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    Omotoso, Ekiti COVID-19 committee member, dies at 75

Omotoso, Ekiti COVID-19 committee member, dies at 75

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has announced the death of Remi Omotoso, a member of the state's COVID-19 response resource mobilisation committee and former chairman of the board of Standard Chartered Bank. In a statement by Yinka Oyebode, Fayemi's chief press secretary, the governor said Omotoso died on Friday at the age of 75 after a brief illness. He described the late [...]

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    CONFIRMED: NDDC’s executive director died of COVID-19

CONFIRMED: NDDC’s executive director died of COVID-19

The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has confirmed that Ibanga Bassey Etang, its late executive director of finance and administration, died of complications from COVID-19. After the death of Etang, the commission shut its head office in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, and asked its staff to go on self-isolation immediately. This had fuelled speculations that Etang died from [...]

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    Nine COVID-19 patients die in Lagos

Nine COVID-19 patients die in Lagos

Lagos has recorded a significant increase in its fatality rate as the state confirmed that nine more patients have died from COVID-19 complications. Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health, made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Monday evening. Earlier on Monday, according to the NCDC situation report for May 31, the state recorded four deaths and the total number of fatalities [...]

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    Two policemen arrested over death of teenager

Two policemen arrested over death of teenager

The Lagos police command says it has arrested two officers over the death of a teenager. Tina Ezekwe, a 16-year-old girl, was allegedly shot by policemen at Oworonshoki in Kosofe local government area of the state earlier in the week. On Friday, the news of her death sparked outrage on Twitter as Nigerians called for justice. Speaking with TheCable, Bala Elkana, spokesman of [...]

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    78-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in Delta

78-year-old COVID-19 patient dies in Delta

A 78-year-old man, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died in Delta state. With the latest announcement, a total of six COVID-19 deaths have now been recorded in the state. Mordi Ononye, the commissioner for health, made the announcement in a statement issued on Wednesday, according to a series of tweets on the government's handle. The patient was said to have been transferred [...]

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    Plateau records first COVID-19 death

Plateau records first COVID-19 death

Plateau state has recorded its first coronavirus-related death. This was announced by Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, at a media briefing on Sunday. The patient died on Saturday before he was confirmed positive for COVID-19. “As at today, we have successfully treated and discharged 10 infected persons, including the index case, who have all been reunited with their families. The other 22 [...]

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    Madagascar records first COVID-19 death

Madagascar records first COVID-19 death

A 57-year-old man, who developed complications after testing positive for COVID-19, has died in Toamasina, a city in Madagascar. Hanta Vololontiana, spokesperson for the coronavirus operational command centre, confirmed the development on Sunday, stating that the man died on Saturday. Two other people who are also down with severe complications are "still in intensive care". Twenty-one new cases were confirmed in the East [...]

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    Three COVID-19 patients die in Lagos

Three COVID-19 patients die in Lagos

Three more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Lagos, bringing the state's total number of fatalities to 36. The deaths were recorded on Friday, according to the latest situation report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In its update for May 15, 2020, the agency recorded four more deaths – three in Lagos and one in Gombe state. It's been nine days [...]

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    Kwara records first COVID-19 death, four new cases

Kwara records first COVID-19 death, four new cases

A man, who recently returned from Lagos after suffering a stroke, has died from COVID-19 complications in Kwara state. The incident, which is said to be the first COVID-19-related death in the state, occurred on Saturday morning. Rafiu Ajakaye, chief press secretary to the governor and spokesman of the Kwara state technical committee on COVID-19, disclosed this in a statement. The man was [...]

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    Abayomi: Lagos has recorded three fresh COVID-19 deaths

Abayomi: Lagos has recorded three fresh COVID-19 deaths

Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner of health, says three more COVID-19 patients have died in the state. Abayomi broke the news via Twitter on Sunday. Giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state, the commissioner said the number of fatalities in the state has increased to 28. Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria with 1,084 cases. "62 new #COVID19 [...]

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    Nasarawa assembly member dies of COVID-19

Nasarawa assembly member dies of COVID-19

Suleiman Adamu, a lawmaker representing Nasarawa central at the state house of assembly, has died of complications from COVID-19. Suleiman is the first patient to die of the disease in the state. Speaking with journalists on Sunday at Lafia, the state capital, Abdullahi Sule, governor of the state, confirmed the demise of the lawmaker. He said Suleiman died before the result of his [...]

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    Lagos records four fresh COVID-19 deaths

Lagos records four fresh COVID-19 deaths

The Lagos state government says four COVID-19 patients have died of complications from the disease in the state. The state's ministry of health said the deaths were recorded on Friday. In a tweet on Saturday, the ministry said the number of deaths in the state has risen to 25. But it said 22 patients were discharged after they tested negative twice for [...]

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    Jigawa records first COVID-19 death

Jigawa records first COVID-19 death

A COVID-19 patient has died in in Dutse local government area of Jigawa, the state's first casualty of the disease. Abba Zakari, commissioner for health, broke the news on Thursday, saying the patient was one of the first five confirmed cases in the state. “Eight out of the 11 samples we have at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital came out. And unfortunately, five of [...]

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    25-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

25-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health, has announced another COVID-19 related death in Lagos. Abayomi said the deceased, a 25-year-old male, was in a state of severe breathlessness at the time of his admission at the state isolation facility. The total number of deaths recorded in the state is now 20. “We regret to announce additional #COVID19 related death involving a 25-year-old male, [...]

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    Borno records 3 deaths, 11 new COVID-19 cases

Borno records 3 deaths, 11 new COVID-19 cases

Three more COVID-19 fatalities and 11 new cases have been recorded in Borno state. Salihu Kwaya-Bura, the state commissioner for health, and secretary of the response team for the prevention and control of COVID-19, confirmed this at a press briefing on Tuesday. He said the figures were for Monday and Tuesday, adding that the state is following up on 233 persons, while [...]

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    Oyo records first COVID-19 death

Oyo records first COVID-19 death

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says the state has recorded its first COVID-19 death. He made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday night, while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state. According to him, the patient died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, before his test result came out. He also said efforts to trace the patient's contacts [...]

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