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    Health minister: What we discussed with Buhari in Aso Rock

Health minister: What we discussed with Buhari in Aso Rock

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says he was in Aso Rock to answer questions President Muhammadu Buhari had to ask on COVID-19 in Nigeria.  TheCable had reported that Ehanire, alongside Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), met with Buhari at his residence in the state house on Saturday afternoon to brief him on developments concerning the disease in [...]

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    Sadiya Farouq: I’ve asked NEMA to provide support for victims of Akure blast

Sadiya Farouq: I’ve asked NEMA to provide support for victims of Akure blast

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says she has asked the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assist the victims of the explosion that rocked Akure, Ondo state, on Saturday. Farouq said this in her condolence message to the people of the state over the explosion. Rotimi Akeredolu, the state governor, said the blast, which occurred [...]

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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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