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Infograph showing the constant rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

40% of Nigeria’s coronavirus cases recorded last week, half of deaths too

The coronavirus pandemic is still spreading and official data shows that the scourge is not stopping yet. Nigeria, like many other countries of the world, is yet to flatten the curve as the country recorded its highest weekly figure last week. Also, last week, Nigeria recorded 223 coronavirus cases, 41…

APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents

Abba Kyari was a man of many accomplishments – Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has mourned the demise of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Kyari died after testing positive to COVID-19, the deadly respiratory disease, on Friday night. He was laid to…

Kwara State map

Two coronavirus patients recover in Kwara, discharged

Two patients who tested positive for coronavirus in Kwara State have recovered and have been discharged, an official said. The two were discharged on Thursday after testing negative for the pandemic twice. This was first disclosed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on new media, Fafoluyi Olayinka, on Thursday…

British High Commission

Coronavirus: UK charters flights to evacuate Britons from Nigeria

The British High Commission in Nigeria has made arrangements for charter flights to convey British citizens stranded in the country back home. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that not less than 4,000 British citizens residing in Nigeria had earlier shown interest in being evacuated to their country. The high commission, last week,…

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Coronavirus: 45 Nigerians recover from coronavirus in one week, five die

No fewer than 45 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last week, official data from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed. At least five deaths were also recorded from the disease in the past week. As of 9:30 p.m on Saturday, Nigeria had recorded 318 confirmed…

Ebola Volunteers

Coronavirus: Nurses, midwives protest ‘risky’ work conditions in Kwara

Some health workers at the General Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, have protested the poor working conditions at their workplace, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The workers, under the aegis of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives (NANM) protested on Thursday. They decried the non-supply of Personal Protective Equipment, an essential…

Shiite stormed the main entrance of the legislative complex on Wednesday afternoon

How Nigeria, other countries failed to protect citizens from human rights violation – Report

Amnesty International, a global human rights movement, has chronicled how some African countries, including Nigeria, have failed in protecting citizens from war crimes and human rights violations. This was contained in its 2019 report which was sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. In its regional overview, the rights movement stated…

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Why we can’t shut Kwara boundaries despite recording two coronavirus cases – Governor

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has said that the state would not shut its boundaries over the COVID-19 emergency, to avoid cutting food supply from the northern part of the country to Kwara and neighbouring states. Mr AbdulRazaq said this on Tuesday at a press briefing on the first two…

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital [Photo: uith.com]

Nigerian university suspends professor for concealing information on suspected COVID-19 case

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has suspended Kazeem Salami, the professor and senior consultant accused of concealing vital information about a suspected COVID-19 in Kwara State. COVID-19 is the deadly respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. It has infected over a million people globally and…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

COVID-19: Fayemi relaxes Ekiti curfew, flags off food distribution

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has flagged off the distribution of food items to about 20,000 households across the state as a palliative for the harsh economic conditions caused by the lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). He said the state government has also reviewed…

Kwara State map

Kwara confirms two COVID-19 cases

The Kwara State Government has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in the state. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye, announced this on Monday evening via a statement. He also confirmed the authenticity of the statement when contacted by PREMIUM…

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Senior doctor concealed information on suspected Covid-19 case – UITH

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has accused a professor of medicine on its staff of conniving to conceal from his colleagues vital information on a suspected case of COVID-19 who died at the hospital last week. The federal facility said the suspected case had been on…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases double in past week

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the world hard and Nigeria is not spared from the scourge. In a week, the number of cases recorded in Nigeria doubled, a review of official data showed. COVID-19 is a viral respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. As of Saturday, March 28, the tally…

Coronavirus Lockdown: Over 600 motorcycles confiscated in one week- Police

The Kwara State command of the Nigeria police said it has confiscated over 600 motorcycles within a week of enforcing the sit-at-home directive. The directive was aimed at curbing the surge of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus. The police spokesperson in the state, Peter Okasanmi, disclosed the figures…

Mosque in Offa where the clerics were arrested.

Islamic clerics arrested for holding Jumat service amidst coronavirus lockdown

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday arrested two Islamic clerics in Offa, Kwara State, for defying the coronavirus lockdown order. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kwara government placed a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. Also, markets for non-essential commodities and places…

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Coronavirus: U.S. deaths surpass China’s

The United States has overtaken China in terms of death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. According to www.worldometers.info, as of 1 a.m. on Wednesday, 3,850 lives have been lost to the outbreak in the U.S. This record has exceeded China's tally of 3,305 deaths. The deadly respiratory disease originated from…

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates an Advisory Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Coronavirus: Presidency cites legal provision for Lagos, Abuja, Ogun lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari has offered a legal backing for the lockdown earlier pronounced in some states over the coronavirus pandemic. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the president announced restriction of movement in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun, where there are many of the cases were recorded. He made the announcement during a…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

First COVID-19 patient in Oyo discharged

The Oyo State Government has announced the recovery of the index Covid-19 case in the state. This came moments after the state governor, Seyi Makinde, tested positive to the infection. "The news of Makinde’s positive test came on the heels of the release of the state’s index case from the…

Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife claims he has ‘tested’ cure for coronavirus

One of Nigeria's most influential traditional rulers has claimed he has a 'tested' cure for  coronavirus COVID-19. The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, made the announcement on his verified Instagram handle on Monday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians for the first time on measures his administration is…

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor donates 10 months salaries to combat Covid-19

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has donated his salaries for ten months to support the fight against the scourge of Covid-19 in Nigeria. This is coming at a time wealthy individuals and corporate organisations in Nigeria are pulling resources together to combat the spread of the infection. PREMIUM TIMES had…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Coronavirus: Finally, Buhari set to address Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on Sunday by 7:00 p.m., his office has said, amidst criticisms by many Nigerians over his failure to address the country since the COVID-19 pandemic broke. "President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm. "Television, radio and other…

How Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rose 340% in one week

As Nigeria recorded its 97th COVID-19 case late on Saturday, a review of official data shows that the number of confirmed cases rose by 340 per cent in a week. COVID-19 is a deadly respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. According to the latest breakdown by the Nigeria Centre for…

President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari

No Empathy! Angry Nigerians attack political leaders infected with coronavirus

While millions of people all over the world show empathy for those who have tested positive to COVID-19, many Nigerians are mocking their leaders who have tested positive. Some of the 46 people who have tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria are high political office holders or their relatives. These…

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Coronavirus: Kwara Govt bans commercial transportation, orders closure of markets

The Kwara State Government has prohibited all forms of commercial transportation within the state in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed after the COVID-19 Technical Committee, headed by the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, met on Wednesday. Mr Alabi addressed journalists in Ilorin, the state…

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Photo: Daily Post Nigeria]

Kwara govt suspends top civil servants over extortion of farmers

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has directed the immediate suspension of all officials named in alleged extortion of farmers in the state’s ministry of agriculture through the sale of unauthorised registration forms. Rafiu Ajakaiye, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. He said the…