US panics as India bans the export of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine touted by Trump as a game changer

INDIA has joined the list of nations placing restrictions on the export of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals by banning all exports of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine which President Donald Trump recently touted as a possible cure for coronavirus.



Ondo State responds to first coronavirus case with the establishment of Covid response fund committee

ONDO State has reacted to the emergence of its first case of Covid-19 with the establishment of a six-man Ondo State Coronavirus Response Fund in which Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's son serves as the secretary.



Muric lashes out at Christian Rights Agenda for saying Muslims are doing nothing about Covid-19

MUSLIM  Rights Concern (Muric) has lashed out at rival body Christian Rights Agenda (CRA) for criticising Islamic organisations in Nigeria for not doing enough to assist the population in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.



UN praises Nigeria's response to coronavirus as it donates €80,000 through the IAEA

UNITED Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has commended Nigeria's for the way the country has reacted to the coronavirus pandemic saying she is one developing nation that has shown a remarkable capacity to respond to the crisis.



18-man team of Chinese medical experts to arrive in Nigeria over the weekend to assist with Covid-19 fight

CHINA is sending an 18-man team of medical experts to Nigeria over the next few days to assist the health authorities with their fight against the coronavirus pandemic as fears grow that the virus may spread further over the coming weeks.



Innoson Motors asks CBN for $10.5m loan so it can convert its plant into one that makes ventilators

AUTOMOBILE assembly company Innoson Motors has asked the Nigerian government to offer it a N4bn ($10.5m) loan to enable it convert its Nnewi car plant into one that can manufacture ventilators so it can contribute towards the fight against coronavirus.



Nigeria needs to outsource the distribution of essential items to the country’s two most successful food distributors - The APC and the PDP

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Over the last week we have all seen the mayhem this lockdown is causing in parts of Nigeria as people are complaining about not having supplies of basic food items to deal with the situation

(2) In Lagos in particular, people are getting quite restless saying they cannot afford to go for 14 days without food. They blame the government for not backing up the lockdown with the appropriate distribution of food items


Police seal Agege mosque after worshipers attack task force team for asking them to disperse

LAGOS State government health officials have sealed off the Agege Central Mosque after it persistently violated the ban on gatherings of more than 25 people and its worshippers resorted to attacking enforcement officers who asked them to disperse.



Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi begins distributing essential food items to Lagosians

LEICESTER City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has begun distributing essential food items to less privileged families in Lagos as part of his contribution to assisting those in need during the current coronavirus lockdown.




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