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Experts warn African continent not to wait before the first case of Coronavirus is confirmed

Africa is one of only two continents with no confirmed cases of coronavirus however experts have warned that it may not be long before the first case is confirmed, given its increasingly close ties to China. At least 565 people have died with more than 28,000 confirmed cases around the world, most of them in…

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President Buhari: I will not interfere in Ganduje/Sanusi feud

President Muhammadu Buhari explained why he would not interfere in the dispute between the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.  Buhari made this known when he received Gnaduje and newly elected legislators of APC from Kano state. He said the separation of powers between the…

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Coronavirus affects trade between China and Nigeria

The outbreak of coronavirus in China has adversely affected trade between the country and Nigeria. Recent data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that the value of Nigeria’s total trade stood at N9.19 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, being exports worth N5.29 trillion and imports worth N3.89 trillion. However, the recent…

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Anger erupts in China as coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies

The death of a Chinese doctor who tried to warn about the coronavirus outbreak has sparked widespread public anger and grief in China. Li Wenliang died after contracting the virus while treating patients in Wuhan. Last December he sent a message to fellow medics warning of a virus he thought looked like Sars – another…

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CJN challenges governors to respect constitution

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, challenged governors to respect the constitutional provision of the independence of the judiciary by ensuring its financial autonomy. He said the only way government could reposition the country’s judicial system was to ensure its full autonomy, saying anything short of that would be abuse of rule…

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Federal government assures provision of PHC to operate 24hr service

Minister for Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire said the federal government has guaranteed the provision of the Primary Healthcare Centres to operate twenty four hours full service. The minister stated this in Abuja when he declared open a two-day meeting with commissioners for health from the 36 states of the federation organised by the Health Department…

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Health officials in Ghana investigating two suspected cases of coronavirus

Health officials in Ghana are investigating two suspected cases of coronavirus in the capital, Accra. The suspected cases involve two men, a Chinese national and an Argentinian national, who live together, but travelled on different dates from China. They reported themselves to the emergency unit of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday after being turned…

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