JUST IN: Nigeria confirms 11 new coronavirus cases

*Total now 81 Nigeria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the toll from 70 to 81.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet late on Friday.In its daily update, the centre said eight cases of the virus were recorded in Lagos, two were recorded in Enugu and the remaining one in Edo State.Earlier it was revealed that Davido’s fiancée, Chioma had also tested positive to coronavirus. This was revealed by the artiste on his official Twitter handle.

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Coronavirus: 969 die in one day in Italy, as death toll hits 9,134

Italy has recorded 969 new coronavirus deaths, its highest daily figure in the outbreak so far. It means 9,134 people have now died from the virus in the country. Earlier World Health Organisation chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a “chronic global shortage” of protective equipment was one of the “most urgent threats” to the ability to save lives, reports the BBC. Italy is the worst-affected in Europe. Almost everything has been closed and people told to stay at home. Earlier on Friday, authorities warned that restrictions were likely to…

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Nigeria records 5 new cases of COVID-19

*Total confirmed cases now 70 *Lagos warns cases in state may reach 39,00 Nigeria has recorded five new cases of the Coronavirus Disease. This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in an update on the COVID-19 cases in the country. The new cases were discovered in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which had three, and Oyo State with two cases. This brings to 70 the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has projected that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state…

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COVID-19: Military designates 17 isolation, treatment centres nationwide

…recalls retired medical personnel to fight pandemic As part of its contributions to the fight against the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Armed Forces of Nigeria has designated a total of seventeen isolation/treatment centres across the country. Also, plans have been concluded to recall retired medical personnel, in a bid to join hands with those in active service, with a view to confronting the ravaging pandemic. As at Thursday night, a total of  65 COVID-19 cases had been recorded  in the country, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control…

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23 passengers abducted from Niger Transport Authority bus

…2 released after paying ransom No fewer than 23 passengers, who boarded a coastal bus belonging to the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA), have been kidnapped while traveling during the week to Katsina State. Our Correspondent learnt that two of the abducted passengers have been released after their families paid the ransom demanded. It was reliably gathered that the driver of the bus (name withheld) allegedly connived with the kidnappers to perpetuate the act when he followed a wrong route that the company prohibits for their passengers and vehicles. It…

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COVID-19: FCTA  begins Fumigation of markets, other public places

…threatens to impose curfew  The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced fumigation of major markets and other public places, as part of measures to prevent  the spread of coronavirus in the nation’s capital. FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu  Aliyu, who flagged of the exercise Friday, also led other staff of the administration on a sensitization awareness campaign to Gwarinpa market. Aliyu stated that the fumigation had become necessary in view of the virus that is gradually spreading like wide fire. She appealed to traders to vacate the market…

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Sterling Bank contributes N250m to Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19

Sterling Bank Plc, has contributed N250 million as part of its commitment to the newly formed Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19, created to help channel resources to combat the coronavirus disease under the theme: “We need you.” The bank, in an email to its customers, disclosed that it is working with the Bankers’ Committee to lead the effort to raise N120 billion required by the Federal Government to fight the coronavirus pandemic and help achieve the shared goal of eradicating the virus. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer…

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Ex-Aso Villa MOPOL Commander, wife die in auto crash, Buhari mourns

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness and grief at the news of the death of Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdulahi Ibrahim on Friday in a car accident. Ibrahim died with his wife, while his children, who were travelling with him to Onitsha, Anambra State, his new duty post, are responding to treatment. Recalling his tour of duty as Commander MOPOL 24 in the State House, between 2016 and 2019, where he was entrusted with the delicate responsibility of ensuring the safety of the President and his motorcade, President Buhari…

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu rolls out economic stimulus, targets 200 families in first phase

As FG approves use of stadiums, NYSC camps as isolation centres Few days after the Lagos State Government issued a stay-at-home directive to residents in order to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society. The stimulus, which comes in food packs, to be distributed to every local government in the State, is aimed at cushioning the effect of the 14 days stay-at-home directive. Speaking after an on-the-spot assessment of one of the…

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Customs: North Central Joint Border Operations Drill rakes in N802m

It was a big haul on the part of officers and men of the Joint Border Operations Drill (JBOD) Sector 3 covering the North Central states of Kwara, Niger, Kogi and Benue as it, in the last three months, it raked into the coffers of the Federal Government a total sum of N802m from  various contraband goods it impounded from unscrupulous Nigerians. Briefing journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on the activities of the Sector over the weekend, the Coordinator, JBOD, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba, attributed the successful and…

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