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Prof Akin Abayomi

Coronavirus: Lagos can’t cope with 5,000 cases in four weeks, commissioner warns residents

“If we see most of the cases in a very short period of time, it will quickly overwhelm the Lagos state health infrastructure.”

The test teams consist of doctors and DRK emergency services.

Mobile drive-through Coronavirus Testing: Lessons from Germany for Nigeria

Germany, the country with the world’s highest COVID-19 testing rates and an early adopter of drive-through testing provides lessons and parallels, as Lagos pioneers free mobile testing in West Africa.

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Funke Akindele, husband to serve 14 days community service

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the celebrity couple pleaded guilty to violating a government lockdown.

Minister of Finance,Zainab Ahmed and her team in a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly,to discuss ways of addressing the impact of the pandemic.

Nigeria to raise N3.2 trillion to combat COVID-19 pandemic

The Fund will, amongst others, be utilised in the upgrade of Healthcare facilities as identified by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and approved by the President.

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Funke Akindele, husband plead guilty in court for violating coronavirus lockdown

Funke Akindele and JJC Skillzwere charged to court by the Lagos government.

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

Coronavirus: Ghana enters critical week with over 15,000 test results expected

The president also announced a three-months free water for all Ghanaians as parts of efforts to tackle the spread of the disease.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state.

Coronavirus: Akwa Ibom clerics, residents ignore lockdown order

Many residents were seen on Sunday walking about or congregating in the streets of Uyo as if there was really no restriction order at all.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

Coronavirus: Nigerian doctors reject country’s plan to invite Chinese medical team

The NMA President, Francis Faduyile, in a statement Sunday said the move is a misplaced priority.


Nigeria records eight new cases of COVID-19

The deaths from the disease also increased to five.

Funke Akindele

UPDATED: Police arrest Funke Akindele

The police said Naira Marley will also be arrested for attending Funke Akindele’s party held for her husband’s birthday.

Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission – NIPC

25 firms get tax waivers from Nigerian govt in 2019

The names of the benefitting firms were publishe by the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official webpage of the Nigerian Army]

EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram War: Nigerian Army suspends voluntary retirement of soldiers

As Nigeria’s counter-insurgency campaign flounders amidst dwindling resources, military chiefs are finding it difficult to keep the rank-and-file in active service.

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Coronavirus: 25 of Cote d’Ivoire returnees not from Osun – Oyetola

The governors gives an update on the 127 returnees to Osun, 17 of whom have since tested positive for coronavirus.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Five more patients recover in Lagos

Governor Sanwo-Olu said the patients, comprising two males and three females, were discharged after having two negative results.

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

EXPLAINER: Can positive test for COVID-19 turn negative few days later?

Experts ponder why a positive test can become negative later.

Coronavirus update on Nigeria as of 11 :15, April 5.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records ten new cases, total now 224

Six of the new coronavirus cases were reported in Lagos.

Clara Margarita Escandell, Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria

INTERVIEW: The blood of Nigerians flow through veins of Cuban people – Ambassador Clara Escandell

The Cuban ambassador also speaks on Cuba’s medical advancement and roles in different countries.

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases double in past week

Lagos State still has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors of the 36 States (Photo Credit: thenigerianlawyer.com)

How state officials violate Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act

No fewer than 16 states are yet to domesticate the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 10 years after it was passed.

Kaduna correctional service

Kaduna Prison Riot: Correctional Service makes U-turn, admits inmates died

The admission came after PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported that five inmates were killed during the fracas.

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms five new cases; total now 214

The NCDC says the five new cases were found in Bauchi and Abuja.


Coronavirus: Oyo records one new case

The case brings to nine the total number of confirmed patients in the state.

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

How confirmed Covid-19 patients ‘escaped from isolation in Osun’

The government says it is looking for only one positive case.

FOOTBALLERS: Plateau United

COVID-19: How Nigerian footballers are adapting to lockdown

Hundreds of Nigerian sportsmen and women are now at home and are only condemned to personal workout to keep fit.

SGF Boss Mustapha

Coronavirus: Nigeria to provide medical, life insurance for health workers – SGF

Nigeria has recorded 210 cases of COVID-19, out of which 20 people have been discharged.