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Coronavirus Is Not A Scam, Please Take It Seriously- FG Warns Nigerians

The Federal government has warned Nigerians to take the Coronavirus pandemic seriously, saying it is not a scam. Some Nigerians are of the opinion that the pandemic is a hoax that is being used by some persons to milk the

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Circulation Of Fake Chloroquine 250mg Tablets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned Nigerians about the circulation of fake Chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets. The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this in a statement. She added that NAFDAC

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Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi Warns Residents That Local Transmission Of COVID-19 Is Now On The Rise

Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof.  Akin Abayomi has raised an alarm of local transmission of Coronavirus increasing in the state. Abayomi who disclosed this at a press conference on Monday, April 6, said 82 percent of the total COVID-19

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Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire Explains Why He Will Not Reveal The Drugs Used In The Treatment Of COVID-19

Despite the progress that Nigeria is making in the treatment of COVID-19, The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that it will not be appropriate to reveal the drugs being used to treat Coronavirus patients in Nigeria as

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COVID-19: Federal Government Begins Cash Transfer To Poorest Households

Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, says the Federal government has begun cash transfer to the poorest households in the country to cushion the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Farouk announced this at a press

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Nigerian Woman, Ayodeji Osowobi Who Recovered From COVID-19 Shares Her Experience Inside Lagos’s Isolation Centre

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, the Nigerian woman who was the flag bearer at the last Commonwealth Day service in the UK, has narrated what it was like when she was diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus after returning to Nigeria. 29-year-old Oluwaseun,

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BREAKING: President Buhari Imposes Restrictions On Lagos And Two Other States In A Bid To Curb COVID-19

In a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, President Buhari has restricted movement in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State. The president made the announcement during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. He said that the curfew will begin

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Why Coronavirus Cases In Lagos May Surge To 39,000 In Weeks

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has disclosed that the state’s coronavirus cases might increase to 39,000 in the coming weeks. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, March 27, Abayomi stated that this would eventually happen if

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COVID-19: FG Warns Nigerians Ahead Of Possible Explosion In The Coming Days Following This Development

The Federal Government has said due to a combination of factors, Nigeria will most likely witness an explosion of the Coronavirus COVID-19 at the community level in the coming days. This announcement was made by the Minister of Information and

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Coronavirus May Be Transmitted Sexually- Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

As the world continues to battle the Coronavirus COVID-19 scourge, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that there is a high possibility of the virus to be transmitted sexually. Ehanire said this during an emergency press briefing in

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FG Alerts Nigerians Of Coronavirus Malware That Can Lock Them Out Of Their Gadgets

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture has warned Nigerans of the existence of an Android-based malicious and fraudulent Coronavirus Ransomware Application. While the ransomeware application claims to provide updates on the virus and infections near the user, when downloaded it blocks

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Coronavirus: Lagos State Government Issues Notice To All AMVCA Attendees To Self-Isolate After Attendee Tests Positive

The Lagos commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has asked everyone who attended the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2020 held on Saturday, March 14, to observe strict self-isolation as they may have come in contact with a person

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WAEC Postpones 2020 School Leaving Examinations

The 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has been postponed indefinitely. The West African Examinations Council made this known in a statement on Friday. The statement quoted WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, as saying that

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Nigeria Records Its First Death From Coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded its first death from Coronavirus. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the deceased is a 67-year-old man who returned home from the UK where he had gone for medical treatment. The victim has since

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FG Orders Closure Of Schools Nationwide

The Federal Ministry of Education is closing all tertiary, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country as part of measures to contain the spread. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Sonny Echono, confirmed this

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Lagos State Issues Notice To Passengers On Lufthansa/Turkish Flights Of March 13th & 14th To Self-Isolate

As contact tracing for the new cases of Coronavirus continues, the Lagos state government has appealed to every passenger onboard the Lufthansa flight LH568 on March 13th and the Turkish flight TK1830 on March 14th to isolate themselves and contact

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Coronavirus: FG Imposes Travel Restrictions To Nigeria From These Countries

The Federal Government has announced  its decision  to restrict entry into the country for travelers from 13 countries including the US and UK, as it announced five new cases Wednesday. The restriction will apply to travelers from countries with more

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Lagos State Shuts Down All Private and Public Schools Over Coronavirus

The Lagos State Government says it recognises it holds a strategic position as a force of commerce and travel, and will, therefore, not take chances with the ongoing threat of the global health pandemic brought by novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. In

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Lagos State Government Bans All Churches’ or Mosques’ Gatherings Of More Than 50 Persons

The Lagos state government, in agreement with religious leaders, has banned all religious congregational service of over 50 worshippers as part of concerted efforts to contain the unprecedented devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing globally.  The decision was reached after a meeting

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”Dont take Ibuprofen for Coronavirus symptoms”- WHO Signals Caution

The World Health Organization has warned against taking Ibuprofen for symptoms of coronavirus which includes runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever. The warning came after French health officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus. Commenting on

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Here’s Why The Federal Government Is Appealing To Senior Citizens In Particular To Stay At Home As The COVID-19 Threat Continues

As the world continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, more than any other group, senior citizens and persons with underlying health challenges have been determined by medical experts to have minimal chances of surviving the infection, if they contract it.

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COVID-19: NYSC Announces Change Of Plans

The National Youth Service Corps has released an official statement and announced changes in its programs. This is in response to the global health concern brought forward by Coronavirus COVID-19. The NYSC governing body has now announced that it has

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Lagos Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi Issues Notice To Passengers Who Arrived On Flight BA-75 As Another Case Of COVID-19 Is Confirmed In The State

All passengers who arrived Nigeria via the British Airways flight number BA-75 on March 13, 2020 have been asked to immediately isolate themselves after a woman who was on the same flight that landed in Lagos from the United Kingdom

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Coronavirus: Passengers Without Valid Yellow Card Can No Longer Board Flights To Nigeria- NCAA

As part of the measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says henceforth, passengers without valid Yellow card can no longer be allowed to board flights at Nigeria international airports. The Yellow

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World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Outbreak A Global Pandemic

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic that has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. “In the past two weeks the number of cases outside China

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