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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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Zenith General Insurance partners MTN on first ever mobile insurance service in Nigeria  

Zenith General Insurance Company Limited (commonly known as Zenith Insurance) has, in a trailblazing move, partnered with Telecommunications giant – MTN Nigeria to provide the first ever mobile insurance service in Nigeria. Using the USSD code *5966#, customers can now buy Third Party Motor Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance on …

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COVID-19: Nigeria repositions economy to mitigate global effect; Schools ordered closed; Sports, other events cancelled

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a repositioning of the economy, starting with a review of 2020 budget to reflect realities in oil sector, and prioritizing health sector infrastructure to respond to the threats posed by COVID-19. This is as the Federal and some state Government have been ordering the shut …

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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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Coronavirus: To secure IDP camps, Zulum summons UN agencies, stakeholders; Meeting adopts Borno’s emergency response plan

To prevent spread of Coronavirus with potential for wild-fire effect at internally displaced persons’ camps, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has convened a multi-stakeholder meeting in Maiduguri which adopted an emergency response plan. The meeting, which held Thursday, in Maiduguri, was attended by senior officials of the World Health …

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COVID-19: UN Correspondent tests positive; Cases top 200,000 globally, death toll over 8,000 – WHO

By Harrison Arubu/Cecilia Ologunagba United Nations, March 19, 2020  An accredited journalist covering the United Nations headquarters in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Mr Tal Mekel, Head of the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit of the organisation, confirmed this in an email to UN Correspondents on Wednesday night. …

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Dangote Fertilizer’s Indian contractor staff tests negative to coronavirus

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has said that the Indian Dangote Industries Limited, DIL, contractor who was quarantined for suspected infection with the coronavirus has tested negative. He said, “An Indian national that was admitted in our facility yesterday night with symptoms suggestive of #COVID19 has tested …

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