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Nigeria coronavirus cases pass 4,150, 11 new deaths announced Saturday

    Cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria hit 4, 151 on Saturday, as NCDC health officials announced 239 new positive tests.   Eleven new deaths in individuals with the novel coronavirus were announced as well, bringing the country's total to 128.       97-Lagos 44-Bauchi 29-Kano...

COVID-19 guidelines violations: FG orders stricter enforcement by security agents

   ...trend dangerous, says Mustapha The Federal Government has given security agencies marching orders to ensure stricter enforcement of the COVID-19 advisories and guidelines. The latest directive came against the backdrop of rampart violation of the guidelines by Nigerians. "It portends a very dangerous...

COVID-19: FG approves plant-based cough mixture assessment as cure  

     Sequel to calls by professors and herbal medicine practitioners, the Federal Government may have budged as it ordered the assessment of a plant-based cough mixture as possible treatment for COVID-19. The cheering news came from a Presidential spokesman,...

Nigeria coronavirus death toll surpasses 100

  Coronavirus has killed from coast to coast. It devastated Lagos state and crept into Kano. Across Nigeria, more than 100 people infected with the highly contagious virus have now died — a toll that experts expect to rise in...

Relaxed Lockdown : COVID-19 PTF dissatisfied with Nigerians’ compliance level

  ...says social distancing, face masks violated   ...directs security agencies to swing into action    The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has expressed dissatisfaction over the level of compliance of Nigerians with measures guiding the lockdown relaxation in the country which began...

COVID-19: SERAP to FG : Convert confiscated houses to isolation centres

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to put in motion necessary machinery to convert confiscated stolen assets as COVID-19 isolation centres across the country. To this end, SERAP has advised Buhari to urgently instruct...

17 New Coronavirus Deaths in Nigeria; Positive Cases Now 2,388

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed 17 new deaths Saturday related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the virus to 85. The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, recorded 52 new...

Sylva lays Infectious Disease Hospital foundation for South-South in Yenagoa

    ...commends nation's oil and gas industry for initiative ...facility ready in 18 months The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, on Saturday laid the foundation of a permanent Emergency and Infectious Disease Hospital for the South-South zone in...

As FG Prepares Phased and Gradual Easing of Lockdowns in Lagos, Abuja, Nigeria Records 10 New Coronavirus Death

As most of Lagos and Abuja heads into the last weekend of a shutdown, the country recorded 10 new deaths tied to the novel coronavirus Friday, including 92 new cases in Kano State. Overall, 238 new cases of the virus...

Nigeria sees jump in coronavirus deaths with 117 new cases

  Nigeria is seeing an unsettling rise in coronavirus deaths, as comparatively lax restrictions across the country are coming under scrutiny. The number of deaths increased from 22 to 25 across the nation. In update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease...
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Another teenage female student gang-raped, stabbed to death in Ibadan

  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student...
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Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...

After self-isolation, Abia Gov. Ikpeazu says test negative for COVID-19

        After some days in self-isolation for being unwell, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he has tested negative for COVID-19.   The governor also said...

COVID-19: FG lists guidelines for reopening of churches, mosques

    guidelines are baseline for states, free to introduce other conditions Ahead of the reopening of churches and mosques nationwide, the Federal Government on Tuesday released...