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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 [...]

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Explosion in Akure, many houses destroyed

    Explosion in Akure, many houses destroyed

An explosion in Akure, Ondo state, on Saturday morning, destroyed many residential houses, a church building and a school. The explosion suspected to be a bomb blast cut off the busy [...]

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Makinde imposes curfew in Oyo to curb spread of coronavirus

    Makinde imposes curfew in Oyo to curb spread of coronavirus

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. Makinde, who announced the development [...]

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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 [...]

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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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COVID-19: YouTube launches online music festival featuring Simi, Timi Dakolo, Reekado Banks

    COVID-19: YouTube launches online music festival featuring Simi, Timi Dakolo, Reekado Banks

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COVID-19: Global condom shortage looms as company stops production

    COVID-19: Global condom shortage looms as company stops production

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Obasanjo donates former residence as isolation centre

    Obasanjo donates former residence as isolation centre

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the presidential hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, to be used as isolation centre for the coronavirus pandemic. Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo's media [...]

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Chioma, Davido’s fiancee, tests positive for coronavirus

    Chioma, Davido’s fiancee, tests positive for coronavirus

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FULL LIST: Africa records 3,426 coronavirus cases, 94 deaths in 46 countries

    FULL LIST: Africa records 3,426 coronavirus cases, 94 deaths in 46 countries

Africa has recorded a total of 3,426 coronavirus cases in 46 countries on the continent. This is according to data obtained from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa [...]

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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 [...]

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Coronavirus: Italy records 919 deaths in one day as toll hits 9,000

    Coronavirus: Italy records 919 deaths in one day as toll hits 9,000

Italy has recorded 919 deaths from the coronavirus, setting a fresh record of the highest casualty from the disease in a day. According to Worldometres, which computes global statistics on the [...]

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ICYMI: Fuel tanker drivers vacate depots over COVID-19

    ICYMI: Fuel tanker drivers vacate depots over COVID-19

Fuel tanker drivers under the auspices of the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) have suspended their services effective from Friday, March 27. Yusuf Othman, the association president, said the [...]

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PHOTOS: Lagos provides food for residents affected by COVID-19 lockdown

    PHOTOS: Lagos provides food for residents affected by COVID-19 lockdown

The Lagos state government has launched an emergency food response programme for its residents. This is to cushion the effects of the stay-at-home directive issued by the state government to contain [...]

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Yemi Alade to Buhari: What’s the stimulus package for people you asked to stay at home

    Yemi Alade to Buhari: What’s the stimulus package for people you asked to stay at home

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Six coronavirus patients now negative, says Sanwo-Olu

    Six coronavirus patients now negative, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says six coronavirus patients in the state have tested negative. Sanwo-Olu said this while giving an update on the disease in Lagos on Friday. Tunde Ajayi, his [...]

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Fayemi tests negative for coronavirus

    Fayemi tests negative for coronavirus

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor said this in a tweet on Friday. On Wednesday, Fayemi said he had taken a test to know [...]

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‘It’s 9 years and still counting’ — Seyi Law marks wedding anniversary with wife

    ‘It’s 9 years and still counting’ — Seyi Law marks wedding anniversary with wife

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Like Zenith Bank, GTB lowers dollar spending limit

    Like Zenith Bank, GTB lowers dollar spending limit

Guaranty Trust Bank has lowered the international spending limit on its naira Mastercard to $500 a month. This was contained in a notice sent to customers on Friday. The review affects online [...]

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Africa CDC partners CcHUB to counter COVID-19 misinformation in rural areas

    Africa CDC partners CcHUB to counter COVID-19 misinformation in rural areas

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says it is collaborating with the Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) to counter disbelief and misinformation on coronavirus in the continent's semi-urban [...]

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March 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
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LAGOS380478402
KANO375477498
PH380478498
ABUJA375476400
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