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9 Apr 2020
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday denied news making the rounds that it has spent over a billion naira on short message service. "The headline claiming that NCDC has spent N1 billion on SMS to Nigerians is FALSE," NCDC tweeted. "While communication through SMS is a key part of our #COVID19 response strategy, this…
8 Apr 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Wednesday night confirmed 22 new cases of coronavirus. 15 of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos, 4 in Nigeria's capital city Abuja, 2 in Bauchi State and 1 in Edo State," NCDC said. "As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.…
8 Apr 2020
Lagos State Government on Wednesday said one the coronavirus patients taking treatment in its facility has died. "We just recorded another #COVID19 related death in Lagos," spokesman to Lagos State governor Gboyega Akosile tweeted quoting a statement by the state's health ministry. "Lagos State Ministry of Health says it's a 66-year-old Briton who travelled from…
7 Apr 2020
Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said another coronavirus patient has fully recovered from the disease after treatment in a government facility. "I announce with immense joy, the discharge of another patient (a female) who has fully recovered from our facility at Yaba," Sanwo-Olu said in an emailed statement. "This brings to 32, the…
7 Apr 2020
As countries around the world battle to stop the spread of novel coronavirus, there have been several claims around the disease which has killed more than 70, 000 persons worldwide. The most recent claim about the virus is the insidious links between the rollout of 5G networks and coronavirus. The claims ride on, at least,…
6 Apr 2020
Nigerian government on Monday said it is seeking to borrow about $6.9bn from international lenders including the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank. Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said the money will help counteract the impact of coronavirus on the economy. Ahmed said the country has asked for $3.4 billion from…
6 Apr 2020
Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde said he has fully recovered from coronavirus after testing positive in mid-March. "I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful," Makinde tweeted Sunday midnight. "This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19." Makinde tested positive for coronavirus a week…
5 Apr 2020
Four convicted inmates in a Kaduna state prison have died from injuries sustained while attempting to escape from the facility. "4 inmates later died in the hospital from the injuries sustained in the incident that ensued while being restrained by Corrections officers from breaking jail," spokesman to the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) Kaduna State Command…
5 Apr 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Sunday morning confirmed new cases of coronavirus. "Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo," NCDC said. "As at 11:15 am 5th April there are 224 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-seven have been discharged…
3 Apr 2020
Nigeria's National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night confirmed the death of two patients of coronavirus in the country. "Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo State," NCDC said. NCDC also confirmed 20 new cases of the disease, taking the total cases to 210. Details later.
3 Apr 2020
A Nigerian professor of Pharmacognosy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Maurice Iwu, has said a "drug" for the treatment of coronavirus might be ready "very soon". Iwu,a former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission and the Chairman of the Imo State Taskforce on COVID-19, said a version of the drug was already in use.…
3 Apr 2020
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Despite more than half the planet living in some form of lockdown, the virus is continuing to spread rapidly, and to…


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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, to promptly, thoroughly and transparently investigate the reported attack on Labour Party...
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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have reportedly subdued an armed robbery incident in Kabusa outskirts of the FCT.
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National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has vowed to confront the menace of substandard and falsified medicines in the country with the implementation of a pharmaceutical traceability strategy.
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Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has appreciated the resilience of people of the state and dedicated his 2022 Governor of the Year Award by Sun Newspapers to the victims of floods in the state.
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A retired army chief, Col. Chinyere Obi, has predicted that Nigeria will suffer socio-economic setbacks if the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, or that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, wins in forthcoming general elections.