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    Scramble for COVID-19 test
    There are concerns of global shortage of testing capacities, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators, which threatens the chances of the patients to survive and nations to stop the spread of the virus. The situation has created...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 818
    Six die, one injured as truck falls on car in Lagos
    Oke-Osanyintolu, while speaking to newsmen in Lagos, said that there were seven people involved in the accident that occurred on Wednesday but six out of seven of them died while one was injured. The DG said that the truck, which had an...
    By utaka1596 April 2, 2020 860
    OPS prioritises projects amid cash crunch, export hoarding
    • Seeks executive action on economic palliatives With over N25 billion donated so far, the Organised Private Sector (OPS) has urged government to focus on the quick wins to safeguard public health, security and food security, while urging...
    By utaka1596 April 2, 2020 807
    Stock market index sustains sliding profile, down by 0.94 per cent
    Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained sliding profile yesterday, following losses by most blue-chip stocks, causing the All-Share Index (ASI) to depreciate further by 0.94 per cent. Precisely, the ASI decreased by 199.93...
    By utaka1596 April 2, 2020 853
    The many gaps in Buhari’s Covid-19 address
    While many had given up hope about President Muhammadu Buhari addressing Nigerians as other world leaders are doing daily on the COVID-19 pandemic to reassure their citizens, his outing would turn out what many have described as just an address....
    By Ola April 2, 2020 857
    COVID-19 cases hit 174 despite 50 measures by presidency
    • 4,655 exposed persons still untested, says NCDC boss • Presidential task force unveils protocol for lockdown policy The presidency yesterday released a “chronicle of some of the reactions by the agencies and trained experts under the...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1061
    US virus deaths pass 5,000
    The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 5,000 late Wednesday, according to a running tally from Johns Hopkins University. At about 0235 GMT Thursday, 5,116 people had died, the tally showed, on the same day the United States...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1119
    Marketers give terms for selling petrol at N123.50k
    • Govt must make them comply, says chamber • ‘Nigeria earns $32.63b from oil, gas in 2018’ The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN) yesterday said its members would not comply with the new N123.50k per litre price of petrol...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1220
    Coronavirus: Ekiti state to commence teaching of primary school pupils on radio
    According to a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti by the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Francisca Aladejana, the 30-minutes daily programme tagged “school on air” is also designed to...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 868
    FG opens food markets for four hours daily in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja
    According to the document released by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 In Abuja on Wednesday, as part of the measures to enforce social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Federal Government has decided that schools,...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1032
    Buhari mourns Brighter Grammar author, Phebean Ogundipe
    President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the author of the famous English textbook, Brighter Grammar, and co-author of Practical English, Phebean Ogundipe, who passed on at 92. He extended his condolences to the deceased’s family, friends,...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1001
    Why UCH CMD, others contracted Coronavirus, by health expert
    • Seeks more awareness in local languages • Urges private sector to support govt’s efforts • CCC tasks Fed Govt on more testing centres The first Nigerian professor of Environmental Health Sciences and founder of Child Health...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1035
    Zindi taps 12,000 African data scientists for solutions to COVID-19
    Since its inception, Cape Town based crowdsolving startup Zindi has been building a database of data scientists across Africa. It now has 12,000 registered on its its platform that uses AI and machine learning to tackle complex problems and...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 942
    How to maintain essential health services during COVID-19 pandemic
    The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems worldwide. The rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively. Previous...
    By candynews April 1, 2020 970
    Courts are expected to sit, dispense time-bound cases during lockdown – Malami says
    Courts are expected to attend to matters that are urgent, essential or time-bound, even during the lockdown, Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said. Malami said this in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant...
    By Ola April 1, 2020 997
    Nigeria's cases of coronavirus rise to 174
    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 23 new cases of coronavirus. “Twenty-three new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos, 7 in the FCT, 5 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Bauchi State,” NCDC said on...
    By Ola April 1, 2020 1215
    Coronavirus deaths near 46,000 worldwide
    The new coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 45,719 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to a tally by AFP from official sources on Wednesday at 1900 GMT. More than 905,580 cases of infection have been...
    By Ola April 1, 2020 700
    Coronavirus: Governor Ortom to fumigate Benue markets Thursday
    Governor Samuel Ortom has said fumigation of markets in Makurdi and other parts of Benue State will commence tomorrow. Ortom stated this Wednesday during a tour of Makurdi to ascertain the level of compliance with the stay-at-directive against...
    By candynews April 1, 2020 691
    COVID-19: Kwara releases modalities for palliative distribution
    Haliru, who is also the Emir of Shonga, stated at a press briefing in Ilorin,that the government directed the setting up of a steering committee on palliative. He said the committee, an offshoot of the larger Kwara State technical committee...
    By candynews April 1, 2020 561
    COVID-19: NHRC releases phone numbers to report security officials
    NHRC, in a statement on Wednesday, said it took the step following reported cases of human rights violations by operatives enforcing the federal government’s directives. “Members of the public can either report by telephone calls or text...
    By candynews April 1, 2020 510
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