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FG Lists Diseases Responsible For 70% Of COVID-19 Deaths

The federal government has said health challenges like tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, kidney disease and cancer are responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday. Ehanire also noted that 70 per cent...

SGF Mustapha Reveals Discussion With Osinbajo, Governors

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) has given details of Thursday’s National Economic Council (NEC) meeting. The first-ever NEC teleconference was chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. State Governors and relevant government officials joined virtually. In a statement, Mustapha said during the meeting, the issue of alignment of their state level actions with...

Coronavirus: FG makes Clarifications On Reopening Of Schools

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has disclosed that the Federal Government is already making plans to reopen schools nationwide but it won’t happen in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters. Speaking during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, Nwajiuba said there was no exact...

COVID-19: Churches, Mosques Told To Submit Guidelines As Nigeria Reopens

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has asked churches, mosques and organizations in Nigeria to submit guidelines for reopening. Ihekweazu stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday. The NCDC boss disclosed that the center received a draft of guidelines...

Dino Melaye’s Suit Over Infectious Diseases Bill Suffers Setback

The hearing of a suit filed by a former Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, over the Infectious Diseases Bill has suffered a setback. This was after a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday rejected Melaye’s request to restrain the House of Representatives from continuing the consideration of the bill. Justice...

PHOTOS: Buhari Presides Over Virtual FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council in Abuja. The weekly council meeting which was held virtually had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari among other cabinet members. See Photos...

Curfew: Lagos NMA Directs Doctors, Health Workers To Stay At Home From 6pm Today

The Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association has directed its members to sit at home from 6 pm today, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This follows the conflicting order restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown. In a statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Saliu Oseni and the Secretary of the association,...

What Chinese Experts Came To Do In Nigeria – Interior Minister Reveals

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday revealed the mission and activities so far carried out by 15 Chinese experts who came into Nigeria to support the fight against COVID-19. Aregbesola while responding to journalists at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 said the experts are in Nigeria on the bill of...

FAAN Fumigates Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt Airports, Speaks On Reopening

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has commenced fumigation of airports in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, announced this in a statement on Tuesday. She explained that the fumigation exercise was in line with the efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. Noting that it was not yet clear...

Zamfara Govt Denies Recording 10 New Coronavirus Cases

Zamfara State Government, on Tuesday said that the 10 new coronavirus cases in the State as announced on Monday by the NCDC was wrong. He said the State only recorded two new cases. it was reported that Nigeria on Monday recorded 216 new cases of coronavirus. The announcement which was made by the Nigeria Center For Disease...

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