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    Ndidi Nwosu, Nigeria’s Paralympic gold medalist, dies from ‘lung infection’

Ndidi Nwosu, Nigeria’s Paralympic gold medalist, dies from ‘lung infection’

Ndidi Nwosu, Nigeria's para-powerlifting gold medalist at 2016 Olympic games in Brazil, has died. According to Brila FM, Nwosu died last month, in Owerri, Imo state, following complications arising from a lung infection. Queen Uboh, former president of Nigeria Powerlifting Federation, also confirmed the sad news from her base in Canada. She said Ndidi sustained an injury from the 2018 Commonwealth Games and [...]

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    10 lessons from that Nigeria must learn from COVID-19

10 lessons from that Nigeria must learn from COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is an experience humanity may never forget in terms of the psychological and mental trauma it has caused. The fatality record of the virus is so far staggering and still spiking in many countries in Europe and Africa, Nigeria in particular. The fear of the virus has locked down the nation’s economy, rapidly changing our lives and [...]

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    Lawyer: Soldiers brutalising Nigerians under the guise of enforcing restriction

Lawyer: Soldiers brutalising Nigerians under the guise of enforcing restriction

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, says the military has no right to enforce the movement restrictions imposed by the federal government.  In a memo, Lamidi Adeosun, chief of policy and plans of the Nigerian Army, had said Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had approved the activation of “Op-Second-Eleven”, a special operation to see to the enforcement of the restriction [...]

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    11m poor Nigerians will get COVID-19 palliatives, says FG

11m poor Nigerians will get COVID-19 palliatives, says FG

Over 11 million poor Nigerians have been identified by the federal government to benefit from the palliatives to cushion the harsh effects of COVID-19. Schools, markets and shops have been shut down as a result of the pandemic which has put most of the world on lockdown. Speaking during the briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Tuesday, Sadiya Umar Farouk, [...]

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    With four new coronavirus cases, Nigeria’s toll rises to 139

With four new coronavirus cases, Nigeria’s toll rises to 139

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four new cases of coronavirus in the country. The agency broke the news in a tweet on Tuesday night. The country now has 139 confirmed cases of the disease. "Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos "As at 08:00 pm 31st March there [...]

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    Davido’s father donates N500m to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

Davido’s father donates N500m to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

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    How is coronavirus impacting Nigeria’s economy?

How is coronavirus impacting Nigeria’s economy?

On March 26, Nigeria joined many other nations banning flights into the country and urging shelter-in-place, social isolation practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic. President Buhari approved a N10 billion grant to the epicentre, Lagos, to fight the outbreak in the region and a N5 billion grant to support the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control. Exports of oil and gas will continue and [...]

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    68-year-old Nigerian doctor dies of COVID-19 in UK

68-year-old Nigerian doctor dies of COVID-19 in UK

Alfa Sa'adu, a doctor of Nigerian origin who lives in the United Kingdom, has died of the coronavirus. Sa'adu, 68, who is also the galadima of Pategi in Kwara state, died of complications from the disease on Tuesday. Aisha Ahman-Pategi, Kwara state commissioner for chieftaincy affairs, confirmed his demise to TheCable. Until his demise, Sa'adu worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. He is the [...]

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    Nigeria’s coronavirus toll rises to 135 — 4 new cases recorded

Nigeria’s coronavirus toll rises to 135 — 4 new cases recorded

Nigeria has recorded four new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 135. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a tweet on Monday. This is coming less than 24 hours after the country recorded 20 new cases.   As at 11:15 am 31st March, there are 135 confirmed cases 2 deaths For a breakdown of cases by [...]

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    Nigeria records 20 new coronavirus cases — toll rises to 131

Nigeria records 20 new coronavirus cases — toll rises to 131

Nigeria has recorded 20 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 131. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Monday evening. The new cases are spread across Lagos, Kaduna, Oyo and the federal capital territory (FCT). "Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 [...]

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    COVID-19: Unilever Nigeria donates hygiene products to Lagos, Ogun

COVID-19: Unilever Nigeria donates hygiene products to Lagos, Ogun

Unilever Nigeria has donated hygiene products to Lagos and Ogun state governments.  In a statement on Monday, the company said it donated its Lifebuoy brand and detergents to complement the states' efforts in fighting the spread of coronavirus. Speaking during the presentation of the products, Soromidayo George, Unilever's director of corporate affairs and sustainable business in Ghana and Nigeria, commended the states [...]

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    Is Abba Kyari Nigeria’s de facto president?

Is Abba Kyari Nigeria’s de facto president?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic came on to assume the global proportion it has now become, the major trending issue was the celebrated spat between the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the president Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari. In a memo which was leaked to the media, the NSA had drawn attention [...]

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    Thoughts on the present and future state of Nigeria

Thoughts on the present and future state of Nigeria

The world all over, the biggest conversation is on how to combat the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In almost 200 countries affected by the outbreak, sedulous efforts are being made to contain the spread while the search for a solution is endless. We are together in fighting a common enemy and being a superpower does not come up in the [...]

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    Nigeria records second death from coronavirus

Nigeria records second death from coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded yet another death from the cornavirus outbreak. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, disclosed this during the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday. Ehanire said the victim, whose identity was not disclosed, had serious underlying health issues. He added that most of the confirmed cases recorded were people who came into the country from overseas. "Majority of them [...]

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    ‘Do it for humanity’ — Nigerians urge telcos to slash data prices amid COVID-19 lockdown

‘Do it for humanity’ — Nigerians urge telcos to slash data prices amid COVID-19 lockdown

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    How 25-year-old  US-based Nigerian died of coronavirus — after being denied test

How 25-year-old US-based Nigerian died of coronavirus — after being denied test

Bassey Offiong, a Nigerian who is a student of Western Michigan University in the US, has died of coronavirus. The 25-year-old chemical engineering student passed away on Saturday. He was expected to complete his degree in a few weeks. According to Detroit News, Asari Offiong, Bassey’s sister, said her brother had told her that he was experiencing fever, fatigue and shortness of [...]

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