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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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    PHOTOS: Scene of Akure explosion

PHOTOS: Scene of Akure explosion

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 Akure/Owo road. Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state, visited the site of the explosion. Below are photos from the scene of the incident.     [...]

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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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    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 coronavirus (COVID-19) on residents. Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country -- with 44 patients of the disease. "I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to [...]

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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 his COVID-19 status after having contact with two positive cases. The governor said though he had no symptoms, he had gone into self-isolation pending when his result is out. "I just received [...]

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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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    Sowore: FG planning to rearrest and infect me with coronavirus 

Sowore: FG planning to rearrest and infect me with coronavirus 

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, has accused the federal government of planning to rearrest and infect him with coronavirus.  Sowore who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election was arrested and detained in August for planning a nationwide protest against the government.  In a message made available to [...]

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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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    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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    Fayemi takes coronavirus test — after contact with two positive cases

Fayemi takes coronavirus test — after contact with two positive cases

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says he has taken a test to know his COVID-19 status. Fayemi disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday. The governor said though he has no symptoms, he took the test after coming in contact with two people who tested positive for the virus. He added that he has also gone into self-isolation pending when his result [...]

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