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Over 6,000 tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria, men majority

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says of the 6,649 people tested for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), nationwide, there were more males than females. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General (DG) of NCDC, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Abuja. Iheakweazu said NCDC data revealed that Read More…

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FRSC records 9 crashes in Lagos, Ogun- Zonal Commander

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), RS2 Command, Lagos, says it has recorded nine road crashes with one fatality in Ogun and Lagos States during the lockdown occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Samuel Obayemi, the FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of the two states, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Read More…

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Tinubu greets Lagos politician, Mutiu Are at 61

Reading Time: < 1 minutes All Progressives Congress National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has felicitated with Lagos stalwart of the party, Alhaji Mutiu Are, on his 61st birthday. In a congratulatory message by his media adviser, Mr Tunde Rahman,  on Friday, Tinubu described Are as a staunch progressive, reliable associate and loyal member of APC. “Are has painstakingly served APC in Read More…

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Stigmatisation of discharged Coronavirus patients dangerous, Lagos social workers warn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two Lagos-based social workers on Friday called on Nigerians not to stigmatise discharged Covid-19 patients in order to prevent change in attitude of the yet-to-be captured carriers in the society. The social workers spoke against the backdrop of findings that some Nigerians were  segregating against discharged patients of coronavirus. They told the News Agency of Read More…

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO donates N500m intervention

Reading Time: < 1 minutes To further strengthen the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, has donated N500 million toward Nigeria’s COVID-19 intervention fund. Mr Moyo Ajekigbe, the Chairman, Board of Directors, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, in a statement on Friday in Lagos, said that the donation was made to the Private Sector Coalition Against Read More…

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TAMPAN urges actors to endure lockdown order

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) on Friday urged members to endure the lockdown and work with government to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Bolaji Amusan, National President of TAMPAN, gave the advice in a statement to newsmen in Lagos. According to him, considering President Buhari’s broadcast on Read More…

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OPINION: China must pay reparations to Africa for its coronavirus failures – Oby Ezekwesili

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Obiageli Ezekwesili The covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe injury to Africa’s development prospects and worsened the conditions of its poor and vulnerable. Although there are calls for voluntary international aid to support the continent during this difficult time, this is far from the best solution. The continent must be accorded damages and liability Read More…

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Lagos records 19 COVID-19 infections as Nigeria records 35 new cases

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Coronavirus active cases  in Nigeria are now 277, with the  majority in stable conditions, as the total number  of cases rises  to 442. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gave the figure on Thursday night through its verified Twitter account. It said that by 10:20p.m. on April 16, there were 35 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Read More…