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    Stipend for the vulnerable, suspension of loan repayments… 7 highlights from Buhari’s address

Stipend for the vulnerable, suspension of loan repayments… 7 highlights from Buhari’s address

After four weeks since Nigeria's first case of the novel coronavirus disease. (COVID-19) was recorded, President Muhammadu Buhari finally addressed the nation on Sunday. During his national address, the president explained the country's strategy for curbing the virus and ordered some policy responses to curb its spread. Here are five things we learnt from Buhari's speech: LOCKDOWN LAGOS, ABUJA, AND OGUN Speaking on state [...]

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    Sanusi tests negative for coronavirus — after meeting exposed persons

Sanusi tests negative for coronavirus — after meeting exposed persons

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the former emir of Kano, and his wives have tested negative for the novel coronavirus. On Saturday, Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state and friend of Sanusi, disclosed that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In the last 14 days before the test, Sanusi and el-Rufai have had numerous meetings and physical contacts, including [...]

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    This device can test for COVID-19 in just five minutes

This device can test for COVID-19 in just five minutes

A new device by Abbott Laboratories, a US health care company, can tell if someone has been infected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in just five minutes. The device which weighs less than 3kg -- the size of a small toaster -- can also tell if someone is negative in as little as 13 minutes. With three units of this device, Nigeria can [...]

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    US Embassy: Emergency visa only for professionals with H, J petitions

US Embassy: Emergency visa only for professionals with H, J petitions

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says the recent emergency visa appointment for medical professionals is only for individuals with approved H or J petition.  On Thursday, the United States asked "medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the [...]

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    COVID-19: US asks doctors, nurses around the world to reach out for work visas

COVID-19: US asks doctors, nurses around the world to reach out for work visas

The United States has asked medical professionals around the world who want to work in America to reach out for visa appointment.  On Thursday, the United States overtook China as the country with the highest number of novel coronavirus patients anywhere in the world. To further tame the spread of the virus and treatment of those infected, the US is calling out [...]

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    ‘Social distancing is from the Bible’ — Poju Oyemade asks churches to do the right thing

‘Social distancing is from the Bible’ — Poju Oyemade asks churches to do the right thing

Poju Oyemade, the senior pastor at The Covenant Nation, has called on churches to respect the government's call for social distancing, as a means for halting the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) He stated that social distancing is a biblical method for stopping the spread of a virus, emphasising that the concept is God's idea. The convener of The Platform Nigeria, who [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘From Ibadan to Awe’ — 10 years reporting an enigma

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘From Ibadan to Awe’ — 10 years reporting an enigma

It was the legendary author Dan Brown who said: “We all fear what we do not understand.” I love to fear nothing but God, hence, I try to understand everything and everyone -- it's an ongoing lifelong quest. And this is why you find me reading, learning and following controversially successful figures. For over 10 years, I have followed Tunde [...]

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    ‘Two doctors to 200,000 people’ — the state of healthcare in Awe, Sanusi’s exile home

‘Two doctors to 200,000 people’ — the state of healthcare in Awe, Sanusi’s exile home

There are only two doctors and 19 nurses employed by the government to serve a population of approximately 200,000 people in Awe town, Nasarawa state, TheCable has learnt. Awe town served as the exile home of Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, who was reported to have been banished from Kano for "disrespecting" Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of the [...]

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    King’s College reunion as Sanusi arrives Lagos

King’s College reunion as Sanusi arrives Lagos

It was a mini King's College Lagos reunion as Ituah Ighodalo, seasoned economist and senior pastor of Trinity House, met up with Muhammad Sanusi II, the former emir of Kano as he arrived Lagos on Friday night. Ighodalo, who is a close friend of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), visited Sanusi after he arrived in Lagos from [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Those who kidnapped Sanusi have released him

Kwankwaso: Those who kidnapped Sanusi have released him

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, says he is happy those who kidnapped Muhammadu Sanusi II, the former emir of Kano, have decided to release him. Kwankwaso, who met with Sanusi at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, told journalists: "I am very happy that at least those who kidnapped him, now, have decided to release him. He is [...]

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    Sanusi leaves Abuja for Lagos — after praying with followers

Sanusi leaves Abuja for Lagos — after praying with followers

Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, has left Abuja for Lagos, following his release from confinement in Awe, Nasarawa state.  Before departing Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Sanusi, who was escorted to the airport by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, prayed for his followers before bidding them farewell. He is expected to reunite with members of his family in Lagos. After [...]

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    Sanusi can go anywhere, including Kano, says el-Rufai

Sanusi can go anywhere, including Kano, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Muhammadu Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, can go anywhere, including Kano. After his dethronement, there were reports that he would not be allowed into Kano for at least three months. But fielding questions from journalists in Awe, Nasarawa state, on Friday, the governor said a federal capital territory high court has ruled [...]

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    Finally, Sanusi leaves Awe after judicial victory

Finally, Sanusi leaves Awe after judicial victory

Muhammad Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, has left Awe, a town in Nasarawa where he was banished to after his dethronement. Sanusi is riding in the same vehicle as Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who visited him on his third day in detention. A federal high court in Abuja had ordered the immediate release of Sanusi. On Thursday, Lateef Fagbemi, a [...]

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    Sanusi set to leave Awe with el-Rufai

Sanusi set to leave Awe with el-Rufai

Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, is preparing to leave Awe, Nasarawa state, following a court order to release him. Sanusi's lawyers on Friday got a court injunction to release him from confinement in line with the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria. Sanusi's luggage are currently being offloaded from the house to cars within the his exile home [...]

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    Sanusi steps out for the first time since arriving Awe, leads Juma’at prayers

Sanusi steps out for the first time since arriving Awe, leads Juma’at prayers

Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, has stepped out for the first time since arriving Awe town, Nasarawa state, on Tuesday. Sanusi stepped out in the company of Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, and the Emir of Awe. He was driven to the palace of the emir of Awe, where he preached and led Jumaat prayers. The deposed emir [...]

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    Soldiers on ground as el-Rufai visits Sanusi in Awe

Soldiers on ground as el-Rufai visits Sanusi in Awe

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has arrived in Awe town, Nasarawa state, to visit Muhammad Sanusi II, the recently deposed emir of Kano. The governor arrived silently in a seven-car convoy at about 12:47pm on Friday. Against the norm for Nigerian governors, el-Rufai's convoy moved into the town without the use of loud sirens. Security sources told TheCable that Muhammad Sanusi II [...]

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March 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
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LAGOS380478402
KANO375477498
PH380478498
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