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Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Is Dropping Due To Low Testing, PTF Reveals

According to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the decline in testing across states is the reason why Nigeria has been recording low Coronavirus cases. The Head of Disease Surveillance for the NCDC, Elsie Ilori, disclosed this on Monday August 31 noting that the low testing is due to low sample collection. She added that States…

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FCT Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike Over COVID-19 Allowance

The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) has commenced an indefinite strike with effect from Tuesday September 1. In a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman and general secretary of the association, the group said they took the decision amid the Coronavirus pandemic due to non-implementation of the variation of the 2018…

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NEC 10th Edition: UBA Foundation Calls For Entries, Introduces Digital Submission Portal For Students

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has today commenced the 2020 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries. Now in its tenth year, the National Essay Competition (NEC) is part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at…

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Toll Exceed 54,000 As Infections Continue To Decline

Nigeria has recorded 143 fresh infections, taking the country’s COVID-19 toll over 54,000, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Twitter on Monday. This is coming the same day the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 called for caution in the face of declining infections. According to NCDC, the new cases were reported in seventeen…

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COVID-19: Ghana To Reopen International Airport From September 1st

After five months, Ghana has announced the reopening of its international airport but with new regulations in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the president confirmed on Tuesday. Kotoka International Airport, located outside the capital Accra, was closed in March along with other border points in a bid to contain the virus in the West…

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Senate Debunks Considering Passage Of Controversial Social Media Bill

The Nigerian Senate has denied circulating reports that it is secretly planning to pass the proposed Social Media Bill despite its public rejection, ThisDay reports. Recall that if passed into law, the social media bill will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet. An internet service provider that refuses to obey the…

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Lagos Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, Recovers From COVID-19

Prof Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos, has tested negative to COVID-19 few days after contracting the virus. His health update was disclosed by Gbenga Omotosho, Commissioner for Information in the state, via social media on Monday August 31. He said, “It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative…

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ICYMI: Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases Exceed 25 Million Worldwide

According to a recent AFP tally, coronavirus infections globally soared past 25 million, as countries around the world further tightened restrictions to curb the pandemic’s spread. The data revealed on Sunday August 30, noted that a million additional cases have been detected worldwide roughly every four days since mid-July, with India setting the grim record for the highest single-day rise in cases…

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