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University of Ilorin teaching hospital accuses senior doctor of concealing information on suspected coronavirus...

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has accused a professor of medicine on its staff of conniving to conceal from his colleagues vital information on a suspected case of COVID-19 who died at the hospital last week.
Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney: I once ‘lost my head’ in a heated bust-up with Odion Ighalo

Watford forward Troy Deeney has reminisced about a match in 2016 where he was left so angry with Odion Ighalo that he opted to drive home rather than catch a plane with the rest of the team.

Coronavirus: Edo begins televised classes for SSCE, NECO students

Following the disruption in academic activities by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Edo State Government will on Monday, April 6, 2020, begin state-wide broadcast targeted at students in Senior Secondary Schools preparing for West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO).

Rwanda extends lockdown as coronavirus cases jump to 82

The lockdown, to remain until April 19, comes as Rwanda on Wednesday reported 82 coronavirus cases, the highest number of infections confirmed in the region.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

LUTH: How coronavirus patient died in our custody

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Saturday confirmed the death of a COVID-19 patient in the hospital.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Coronavirus lockdown: Kaduna gives free food to poor, clusters

As a palliative measure necessitated by the curfew imposed on the state due to COVID-19, the Nasiru El-Rufa’i led Kaduna state Government has commenced the distribution of food and other essential commodities to the poor and human clusters across the state.
A Peoples Democratic Party senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, has set up a register to collect views from members of his constituency on the hate speech bill currently before the National Assembly.

Senator Gyang: Armed bandits killing my people despite coronavirus

Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Istifanus Gyang, Plateau North Friday raised the alarm that despite the Coronavirus, COVID-19 that is at the moment, ravaging the world, his people were being killed by Armed Bandits.

Carlos Tevez wants top players to go unpaid for a year in coronavirus battle

Carlos Tevez has told his fellow footballers to waive their wages for an entire year to help the fight against coronavirus.

Lockdown: Security agent kills 28-year-old man in Delta

The Delta State Government has called for an investigation into the alleged killing of a 28-year-old man, Joseph Pessu, in Warri on Thursday by a security agent.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

South Korea coronavirus infections pass 10,000 mark

The number of coronavirus infections in South Korea passed the 10,000 mark, health authorities said on Friday, with 86 new cases recorded since the previous day.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says privatisation of government-owned teaching hospitals will take quality and affordable healthcare out of the reach of many Nigerians.

UCH chief tests negative, days after testing positive for coronavirus

After eight days of isolation and treatment, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has tested negative for COVID-19.
The Standard Organization of Nigeria has presented the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification to Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing company.

Innoson Motors seek N4 billion loan to start ventilators production

Innoson Motors has approached the Nigerian government for a loan as it prepares to start producing ventilators and other medical equipment to support the country’s beleaguered public health infrastructure, the company told newsmen Wednesday.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: Akwa Ibom coronavirus tests results accurate

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the figures of confirmed COVID-19 cases released for Akwa-Ibom are accurate.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian equities market posts 0.10 per cent growth

The Nigerian equities market closed Thursday trading on upward trend, appreciating by 0.10 per cent, amid Dangote Cement gain.
Andy Robertson is like a “Duracell bunny” and brings the most banter to Liverpool’s changing room, according to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Andy Robertson causes the most ‘carnage and banter’

Andy Robertson is like a “Duracell bunny” and brings the most banter to Liverpool’s changing room, according to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun confirms six new coronavirus cases as test on returnees round up

Six new cases of coronavirus among the isolated returnees from Côte d’Ivoire has been confirmed by the Osun State Government summing the total case in the state to 20.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano opens online registration for volunteer health workers

The Kano State Government has opened an online registration portal for volunteer medical and health workers to assist in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: NMA rejects invitation of Chinese medical team

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has rejected the planned arrival of a Chinese medical team to assist the country in its coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
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Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases hit 232

Nigeria has confirmed eight new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total national figures to 232 cases.
Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.

Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria confirms 8 more coronavirus cases, 32 discharged

As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

British premier Boris Johnson hospitalised over coronavirus infection

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over his coronavirus infection.