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South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus

South Africa reports first two coronavirus deaths as lockdown begins

South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus on Friday as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark just hours after a three-week nationwide lockdown swung into action. “This morning we wake South Africans up [...]

March 27, 2020 Africa
Olopade tests positive

COVID-19: Olopade tests positive, becomes first case in Nigerian sports

Former Ogun State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Bukola Olopade, has confirmed testing positive to the coronavirus, The PUNCH reports. He becomes the first sports personality to contract the virus in Nigeria. Olopade, who had earlier announced in a video [...]

March 27, 2020 Health issues
evacuate British nationals wishing to leave Nigeria

COVID-19: UK considers options to evacuate citizens in Nigeria

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, has disclosed that the mission was exploring flight options to evacuate British nationals wishing to leave Nigeria. She said the decision was informed by “the rapidly changing situation in the region and [...]

March 27, 2020 International
Dangote plan N120bn COVID-19 fund

CBN, Dangote plan N120bn COVID-19 fund, Elumelu, Rabiu donate N6bn

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the private sector, led by Aliko Dangote Foundation and Access Bank, have set up a coalition aimed at raising N120bn towards the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr [...]

March 27, 2020 Economy
Zamfara governorship election

Supreme Court dismisses APC application, affirms Matawalle as Zamfara gov

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application of the All Progressives Congress seeking to review the judgement on Zamfara governorship election. The apex court said the application was a gross abuse of court, frivolous and grossly vexatious. It awarded N2 [...]

March 27, 2020 Government and politics