Lagos Assembly Passes Bill To Curb Coronavirus Spread

  The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed an emergency bill to help the state combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The bill, sponsored by the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, is tagged the Emergency Coronavirus Pandemic Bill 2020. It affords the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the legislative concurrence to spend an initial N20 … Continue reading Lagos Assembly Passes Bill To Curb Coronavirus Spread

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Spain COVID-19 Toll Passes 4,000 But Death Rate Slows

  Spain’s coronavirus toll surged above 4,000 Thursday but the increase in both fatalities and infections slowed, raising hopes that a drastic lockdown was starting to curb the epidemic’s spread. Spain currently has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy, and has so far suffered 4,089 deaths after another 655 people succumbed to the virus … Continue reading Spain COVID-19 Toll Passes 4,000 But Death Rate Slows

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Morgues Overwhelmed As Italy’s COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 8,000

  An overwhelmed Italian city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday sent more of its dead to nearby towns for cremation as the country’s world-leading toll topped 8,000. Officials in Rome reported 662 new deaths and 6,153 infections — largely in line with the figures reported throughout the week. The rise in daily … Continue reading Morgues Overwhelmed As Italy’s COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 8,000

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NDDC Set To Partner Stakeholders, Fight COVID-19 In Niger Delta

  The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Kemebradikumo Pondei says the Commission is ready to protect the people of the Niger Delta region from the dreaded Coronavirus. Pondei during an interview at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Wednesday said as an interventionist agency, the Commission … Continue reading NDDC Set To Partner Stakeholders, Fight COVID-19 In Niger Delta

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COVID-19: Zulum Bans Visitors In Borno IDP Camps, Creates Isolation Centers

  Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has placed a ban on the receiving of visitors at all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the state, according to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). SEMA also announced that it is working with the state government in creating isolation centers in the 22 IDP camps in the … Continue reading COVID-19: Zulum Bans Visitors In Borno IDP Camps, Creates Isolation Centers

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Buhari Commends Nigerians For ‘Unity In Fighting COVID-19’

  President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerians for unity of purpose in fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The President lauded Nigerian citizens for their willingness for self-isolation, social distancing, and also appreciated the contributions of public-spirited individuals and institutions who are mobilising resources to complement efforts of Federal and State governments. This … Continue reading Buhari Commends Nigerians For ‘Unity In Fighting COVID-19’

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COVID-19: Aregbesola Calls For Speedy Decongestion Of Correctional Centres

  The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for the immediate decongestion of all the correctional centres in the country. In a statement on Thursday by the Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola explained that this was to ensure that coronavirus (COVID-19) does not find its way into … Continue reading COVID-19: Aregbesola Calls For Speedy Decongestion Of Correctional Centres

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COVID-19: Now Is The Time For Action – Goodluck Jonathan

  Former President Goodluck Jonathan says more actions are needed even in this time when the world is facing a devastating health challenge occasioned by the coronavirus.  In a communique shared on social media, Dr Jonathan said this is not a time to fear or despair; noting that it is a moment of responsibility, courage, … Continue reading COVID-19: Now Is The Time For Action – Goodluck Jonathan

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COVID-19: Buhari Not Briefing Nigerians ‘A Matter Of Style,’ Says Adesina

    Mr Femi Adesina has defended President Muhammadu Buhari for not addressing Nigerians on the coronavirus (COVID-19) on a daily basis. Against the backdrop of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country numbering over 50, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity believes his principal has a right to his style of … Continue reading COVID-19: Buhari Not Briefing Nigerians ‘A Matter Of Style,’ Says Adesina

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COVID-19: Real Madrid’s Stadium To Be Used As Medical Storage Centre

  Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu will be used as a storage centre for medical equipment to help Spain’s fight against the coronavirus, the club confirmed on Thursday. The 81,000-seater stadium will house donations made by businesses and organisations, particularly those that work in the sports sector, before passing them onto the Spanish health authorities. “Real … Continue reading COVID-19: Real Madrid’s Stadium To Be Used As Medical Storage Centre

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