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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Coronavirus Case Hit 174

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Coronavirus Case Hit 174

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Wednesday confirmed 23 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Coronavirus Case Hit 174

In a tweet via its handle posted on Wednesday evening, the agency gave a breakdown as nine in Lagos, seven in the federal capital territory (FCT), five in Akwa Ibom, one in Kaduna and one in Bauchi.

It said;

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

As at 08:00 pm 1st April there are 174 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.

As at 08:00 pm 1st April, there are 174 confirmed cases, 9 discharged, 2 deaths.
Buhari Approves Release Of 70,000 Tonnes Of Grains For The Poor

Buhari Approves Release Of 70,000 Tonnes Of Grains For The Poor

70,000 tonnes of grains are to be released and distributed to the poor and vulnerable amid the coronavirus lockdown, in Nigeria.

Buhari Approves Release Of 70,000 Tonnes Of Grains For The Poor

The release of the grains was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari from the national strategic grain reserves.

The development was made known by the presidency in a tweet on Wednesday, saying the grains are for persons in states that have recorded cases of coronavirus and for people whose livelihoods will be affected by the lockdown.

The tweet read;

President @MBuhari has approved the release of 70,000 Metric Tonnes of Grains from Nigeria’s National Strategic Grain Reserves, for distribution to poor and vulnerable persons in frontline #COVID19 States, as well as persons whose livelihoods will be affected by the Lockdowns.

See tweet;


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8-year-old Writes Buhari, Donates N2,350 To Fight COVID-19

8-year-old Writes Buhari, Donates N2,350 To Fight COVID-19

An 8-year-old girl from Delta state, identified as Vera Akpan, has donated all she has in her piggy bank to FG to battle the spread of coronavirus.

8-year-old Writes Buhari, Donates N2,350 To Fight COVID-19

Vera, however wrote President Buhari Muhammadu a letter, requesting for how to donate her saving of N2,350 to the country.

According to her, her reason for the donation was the country’s need for the money and is vital to fight the pandemic.

She explained in her letter that;

I’m not from a rich home but God kept us going. I have a savings box, where I presently have N2350 I wanted to donate to an orphanage home in Warri, Delta state. But, the need of the country is vital to me. The money is very little, but please accept it from me as a child.

She added that despite being out of school due to the lockdown which has interrupted her academic, but understands that it is for a good course.

She added;

The lockdown of schools due to the corona pandemic has interrupted our academics, but it is for a good course.
PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

The Federal Government has commenced payment of N20, 000 each to five thousand beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of Humanitarian affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq at Kwali Area Council in the FCT.

According to the minister, the payment was in line with the directives by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

It can be recalled that, Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Monday, announced the payment as a measure to cushion the effect of the lockdown of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT on the poor and vulnerable households.
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She said;

As we know, the CCT is for poor and vulnerable households in the country.

Beneficiaries are entitled to N5, 000 every month; however, the payment of N20, 000 now to each beneficiary is for four mouths.

It is going to happen all over the country, but we are starting with FCT, Lagos and Ogun. These are the frontline states. Other states will follow.

With the current pandemic and circumstances on ground, this amount will go a long way to support the families in their daily lives.

Today, we are giving out N20, 000 each to about 190 beneficiaries in Kwali Area Councils. The total beneficiaries in FCT are 5, 000

The minister further said that the beneficiaries were chosen without any form of bias, adding that political party affiliation was never a criterion for selection of beneficiaries.

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PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

PHOTOS: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 To Poor Nigerians In Abuja

Over 50 Vaccine Trials Ongoing For COVID-19 - WHO

Over 50 Vaccine Trials Ongoing For COVID-19 - WHO

All eyes have turned to the prospect of a coronavirus vaccine, as countries of the world hope that only vaccine can prevent people from getting sick.

Over 50 Vaccine Trials Ongoing For COVID-19 - WHO

However, revealing efforts across the world, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says there are more than 50 trials for a vaccine on COVID-19.

The country officer for WHO in Nigeria, Fiona Braka, while appearing on a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday said there is also a multi-country trial for a drug for the virus.

According to reports, about 35 companies and academic institutions are racing to create coronavirus vaccine, at least four of which already have candidates they have been testing in animals.
We Have Enough Fuel That Will Last For 60-days - NNPC

We Have Enough Fuel That Will Last For 60-days - NNPC

The group managing director of Nigerian National petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians not to engage in panic buying of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, as the country has adequate stock of the products to last for over 60-days.

We Have Enough Fuel That Will Last For 60-days - NNPC

While giving the assurance in Abuja, Kyari assured that the NNPC had the support of all stakeholders to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products in the country.

He said;

There is absolutely no scarcity anywhere; our supply is robust, we have fuel that will last this country even for 60-days if assuming we do not import any.

Of course people because of the pandemic, stay at home, may try to conserve fuel, there is no need to do this.

Maintain your normal life, we have secured all assurances that trucks will be moving freely across the country throughout this period of difficulty and supply will be sustained.
However, he appealed to Nigerians no to flood fuel stations as there was no need for that.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Any Coronavirus Patient That Come In Contact With Me Will Be Healed - Prophetess

Any Coronavirus Patient That Come In Contact With Me Will Be Healed - Prophetess

A prophetess, identified as Mrs. Sun Okoye, has claimed she has discovered drugs capable of curing the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus disease ravaging the world.

Any Coronavirus Patient That Come In Contact With Me Will Be Healed - Prophetess

The Enugu-born prophetess, said she was ready for invitation from the federal and state governments to confirm the authenticity and efficacy of her claims and to make the drugs available.

She made this known on Tuesday in Awka, where she maintained that the solution came as a result of spiritual revelation from God but said she would not reveal the secret of the discovery.

According to her, the revelation of the incurable disease came to her last year.

She insist that she needed not to test it on a patient before establishing the efficacy of the liquid medication.

She further predicted another fire disaster would befall Onitsha, the commercial hub of the state, stressing the need to avert it.

She said;

Let the governments call me to know the content of my secret power used in curing it. You can take me to any coronavirus patient and if they come in contact with me, they will be healed.

I cannot be contaminated by the disease. God has given me the secret that brought the power of corona virus on earth. God is the creator of our lives and not science.

God is the maker of everyone and has the sole power
Do Not Wear Masks If You Are Not Sick Or Not Caring For Someone Who Is Sick - WHO Warns

Do Not Wear Masks If You Are Not Sick Or Not Caring For Someone Who Is Sick - WHO Warns

World Health Organization officials Monday said they still recommend people not wear face masks unless they are sick with Covid-19 or caring for someone who is sick.

Do Not Wear Masks If You Are Not Sick Or Not Caring For Someone Who Is Sick - WHO Warns

According to the WHO, unnecessary or bad usage of masks can even help in spreading the virus, rather than contain it.

Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO health emergencies program, said at a media briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday;

There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit. In fact, there's some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly.

There also is the issue that we have a massive global shortage.

Right now the people most at risk from this virus are frontline health workers who are exposed to the virus every second of every day. The thought of them not having masks is horrific

An infectious disease epidemiologist with the WHO, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, also said it is important "we prioritize the use of masks for those who need it most,"

She said;

In the community, we do not recommend the use of wearing masks unless you yourself are sick and as a measure to prevent onward spread from you if you are ill.

The masks that we recommend are for people who are at home and who are sick and for those individuals who are caring for those people who are home that are sick.

Reps Donate 2 Months Salary To Fight Coronavirus

Reps Donate 2 Months Salary To Fight Coronavirus

As part of measures to fund the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria, members of the House of Representatives will be donating their two months salary to help fight coronavirus in the country.

Reps Donate 2 Months Salary To Fight Coronavirus

The development was announced by the speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a video message today, 31 march 2020.

While making the announcement, he maintained that, he had directed the clerk of the National Assembly to see that all members’ salaries for two months are transferred to the National Relief Fund.

Excerpts from the video read;

We have in the House of Representatives jointly committed to contributing one hundred percent (100%) of our salaries for the next two months to the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Our contribution will support provisions for the welfare of frontline medical professionals and health workers, and other interventions to provide for the wellbeing of all Nigerians through these trying times.

Accordingly, I have directed the Clerk to the National Assembly to see to it that all members’ salaries are transferred to the National Relief Fund for this month and the next.

This is independent of ongoing individual efforts by members to alleviate the suffering brought on by this virus and to improve the living conditions of citizens in their various constituencies.

The House also calls on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as part of its Policy Measures in Response to the COVID-19 outbreak, to immediately direct cash grants to the seven hundred and seventy-four (774) Local Government Area administrations in the country to provide food and other essentials to at-risk individuals and communities.

This crisis has exposed in the worst possible way the evident weaknesses of our health system. After this is over and moving forward, we must do everything in our power to ensure that we will never again come upon a moment such as this, as ill-equipped as we are now.

The transmission of this disease at a scale for which our systems are not prepared is our biggest present threat. We alleviate that threat by self-isolating. The bad news about this disease is that everyone is a potential victim, but the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.

Keep in mind that if we do not rigorously follow these self-isolation guidelines, all our other efforts will at the end of the day come to nothing. Let this be for all of us, a time for introspection and prayer, a time to commune with God. Let us spend time with our children. Study, write, meditate and exercise. Do whatever you must to get through this period but do it at home.

We are at war and our mission is first to survive, and then to overcome. These objectives require that we act in unison and remain lesser-focused on the challenge at hand. I ask all of you to continue to take care of yourselves. Follow the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Do not disseminate information of uncertain provenance.

Do not panic but make sure that those around you understand the risks of this disease and the challenges we face and must overcome together. If we do all that we are called to do at this time, it won’t be long now before we can with joy and thanksgiving together declare mission accomplished.
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Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hits 131

Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hits 131

New confirmed cases of coronavirus has hit 131 in Nigeria after recording 20 new cases in the country.

Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hits 131

This was announced on Monday evening by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet.

The new cases are spread across Lagos, Kaduna, Oyo and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The tweet read;

Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.

So far, Lagos state has 81, FCT has 25 and Oyo has eight cases.

Ogun and Kaduna states have three cases each, while Edo, Osun, Enugu, and Bauchi states have two cases each.

Ekiti, Rivers and Benue states have recorded one case each.

This is coming after Nigeria had earlier recorded its second death from the disease.