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Coronavirus: ‘FG distributes N20,000 to 5,000 households — Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq

by on April 2, 2020 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has disclosed that the Nigerian government is paying N20,000 each to 5,000 households in the Federal Capital Territory, to help them cope with the difficulties the Coronavirus pandemic might bring. Sadiya who disclosed that the initiative was under the ministry’s Conditional Cash...

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Ebonyi State completes construction of Coronavirus testing center

by on April 2, 2020 0

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it has configured the reagent machine located at the Ebonyi State virology centre to be fit for testing of coronavirus suspected patients within and outside the South-East geopolitical zone. The Medical Director of Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, AE-FETHA, Dr. Emeka Ogah, who spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki...

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COVID-19: FG to test 1,500 Nigerians daily

by on April 1, 2020 0

The federal government on Tuesday said it would increase its capacity to test for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to 1,500 per day from the present 500 tests daily. The Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the second joint national briefing of...

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COVID-19: Nigerian sex workers suspends their services

by on April 1, 2020 0

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Sex Workers Association, Amaka Enemo, says sex workers in the country have been forced to suspend activities, especially in Lagos and Abuja due to the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Enemo told The Punch on Tuesday that although sex workers offer “essential services” they will remain indoors because their...

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Kaduna Police arrest 165 for violation of sit at home order

by on March 31, 2020 0

The police in Kaduna have arrested 165 persons for not adhering to the sit at home order of the state government. The government had imposed curfew on the state as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Also,205 vehicles and tricycles had also been impounded by the command. The Public Relations...

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Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has tested positive for Coronavirus. He made the announcement via his Twitt er handle. ”I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.” “I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe.”

by on March 31, 2020 0

. He made the announcement via his Twitter handle. ”I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.” “I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully....

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Banks, ATMs will function during lockdown – Finance Minister

by on March 31, 2020 0

The Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, on Monday, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has allowed skeletal operations in the financial system and money markets during the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun. In a statement on Monday titled, “Notice to affected stakeholders and general public regarding COVID-19 and restrictions in movement of persons”, bankers are...

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Mike Adenuga Foundation, donates ₦1.5 billion to fight COVID-19

by on March 30, 2020 0

The Mike Adenuga Foundation (MAF), established by business mogul, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., has donated the sum of N1.5 billion to government to support Nigeria’s fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic, otherwise known as COVID-19. The money is made up of N1billion to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which is coordinating efforts to...

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Just In: Lagos discharges five coronavirus patients

by on March 30, 2020 0

Five coronavirus patients at Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital have been discharged. The patients who had been quarantined at the isolation centre for weeks looked stable and in good condition. Although, the discharged patients preferred annonimity, they expressed joy and satisfaction over the treatments they received. While thanking the State Governor, Mr Babajide...

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Prince Charles recovers from coronavirus and is out of self-isolation

by on March 30, 2020 0

Prince Charles has reportedly recovered from coronavirus and is out of self-isolation following his diagnosis for the deadly disease. The Prince of Wales 71, had spent seven days self-isolating in Scotland after testing positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, March 25th. His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was also tested and did not...

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Abba Kyari Arrives Lagos In Air Ambulance

by on March 30, 2020 0

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has arrived at Lagos in an Air ambulance to continue his treatment after testing positive for coronavirus. Kyari, last night, said he left Abuja for Lagos to do additional tests and observation. The President’s Chief of Staff said the decision he took based on...

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