Lagos doctor dies of coronavirus after treating infected patient

A Nigerian doctor in private practice Wednesday morning died of coronavirus related complications after treating an infected patient in his hospital.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo governor signs agribusiness development agency bill into law

Makinde, in his remarks shortly after signing the bill into law on Wednesday at the Government House in Ibadan, said that the law provides for the establishment, composition and powers of the Oyo State Agribusiness Agency and every other matters connected therewith.

Coronavirus: NUJ commends Nigerian health workers

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) described as outstanding and courageous, the excellence and professionalism so far demonstrated by Nigerian medical doctors, nurses and other health workers in managing the Coronavirus pandemic since the case was reported in the country.

Abia resumes coronavirus lockdown after Easter celebration

The two-week lockdown introduced as part of government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 into Abia resumed on Sunday after it was relaxed from Friday to 2p.m on Sunday.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Coronavirus kills medical doctor in Katsina

The deadly Coronavirus disease has struck a medical doctor dead in Katsina State, the government has said.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, made the asertion on Tuesday while reviewing the activities of the committee on the COVID-19 Emergency Food Response.

Lagos to commence second round of emergency food distribution

The Lagos State Government says it will soon commence the second round of its Phase One food stimulus intervention to the aged and vulnerable people in the state.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina accused of multiple violations

The head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been accused by bank staff of multiple abuses and breaches of the bank's code of ethics, charges he flatly denied.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos: Private hospitals not allowed to treat coronavirus patients

The Lagos State Government has warned that private hospitals across the state are not yet allowed to treat COVID-19 patients.

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