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The Enugu State Boxers Association (ESBA) on Thursday distributed food items to boxers in the state as palliative to cushion the effect of COVID-19. The items including bags of rice, Garri, salt, cartons of tomato paste, spices and cash, were donated by Mr Chales Ike, a board member of the association. Ike, board, a businessman, had in time past, donated a boxing ring to boxers in the state. Mr Ebere Amaraizu, ESBA Vice-Chairman, while distributing the...

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The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector initiative meant to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, has donated a 100-bed isolation centre and medical equipment to Anambra Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that CACOVID renovated and equipped one of the state’s Protective Care Centre located at Umueri General Hospital in Oyi Local Government Area and donated the same to the state government on Saturday. A representative of CACOVID and the Regional Manager of...

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF), has advised State governments to set up isolation centres with a minimum of 300 beds in their states, to strengthen the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the PTF, made the call on Monday in Abuja, at the PTF daily briefing on COVID-19 in the country. Mustapha said that the isolation centres should include wards and...

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Lafia, May 7, 2020 (NAN) Commissioners and other Political appointees in Nasarawa State have agreed to donate 50 per cent of their three months salary to support the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Mr Dogo Shammah, Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Culture made the disclosure on Thursday in Lafia while briefing newsmen shortly after the Executive Council Meeting. According to the commissioner, all appointees of the governor including commissioners, had unanimously agreed to donate...

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Nigeria’s First Lady  Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has donated food items to some religious groups in continuation of her intervention towards cushioning the impact of  COVID-19 Pandemic. Mrs. Buhari presented the food items which comprise of large quantities of bags of rice, sugar, and other commodities through her representative, Dr. Hajo Sani, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration. The first batch of beneficiaries was the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)...

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Kaduna State Chapter, has distributed food items to over 250 members as palliatives to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in the state. The Chairman of the state chapter, Samson Audu, made this known in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Wednesday, He noted that the current curfew had brought untold hardship on some of their members, especially the junior ones who relied on only...

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The North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Tuesday donated two ambulances and 200 pieces of Infrared thermometers to the Taraba Government to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Alhaji Yerima Ishuwa, the Director Audit at the commission, who lead the team, presented the items in Jalingo to Alhaji Haruna Manu, the State’s Deputy Governor. Ishuwa noted that the NEDC was committed to assisting the north east zone in tackling the challenges posed by...

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The Chairman of BUA Foundation, Alhaji Abdussamad Rabi’u, on Monday donated five ambulances and 20 Hillux Vans to the Kano Government as his contribution to the containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Alhaji Abdulmasad, who is also the Chairman of the BUA Group, was represented by a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Aliyu Hong. Hong who presented the cars to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at Government House in...

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Anambra Sports Club (ASC) on Sunday in Awka, shared food items to 250 residents of the state with the intention of cushioning the effect of lockdown declared due to Coronavirus pandemic in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the beneficiaries went home with mini bags of rice, tubers of yam and beans. Some officials of the club, including four coaches and a physiotherapist, also got N20, 000 cash empowerment each in...

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In the spirit of Ramadan and economic hardship being experienced due to lockdown order imposed,  the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN)  Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has distributed foodstuffs worth millions of  Naira to the needy. The food items, which include bags of Rice, Sugar, Maize, and millet were distributed on his behalf by his eldest son, Muhammad Ibraheem Zakzaky. The detained cleric instructed the distribution of the items to assist as many...