Category Archives: Breaking

Lagos Health Commissioner Confirms The Recovery Of Six Coronavirus Patients

According to a report by Nigeria Info FM, six more people have recovered from the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The Commissioner for Health Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, revealed this in an exclusive interview with the radio station recently. According to Abayomi, six people will be discharged from the isolation centre in the State on…

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Nigeria Considers Ban On Inter-State, Inter-Town Travels And Closure Of Motor Parks

The federal government is considering a ban on inter-state and inter-town travels, to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the country. This report came just as the number of confirmed cases arose to 51 on Wednesday night. Lai Mohammed, minister of information and Culture, who made this known in Abuja on Thursday, said the federal government…

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Federal Government To Release N6.5bn For Coronavirus Emergency Intervention

As the novel Coronavirus spread intensifies, the Federal Government has announced plans of releasing additional N6.5billion as an emergency intervention to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on new media to President Buhari revealed on Thursday via his official Twitter account. According to Ahmad, the move which was confirmed by…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu To Sanitize Lagos Metropolis Against Coronavirus Spread

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that his government has more equipment to sanitize and fumigate the state. In a bid to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Sanwo-Olu made the announcement through his Twitter handle on Thursday. He said, “To ensure we keep our environment safe and curtail the contagion of #COVID19, we…

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Singer Seun Kuti Seeks “Afrocentric Response” From African Leaders

Seun Kuti has taken to social media to address African leaders on how to handle the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. According to him, Nigeria needs to employ an “Afrocentric response” and to go into a total lockdown to help curb the spread of the disease. He also shared on Twitter that the President of Nigeria should be more…

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Coronairus: CBN Introduces N50bn Loan Facility For Households And Small Businesses Affected

According to online reports, a N50bn Credit Facility has been unveiled by the Central Bank of Nigeria, specifically to cater for the needs of households and small businesses that have and will be adversely affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). CBN reportedly revealed that those eligible for the stimulus package must prove that they, their livelihood and business…

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Atiku Abubakar Donates N50m Relief Fund, Says Nigerians Deserve “Palliative Measures”

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, said Nigerians deserve palliative measures to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Abubakar, in a statement, also pledged to provide N50m to a relief fund for Nigerians. He applauded state governments for taking proactive measures, such as issuing stay-at-home orders and shutting down non-essential markets. The former Vice President…

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Rwandan Police Shoot Two People Dead For Defying Coronavirus Lock Down Orders

According to Bloomberg, Rwandan police shot and killed two people who defied lockdown orders imposed by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The two men reported to be in their twenties “attempted to tussle with officers,” Rwanda National Police spokesman John Bosco Kabera revealed through a phone call. Rwanda began a two-week…

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UBA Donates 5 Billion Naira For Coronavirus Relief Support Across Africa

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced a donation of over 5 billion Naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief…

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