Nigerian Government declares Friday, Monday Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday as public holidays to mark the Easter Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah. He urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, […]

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Buhari orders distribution of seized rice to Nigerians

President Buhari on Monday ordered the distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Nigeria Customs Service to the 36 states of the federation in a bid to cushion the effect of the coronavirus. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at a briefing in […]

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Fake chloroquine 250mg tablets now in circulation – NAFDAC warns Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians to the circulation of fake 250mg tablets of chloroquine phosphate. Chloroquine is an oral artemisinin-based monotherapy (oAMTs) used for malaria treatment. In a statement, Mojisola Adeyey, director-general of NAFDAC, said the agency was notified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of […]

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Lockdown: Singer Naira Marley now in custody, to be arraigned – Lagos Police

The Lagos State Police Command said Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley is now in its custody. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, made this revelation on Monday. The singer, actress Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, were at a party in contravention with the lockdown order of the government as part of […]

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Africa not testing ground for any vaccine – WHO

The World Health Organization chief angrily slammed recent comments made by scientists suggesting a vaccine for the new coronavirus should be tested in Africa as “racist” and a hangover from the “colonial mentality”. “Africa cannot and will not be a testing ground for any vaccine,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference, […]

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More Than A Million Masks Set To Arrive From China – Nigerian Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says more than one million masks are about to be received into the country from China. Addressing reporters on Monday in Abuja, he explained that the masks were being sent by a Chinese construction company, CCECC, as parts of its corporate social responsibility efforts to help Nigeria combat the […]

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Interesting: Nigerian government to employ 774,000 youths to clear gutters, streets, others

President Buhari has approved the temporary employment of 774, 000 people who will engage in sweeping of streets, markets and clearing of gutters for a period of three months. The initiative will be funded from the N60bn COVID-19 Intervention Fund and will last from October to December 2020, according to the Minister of Finance, Budget […]

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Boris Johnson Admitted To Hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. He was taken to a London hospital last night with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature. It is said to be a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor. The […]

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Virus: 33 doctors, nurses in isolation after contact in Nigeria

Doctors and medical personnel who are in the front-line of the battle against coronavirus are fast becoming victims of the pandemic. Three doctors have tested positive for the virus – two in Akwa Ibom and one in Edo State – three others are in quarantine, President of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) Dr. Sukomba […]

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China says it has sold nearly four billion masks abroad

China has sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said Sunday, as they tried to stem widespread fears over the quality of medical exports. Despite Chinese cases dwindling, Beijing has encouraged factories to increase the production of medical supplies as the pandemic kills over 60,000 globally and parts of the world […]

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Dettol, NCDC deny Funke Akindele as brand ambassador

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Dettol have denied Nollywood actress Funke Akindele popularly as Jenifa, as its brand ambassador. Funke Akindele was arrested on Sunday by Lagos police command for violating the social dancing directive issued by the Federal government and Lagos state government to be able to contain the spread of […]

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Lockdown: Police Arrest Funke Akindele, Ask Naira Marley To Report Self

The police have arrested Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele, in Lagos State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. He explained that the actress was arrested for violating the restriction orders in the state as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The state government […]

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Nigerian Doctors Kick Against FG’s Plan To Invite Chinese Medical Experts

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has kicked against a plan by the Federal Government to invite an 18-man Chinese team of medical experts including doctors, nurses and those with sundry expertise to assist Nigeria in the fight against COVID-19. President of the association, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, in a statement made available to Channels […]

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No licence for 5G has been issued in Nigeria – FG

The federal government says it has not issued any licence for the deployment of 5G technology in the country. Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, said any any measure being taken regarding the technology will be based on informed decisions. There have been rumours on the social media that the 5G technology is […]

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Reps Seek Two-Month Free Power Supply To Nigerians

Members of the House of Representatives are set to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a statement issued on Saturday, noted that the proposed Bill will […]

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Why you need to wear face masks in public — Study

A new study has adduced reasons why people may have to wear face masks whenever they are with others, especially in public places. The researchers state that COVID-19 could be spread through mere breathing and not just by large droplets emitted in a cough or sneeze, hence the need for regular wearing of face masks. […]

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Lagos may extend lockdown, says Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the ongoing lockdown in the state might be extended beyond 14 days “if there is a need”. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to check the spread of coronavirus. Some residents have been complaining about hardship, asking the government […]

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Ronaldo becomes football’s first billionaire

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will become the third sportsman in the world after golf star Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr to have earned $1bn during his career. Thanks to the brand that is CR7, he exclusively earned about €100m only in 2019, but in his career, he is expected to reach the $1bn club […]

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Nigeria to evacuate stranded citizens abroad but…

The federal government on Friday announced its plans to evacuate stranded citizens abroad in the wake of the coronavirus ravaging many nations. The citizens would, however, be made to pay for the cost of evacuation back home, an official has said. The government has subsequently directed missions abroad to compile a list of Nigerians willing to return […]

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Americans stranded at Lagos airport as evacuation flight fails to arrive

Many American nationals were on Friday stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. It was gathered that the aircraft that was supposed to evacuate them from Nigeria failed to arrive. Sources said the aircraft was forced to return to the US after takeoff due to issues with the crew. The US nationals were said […]

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Soldiers who threatened to rape women in Warri arrested in Lagos

The Nigerian Army says two officers who threatened to rape women in Delta state, and infect them with HIV, have been arrested. In a video that went viral earlier on Friday, the officers had threatened the people of Warri in Delta, particularly mothers, wives and daughters, saying their planned action was in retaliation of the […]

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We are expecting a medical team from China, says Nigerian Government

The federal government says a medical team from China will arrive the country in a few days. Osagie Enahire, minister of health, broke the news at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Friday. He also said a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria have donated medical supplies to support the country’s […]

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