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Covid-19: About 1,000 Nigerians in US, Europe apply for evacuation

More than 1,000 Nigerians in the United States and across Europe have applied to be evacuation from the Coronavirus-torn countries. The Nigerian Government had urged Nigerians outside the country willing to return home to indicate interest and that on arrival, they must be quarantined compulsorily. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), led by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, is said to be collating …

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 14 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 288

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus in the country. This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections recorded in the country so far to 288. The NCDC confirmed the latest figure – which rose from 276 – in a tweet on Thursday evening. Of the 14 cases, 13 were confirmed in Lagos …

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NCDC Confirms 22 New COVID-19 Cases, Nigeria’s Total Infections Rise To 276

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 22 new cases of the COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 276. According to the NCDC, 15 are in Lagos, four are in the FCT, two are in Bauchi, while the other is in Edo. Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in …

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COVID-19: WHO Donates Three Ambulances To Lagos Govt

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated three ambulances to the Lagos State government. In a tweet on Tuesday, the United Nations health agency explained that this was to support the government’s effort in curbing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. It added that the donation of the ambulances would boost the fight against COVID-19 in the state, …

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NCDC Confirms 16 New COVID-19 Cases, Nigeria’s Total Infections Now 254

Nigeria has recorded 16 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 254. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the updated figure which rose from 238 in a tweet on Tuesday evening. Ten of the new cases were discovered in Lagos and two infections were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory …

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#Covid-19 Lockdown violation: Naira Marley to be arraign today

Popular Nigerian entertainer, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, will be arraigned before a court today for breaching the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations). Naira Marley was arrested on Monday after attending the birthday of Abdulrasheed Bello, the husband of actress Funke Akindele despite coronavirus lockdown. The ‘Tesumole’ crooner was then granted bail on Tuesday. The Lagos police …

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans $1billion to fight coronavirus pandemic

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey said Tuesday he was committing $1 billion to coronavirus relief through his philanthropic fund. Dorsey said in a series of tweets that he would transfer his equity in his digital payments group Square to his limited liability corporation Start Small, contributing around 28 percent of his overall wealth. “Why now? The needs are increasingly …

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China lifts travel ban as Wuhan residents free to travel

Thousands of travellers rushed to leave the Chinese city of Wuhan early Wednesday as authorities lifted a more than two-month travel ban. Wuhan in Hubei province was the city where the global coronavirus pandemic first emerged. As the ban expired on schedule at midnight (1600 GMT Tuesday), passengers — many in hazmat suits — expressed joy and relief as they …

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Coronavirus: Nigerians abroad registering for evacuation — FG

Nigerians living in United Kingdom, United States and China and other West African countries have been registering for their evacuation back home due to the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has said. The Commission added that those registering for evacuation are ready to foot their flight expenses. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission …

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Covid-19: New York City turns world’s largest Cathedral into hospital

New York City, under pressure with coronavirus cases, is planning to construct another temporary hospital in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral in Manhattan, the largest Anglican Cathedral in the world, is the seat of the Diocese of New York. The City is looking up to the church as hospitals are running out of room for …

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NNPC Won’t Pay Subsidy On Petrol Anymore – Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, yesterday declared an end to fuel subsidy in the country, saying the corporation will no longer subsidise pump price of premium motor spirit, otherwise known as petrol. According to him, market forces will henceforth determine the price of the commodity. Kyari who spoke on an AIT …

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President Buhari orders Customs to release 150 trucks of seized rice to 36 states

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to the 36 states of the federation. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Monday. The news conference was on the fiscal stimulus measures in …

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Court Sentences Funke Akindele, Husband to 14 days Community Service, N200,000 Fine

A Lagos State Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba on Monday convicted and sentenced Nollywood star, Funke Akindele and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz to 14 days Community Service. The court also imposed a fine of N100,000 each on the convicts, which they must pay within three days from Monday. The Magistrates, Mrs. Yewande Aji-Afunwa also ordered …

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COVID-19: 67 Togo returnees tdays at Seme Border

The Lagos State Government has sent no fewer than 67 persons, who wanted to enter the country through the Seme border,  into quarantine. It was gathered on Monday that security agencies at the border town on Sunday detained the 67 persons, who were coming from Togo. It was learnt that the security agencies handed over the 67 persons to the …

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BREAKING: Nigeria records eight new cases, total number of Cases now 232

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced eight new cases of COVID-19. It said five of the cases are in Lagos, two  in the FCT and one in Kaduna State. In a tweet on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday evening, NCDC said: “As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in …

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Covid-19 Lockdown: Police Arrest Funke Akindele, Ask Naira Marley and others 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 had restricted social gatherings in …

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COVID-19: 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 help in boosting the economy …

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Nigeria Confirms 20 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases now 210

tal number of confirmed cases in the country to 210. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in a tweet on Friday, hours after it confirmed six cases of coronavirus in Osun State. A breakdown of the latest figure shows that 11 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Lagos, while three cases were confirmed in the Federal Capital …

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Nigeria Can Now Test 1,500 People A Day For COVID-19 -Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria now has the capacity to test 1,500 people a day for coronavirus (COVID-19). The Minister made the comment at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. “With the expanded national case definition and addition of two new laboratories to test for COVID-19 in Ibadan and Ebonyi States, …

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COVID-19: Buhari’s Daughter Reunites With Family as She Returns From Isolation

One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari has reunited with her family after she returned from isolation. The lady, whose name was not disclosed, reunited with her family on Thursday after she went into isolation for 14 days, following her return to the country. A media aide to Mrs Aisha Buhari, Aliyu Abdullahi, revealed this in a statement. He …

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House of Rep Members donate two -month salaries to fight COVID- 19

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, who made the announcement in a message to Nigerians, said the contribution by the lawmakers will support provisions for welfare of frontline medical professionals and health workers during this trying times. The Speaker said the Clerk to the National Assembly has been directed to see to it that “all members salaries are transfered to the National Relief …

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President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. This according to Femi Adesina the special adviser to the President, is in line with the exercising of the powers conferred on Buhari by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him …

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 135 As NCDC Confirms Four New Infections

Nigeria has recorded four new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the number to 135 in 12 states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who confirmed the cases through its Twitter handle on Tuesday said Osun State has three cases while one in Ogun State. “Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in Osun and …

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Governor El-Rufai 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,” the governor said. “According to …

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Coronavirus: Buhari Receives COVID-19 Updates From Minister Of Health, NCDC Boss – Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday tweeted a video and pictures showing President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu at the State House. The minister and the NCDC boss were said to have briefed the President on their activities and efforts towards preventing the …

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Davido Goes Into Self-Isolation As Fiancée, Chioma Tests Positive For COVID-19

Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido says he has gone into self-isolation. He explained that he took the decision after his fiancée, Chioma, tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19). The music star announced this on Friday via his verified Twitter handle. In the series of tweets, he noted that he recently returned to Nigeria from America after cancelling …

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FG Approves Use Of Stadiums, NYSC Camps As Isolation Centres

The minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare stated that the Federal Government has approved the use of four stadiums in the country as isolation centres in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. These include the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos; Liberty Stadium Ibadan; M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja and Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Also, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) …

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Advertisement UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister made the announcement on Twitter saying: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.” …

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COVID-19: FGN Approves Immediate Release Of N15bn to Lagos State, NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the President explained that the approval followed the extensive briefings he received recently on the state of the nation, …

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Coronavirus: U.S. overtakes China, Italy as world’s worst-hit by COVID-19

The United States overtook China and Italy on Thursday as the world’s worst-hit country by the raging coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. took the morbid distinction after new 14,336 confirmed cases were added. The record figure shot the country to the top of the table with 82,547 cases. China where the pandemic began late last year has 81,285 cases. Italy, the …

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