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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 288 New Cases, Total Infections Now 5,445

Nigeria has recorded 288 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. In a tweet via its official handle late Friday, the NCDC said 179 new cases had been discovered in Lagos, the country’s hotspot. In Kaduna, 20 new cases were recorded, 15 each in both Katsina and Jigawa, 13 in Borno, 11 in …

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Kwara Ministry of Health PS Suspended Over Controversial COVID-19 Operation

The Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 pandemic has asked the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Ayinla Abubakar, to proceed on indefinite suspension. The State Deputy Governor and Chairman of the committee, Kayode Alabi, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He explained that the decision followed the mishandling of the evacuation of a man said to …

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How my aunt sold my one-month-old son to child trafficking syndicate for N950,000 — 20-yr-old orphan

A 20-year-old woman, Abiola Komolafe, has narrated how her one-month-old son was sold to a child trafficking syndicate by her aunt, shortly after she was delivered of the child in Onitsha, Anambra State. Komolafe was paraded alongside 182 suspects by the Delta State Police Command in Asaba, for crimes ranging from terrorism, robbery, kidnap, murder, cultism and child trafficking. The …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 193 New Cases, Total Infections Now 5,162

Nigeria has recorded 193 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 5162.   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new figures in a tweet late Thursday.   Breakdown of the 193 new cases of Covid-19 58-Lagos 46-Kano 35-Jigawa 12-Yobe 9-FCT 7-Ogun 5-Plateau 5-Gombe 4-Imo 3-Edo 3-Kwara 3-Borno 1-Bauchi 1-Nasarawa 1-Ondo 5162 cases of #COVID19 …

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Lagos govt restates zero-tolerance on illegal physical development

The Lagos State Government has restated its policy of Zero-tolerance on illegal physical development as the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako carried out an assessment visit of the Magodo wetland on Tuesday.

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Lagos man who beat wife, boasted about it on Facebook, arrested

A man who beat his wife mercilessly and boasted about it on Facebook has been arrested by the police in Lagos. The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT disclosed this on its twitter handle on Thursday.

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Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor LGAs: Wike extends total lockdown by 4 days

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has extended the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas by four more days which will resume from 8.00 p.m. Sunday 17th May 2020 until further notice.

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Lagos hits over 2,000 Coronavirus cases after 51 new infections

The confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Lagos have surpassed 2,000, figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, showed late Wednesday night.

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Smokers and ex-smokers at greatest risk of contracting severe coronavirus

A new study said smokers and former smokers, face twice the risk of contracting severe cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus than non-smokers.

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Buhari Appoints Prof. Ibrahim Gambari As New Chief Of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed renowned diplomat and former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha announced the appointment before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Following his appointment, Professor Gambari has arrived at the Presidential Villa for the …

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100-Year-Old Russian Woman Beats COVID-19

Russia celebrated a rare bit of good news on Wednesday as a 100-year-old woman left a Moscow hospital after fully recovering from the coronavirus. In the country’s first reported case of a survivor that old, the woman, Pelageya Poyarkova, was discharged on her 100th birthday, the Moscow clinic treating her said. Russian television showed the elderly woman wearing a face …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 184 New Cases, Six Deaths,Total Infections Near 5,000

Nigeria has recorded 184 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,971. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new figures in a tweet late Wednesday.   Breakdown of the 184 new cases of Covid-19 51-Lagos 23-Jigawa 16-Bauchi 16-Katsina 14-Kano 10-FCT 10-Rivers 9-Kwara 5-Delta 5-Kaduna 4-Sokoto 4-Oyo 3-Kebbi 3-Nasarawa 3-Osun 2-Ondo 1-Ebonyi 1-Edo 1-Enugu 1-Anambra …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 146 New Cases, Total Infections Now 4,787

Nigeria has recorded 146 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,787 as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet late Tuesday night. Breakdown of the 146 new cases of Covid-19 57-Lagos 27-Kano 10-Kwara 9-Edo 8-Bauchi 7-Yobe 4-Kebbi 4-Oyo 3-Katsina 3-Niger 2-Plateau 2-Borno 2-Sokoto 2-Benue 1-Gombe 1-Enugu 1-Ebonyi 1-Ogun 1-FCT 1-Rivers …

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Covid-19: Dubai-returnee struck dead by Coronavirus in Lagos

A 32-year-old Nigerian who returned from Dubai has been killed by the deadly Coronavirus in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed this on Tuesday while giving update on Coronavirus in the State. According to Abayomi, “Another COVID-19 infection-related death involving 32-year-old, male has been recorded. “The deceased recently returned from Dubai with severe underlying health …

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Researchers predict coronavirus end date around the world

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design predict that the coronavirus pandemic will end globally early next year. Their prediction is that the world would not be free of the virus until 5 January 2021. But some countries would be free earlier than the terminal date projected. The researchers used data-based estimations to create models which show the …

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CORRUPTION: EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Top Official

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two Chinese for offering the sum of N100m as bribe to the Zonal head of the anti-graft agency in Sokoto State, Mr Abdullahi Lawal. The agency disclosed this in a series of tweets on Tuesday, noting that the arrest was made on Monday in Sokoto. According to the EFCC, the sum …

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Covid-19: Wike Clears air on demolished hotels, N5m bounty placed on PDP youth leader

…Says Eleme party Youth Leader attacked Covid-19 Taskforce at prompting of hotel owner …Grants residents 48hrs relaxation of Port Harcourt, Obio Akpor lockdown to restock food, medicines Governor Nyesom Wike has said he demolished two hotels in Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state and placed N5Million bounty on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader in the area for …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Reports 242 New Cases, Seven Deaths, Total Infections Now 4,641

Nigeria has recorded 242 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,641. In a tweet late Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 7 new deaths from the noble coronavirus to bring the total number of deaths to 150. 88 new cases was said to be from Lagos, 64 in Kano, 49 in Katsina …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Reports 242 New Cases, 7 Deaths, Total Infections Now 4,641

Nigeria has recorded 242 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,641. In a tweet late Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 7 new deaths from the noble coronavirus to bring the total number of deaths to 150. 88 new cases was said to be from Lagos, 64 in Kano, 49 in Katsina …

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Covid-19: Lagos Govt Shuts Hotel, Night Club In Badagry

The Lagos State Government has shut two facilities in Badagry West LCDA of the state for contravening new guidelines issued by the government to operators of hotels, clubs, and other entertainment outfits in the state. The facilities include Maggi Hotel, and Tambari Theatre Art (Night Club). This was disclosed by the state government in a tweet via its official handle …

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Covide-19: Nigeria Confirms 248 New Cases, 17 Deaths, Total cases now 4,399

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control on Sunday confirmed 248 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 4,399. According to the agency, Nigeria also recorded 17 more deaths from the pandemic, taking the country’s death toll to 143 with total recoveries rising to 778. Breakdown of the 248 new cases of Covid-19 81-Lagos 35-Jigawa 26-Borno 26-Kano 20-Bauchi 13-FCT 12-Edo 10-Sokoto 7-Zamfara …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 239 New Cases, Total Infections now Exceeds 4,000

Nigeria has reported 239 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the total number of infections in the country to 4,151 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new cases in a tweet on Saturday night. According to the agency, 97 of the cases were in Lagos, 44 in Bauchi, 29 in Kano, and 19 in Katsina. Borno States had 17 …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 386 New Cases, Total Infections Now 3,912

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 386 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 3,912. This is the highest number of new cases recorded in a day. Of the 386, the NCDC said in a tweet, 176 were reported in Lagos, 65 in Kano, 31 in Katsina, 20 in the FCT, and 17 …

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Tributes Pour In As British-Nigerian Rapper ‘TY’ Ben Chijioke Dies Of COVID-19

British rapper Ty, who was nominated for the prestigious Mercury music prize, has died after contracting coronavirus, according to a fundraising page set up to support him. Stars including Roots Manuva paid tribute to the 47-year-old Londoner, real name Ben Chijioke, who died on Thursday. Ty released his debut album “Awkward” in 2001, the first of five. His follow-up, “Upward”, …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 381 New Cases, Total Infections Now 3,526

Nigeria has recorded 381 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 3,526. This is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day in the country. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC), confirmed this in a tweet on Thursday.   Breakdown of the 381 new cases of Coronavirus 183-Lagos 55-Kano 44-Jigawa …

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Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji’s Mothers gets government attention

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, has assured that the mothers of late Super Eagles stars, Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji, will get more attention from the government. Mr. Dare said this on Thursday via his official Twitter handle where he explained that the details of the welfare package will be communicated privately to the affected persons. …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 195 New Cases, Total Infections Now 3145

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 195 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 3145.  Breakdown of the 195 new cases of Coronavirus 82-Lagos 30-Kano 19-Zamfara 9-FCT 3-Katsina 10-Borno 4-Ogun 8-Oyo 1-Kaduna 1-Adamawa 5-Gombe 18-Sokoto 5-Kebbi 3145 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria Discharged: 534 Deaths: 103 The novel coronavirus has killed at least …

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Researcher ‘on verge of making very significant’ coronavirus findings shot to death

A medical researcher said to be on the “verge of making very significant” coronavirus findings was found shot to death over the weekend in Pennsylvania, officials said. Bing Liu, 37, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was found dead Saturday inside a home in Ross Township, north of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County medical examiner said.  He …

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Serving Army Major appointed as new Emir of Kaura-Namoda

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the appointment of Major Sanusi Muhammad as the new Emir of Kaura-Namoda. A statement by Zailani Bappa, media aide to the governor, said that the appointment followed a recommendation by the area’s traditional council. It said that the 40-year-old new Monarch, who would succeed his father, Alhaji Muhammad Asha, who died last week, …

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PMB Appoints Former IGP Suleiman Abba, Chairman BoT of Nigeria Police Trust Fund

Pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector-General of Police, Barrister Suleiman Abba, CFR, Mni, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The President also approved the appointments of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively: Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto – …

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