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    Dangote: I tested negative for coronavirus

Dangote: I tested negative for coronavirus

Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, says he has tested negative for coronavirus. The world's richest was thought to have been exposed to the virus after he came in contact with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who has tested positive. In a tweet on Sunday, Dangote announced that he took test as a global citizen and business leader. He said he [...]

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    At last, Buhari to make nationwide broadcast tonight

At last, Buhari to make nationwide broadcast tonight

President Muhammadu Buhari will finally broadcast to the nation on Sunday evening, his spokesman has said. The broadcast, scheduled for 7pm, will be on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), according to Femi Adesina. He asked all television, radio and other electronic media outlets to hook up to the networks. Buhari has come under intense criticism for "disappearing" [...]

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    Free COVID-19 test at NIMR in Lagos — but you must show symptoms to be considered

Free COVID-19 test at NIMR in Lagos — but you must show symptoms to be considered

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in Lagos has announced that it will start free tests for COVID-19 on Monday.  TheCable had reported that only 178 persons had been tested for COVID-19 in the country as of March 24, according to data obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  The data shows that between 10 and 20 persons on [...]

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    Sanusi tests negative for coronavirus — after meeting el-Rufai

Sanusi tests negative for coronavirus — after meeting el-Rufai

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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    Akure ‘explosion’ was impact from meteors NOT explosives, says OAU prof

Akure ‘explosion’ was impact from meteors NOT explosives, says OAU prof

The explosion that rocked Akure, Ondo state capital, on Saturday, was caused by a giant rock from space known as meteors, a team of experts have concluded. A meteor is what happens when a meteoroid – a small piece of an asteroid – burns up upon entering earth’s atmosphere, creating a streak of light in the sky. The experts led by Adepelumi Adekunle, a [...]

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    UCH Ibadan CMD tests positive for coronavirus

UCH Ibadan CMD tests positive for coronavirus

Jesse Otegbayo, chief medical director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo state, has tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement on Sunday, Otegbayo said he took the test on Friday after one of the hospital's board members tested positive for the disease. The CMD said samples of those on the board were taken for the test and his own result came out [...]

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    First-ever infant death from COVID-19 recorded in US

First-ever infant death from COVID-19 recorded in US

The US has recorded the first-ever infant death from COVID-19 after the disease claimed the life of a child younger than a year old in Illinois. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the state's public health department, who announced the development on Saturday, said the baby died in Chicago. “There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant.  A [...]

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    Babandede, immigration CG, tests positive for coronavirus

Babandede, immigration CG, tests positive for coronavirus

Mohammed Babandede, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has tested positive for coronavirus. According to the Punch, Babandede disclosed his COVID-19 status on Sunday. The immigration chief reportedly said he has been in self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22. “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday [...]

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    Tackling the myths around COVID-19

Tackling the myths around COVID-19

Some recent events in Nigeria have gladdened and saddened me in equal measure. I was glad when prominent Nigerians who were diagnosed with the coronavirus publicly declared their status. I rejoiced, thinking this would finally take the lid off the disease. To start with, some cynics, particularly of the Jubril Al-Sudani movement, had said the Italian index case was a [...]

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    Nigeria records eight new coronavirus cases — toll now 97

Nigeria records eight new coronavirus cases — toll now 97

Nigeria has recorded eight new cases of coronavirus. The new cases were recorded in the federal capital territory (FCT), Oyo, Kaduna and Osun. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a series of tweets on Saturday night. Giving a breakdown of the cases, the centre said the FCT has two new cases, four in Oyo and one case each in [...]

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