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COVID-19: NUPENG Assures Nigerians of an uninterrupted fuel supply

COVID-19: NUPENG Assures Nigerians of an uninterrupted fuel supply

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The Nigerian union of petroleum and natural gas workers, NUPENG, have guaranteed Nigerians this morning of a steady and continuous fuel supply nation wide, to help in battleing this COVID-19 pandemic currently raging the world. The union made clear that, this uninterrupted petroleum product supply is part of their contributions to relieve the hardship and pain being cause by the COVID-19 pandemic in the nation. In a statement by its President and General Secretary, Prince Williams Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale, respectively, the union informed that, it will provide additional safety wears and other assistance to members in the essential supplies value chain to ensure that they perform their duties without fear of exposures to the COVID-19 virus.
Fresh 11 Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases in Nigeria: Now 81 in total

Fresh 11 Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases in Nigeria: Now 81 in total

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 virus cases in Nigeria have now risen to 81. The novel Virus cases is rapidly spreading in Nigeriaan has since caught up with prominent personalities.   According to Nigerian Centre for Disease Control figures,  new 11 cases have been found last night and 8 of those cases are from Lagos, 2 From Enugu for the first time and 1 from Edo.   Since the breakout of the virus in Nigeria 1 person is dead and 3 were discharged   https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1243673114363527185?s=19
COVID-19: 5 new cases discovered in Nigeria

COVID-19: 5 new cases discovered in Nigeria

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Nigeria has announced the confirmation of 5 new cases, which makes a total of 70 cases in Nigeria. The five new cases were announced on friday on the tweeter handle of Nigeria center for disease control. Which were discovered in Abuja and Oyo state. The tweet reads, “As at 08:00 pm 27th March there are 70 cases of confirmed #COVID19 reported Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death,” the agency tweeted. “As at 8:00 pm 27th March, there are 70 confirmed cases, 3 discharge and 1 death.” But so far, Lagos still has the highest number of cases in Nigeria with 44, FCT(Abuja) 14, Ogun 3, Oyo 3, Bauchi 2 while Ekiti, Edo, Osun and Rivers have one case each.
COVID-19: Otedola donates N1 billion to battle COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Otedola donates N1 billion to battle COVID-19 pandemic

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Femi Otedola the Nigerian born billionaire, has volunteered to donate N1 Billion to battle the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. This he posted on his tweeter account saying "I will be contributing N1 billion towards the eradication of COVID-19 across Nigeria” According to NCDC, Nigeria now 65 cases of the COVID-19 virus. Otedola said the fight to control and eradicate the COVID-19 “is in our hands. A few of us have decided to pool resources to support the government’s effort in building the needed capacity to flatten the curve. Stay Home and Stay Safe.”
COVID-19: Somali football legend dies to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Somali football legend dies to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The African football legend Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah has died a victim to the COVID-19 virus. The Somalian was reported dead by the Somali football federation. He passed away at the north west London hospital on Tuesday 24 March, 2020. The 59 years old was tested positive for the COVID-19 virus last week. The Somali football federation president, Abdiqani Said Arab, however,sympathised with the bereaved family on the demise of Farah, who was an advisor to the Minister of Youth and Sport.
Video: IGP ordered disciplinary action to be taken against police officers that destroyed trader’s stock in Lagos

Video: IGP ordered disciplinary action to be taken against police officers that destroyed trader’s stock in Lagos

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A video of police personnel destroying bottles and other stocks in a shop surfaces online and has since gone viral.   Many Twitter users condemned the act which got the Inspector general of police,  Muhammad Adamu to react swiftly to the situation.   According to the Nigerian police force twitter handle, The IGP condemned the unprofessionalism exhibited by the police and has ordered the Lagos commissioner of police to investigate and take disciplinary action against the officers involved.   https://twitter.com/PoliceNG/status/1243490275147812864?s=19
British prime minister tested positive for Coronavirus/COVID-19

British prime minister tested positive for Coronavirus/COVID-19

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British prime minister, Boris Johnson has said that he tested positive for Coronavirus/COVID-19.   He said that he developed mild symptoms in the last 24 hours and the test carried out on him returned positive.   He said via his twitter handle, he added that he had now isolated himself and will continue to lead government via video conference   https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1243496858095411200?s=19
Fidelity bank staff tested positive for COVID-19

Fidelity bank staff tested positive for COVID-19

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Fidelity bank staff has tested positive for CoronaVirus. This was in a statement signed by the the bank’s divisional head for brand and communications, Charles Aigbe, on Tuesday. Mr aigbe has said that the staff has been placed on 14days isolation already.   Mr Aigbe said "Fidelity Bank has confirmed that one of its staff has tested positive for coronavirus.This was contained in a statement signed by the bank’s divisional head for brand and communications, Charles Aigbe, on Tuesday.   "According to Aigbe, the staff had returned from vacation in the UK and was placed under mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.   “Fidelity Bank mandates staff or immediate family member(s) who travel out of the country to self-isolate for two weeks and obtain medical clearance
COVID-19: Senate President urges FG to provide for the poor

COVID-19: Senate President urges FG to provide for the poor

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The Nigerian Senate president Ahmad Lawan, has called on the federal government to provide relief for the poor and lower class Nigerian citizens. He urges them to come up with reasonable means to provide for the striving nigerians in need of help. As their daily means of livelihood is in jeopardy because of the restrictions on movement as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has warned that Nigerians will in fact invite trouble if they fail to provide for the poor, as they are most vulnerable in times like this because they need to go to the market everyday before they can get something to eat. The Senate has however assured that all its relevant Committees on Appropriations, Finance and National Planning will oversight the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on the strict applicati...