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Unanswered questions as Nigeria braces for coronavirus lockdown

26 March 2020 Small business owners worry about cash flow as Nigeria prepares to go into lockdown later on Thursday. Nigerians are bracing for a partial lockdown from Thursday as authorities try to contain the spread of coronavirus cases in the country of about 200 million people. Markets, religious centres, schools, offices and leisure spots have already been shut in …

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Nigeria imposes restrictions amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

25 March 2020 There are concerns there is too much indifference towards the pandemic in Africa’s most populous nation. Nigeria has imposed restrictions in its administrative and commercial capitals following a sharp rise in cases, and its first death. But the streets are still packed with people. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja. Follow @naijiant

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Scores of Nigerian soldiers killed in jihadist ambush, security sources say

24 March 2020 At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a jihadist ambush, military and security sources said Tuesday. Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving their names. “It was a huge loss, at least 70 soldiers have perished in the …

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Fake news and the coronavirus in Nigeria

21 March 2020 #FactsNotFear@WHO has NOT approved the use of chloroquine for #COVID19 management. Scientists are working hard to confirm the safety of several drugs for this disease.Please DO NOT engage in self-medication. This will cause harm and can lead to death.#COVID19Nigeria— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 20, 2020 The coronavirus has caused panic in Nigeria. Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other …

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