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With 20 new reports and four deaths, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases now 210

Dr. Osagie Ehanire  With 20 new reports and four deaths, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases now 210 Osagie Ehanire

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases on Friday, April 3, 2020 hit 210 confirmed cases after the nation’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 20 fresh confirmed cases and two new deaths on Friday night. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Lagos recorded 11, the FCT Abuja – three, Edo – three, Osun – two, while Ondo State got one, its first confirmed case. ...

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Inside the fight to save the Niger Delta red colobus

Niger Delta red colobus  Inside the fight to save the Niger Delta red colobus Niger Delta red colobus

It’s sunset in the small Niger Delta village of Apoi. The town crier’s bell rings out over tilted electricity poles and small bungalows. “The epiene people are here again to meet with you and talk about our plans for the animal!” he calls. Niger Delta red colobus The next morning, villagers exchange pleasantries as they settle into a hall prepared ...

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AfDB approves gender equality fund to empower African women

Women2030 coalition  AfDB approves gender equality fund to empower African women IMG 2486 1

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund (GETF) aimed at pushing forward gender equality and women’s empowerment across the continent. Members of the Women2030 Coalition in a group photograph. Photo credit: John Baaki Funded by donors, the GETF will support the delivery and scale-up of the bank’s Affirmative ...

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COVID-19: Acting against illegal wildlife trade in Africa

Kenya wildlife sanctuary  COVID-19: Acting against illegal wildlife trade in Africa Kenya wildlife sanctuary

Globally and particularly in Africa, illegal wildlife trade continues to be a growing multi-billion-dollar business. Statistics indicate that illegal wildlife trade globally generates between $7- $23 billion annually. Additionally, it is estimated that one out of every four bird or mammal species globally is caught up in wildlife trade. A Kenya wildlife sanctuary In Africa, it involves trade and trafficking ...

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ICEED, EU equip Borno hospitals with solar power system

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Energy and environment solution organisation, the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), says it has successfully completed the installation of 5KVA solar systems in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno State, Nigeria. A group of trained solar technicians ICEED is involved in the implementation of the European Union (EU) funded “Support for Response, Recovery and Resilience in ...

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COVID-19: Nigerians urged to abide by stay-at-home directive

Dr Rufus Ebegba  COVID-19: Nigerians urged to abide by stay-at-home directive 67EA7B890DEB4AF7826D84A40839FBF9

The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has urged Nigerians to abide by the stay-at-home directive by the Federal Government in other to control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in the country. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Ebegba told journalists in Abuja on Friday, April 3, ...

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Guterres commends Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

António Guterres  Guterres commends Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 pandemic Ant  nio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has commended Nigeria’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. António Guterres. UN Secretary General Speaking during a virtual news briefing in New York on Thursday, April 2, 2020, Guterres singled out Nigeria as one of the developing countries that have “shown a remarkable capacity to respond’’. “I have to say this; some of these developing ...

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Prince Charles opens new coronavirus hospital by video link

Prince Charles  Prince Charles opens new coronavirus hospital by video link Prince Charles

Prince Charles on Friday, April 3, 2020 opened a new hospital designed to have up to 4,000 beds by video link, praising its rapid construction as an example of how people can achieve the unthinkable through human will. Prince Charles The National Health Service (NHS), Nightingale hospital, housed in a former exhibition centre in London, has an initial 500 beds ...

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms six new cases in Osun

Coronavirus  COVID-19: NCDC confirms six new cases in Osun Coronavirus 1

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, April 3, 2020 confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Osun State, increasing Nigeria’s confirmed cases to 190. An health official attend to a coronavirus patient NCDC through its verified Twitter account on Friday said that out of the 190 cases in the country, 20 had been discharged with two deaths ...

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Nigeria records 10 new COVID-19 cases in Abuja, Lagos

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu  Nigeria records 10 new COVID-19 cases in Abuja, Lagos Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 10 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The confirmed cases are three in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and seven  from Lagos State, making Nigeria’s confirmed cases 184. NCDC, through its verified Twitter account on Thursday, April 2, 2020, said ...

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