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Apr 24, 2020

Latest news in Nigeria today Friday

Latest news in Nigeria today Friday

Latest news in Nigeria this morning friday, 24 April 2020

1. The number of infected people in Nigeria is 981— NCDC

Nigeria's contagious epidemics department says 108 people have been infected in the past 24 hours in Nigeria, with an estimated 981 cases. The number of those killed in the country has risen to 31.

108 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported

2. The Chinese government has given Nigeria a grant to help fight coronavirus

China's government has given Nigeria 48 million (N48m) to help fight coronavirus infection. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Zhou Pingjian said this on Thursday when he transferred the money to a government commission created to fight coronavirus. Pingjian said the donation was to highlight the friendly relations between Nigeria and China. "China will tolerate their friends during difficult times," he said. "China's assistance is not meant to benefit, but to show love."

3. Buhari has been appointed leader in the fight against corona virus.


the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria as the leader in the fight against COVID19 in the region. He was elected on Thursday at a video conference under the chairmanship of Niger's President and President Mahamadou Issoufou, the presidency said on its Twitter account. Buhari will spearhead the development and implementation of all preventive measures in the 15-nation region, including Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Gambia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Others include Benin, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cape Verde, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. "In situations like this, there are opportunities," President Buhari said. "We must therefore look for the opportunities that this unfortunate situation will give us by implementing measures that, before now, will be difficult to take."

4. Aisha Buhari has donated medical equipment to the federal government

L Aisha Buhari has provided the federal government with various health resources for coronavirus infection. According to her Twitter account, it was with the help of many people that she was able to collect the items. Aisha explained that this is the seed from her initiative which she called 'Get Involved Initiative'. SHe explained that the items were on the same end of the line by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan.

5. We cannot guarantee 'racism' from China - Nigeria

The Nigerian government says it will not tolerate “racism” being perpetrated against Nigerians in China as a result of measures being taken against the COVID19 virus. Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama made the remarks at a press conference held regularly in Abuja on Thursday by the anti-corona virus committee. "We have made it abundantly clear to China that we will never face racism against Nigerians and other black people," the minister said. "This is a disaster for us," he added. In recent days reports have emerged that authorities in China are sending black Africans out of their homes and hotels to be confined to closed centers even though they are not infected. The situation is worse in the oil-producing city of Guangzhou. Thousands of Africans import goods from the city to their countries.

6. Advantages and disadvantages of all travel closures in Nigeria

All state governors in Nigeria have reached an agreement to limit travel to the state for two weeks to reduce the spread of coronavirus. It is clear that this type of decision has one or two implications for life and the economy of the community. So this story is to consider how their decision will affect the lives and economy of Nigerians. BBC News quotes local economic expert Chidi Lemchi. He said one of the key benefits of the governor's decision was that he could reduce the spread of coronavirus infections. But the disadvantages that follow can be enormous if the governor does not take the necessary steps before limiting the trip. Lemchi said there are some disadvantages to the state travel
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