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COVID-19: NNPC to Extend Delivery of Medical Facilities, Infrastructure to States Not Covered

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – States that have not benefited from medical facilities and infrastructure support from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and her partners in the ongoing intervention initiative have no cause to worry. The corporation’s Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated that the National Oil Company’s coordinated support would eventually reach them, explaining […]

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Ibeju Lekki Youths Protest Against Lockdown, Sets Trucks, Vehicles Ablaze

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There were serious protests in Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State on Monday as irate youths and other residents of the area trooped out to protest the continuous lockdown, ordered by the Federal Government in the state. While some of the youths carried placards pleading that the lockdown be stopped, others shouted at […]

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FG Launches Investigations Into Alleged Abuse Of Nigerians In China

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Government has launched an investigations into the alleged abuse and maltreatment of Nigerians in China since the outbreak of the dreaded Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic There have been a wave of outcry over the alleged attacks and abuse of Nigerians in the Chinese region of Guangdong over the handling, test and […]

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After Several Weeks, El-Rufai Recovers From Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After over three weeks of being tested positive, the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has recovered from dreaded coronavirus. Just like he did on March 28, El-Rufai disclosed his present state of health Wednesday via his Twitter handle. The tweet read: “I am delighted to report today, that after nearly four weeks of observing a […]

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Covid-19: Diaspora Igbo Group Presents Cash, Food to Less Privileged In Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its humanitarian services to the people, for the cushioning of the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic, food items and cash valued over N10 million naira were at the weekend presented as palliatives to vulnerable and less privileged individuals and groups by an Igbo Association based outside Nigeria. The […]

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APC Distributes Palliatives to Enugu Residents Regardless of Party Affiliation

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of All Progressives  Congress ( APC), on Sunday put smile on faces of scores of its vulnerable faithful and members of the ruling People’s Democratic party PDP, as it began distribution of assorted food items and cash to them as palliatives to cushion the grueling effect […]

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Abba Kyari: FCT Evacuates Protective Equipment, Decontaminates Gudu Cemetery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has evacuated the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) dumped by a man who participated in the burial rites of Malam Abba Kyari, at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja. Dr Mohammed Kawu, acting Secretary Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCTA, made this in a statement on Saturday […]

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Like Juma’at Prayers, Niger State Lifts Suspension on Sunday Church Services

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger Government has ordered the lifting of the suspension on Sunday church services in the state from Sunday. Mr Ahmed Matane, the Secretary to the State Government, said in a statement that Sunday services were expected to hold between 7a.m. and 1p.m. Matane, the Chairman of the State Task Force on COVID-19, said […]

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“Abba Kyari: Time To Fund Health Sector Properly”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Advocacy (LEAD) Network has called for proper funding of the health sector to ensure optimal health of all Nigerians. The Executive Director of LEAD Network, Mr Chukwuma Okenwa, made the call on Saturday in Enugu while reacting to the death of Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, […]

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China Under Fire As Wuhan Revises Reported Number of COVID19 Fatalities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S., Germany, and France have questioned Beijing’s response to the coronavirus as Chinese authorities announced a large jump in the official number of fatalities in Wuhan, the original epicentre of the outbreak. Earlier on Friday China revised the number of virus-related fatalities in the central city up by 1,290, to 3,869 – […]

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Lockdown Violation: Wike Arrests, Quarantines 22 Exxon Mobil Workers

…PENGASSAN Says Arrested Workers Are on Essential Duty (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Friday announced the arrest of 22 staff of Exxon Mobil, a multinational oil company, for entering the State in violation of the State Executive Order on Covid-19. The governor, who made this known at a news Conference in […]

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Dangote-Led Committee Donates N1.5bn To Further Fight COVID 19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bothered with the increasing trend and spread of Covid 19 pandemic, the Presidential Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Committee, set up in 2012 by the Federal Government and led by the President of Dangote group, Aliko Dangote has announced a donation of N1.5billion, to further curtail the virus spread. Announcing the donation on […]

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Germany Records Significant Drop In Coronavirus Infection Rate

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Germany’s infection rate for the novel coronavirus has fallen significantly, with every patient now infecting less than one other person on average, the government’s agency for disease control and prevention said. After this so-called reproduction number drops below one, an epidemic usually will slowly subside. Germany is currently at 0.7, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said. […]

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COVID-19: Niger State Lifts Suspension On Friday Juma’at Prayers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger Government has lifted the suspension of congregational Friday Prayer (Juma’at) for today Friday, April 17, 2020. Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government and Chairman Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this in a statement to newsmen in Minna on Friday. According to him, the Juma’at Prayer is expected to hold […]

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Lockdown Extension: Firstbank Unveils Palliatives For Customers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has introduced palliative measures for customers to give them some relief, in view of the challenges of COVID-19 lockdown extension. Dr Adesola Adeduntan, FirstBank Chief Executive Officer, made the announcement in a statement in Lagos on Thursday. Adeduntan said the bank was introducing special waivers on repayment […]

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Late Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Son Dies of COVID-19 Infection in UK

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The son of late environmental activist and poet, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Menegian has died of coronavirus infection in the United Kingdom (UK). His sisiter, Noo disclosed this Thursday in a post on Facebook. The post read in part: “We said goodbye to my brother, Gian, on Monday. He had COVID-19 combined with underlying […]

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Nigeria Raises Alarm Over Shortage of Face Mask to Combat COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has raised alarm over the inadequacy of the face mask in the country, to prevent the spread and contracting of the dreaded Coronavirus. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr.Boss Mustapha revealed this at a Coronavirus press briefing Thursday in […]

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Austria Says Football Training Can Re-Start

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Austrian government said on Wednesday that professional football teams could re-start training to prepare for the resumption of the season, which would be played without fans for the foreseeable future due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. It also added that, when play re-started, the league would be responsible for conducting coronavirus […]

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NCDC Confirms New 11 COVID-19 Cases In Lagos As Total Number Hits 373

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night announced additional 11 confirmed new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos State. This brings to 373, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The NCDC made the disclosure in a tweet at 11.00p.m. on Tuesday. It said, “As at 11:00 p.m. on April […]

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Ogun Residents Decry Lockdown Extension, Demand Economic Stimulus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some residents of Magboro in Ogun State, South West Nigeria, Tuesday decried the hardship being suffered from the lockdown ordered by the Federal Government (FG), complaining that the extension, without palliatives might be unbearable. Magboro is a suburb of Ogun, close to Lagos – Ogun border, along the Lagos-Ibadan highway. President Muhammadu Buhari had in a national […]

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