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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.

Private labs take over coronavirus testing in Lagos

Lagos State Government has announced the take over of COVID-19 testing by a consortium of health professionals and private laboratories.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Biotechnology society to work with Nigerian government to contain coronavirus

The Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) has announced that it has put in place measures to work with the federal government, through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) towards containing the spread of the deadly virus in the country.
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Nigeria announces two more molecular laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the inclusion of two more laboratories into the country’s COVID-19 pandemic molecular network.
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WHO: No evidence people who survive coronavirus are immune

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that there is no evidence that people who test positive for the new coronavirus and recover are immunised and protected against reinfection.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

Coronavirus: We’ve not approved any vaccines for clinical trial – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Thursday, said it had not approved any vaccines for a clinical trial for coronavirus disease in the country.

Nigeria: Death toll from Lassa fever hits 103

Since the onset of the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, no fewer than 103 people have lost their lives to the disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed.
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Instagram: ‘Likes’ removal will sanitise platform – users

Some users of Instagram, a social media platform say plans to remove ‘likes counter’ will help sanitise the platform.

EITI ranks Nigeria, Norway highest in extractive sector transparency

The board of the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Wednesday said Nigeria and Norway have achieved the highest level of transparency marks against the EITI standard in pushing for

Shippers council cuts shipping charges at seaports

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) yesterday said it has been able to reduce cost of doing business at the nation’s seaports by reducing shipping charges from 22 to five in the last few years.
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Trader Moni: BoI unveils collateral-free loan to grow two million SMEs

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has unveiled a collateral-free loan package, ‘Trader Moni’, to help about two million businesses grow their trade.

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NCF not a political party yet – spokesman

The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.