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ABUJA – Nigeria announced on Monday it would impose precisely targeted lockdown measures in areas that report rapid increases in cases of the coronavirus, while the phased reopening of the economy as a whole would go ahead more slowly than planned. The government extended a full lockdown in Kano state, the northern economic hub where authorities are investigating a spate of mysterious deaths. Kano has the second highest number of confirmed cases in the country...

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The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are donating N350 million to support Oyo State to contain the spread of   COVID-19. This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan by Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde. Adisa said that Oyo State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo, and a member of the COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, disclosed this during...

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ENUGU, NIGERIA — The Christian and Muslim communities in Nigeria are collaborating to respond and combat the growing coronavirus pandemic in the country in what has been described as a show of love and unity. The relationship between the two religious groups and their adherents in the country has been marred with tension and violence but the leaders are putting their differences aside to unite for a common cause. The reported cases of the virus in Nigeria stands...

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The Lagos State Government has launched a COVID-19 website to enlighten residents with up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic in the state and the entire Nigeria. Mr Olatunbosun Alake, the Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Innovation and Technology, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. He identified the website as https://covid19.lagosstate.gov.ng Alake said that the website would provide instant access to vital information on  COVID-19 as part of efforts of the...

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Amidst wild spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic and fear of uncertainty, residents of Ringim in Jigawa state, northwest Nigeria were shocked to their marrows as one Mustafa Auwal, a suspected coronavirus patient was kept in isolation inside a mortuary at Ringim General Hospital for four days. The suspected COVID-19 patient was a businessman trading between Ringim and   Lagos who returned from Lagos and developed symptoms of the disease and went to the hospital for medical attention. Mustafa Auwal said,...

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Omega Power Ministries (OPM) worldwide has reopened its free restaurant in Port Harcourt, Rivers, to help feed the less privileged following the stay-at-home order aimed at curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). A statement issued on Tuesday by Pastor Isaiah Gogo-Ogute, Public Relations Officer of OPM, quoted Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, the General Overseer of the Church. as saying that the move was to serve as palliative during the lockdown. Chinyere said that the gesture...

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As a preventive measure towards curbing the spread of coronavirus, the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Prof Simon Ortuanya has announced the closure of the borders and all markets within the state with effect from 6pm on Tuesday, the 31st day of March, 2020 till further notice. “All Local Government Chairmen are hereby directed to ensure strict compliance with the closure of the markets within their respective local government councils, without prejudice,” said Prof....

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says Nigeria now has 42 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country. Ihekweazu said that the two new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed, one from Lagos and one from Ogun state. He said that one of the cases was a returning traveler and the...

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Conservationists in Kenya have confirmed that two rare white giraffes have been killed by poachers. The carcasses of the giraffes – a female and her calf – were found after officials set out to trace them following fears that they had been killed. After they had not been seen for nearly three months, report began circulating online that they had been killed. But the spokesperson of the Kenyan Wildlife Service, Ngugi Gecaga, told the BBC...