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We’ve started immediate cash transfer to poorest households, says Nigerian Government

Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country to cushion effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said this during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Monday. Farouk said the ministry […]

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Another Nigerian Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” Mr Makinde wrote on his Twitter handle and verified Facebook page. “I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of […]

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COVID-19 is not airborne, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that the message spreading on social media that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is airborne is in incorrect. The WHO headquarters in Geneva explained this in its official twitter account @WHO. The agency said the virus that causes COVID-19 was mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes […]

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Nigeria’s Comptroller-General of Immigration tests positive for coronavirus

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede, has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), he told Premium Times Sunday morning, joining a list of officials who have tested positive to the virus. “I tested positive for COVID-19,” said Mr Babandede in a message sent in the early hours of Sunday. “I have been in self-isolation since my return from […]

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Buhari suspends operations of passenger planes, private jets

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the movements of all passenger aircraft, both commercial and private jets in Nigeria. He announced the suspension during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. “Movements of all passenger aircraft, both commercial and private jets, are hereby suspended. Special permits will be issued on a needs basis,” he said.     – […]

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Presidency denies plans to pay Nigerians N30,000 relief package

The Presidency has distanced itself from a claim making the rounds that the federal government had plans to pay N30,000 to each Nigerian with a Bank Verification Number (BVN). The amount is purportedly meant to serve as part of palliatives to help Nigerians stay at home as government battles the coronavirus pandemic. The release was allegedly linked […]

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Doctors, nurses flee as suspected cases hit Lagos hospital

There was pandemonium at the  Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, on Thursday when four white men suspected to have coronavirus were brought to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment. According to sources at the  hospital, the  men said to be Egyptians, were brought in a private vehicle around  midnight,  with one of them coughing […]

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Print more naira notes, suspend VAT – Tinubu to Buhari

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says Nigeria’s health care system cannot withstand a coronavirus pandemic on the scale of America and Europe. He, therefore, called on the government and the citizens to do everything to curb the spread of the virus in the country. Tinubu said this in a statement he wrote […]

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Obasanjo donates former residence as isolation centre

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the presidential hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, to be used as isolation centre for the coronavirus pandemic. Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s media aide, announced this in a statement on Friday. The facility, located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta, has 32 rooms en suite, with […]

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Lagos may declare total lockdown soon if …— Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed the possibility of his administration shutting down the state totally soon if the cases of people testing positive to Coronavirus, COVID-19 continue in the state. Sanwo-Olu also announced an economic stimulus package for the vulnerable and indigent in the state aimed at cushioning the effects of various stringent […]

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IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu donates N50m to fight Coronavirus in Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Friday announced the donation of N50m to fight Coronavirus across Southeast Nigeria. Kanu made the announcement in a broadcast via Radio Biafra. He said that part of the donation will be used to ensure some hospitals in the Southeast are equipped to fight COVID-19. […]

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Davido’s fiancée, Chioma, tests positive for coronavirus

Nigerian singer David Adeleke, aka Davido, has said his fiancée, Chioma, tested positive for coronavirus. Davido disclosed this via his verified Instagram account on Friday evening. Read below:

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Nigerian Government planning to rearrest and infect me with coronavirus – Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, has accused the federal government of planning to rearrest and infect him with coronavirus. Sowore who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election was arrested and detained in August for planning a nationwide protest against the […]

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Nigerian Reps Take Delivery of Exotic Cars, Begin Distribution Amid Coronavirus Spread

As the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads across Nigeria, the House of Representatives has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles, Punch has reliably learnt. Punch correspondent sighted some of the cars at different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday. The […]

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67 Catholic priests die in Italy

A total of 67 Italian priests infected with the novel coronavirus have died since the pandemic reached the Mediterranean country last month, the Avvenire newspaper said Wednesday. The youngest of those listed by the Catholic Church-affiliated paper was 53. “Priests get sick and die like everybody else, maybe even more than the rest,” the Avvenire wrote. The […]

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Aso Rock is on partial lockdown, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says the presidential villa in Abuja is on a partial lockdown. Adesina said during an interactive session with state house correspondents on Wednesday. He said the federal executive council (FEC) meetings were suspended indefinitely because more than 50 converge on the council chamber of […]

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Allow private hospitals to run coronavirus test, Dangote tells Nigerian Government

President, Dangote Industries Ltd, Mr Aliko Dangote, has advised that private laboratories should be allowed to run coronavirus tests alongside government centres. He said giving approval to qualified private laboratories would reduce the waiting period for suspected COVID-19 cases. The billionaire made this known in a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos […]

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Vice President Osinbajo In Self-Quarantine

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently in self-quarantine amid the spread of the new coronavirus in the country, according to his spokesman Laolu Akande. In a tweet on Tuesday, Akande said the Vice President has been “conducting his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distance.” Mr Akande’s tweet comes after it emerged that the […]

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