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Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.
Many residents of Kaduna today, shunned the stay-at-home order by the state government barely after one week it was issued. They contended that they were unable to endure the pangs of hunger and had no alternative than to defy the order. They are ignoring the presence of security operatives and found their way to foodstuffs market located at Bakin Dogo, in Kaduna North local government.

Kaduna residents shun stay-at-home order, storm foodstuff markets

Many residents of Kaduna today, shunned the stay-at-home order by the state government barely after one week it was issued. They contended that they were unable to endure the pangs of hunger and had no alternative than to defy the order. They are ignoring the presence of security operatives and found their way to foodstuffs market located at Bakin Dogo, in Kaduna North local government.
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 4

Lagos confirms release of five more coronavirus patients from Isolation centre

The Lagos State Government has confirmed that five additional patients who have recovered from Coronavirus, COVID-19, have been discharged on Monday from Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.
Members of the Iranian Red Crescent test people for coronavirus Covid-19 symptoms, as police blocked Tehran to Alborz highway to check every car following orders by the Iranian government, outside Tehran on March 26, 2020. – Iran announced 157 new deaths from coronavirus, raising the official number of fatalities to 2,234, as it slapped a ban on intercity travel to try to curb the spread. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour also said that 2,389 new cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of declared infections in one of the world’s worst-hit countries to 29,406. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Iran virus deaths reach 2,757, infections cross 40,000

Iran’s official coronavirus death toll reached 2,757 on Monday and the number of infections crossed 40,000, as President Hassan Rouhani’s political opponents slammed his response to the outbreak.
Neymar Jr. is the most-tweeted-about male athlete of 2019 according to Twitter so it’s no surprise that his recent goal celebration has sparked speculation.

Neymar hits back at claims he isn’t taking coronavirus seriously

Neymar has refuted claims he has been ignoring social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.
Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Prof Emiola Olapade-Olaopa, has declared that social distancing is a grossly insufficient measure in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Social distancing grossly insufficient – College provost

Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Prof Emiola Olapade-Olaopa, has declared that social distancing is a grossly insufficient measure in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
More than a billion people remained indoors in India on Sunday during a one-day nationwide curfew aimed at controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus even as positive cases topped 300.

India says no plans to extend lockdown as virus cases top 1,000

The overall number of Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 1,000 mark on Monday, even as the government said there were no plans to prolong the three-week nationwide lockdown.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

CUPP supports President Buhari’s order for lockdown of Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has expressed its support for President Muhammadu Buhari for locking down Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states for an initial period of 14 days in the government’s move to stop the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

President Buhari’s coronavirus speech is like fine wine with a bit of vinegar

President Muhammadu Buhari was presidential in his address to the nation on coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday. He got off his accustomed armchair; stood up and spoke to Nigerians like an unfeigned commander-in-chief. I could see the sense of urgency in his cadence and grimace.

IPMAN: We’ll keep filling stations open, away from fuel scarcity

With the growing concerns and panic over the gradual lockdown resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, have assured residents that it would keep the filling stations open and away from fuel scarcity to cushion the effects.
The newly inaugurated Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion-Bishop of Abuja, the Most Reverend Henry C. Ndukuba today in Abuja admonished the faithful to observe the health experts advice in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus .

Anglican Primate urges faithful to observe health experts advice

The newly inaugurated Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion/Bishop of Abuja, the Most Reverend Henry C. Ndukuba today in Abuja admonished the faithful to observe the health experts advice in order to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has urged franchisees operating in the red meat value chain in the State to put in place necessary protocols in order to ensure that their meat is wholesome and fit for human consumption.

Lagos sets up emergency makeshift neighbourhood food markets

Lagos State Government on Sunday flagged-off emergency neighbourhood food markets to address the problem associated with the restriction and promote social distancing in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

NFF supremo joins war against coronavirus

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has joined the global battle to save mankind as the president of the soccer house, Amaju Melvin Pinnick released a video telling Nigerians and followers of football to brace up against the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.

Official: Lagos may record 39,000 virus cases

The Lagos State Government has projected that the numbers of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state might reach 39, 000, if good social distancing was not adhered to by the public.

NSCDC commences sensitisation campaign in Benue

The Benue State command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced sensitisation campaign in public places on the need to adhere strictly to safety measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Nigerian bank shuts down office as staff tests positive for virus

As a responsible corporate entity, and in line with the collective resolve to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Fidelity Bank Plc has announced that it’s Federal Secretariat, Abuja Business Office has been shut down.
Homeless people react as members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) patrol the streets of Johannesburg on the first day of a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa coronavirus cases exceed 1,000, first two dead reported

Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed 1,000 on Friday, the health ministry said, while also reporting its first two deaths on the first day of a three-week, nationwide lockdown.
With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Global coronavirus cases exceeds 500,000 as SA tops chart in Africa

With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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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.

Nigeria records 20 new virus cases, total now 131

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Panic in Imo as hotelier dies

Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Governor Abiodun: How I begged President Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.