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Lagos state Governor and Wife tests Negative for Coronavirus

Lagos state Governor and Wife tests Negative for Coronavirus

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his wife, Joke, have tested negative for coronavirus. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known early Friday morning. Before announcing the results, there had been fears over the status of the governor who was believed to have met with some positive cases, But Abayomi…

Residents fights garri sellers over increase in price – Edo State

Residents fights garri sellers over increase in price – Edo State

At Oregbeni market, Edo state, in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area on Thursday, violence broke out as protesting buyers pounced on sellers of garri in the market. They beat and forced them to reduce the cost of garri which had been increased by over one hundred per cent above the normal price. Following the partial…

FG asks for support from US billionaire for ventilators, withdraws appeal, apologises

FG asks for support from US billionaire for ventilators, withdraws appeal, apologises

The Federal Government on social media, Thursday, pleaded with United States billionaire, Elon Musk, for ventilators to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The government, however, deleted the tweet soon after and apologised to Nigerians. Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had tweeted on Thursday that his firm had extra ventilators that had been…

FG disowns free Internet promises, COVID-19 donations

FG disowns free Internet promises, COVID-19 donations

The Nigerian Communications Commission has warned Nigerians, especially telecoms consumers, not to fall prey to a fraudulent message being spread on the Internet by a fraudulent website. The commission, in a statement on Thursday, identified the fake website as https://covid-19-fg-grant.blogspot.com/?=1, saying it was asking Nigerians to apply for a free Internet bundle, claiming it was…

Coronavirus: Top(9) Nine latest global developments

Coronavirus: Top(9) Nine latest global developments

The Latest global developments on Coronavirus  are- More than one million cases  At least 1,000,036 cases of infection, including 51,718 deaths have been reported in 188 countries and territories around the world since the epidemic started in December, according to an AFP tally compiled around 1900 GMT Thursday based on official sources. With 234,462 cases,…

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has reached one million

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has reached one million

Figures from worldometers, a website providing official updates on the virus, shows a total of 1,00,800 people have been infected by COVID-19 so far. However, 210,200 of that number representing 21 percent have recovered from the disease. The infection has spread to 204 countries and territories since the first case was recorded in Wuhan, China,…

BREAKING: Nigeria records 10 new coronavirus cases in Lagos, Abuja

BREAKING: Nigeria records 10 new coronavirus cases in Lagos, Abuja

Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 184. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Thursday. It tweeted that Lagos State recorded seven new cases while Abuja had three. The development brings the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos to…

COVID-19: We’ve not received any cash donation, says FG

COVID-19: We’ve not received any cash donation, says FG

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says there has been no cash donation to the government to fight COVID-19.  The SGF, who is also the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, said there have been efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), corporate bodies and individuals to raise…

Germany donates €5.5m to Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic

Germany donates €5.5m to Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic

The German Mission in Nigeria has pledged €5.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, says the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria, The PUNCH reports. The donation, according to an online currency converter, Oanda, as of 2pm on Thursday, exchanged for N2.2bn. This is coming as the West-African country grapples with the attendant…

Coronavirus: FG begs US billionaire for ventilators on Twitter

Coronavirus: FG begs US billionaire for ventilators on Twitter

The Federal Government has come under attack for going on social media to plead with United States billionaire, Elon Musk, for ventilators to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had tweeted on Thursday that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug…