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THISDAY Dome in Abuja being converted as isolation centre, one person missing at Osun isolation centre

THISDAY Dome in Abuja is currently being converted to an isolation centre for coronavirus patients.

As part of measures to tackle COVID-19, the private sector has joined the government in making provision for facilities that could be used for treatment.

NCDC says the correct number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria is 209 not 210

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the correct figure of coronavirus cases in Nigeria is 209.

The agency had on Friday announced 26 new infections in the Country, first 6 and later another 20, adding that Nigeria now has 210 cases.

Patoranking, DJ Cuppy, Swanky Jerry.. 9 Nigerians make Forbes Africa 2020 “30 Under 30” list

Forbes Africa has unveiled it’s 2020 “30 Under 30” list, featuring 30 young entrepreneurs, leaders and changemakers across Africa.

These amazing ladies and gentlemen are challenging conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation.

COVID-19: Nigeria records two new deaths, 20 fresh coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 20 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 210.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in a tweet on Friday night.

Nigerian Army arrests soldiers who threatened to rape women in Warri, infect them with HIV (VIDEO)

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested the two soldiers who threatened to rape and infect women in Warri, Delta state, with HIV over the alleged killing of their colleague by residents.

A soldier had allegedly shot dead a man identified as Joseph Pessu for allegedly violating the "stay at home" order in Delta state on Thursday over the coronavirus outbreak.

Ondo state records first coronavirus case

Ondo State has recorded its first positive coronavirus case as a patient who was in isolation, on Friday tested positive.

The state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who announced this on Friday through his twitter handle, expressed optimism about the victim’s recovery while asking for calm from the people.

Indian couple names newborn twins Corona and Covid

A couple in Chhattisgarh, India has named their newborn twins Corona and Covid, a move they claimed was to serve as a reminder of the hardship they endured during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to HinduTimes, the Raipur-based couple decided to christen their boy ‘Covid’ and their girl ‘Corona’ after they were born during the country’s three-week lockdown.

OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ lecturer, released after two-year jail term

Prof. Richard Akindele, who sentenced to prison over sex for marks, has been released from prison after serving a two-year term.

According to TheCable, Akindele, who was sacked from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, was released on March 19 and now back home to his family.

‘Take her to Yaba left’ — Nigerians attack Kemi Olunloyo after she made U-turn on ‘death in Aso Rock’ claim

Controversial blogger Kemi Olunloyo had on Thursday caused a storm in a tea cup after she tweeted that a high-ranking member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet has died of COVID-19 complications.

Olunloyo also shared the screenshot of a post made by Adetutu Balogun, another blogger, to establish her claim, adding that the “death announcement” would soon be made by the government.

Pregnant actress Princess Shyngle cries out over jailed fiance

Nollywood actress Princess Shyngle has taken to social media to lament bitterly over the current situation she has found herself as a result of her fiance’s imprisonment.

Shyngle had earlier re-engaged Senegalese fiancee, Frederic Badji, long after claims had made the rounds that their relationship hit the rocks.

Four more coronavirus patients discharged from Lagos hospital

Four more persons have recovered from coronavirus and have been discharged in Lagos State.

This brings the total number of people discharged in Nigeria to 24, while two deaths were recorded.

COVID-19: Nigeria's cases rise to 190, global infections top 1million as deaths surpass 54,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday announced six new coronavirus infections in Osun state, bringing the total cases in Nigeria to 190.

Giving a breakdown of the cases in states, the agency said Lagos has 98 infections,  FCT- 38, Osun- 20, Oyo- 8, Akwa Ibom- 5, Ogun- 4, Edo- 4, Kaduna- 4, Bauchi- 3, Enugu- 2, Ekiti 2, Rivers-1 and Benue- 1.

NCDC and Akwa Ibom government disagree on coronavirus cases in the state

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Akwa Ibom government are not in sync with the reported coronavirus cases in the state.

The agency, on Wednesday, announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Five of the new cases were said to have been recorded in Akwa Ibom State.

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 184 as NCDC confirms 10 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 10 new cases of coronavirus infections in Nigeria, bringing the number to 184.

In his latest update on COVID-19, the agency said seven cases were recorded in Lagos, and three in Abuja.

Lagos discharges another 11 Coronavirus patients


Eleven more coronavirus patients in Lagos state has been discharged after they tested negative twice.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Thursday via his social media pages.

Atiku's son recounts his experience with coronavirus (VIDEO)

Mohammed Atiku, the son of former president Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive to coronavirus is speaking about his status and experience with the disease.

 In a video he recorded at the Gwagwalada University Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre, Mohammed urged Nigerians to stop spreading false news especially about victims of the COVID-19.

Soldier allegedly kills man in Warri for violating "stay at home" order (VIDEO)

Nigerian soldiers stationed in Warri, Delta state, has allegedly shot dead a man for allegedly violating the "stay at home" order in the state over the coronavirus outbreak.

Information coming in is still sketchy, however reports on social media says the man was on his way to withdraw money from a bank ATM to buy medicine from his pregnant fiancee.

Nigeria's Finance ministry deletes tweet asking Elon Musk for ventilators

The ministry of finance, budget and national planning has deleted a Twitter post where it asked Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, for free ventilators.

Ventilator machines or respirators typically take over one’s breathing process when diseases (like coronavirus) cause the lungs to fail and fall short in breathing which is required to keep a patient alive as the immune system tries to fight off the infection.

Nurses protest lack of protective gear against coronavirus at Enugu hospital

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Parklane, on Wednesday, embarked on a peaceful protest demanding sufficient protective equipment for them to work with.

In a video posted online, the nurses, in their white uniforms, were singing and chanting “No working materials for nurses”.