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Experts want Nigeria to test more people daily as COVID-19 cases hit 139

Experts are expressing fears that many people across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) might have been exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) but their status could not be ascertained because only 0.01% of the population has been tested which is an insignificant size. Though they commended the federal government’s …

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Nigeria Slashes Petrol Pump Price again

The Nigerian Government has announced a further reduction in the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)’s pump price to N123.50 per litre. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)’s Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu, said the new price takes effect from today, April 1, 2020. This is the second time the Federal Government would be reducing the pump …

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Nigerian Senators To Donate 50 Per Cent Of Salaries to combat COVID-19

Nigerian Senators have agreed to donate fifty per cent of their salaries,  effective from this month as their financial contributions to combat the spread and treatment of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Acting Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Godiya Akwashiki conveyed the position of senators in a statement on Monday. Recall that the …

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Boko Haram, bandits on rampage, kill almost 200 soldiers in Nigeria, Chad in one week

From Maiduguri to Shiroro, Niger State in Northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin, armed men suspected to be Boko Haram or  bandits have killed close to 200 soldiers and other  security operatives . In Niger State in Northern Nigeria, the victims were members of a joint security patrol team compromising officials of the Nigerian Army, the …

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FULL SPEECH of Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari to Nigerians on COVID-19 pandemic

Fellow Nigerians, from the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency …

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Coronavirus: Another State Governor in Nigeria tests positive, top aides to proceed on self-isolation

The Governor of Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria, El-Rufai had on Saturday announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement signed by him on his social media pages, the governor said he had earlier in the week submitted his blood samples for COVID-19 test. He said the results, which came in on …

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MINISTERS IN NIGERIA DONATE 50% OF MARCH SALARY TO NIGERIA’S FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Nigeria’s 43 Cabinet Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support the efforts to combat the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The Minister quoted the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola …

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Nigeria: Explosion Destroys 100 Houses, Schools, Churches in Akure

At least 100 residential buildings, school, churches were reportedly destroyed by an explosion in Akure, the Ondo State capital in southwestern Nigeria, this Saturday morning. The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in his initial tweet said he had been briefed “I’ve been briefed by security agencies in the state concerning the loud blast that was …

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Nigeria’s Central Bank, Dangote plan N120bn COVID-19 fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the private sector, led by Aliko Dangote Foundation and Access Bank, have announced plans to set up a coalition aimed at raising N120bn towards the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. Godwin Emefiele,the governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, said at a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday that the Nigerian …

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