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Anambra Assembly Shut, Members In Isolation As Many Test COVID-19 Positive

Anambra State House of Assembly, Southeast Nigeria, has suspended legislate activities for one month and the members asked to go into isolation after many tested positive for COVID-19. The development followed the compulsory COVID-19 test which the lawmakers took on Thursday. The Speaker, Mr Uche Okafor, who announced the decision to shut the assembly at …

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Nigerian Govt Directs Schools To Stop Requesting COVID -19 Test From Students

The Nigerian Government on Monday directed schools across the country to stop requesting for COVID-19 test results from returning students as a requirement for resumption. Schools in Nigeria are resuming for the first term of the 2020/2021 academic year as the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the country. The government in a statement by …

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Doctors Embark On Nationwide Strike Over #COVID19 Concerns

The strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which began on Monday is putting  pressure on private hospitals and families in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where the local branch of the union commenced action five days earlier. Investigations by HumAngle showed that while private hospitals continue to receive more patients from public …

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Scepticism, Lack Of Awareness Expose IDPs In Borno To COVID-19

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are particularly more vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic than many other groups, considering how they are cramped in camps with poor health facilities. The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that social distancing should be practised to minimise contacts that may lead to infecting others with the coronavirus. However, for a large …

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How #COVID19 Pandemic Affected Businesses And Industries In Kano

The Coronavirus crisis has affected most businesses and industries in Kano State, the centre of commerce now has become a centre of survival of the fittest for both businessmen and their customers. A survey taken by HumAngle in Kano state has found that businesses and industries have suffered neglect by the Kano state government, in …

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Chibok Grapples With Infrastructural Deficit, Terrorist Attacks Amid Pandemic

Over six years after Chibok in Borno State was hit by one of the worst cases of terrorist abduction in recent Nigerian history, the town has still not recovered as it grapples with the twin evil of occasional terrorist attacks and insufficient basic amenities. In April 2014, members of the terror group, Boko Haram, had …

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COVID-19: Kano State Government Cancels Eid El-Kabir Durbar

The Kano State government on Wednesday announced the cancellation of Eid el-Kabir durbar, the biggest annual cultural show in the state, in an effort to check further spread of the novel coronavirus infection among the populace. The festival attracts large crowds, including foreigners. The 2020 event would have been the first to be led by, …

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COVID-19: Imo State Government Says Private Schools Will Pay For Fumigation Of Their Environments

Preparatory to the reopening of schools for children in transition classes, the Imo State Government, Southeast Nigeria, says private schools will pay for the fumigation of their premises to ensure the safety of pupils and teachers. The Commissioner for Education, Prof. B.T.O. Ikegwuoha, made the plan known in Owerri when he addressed newsmen on preparations …

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COVID-19: 46 Million Nigerian Children Affected By School Closure, 4.2 Million From Insurgency Hotspots

The closure of schools due to the effects COVID-19 pandemic will affect at least 46 million students across Nigeria. About 4.2 million students are from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, where a concentration of most vulnerable children have been affected by the decade-long insurgency. The schools’ closure, which was approved by the Federal Ministry of Education …

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