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27 Jul 2020
The Nigerian Government on Monday announced that secondary schools will reopen for students in exit classes from Tuesday, August 4. “Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examination (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August 2020,” spokesman to the education ministry Ben Ben Goog said in a…
12 Jun 2020
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the country has started preparing for the next disease outbreak that the world could face after COVID-19. Buhari made the disclosure in his speech to commemorate Nigeria's 2020 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja. Currently, Nigeria has 14, 554 cases of coronavirus having discharged 4,494 of the cases and…
8 May 2020
Nigerian Government on Friday directed the assessment of a plant-based cough mixture as possible treatment for COVID-19. "The Federal Government has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to carry out necessary procedures for the assessment of a plant-based cough mixture as a possible treatment for COVID-19," Presidential spokesman Bashir…
7 May 2020
Lagos State Government on Thursday said it has discharged 48 coronavirus patients who have recovered from the disease. "I’m pleased to announce to you the discharge of 48 more patients; 32 males and 16 females, all Nigerians who were discharged from our Yaba, Lekki, Onikan and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite…
5 May 2020
Nigerian Government on Tuesday granted a waiver on import duty for medical supplies coming into the country as it battles coronavirus. Presidential aide Tolu Ogunlesi in a tweet said President Muhammadu Buhari approved that import duty is waived for medical equipment and supplies to strengthen health infrastructure in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. Ogunlesi disclosed…
3 May 2020
Lagos State Government on Sunday confirmed the death of three coronavirus patients. The state health commissioner Akin Abayomi in a tweet said the number of death from coronavirus has risen to 28. "3 more #COVID19 related deaths were recorded, bringing total of such deaths in Lagos to 28," Abayomi said. Lagos State on Saturday said…
23 Apr 2020
The Federal Government through the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has received $1.5 million worth of ventilators, 36,000 testing kits as well as 331, 000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) comprising N95 Masks as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19. The new donation also included the payment of an initial N1billion pledge…
22 Apr 2020
Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday made the use of face mask by residents compulsory to prevent the spread of coronavirus. "I have issued another amendment to the Quarantine Regulations requiring everyone in the State to wear a face mask when going out of the home or workplace for any reason," El-Rufai said in…
22 Apr 2020
As part of the fight against the Novel Coronavirus, which has ravaged the entire globe, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), has energised four health facilities through its solar hybrid mini-grid plants. The four facilities located in three states of the federation, namely University of Abuja Teaching Hospital COVID-19 Isolation Center,  Nigeria Center for Disease Control's…
21 Apr 2020
Lagos State commissioner for health Akin Abayomi on Tuesday announced the death of two coronavirus patients. Abayomi stated that although Lagos had no fresh cases since April 20, there were still fatalities from the virus from those earlier infected. “No new case of #COVID19 was confirmed in Lagos on 20th April 2020," Abayomi said. “However,…
18 Apr 2020
Lagos State Government on Saturday discharged four more coronavirus patients who have recovered from the disease. "Today, 4 more persons; 3 males and 1 female were discharged to join the society," Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu tweeted. "The patients; 2 from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and 2 others from Onikan Isolation Centre have fully…
18 Apr 2020
Another patient of COVID-19 has been discharged after treatment in Bauchi State in addition to four previously discharged patients out of the six index cases. A statement by Special Adviser to Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed on new media, Lawal Muazu on Saturday, quoted the governor thanking the health personnel and the state task force…

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