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Firstbank Salutes Medical Professionals Tackling Covid-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has saluted medical professionals tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the world, THE WITNESS reports. The Bank in series of tweets on its Twitter page on Friday, acknowledged the role medical experts are playing to fight the virus. Some of the messages read: “No capes, just heroes. To all the health professionals […]

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UBA Presents N1 Billion Cheque to Lagos to Combat COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has presented the sum of N1 billion to the Lagos State Government as part of the bank’s commitment to help curb the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is also in fulfilment of its N5 billion commitment made by the UBA Group Chairman, Mr. Tony O. […]

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After Weeks of Rumours About His Health, Whereabout, Buhari Resurfaces to Address Nigerians on COVID-19

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, and after several weeks of speculation about his whereabout, Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has resurfaced and will thus address his nation in a nationwide broadcast. African Examiner reports that since the virus broke out, the Nigerian President has not been […]

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Algeria Expands Curfew to Slow Coronavirus Spread

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algeria on Friday expanded a partial curfew to nine provinces where further coronavirus infections had been recorded as the country battles to curb the outbreak. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad instructed that the night-time curfew be enforced in the provinces. The measure will be in place from 7p.m to 7a.m (1800-0600 GMT), effect […]

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BREAKING: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together […]

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South Africa Reports 2 Covid-19 Deaths, More Than 1,000 Cases Now Confirmed

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa on Friday reported its first two deaths from Covid-19 and more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the respiratory disease, as the country began a three-week lockdown to curb the pandemic. According to the Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, both deaths occurred in the nation’s Western Cape region, in which tourist metropolis […]

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COVID-19: Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi In Self-Isolation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti says he is in self-isolation as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus. Fayemi, also Chairman of the Governors Forum, made this known on Wednesday in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti. The governor, in the statement, said his going into self-isolation, […]

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COVID-19: Bauchi Governor Tests Positive, As Lagos Orders Market Closure

By Mustapha Abubakar/ NIyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians received another big shocker Tuesday, as the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, tested positive for the raging coronavirus. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr. Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed this in a media statement issued today and made available to newsmen.   The Governor has ealier […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Buhari’s CoS, Abba Kyari Tests Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Nation has reported. He was said to have possibly contracted the virus during a visit to Germany and Egypt for a meeting on the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission, whose executive Chairman, Prof. James Momoh, was part […]

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Police in Ekiti to Arrest Organisers of Gatherings with More Than 20 People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti state police command has said it would start immediate enforcement of the orders by the state government banning all public gatherings exceeding 20 people until further notice, over the deadly Coronavirus. This was contained in a statement made available to Journalists in Ado Ekiti by the command’s Public Relations Officer, […]

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Nigeria to Shutdown Lagos, Abuja Airports as Lagos Reduces Public Gathering to 20

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the cases of Coronavirus jumps from 12 to 22, the Federal Government has announced indefinite closure of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, effective from Monday, March 23. The planned shutdown was contained in a statement signed Saturday by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil […]

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South Africa Coronavirus Cases Rise To 85

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in South Africa has increased by 23 to a total of 85. A state-run South African Government News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize. The minister noted that there had been eight cases of local transmission. On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared […]

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 5 New Cases of Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria bringing total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire said that of the 5 new positive cases, 3 arrived from the United States, while 2 came in from the United […]

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CoronaVirus: NYSC Suspends On-Going Orientation Course

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Youth Service Corps has suspended the ongoing orientation course which began across the country on March 10. This was sequel to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the National Sports Festival by the Federal Government. The 2020 Batch ”A” Stream 1 corps members started the […]

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Egypt Disputes Coronavirus Report, Threatens to Expel Guardian Reporter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Egypt on Tuesday said it will revoke the accreditation of the correspondent for the British newspaper the Guardian after the paper published a report on the coronavirus situation in the country. According to the authorities, it contains false information about the number of infections. On Sunday, The Guardian quoted infectious disease specialists […]

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Panic in Enugu As State Records Suspected First Case Of Corona Virus

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State government, south East Nigeria has confirmed that a suspected case of Corona Virus (COVID- 19) had been discovered in a health facility in the state. Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujobi made this known in a statement he signed and issued on Sunday in Enugu on behalf […]

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Brazilian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Meeting With Trump, Pence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bolsonaro also came in contact with a number of other politicians, including Vice President Mike Pence, Sen, Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott as well as the entire First Family. Despite the fact that they came in such close contact with two men who have tested positive for the virus, no one […]

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Gabon, Ghana Record First Cases Of Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gabon and Ghana have confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, also called Covid-19. In a statement issued early hours of Friday, Gabon’s government said its case was a 27-year-old Gabonese man who had returned from France on Sunday, March 8. On its own, Ghana’s Health Ministry said its two cases were people who […]

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#Coronavirus: Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed Laments Crash in Oil Price

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has lamented the crash in oil price, describing the development as shocking. Speaking at a consultative roundtable meeting organised by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja Wednesday the Minister complained that oil price has crashed to $33.15 per barrel.  The crash […]

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Coronavirus: UNIZIK Suspends Chinese Language Programme

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the outbreak, and  current alarming spread of the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19 disease globally, the management of  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK Awka, Anambra state, Southeast Nigeria, has suspended the Confucius Institute programme which teaches the Chinese and other foreign languages in the ivory tower. This was made known Monday […]

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