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Lagos records four more COVID-19 deaths, 1585 new cases reported nationwide

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Adeyinka Yusuf/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. Lagos State recorded four more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday in a growing surge of the COVID-19 scourge. On the same day, it recorded 573 new infections. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi in a statement published on Saturday, said that there were now 35,481 confirmed cases Read More…

COVID19 Featured Health Nigeria

NCDC confirms 1,544 new cases of COVID-19, 12 deaths in Nigeria

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. Lagos still surges with 739 cases and two deaths The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC, on its verified website on Friday, also confirmed additional 12 coronavirus-related deaths. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country’s daily new Read More…

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NCDC Boss, Ihekweazu, joins CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg at Reuters conference

Reading Time: 7 minutes Nigeria’s Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is one of the speakers at Reuters Next, an international virtual summit holding from January 11-14, 2021.. He will be joining Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and CTO Read More…

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NCDC records 749 new COVID-19 infections, Lagos 299

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 749 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Tuesday. The country has so far tested 937,712 people since the first COVID-19 confirmed case was made known on Feb. 27. The public health Read More…

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Buhari breaks silence over #EndSARS Lekki Toll Gate shooting

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AFP. President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza by Nigerian security agents. In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said he had avoided the issue “until the facts are established.” The statement read: “As the Judicial Read More…

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Police should have protected #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Plaza – Amnesty

Reading Time: 9 minutes Image Credits: LASG, Lagos Daily News. Over the past two weeks, Nigeria has been embroiled in #EndSARS protests over the arbitrariness of police brutality and killings against Nigerian youths by a now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Things went awry when on Tuesday, uniformed men were reported to have shot at the hitherto peaceful protesters Read More…

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Amnesty insists Army were at Lekki Toll Plaza Tuesday #EndSARS shooting

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Authentic News Giant, naijasuperfans.com, Daily Post. Army Director of Information denies army presence at shooting The Country Director, Amnesty International Nigeria, Ms. Osai Ojigho, has maintained that the Nigerian Army has questions to answer concerning the recent shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza despite army denials. In an exclusive interview Read More…

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Nigeria’s president urges end to protests but remains silent on demonstration shooting

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in the country, as authorities in the commercial capital Lagos struggled to enforce a curfew imposed to contain anger over a crackdown on anti-police protesters. Gunshots rang out and smoke rose from at least two fires in the affluent Read More…

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Buhari’s Broadcast on #ENDSARS Protests

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: cnn.com. Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. 2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well – intended protest of some of our youths in parts Read More…