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COVID-19: Enugu govt denies reports that Foreign Affairs Minister, PA are two ‘positive cases’ in state …Takes delivery of additional ambulances, incident vehicle

The Enugu State Ministry of Health has debunked reports trending on social media that the two cases in the state that tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Geoffrey Onyeama and his Personal Assistant. In a statement by the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of …

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Governor Makinde tests positive to COVID-19, says I remain in self-isolation; Atiku, Ajimobi wish him quick recovery

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Monday confirmed he has tested positive to the rampaging coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19. The governor who tweeted via his personal handle @seyiamakinde on Monday, said that he remains asymptomatic and would remain in isolation. Meanwhile, former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku …

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Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 begins operation; Sets up medical facilities in 6 geo-political zones of Nigeria

The Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), set up in Nigeria to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic has started operation in the country with the aim of providing and equipping medical facilities in the six geo-political zones of the country. In a statement, Isaac Okorafor, the Director, Corporate Communications, Central …

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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: NIMASA bans international vessels without thermal screening facilities  

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA , Dr. Bashir Jamoh has announced that following the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the need to mitigate the spread especially through shipping activities, the Agency has developed Guidance to support all types of ships that operate in …

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Davido goes into self-isolation as partner, Chioma, tests positive; Fayemi tests negative; Enugu govt confirms 2 positive cases  

By Joshua Olomu, Abuja/Ariwodola Idowu, Ado Ekiti/ Stanley Nwanosike, Enugu, March 28, 2020 Ace Nigerian music star David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, says he has decided to go into self-isolation as his fiancée, Chioma, has tested positive to the coronavirus. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Davido …

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COVID-19: NNPC, Oil Industry donate N11billion to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria … As Corporation supports University of Abuja Teaching Hospital with medical equipment

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), International Oil Companies (IOCs) as well as Independent Oil Companies in the Upstream and Downstream Sectors, have donated N11billion to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as part of its support to combat the Coronavirus pandemic in the Country. Group Managing Director of …

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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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We’re all well, 16 days after Justice Oguntade’s London party, says Shade Okoya

Chief ( Dr ) Mrs Shade Okoya, wife of billionaire industrialist, Chief Razak Okoya, has denied speculations that some of those that attended the 80th birthday party of Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Justice Adesola George Oguntade, rtd, have died from coronavirus infection. In a statement, she admitted …

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Aliko Dangote rallies private sector operators against COVID-19 …Coalition to set up medical tents for testing, treatment in Lagos

Aliko Dangote through the Aliko Dangote Foundation will be leading a coalition of private sector organisations spearheading a coalition of private sector organisations to support the Federal Government’s ongoing efforts to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) menace sweeping across the country. This gesture is in addition to the N200 million earlier …

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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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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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