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Nigeria Records 594 New COVID-19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria has announced 594 new cases of covid-19 even as the total infections rose to 22,614. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced Thursday the new figure on its official twitter handle.  African Examiner reports that seven deaths were recorded from the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from […]

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COVID-19: Petroleum Industry Earmarks Funding for Medical Infrastructure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Of the N21billion ($58million) pledged in kind as medical intervention by the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry to combat COVID-19 and improve on healthcare delivery in the Country, 53 per cent of the sum pledged has been earmarked for the construction of medical infrastructure across the six geopolitical zones in the country. […]

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Rawlings Tasks Ghanaians on COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Ghana’s President, Jerry John Rawlings, has cautioned Ghanaians not to let down their guard on the dangers of the Covid-19 virus till is over. Rawlings gave this warning when Ex-Private Ashiteye Hammond, a World War II vetera,  paid him a courtesy call. Rawlings said: “I don’t want to take any chances […]

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Nigeria Records 663 New COVID-19 Infections, Highest Daily Cases

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 infections with 663 new cases. The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) said, this brings the total number of infections in the country to 13,464. The NCDC announced this on Tuesday through its official Twitter handle and said that as at June 9, four deaths […]

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Nigeria Announces 315 New COVID-19 Cases, Infections Now 12,801

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 315 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 12,801. The NCDC announced this on Monday through its official Twitter handle, noting that as at June 8, 315 new confirmed cases and seven deaths were recorded in […]

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Kano’s Strange Deaths Linked to COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Monday said that 60 per cent of recent deaths recorded in Kano State had been linked to COVID-19 infection. Ehanire made the disclosure in Abuja at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Nigeria. Over 150 deaths recorded in Kano State in the […]

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BREAKING: Abia Governor, Ikpeazu, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

((AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has tested positive for COVID-19. The commissioner of Information, John Okiyi Kalu, stated this in a statement on Monday adding that the governor has gone into isolation and the deputy is now in charge of state’s affairs pending when the governor resumes. “Recall that on Saturday, […]

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Malians Protest Against President Keita, Demand His Resignation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thousands of Malians staged a protest in Bamako to demand resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita over what they described as his mishandling of many crises plaguing the country. Keita, re-elected in 2018 for a second five-year term, is struggling with a years-long security crisis in northern Mali, an outbreak of the […]

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AfDB Approves $288.5m For Nigeria to Tackle COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved 288.5 million dollars loan to help Nigeria tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact on people and businesses. The bank’s Communications and External Relations Department made this known in a statement on Saturday. It explained that the loan would bolster […]

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Nigeria Records 350 New COVID-19 Cases from 20 States

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NAN) announced on Thursday that it recorded 350 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 11,516. According to its official Twitter handle, all new cases, as at June 4, 2020, Nigeria has 350 new confirmed cases with eight deaths. NCDC […]

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South African Province to Only Test Elderly For Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Western Cape province has stated that it will only focus on testing the aged that are 55 years and above, thus amending its testing policy as regards the coronavirus pandemic. The province, known for the port city of Cape Town, has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country […]

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[OPINION] Post Covid-19 Mentality And The Global Economies; Enugu In The Eye Of The Storm

By Steve Oruruo From the clustered Favelas in Rio de Jenairo Brazil, to the Times Square in New York. From the Valleys of the Lombardy region in Italy to the bustling Streets of Lagos. From the lake City of Wuhan in China to the Amazon forest borderland of Manaus. From the University towns of Qom […]

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Bauchi Deputy Governor Tests Positive OF COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Baba Tela, the Deputy Governor of Bauchi state has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus, a statement issued by the state government revealed on Wednesday. The statement, signed by Mr Muktar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media to the state governor, indicated that test by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control […]

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IG Orders Force CID to Take Over Investigation of Vera Uwaila’s Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER), – The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered that the Force Headquarters in Abuja take over the ongoing investigations into the sexual assault and death of a student of the University of Benin from the Edo State Police Command. This directive was stated in a statement by the Force Public Relations […]

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Late NDDC Executive Director, Etang, Dies of Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been said that their Executive Director, Elder Ibanga Bassey Etang who passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 died of coronavirus. A statement issued by the commission explained that family members of the late official were consulted before releasing the information to the public. His […]

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“Nigeria Yet to Reach COVID-19 Peak”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, says Nigeria is yet to reach the “peak” of COVID-19 infections. The chairmen of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference on Monday in Abuja. He said it was necessary to restate […]

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NCDC Records 416 New Cases Of COVID-19 as Total Infections Hit 10,578

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday recorded 416 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 10,578. The NCDC on its official twitter handle said that 3,122 out of the 10,578 total infections have been discharged, with 299 losing their lives. The agency […]

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WHO Says Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Over 144,700

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as at June 1 had risen to over 144, 700. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 144,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reopens Places of Worship; Schools to Remain Closed

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria government has further relaxed the lockdown in the country due to COVID-19 pandemic by lifting the ban on the opening of churches and mosques.   The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the virus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, announced […]

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Bayelsa Seals 6 Churches For Violating COVID-19 Regulations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –   – The Bayelsa Government has sealed six churches in the state for breaching ”operational protocols” required to conduct services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recall that the state government on May 7, relaxed its restriction on social gatherings and allowed churches to hold services with up to 50 worshipers. The relaxation was granted, […]

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