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Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

Despite interstate travel ban, 70 youth arrive Oyo from Kano, Katsina, others

About 70 young Nigerians from the northern part of the country who tried to sneak into Oyo State from Kano, Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna have been apprehended by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The youth travelled hundreds of kilometres to Oyo, through many other states,…

Gov. Ganduje and his team inspecting the Kano State isolation center [PHOTO: Kano Govt.]

COVID-19 patients hold health workers hostage

Two medical doctors and one nurse were reportedly held hostage on Thursday by COVID-19 patients at Kwanar Dawakin isolation centre in Kano. A former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association in Kano, Aminu Muhammad, announced this while featuring on WAZOBIA FM's 'make una wake up show' on Friday morning. He…

Abdullahi Ganduje during a visit to the upgraded Kwanar Dawarki Research Laboratory and Diagnostics Center [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovUmarGanduje]

COVID-19: Kano discharges task force official, commissioner, 14 others

The Kano State Government has discharged 16 more COVID-19 patients from its facilities after they tested negative for the virus. A statement signed by the commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, on Thursday indicated that this brings the total number of discharged patients in the state to 22. He said among…

Infographics showing the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 6th May,2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 3,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases, on Wednesday, exceeded 3, 000 as 195 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,145. The agency early Thursday morning said 195 new cases were reported in 13 states. All…

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya

Coronavirus: Gombe governor inaugurates committee on palliatives

The Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has inaugurated a 38-member special committee on relief and palliatives to cushion the effect of the partial lockdown in the state occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Inaugurating the committee at the new banquet hall of the Government House on Saturday, Mr Yahaya said the…

NCDC announces donation of ambulances by IHS Nigeria towards fight against COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through its official twitter handle announced the support of IHS Nigeria, the largest subsidiary of IHS Towers, towards the eradication of COVID-19 in Nigeria through the provision of four ambulances which will be deployed to four states across the country. According to the…

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 2,000

Nigeria has confirmed 238 new cases of coronavirus, raising the country's total to 2,170. The figures released late Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), showed Kano leading the table for the second straight day ahead of Abuja and Lagos. While Kano reported 92 new cases, Abuja followed…

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COVID-19: Nasarawa council intercepts, returns nine travellers to Kano

Nine passengers from Kano, who were intercepted in Keffi on Tuesday, have been turned back, Abdulrahman Sani-Maigoro, the Chairman, Keffi Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, has said. Mr Sani-Maigoro justified the action of the council as part of the measures adopted by the state government to contain the spread of…

Presidential Task Force Arrives Kano

Presidential Task Force Arrives Kano After Buhari’s ‘Marching Order’

Amidst the fear of community transmission of the COVID-19 in Kano State, the Presidential Task Force delegation arrived in Kano on Tuesday and met with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on the marching order of President Muhammadu Buhari. Upon arrival at the Africa House, Government House, Kano, Nasiru Gwarzo, who led the…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing

Coronavirus: Buhari signs proclamation order on new restrictions

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the Proclamation Order on the 'General Management of COVID-19' in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other states in Nigeria as contained in his latest national broadcast. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement Monday night, said this was in exercise of…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Coronavirus: What Buhari said about lockdown, testing, palliatives (FULL TEXT)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced a night curfew across Nigeria from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. across Nigeria. The curfew will commence next Monday. The president also announced a ban on inter-state travel except for essential trips. "There will be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am. This means…

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Buhari imposes ‘total lockdown’ on Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a total lockdown of Kano for two weeks. The president said this on Monday night while addressing Nigerians on the COVID-19 outbreak. "With regards to Kano, I have directed the enforcement of a total lockdown for a period of two weeks effective immediately. The Federal…

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records 91 new cases, five more deaths

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,273 on Sunday from 1,182 reported on Saturday evening by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The country also recorded five deaths from the disease on Sunday. The public health agency in a tweet Sunday night said that 91 new cases…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

Coronavirus: Ganduje in dramatic turn orders probe of Kano deaths

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in a dramatic turn has directed the state's ministry of health to investigate the causes of mysterious deaths reported in the state. The governor had last week dismissed the reports of mysterious deaths in the state as "fake news." On Sunday, however, the governor acknowledged…

Coronavirus: Imo records first case as Nigeria confirms 87 new infections

Nigeria has confirmed 87 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported Sunday morning. The cases were reported in nine states across the country. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1182. A breakdown of the latest update shows that…

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

No date for resumption of COVID-19 testing in Kano – Official

The head of COVID-19 testing centre in Kano, Nasiru Magaji, on Saturday said there is no definite date for resuming the test in Kano. He told PREMIUM TIMES that although the laboratory was opened on Friday, they are yet to commence treating samples. "We have opened the lab since yesterday…

Latest Case Update as at 11:30 pm 24th April, 2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 1,000

Nigeria on Friday recorded 114 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded in the country to 1095. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet Friday night said the new cases were recorded in nine states. These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun, Gombe, Zamfara, Edo, Oyo,…

L-R: Assistant Director, Transport Department, Simba TVS, Alhaji Musa Saini (3rd left); Simba Senior Staff, Naved Hassan (4th left); Chairman, Tricycle Operators Association of Kano State (TOAKAN), Alhaji Saidu (2nd right) and other guests during the distribution of food and safety equipment to tricycle riders in Kano recently.

Simba TVS donates food, safety equipment to keke riders nationwide

Simba Group, distributors of TVS tricycles, are donating food as well as face masks and hand sanitizers to keke riders across the country. The program, which began at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, has enabled thousands of keke riders to continue their means of livelihood, where permitted, and provide…

Abdullahi Ganduje during a visit to the upgraded Kwanar Dawarki Research Laboratory and Diagnostics Center [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovUmarGanduje]

Amidst increase in cases, coronavirus testing halted in Kano

Kano, the state with the third highest number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, has suspended testing for the disease, an official has said. The testing for the coronavirus was suspended at the Kano test centre following the dearth of materials. A member of Kano COVID-19 taskforce, Sadiq Isah, a professor,…

INFOGRAPH: Coronavirus cases as at 11:25pm, 21st April, 2020.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 117 cases Tuesday, highest daily figure

Nigeria, on Tuesday, recorded its highest daily figure since its first COVID-19 case in February as 117 cases were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With the latest update, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 782 from 665 reported on Monday evening.…

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Coronavirus: Lagos records no case, Kano 23 as Nigeria’s total rises

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 665 on Monday from 627 on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed. The public health agency in a tweet Monday night said the 38 new cases were reported in eight states. These are Kano, Kaduna, Federal Capital Territory (FCT),…

INFOGRAPH: NIGERIA: 49 new cases reported as of 18th April, 2020.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records two more deaths, 49 new cases

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 542 cases on Saturday evening from 493 reported a day earlier. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced in a tweet that 49 new cases were reported in Lagos, Kano, Abuja (FCT), Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti. With the newest…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

Kano COVID-19 committee officials test positive for virus- Official

The Kano ministry of health on Friday said three members of the state taskforce on COVID-19 have tested positive to coronavirus. A statement issued by the spokesperson of the ministry, Hadiza Namadi, said the officials "were tested and three of the results came out positive of (for) the coronavirus disease".…

INFOGRAPH: Coronavirus cases as at 11:20pm, 15th April, 2020.

Coronavirus: Kano records 12 new cases as Nigeria’s total rises to 407

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 407 on Wednesday evening as 34 new cases were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency in a tweet said the new cases were reported in five states: Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Delta and Niger. The breakdown of the…

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

Nigeria records highest daily increase of coronavirus cases Tuesday

Eleven new COVID-19 cases were announced on Tuesday evening, bringing the total confirmed cases in Nigeria to 373. The 11 new cases bring to 30 the total number of new cases announced on Tuesday. This is the highest daily figure reported by the health agency since the beginning of the…