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Lockdown will hit Nigeria’s smallscale entrepreneurs hard

6 April 2020 Nigeria has announced a lockdown of three major states, Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Those that will be affected the hardest will be households that rely on the day to day activities of self-employed individuals for consumption. Lagos is the country’s major economic centre as well as its financial capital. Ogun state borders Lagos state to …

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With travel restricted, Nigeria’s elite face coronavirus at home

3 April 2020 Nigeria’s elites would seem to be already disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. As of April 2, there are reported 184 cases of the virus in the country. This includes 162 active, 20 recovered, and 2 dead. These are still early days for the disease in Nigeria. But, of the relatively small number of cases in Nigeria, one is Abba Kyari, …

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Trapped by coronavirus, Nigeria’s elite faces squalid hospitals

2 April 2020 For decades, powerful Nigerians could ignore the government’s failure to invest adequately in the health-care system by seeking medical treatment abroad. The coronavirus pandemic means they can no longer escape. Since Nigeria identified its first case in late February, President Muhammadu Buhari has responded by closing the borders and imposing a lockdown on two key cities and …

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Local realities for a global challenge: the case of Nigeria

1 April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inadequacies in health systems of many countries globally. In high-income countries, Italy’s health care system is overwhelmed, the UK seems to be struggling to catch up with the rising number of cases, and there are doubts as to whether the United States’ market-based system will be able to respond effectively. In …

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Nigeria announces lockdown of major cities to curb coronavirus

31 March 2020 The 14-day lockdown enforced in the commercial hub, Lagos, neighbouring Ogun and the nation’s capital, Abuja. Nigeria implemented a sweeping quarantine for three major states that are home to almost 30 million people in a bid to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in Africa’s most populous country. The lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun kicks in at 11pm …

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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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