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Buhari signs COVID-19 Regulations, 2020; CBN suspends cheque clearing  

By Ismaila Chafe/ Mustapha Sumaila Abuja, March 30, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the Covid-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease. The President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed the development in a statement in Abuja. He said President Buhari’s action was in exercise of the powers …

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COVID-19: Nigeria has 111 cases; New York 32,308; Buhari hails DG NCDC, Ihekweazu; WHO says it’s not airborne, advises Africa; Tinubu donates N200m 

By Abujah Racheal/ Oluwafunke Ishola/ Harrison Arubu/ Ismaila Chafe/ Cecilia Ologunagba Abuja, March 29, 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night confirmed 14 new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, with nine reported in Lagos State and five in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The …

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COVID-19: COVID-19: Buhari maintains social distance as he receives updates from Health Minister

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, March 28, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday received briefing from the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on the latest developments over the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister, who was at the official residence …

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Americans to get N441,000 each as Trumps signs historic $2.2trn financial stimulus bill; Buhari gives directive on protection of salaries, pensions

By Harrison Arubu, New York,/Mustapha Sumaila, Abuja, March 27, 2020 President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $2.2 trillion (N827 trillion) financial stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. This came hours after the country’s House of Representatives approved the bipartisan bill, which …

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Trump says U.S., China ‘working closely together’ to fight coronavirus; Global cases exceed 500,000; SA tops chart in Africa

  Emmanuel Yashim/ Oluwabukola Akanni Beijing, March 27, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States and China are “working closely together” to fight the coronavirus pandemic after a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday. Trump tweeted that he and Xi had “a very good conversation” …

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COVID-19: Atiku urges palliative measures for Nigerians; Govs. Fayemi, Obaseki on self-isolation; Governors, aides at NGF meeting asked to go for test; Speaker tests positive

By Emmanuel Oloniruha(Abuja)/ Monday Ajogun (Benin) March 25, 2020 Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised the Federal and State Governments to provide palliatives to Nigerians to enable them comply and survive the directive to work from home. This is as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor …

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Coronavirus: Meeting on Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery postponed; UNGA President urges global action against modern slavery 

United Nations, March 25, 2020 President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande has called for concerted global action against modern slavery. Muhammad-Bande made the call in a message to mark the 2020 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. …

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COVID-19: Gov. Mohammed’s test result shocks Bauchi residents; State govt. to procure 150 kits for preliminary tests 

By Ayinde Olaide/Amina Ahmed Bauchi, March. 24, 2020 Some residents of Bauchi on Tuesday said they received with shock, news of Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State testing positive to the deadly coronavirus disease. Mr Muktar Gidado, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Media, revealed  that Gov. Mohammad tested positive …

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Coronavirus: Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari, tests positive as anxiety grips Bauchi over Gov. Mohammed’s test

Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, reputed to be the defacto president of Nigeria, Malam Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. Details of his infection are still sketchy and the story is coming against the background of high level of anxiety that has gripped the people of Bauchi …

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Coronavirus: Nigeria suspends Federal Executive Council, Council of State meetings; Records 36 cases, one death ​​​

Chairman, Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force On COVID-10 Pandemic, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has  announced that the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meetings and a scheduled meeting of the National Council of States, NCS, have all been suspended as part of the efforts of the government to stop the spread of the …

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COVID-19: CBN, Bankers’ Committee to support pharmaceutical coys …Back N3.5 trillion stimulus to economy …Commit to Nigeria First

LAGOS As the country continues to record new cases of corona virus, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee rose from an extra-ordinary meeting held in Lagos on Saturday, March 21, 2020, with the pledge to grant funding facilities (in Naira and foreign exchange) to pharmaceutical companies …

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Coronavirus: Buhari’s daughter, back from UK, in self-isolation; First Lady shuts office; Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive; Trump endorses chloroquine for treatment; Italy’s death toll surpasses China, hitting 3,405;  New York shops for ventilators in China 

By Ahmed Ubandoma Abuja, March 19, 2020 One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, who returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, UK, one of the countries seriously affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone into self-isolation. This was revealed by her mother, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, who, in a circular …

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