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Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode

Osun denies coronavirus patients escaped from state isolation centre

The Osun State Government has denied that six positive patients escaped from its isolation centre for Coronavirus Disease in Ejigbo.
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Virus crisis shines light on troubled North Africa health care

The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on shortcomings in health care in several North African countries, even as governments moved quickly to announce restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.
Henry Onyekuru the hero as Galatasaray secure Super Lig title

Gala star Henry Onyekuru reveals his most memorable goal

Galatasaray forward Henry Onyekuru has chosen his title-winning strike against Istanbul Basaksehir as the most memorable goal in his career.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: Rise in fake news distracting coronavirus fight – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the rising spate of fake news and misinformation, in spite of repeated caution by government, is distracting the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google releases location data to show if coronavirus lockdowns are working

Alphabet’s Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Nigerian military dismisses torture videos

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the torture videos being circulated on social media alleged to have been perpetrated by the personnel of the armed forces while implementing the COVID-19 stay at home order.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos initiates audio/visual learning programmes

As parts of measures to control the spread of Coronavirus, the Lagos State government is set to launch learning media programmes to keep children busy while schools are closed indefinitely.
The first Covid-19 case, which took nearly two weeks to be confirmed, was announced on Botswana’s national television station BTV by the country’s Deputy President Slumber Tsogwane on Tuesday night.

Botswana’s first coronavirus victim already buried, infection toll now at four

Delayed results led Botswana to believe the three Covid-19 coronavirus cases announced this week were the country’s first, but a life had already been lost to the virus.
The Theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, General Olusegun Adeniyi has been sent back to school to be a research fellow at Nigerian Army Resource Centre(NARC) in Abuja.

Operation Lafiya Dole commander sent back to school in major reshuffle

The Theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, General Olusegun Adeniyi, has been sent back to school to be a research fellow at Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) in Abuja. His posting was among the dozens...
New world number one wrestler in the 57kg women category Odunayo Adekuruoye is relishing her latest success after emerging with another Gold medal triumph at the just concluded senior Africa wrestling championship in the Algerian capital city of Algiers which saw her moved up to number one in the world in her category.

Wrestling world number one speaks on virus pandemic

Nigerian wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has urged Nigerians to adhere to all instructions from the World Health Organization and the Federation Government of Nigeria on how to defeat coronavirus.
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Boves, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

Amazon and Instacart workers strike over safety and pay concerns during coronavirus crisis

Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis.
A professor of Immunology, Dr Ganiyu Arinola, says the assumption that drinking hot water will wash Coronavirus from the system is untrue.

Immunologist: Drinking hot water will not wash coronavirus from system

A professor of Immunology, Dr Ganiyu Arinola, says the assumption that drinking hot water will wash Coronavirus from the system is untrue.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police alert Nigerians on emerging crime trends

In the wake of Convid-19 pandemic, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has enjoined members of the public to remain vigilant and take precautionary actions against criminal elements.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria denies N30,000 palliative claim

The Presidency on Saturday debunked the report on social media that N30, 000 has been approved for each Nigerian with a Bank Verification Number, BVN, as a palliative for cushioning the effect of stay at home order to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

NCDC denies claim of officials rejecting people for testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has denied reports in the social media that its officials were turning back people seeking to undergo a test for coronavirus test.
Pop star, David Adeleke, aka Davido’s fiancée, Chioma, has tested positive for coronavirus. She had just returned from a London trip with the couple’s baby, Ifeanyi, while Davido also recently came back from America.

Davido’s fiancée Chioma tests positive for virus

She had just returned from a London trip with the couple’s baby, Ifeanyi, while Davido also recently came back from America where he cancelled his scheduled tour.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, told newsmen in Umuahia that the South African went to a hospital in Aba and was treated of malaria, adding that he is now hale and hearty and had returned to work.

Abia, hotel deny South African engineer had virus

Following the stampede at the Hotel du Golf, Aba, Abia State on Friday over the suspected case of a foreigner with the dreaded Coronavirus, the state government and the management of the hotel have categorically denied that a white South African lodging in the hotel is infected with the virus.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Confusion over explosion in Akure

An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

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APC governors hail Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at 68

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) have congratulated their national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on the occasion of his 68th birthday.
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Oyo records new coronavirus case, to fumigate markets

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force said the state has recorded another positive case, bringing to nine the total of positive cases in the state.
The Flash star Logan Williams has died aged 16.

The Flash actor Logan Williams passes on at 16

Williams, who played a young Barry Allen in eight episodes of The CW series, suddenly passed away on Thursday (April 2), the cause of his death has not been reported.

Abia coronavirus lockdown taskforce impounds vehicles, tricycles

Several vehicles and tricycles were on Saturday impounded by the Abia State Joint Taskforce on Enforcement of lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic.g
Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Pink reveals coronavirus diagnosis, donates $1 million to relief funds

Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.