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Coronavirus: WHO’s Health Tips; Eat healthy, limit alcohol, avoid sugary drinks, exercise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended basic hygiene tips as many nations lock down their communities to tackle the raging COVID-19. The tips were issued by WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Thursday in a video clip. “During this difficult time, it is important to continue looking after your physical and mental health, this will not only […]

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Ighalo wins first Manchester United award

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo has emerged winner of Manchester United’s March’s Goal-of-the-Month award. The striker’s sparkling effort against LASK in the Europa League earned him the accolade. Ighalo scored twice in the match, but it was the first goal that landed him the award ahead of his teammates. Manchester United on its official website revealed Ighalo […]

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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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Another Nigerian Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. He announced this in a video posted on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday evening. “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive,” […]

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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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US announces N2.6bn aid to Nigeria

The United States Government has announced a 7 million dollars (about N2.6 billion) emergency health and humanitarian aid to Nigeria amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is part of a 274 million dollars (N103 billion) assistance package to no fewer than 63 countries affected by the disease, according to a statement by the Department of […]

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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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Lagos coronavirus cases may rise to 39,000 – Health Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the state may witness up to 39,000 cases of coronavirus. Abayomi at a briefing on Friday urged people to adhere to the social distancing advice of the state government to check the spread of the disease. He said, “Our mathematical modelling shows that the […]

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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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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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Nigerian government traces 4,370 people, says Buhari is not coughing

The Federal Government said it is still on the trail of 4,370 people of interest over COVID-19 pandemic. It expressed regrets that most of the returnees from abroad submitted wrong addresses. It also said President Muhammadu Buhari is not coughing after testing negative to Coronavirus. It said the President is fit and fully in charge […]

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Violators of coronavirus lockdown to face jail term as Lagos assembly passes new law

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill empowering security agencies to arrest people who flout directives aimed at stopping the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the state. Part of the bill recommended that those who flout the coronavirus lockdown directive be jailed for a month or fined N100,000. The Lagos […]

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Briefing Nigerians is not Buhari’s style, says Presidency

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has defended the decision of the President Buhari not to address Nigerians daily amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Adesina said on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Thursday that it wasn’t Buhari’s “style” to brief Nigerians. The President’s aide said this while […]

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Nigeria Records Five New Cases, Total Infections Now 51

Five new cases of the COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 51. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), two of the cases are in the FCT, two are in Lagos, while one is in Rivers State. The NCDC further explained that three […]

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Atiku donates N50m to fight Coronavirus

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has donated N50 million to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the nation. Atiku, whose son is also infected with the deadly virus, donated the money through his company, Priam Group on Wednesday. Atiku commended all individuals and corporate organisations who had one way or the other provided some form of […]

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