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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four new cases of novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the country with three in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), and one in Lagos State. The new cases take the toll of confirmed cases in the country to a total 139. Earlier on Tuesday, four cases had been confirmed in both Osun and Ogun States. NCDC, through its verified Twitter account on Tuesday, said that out of the...

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Popular media personality, IK Osakioduwa has denied rumours that he has contracted the novel coronavirus. The television presenter, who said he was not excited over the fake news, took to his Instagram page to share a video of himself. In the video, Osakioduwa was seen reacting to the rumours being circulated on social media. The rumours alleged that he attended the 2020 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), after contracting coronavirus while...

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The Federal Ministry of Education has order the closure of all primary, secondary and tertiary nationwide due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country. According to the ministry, this is one of the measures to contain the spread of the virus. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, confirmed this. When asked for dates and the duration of the closure, Mr Echono said details would be sent out on Friday....

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A coalition of Civil Society Groups in Nigeria has appealed to the federal government to put forth stringent measures that would limit public gatherings and promote safe social contacts among citizens. Their request is coming barely 24 hours after Nigeria confirmed its third case of Covid-19. The group includes Policy and Legislative Advocacy Centre, Centre for Liberty, Stakeholders Democracy Network SDN, Silverchip Fox, TechHer, Butterfly Effect Empowerment Initiative, YIAGA Africa, Concerned Nigerians, Free Nigeria Movement,...

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