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    Chris Olakpe, LASTMA CEO, is dead

Chris Olakpe, LASTMA CEO, is dead

Chris Olakpe, the chief executive officer and chairman of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), is dead. According to PUNCH, Olakpe died at an undisclosed hospital in the on Sunday. Isaac Adetimiro, LASTMA director of research and statistics, who reportedly, confirmed the incident said nobody knew the Olakpe was ill and he did not show any sign of sickness. “We heard about [...]

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    Nigeria records second death from coronavirus

Nigeria records second death from coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded yet another death from the cornavirus outbreak. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, disclosed this during the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday. Ehanire said the victim, whose identity was not disclosed, had serious underlying health issues. He added that most of the confirmed cases recorded were people who came into the country from overseas. "Majority of them [...]

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    Lagos discharges five coronavirus patients

Lagos discharges five coronavirus patients

The Lagos state government has discharged five coronavirus patients who were receiving treatment at Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Monday. "I am excited to announce some positive news ahead of our lockdown. We have just discharged 5 formerly positve COVID-19 patients from our Infectious Disease Hospital after treatment and multiple testing by [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu receives N1bn donation from UBA to fight coronavirus

Sanwo-Olu receives N1bn donation from UBA to fight coronavirus

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has received a cheque of N1billion from the United Bank for Africa as part of the bank's commitment to help curb the effects of the coronavirus in the state. This was disclosed in a statement by Gboyega Akosile, chief press secretary to the governor, Presenting the cheque to Sanwo-Olu at the statehouse, Marina on Sunday, Kenneth Uzoka, [...]

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    Lulu-Briggs was dead before he arrived in Ghana, says judge

Lulu-Briggs was dead before he arrived in Ghana, says judge

Eleanor Barnes-Botchway, judge of an Accra magistrate district court, kaneshie, has ruled out the claim that Benson Lulu-Briggs, founder of Moni Pulo Limited, died in Ghana. The death of Lulu-Briggs on December 27, 2018, in Accra, Ghana, had created controversy among members of his family. Seinye, his widow, who had travelled with him, was accused of having a hand in his death [...]

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    COVID-19: NPA suspends demurrage fees for 21 days

COVID-19: NPA suspends demurrage fees for 21 days

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has directed terminal operators to suspend all applicable terminal storage fees, known as demurrage, on consignments. The directive was announced in a statement released on Friday by Jatto Adams, NPA's general manager of corporate and strategic communications. According to the statement, the suspension of the charges will be for an initial period of 21 days, effective from March [...]

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    Coronavirus cases in Lagos may rise to 39,000, says health commissioner

Coronavirus cases in Lagos may rise to 39,000, says health commissioner

Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health, says the state may see up to 39,000 cases of COVID-19 in a worst-case scenario. Abayomi spoke at a media briefing in Lagos, on Friday. As of Thursday, Nigeria has a total of 65 coronavirus cases with Lagos having the highest number of cases -- 44. Comparing the number of confirmed cases with figures in other parts of the [...]

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    South Africa records first deaths from coronavirus

South Africa records first deaths from coronavirus

South Africa has reported its first two deaths from coronavirus just as the number of confirmed cases rise to 1,000. Zweli Mkhize, the country's health minister, made this known on Friday. "This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19," Mkhize said in a statement. He said the deaths occurred in Western [...]

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    Coronavirus can be sexually transmitted, says health minister

Coronavirus can be sexually transmitted, says health minister

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says he believes that coronavirus can be transmitted sexually. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, Ehanire said the country now has 51 cases of the COVID-19 disease. "If a person is positive, the virus can be transmitted sexually," he claimed, rather controversially. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a lot is still unknown about the [...]

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    Lagos to fumigate entire state

Lagos to fumigate entire state

The Lagos state government says it will fumigate the entire state to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, disclosed this on Thursday. Sanwo-Olu said the fumigation equipment will be deployed in every part of the city and asked residents to do their part to remain safe and healthy. "To ensure we keep our environment safe and curtail the contagion [...]

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    COVID-19: FirstBank to launch e-learning platform for students

COVID-19: FirstBank to launch e-learning platform for students

Adesola Adeduntan, CEO of FirstBank, has announced that the bank in partnership with government and other stakeholders will be initiating an e-learning platform for students amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement on Wednesday, Adeduntan emphasised the need to ensure that children remain engaged during the closure of schools across the nation. He said the bank has concluded plans with the necessary [...]

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    Coronavirus: South Africa charges patients who refused to self-isolate with attempted murder

Coronavirus: South Africa charges patients who refused to self-isolate with attempted murder

The South African police on Wednesday charged two men with attempted murder for allegedly going out after testing positive for coronavirus. Bheki Cele, the country's police minister, announced the charges on Wednesday during a press conference. Cele said their actions exposed others to the infection. The first patient arrested is a 52-year-old salon owner who was said to have been diagnosed with coronavirus [...]

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    EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

EFCC: Desperate lawyers blackmailing our counsel over ‘£2.5bn fraud case’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says a group of 27 lawyers are blackmailing Rotimi Jacobs, one of its lead prosecutors, over an alleged £2.5 billion fraud case.  In a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesman, the commission said the lawyers in a petition addressed to the national executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) alleged that Jacobs was using [...]

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    Dele Momodu: I’ve had no symptoms of coronavirus since my return from London

Dele Momodu: I’ve had no symptoms of coronavirus since my return from London

Dele Momodu, journalist and author, says he is in good health.  In a statement on Wednesday, Momodu said it became necessary to speak about his health status since he was at a birthday party in London where someone believed to have contracted COVID-19 attended and later died of the disease. He said after the news of the late patient broke, he immediately [...]

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    Seven suspected cases of coronavirus quarantined in Niger

Seven suspected cases of coronavirus quarantined in Niger

Seven suspected cases of coronavirus have been placed under quarantine in Niger state. Makunsidi Muhammad, the state commissioner of health, disclosed this to journalists in Minna, the state capital. Muhammad said six of the suspected cases are in Minna and one of them returned from the United Kingdom recently while the other one is in Suleja area of the state He said five [...]

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    South Africa’s coronavirus cases rise to 554 — highest on the continent

South Africa’s coronavirus cases rise to 554 — highest on the continent

The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa increased by 152 to 554 within 24 hours. The country has the highest number of cases in Africa but no death has been recorded. On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day lock down to curb the spread of the outbreak. "From midnight on Thursday, March 26 until midnight on Thursday, April 16, all South [...]

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