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Coronavirus: Kano Government Orders Closure Of Land Borders

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Kano Government Orders Closure Of Land Borders

Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has announced that land borders and routes linking the state to other parts of the country will be closed by midnight tonight in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus. Movements in and out of the state would be banned.

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The governor said the decision was hard but absolutely necessary in order to curtail the spread of the virus.

He urged people to cooperate with health workers to ensure the state and the country is safe.

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Ganduje further said people should adhere to social distancing and stay at home as advised by health workers.

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FG Further Reduces Pump Price Of Petrol To N123.50 Per Litre

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FG Further Reduces Pump Price Of Petrol To N123.50 Per Litre

Nigerians will feel some relief in their fuel expenses as the federal government has announced a further reduction in the pump price of petrol.  It was only two weeks ago the government reduced the price to a hundred twenty-five per liter.  Today, the price goes down to a hundred twenty-three naira fifty kobo per liter, a further one and a half naira reduction.

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Executive secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, Abdulkadir Saidu said PPPRA and other regulatory agencies will continue to monitor compliance.

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FG Says 11 Million Nigerians Will Get Palliatives Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

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FG Says 11 Million Nigerians Will Get Palliatives Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

As the cases grow in number, and with the likelihood of many more states going on lockdown, the federal government is looking for ways to help Nigerians in terms of support to get through this season of trouble.

To that end, president Muhammadu Buhari says 11 million Nigerians will get some relief from the government to help them through the harsh effects of coronavirus.

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Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouk said the government already had details of those considered vulnerable in 35 states.  She was speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at the daily media briefing by the presidential task force on covid-19. She said that number translates to two and a half million households across the country.  She said displaced persons in the

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Northeast have already received two months rations of relief materials.

NCDC director-general, Dr. Chike ihekweazu said the agency now has the capacity to test up to a thousand persons.  He expressed optimism the agency would be able to test as many as fifteen hundred next week.  He also said Nigeria would continue to develop more capacity to test for covid-19.

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

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Breaking: NCDC Confirms 12 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has on Wednesday announced that 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country.

The health agency said in a tweet “twelve new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

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This brings to 151 the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country with two deaths and nine have been discharged.

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