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Mass deaths ‘not COVID-19-related’, says Kano

Muhammad Garba

The Kano State Government has acknowledged and decried the rising death rates in the state capital but declared that none was caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Malam Muhammad Garba, Kano State Commissioner of Information Malam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner of Information, gave the clarifications in a statement in Kano, the state capital, on Sunday, April 26, 2020. “The state ...

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Earth Day: Time to decisively protect planet from coronavirus, climate disruption – CSDevNet

Coronavirus

Dr. Ibrahim Choji, Chair, Board of Trustees, Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), in a message to observe the 2020 Earth Day says that its time to rethink Nigeria’s engagement with Mother Earth Coronavirus This year’s International Earth Day comes at a time all our attention is on the COVID-19 pandemic which is proving to be the biggest test the ...

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AGRA invests $2.5m to support smallholders farmers in developing countries

Farming

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has invested its second tranche of $2.5 million to boost the share capital of the Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund). Smallholder farmers In northern Nigeria The ABC Fund is an innovative initiative by AGRA, the European Commission through its EU-ACP agreement, the Luxemburg Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ...

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Earth Day: Covid-19 gives the world opportunity to rethink lifestyle – Onoja

Dr Onoja Joseph

Dr. Joseph Onoja, Director Of Technical Programmes, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), during a tweet chat held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 to commemorate the year’s Earth Day, addressed varying issues related to the environment and health, including the current Covid-19 pandemic Dr Onoja Joseph of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) What are the major causes of air pollution in ...

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COVID-19 lockdown: Virtual meeting to the rescue

Follow The Money virtual

Globally, the COVID-19 lockdown, with the attendant emphasis on social/physical distancing, has derailed the normal web of human activities and interactions. A virtual press conference held recently by Follow The Money Convergences, meetings, worships, transportation, industries, trading and businesses and sports, among others, have been cancelled, shut down, suspended or scaled down. As the innovative and tech-driven world is striving ...

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British PM to return to work on Monday as COVID-19 deaths pass 20,000

Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work on Monday, April 27, 2020 after recovering from the novel coronavirus, a government spokesperson confirmed to dpa. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali He has been recuperating at Chequers, the prime minister’s residence outside London, after he was released from hospital on April 12. Johnson spent a ...

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Fear grips Kano metropolis residents as more deaths occur

Abdullahi Ganduje

Fear has enveloped residents of Kano metropolis as more people continue to succumb to a strange illness that has hit some parts of the city. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Scores of people, including elites and prominent sons of the state, have been lost to the yet-to-be identified disease, with Dala, Fagge, Tarauni, Nasarawa, Gwale and Kano Municipal worst ...

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COVID-19 cases in Africa hit 30,000 – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo says the number of COVID-19 cases on the continent has increased to over 30,000. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Sunday, April 26, 2020. “Over 30,000 COVID-19 cases reported on the African ...

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COVID-19: NESREA educates stakeholders on proper handling of medical waste

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has sensitised stakeholders in environment and health sectors on guidelines for proper handling of infectious waste and used chemicals within the context of COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Mr Babatunde Adigun, the State Coordinator of NESREA Kogi State Field Office, while addressing participants on Sunday, April 26, 2020 ...

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Nigeria records 114 new Covid-19 cases, as total infections reach 1,095

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded 114 new cases of the coronavirus, a development which has taken the number of active cases of the virus to 855, and the total number of infections recorded so far to 1,095 as of Friday, April 24, 2020. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The centre, which disclosed this ...

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