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Police demote officer for assaulting medical doctor

The officer was on duty to enforce the stay-at-home order of the Akwa Ibom government because of coronavirus.

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.

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Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms five new cases; total now 214

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

Kayode Fayemi

Coronavirus: Fayemi names Fayose, Afe Babalola, others in resource mobilisation committee

The committee has 47 members.

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Coronavirus: Scientists say anti-parasite drug could kill virus

The report said the next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used is safe for humans.

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Coronavirus: Oyo records one new case

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

National Assembly leadership during a meeting with power stakeholders

Coronavirus: Reps seek two-month free electricity supply to Nigerians

The gesture is to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and stimulate the economy.

Dr Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian govt denies deploying 5G network

There have been speculations that one of the reasons for the lockdown by the government is in its bid to deploy the 5G network without hindrance.

5G Mast [PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters]

Coronavirus: Britons go on rampage, destroy 5G masts over ‘baseless’ conspiracy theory

Rumours linking the modern broadband technology to the deadly virus have continued to spread against competent scientific conclusions.

Okoi Obono-Obla

Obono-Obla’s arrest, detention followed due process- ICPC

The ICPC in its latest release, highlighted efforts taken before it embarked on the arrest.

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Coronavirus: FG seeks approval of N500bn loan for intervention fund

The government has met with the leadership of the National Assembly and made a proposal.

The catfish Seller popular know as mama Ibrahim doing her business.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Abuja residents disobey social distancing directive

Apart from the lockdown, the government had recommended ways to prevent one from contracting the virus such as good hygiene, frequent hand washing, and social distancing.

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.

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COVID-19: Why Chinese doctors are coming to Nigeria – Official

the official denied claims that the Federal Government was ‘importing’ Chinese medical experts to directly take charge of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

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Coronavirus: Five-year-old donates N950 savings towards medical supplies

Kemi Ogunleye made the donation via a bank transfer on Friday.

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.

Coronavirus cases in African countries nearly 8000

Within the week, Burundi, Botswana, Sierra Leone, and Malawi confirmed their index cases of the virus.

The senator representing Sokoto East, Ibrahim Gobir

Nigerian senator blames police over Sokoto killings

The police responds swiftly by dismissing the claims, saying they responded quickly.

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Togo suspends two newspapers over French complaint

The CPJ asked Toggles authorities to rescind the decision.

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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.

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Coronavirus: WHO suspends fight against polio

Only two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan – have not successfully interrupted the transmission of wild polio virus.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has recommended the suspension of polio vaccination to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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.

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Nigerian Army arrests soldiers who threatened to rape women

The police in Delta said a slain man, identified as Joseph Pessu, was killed by soldiers.

Kaduna correctional service

How Nigerian security operatives killed five prison inmates during riot

Investigations reveal spirited attempts by the authorities to cover up the act, as inmates, and particularly those fingered to have participated in the protest are now being forced to make false statements.

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UPDATED: Nigeria records new deaths, 20 more coronavirus cases

Thirteen states and Abuja have so far reported at least a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Osagie Ehanire

Coronavirus: Nigeria plans local production of medical equipment, supplies – Official

An official also said about 6,700 contacts of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria had been traced.