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COVID-19: Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till Feb 1
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COVID-19: Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till Feb 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021 as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease amid the second wave of the pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed on Saturday by the Head of Service in the state, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. Muri-Okunola, however, noted that the directive excludes staff on essential duty as well as first responders. He said, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a further extension of the work-from-home order to all State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below from Monday, 18th January 2021, to Monday, 1st February 2021, to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “He urged all public servants to stay ...
LASU Shuts Hostels As Students Test Positive For COVID-19
Education, Health

LASU Shuts Hostels As Students Test Positive For COVID-19

The Management of the Lagos State University has shut down all hostels at the College of Medicine, LASUCOM, as three students have tested positive for Coronavirus disease. A statement on Thursday night by the Coordinator, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, CIPPR, Mr Ademola Adekoya, said the affected students had been isolated and were being treated. “In addition, stakeholders are also informed that: Roommates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested; the College already isolated the affected three (3) students and has commenced contact tracing of all affected students. “The hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination upon confirmation of the status of the affected students; all students of the College ha...
Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu
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Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunlusi, Ojaja II, in a statement on Thursday has extolled the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a “wonderful” leader whose hospitality is second to none. Oba Adeyeye made this known through his delegation who represented him at the Government House, Enugu, to deliver four modular motorized fumigators donated by him to the Enugu State government, as part of his contributions to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Presenting the equipment, leader of the delegation, Princess Fadekemi Fadojutimi, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi “for the hospitality he has shown to us”, disclosing that the Imperial Majesty’s decision to donate the fumigators was borne out ...
“Aso Rock Might Lose Another Special Aide” – Primate Ayodele Says
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“Aso Rock Might Lose Another Special Aide” – Primate Ayodele Says

The founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in Ejigbo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari might lose another “special aide” if he does not pray. In a series of prophecies, Ayodele urged the president to be active in governance and pray against losing another aide. Buhari, in April, lost his chief of staff, Abba Kyari, to complications arising from the coronavirus disease. The cleric said the new chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, would step on toes, forcing politicians to plot his removal. He said: “Buhari should wake up, he doesn’t have a grip on his government. There will be crisis in Buhari’s government and he must be prayerful so as not to lose another special aide.” “Chief of Staff will step on toes because he wants to chang...
Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal For Opening Churches And Mosques
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Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal For Opening Churches And Mosques

There were indications on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors reached a five-point agreement on containing the coronavirus disease while easing the lockdown nationwide. It was learnt that the deal addressed the apprehension of some governors on the observance of Sallah prayers and reopening of worship centres. A major thrust of the agreement is that gatherings in mosques or churches and the observance of Eid-el-Fitr prayers will not exceed 50 people at a time. Muslims are also not expected to go to any praying ground but they can use a neighbourhood mosque with only 50 worshippers. It was gathered that the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, also had talks with the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs...
COVID-19: Saudi Plans To Repatriate Over 11,000 Nigerians
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COVID-19: Saudi Plans To Repatriate Over 11,000 Nigerians

Saudi Arabia has identified about 11,600 Nigerians reportedly stranded in the country, many due to the coronavirus disease, and is making plans to airlift them back home, an official has said. The Nigerian embassy official, who is privy to the development but asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to journalists, said the Saudi’s decision was contained in a letter addressed to the embassy a few weeks ago. The source added that the list, according to the Saudis, includes Nigerians who had visited the country for umrah – a lesser hajj – and were held up by the movement restrictions introduced by Saudi authorities as part of containment measures. The kingdom, which recorded its index coronavirus case on March 2, had initially imposed a travel ban on some neighbouri...
COVID-19: Kano In Trouble – Governor Ganduje Says
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COVID-19: Kano In Trouble – Governor Ganduje Says

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, says the state is in trouble due to the presence of the coronavirus disease. Speaking on Sunday at the presentation of a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre donated by the Dangote Foundation to the state, Ganduje said the delay in testing suspected cases was responsible for the exploding number of coronavirus infections in the state. According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, the governor said the absence of functional testing centres in the state worsened its situation amid the pandemic. Ganduje said, “There is no doubt that Kano is in trouble. And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation. When samples were taken to Abuja for 7 hours and came back again in 7 hours, that was the shaky foundation I am talking...
COVID-19: Ganduje Makes U-Turn, Wants Lockdown Obeyed
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COVID-19: Ganduje Makes U-Turn, Wants Lockdown Obeyed

Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, has called for compliance with the lockdown in state two days after asking the Federal Government to ease the restriction. The PUNCH reports that Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Monday ordered a total lockdown in the state as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease. But Ganduje asked the Federal Government to ease the 14-day total lockdown on Thursday, saying it would result in economic hardship in the state. The governor’s appeal, however, led to an outrage on social media, with many commenters asking him to prioritise the health of residents. On Friday, Kano recorded 92 new cases – the highest daily figure to be reported in any state in Nigeria within 24 hours. After the new cases recorded on Friday, the governor in...
First Class Borno Monarch, Shehu Of Bama, Died Of Coronavirus Disease
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First Class Borno Monarch, Shehu Of Bama, Died Of Coronavirus Disease

Against earlier reasons given for his demise by state officials, SaharaReporters can confirm that the late Shehu of Bama in Borno State, Alhaji Kyari El-Kanemi, died of COVID-19. El-Kanemi passed away on Monday in Maiduguri and was buried on Tuesday within the premises of his palace in Bama town but state government officials had refused to disclose the real cause of his death. Palace source revealed to SaharaReporters on Thursday that the first class monarch and one Wakil Bukar, lawmaker representing Nganzai constituency, died of Coronavirus shortly after being admitted to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. “The people of Bama are angry that the government did not publicly announce the cause of the death of Shehu, so that those who had contact with him could go on...
Top Banker, Abdullahi Lawal Dies Of Coronavirus Disease In Kano
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Top Banker, Abdullahi Lawal Dies Of Coronavirus Disease In Kano

Abdullahi Lawal, a Regional Manager with First Bank PLC, Kano has died of a suspected case of COVID -19. Family sources said the late banker took ill on Friday and was first put on admission at a private clinic in Kano from where he was referred to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. Sources said late Lawal, who was on his early 50s, was rushed to a private clinic after he suffered high fever, intermittent cough, and respiratory hiccups without getting medical care before he gave up the ghost. According to the sources, the late Lawal was placed on Oxygen on arrival at the private clinic, and the treatment was discontinued after he displayed no signs of stability. One Hajiya Salma Ahmed, who claimed to be a mother-in-law to the decease, in a viral audio obtained by INDEPENDENT, pa...
Farmers Should Prepare To Return To Their Farms – PTF
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Farmers Should Prepare To Return To Their Farms – PTF

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria, Mr Boss Mustapha, has asked farmers in the country to prepare to return to their farms very soon. The PTF Chair, speaking during the daily press briefing on Friday in Abuja, stated that this became necessary to avert food crisis in the country at a time the nation was battling with health and economic crisis. According to him, the federal government, through the ministry of Agriculture, will make adequate arrangements to make things go smoothly for farmer. He said Nigeria must take full advantage of the forthcoming planting season to increase the food bank of the nation. “​I also wish to use this opportunity to restate that food security and self-sufficiency remain important to our ...
Lockdown: Inter-State Travellers Intercepted In Enugu, Turned Back
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Lockdown: Inter-State Travellers Intercepted In Enugu, Turned Back

In strict adherence to directives of the Enugu State Government closing all land boundaries and inter-state transportation, among other precautionary measures, to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the state, the Nigeria Army, at its checkpoint in Nsukka, intercepted over 30 vehicles loaded with passengers who were passing through the state. The intercepted passengers were consequently escorted out of the state by the military with the assistance of the police. Some of the passengers who were mostly from Northern parts of the country, according to the security officials on duty, disguised and covered themselves with bags of food items, which are allowed into the state as essential commodities. One of the intercepted passengers, Peter who was coming into the ...
Man Who Returned From India In January Dies Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos
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Man Who Returned From India In January Dies Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos

A 45-year-old Nigerian who returned from India has died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He said, “No new case of #COVID-19 was confirmed in Lagos on 20th April, 2020. However, #COVID19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos. “One of the deceased was a 45 years old Nigerian male who returned from India in January, 2020.” The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said 38 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 665 in Nigeria. According to the centre, three new states – Gombe, Sokoto and Abia – have joined states with reported cases of the virus, as the number of states with confir...
Novartis, U.S. Drug Regulator Agrees To Malaria Drug Trial Against Coronavirus
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Novartis, U.S. Drug Regulator Agrees To Malaria Drug Trial Against Coronavirus

Novartis (NOVN.S) has won the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct a randomized trial of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 disease, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday, to see if it helps patients. The decades-old generic medicine got FDA emergency use authorization this month for its unapproved use for coronavirus disease, but so far there is no scientific proof it works. There are currently no approved COVID-19 medicines. Novartis plans to start recruiting 440 patients for its Phase III, or late-stage, trial within weeks at more than a dozen U.S. sites. Results will be reported as soon as possible, the company added. Use of the drug, also approved to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, has soared after having been promoted by Preside...
How Abba Kyari Died Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos – By LASG
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How Abba Kyari Died Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos – By LASG

The late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, was hours from being discharged from the hospital on Friday before his condition unexpectedly took a twist and he never recovered, The Nation gathered on Sunday. Kyari died at First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Lagos on Friday from what the Lagos State government yesterday described as complications of Coronavirus infection. Witnesses told The Nation yesterday of massive police presence at the private facility on the fateful day, apparently after he was certified dead. Sources said Kyari had shown signs of recovery which was a sign that he could be discharged only for his condition to take a plunge. It was learnt that he even received some members of his family Wednesday in the hospital and walked around his iso...
Trump Investigates Chinese Lab
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Trump Investigates Chinese Lab

The Untied States is said to be conducting a full investigation to claims refuted that the global Coronavirus disease was let out from laboratory in Wuhan, China. The US intelligence are said to gathering information leading to the outbreak suggesting a form of conspiracy must have been played within the government circle,being aware of the out break from the lab. At the end of investigation, reports gotten will absolutely presented to the US government which will form the basis of judgment towards the Chinese nation holding them accountable for the global disease Reports has suggested that the Chinese creation of the virus was not originally for the use of war weapon but global power to control disease in contention with the US. US state secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: ...
A Doctor, Two Others Die Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos
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A Doctor, Two Others Die Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos

The Lagos State government has confirmed the death of a medical doctor and two other coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the state. The Commissioner of Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, announced this in a series of tweets on Thursday. Unfortunately, Lagos recorded 3 additional deaths from #COVID19 related complications. The deceased are males aged 51, 52 and 62. *️⃣One of the dead; a medical doctor had contact with an infected person who recently returned to the country. Other victims have no travel history or record of contact with any infected person. *️⃣Total #COVID19 related deaths are now 10 I hereby urge Lagosians to remain vigilant and report any concern about #COVID19 infection in our communities by calling Telephone receiver 08000CORONA #ForAGreaterLagos...
WHC Awards Tonto Dikeh For Commitment And Love For Humanity
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WHC Awards Tonto Dikeh For Commitment And Love For Humanity

The World Human Commission (WHC) has award Nollywood actress and philanthropist Tonto Dikeh for her commitments and love for humanity by using her Foundation. The Nollywood actress took to her Instagram page to announce the recent awards she has received from the organization. The World Humanity Commission award the actress for demonstrating commitment to promote safety against the COVID-19. The certificate also indicated that Tonto was awarded for pledging to include best practices on the prevent of the Coronavirus disease as directed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The actress formed her foundation fourteen years ago and has pledge to help the needy and the vulnerable. Tonto Dikeh together with her team in her foundation have been able to put smiles on the faces o...
University Of Ibadan Lecturer Writes Paper On How To Boost Immunity, Prevent COVID-19
Education

University Of Ibadan Lecturer Writes Paper On How To Boost Immunity, Prevent COVID-19

Idayat Gbadamosi, an associate professor at the University of Ibadan, has written a yet-to-be-published paper on possible herbal ways of preventing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Gbadamosi, a well-published expert in ethnobotany and medicinal plants, says her publication is “targeted towards boosting the immune system to help fight the coronavirus,” clearly stating that it is “not by any means a cure for COVID-19 infection”. The reader, who has been published in the New York Science Journal and the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, argues that “while countries such as the USA and Europe are battling with insufficient testing equipment and space, Nigerians should turn to nature and explore the benefits of medicinal plants as immune boosters and anti-infectives with ...
Susan Peters Slams Agents Of Darkness As Bill Gates’ Wife Says Dead Bodies Will Litter The Streets Of Africa Over COVID-19
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Susan Peters Slams Agents Of Darkness As Bill Gates’ Wife Says Dead Bodies Will Litter The Streets Of Africa Over COVID-19

Actress Susan Peters has reacted after Bill Gates’ wife Belinda Gates stated that dead bodies will litter the streets of Africa because of COVID-19. Belinda made the statement while expressing fears over the poor health care facilities in Africa. “My heart is in Africa. I’m worried. The only reason why the reported cases of the coronavirus disease in Africa is low now is most likely because there have not been wide testing of people. The disease is going to bite hard on the continent. I see dead bodies in the streets of Africa,” Mrs. Gates said. Her statement didn’t sit well with Susan Peters who stated that God will disappoint agents of darkness against Africa. The actress who once attributed COVID-19 to God’s wrath on the world took to social media where she wrote: “No Wo...
Sonnie Descends Heavily On Wife Of Bill Gate For Saying ‘Africa Will Soon Have Dead Bodies Lying On The Streets Due To Coronavirus’
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Sonnie Descends Heavily On Wife Of Bill Gate For Saying ‘Africa Will Soon Have Dead Bodies Lying On The Streets Due To Coronavirus’

Melinda Gates, Wife of World Billionaire Bill Gate disclosed that the Covid19 outbreak will hit some Developing Countries including those in Africa very badly. She said, “My heart is in Africa. I’m worried. The only reason why the reported cases of the coronavirus disease in Africa is low now is most likely because there has not been wide testing of people. The disease is going to bite hard on the continent. I see dead bodies in the streets of Africa,” Melinda said on CNN. Well, Melinda Gate’s comment didn’t go down well with Gospel musician, Sonnie Badu. According to Sonnie Badu, she is not God, and so she should keep quite. Sonnie Badu posted, “You are not God … You are only human, Just like us. Do not over step your boundaries, don’t worry your time will be up soon ...

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