Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Thursday 26th March 2020

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COVID-19: Four in Gombe in self-isolation for contact with Bauchi governor

Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe The Gombe State special task force on COVID-19 says it has identified and advised four people to go into self-isolation over their contact with the Bauchi State governor who has been tested positive for the virus. Briefing journalists at a press conference on Thursday in Gombe, the state Commissioner of Health, Dr […]
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Corona Clues: 6 milder symptoms which suggest you are infected

(TeesideLive) The key symptoms are a cough and a fever – but sufferers have reported other effects A persistent new cough and a fever are the key symptoms of the coronavirus. But those who have suffered the illness have reported other symptoms including a loss of sense of smell and stomach ache. The Mirror reports […]
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Court remands 3 friends for allegedly beating man to death

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Oyo State on Thursday ordered that three friends, who allegedly beat a man to death, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending legal advice. The police charged Augustine Andy, 42; Johnson Adegwu , 21, and a 17-year-old with two counts of   conspiracy and culpable homicide. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Idowu […]
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COVID-19: Bayelsa NSCDC sets up 250-man response team

 The Bayelsa Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it has set up a 250-member response team to enforce guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Bayelsa Commandant of the NSCDC, Mrs Christiana Abiakam-Omanu, announced this in Yenagoa on Thursday, while giving an update on the command’s activities in the fight […]
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Niger governor vows to end banditry as bandits massacre security force

John Adams, Minna The Niger State governor and chairman, North-Central Governor’s Forum, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has described as inhuman and unfortunate the killing of no fewer than 29 security personnel in an ambush by bandits in Galadiman Kogo in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. Armed bandits in the early hours of Sunday […]
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COVID-19: Gov. Emmanuel shuts border, suspends Ibom Air

 Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has ordered the closure of all borders and roads leading to the state with immediate effect.   The governor also directed that Ibom Air suspends all flight operations with effect from Sunday, March 29.   The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, disclosed this in a statement […]
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Double Negative: Pope clear again of coronavirus as Vatican staff is infected

(Daily Mail) Pope Francis has tested negative for coronavirus for a second time after a Vatican worker who lives in the same residence was reportedly hospitalised due to the disease. The 83-year-old Pontiff was swabbed yesterday along with those who surround him, who also all tested negative. A clergyman at Saint Martha’s guest house, which […]
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As COVID-19 threat looms, Buhari urged to order 21-day nationwide lockdown

From Fred Itua, Abuja As Nigeria and the rest of the world continue to contend with the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), stakeholders have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a 21-day national shutdown of the country. The Registrar of Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Segun Ogunyannwo, briefing reporters on behalf of […]
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Coronavirus: Presidency disinfects State House, Buhari’s office

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency on Thursday began intensive fumigation of the State House beginning with President Muhammadu Buhari’s office. Fumigation experts arrived at the Villa about 9.30 am to commence the exercise, that would cover the entire the Presidential Villa. The experts began from the building housing Buhari office, the floors, corridors and major […]
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Reboot of Wuhan gives hope to coronavirus defeat

Chu Maoming After two months living with draconian curbs on daily life, residents are allowed to leave Hubei from midnight Tuesday, March 24 if healthy, while Wuhan city, the initial epicentre of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, will end restrictions from Wednesday, April 8. People who wish to travel in or out of Hubei […]
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PFA seeking talks with Premier League, EFL over coronavirus

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has called for urgent talks with the Premier League and English Football League to discuss the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. With English football suspended until at least April 30, the loss of matchday revenue has hit the clubs hard, especially in the lower leagues. On Tuesday, Birmingham became the first Championship side to ask their players to take wage deferrals, while League Two’s Forest Green Rovers said they will use the government’s wage-support scheme to keep paying all their staff, reports Reuters. “As…

COVID-19: CAN suspends Sunday worships, wedding ceremonies in Benue

*Opts for online preaching   From Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi   As the deadly coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in states of the federation, Benue State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Thursday announced the suspension of all Sunday worships and wedding ceremonies across the 23 local government areas of the state until the situation improves. Though, no case of Covid-19 has been recorded in the state, Chairman of the association, Rev. Akpen Leva, said in a statement, that the gesture was to comply fully with the directives of…

S’African President tests negative for coronavirus – Presidency

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for coronavirus, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday. “The president submitted for testing as a precautionary measure upon the advice of physicians on Tuesday 24th March 2020 and received his results last night,” the statement said, adding he had held meetings with a variety of people in recent weeks, reports Reuters. The Rainbow Nation has the largest confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the African continent with over 700.

Lagos Assembly lifts suspension on four lawmakers after Tinubu, GAC’s intervention

Wale Elegbede   Lagos State Assembly has lifted suspension on four of its members. The Speaker, Alhaji Mudashiru Obasa announced the move at the start of plenary on Thursday. He said the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu called a meeting on Tuesday to intervene in the crisis and directed that the House should reinstate the suspended lawmakers. The affected lawmakers, namely, Mr Olumuyiwa Jimoh, who was the former Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Rotimi Abiru, who was the Chief…

Coronavirus: Obaseki tests negative, remains in self-isolation

    The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tested negative for coronavirus, but has decided to remain in self-isolation. In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the result is that of the rapid diagnostic test, while the governor awaits the result of the PCR test. According to him: “I can confirm that the governor tested negative for coronavirus when he ran the rapid diagnostic test for the virus. However, we are currently awaiting the result of more conclusive…

Coronavirus: NAF airlift medical supplies, testing kits to Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has airlifted medical materials donated by the Jack Ma Foundation, China, for tackling the coronavirus disease in Nigeria, from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to the Nnmadi Azikiwe International Airport(NAIA), Abuja. This is in fulfilment of the NAF’s constitutional mandate of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority (MACA). The medical materials included 107 boxes of medical supplies and equipment, comprising surgical masks, medical disposable protective clothing, face shields and detection kits, weighing about 3,000 pounds. According to the Director of Public Relations and…

Why music lovers are talking about Nigerian singer, Anyas

    Talent sometimes, they say is not enough! This we can say is the case of this passionate and energetic Nigerian song writer/performer, Anyas. Since 2018, when he officially launched himself into the Nigerian music industry, he has never looked back as he continues to whet the appetite of music lovers across the country, Africa and the world at large. Born and raised in Lagos Nigeria, Anyas, already has a few songs to his credit, some of which include: “Kpala”, “Bounce On”, and “Thousand Feelings” among others. Described as…

Coronavirus: LASG acquires disinfectant equipment

* As six COVID-19 patients recover in Lagos, set to be discharged Lagos State Government, Thursday took delivery of more disinfectant equipment as part of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s aggressive efforts to combat the novel coronavirus in the state.They are being deployed to sterilize public surfaces. ‬The state has already begun disinfecting bus stops and public spaces with videos showing officials spraying Stadium Bus stop in Surulere on Wednesday.Meanwhile, six patients being treated for the coronavirus have recovered and will soon be discharged by the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Lagos.Tunde Ajayi, Special Assistant…

US envoy blames China for endangering world with coronavirus

  The U.S. ambassador to London has said China had endangered the world by suppressing information about the coronavirus outbreak thus allowing it to spread far beyond the Communist republic’s borders.“First it tried to suppress the news,” Ambassador Woody Johnson wrote in an article for The Times newspaper published on Thursday, adding that Beijing had then selectively shared critical information while stonewalling international health authorities.“Had China done the right things at the right time, more of its own population, and the rest of the world, might have been spared the…

US Senate passes historic stimulus as coronavirus deaths top 1,000

 The United States Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed an unprecedented stimulus bill to cushion the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, as deaths in the country topped 1,000.The legislation – estimated at 2 trillion dollars – is a sweeping economic plan meant to stabilize households and businesses around the country as worries grow over a deepening economic recession that could reverberate around the globe.The package will include direct 1,200 dollar payments to most adults, with an additional 500 dollars per child, in a bid to pump money back into the…

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