BREAKING: Nigeria Records Five Deaths, 91 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 91 new cases of COVID-19 in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. This was disclosed on the agency’s Twitter handle on Sunday night. A total of 1,273 cases have now been recorded in the country. The number of discharged persons increased from 222 to 239, while fatalities increased from 35 to 40. 91 new cases of #COVID19 reported are; 43-Lagos 8-Sokoto 6-Taraba 5-Kaduna 5-Gombe 3-Ondo 3-FCT 3-Edo 3-Oyo 3-Rivers 3-Bauchi 2-Osun 1-Akwa Ibom 1-Bayelsa 1-Ebonyi 1-Kebbi As at 11:50pm…

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Buhari To Determine When To Lift COVID-19 Lockdown, Says Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says President Muhammadu Buhari will determine when to lift the lockdown order in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Ehanire disclosed this on Sunday during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics regarding efforts made by the Federal Government to tackle COVID-19 pandemicin the country. “The President will make that announcement in his own time. We will give him the facts, he will consider the facts and make his own announcements using his own wisdom,” the Minister said. In order to curtail…

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BREAKING: El-Rufai Extends Quarantine by Another 30 Days

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has extended the quarantine orders being enforced in the state for another 30 days. The governor’s decision follows a recommendation to that effect by the State Standing Committee on Covid-19, which is chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe. This is effective from today, 26th April 2020. With Covid-19 cases rising rapidly in neighbouring states and the FCT, and with strong evidence of interstate travel being a major means of spreading the virus, the Standing Committee’s evaluation is that measures to protect Kaduna State…

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Kano Deaths: PDP Demands Investigation, Calls for Presidential Visit

  …. Berates Ganduje For Abandoning Governance The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an immediate investigation into the disturbing mass death in Kano state, urging a Presidential visit to the state, where no fewer than 640 citizens had reportedly died under mysterious circumstances in the last one week. The party’s call is predicated on conflicting reports emanating from Kano State on the cause of the sudden deaths particularly at this time that our nation is battling with the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The PDP, in a statement signed by,…

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Top First Bank Staff Dies Of Coronavirus In Kano, Regional Branch Shut

A Regional Manager with First Bank Nigeria named Abdullahi Lawal has died of Coronavirus in Kano. Family sources said Lawal was in his early 50’s at the time of his death. “He was rushed to a private clinic after he suffered high fever, intermittent cough, and respiratory hiccups without getting medical care before he gave up the ghost. “He was feeling well on Friday and was first put on admission at a private clinic in Kano from where he was referred to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,” the source said. As…

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Ex-JAMB Boss, Ojerinde Loses Gravity FM, Sapati International School, Filling Stations, Others to Federal Govt

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of Gravity FM, Igboho and some other properties belonging to Ex-Registrar of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde. Ojerinde, was also pioneer Registrar of the National Examination Council, NECO, had joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the build up to the 2019 general elections. His son, Hon. Olumide Ojerinde, subsequently got the party’s ticket to contest the Oorelope/Irepo/Olorunsogo federal constituency seat. He won. Recalls that former Governor Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi had, immediately after…

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Tinubu , Aides Run Tests For Covid-19 after CSO’s Death

As a precaution, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his personal aides were on Saturday tested for the coronavirus following the death of his chief security officer (CSO), TheCable understands. Lateef Raheem, 51, died in the early hours of Friday after falling ill on Monday, but he had a history of high blood pressure and diabetes. We understands that before his burial on Friday, samples were taken from his body for laboratory tests to determine if he was infected with COVID-19. On Saturday,…

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Kano City is Now The Killing Fields of Covid-19 Pandemic in Africa

By Prof. Usman Yusuf  I raised alarm in an article I wrote which was published in the Daily Trust Newspaper (page 6) on April 22nd, 2020 on how COVID-19 was ravaging Kano city. I opined that if urgent action was not taken by the Federal Government, the city could become the epicenter of the virus on the African continent. Recognizing the disastrous consequences of such a scenario, I offered recommendations that could help stem the slide. Today, I raise my voice again, this time to join the growing chorus of…

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