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NIGERIA

61,930

Total Cases

1,129

Total Deaths

57,285

Total Recovered

3,516

Total Active Cases

0

New Deaths

0

New Cases


via guardian.ng10/25/2020

Virtual sessions stay after COVID-19 – ECOWAS Court - Guardian

The ECOWAS Court of Justice says it is not going back on holding virtual sessions, judgments and court processes, especially in view of its affordability to the common citizens of the community. President of the Court Justice Edward Asante said that the virtual processes introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic had proved to be the […]

via guardian.ng10/24/2020

Why we didn't distribute looted COVID-19 palliatives, Osun food committee - Guardian

The Osun Food and Relief Committee on COVID-19 on Friday said the looted items at a warehouse in Ede town were not hoarded, but rather kept for flag-off of official distribution. Alhaji Bayo Jimoh, Secretary to the committee, in a statement in Osogbo, said that the looted items were donated to the committee as palliatives […]

via news-medical.net10/23/2020

Nigeria safely relaunches accelerated yellow fever vaccination campaigns - News-Medical.Net

While combatting multiple public health challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Nigeria, with support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will safely relaunch an accelerated series of mass preventive vaccination campaigns to protect Nigerians against yellow fever (YF).

via rescue.org10/22/2020

As COVID-19 increases global food insecurity, less children are receiving nutrition support across conflict-affected states - International Rescue Committee

A new analysis by the International Rescue Committee finds that the number of children receiving treatment for malnutrition has decreased across conflict-affected countries, despite increasing food insecurity reported globally, indicating that life-saving treatments have been less accessible to families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of patients seeking care for


via gzeromedia10/20/2020

The Graphic Truth: How free is the internet? - GZERO Media

The coronavirus pandemic has made the internet less free. As virtually all human activities have gone online to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Freedom House warns that political leaders are using the pandemic to suppress access to information under the guise of combating misinformation, to justify ...

via communityadvocate10/20/2020

World Polio Day and the fight against COVID - Community Advocate

On August 25 of this year, the World Health Organization announced that Polio had been eradicated in Africa, following its elimination from the last country on the continent, Nigeria. Polio now exists only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A generation ago, it was paralyzing 75,000 children a year in Africa alone. Although there is still much work to be done, this year we recognize this milestone on Oct. 24, World Polio Day.

via agriculture10/20/2020

Nigeria's battered farmers to get $20 million to aid crop output - Successful Farming

By Abraham Achirga and Libby GeorgeBAKIN KOGI/LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Mary Daniel, a slight woman in her 40s, weeds by hand a field dotted with trees and scraggly sesame plants.A widow with seven children, she is among the 70% of all Nigerians employed in agriculture. She has grown sesame, maize and cassava her whole life, but coronavirus lockdowns forced her to abandon her three hectares."We stayed at home, and everything came to a standstill," she said, speaking in her village of Bakin Kogi in Nasarawa state, east of the capital Abuja.

via menafn10/25/2020

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Updated Guidelines for Phase III of the Eased Lockdown - MENAFN.COM

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 24, 2020/APO Group/ --

Guidelines for the phase III of the eased lockdown has been updated

Please Take Responsibility to stay safe & protect yourself & loved ones from COVID-19

Adhering to guidelines for public spaces

Reopening of NYSC camps, schools & contact sports

via guardian.ng10/24/2020

Hoodlums loot Cross River COVID-19 palliative warehouse - Guardian

Hoodlums under the guise of the ongoing #EndSARS protest on Friday looted Cross River COVID-19 palliative warehouse at Bishop Moinagh Street, State Housing Authority in Calabar. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the hoodlums were seen in their numbers carting away bags of rice, noodles, salt and gallons of vegetable oil. […]


via menafn10/22/2020

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Discussion on ways to prevent COVID-19 spread in communities - MENAFN.COM

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), October 21, 2020/APO Group/ --

Traditional and religious leaders in Kano, Nigeria, meet with partners to discuss ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. With support from DFID, key stakeholders are engaged and take ownership of the response.

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via who.int10/23/2020

Steroids boost survival of preterm babies in low-resource settings, new study finds - World Health Organization

The results of a new clinical trial, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that dexamethasone—a glucocorticoid used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe COVID-19— can boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth in low-resource settings.

via insidernj10/22/2020

Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa Issue Joint Statement on Police Brutality in Nigeria - InsiderNJ

Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa Issue Joint Statement on Police Brutality in Nigeria Senator Booker leads the subcommittee in issuing a joint statement Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Kaine (D-VA,) Chris Coons (D-DE) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and[...]

via pri.org10/21/2020

545 migrant children still separated from families; Nigerian protesters break curfew; Nagorno-Karabakh beset by coronavirus - The World

Immigration lawyers representing families that were separated upon entering the US at the southern border say 545 children remain completely cut off from their parents, protesters in Nigeria’s biggest city appeared to break an around-the-clock curfew amid widespread chaos, and with fresh clashes continuing in Nagorno-Karabakh, the coronavirus is spreading unchecked.

via gzeromedia10/20/2020

Thailand's monarchy, Nigeria protests, Bolivia's new president & COVID latest - GZERO Media

Watch Ian Bremmer discuss the World In (more than) 60 Seconds:With Thailand's anti-government movement growing, is the monarchy in danger? What is happening in Nigeria? Bolivia,elected a new president. Who is Luis Arce, and how will he leave the country? Final question, what is the global COVID update?

via localnews810/20/2020

24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos amid anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria - LocalNews8.com

The governor of Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos imposed a state-wide curfew and deployed riot police on Tuesday in response to growing protests over police brutality in the country. “Dear Lagosians, I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our

via abc17news10/20/2020

24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos amid anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria - ABC17News.com

The governor of Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos imposed a state-wide curfew and deployed riot police on Tuesday in response to growing protests over police brutality in the country. “Dear Lagosians, I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our