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President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Al-Jazeera]

Buhari mourns Nigeria’s first Permanent Secretary

Mr Buhari says Mrs Francesca Emmanuel works would continue to be felt and honoured in the public service.

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Coronavirus Lockdown: Supply of essential products a success – Minister

Government earlier this week announced the establishment of the Emergency Operation Centre to monitor the real-time status of the transportation and delivery of essential goods

Samson-Ayokunle. [Photo credit: Hope for Nigeria]

Lockdown: CAN urges churches to provide relief packages to poor

“This is the time we would know the true church of Christ and those that are just commercial outfits,” it said.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti. [PHOTO CREDIT: AllAfrica.com]

Coronavirus: WHO wants testing ‘decentralised’ in African countries

The African regional director, Matshidiso Moeti, said since the epidemic spreads to provinces and districts, the response needs to be decentralised.

ICPC Head Office

Coronavirus: ICPC inaugurates team to monitor intervention funds

The agency says team would deploy an appropriate strategy to prevent corruption that may hamper efforts to curb the pandemic.

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Facebook launches Coronavirus Information Center in 17 African countries

Facebook users can opt in to follow the centre to get notifications and see updates in their News Feed from official government health authorities.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, Sabo Nanono

FG appoints VC for newly-established University Of Agriculture, Kebbi

Mr Ahmed, until his appointment, was a Professor in the Department of Veterinary, Parasitology and Entomology at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

Jean-Claude Brou, ECOWAS Commission Chairman.

Coronavirus: ECOWAS Commission announces support for West African countries

The commission lists the donations, reaffirming its solidarity with member states as they battle to contain the scourge.

NITDA

‘Internet of Things’ can help fight COVID-19 – NITDA

The use of the technology, according to the agency, can help minimise contact between cases and health workers, thereby minimising attendant risks.

WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus [Photo: Scrol.in]

Don’t ‘politicise’ war on coronavirus, WHO replies Trump

Mr Trump on Tuesday threatened to withhold U.S. funding for the organisation, only to later backtrack.

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Chinese Doctors: Hold Buhari responsible for any coronavirus upsurge- PDP

The PDP says Mr Buhari “allowed the importation of the Chinese doctors despite warnings that bringing in doctors from the hotbed of the plague will expose Nigerians to further risks.”

Abubakar Malami [Photo: The Guardian]

Nigeria’s war on corruption non-discriminatory – Malami

Mr Malami says recent convictions recorded were against the members of the ruling political party and the opposition political party.

South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa

Coronavirus: Ramaphosa sends South African minister on compulsory leave for violating lockdown order

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, recently visited the home of a friend who hosted a lunch in violation of the lockdown regulations.

Fire guts Accountant Generals Office in Abuja

Nigeria’s Treasury House engulfed in flame

The building is located beside the Federal Capital Territory FCT Police Command in Garki, Abuja.

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovernorMasari]

COVID-19: As FG preaches social distancing, Katsina lifts suspension on Friday prayers

The Katsina govt had banned religious gatherings two weeks ago.

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Coronavirus: WhatsApp to reduce number of messages users can forward

The company said this action was imperative at the moment in the bid to disrupt frequently forwarded false COVID-19 claims.

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Lockdown: NUJ warns security operatives against harassing journalists

The NUJ urges security personnel to respect journalists as essential service providers.

World Health Day: Health workers battling COVID-19 should be protected – WHO

The tagline of World Health Day 2020 is ‘Support nurses and midwives’.

Boris Johnson [Photo Credit: BBC]

UK PM Johnson stable, receiving standard oxygen treatment – Spokesperson

Mr Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital late on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms.

U.S. Embassy Abuja

U.S. commits over $7 million in health, humanitarian funding in Nigeria

The U.S says the $7 million assistance joins more than $5.2 billion in its health assistance and more than $8.1 billion in total assistance for Nigeria over the past 20 years.

World Bank

Coronavirus: Nigeria draws from $90 million World Bank health fund — Official

The fund is domiciled under the bank’s Regional Disease Surveillance System Enhancement Project, (REDISSE).

Woman and children [PHOTO CREDIT: Unicef]

COVID-19: UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls

Ms Mohammed said that the stress associated with COVID-19 is leading to an increased danger of violence.

Faith Osamaye, a Youth Corps member is one of the young scientists working at the NCDC’s National Reference Laboratory as Nigeria responds for the outbreak of COVID-19. Photo: Nigeria Health Watch

Four ways Nigeria can reduce importing COVID-19

Nigeria’s land borders have been part of the country’s weakest link in epidemic preparedness for a long time.

Map showing North Eastern Nigeria. [PHOTO CREDIT: ResearchGate]

Coronavirus: What Northeast states are doing to stem spread of COVID-19

Bauchi is the only state in the North-east with cases of the novel coronavirus but all the six states have announced measures to combat the disease.

South African newlyweds arrested

South African newlyweds arrested for breaching lockdown order

All 50 wedding guests, the pastor who conducted the ceremony, and the newlyweds themselves were promptly arrested and taken to a police station