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COVID-19: Mohammed prays for El-Rufai as ministry activates LGs’ health desks

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar  COVID-19: Mohammed prays for El-Rufai as ministry activates LGs’ health desks IMG 20191210 WA0003

Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has sent his solidarity and words of empathy to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor, who was on Saturday, March 28, 2020 confirmed to have tested positive to coronavirus. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Dr. Abubakar, in a tweet on Saturday, wished Gov. El-Rufai a speedy and full recovery from the ...

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CSDeveNet donates handwashing facility amid coronavirus concerns

CSDevNet  CSDeveNet donates handwashing facility amid coronavirus concerns CSDevNet

In collaboration with WelfareAid Initiatives, Nigerian Civil Society Framework for Paris Agreement and SDGS (NCSFPAS) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) is providing solutions and leading the way by creating awareness on the COVID-19 and donating handwashing facilities across Nigeria. CSDeveNet officials with the paramount ruler of Anyigba, Dekina LGA of ...

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COVID-19 and cancer: Nigeria’s unique quadruple jeopardy

Dr. Osagie Ehanire  COVID-19 and cancer: Nigeria’s unique quadruple jeopardy Osagie Ehanire

The Covid-19 pandemic has created several tragi-comic double jeopardies which are peculiar to Nigeria – the politician or elite who previously felt too “big” to attend local hospitals, but is now forced to either eat humble pie or die; the doctor whose job puts him at the greatest risk of contracting the virus and so cannot enjoy an “I told ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases reach 81, Davido’s fiancé positive

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu  Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases reach 81, Davido’s fiancé positive Chikwe Ihekweazu

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria have reached 81 with the Lagos, Enugu and Edo States recording eight and two and one new cases respectively on Friday, March 27, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC Nigeria has seen a steady rise in the number of cases this week. “As at 11:55 ...

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Belgium confirms case of COVID-19 transmission from human to cat

Cat  Belgium confirms case of COVID-19 transmission from human to cat Cat

Laboratory staff in Belgium have confirmed a case of COVID-19 transmission from human to animal, after a man who contracted the disease  infected his pet cat, an official said. A cat Emmanuel Andre, a representative of the country’s coronavirus reference laboratory based in the city of Leuven, confirmed on Friday, March 27, 2020. “Our colleagues from the veterinary faculty in ...

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Coronavirus: Top UN officials seek global support for poor countries

António Guterres  Coronavirus: Top UN officials seek global support for poor countries guterres e1499447306306

In a joint remote briefing to member states on Friday, March 27, 2020, top officials of the United Nations solicited global assistance for poor countries to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. Photo credit: UN Photo/ Kim Haughton The briefing was led by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who was joined by three other ...

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Less pollution over big European cities amid coronavirus restrictions

air Pollution  Less pollution over big European cities amid coronavirus restrictions Pollution

Quarantine measures introduced in Europe to contain the spread of the new coronavirus appears to have reduced pollution in some of its major cities. Vehicular traffic is a major source of air pollution in Germany The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday, March 27, 2020 based on images captured by one of its satellites. “The new images clearly illustrate a ...

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41 countries in Africa report COVID-19 cases, confirmed 2,234 cases – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti  41 countries in Africa report COVID-19 cases, confirmed 2,234 cases – WHO Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are now 2,234 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 41 African countries. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, head of WHO Regional Office for Africa The UN health agency disclosed this in its regional official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Friday, March 27, 2020. The agency said: “There are 2,234 ...

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COVID-19 cases may reach 39,000 in Lagos, if… – Commissioner

Prof. Akin Abayomi  COVID-19 cases may reach 39,000 in Lagos, if… – Commissioner IMG 20200114 115831

The Lagos State Government has projected that the numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state might reach 39,000, if good social distancing was not adhered to by the public. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, made this known while giving the state’s analysis of the COVID-19 update on Friday, March ...

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How private sector can advance the SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals  How private sector can advance the SDGs SDGs e1511463170306

The public and private sectors must work together to advance global sustainable development. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) However, until recently, one challenge in coordinating joint action was the lack of a shared reference point on key sustainable development priorities. This reference point has now been provided through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the accompanying Sustainable Development ...

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