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CACOVID supplies Fed Govt with oxygen to curtail high death rate
January 26, 2021 1325 845

The private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has supported the Federal Government with the supply of critical oxygen for case management of COVID-19 patients in isolation centres across the country. Managing Director and Chief Executiv... Read more

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U.S. lifts Nigeria with $1.3m hospital donation
January 26, 2021 1161 733

The United States (U.S.) government has donated field hospital worth $1.3 million to Nigeria, it was learnt on Monday. The field hospital, which is located at the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, Abuja, is in aid of Nigeria’s effort to slow ... Read more

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WHO secures 40m doses of Pfizer vaccine as global cases near 100m
January 26, 2021 1058 660

The world is on the verge of reaching 100 million COVID-19 infections, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre statistics. More than two million people have died from the virus. But, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of ... Read more

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17 convicted for violating protocol in Edo

An Edo Magistrate Court sitting in Oredo Magisterial District has convicted 17 persons for violating a curfew imposed by the state government. The curfew restricts movement between 10p.m. to 5a.m. to check the spread of the second wave of COVID-1... Read more

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US passes 25m COVID cases, over a quarter of world’s infections
January 25, 2021 1685 737

The United States has confirmed more than 25 million cases of coronavirus – the most in the world – as newly inaugurated President Joe Biden’s chief of staff accused Donald Trump’s administration of failing to provide state... Read more

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Kano Assembly postpones resumption over COVID-19
January 24, 2021 2688 1529

THE second wave of COVID-19 has forced Kano State House of Assembly to postpone its resumption. The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari, said in a statement in Kano that the legislators will remain at home until further ... Read more

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NCDC records 1,633 new infections, total now 120,602
January 24, 2021 2154 1267

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,633 cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 120,602.   The NCDC disclosed this on its official w... Read more

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Zimbabwe loses 2 more gov’t ministers to COVID-19
January 24, 2021 2070 1212

    Two ministers serving in the Zimbabwean government died of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within a matter of days, prompting the country to announce on Saturday plans to further tighten lockdown measures. Late on Friday,... Read more

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NCDC announces 1,483 new COVID-19 cases, totalling 118,138
January 23, 2021 2399 1319

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 1,225,179 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020 in the country. The public health agency also conf... Read more

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39 Edo health workers infected in 72 hours
January 22, 2021 3324 1827

Thirty-nine healthcare Edo State workers have been infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the last 72 hours, the state government has said.   Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Health Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, who stated thi... Read more

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South Africa’s minister died of COVID-19
January 22, 2021 2906 1582

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has died of Covid-19 related complications, the Presidency has announced on Thursday. “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy. He was ... Read more

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UI, UCH get N5b paediatric centre
January 22, 2021 2496 1366

Founder of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Otunba Subomi Balogun on Thursday handed over his N5billion Otunba Tunwase National Paediatric Centre, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, to the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.... Read more

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Governors shift arrivial of COVID-19 vaccines to February
January 22, 2021 2319 1243

    Nigerians should look forward to the end of February for possible arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has hinted. It noted: “On the ill-fated pronouncement made by a membe... Read more

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Britain records highest death rate worldwide
January 21, 2021 2610 1368

Britain is currently recording the highest number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the world relative to its population, a report claimed on Tuesday. On a seven-day moving average, there were recently more than 16.5 deaths per million people, ... Read more

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Virus is back, tougher in Kano, says Ganduje
January 21, 2021 2277 1003

KANO State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Wednesday announced that COVID-19 is back in his state, spiking much harder and tougher than the first wave of the pandemic. He said the state recorded 17 deaths in the last 49 days, as the sample pos... Read more

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Two Osun exco members test positive
January 21, 2021 2070 872

TWO Osun State Executive Council (exco) members have tested positive to COVID-19, a statement by Information and Civic Orientation Commissioner Mrs. Funke Egbemonde indicated yesterday. This came to light after Governor Adegboyega Oyetola ordered... Read more

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‘Facilities to store COVID-19 vaccines ready’
January 20, 2021 2893 1569

    The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has confirmed existence of storage facilities to preserve potency of the 100,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines being expected in Nigeria from January 31 to early ... Read more

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More event cancellations in Taiwan after rare COVID outbreak
January 20, 2021 2449 1325

Taiwan has cancelled or postponed more large-scale events after a rare outbreak of domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases connected to a hospital, where the military has been sent to help with disinfection. Taiwan, which has kept the pandemic un... Read more

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Infection, death rate spiking in Imo says Uzodimma
January 19, 2021 3040 1586

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has raised the alarm that  people testing positive for COVID-19 and those dying of the infection in his state have increased. Uzodimma spoke on Monday while addressing State House Correspondents after a close... Read more

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Rapid tests to start in schools, workplaces soon
January 19, 2021 2488 1261

“We have started the rollout specifically in hospitals today in 5 tertiary hospitals within the FCT today. There are three federal establishments and two States tertiary hospitals in Maitama and Asokoro. Our role is to roll this out to other... Read more

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FG releases N10b for COVID-19 vaccine production
January 19, 2021 2217 1113

    The Federal Government has announced the release N10 billion to support domestic vaccine production. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure during a briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVI... Read more

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Osinbajo to inaugurate emergency database for urban poor
January 18, 2021 2673 1207

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja inaugurate COVID-19 Rapid Response Register (RRR), an emergency intervention database, for the urban poor made poorer by the pandemic.   Communications Manager, Nationa... Read more

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India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive
January 17, 2021 2842 1281

The world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign got underway on Saturday in India with the authorities starting with the inoculation of health workers across the country. Some 30 million doctors, nurses and other front-line workers are ta... Read more

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Apapa Customs command intercepts 133 containers of drugs, generates N518b
January 16, 2021 3343 1717

The Apapa command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Lagos has made a total seizure of 318 containers, including 133 containers of unregistered pharmaceutical products. Giving the breakdown of the seizures, the command’s Area Controller,... Read more

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Fuel subsidy returns as open market price of petrol hits N183 per litre
January 16, 2021 2737 1352

    The increment in the price of crude oil at the international market has pushed the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) landing cost to N160 per litre. The Guardian learnt yesterday in Abuja that the while the landing... Read more

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