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    Adenuga donates N1.5bn to fight against COVID-19

Adenuga donates N1.5bn to fight against COVID-19

Mike Adenuga, billionaire businessman and one of Africa's richest entrepreneurs, has announced a donation of N1.5 billion towards the initiatives to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus in Nigeria.  The amount, which is the highest individual donation so far in the country, is broken into two: an initial N1 billion to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the Nigerian Private [...]

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    Stallion Group offers free meals, staff buses to govt-run COVID-19 hospitals

Stallion Group offers free meals, staff buses to govt-run COVID-19 hospitals

Stallion Group has pledged to provide state government run hospitals that are designated for COVID- 19 treatment with fish and rice for three months. The Dubai-headquartered multi-industry firm also promise to provide staff buses to the five Lagos hospitals looking after COVID – 19 cases for three months. Stallion Empowerment Initiative, the philanthropic arm of the Stallion Group, disclosed the content of the [...]

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    Coronavirus toll in Nigeria now 89 as infection spreads to Benue

Coronavirus toll in Nigeria now 89 as infection spreads to Benue

Nigeria has recorded eight new coronavirus cases bringing the number of cases in the country to 89. The cases are spread across 10 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases in a tweet on Saturday. It said seven of the new cases are in Lagos while one is in Benue. Of the 89 [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu imposes, then scraps curfew in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu imposes, then scraps curfew in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has made a U-turn after initially announcing the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state. The governor had made the announcement while giving an update on coronavirus in the state on Friday. He said it was for the fumigation of the streets and busstops. However, on Saturday, he said he had been advised otherwise. The state tweeted: "[email protected]  dropped [...]

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    Coronavirus cases in Lagos may rise to 39,000, says health commissioner

Coronavirus cases in Lagos may rise to 39,000, says health commissioner

Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health, says the state may see up to 39,000 cases of COVID-19 in a worst-case scenario. Abayomi spoke at a media briefing in Lagos, on Friday. As of Thursday, Nigeria has a total of 65 coronavirus cases with Lagos having the highest number of cases -- 44. Comparing the number of confirmed cases with figures in other parts of the [...]

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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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    Nigeria records two new coronavirus cases — toll now 42

Nigeria records two new coronavirus cases — toll now 42

Nigeria recorded two new coronavirus cases in Lagos and Ogun states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this via its Twitter handle on Tuesday. It said one case is a returning traveller while the second case is contact of a previously confirmed case. https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1242421741391151115   "2 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 1 is in Lagos State & 1 in Ogun [...]

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    PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus, major mosques across the country did not hold Juma't service on Friday. The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had earlier directed Muslim faithful to comply with instructions from the government and health authorities. The Ansar ud deen Society of Nigeria also suspended mosque activities involving Friday congregational prayers. The governments of [...]

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    Methodist Church makes u-turn, directs compliance with ban on large gatherings

Methodist Church makes u-turn, directs compliance with ban on large gatherings

Methodist Church, Nigeria, has directed its members to comply with the ban on religious gatherings of more than 50 worshippers in some states. In a letter addressed to archbishops, bishops and lay presidents on Wednesday, the church had directed that all local branches should continue service despite the ban. But in another letter on Friday, Micheal Akinwale, secretary of the conference, said the [...]

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    Coronavirus: Six-week-old baby among new cases in Nigeria

Coronavirus: Six-week-old baby among new cases in Nigeria

A six-week-old baby is among the latest coronavirus cases confirmed in Nigeria. An American citizen who came into Lagos through the Benin Republic border is also on the list. On Tuesday, the country recorded the third case of the virus through a 30-year-old Nigerian who came into the country on March 13 through a British Airways flight. Speaking during a press briefing in [...]

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    Coronavirus: Lagos begins contact tracing of BA passengers

Coronavirus: Lagos begins contact tracing of BA passengers

The Lagos state government has started tracing passengers who were on board British Airways (BA) 75 flight to Lagos on March 13. The third case of coronavirus discovered on Tuesday was on the flight. At a press conference on Tuesday, Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner for health, said the government now has the manifest of the BA flight and the contact tracing of the passengers [...]

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    Reverend sister who died in Lagos explosion told students ‘about transition’ in 2019

Reverend sister who died in Lagos explosion told students ‘about transition’ in 2019

When Henrietta Alokha, administrator of Bethlehem Girls College, was speaking to students of the Lagos school about survival in 2019, she had meant every word, even if that meant putting her life at risk to ensure they remain alive. But little did she know she was not going to survive what was coming her way eight months later. Less than a year [...]

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    Lagos explosion: How elderly woman lost UK-based son and daughter who was to wed in six days

Lagos explosion: How elderly woman lost UK-based son and daughter who was to wed in six days

The cry of Amaka Okonkwo, an elderly woman, caught the attention of the crowd from several parts of Lagos who were at the scene of the explosion which occurred at Soba, a community at Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state on Sunday. "Oh, Lord!!! This is unbearable. It's too much for me!" She cried aloud as the [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘From Ibadan to Awe’ — 10 years reporting an enigma

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘From Ibadan to Awe’ — 10 years reporting an enigma

It was the legendary author Dan Brown who said: “We all fear what we do not understand.” I love to fear nothing but God, hence, I try to understand everything and everyone -- it's an ongoing lifelong quest. And this is why you find me reading, learning and following controversially successful figures. For over 10 years, I have followed Tunde [...]

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    Third coronavirus case confirmed in Nigeria

Third coronavirus case confirmed in Nigeria

The Lagos state government has confirmed a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Akin Abayomi, the state's commissioner of health, disclosed this at a press conference, on Tuesday. ''We have a 30-year-old who returned on March 13. She returned from the UK after a 10-day stay. After the isolation period, she became unwell and had dry cough,'' he said. ''We went [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu sets up N2bn relief fund for victims of Lagos explosion

Sanwo-Olu sets up N2bn relief fund for victims of Lagos explosion

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has set up a N2 billion relief fund for victims of the recent explosion in the state. He made the announcement while addressing journalists at the scene of the explosion on Monday. ''I have set up Abule-Ado Soba emergency relief fund. It is a N2billion fund and the state government will immediately be putting N250 million in [...]

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March 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO375477498
PH380478498
ABUJA375476400
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