Coronavirus: Chinese medical team still in Nigeria – Officials
The Chinese embassy and CCEG say the medical team is still very much in Nigeria.
Bayelsa residents paid highest prices for rice, garri in April – NBS
Prices of food items differ from state to state with Bayelsa recording the highest prices for rice, garri, fish (tilapia fish and iced sardine), maize and tomatoes.
George Floyd’s Murder: Protesters besiege U.S. cities
President Donald Trump has been criticised for his comments about the protesters.
WNTD2020: Nigeria, other African countries must do more to protect youth from tobacco – Groups
The 2020 World No Tobacco Day is themed ‘Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.’
As Nigeria battles coronavirus, resident doctors issue 14-day strike notice
“NARD calls on the federal and state governments to provide adequate personnel protective equipment such as N95 respirators, gloves etc. to all health workers.”
Convergence 2020: African thinkers, innovators, researchers discuss continent’s future
“Many security operatives in many countries in Africa engage in battles with their own compatriots rather than external forces, the paradigm has to shift,” he said.
More Nigerian youth at risk as govt fails to tackle illicit tobacco trade
An alliance between a tobacco multinational and a federal government agency fuels illicit tobacco trade which, in turn, increases tobacco use among young people, tobacco control advocates say.
Nigeria records 553 coronavirus cases — highest daily figure yet
Twelve deaths were recorded as the total number of cases gets close to 10,000.
Amidst COVID-19 lockdown, Nigeria sees increased sexual and gender violence
Activists say lockdowns have forced vulnerable persons to stay more closely to their attackers, fuelling attacks.
50 years after Biafra War, coronavirus causes ‘low-key’ commemoration
The event is marked every May 30 mostly by pro-Biafra sympathisers and many Igbos in remembrance of the brutal civil war.
Buhari extends appointment of Dongban-Mensem as appeal court acting president
Mrs Dongban-Mensem was sworn in as acting court of appeal president by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, on March 6.
NDDC shuts down operations, directs officials to go into self-isolation
The sudden closure of the NDDC headquarters has been attributed to the reported death of its director.
P&ID: Nigeria traces $9.6 billion financial hit back to $390,000 in alleged bribes
Last year, the British court authorized P&ID to seize more than $9.6 billion of Nigeria’s foreign assets — more than the West African country’s annual health and education budgets combined.
COVID-19: Nigeria may use schools, hotels as isolation centres – Minister
Mr Ehanire said Nigeria currently has over 112 treatment and isolation centres in the 35 states and FCT with over 5,000 beds.
Nigeria records more deaths from other diseases than COVID-19 – SGF
“Of course, the guidelines for dealing with patients presenting COVID-19 like symptoms are available,” the SGF said.
Federal govt releases details of programme to employ 774,000 Nigerians
Politicians will be allowed to pick not more than 10 per cent of beneficiaries who will be paid N20,000 each monthly.