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Shehu Sani
17 Apr 2020
Former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani on Friday opposed the conditions given by the Nigerian Government for citizens to benefit from its lockdown palliative measures. The government gave three criteria for vulnerable Nigerians to receive the N5,000 relief fund to ease the hardship caused by the lockdown to contain further spread of coronavirus. Nigeria's humanitarian affairs,…
16 Apr 2020
Ogun State government on Thursday announced the discharge of three coronavirus patients in the state. "Great to announce we have discharged 6 persons in total, after they each twice tested negative to the COVID-19, out of the 9 total confirmed cases across the State," the state governor Dapo Abiodun said on Twitter on Thursday. "Of…
16 Apr 2020
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has predicted a nationwide spread of coronavirus in Nigeria. Currently, Nigeria has 407 cases of coronavirus with 22 states including Abuja being affected. The NCDC, however, believes it is a matter of time before the virus spreads to other states. “Now, COVID-19 is on a much larger scale…
16 Apr 2020
Kwara State Government has discharged two people who were infected with coronavirus in the state after recovering from the disease. "I’m glad to announce to you that we have discharged two of our four confirmed covid -19 cases in Kwara," Abdulrazaq tweeted. "This was done after they twice tested negative." The governor also disclosed that…
16 Apr 2020
Nigeria security agents have killed 18 people in their enforcement of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the National Human Rights Commission said in a report. The death toll caused by the security operatives is higher than the number of people killed by the coronavirus in Nigeria. Current figures from the National Centre for…
Tinubu
16 Apr 2020
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has asked the Nigerian Government to transfer relief funds to citizens via their Bank Verification Number (BVN). Tinubu in a statement said the relief fund will meet the needs of many families who the government's stay-at-home order has exposed to more hardship. "Most families need…
14 Apr 2020
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday announced a daily food kitchen programme to feed at least 100,000 youths in the state. "In the next couple of days we will commence what we call a daily food kitchen programme, which will be an attempt to feed 100,000 youths," Sanwo-Olu said in a press briefing. "This…
14 Apr 2020
Lagos State Government on Tuesday said about 119 residents have showed symptoms of coronavirus during the house to house testing it began recently. Speaking at a press conference, Lagos State health commissioner Akin Abayomi disclosed that 118,000 have been tested in the state during active search for coronavirus cases. Abayomi said the idea behind the…
13 Apr 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari will at 7 pm broadcast to the nation as the stay-at-home directive caused by the coronavirus outbreak expires on Monday. This is coming amidst concerns of the general economic downturn as citizens continue to lament the lockdown on the advice of the Presidential task force to monitor the development of COVID- 19…
13 Apr 2020
The taskforce on COVID19 in Kaduna state has expressed fear that the state could record about 57,000 cases of coronavirus due to the violation of lockdown order. The taskforce said the case of an infected gateman who returned from Lagos is evident enough to show that there is local transmission of the disease,  hence the need…
11 Apr 2020
Kaduna State Government has confirmed a new case of coronavirus which has no connection to the first five cases, bringing the number of infected persons  to six as at Friday. In a statement issued by Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, the commissioner for health on Saturday, said that the latest case is a male who worked as…
10 Apr 2020
The Lagos Government on Friday said it has not relaxed the lockdown in the state for the Easter celebrations. “Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has not relaxed any lockdown. The lockdown is still on and we enjoin Lagosians to continue to obey the directive; to continue to be responsible,” Lagos State information and strategy commissioner Gbenga Omotosho…

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