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    US doctor: How I treated 500 coronavirus patients with anti-malaria drug (video)

US doctor: How I treated 500 coronavirus patients with anti-malaria drug (video)

Vladimir Zelenko, a medical doctor in the United States, has narrated how he treated hundreds of coronavirus patients with anti-malaria drugs with no death recorded. Zelenko, who has been in the news following his claims about the use of hydroxychloroquine in treating the infection, said he has used the drug to treat 450 to 500 patients. In an interview with Rudy Giuliani, [...]

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    FULL SPEECH: Buhari addresses the nation on COVID-19 pandemic

FULL SPEECH: Buhari addresses the nation on COVID-19 pandemic

Fellow Nigerians, from the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis. Nigeria, [...]

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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 aide, announced this in a statement on Friday. The facility, located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta, has 32 rooms en suite, with a standby generator. He said the 32-room facility [...]

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    Abba Kyari tests positive for coronavirus after foreign trip

Abba Kyari tests positive for coronavirus after foreign trip

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for the coronavirus days after returning from an official trip to Germany and the UK, TheCable has learnt. TheCable understands that he ran the test on Saturday based on medical advice, although he was not exhibiting any symptoms. The result came back on Monday positive and he has gone into isolation even though [...]

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    ‘You saved lives’ — Nigerians hail doctor who suspected index coronavirus case

‘You saved lives’ — Nigerians hail doctor who suspected index coronavirus case

The Ogun state government has revealed the identity of the doctor who suspected the index case of coronavirus in Nigeria. In a series of tweets on Saturday, the state ministry of health appreciated the doctor, Amarachukwu Allison, whose brilliance was said to have led to the detection of the case in the state. Allison is a doctor at Lafarge Plc, a cement manufacturer. The [...]

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    Coronavirus: FG orders closure of tertiary institutions nationwide

Coronavirus: FG orders closure of tertiary institutions nationwide

The federal government has ordered closure of tertiary institutions and unity schools across the nation as a measure to check coronavirus. Sonny Echono, permanent secretary of the ministry of education, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. "We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend. Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry [...]

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    FG bans travel from China, UK, US over coronavirus

FG bans travel from China, UK, US over coronavirus

The federal government says it is restricting entry into the country for travellers from 13 countries, including China, the UK and the US. The 13 countries are: China Italy Iran South Korea Spain Japan France Germany Norway US UK The Netherlands Switzerland The government said it is a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in the country. The travel ban will kick in [...]

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    Second coronavirus patient in Nigeria now negative

Second coronavirus patient in Nigeria now negative

The second confirmed coronavirus case in Nigeria has now tested negative. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, broke the news in Abuja on Friday. With this development, Nigeria now has only one confirmed case of coronavirus who is currently being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos. He said the index case -- an Italian -- is making good progress and should [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi’s exile home still under construction — painting ongoing

EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi’s exile home still under construction — painting ongoing

The new home of Muhammad Sanusi II, deposed emir of Kano, is still undergoing construction, TheCable can report. As of 5pm on Wednesday, the house, which is located about 500 metres from the palace of the emir of Awe, was still undergoing some upgrade. TheCable visited the exile home and saw artisans fixing barbed wires and painting the building. A truck also delivered [...]

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    Ganduje dethrones Sanusi as emir of Kano

Ganduje dethrones Sanusi as emir of Kano

Muhammadu Sanusi II has been deposed as the emir of Kano "for total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor". This was announced at a special sitting of the Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state. Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government, said on Monday that the removal was with immediate effect. "The Kano State Executive [...]

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    PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's former minister of finance, was at South Africa's presidential economic advisory council meeting in Tshwane on Friday. "With President Ramaphosa, members of cabinet, and members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria discussing sources of growth for the South African economy and win-win economic interactions with the continent," Okonjo-Iweala tweeted. https://twitter.com/NOIweala/status/1236204448407568385?s=20 Cyril Ramaphosa, South African president, chaired the meeting. According [...]

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    Report: US kicks over FG’s plan to hand $100m Abacha Loot to APC governor

Report: US kicks over FG’s plan to hand $100m Abacha Loot to APC governor

The federal government is reportedly planning to hand about $100 million out of the recovered Abacha Loot to Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state. According to Bloomberg, the move is said to be part of a 17-year-old agreement that allows Bagudu ownership of some of the funds recovered from Abacha. TheCable could not immediately ascertain the details of the agreement said to have [...]

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    Sanusi: Fathers who send out their children as almajiris should be arrested

Sanusi: Fathers who send out their children as almajiris should be arrested

Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, says fathers who send out their children to beg for alms should be arrested. Sanusi spoke on Thursday at a conference Future Assured Initiative, the non-governmental organisation of Aisha Buhari, the first lady, organised in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) The emir said no law provides that a man should marry, have children and [...]

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    EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu

EXTRA: I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says he is strongly convinced that corruption is the cause of coronavirus. Magu said this at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday. Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December. The [...]

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    El-Rufai: Muslim-Muslim ticket my most daring  decision

El-Rufai: Muslim-Muslim ticket my most daring decision

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the most daring decision he ever took is the selection of a Muslim as his running mate in the 2019 election. Speaking at the government house, Kaduna, during a programme put together in honour of his 60th birthday, el-Rufai said his choice of Hadiza Balarabe as his deputy, was made to take religion and ethnicity off [...]

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    ‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to look inwards over the loss of some states to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2019, the ruling party lost Zamfara and Rivers to the PDP due to internal crisis. In the case of Zamfara, the APC contested and won elections but the supreme court [...]

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