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#EndSARS: Gov Yahaya Bello distributes COVID-19 palliatives, issues warning to hoodlums

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Sunday, distributed the state’s COVID-19 palliatives to vulnerable youths and women. The Governor also used the opportunity to warn hoodlums to stay away from attacking peoples’ properties in the state, saying such actions will attract severe punishment for anyone caught. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, […]

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COVID-19: Governors received N1billion each from Buhari, N1.1billion from World Bank – Yahaya Bello

Governors of the 36 states were said to have received N1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governors were also said to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank to receive a sum of N1.1billion for the same purpose. Governor Yahaya […]

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Looting: Release all COVID-19 palliatives now, NLC tells Govts

The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged federal and state governments to release all COVID-19 palliatives still stored in warehouses across the country. The union also condemned the mass looting of both the COVID-19 palliatives and non-COVID-19 items in the country. This was contained in a statement on Monday titled, ‘NLC Demands The Immediate Release Of […]

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COVID-19: How we spent N30.5bn in 4 months – Nigerian govt

The federal government has disclosed that it spent N30.5billion on COVID-19 between 1st April, 2020 and 31st July, 2020. The Buhari administration stated that this represents 84 percent of the N36.3billon public funds and donations received, leaving the balance of N5.8billion. Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, provided the figures. The breakdown was contained in […]

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BREAKING: Coronavirus: Buhari govt receives Russia’s COVID-19 vaccines

The Nigerian government on Friday said it has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire received the samples from the Russia Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, during a visit to the ministry in Abuja, on Friday. The ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi disclosed this in a […]

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No Buhari’s aide is COVID-19 positive ― Presidency

THE Presidency on Wednesday advised Nigerians to ignore report making the rounds within the social media circle that President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Sarki Abba is COVID-19 positive. The Presidency said that the intendment of the purveyors of the ‘fake’ story was to mislead the people and create unnecessary anxiety about the safety of the President. […]

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Lagos health commissioner, Prof. Abayomi tests positive for COVID-19

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this in a press statement released on Monday. He announced that the commissioner tested positive after being in contact with persons who tested positive for the virus. Part of the statement […]

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COVID-19: Over 1,000 deaths recorded in Nigeria

Over 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths have now been recorded in Nigeria. On Sunday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country. The cases were from 18 states: Lagos (130), Bauchi (36), FCT (25), Edo (17), Bayelsa (14), Ogun (14), Oyo (14), Anambra (13), Kaduna (12), Ondo (11), […]

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684 evacuated Nigerians test positive for Covid-19 -PTF

The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 has revealed that 684 evacuees tested positive for COVID-19. This was revealed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, at the daily briefing of the Task Force on Thursday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that […]

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Entire village sealed off in China after resident dies of bubonic plague

The unnamed patient died of circulatory system failure after contracting the bubonic plague, health authorities have confirmed, although it’s unknown how they caught it. Chinese authorities have sealed off an entire village after one of its residents died of bubonic plague. The death in Suji Xincun village, Inner Mongolia was reported to authorities in Baotou […]

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