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Nigeria Records 260 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 12,486

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC),  has announced 260 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 12,486. The NCDC announced this on Sunday through its official Twitter handle. The centre said that as at June 7, 2020, 260 new confirmed cases where recorded […]

Wear Face Mask Or Risk 14 Days Quarantine, Enugu Market Leader Warns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mrs Ngozi Ozioko, Chairman of Nsukka Main Market Traders Association, has threatened to recommend 14 days isolation for any foodstuff seller who fails to maintain social distancing and wearing of face mask. Ozioko gave the warning in Nsukka while addressing foodstuff traders at different locations in the market. She said that the […]

COVID-19: Abia Confirms 2 Fresh Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Abia Government on Monday disclosed that the state has two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 after the test results of the patients returned positive. Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, the state Commissioner for Information, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia. “We have […]

COVID-19: FG Seeks NASS Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Zainab, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of […]

Spain’s Daily Coronavirus Case, Death Toll Fall For 2nd Day In Row

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Saturday as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was expected to announce a new extension to lockdown measures that have confined most Spaniards to their homes for three weeks. The total death toll rose to 11,744 – the world’s second […]

NNPC Speaks on Reported COVID-19 Case in Corporation’s Estate

…As NCDC Team Disinfects Affected Apartment (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the circumstances of the reported COVID-19 infected individual at an apartment in the NNPC Estate in the Garki Area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT. NNPC dismissed insinuation of mass outbreak of Coronavirus infection in the facility, […]

COVID-19: Lawmaker Wants Similar Special Grant Given to Lagos, Others Be Approved for Enugu

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the  recent confirmation of two cases of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic in Enugu state, SouthEast Nigeria, a serving member of the Federal House of Representatives from the state, Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo, has urged  president Muhammadu Buhari, to extend the special COVID-19 palliative  approved for  Lagos and others, […]

Prince Charles Ends Self-Isolation After Coronavirus Infection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s Prince Charles has ended his self-isolation following his positive test for the novel coronavirus, his office said. “Having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation,” Clarence House said, using another of Charles’ royal titles. Clarence House reported on Wednesday that Charles, 71, had tested positive for […]

Governor Makinde Tests Positive To COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday said he tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-isolation.  The governor revealed this in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Monday where he disclosed that he is asymptomatic. “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result, it is positive, I am […]

ECOWAS Sets Up Help Desks, Restricts Missions, Meetings To Combat Coronavirus

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – To fight the spread of the coronavirus disease in West Africa, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has directed the establishment of Committees on Coronavirus Management in all its institutions. It also placed stringent restriction on meetings and missions as well as cancelled all prior approvals for meetings or mission, […]

OPINION: COVID-19 And the Nigerian Economy

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed concern over the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy. He said the toll, especially the declining global oil price, was becoming severe, calling for massive investment in agriculture. Its Governor Godwin Emefiele spoke at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) […]

Trump Announces New Travel Restrictions To Combat Spread CoronaVirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has announced extensive new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the new coronavirus – Covid-19. Trump in a televised address Wednesday, said all travel from European countries would be suspended for the next 30 days. He however noted “strong but necessary” restrictions would […]

3,500 Passengers, Crew on Cruise Ship Wait Off California Coast For Coronavirus Screening

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A cruise ship carrying 3,500 people Friday waited off the coast of California while tests for the new coronavirus – Covid-19 are carried out on them. Earlier, one passenger died and at least four others became infected on a previous voyage by the ship – the Grand Princess. Reports said Californian Governor, Gavin Newsom […]

CoronaVirus: Senate President Wants N620m Released to Centre for Disease Control

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has asked the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, to immediately release the sum of N620m to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), an amount budgeted for emergency response to the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) outbreak. Lawan made the call on Wednesday when the leadership of […]

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