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    Nigeria must fix the health sector NOW

Nigeria must fix the health sector NOW

Section 17 (3) (d) of the Constitution has imposed a duty of the State to ensure that "there are adequate medical and health facilities for all persons". But the section is not justiciable like other provisions of the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles State Policy enshrined in Chapter II thereof. Hence, successive governments have failed to provide medical care for [...]

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    Buhari, Nigerians are hungry!

Buhari, Nigerians are hungry!

Even before the advent and arrival of coronavirus—that is ravaging the cities and nations of the earth, about 90% of Nigerians was said to be extremely poor and hungry—daily living from hand to mouth. Now that our people are being forced to stay indoors, one can only imagine the latest percentage ofpoor and hungry Nigerians! The last thing Nigerians want now [...]

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    Nigeria records eight new coronavirus cases — toll now 97

Nigeria records eight new coronavirus cases — toll now 97

Nigeria has recorded eight new cases of coronavirus. The new cases were recorded in the federal capital territory (FCT), Oyo, Kaduna and Osun. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a series of tweets on Saturday night. Giving a breakdown of the cases, the centre said the FCT has two new cases, four in Oyo and one case each in [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: Is Nigerian government planning to pay citizens N8,500 per week?

CDD FACT CHECK: Is Nigerian government planning to pay citizens N8,500 per week?

Verdict: False CLAIM: A viral message being shared among Nigerians on WhatsApp and Twitter claims that the federal government is set to pay citizens N8,500 per week to sustain the stay-at-home directive for the containment of the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. The said message claimed that the grant will be made available to all Nigerians from Monday, March 23, 2020. This message is very [...]

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    Coronavirus toll in Nigeria now 89 as infection spreads to Benue

Coronavirus toll in Nigeria now 89 as infection spreads to Benue

Nigeria has recorded eight new coronavirus cases bringing the number of cases in the country to 89. The cases are spread across 10 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases in a tweet on Saturday. It said seven of the new cases are in Lagos while one is in Benue. Of the 89 [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: FG is NOT paying Nigerians N30,000 ‘coronavirus relief’

FAKE NEWS ALERT: FG is NOT paying Nigerians N30,000 ‘coronavirus relief’

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the report that Nigerians with bank verification number (BVN) will be given N30,000 as relief fund is false.  The report, which went viral on Friday, said Adesina issued a statement to that effect.  The said amount was to help Nigerians “stock up their home during the stay-at-home order by the government”. As a way of reducing the spread [...]

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    Otedola donates N1bn to fight coronavirus in Nigeria

Otedola donates N1bn to fight coronavirus in Nigeria

Femi Otedola, Nigerian entrepreneur, has announced a donation of N1 billion to fight coronavirus in Nigeria. Otedola made the announcement via his Instagram account on Friday. “I will be contributing N1 billion towards the eradication of COVID-19 across Nigeria. We must all do what we can to flatten the curve,” he wrote. Nigeria has recorded 81 coronavirus cases, spread across nine states and the [...]

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    APC on COVID-19: Nigerians want a working president — not a talker

APC on COVID-19: Nigerians want a working president — not a talker

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says a majority of Nigerians want a working president but that only a few want one who talks. President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised for not addressing citizens since the coronavirus outbreak in the country. In a statement on Saturday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the "grand efforts" by Buhari in tackling the virus could be seen [...]

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    Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany tests negative for COVID-19

Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany tests negative for COVID-19

Yusuf Tuggar, Nigeria's ambassador to Germany, has tested negative for the coronavirus, TheCable has learnt. Tuggar had been in close contact with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, during discussions with Siemens in Germany over projects in the Nigerian power sector. Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, has also tested positive. With Kyari and Mohammed testing positive, there were fears [...]

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    COVID-19: FG mulls giving stipends to Nigerians, says Zainab Ahmed

COVID-19: FG mulls giving stipends to Nigerians, says Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the federal government is considering giving out stipends to people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Ahmed was speaking on Politics Today, a programme on Channels TV. "We have a number of fiscal incentives that we have thought through and designed but we have to do a couple [...]

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    Nigerian microbiologists offer services towards COVID-19 response

Nigerian microbiologists offer services towards COVID-19 response

Microbiologists in Nigeria have offered their services to the federal and state governments of the country to help in their fight against COVID-19, the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS–CoV–2. The microbiologists, under the umbrella of The Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), made this known today in a press release signed by A. B. Suleiman, the virology representative of [...]

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    Coronavirus cases in Nigeria now 81 as disease spreads to Enugu

Coronavirus cases in Nigeria now 81 as disease spreads to Enugu

Nigeria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus. Eight of the 11 cases are in Lagos state, two in Enugu state and one in Edo state. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement in tweets on Friday night. "11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State," [...]

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    ‘We cover her with the blood of Jesus’ — Nigerians react to Chioma’s COVID-19 status

‘We cover her with the blood of Jesus’ — Nigerians react to Chioma’s COVID-19 status

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    Nigeria records five new coronavirus cases — toll hits 70

Nigeria records five new coronavirus cases — toll hits 70

Nigeria has recorded five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the toll from 65 to 70. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Friday. In its daily update, the centre said three cases of the virus were recorded in the federal capital territory (FCT) while two were recorded in Oyo. Five new cases of #COVID19 have been [...]

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    Nigeria and COVID-19 challenges: Need for voluntary service initiatives

Nigeria and COVID-19 challenges: Need for voluntary service initiatives

Dr. Maurizio Cecconi, head of department of anesthesia at Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy advised the United States government not to think that they can win the battle against Covid-19 by “increasing capacity” as according to him “it’ll take government and citizens helping out as well. That includes taking drastic steps like canceling major events, having employees work from home, [...]

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    UK mission: Closure of airports will hinder evacuation of our citizens from Nigeria

UK mission: Closure of airports will hinder evacuation of our citizens from Nigeria

The UK high commission in Nigeria says it is exploring options of how to evacuate its citizens willing to leave the country. In a statement on Friday, the commission said it wants to reduce the number of its diplomats in Nigeria but that the closure of the international airports has made it difficult to do so. The federal government had shut down [...]

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