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26 UN staff test positive for coronavirus

A total of 26 members from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) tested positive for COVID-19, the UN mission announced on Thursday during its weekly press briefing. According to MINUSMA, these patients, treated by Malian health ...

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Official: Borno coronavirus index case tested after death

The Borno State committee on the prevention and control of COVID-19 on Monday said the first index case of the new coronavirus who died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital was only tested for the disease after he passed ...

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General Buratai charges troops to go on final onslaught on Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to go all out on final showdown with the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from the country. ...

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Lockdown: Lagos introduces ‘food kitchen’ to feed 100,000 daily

As another 14-day lockdown period begins, the Lagos State Government has announced additional palliatives for residents, saying it will in a couple of days commence a daily ‘Food Kitchen’ program. Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this while giving an ...

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Govt. to start testing 3000 samples per day in Lagos, Abuja

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday said it will start testing 3000 samples per day in Lagos State and Abuja. Both places are the hardest hit by coronavirus and have been under lockdown since the end of ...

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Coronavirus: President Buhari begs Nigerians to remain at home

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to continue to stay at home in view of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world. President Buhari, in a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, assured them of the federal ...

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Nigeria cuts down 2020 budget by N317.5 billion

To reflect the present harsh economic realities occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has adjusted the 2020 budget, slashing the figures by N317.5 billion. It will be recalled that the National Assembly had in December 2019, passed a ...

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Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient. They describe any ...

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Kidnapped Bauchi governor’s brother released

Mr Adamu Mohammad, an elder brother to Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State, who was kidnapped by unknown armed gunmen has been released. DSP Kamal Abubakar, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the release on Tuesday. Recall that ...

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Bauchi awaits NCDC results on 305 suspected coronavirus cases

Bauchi State government said it has traced 305 contacts of Governor Bala Mohammed and is now awaiting the results of the samples from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Alh. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of the state who is ...

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