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A Chinese medical team has arrived in Nigeria to aid in efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The medical personnel arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 5 pm on Wednesday. They were received by a delegation of the Federal Government and officials of the Chinese embassy. The doctors and nurses numbering about …

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Reports say that Power supply in Nigeria is currently at a decline despite a decision by The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission that Nigerians will from Wednesday, April 1, 2020, pay more for electricity. The Commission had disclosed this in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi-Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year …

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Nigeria has recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus(Covid 19). According to the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), the victim was a 67-year-old with underlying medical conditions. “The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK. He had underlying medical conditions- multiple …

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Scores of youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad. The protesters holding placards alleged that the government and the security agents in the state are reluctant to act over the matter. The convener of the protest, Idris Ibrahim (known as Baba Idris), said they …

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The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health. According to a statement from the Lagos State government, the case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak …

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The Federal Executive Council, FEC on Wednesday approved contracts for construction of two roads from Sokoto and Jigawa States up to Nigeria’s borders with Niger Republic at a total cost of about N30 billion. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting …

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The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said that the military is days away from defeating the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram and its affiliates. This was contained in a letter the COAS wrote to the troops fighting against insurgency in the North East, and quoted in a statement by Army Spokesman, Col Sagir …

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ ad Abubakar, on Thursday blamed the northern elites for allowing some youths to float “ what they called Operation Shege Ka Fasa .” He urged the regional leaders to caution the youths. The Sultan spoke at a Northern Security Meeting in Kaduna on Thursday. Earlier, the Coalition of Northern …

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Odion Ighalo says he was so desperate to join Manchester United he took a pay cut to make the deal happen and did not sleep the night it was agreed. The 30-year-old Nigeria forward has joined United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season. The ex-Watford player says his mum cried …

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China has placed visa restrictions on Nigerians pending when the Coronavirus ravaging the country was contained. The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, on Monday said the embassy had stopped the issuance of visas to Nigerians. The ambassador said China was concerned about the health of other nationals visiting China …

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