Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State has tested positive for coronavirus.
He is in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has joined other Nigerians in responding to news that the son of former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for President, and ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
In a tweet early Monday morning, shortly after the former Vice President sent out a tweet about his son’s diagnosis, the First Lady sent her prayers for his quick recovery.
Your Excellency, It’s with deep sense of concern that i extend my sincere prayers towards the quick recovery of your dear son. Allah renu en Amin.
Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update on COVID-19, has a reported 30 cases of the disease, with 3 new cases confirmed yesterday.
Both federal and state authorities have since taken measures in response to the apparent rapid rate of infection and spread of the virus, with large public gatherings being prohibited, schools being closed and public hygiene, health and social distancing precautions for the Nigerian public.
The Federal Government has also banned travel from a list of the world’s most affected countries, suspending visa issuance and scaling up health screenings at ports of entry.
Nigeria recorded its COVID-19 index case, an Italian ex-pat, a little under a month ago.
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At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast of the country, military and security sources said Tuesday.
Two military officers told AFP on condition of anonymity that Islamist insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy guns at a truck carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday.
“The Jihadists fighters specifically targeted a truck loaded with soldiers with RPGs and incinerated the vehicle, killing all on board,” a second official said.
“So far 70 bodies have been recovered but the toll is certainly more than that as the rescue operation is still underway.”
Several soldiers were injured and some others were taken captive by the jihadists, the two officers said.
A spokesman for the Nigerian army told AFP that he was unable to comment on the reported attack.
Cold- or flu-like symptoms usually set in from 2–4 days after a coronavirus infection and are typically mild. However, symptoms vary from person-to-person, and some forms of the virus can be fatal.
Symptoms may include:
Scientists cannot easily cultivate human coronaviruses in the laboratory unlike the rhinovirus, which is another cause of the common cold. This makes it difficult to gauge the impact of the coronavirus on national economies and public health.
There is no cure for coronaviruses that cause symptoms resembling the common cold. Treatments include self-care and over-the-counter (OTC) medication. People can take several steps, including:
resting and avoiding overexertion
drinking enough water
avoiding smoking and smoky areas
taking acetaminophen for pain and fever
using a clean humidifier or cool mist vaporizer
A doctor can diagnose the virus responsible by taking a sample of respiratory fluids, such as mucus from the nose, or blood.
Coronaviruses belong to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae.
Different types of human coronaviruses vary in how severe the resulting disease becomes, and how far they can spread.
Doctors currently recognize seven types of coronavirus that can infect humans.
Common types include:
229E (alpha coronavirus)
NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
OC43 (beta coronavirus)
HKU1 (beta coronavirus)
Rarer strains that cause more severe complications include MERS-CoV, which causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and SARS-CoV, the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
In 2019, a new strain called SARS-CoV-2 started circulating, causing the disease COVID-19.
Limited research is available on how HCoV spreads from one person to the next.
However, researchers believe that the viruses transmit via fluids in the respiratory system, such as mucus.
Coronaviruses can spread in the following ways:
Coughing and sneezing without covering the mouth can disperse droplets into the air.
Touching or shaking hands with a person who has the virus can pass the virus between individuals.
Making contact with a surface or object that has the virus and then touching the nose, eyes, or mouth.
Some animal coronaviruses, such as feline coronavirus (FCoV), may spread through contact with feces. However, it is unclear whether this also applies to human coronaviruses.
Coronaviruses will infect most people at some time during their lifetime.
Coronaviruses can mutate effectively, which makes them so contagious.
To prevent transmission, people should stay at home and rest while symptoms are active. They should also avoid close contact with other people.
Covering the mouth and nose with a tissue or handkerchief while coughing or sneezing can also help prevent transmission. It is important to dispose of any tissues after use and maintain hygiene around the home.
The Federal Government says the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja will be shut effective Monday, March 23, The Punch report.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu.
The closure of international flight operations at the Lagos and Abuja airports is in addition to the three other international airports in Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt shut for flight operations on Saturday.
Nuhu said the closure would last till April 23, adding that emergency and essential flights would be operated from both airports within the period.
He said the measure is expedient due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic which increased geometrically from 12 to 22 cases on Saturday.
He noted that domestic flight operations would continue normally in all airports in the country.
Details to follow…
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma is an ordained Catholic Priest from Onitsha Archdiocese. He is the Parish Priest of Blessed Iwene Tansi, Umudioka, Dunukofia and also the Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra state.
He was born into the family of Mr. (Late) and Mrs. Obimma of Nkwelle-Ezunaka in Anambra state and spent his childhood first in the same town. He is the last son out of the seven children of his parents. He was ordained a priest on August 6, 2011.
He is a lover of the Holy Spirit. His zeal for the house of God has contributed to the wide growth of his Ministry.
Ebube Mounso through his prayer page on facebook made a declaration saying;
“I pray for you reading this now, between now and friday something great must work for you. You shall have a Testimony that people will find hard to believe. In the powerful name of Jesus
On 13th March 2020, at about 1400hours, following a sustained monitoring detectives from Ikorodu Police Station arrested two serial burglars namely, Julius Peter ‘m’ 32years old of Akin Ogunlewe Igbogbo, Ikorodu and Paul Ozurumba ‘m’ 35years old of Block 3 Flat 7 Fashola Estate Bayeku Igbogbo Ikorodu.
The suspects were arrested following series of shop breaking and stealing complaints received from shop owners. One of such cases was reported on 13/03/2020 at about 09150hrs by one Olamide Assau ‘m’ and Liasu Elizabeth ‘f’ all of No 57 Ashafa Road off Organelle road Igbogbo Ikorodu. Items recovered from the suspects include a large quantity of electrical fence wires, clothes, shoes, bags, native ankara, laptops among others. Also recovered from the suspects are shop breaking implements. The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crimes. Investigation is ongoing, the suspects will be charged to Court
On 14th March 2020, at about 1030hrs operative from Oke Odo Police Station on routine patrol along Lagos/Abeokuta expressway intercepted seven young men at Super Bus stop, Abule-egba, Lagos. Upon questioning, they claimed that one Okechukwu ‘m’ who resides in Ghana collected money from them and promised to take them to Libya but brought them to Nigeria and abandon them at super bus stop. Three Ghanian international passports and some capsule suspected to be illicit drugs were recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing.
The Police Security operatives on 14th March 2020, at about 1350hours, operatives from Bariga Police Station arrested one Azeez Ali ‘m’ 40years old of No. 5 Morgan way Igando Ikotun road, Lagos.
The suspect was arrested at a pin down point along Berger Bus stop, IBB way Bariga. The suspect who impersonated a Naval Officer, is alleged to have used a military Jack knife to cut the penis of one Sunday Amoo ‘m’ 42years old of No. 27 Community Street, Oworoshoki, over a mere argument, resulting in multiple deep cuts. The victim was taken to Lagos Teaching Hospital and responding to treatment. Investigation is ongoing. The suspect will be charged to Court.
Lagos Police nabbed a notorious cult member that has been on their wanted list, on the 12th of March 2020, at about 1600hrs, acting on credible intelligence operatives from Ikorodu Division with the support of community policing volunteers arrested one Segun Ariyo a.k.a. Sangalo ‘m’ 27years old. The suspect is a vicious and notorious member of Aiye confraternity, who has been on Police wanted list for serial killings of rival cult members. His gang is responsible for series of armed robbery incidents within ikorodu and its environs. Investigation is ongoing, the suspect will be charged to Court.