Month: March 2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria may not need many ventilators for patients

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said Nigeria may not need many ventilators for the treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. Ehanire while answering questions from journalists, on Monday, agreed that the country does not have enough of the medical equipment needed to stabilise a respiratory distressed patient. The shortage of ventilators in the country has been …

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Kaduna State government confirms two more cases of Coronavirus

Kaduna State government has confirmed two more cases of Coronavirus in the state. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the state Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Baloni. Baloni told journalists that the two new cases are both males, and they are contacts of the index case. The state governor, Nasir El-Rufai is currently in self-isolation after announcing …

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COVID-19: FRSC shutdown driver’s license capture centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a statement on Monday evening, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, ordered the shutdown with …

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NDDC To Assist Nine States With N1bn To Aid Fight Against COVID-19

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has pledged to support nine states in the Niger Delta region with N1billion. This comes amid the rising cases of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. According to NDDC acting Managing Director, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, the agency was …

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Military confirms index case of Coronavirus

THE Nigerian Military on Monday, confirmed that an unnamed military officer, who recently returned from a foreign assignment, has tested positive, becoming the index case for the Armed Forces. The Officer according to him has been admitted at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja. Confirming this on Monday, Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, Major-General John …

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Police Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as Lock Down Order Takes Effect

As part of plans to effectively lock down the Lagos metropolis, the police have blocked the inbound and outbound sections of the Lagos-Ibadan express way. This move follows the recent order by President Muhammadu Buhari, in line with local and global best practices for curbing the spread of COVID-19. In his nationwide broadcast on Sunday, …

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Ogun governor postpones lockdown after Buhari’s order

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said the state was not fully prepared for the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to curb the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown, in the state, Lagos and the FCT is to take effect from Monday midnight as directed by the Federal Government but Abiodun has now shifted it till …

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Akwa Ibom’s Governor Udom Emmanuel Signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

Governor Udom Emmanuel has signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. In a statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner of Information in the state, Charles Udoh, the governor exercised the powers conferred on him by “Sections 4 and 8 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2, Laws of the Federation …

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Nigeria records four new cases of COVID-19

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has reported four new cases of #COVID19 in the country. In an update on the NCDCs twitter handle the center noted that 3 were recorded in  Osun and 1 in Ogun As at 11:15 am 31st March there are 135 confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 death

You must pay for your security to live in US – Trump tells Prince Harry, Meghan

President Donald Trump of the United States of America, U.S.A, has told Prince Harry and his wife Meghan that they will pay for their security if they live in the U.S. Trump insists the U.S government will not pay to secure the senior British royals. Harry, who is sixth in line to the British throne, …

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