NCDC Confirms 245 New COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria— 76 in Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 245 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The agency made the announcement on Monday night via its Twitter handle. Nigeria has now recorded a total of 2,802 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). 245 new cases of #COVID19; 76-Lagos37-Katsina32-Jigawa23-Kano19-FCT18-Borno10-Edo9-Bauchi6-Adamawa5-Oyo5-Ogun1-Ekiti1-Osun1-Benue1-Niger1-Zamfara 2802 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in NigeriaDischarged: 417Deaths: 93 pic.twitter.com/IkHR3dpcVV — NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 4, 2020 Seventeen more persons were discharged, bringing the total to 417 recoveries, while the number of fatalities increased from…

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It’s a girl! Elated Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson & Her Husband Welcome Their Newborn Baby

Nollywood actress and movie producer, Mercy Johnson has finally put to bed a baby girl after rumours that she was earlier delivered of a baby boy. Celebrating the birth of their new child, the screen goddess’ husband, Prince Odi Okojie took to his verified Instagram page to announce her arrival and shared photos of mother and child who are in good health. According to the elated father, she will be called Divine-Mercy Ehinomen Okojie. He wrote; “Every Good and Perfect gift is from God. The wait is finally Over, Please…

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Photos, Videos of Lagos Residents Defying Social Distancing on Day 1 Easing of Lockdown

On day 1 of the easing of the lockdown imposed by the Federal Government, residents of Lagos state threw cautious into the winds as they trooped out en masse bombarding bustops, banks and other places in their thousands. With the happenings today, knowing fully well that the use of facemask is not enough in preventing the deadly coronavirus, but essentially, social distancing, which was flagrantly disobeyed, there have been fears that there might be a spike in the number of index cases. At various banks visited today, there were loggerheads,…

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As Leah Sharibu Celebrates 17th birthday, Parents Accuse FG of Deceiving Nigerians

Parents of Leah Sharibu, who was abducted two years ago by Boko Haram insurgents, have said the Federal Government has been deceiving Nigerians and the international community with promises of rescuing her from captivity. The spokesperson for the family and President, Leadership Empowerment Advocacy and Humanitarian (LEAH) Foundation, Dr Gloria Samdi Puldu, explained this in an interview with THE PUNCH. She said Nathan and Rebecca Sharibu were still in great pains because Leah is still not home. “Born on May 14, 2003, Leah Sharibu, the young Christian girl who refused…

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Bauchi Tests 348 Almajiris, Moves Seven Positive Ones to ATBTH

The Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwan Mohammed has revealed that the state has tested over 348 Almajiris brought back to the state. Mohammed said, “We have screened 348 of them. What we normally do is that as soon as they are brought into the state, we move them to the General Hassan, Katsina Unity College, Yelwa, here in Bauchi where they are being isolated. Then we’ll take their samples and send for testing before we will know their statuses. “Today (Sunday), we…

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FMC Shuts Unit Over Death of COVID-19 Pregnant Patient

The Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, on Sunday confirmed that a pregnant woman died of COVID-19 in the centre on Friday. The management also said it had shut down the Accident and Emergency Complex of the centre where the woman died. The Head of the Public Relations Unit of the FMC, Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Fears have gripped workers of the hospital since Friday when the pregnant woman died in the facility. Four health workers were said to have attended to the patient before…

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Just In: FG Receives $311m Abacha Loot

The Federal Government, on Monday, confirmed the receipt of $311m looted by the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha. The loot was reported to have been repatriated from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey. The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, said approximately $311,797,866.11 of the Abacha loot was repatriated from the US and Jersey. According to Malami, the amount increased significantly from over $308m as stated in…

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We Need 5,000 Bed Spaces for COVID-19, says Kano Govt

The Kano State government, on Sunday, said it required no fewer than 5,000 bed spaces in isolation centres to accommodate the rising number of COVID-19 patients in the state in the next one month. The Director of the Infection Control, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and Chairman of the Risk Communication Committee on COVID-19, Prof Isah Abubakar, disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH in Kano on Sunday. The Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, had, at the PTF media briefing on Thursday, said Lagos State, with the highest cases…

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Most Strange Deaths in Kano Caused by COVID-19, Buhari’s Panel Reveals

…says there’s High Rate of Community Transmission The Head of the team sent to Kano State by the President, Dr Nasiru Gwarzo, said the state is having a high rate of community transmission of COVID-19. Gwarzo told the BBC Hausa Service in an interview that the high rate of transmission, as shown by increased testing, was evident when compared to the former situation in the state. According to him, there is an urgent need for the people of Kano to take the deadly disease seriously as out of every 100…

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80% of Kano Coronavirus Samples Positive, As Health Workers Ask Buhari To Reverse Easing of Lockdown

The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals on Sunday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse his decision on the easing of COVID-19 lockdown, which takes effect today (Monday). The NUAHP made the call in a statement signed by its National President, Dr Obinna Ogbonna, and its General Secretary, Martin Egbanubi. As health workers advised the President, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 he sent to Kano State expressed concern about the high rate of community transmission in the state. The presidential team said 80 per cent…

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