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    . Nigerian Statistics Monitor Index
    2000 2019 Change 2050
    123,945,463 200,962,417 62.1 % 391,296,754

    Population by state
    RankCitiesPopulation
    1Lagos21,000,000
    2Kano3,550,000
    3Ibadan3,160,000
    4Abuja 3,000,000
    5Benin City
    1,147,188
    6Ilorin
    908,490
    7Jos873,943
    8Kaduna760,084
    9Enugu722,664
    10Warri557,398
    Top Nigerian Universities
    RankUniversity
    1University of Lagos - Lagos
    2University of Ilorin - Ilorin
    3Ahmadu Bello University - Zaria
    4Obafemia Awolowo University - Ile Ife
    5University of Nigeria - Nsukka
    6University of Ibadan - Ibadan
    7Covenant University - Ota
    8Federal University of Technology, Minna - Minna
    9Landmark University – Omu - Aran
    10Rivers State University of Science and Technology - Port Harcourt
    . Corona Virus Index
    Country - infections (deaths) (recovered)
    United States - 235,787 (5,764) (10,324)Italy - 115,242 (13,915) (18,278)Spain - 110,238 (10,096) (26,743)Germany - 84,415 (1,090) (13,597)
    China Mainland - 81,589 (3,318) (76,408)France - 58,441 (4,496) (10,935)Iran - 50,468 (3,160) (16,711)United Kingdom - 33,718 (2,921) (191)
    Switzerland - 18,823 (541) (4,846)Turkey - 18,135 (356) (415)Belgium - 15,348 (1,011) (2,495)Netherlands - 14,697 (1,339) (-)
    Austria - 11,106 (158) (1,749)Canada - 11,060 (130) (1,688)South Korea - 9,976 (169) (5,828)Portugal - 9,034 (209) (68)
    Brazil - 7,011 (250) (127)Israel - 6,808 (33) (241)Sweden - 5,568 (308) (103)Australia - 5,136 (24) (422)
    Norway - 5,131 (50) (-)Czech Republic - 3,805 (67) (44)Russia - 3,548 (30) (235)Ireland - 3,447 (85) (5)
    Chile - 3,404 (18) (335)Denmark - 3,542 (123) (1,089)Ecuador - 3,163 (120) (65)Malaysia - 3,116 (50) (767)
    Romania - 2,738 (107) (267)Poland - 2,692 (50) (56)Philippines - 2,633 (107) (51)Luxembourg - 2,487 (30) (80)
    Pakistan - 2,386 (33) (107)Japan - 2,384 (60) (505)India - 2,069 (53) (156)Saudi Arabia - 1,885 (21) (328)
    Thailand - 1,875 (15) (505)Indonesia - 1,790 (170) (112)Finland - 1,513 (17) (0)South Africa - 1,462 (5) (31)
    Greece - 1,415 (53) (53)Mexico - 1,378 (37) (559)Peru - 1,323 (47) (447)Panama - 1,317 (32) (9)
    Dominican Republic - 1,284 (57) (9)Iceland - 1,220 (2) (236)Serbia - 1,171 (31) (54)Argentina - 1,133 (32) (248)
    Colombia - 1,065 (17) (39)Singapore - 1,049 (4) (266)Croatia - 1,011 (7) (88)Algeria - 986 (63) (61)
    Slovenia - 897 (16) (10)Estonia - 858 (11) (33)Egypt - 850 (52) (179)Qatar - 835 (2) (71)
    United Arab Emirates - 814 (8) (61)Ukraine - 804 (20) (13)Hong Kong - 802 (4) (154)Iraq - 728 (52) (182)
    New Zealand - 797 (1) (92)Morocco - 691 (44) (30)Armenia - 663 (4) (31)Lithuania - 649 (8) (7)
    Bahrain - 635 (4) (341)Hungary - 585 (20) (42)Bosnia and Herzegovina - 532 (16) (20)Moldova - 505 (6) (25)
    Lebanon - 494 (16) (43)Latvia - 458 (0) (1)Tunisia - 455 (14) (5)Bulgaria - 449 (10) (20)
    Andorra - 428 (15) (14)Kazakhstan - 423 (3) (27)Slovakia - 400 (1) (7)Azerbaijan - 400 (5) (26)
    North Macedonia - 384 (11) (17)Costa Rica - 375 (2) (4)Uruguay - 350 (2) (62)Taiwan - 339 (5) (50)
    Kuwait - 317 (0) (80)Puerto Rico - 316 (12) (-)Cyprus - 315 (9) (18)Réunion - 308 (0) (48)
    Belarus - 304 (4) (46)Burkina Faso - 288 (16) (50)Cameroon - 284 (7) (10)Jordan - 278 (5) (36)
    Albania - 277 (16) (76)San Marino - 245 (30) (21)Afghanistan - 237 (4) (5)Oman - 231 (1) (57)
    Vietnam - 227 (0) (63)Honduras - 219 (14) (3)Cuba - 212 (6) (12)Uzbekistan - 205 (2) (25)
    Ghana - 204 (5) (31)Senegal - 195 (1) (55)Malta - 195 (0) (2)Côte d'Ivoire - 190 (1) (9)
    Faroe Islands - 177 (0) (81)Nigeria - 174 (2) (9)Mauritius - 169 (7) (0)Palestine - 134 (1) (-)
    Sri Lanka - 151 (4) (21)Venezuela - 144 (3) (43)Montenegro - 140 (2) (0)Georgia - 134 (0) (26)
    Brunei - 133 (1) (56)Martinique - 131 (3) (27)Kosovo - 125 (1) (10)Guadeloupe - 125 (6) (24)
    Congo (DRC) - 123 (11) (3)Bolivia - 123 (8) (1)Kyrgyzstan - 116 (0) (5)Mayotte - 116 (2) (10)
    Kenya - 110 (3) (4)Cambodia - 110 (0) (34)Guernsey - 97 (1) (-)Jersey - 96 (2) (-)
    Isle of Man - 95 (1) (-)Trinidad and Tobago - 90 (5) (1)Gibraltar - 88 (0) (42)Rwanda - 84 (0) (0)
    Guam - 77 (3) (9)Paraguay - 77 (3) (1)Niger - 74 (5) (0)Liechtenstein - 72 (0) (0)
    Madagascar - 59 (0) (0)Bangladesh - 56 (6) (26)Monaco - 55 (0) (2)Aruba - 55 (0) (1)
    Guinea - 52 (0) (0)French Guiana - 51 (0) (0)Guatemala - 46 (1) (12)Barbados - 45 (0) (0)
    Uganda - 45 (0) (0)Jamaica - 44 (3) (2)Macao SAR - 41 (0) (10)El Salvador - 41 (2) (0)
    Djibouti - 40 (0) (0)Zambia - 39 (1) (1)Togo - 39 (2) (17)French Polynesia - 37 (0) (1)
    Mali - 36 (3) (0)Bermuda - 32 (0) (10)US Virgin Islands - 30 (0) (21)Ethiopia - 29 (0) (2)
    Eritrea - 22 (0) (0)Congo - 22 (2) (0)Cayman Islands - 22 (1) (-)Bahamas - 21 (1) (0)
    Tanzania - 20 (1) (1)Maldives - 19 (0) (13)Gabon - 18 (1) (0)New Caledonia - 18 (0) (1)
    Myanmar - 16 (1) (0)Equatorial Guinea - 15 (0) (1)Haiti - 15 (0) (0)Namibia - 14 (0) (2)
    Mongolia - 14 (0) (2)Saint Lucia - 13 (0) (0)Dominica - 12 (0) (0)Guyana - 12 (1) (0)
    Curaçao - 11 (1) (2)Suriname - 10 (0) (0)Mozambique - 10 (0) (0)Seychelles - 10 (0) (0)
    Greenland - 10 (0) (2)Syria - 10 (2) (0)Grenada - 10 (0) (0)Libya - 10 (0) (1)
    Eswatini - 9 (0) (0)Guinea-Bissau - 9 (0) (0)Laos - 9 (0) (0)Benin - 9 (0) (1)
    Zimbabwe - 8 (1) (0)Angola - 8 (2) (1)Antigua and Barbuda - 7 (0) (0)Fiji - 7 (0) (0)
    Chad - 7 (0) (0)Sudan - 7 (2) (1)Northern Mariana Islands - 6 (1) (0)Vatican City - 6 (0) (0)
    Mauritania - 6 (1) (2)Liberia - 6 (0) (0)Saint Barthélemy - 6 (0) (1)Cabo Verde - 6 (1) (0)
    Nepal - 6 (0) (1)Central African Republic - 6 (0) (0)Bhutan - 5 (0) (0)Turks and Caicos Islands - 5 (0) (0)
    Montserrat - 5 (0) (0)Botswana - 4 (1) (0)Nicaragua - 4 (1) (0)Gambia - 4 (1) (0)
    Somalia - 5 (0) (0)Malawi - 3 (0) (0)Belize - 3 (0) (0)British Virgin Islands - 3 (0) (0)
    Anguilla - 2 (0) (0)Bonaire - 2 (0) (0)Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 2 (0) (1)Burundi - 2 (0) (0)
    Sierra Leone - 2 (0) (0)Timor-Leste - 1 (0) (1)Papua New Guinea - 1 (0) (0)
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    . Nigerian News Index
    1. Cleaning Appliances Market May Set New Growth Story: Panasonic, General Electric, Samsung, Robert Bosch, Honeywell What's Ahead in the Global Cleaning Appliances Market? Benchmark yourself with strategic steps and conclusions recently published by AMA. This press release was orginally distribu ...

    2. Google spending $6.5 million on efforts devoted to combating coronavirus misinformation Google announced Thursday the company will spend $6.5 million on various efforts aimed at combating online misinformation ...

    3. UCH CMD Recovers From Coronavirus, Tests Negative A file photo of UCH Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor Jesse Otegbayo. Photo: [email protected] The Chief Medical Director (CMD) at the University College Hospital (UCH), Professor Jesse Otegbayo ...

    4. Viscosity Index Improvers Industry - Riding on Policy and Consumer behavioural Changes This intelligence report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Global Viscosity Index Improvers Market. This includes Investigation of past progress, ongoing market scenarios, and future prospects.

    5. Dennis and Tau’s Club Brugge declared Belgian champions Percy Tau has won his first league title in Europe after the Pro League was cancelled and Club Brugge crowned champions amid ...

    6. Figures of the week: Perceptions of COVID-19 in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria On March 17, GeoPoll released the results of their survey deployed to determine perceptions and understanding of COVID-19 in ...

    7. Improve power supply within Three months or face sanction ― FG to DISCOs In a bid to restore efficiency in the power sector to grow the country’s economy, the Federal Government has threatened to ...

    8. COVID-19: Buhari’s Daughter Returns From Isolation, Reunites With Family One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari has reunited with her family after she returned from isolation. The lady, ...

    9. Nigerian private sectors join efforts to fight against coronavirus According to a statement released earlier by the group, it’s mission and objectives were born out of its collective desire to ...

    10. Folklift Solid Tire Market Growth Cycle to Mitigate New Business Opportunity This intelligence report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Global Folklift Solid Tire Market. This includes Investigation of past progress, ongoing market scenarios, and future prospects. Data ...

    11. Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity African military units, already stretched thin and under attack, are likely to take protective measures as the virus ...

    12. Covid-19 tests resolve in Nigeria's oil patch as country wrestles with fallout Nigeria will lose $15.4 billion this year in crude export earnings and its gross domestic product will drop 4% due to the ...

    13. Netflix' investment into Nollywood Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood. The dominant streaming company announced its ...

    14. Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Africa Rise To 6,470 The number of coronavirus cases in Africa rose to 6,470 on Thursday, the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has reported ...

    15. Tom Holland Challenged Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds to Do Shirtless Handstands Celebrities including Tom Holland, Ryan Reynolds, and Jake Gyllenhaal are now attempting the "impossible challenge." It ...


    1. Trapped by Coronavirus, Nigeria’s Elite Faces Squalid Hospitals   Bloomberg
    2. Nigeria Becomes Eighth African Nation to Welcome Bitcoin ATMs   Cointelegraph
    3. 'We don't work, we don't eat': Informal workers face stark choices as Africa's largest megacity shuts down   CNN
    4. Nigeria launches 'massive' joint operation against jihadists   The Telegraph
    5. Nigeria introduces stimulus package to ease coronavirus hit   The Africa Report
    6. Nigeria virus lockdown pushes Lagos poor to the brink   FRANCE 24
    7. Nigeria: UN and partners acting to avert coronavirus spread in displacement camps   UN News
    8. Lamido Sanusi: A Man of Nigeria's Past and Possibly Its Future   Council on Foreign Relations
    9. Coronavirus: total Nigeria cases and deaths, real-time map, 2 April   AS English
    10. Nigerian COVID-19 survivor shares her experience after testing positive for the virus   CNN
    11. As pangolin trade heats up, Nigeria urged to do more to crack down   Mongabay.com
    12. Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners   Al Jazeera English
    13. 'An attempt to gag the media': Journalists on Nigeria's proposed social media bill   CPJ Press Freedom Online
    14. Government, banks and wealthy individuals contribute billions to fight coronavirus in Nigeria   CNN
    15. How can Nigeria withstand the economic impact of COVID-19?   CNBCAfrica.com
    16. The impact of women on Nigeria's economy   CNBCAfrica.com
    17. Coronavirus: total Nigeria cases and deaths, real-time map, 1 April   AS English
    18. Coronavirus: Nigerian tech startups step up to assist government   Quartz Africa
    19. Nigeria’s banks face direct hit from geared-up oil producers   The Africa Report
    20. Keeping fit during coronavirus: Nigerian footballer's home workout using shoes   BBC Sport
    21. Coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria will worsen generator pollution   Quartz Africa
    22. Coronavirus: Nigeria Buhari chief of staff, governors test positive   Quartz Africa
    23. Nigeria coronavirus: Fashion designers take on virus with rhinestone-studded face masks   The Washington Post
    24. Nigeria tells oil, gas companies to cut staff in pandemic fight   Reuters
    25. Nigeria imposes restrictions amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases   Aljazeera.com
    26. US evacuates citizen who tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria   Premium Times
    27. Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases On the Rise   Human Rights Watch
    28. Coronavirus: total Nigeria cases and deaths, real-time map   AS South Africa
    29. Nigeria “begs” for free ventilators from American entrepreneur   Guardian Nigeria
    30. Fake Covid-19 cures soar in Nigeria as social media companies battle to keep up   News24
    31. Unanswered questions as Nigeria braces for coronavirus lockdown   Al Jazeera English
    32. Nigeria reported its first coronavirus-related death   CNN
    33. Bishop's wife and church secretary released by kidnappers in Nigeria   Episcopal News Service
    34. MTN to pursue Nigeria stake sale   Developing Telecoms
    35. Germany donates €5.5m to Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic   The Punch
    36. Africa’s Richest Man Helps Lead Nigeria Charge Against Covid-19   Bloomberg
    37. Nigeria bans entry for travelers from 13 countries as it announces five new cases of coronavirus   CNN
    38. Nigeria records chloroquine poisoning after Trump endorses it for coronavirus treatment   CNN
    39. COVID-19: Nigeria to start clinical trial of chloroquine   CNBCAfrica.com
    40. How Nigeria's kings lost their power   BBC News
    41. Coronavirus: total Nigeria cases and deaths, real-time map, 30 March   AS South Africa
    42. What The US Could Learn From Nigeria’s Response To The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak   Forbes
    43. Nigeria: Striving to be a better placeOpinion   Guardian
    44. Nigeria’s locked-down drinks industry raises bootleg alcohol risks   The Africa Report
    45. Nigerian COVID-19 survivor recounts experience   Vatican News
    46. Nigeria housing: 'I live in a floating slum' in Lagos   BBC News
    47. Nigerian Naira Black-Market Rate Weakest in Three Years   Bloomberg
    48. UPDATED: Cuba ready to help in Nigeria's COVID-19 battle – Envoy   Premium Times
    49. Coronavirus: Lagos, Nigeria shuts schools, ban public gatherings   Quartz Africa
    50. Nigeria's business support system: Perception versus reality   Techpoint Africa
    51. Nigeria Makes Brutal Oil Price Cuts. But Has It Gone Low Enough?   Bloomberg
    52. Nigeria News, Virus Latest: Chloroquine Poisoning, Trump Tweet   Bloomberg
    53. Victor Olaiya: Nigeria's 'evil genius' trumpeter who influenced Fela Kuti   BBC News
    54. Nigeria cases of coronavirus rise to 174   Guardian
    55. Garba Shehu Is A Paid Propagandist Hired To Distract Nigerians From Complex Issues Of Health —Soyinka   SaharaReporters.com
    56. England or Nigeria? – QPR star Eze undecided on international future   Goal.com
    57. At least 50 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush   Al Jazeera English
    58. Nigeria Launches Its First Bitcoin ATM   Inside Bitcoins
    59. [UPDATED] COVID-19: 637 Europeans evacuated from Nigeria, Benin   The Punch
    60. FROM THE FIELD: Sunny days power a better life for displaced Nigerians   UN News
    61. Beaten, raped and forced to work: why I'm exposing the scandal of Nigeria’s house girls   The Guardian
    62. Nigerian Christian community faces peril, White House is told   The Christian Science Monitor
    63. Nigeria Government begins distribution of N20,000 relief fund to homes   Guardian
    64. Marketers give terms for selling petrol at N123.50k   Guardian Nigeria
    65. Nigeria gas explosion: 17 dead, rescue efforts under way   Al Jazeera English
    66. Nigeria needs $330 million for coronavirus battle, turns to private sector   Yahoo News
    67. Nigeria's Tire Market Worth $540+ Million by 2025   GlobeNewswire
    68. Nigeria’s north: Coronavirus in the world’s poverty capital   The Africa Report
    69. Nigerians Fear Starvation as Africa's Largest City Enters Lockdown   Democracy Now!
    70. Nigerian Students In UK Test Positive For Coronavirus   SaharaReporters.com
    71. Nigerian press focuses on ultimatum to electricity firms, debt relief request   Journalducameroun.com - English
    72. COVID-19: UK pledges £75m to evacuate citizens from Nigeria, others   The Punch
    73. Nigerian army prepares for coronavirus lockdown, mass burials   Reuters
    74. SA fintech startup TaxTim expands to Nigeria in partnership with PwC   Disrupt Africa
    75. This Nigerian Is Helping Youth In Africa Find Opportunities Through STEM   Forbes
    76. Dubai Property: An Oasis for Nigeria's Corrupt Political Elites   Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    77. Nigerian Banks at Severe Risk from Oil Price Slump, Coronavirus   Fitch Ratings
    78. Coronavirus: Nigeria not stopping pangolin trade, trafficking   Quartz Africa
    79. Six killed in attack on Nigeria military base   Al Jazeera English
    80. COVID-19: Nigerian elite should be held accountable   The Punch
    81. Nigeria: Army Restrictions Stifling Aid Efforts   Human Rights Watch
    82. Coronavirus in Africa: the countries with confirmed cases   CNN
    83. Chinese nationals kidnapped in Nigeria freed   Premium Times
    84. Lassa Fever: Nigeria's death toll reaches 185   Premium Times
    85. Influential Nigerian traditional ruler dethroned   Al Jazeera English
    86. Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 139 Chadian, Nigerian Troops   Bloomberg
    87. Nigeria's total debt portfolio stands at N27.4 trillion in 2019 |   Nairametrics
    88. COVID-19: Buhari meets with Presidential Committee on Nigeria’s economy   Vanguard
    89. COVID-19: More German, French citizens await evacuation from Nigeria   NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
    90. How To Become A Billionaire: Nigeria's Oil Baroness Folorunso Alakija On What Makes Tomorrow's Billionaires   Forbes Africa
    91. Stop Security Operatives From Harassing Citizens, Amnesty International Tells Nigerian Government Over Lockdown Order   SaharaReporters.com
    92. Nigeria’s Premium Times faces cyberattacks, intimidation of journalists after publishing leaked documents   CPJ Press Freedom Online
    93. Nigeria Aims to Silence Dissent With Charges Against Prominent Journalist, Advocates Say   VOA News
    94. Nigerians, governor Sanwo-Olu, Covid-19 and GodOpinion   Guardian
    95. Coronavirus: Nigerian celebrities wear blinged-up masks   BBC News
    96. Uber temporarily shuts operation in Nigeria, as FG locks revenue-driven routes   Nairametrics
    97. Nigeria records second death from coronavirus   Guardian
    98. COVID-19: Why number is still low in Nigeria — Delta Monarch   Vanguard
    99. UN announces COVID-19 emergency response for in North-East Nigeria   Vanguard
    100. There is no coronavirus in Nigeria   Vanguard
    1. Child trafficking victims risk contracting Coronavirus, others as statistics soars in Nigeria Though they are still within the country. National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) says in ...

    2. COVID-19: Timeline in Nigeria The government announced the airports as Enugu, Lagos, Rivers, Kano and the FCT. January 28- The Nigeria Centre for Disease ...

    3. COVID-19: We‘ll continue to expand isolation centres across Nigeria – FG He said that in the last 24 hours, Nigeria had also expanded the bedding spaces in the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, ...

    4. British government to evacuate nationals in Nigeria British Government is consolidating efforts towards the evacuation of its nationals in Nigeria. A highly placed industry ...

    5. Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 111 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fourteen new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 111. According to the NCDC, nine new cases ...

    6. Nigeria likely to record more cases of Coronavirus – NCDC Nigeria is likely to record more cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), infections, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease ...

    7. Nigeria earned $32.63b from oil & gas in 2018 Nigeria earned a total of $32.63 billion from the oil and gas sector in 2018, a 55 per cent increase on the $20.99 billion recorded from the sector in 2017. The information is contained in the ...

    8. Nigeria’s viral reset (2) NIGERIA’S leadership handles the country as a funeral economy, where the public officer is a slayer and pallbearer. Think of ...

    9. Nigeria: Africa’s largest economy? Could it be a matter of imagination or a mere academic exercise that Nigeria’s economy is the largest in Africa as indicated by rating agencies? SINA FADARE, in this report, x-rays the ...

    10. BREAKING: COVID-19: Germany pledges 5.5 million euros to Nigeria Germany has pledged a donation of 5.5 million euros in its contribution to the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    11. Telecoms subscribers rise to 184.6 million, says NBS The number of active voice subscribers in the telecoms sector rose by 5.52 million from 179.17 million in the third quarter of last year to 184.69 million as of the end of the fourth quarter. The ...

    12. UPDATED: Nigeria records second COVID-19 death “As of today, the 30th of March, 2020, we have recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria of which 68 are in Lagos, 21 in the FCT, seven in Oyo, three in Ogun, two in Bauchi, two in ...

    13. MultiChoice gives N1.2b to support Nigeria on COVID-19 MultiChoice Nigeria has announced some initiatives to support the Federal and Lagos governments’ efforts in ameliorating the ...

    14. Nigerian Actor Alkali Matt Dies On Movie Set Nollywood actor, Alkali Matt, better known as Dareng, has passed away while filming on a movie set on Tuesday. Nigerian actor, Alkali MattDimbo Atiya broke the news on his Facebook as he revealed t… ...

    15. Politics Omokri Reacts As Buhari Receives COVID-19 Updates From Health Minister – Information Nigeria News Reno Omokri, a popular social media commentator and chieftain of the people’s Democratic Party(PDP) has described the now-viral video of the minister for health, Osagie Ehanire and his NCDC c… ...

                         
                        

      1. Lagos' Size and Slums Will Make Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 a Tough Task [The Conversation Africa] Human vulnerability has come to the fore with the coronavirus practically bringing the world to its knees. National and city governments are taking bold steps for mitigation and containment.

      2. Nigerians Embarrassed As Ministry of Finance Begs Elon Musk, Tesla for Ventilators On Twitter [Vanguard] Some Nigerians are bewildered on social media following the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Finance and Budget begging for ventilators from industrial engineer, Elon Musk.

      3. Govt Opens Another COVID-19 Test Site, Recruits Medical Lab Scientists [Premium Times] Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.

      4. How Buhari Is Leading Fight Against COVID-19 - Presidency [Premium Times] Amidst unrelenting criticism of alleged poor political leadership at the highest level in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the presidency has listed "some of the reactions by the agencies and trained experts, under the leadership of President Buhari' in the fight against the virus.

      5. COVID-19 Will Worsen Unemployment Crisis - Expert [Daily Trust] As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its disruptive spread with far-reaching implications for business efficiency nationwide, an entrepreneurship and small business expert, Dr Timi Olubiyi, has projected that the nation's unemployment rate would increase unless government supports businesses with remedial fiscal incentives to mitigate the impaxct of the viral disease on their operations

      6. Country's COVID-19 Cases Hit 174 [Daily Trust] The federal government yesterday said it had tested over 2,000 persons for the COVID-19 across the country.

      7. Bankers' Body Donates N20 Million to Lagos State to Combat COVID-19 [Premium Times] The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has donated N20 million to the Lagos State Government to support the government's efforts in containing the spread of COVID-19.

      8. Nigeria Govt Deletes Tweet Begging Tesla Founder for Ventilators [Premium Times] The Nigerian government has deleted a tweet posted on Wednesday via the verified Twitter handle of the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning begging the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk for ventilators.

      9. Ondo Closes Borders [This Day] Ondo State Government has ordered the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and Elefon, which is coastal border with Ogun State.

      10. Nigeria Finance Ministry Deletes Tweet Begging Elon Musk for Ventilators to Fight COVID-19 [Vanguard] The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has deleted its tweet requesting for ventilators from South African billionaire, Elon Musk.

      11. COVID-19 - Nigerian Govt Begs Tesla Founder, Elon Musk, for Ventilators [Premium Times] Nigeria's Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning on Wednesday headed to Twitter to beg the founder of the electronic automobile company, Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, for ventilators.

      12. Aganbi Marks 20 Years of Tech Broadcasting in ICT Advocacy [This Day] Don Pedro Aganbi, one of Nigeria's top information communication technology (ICT) broadcast journalist, is set to celebrate 20 years of reporting the information technology (IT) and telecoms industry in Nigeria and championing the course of ICT advocacy in the country.

      13. Niger Searches for COVID-19 Patient [This Day] Minna -The officials Niger State Government have mounted a manhunt for an alleged COVID-19 patient who is currently on the run.

      14. COVID-19 - Jumia Implements Contactless Delivery, Cashless Payments [This Day] Jumia, an e-Commerce platform has announced the implementation of 'contactless' delivery for prepaid packages on the platform. The company is taking additional measures to keep consumers, delivery agents and partners safe in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

      15. Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 Raises N15.325 Billion [Daily Trust] The Private Sector Coalition Against COVID19, a special purposes vehicle created by the Central Bank of Nigeria to galvanize private sector funds to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic has raised N15,325,000,000.

      16. Presidency Knocks Soyinka for Faulting Lockdown [This Day] Abuja -The presidency last night called the bluff of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, asking Nigerians to ignore his fictional postulations and embrace science.

      17. Coronavirus - How Infection Humbled Me - Immigration Boss [Premium Times] The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, in a video said coronavirus infection is a humbling experience.

      18. Chinese Nationals Kidnapped in Nigeria Freed [Premium Times] Two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria, last week, have regained their freedom.

      19. 2020 Wet Season Farmers Out of Govt's Mechanisation Programme [Daily Trust] As the 2020 farming commence, wet season farmers will not be part of the Federal Government's mechanisation programme.

      20. ... As AMAC Constitutes Precautionary, Responsive and Palliative Committee [Daily Trust] The chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has constituted a precautionary, responsive and palliative committee.

      21. Nigeria's Nasidi and America's Fauci - Fighting COVID-19 [Daily Trust] In the panicky moment of the COVID-19 pandemic slowly setting its wicked grip around the country's socio-economic life, nothing is needed more than heeding the advice of health experts. And expert suggestions are not in short supply from medical and health authorities.

      22. Lockdown - Banks to Provide 'Skeletal Services' At Apapa Port [Premium Times] The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) and the Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) have collaborated to pull banks back to Apapa port.

      23. Ganduje, Wife Test Negative for COVID-19 [Premium Times] Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and his wife, Hafsat, have tested negative to Coronavirus.

      24. Coronavirus - What We're Doing to Prevent Outbreak At Prisons - Minister [Premium Times] The federal government is making plans to release some prison inmates as apart of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the correctional facilities (prisons), the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said on Wednesday.

      25. Mallam Has Said There's No Corona [This Day] "Social distancing is a privilege. It means you live in a house large enough to practise it. Hand washing is a privilege too. It means you have access to running water. Hand sanitisers are a privilege. It means you have money to buy them. Lockdowns are a privilege. It means you can afford to be at home. Most of the ways to ward the Corona off are accessible only to the affluent. In essence, a disease that was spread by the rich as they flew around the globe will now kill millions of the poor"--Jayshre Shuk

      26. Expert Promotes E-Commerce [This Day] A Lagos-based Development Economist, Adeola Seyi-Smith, has stressed the need for the federal and state governments to encourage e-Commerce and support online shopping among Nigerians, with the outbreak of the COVID-19.

      27. 'Teaching Via Radio' in COVID-19 Lockdown [Daily Trust] Apart from the growing number of web-enhanced activities including live streaming of classes as the COVID-19 lockdown holds nationwide, some schools say they are conducting radio lessons in which radio stations broadcast lectures to help students continue learning while observing the stay-at-home directive by government.

      28. Addressing Blindness in Nigeria [This Day] The health authorities should pay more attention to people with visual impairments

      29. Akure Explosion - I Didn't Know I Was Carrying Explosives, Says Driver [This Day] Akure -The driver of the explosive-laden truck that exploded last Saturday at Eleyewo community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Isiaka Yinusa, has stated that he did not know he was carrying explosives.

      30. Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Ministers, Others Over Poor Power Supply [This Day] Abuja -Following the renewed clamour for improved power supply as a result of the stay-at-home order by the federal government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman and officials of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

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                Pharmacist Salary in Nigeria

                Monthly Pharmacist Salary in Nigeria (2019)
                Salaries of Pharmacists in Government Hospitals/Teaching Hospitals

                Entry level (0 – 2 years’ experience): N165,000 – N200,000 (One or two teaching hospitals pay N300,000 for entry level).
                Mid-Level (2 – 5 years): N250,000 – N450,000
                Experienced (5 years and above): N450,000 – N800,000

                Salaries of Pharmacists in Private Hospitals

                Entry level (0 – 2 years’ experience): N50,000 – N150,000
                Mid-Level (2 – 5 years): N150,000 – N250,000
                Experienced (5 years and above): N200,000 – N400,000
                Doctor Salary in Nigeria

                Monthly Doctor Salary in Nigeria (2019)
                NYSC
                50,000

                Salaries of Doctors in Housemanship (Intern)
                120,000 - 200,000

                Salaries of Doctors in Federal Government Hospitals
                800,000

                State Hospitals
                800,000