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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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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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COVID-19: 265 Nigerians To Arrive Lagos From Dubai On Wednesday – Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has revealed that 265 Nigerians will arrive Lagos from Dubai today Wednesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on Tuesday, ministry spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, said the Emirates Airlines tasked with the transport is scheduled to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Over 4,000 Nigerians are waiting to be evacuated across the world back …

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Covid-19 patient who escaped from Delta state nabbed in Enugu state

Enugu State government said it has arrested a COVID-19 patient who escaped from the Delta State Isolation and Treatment Centre and ran to Enugu. The patient tested positive in Delta state isolation center but escaped and fled to Enugu state. A statement from the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Media, Louis Amoke, said following the development, the state COVID-19 taskforce …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 148 New Cases, Total Infections Now 2,950

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 148 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 2,950. Of the new cases, 43 are in Lagos, 32 are in Kano, while 14 are in Zamfara. Ten are in the FCT, nine in Katsina, seven in Taraba, six in Borno and Ogun, five in Oyo, three in …

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Nigeria is airlifting its Citizens in UAE on Wednesday, UK on Friday, US next Monday – Minister

The number of Nigerians in foreign countries anxious to return home is almost 4000. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the figure on Monday at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Onyeama, who said the country currently lacked the capacity to accommodate those willing to return, asked them to exercise more patience just as …

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WHO says has no proof from US on ‘speculative’ Wuhan lab claims

The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support “speculative” claims by the US president that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. “We have not received any data or specific evidence from the United States government relating to the purported origin of the virus — so from our perspective, this remains speculative,” WHO …

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10 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kano – Official

No fewer than ten medical doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 while treating patients at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, an official has said. The chairman of the hospital’s branch of the Association of Resident Doctors, Abubakar Nagoma, confirmed this to Journalist on Monday in Kano. He said the doctors got infected while treating patients who came to the hospital with …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 245 New Cases, Total Infections Now 2802

Nigeria has recorded 245 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 2,802.  According to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, the total deaths are now 93 while the total discharged are 417. Breakdown of the 245 new cases of Coronavirus 76-Lagos 37-Katsina 32-Jigawa 23-Kano 19-FCT 18-Borno 10-Edo 9-Bauchi 6-Adamawa …

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Covid-19: Long Queues outside liquor stores as India eases virus lockdown

Police used batons on Monday to beat back thirsty Indians jostling to buy alcohol for the first time in 40 days as the government eased further the world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown. The government credits its harsh shutdown of almost all activity since in late March with keeping the tally of cases to a relatively modest 42,500 with around 1,400 deaths. …

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Lagos State Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines On Reopening Markets, Shopping Malls

The Lagos State Government has said markets, where non-food items are sold, will be allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In a statement on its official Twitter handle, the Lagos State Government quoted its Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, as saying that the markets and stores will be opened from 9 a.m till …

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Ganduje Announces Ease Of COVID-19 Lockdown In Kano

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said at a press briefing on Saturday that the lockdown imposed by the federal government on Kano will be eased to allow for free movement of people within certain periods. Ganduje said the decision to ease the lockdown was taken with the consent of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President had, on April 27, imposed a two-week complete …

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Ben Amodu, A Nigerian Pharmacist Formulates Cure For COVID-19

A Nigerian pharmacist and proponent of alternative medicine, Ben Amodu, has said that he has formulated drugs that can cure the raging pandemic COVID-19. Amodu said three of the drugs he had manufactured possessed properties that could cure victims of the dreaded disease even as he claimed that the drugs had cured three patients exhibiting the symptoms of the new …

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Covid-19 Pandemic: French Football Season Declared Over, PSG Awarded Title

France’s football league declared the season over on Thursday, with Paris Saint-Germain named as Ligue 1 champions. PSG led the table by 12 points from Marseille when the season was suspended in mid-March because of the coronavirus outbreak, which has gone on to kill more than 24,000 people in France. The announcement by the LFP comes after Prime Minister Edouard …

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COVID-19: No More Bed Spaces In Lagos Isolation Centres– NCDC DG

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday made an outcry about inadequate bed spaces to accommodate COVID-19 patients in isolation centres. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu said Lagos State is the worst-hit by this challenge of inadequate bed spaces although Kano State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are also affected. He stated this while responding to questions …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 204 Cases Of CORONAVIRUS In One Day, Total Now 1,932

Nigeria has recorded 204 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1,932. According to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, of the new infections, 80 are in Kano, 45 are in Lagos, while 12 are in Gombe. Breakdown of the 204 new reported cases of Covid-19 80-Kano 45-Lagos 12-Gombe …

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Advertisement COVID-19: 65 Persons Arrested In Lagos For Violating Lockdown Order

Sixty-five persons have been arrested in Lagos State for violating the lockdown order. According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, the suspects who were between the ages of 16 and 45, were arrested for holding a birthday party and consuming some substances suspected to be hard/illicit drugs. They were said …

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 195 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Now 1,532

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 195 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1,532.  According to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), of the new infections, 80 were recorded in Lagos, 38 in Kano, while 15 were recorded in the Ogun State. In Bauchi State, 15 cases were recorded, 11 in Borno, …

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President Buhari Approves Phased Easing Of Lockdown In Lagos, Ogun, FCT From May 4

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the phased and gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The President announced this during his third nationwide broadcast on COVID-19. “Based on the above and in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the various Federal Government committees that …

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Sarkin Kano Says Deaths In State Not Connected To COVID-19

The Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has confirmed that the mass deaths reported in Kano State were not from COVID-19 as some have alleged. In a statement on Sunday the Sarkin noted that he was informed by the State’s Ministry of Health that the ‘mysterious’ deaths earlier reported in Kano State were not as a result of COVID-19 outbreak. He …

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Kaduna State Govt Extends Lockdown By 30 Days

The Kaduna State Government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown by thirty days.  Governor Nasir El-Rufai disclosed this via a Twitter thread on Sunday evening. The governor’s statement as posted on Twitter reads: KADUNA UPDATE: Malam Nasir @elrufai has extended the quarantine orders in the state for another 30 days, effective from 26th April 2020. The decision follows a recommendation to …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 91 New Cases Of Coronavirus , Death Toll Rises To 40

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 91 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1,273 , according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the NCDC in a tweet via its official handle, 43 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 8 in Sokoto and 6 in Taraba. The country’s total deaths from …

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COVID-19: NCDC Reports 87 New Cases Of Coronavirus , Total Infections Now 1,182

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 87 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1,182 , according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the NCDC in a tweet via its official handle, 33 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, nine in Katsina, four each in …

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COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 114 More Infections as Cases Exceeds 1,000 in Nigeria

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases exceeded 1000 on Friday, following the recording of 114 new cases of the novel coronavirus. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 80 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 21 were in Gombe and 5 were recorded in the FCT. Putting the country’s total deaths from the virus at 32 while 208 have …

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COVID-19: Aisha Buhari Distributes Relief Items

The fight to end COVID-19 in Nigeria received a boost through the ‘Get Involved Initiative’ of Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF) as various items were distributed to three State-Level COVID-19 Response Committees. They are FCT, Bauchi and Gombe states. The distribution took place yesterday. Representative of the First Lady at the event, Dr. Hajo Sani, Senior Special Assistant to the President …

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