Lagos health commissioner tests positive + other COVID-19 updates across Nigeria

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has tested positive to coronavirus.

Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus,” Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso said in a statement on Monday.

Omotoso added that Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures.

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COVID-19 triggers conversion of properties to rental apartments

Faced with the stark realities in the real estate sector, property developers are responding creatively to economic dynamics and fundamentals to ensure cash flow.

One of the strategies recently adopted by investors is the renting of apartments earlier put up for sale for easier up-takes.
They are taking advantage of prime locations in the city centres where there are large clusters of middle class workers.

Consequently, the market is witnessing appreciable conversion of houses to apartments across major cities in Nigeria.

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Segun Awolowo narrates COVID-19 ordeal

Grandchild of Obafemi Awolowo, former premier of western Nigeria, Segun Awolowo, says the fear of COVID-19 is a killer. 

Awolowo said his COVID-19 ordeal began one Saturday morning when he could not go for his usual walk because of “extreme fatigue”.

According to him, the fatigue was “something I had never experienced before in my life”.

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Gombe government obtains e-tablets, charts, others for public schools

Gombe Governor, Inuwa Yahaya has obtained instructional materials to boost the delivery of quality education.

Yahaya said one of the cardinal programmes of his administration is to ensure that sound education is adequately and properly provided for the young people right from the basic level.

The governor stated this when he visited to the ministry of education where he inspected some instructional materials procured by the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP), a world bank project designed to address some of the challenges in schools as a result of insurgency in the Northeast.

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COVID-19 deaths shoot past 1,000 in Nigeria

1,002 persons have died of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

According to a tweet by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, released on Sunday night, 322 new cases were recorded across the country.

So far, Nigeria has 52,227 confirmed cases with 38,945 persons discharged.

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