Wednesday, April 8, 2020

NCDC DG: 90 percent of COVID-19 patients recover without intervention

    NCDC DG: 90 percent of COVID-19 patients recover without intervention

NCDC DG: 90 percent of COVID-19 patients recover without intervention

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says 90 per cent of COVID-19 patients recover without any intervention. He disclosed this at the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Wednesday, while responding to a question on how Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, recovered in less than one week. He said what a [...]

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    COVID-19: Foodstuff prices almost double in Q1 2020

COVID-19: Foodstuff prices almost double in Q1 2020

The price of food items in the country recorded a significant increase in the first quarter of 202o, a report by SBM Intelligence has shown. The report, which is called the Jollof Index, monitors food inflation by tracking the change in the price of food items. The index considers nine items across 13 markets in the country. The commodities that made up the [...]

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    Response, contribution and adaptation of Nigerian varsities to COVID-19 crisis

Response, contribution and adaptation of Nigerian varsities to COVID-19 crisis

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    ‘Fake charities springing up over COVID-19 donations’ — Magu raises the alarm

‘Fake charities springing up over COVID-19 donations’ — Magu raises the alarm

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to be cautious of making donations for the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Orilade, acting spokesperson of the commission, said Magu warned the public against fake charities springing up to offer guidelines on donations to the government and citizens. Magu also asked the public [...]

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    Google: Traffic to retail, recreation centers in Nigeria reduced by 39% during COVID-19 lockdown

Google: Traffic to retail, recreation centers in Nigeria reduced by 39% during COVID-19 lockdown

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    I caught your dad cheating on me but forgave him, Ajimobi’s wife tells daughter

I caught your dad cheating on me but forgave him, Ajimobi’s wife tells daughter

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    FG partners Akin Fadeyi foundation on COVID-19 awareness

FG partners Akin Fadeyi foundation on COVID-19 awareness

The federal government has partnered with the Akin Fadeyi Foundation to create public awareness on COVID-19 pandemic. Akin Fadeyi, the foundation's executive director, said the awareness would be centered around coronavirus prevention and flattening the curve of the disease. “In line with one of our programs, we have produced six public communication awareness materials centered on the COVID-19. The aim of this [...]

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    ‘You got it wrong’ — Uwais tackles Lawan, Gbaja over SIP

‘You got it wrong’ — Uwais tackles Lawan, Gbaja over SIP

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investment programme (SIP), says the claims made by Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on conditional cash transfer are "regrettable and dangerous." Lawan and Gbajabiamila had faulted the manner in which SIP was being implemented during the 14-day lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. At a [...]

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    You may be isolated for 14 days, Kaduna warns incoming travellers

You may be isolated for 14 days, Kaduna warns incoming travellers

The Kaduna government says any traveller going into the state risks a 14-day isolation. In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs, advised those who do not have valid pass but intend visiting the state to cancel such plans. The state has been under 24-hour curfew with a two-day window period each week for residents to [...]

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    NCDC confirms 22 new COVID-19 cases — 15 in Lagos

NCDC confirms 22 new COVID-19 cases — 15 in Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 22 new COVID-19 cases. The agency broke the news in a tweet on Wednesday evening. Of that figure, 15 were confirmed in Lagos, four in the federal capital territory (FCT), two in Bauchi and one in Edo. A total of 276 cases have so far been confirmed across the country. "Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 [...]

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    We don’t receive any allowance, says presidential task force on COVID-19

We don’t receive any allowance, says presidential task force on COVID-19

The federal governments says members of the presidential task force committee on the COVID-19, do not receive N500,000 sitting allowance. Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said no member of the committee has ever been paid any allowance. He said rumour peddlers were distracting the fight against COVID-19 with fake news. “The truth of the matter is [...]

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    NNPC to hand over refineries to private companies after rehabilitation

NNPC to hand over refineries to private companies after rehabilitation

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    COVID-19: DisCos ‘planning’ two-month free electricity for Nigerians

COVID-19: DisCos ‘planning’ two-month free electricity for Nigerians

The 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country say they are working to provide free electricity to all Nigerians for two months. In a statement on Wednesday, Sunday Oduntan, spokesperson of the DisCos, said this is to mitigate the hardship of Nigerians during the coronavirus pandemic. The executive director of research and advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), the [...]

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    Nigeria’s mDoc selected for Google’s startup accelerator program on SDGs

Nigeria’s mDoc selected for Google’s startup accelerator program on SDGs

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    UK records 938 deaths in 24 hours — its worst daily toll since outbreak

UK records 938 deaths in 24 hours — its worst daily toll since outbreak

The number of people who have died from complications of COVID-19 in the UK increased by 938 in 24 hours. This makes the latest figure the biggest daily increase since the outbreak of the disease in the country. According to the country's department of health, a total of 60,733 people have now tested positive for the virus and 7,097 of those hospitalised [...]

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    67 Ivorian returnees quarantined in Lagos 

67 Ivorian returnees quarantined in Lagos 

Sixty-seven travellers who arrived Nigeria from Ivory Coast have been put in isolation at a facility in Badagry, Lagos state. TheCable had reported that there was panic in Osun over fears that the travellers would head to the state.  In March, the state had received 127 returnees from Ivory Coast among whom 17 tested positive for COVID-19. A top government official who spoke off the [...]

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