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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 - 124,697 (2,227) (3,231)Italy - 92,472 (10,023) (12,384)China Mainland - 81,439 (3,300) (75,448)Spain - 73,235 (5,982) (12,285)
    Germany - 58,137 (479) (4,227)France - 37,611 (2,314) (5,700)Iran - 35,408 (2,517) (11,679)United Kingdom - 17,136 (1,028) (140)
    Switzerland - 14,108 (271) (1,595)Netherlands - 9,819 (640) (-)South Korea - 9,583 (152) (5,033)Belgium - 9,134 (353) (1,063)
    Austria - 8,291 (68) (225)Turkey - 7,402 (108) (70)Canada - 5,607 (61) (479)Portugal - 5,170 (100) (43)
    Norway - 4,032 (23) (-)Australia - 3,964 (16) (224)Brazil - 3,904 (114) (6)Israel - 3,865 (12) (89)
    Sweden - 3,460 (112) (18)Czech Republic - 2,663 (11) (11)Ireland - 2,415 (36) (5)Denmark - 2,366 (65) (-)
    Malaysia - 2,320 (27) (320)Chile - 1,909 (6) (61)Luxembourg - 1,831 (18) (40)Ecuador - 1,823 (48) (3)
    Japan - 1,693 (52) (404)Poland - 1,638 (20) (21)Pakistan - 1,495 (12) (25)Romania - 1,452 (37) (139)
    Thailand - 1,388 (7) (111)Russia - 1,264 (4) (49)Saudi Arabia - 1,203 (4) (37)South Africa - 1,187 (2) (31)
    Finland - 1,163 (9) (10)Indonesia - 1,155 (102) (59)Philippines - 1,075 (68) (35)Greece - 1,061 (32) (52)
    India - 1,024 (24) (85)Iceland - 963 (2) (114)Panama - 901 (17) (4)Mexico - 848 (16) (23)
    Singapore - 803 (3) (198)Dominican Republic - 719 (28) (3)Argentina - 706 (17) (80)Slovenia - 684 (9) (10)
    Peru - 671 (16) (16)Serbia - 659 (10) (42)Croatia - 657 (5) (49)Estonia - 640 (1) (20)
    Colombia - 608 (6) (10)Qatar - 590 (1) (45)Hong Kong - 453 (4) (110)Egypt - 576 (36) (121)
    Iraq - 506 (42) (131)Bahrain - 476 (4) (265)New Zealand - 514 (1) (57)United Arab Emirates - 468 (2) (55)
    Algeria - 454 (29) (29)Lithuania - 437 (7) (1)Lebanon - 412 (8) (27)Armenia - 407 (1) (30)
    Morocco - 390 (25) (11)Ukraine - 356 (9) (5)Hungary - 343 (11) (34)Bulgaria - 331 (7) (11)
    Andorra - 308 (3) (5)Latvia - 305 (0) (1)Taiwan - 298 (2) (39)Costa Rica - 295 (2) (3)
    Slovakia - 292 (0) (7)Tunisia - 278 (8) (2)Uruguay - 274 (0) (2)Bosnia and Herzegovina - 262 (5) (5)
    Jordan - 246 (1) (18)North Macedonia - 241 (4) (3)Kuwait - 235 (0) (64)Kazakhstan - 228 (1) (16)
    San Marino - 223 (21) (6)Burkina Faso - 207 (11) (21)Albania - 197 (10) (33)Moldova - 188 (2) (3)
    Azerbaijan - 182 (4) (15)Vietnam - 179 (0) (21)Cyprus - 162 (5) (15)Oman - 152 (0) (23)
    Malta - 149 (0) (2)Reunion - 145 (0) (1)Ghana - 141 (5) (2)Senegal - 130 (0) (18)
    Brunei - 120 (1) (25)Cuba - 119 (3) (4)Venezuela - 113 (2) (39)Sri Lanka - 113 (1) (9)
    Afghanistan - 110 (4) (2)Uzbekistan - 104 (2) (0)Cambodia - 103 (0) (21)Mauritius - 102 (2) (0)
    Côte d'Ivoire - 101 (0) (3)Puerto Rico - 100 (2) (-)Palestine - 97 (1) (-)Nigeria - 97 (1) (3)
    Honduras - 95 (2) (0)Belarus - 94 (0) (32)Cameroon - 91 (2) (2)Georgia - 90 (0) (16)
    Montenegro - 82 (1) (0)French-Guadeloupe - 76 (1) (0)Trinidad and Tobago - 74 (2) (1)Bolivia - 74 (0) (0)
    Kosovo - 71 (1) (0)French-Martinique - 66 (1) (0)Congo (DRC) - 65 (6) (2)Jersey - 61 (1) (0)
    Rwanda - 60 (0) (0)Liechtenstein - 60 (0) (12)Kyrgyzstan - 58 (0) (0)Paraguay - 56 (3) (5)
    Guam - 51 (1) (-)Bangladesh - 48 (5) (11)Monaco - 42 (0) (1)Guernsey - 39 (0) (0)
    Kenya - 38 (1) (1)Macao SAR - 37 (0) (10)Mayotte - 35 (0) (0)Guatemala - 34 (1) (10)
    Isle of Man - 32 (0) (0)Uganda - 30 (0) (0)Jamaica - 30 (1) (2)French Guiana - 28 (0) (0)
    Zambia - 28 (0) (0)Barbados - 26 (0) (0)Madagascar - 26 (0) (0)Togo - 25 (0) (1)
    US Virgin Islands - 23 (0) (-)El Salvador - 19 (0) (0)Mali - 18 (0) (0)Maldives - 16 (0) (11)
    Ethiopia - 16 (0) (0)Tanzania - 14 (0) (0)Mongolia - 12 (0) (0)Djibouti - 12 (0) (0)
    Equatorial Guinea - 12 (0) (0)Dominica - 11 (0) (0)Saint Martin - 11 (0) (2)The Bahamas - 10 (0) (0)
    Niger - 10 (1) (0)Swaziland - 9 (0) (0)Suriname - 8 (0) (0)Guinea - 8 (0) (1)
    Namibia - 8 (0) (2)Myanmar - 8 (0) (0)Mozambique - 8 (0) (0)Guyana - 8 (1) (0)
    Haiti - 8 (0) (0)Seychelles - 8 (0) (0)Laos - 8 (0) (0)Grenada - 7 (0) (0)
    Benin - 7 (0) (0)Zimbabwe - 7 (1) (0)Gabon - 7 (1) (0)Vatican City - 6 (0) (0)
    Eritrea - 6 (0) (0)Sudan - 5 (1) (0)Fiji - 5 (0) (0)Syria - 5 (0) (0)
    Mauritania - 5 (0) (0)Nepal - 5 (0) (1)Republic of the Congo - 4 (0) (0)Cape Verde - 4 (1) (0)
    Nicaragua - 4 (1) (0)Angola - 4 (0) (0)Liberia - 3 (0) (0)Libya - 3 (0) (0)
    Chad - 3 (0) (0)Central African Republic - 3 (0) (0)St Lucia - 3 (0) (0)Bhutan - 3 (0) (0)
    Somalia - 3 (0) (0)Antigua and Barbuda - 3 (0) (0)Saint Barthelemy - 3 (0) (1)The Gambia - 3 (1) (0)
    Belize - 2 (0) (0)Guinea-Bissau - 2 (0) (0)Papua New Guinea - 1 (0) (0)St Vincent and the Grenadines - 1 (0) (0)
    Timor-Leste - 1 (0) (0)
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    3. Nigeria imposes restrictions amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases   Aljazeera.com
    4. Nigeria: At least 100 Boko Haram terrorists killed   Anadolu Agency
    5. Nigeria Wonders How Long It Can Sustain Full-Tilt Oil Price War   Bloomberg
    6. Famously boisterous Nigerian mega-city Lagos adjusts to coronavirus lockdown   Reuters
    7. EDF grant continues Nigeria Crisis Response funding   Church of the Brethren Newsline
    8. Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases On the Rise   Human Rights Watch
    9. Nigeria needs $330 million for coronavirus battle, turns to private sector   Yahoo News
    10. Nigeria reports its first coronavirus-related death   CNN
    11. Africa's richest man helps Nigeria fight COVID-19   Anadolu Agency
    12. What The US Could Learn From Nigeria’s Response To The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak   Forbes
    13. Nigerian Security Forces to Enforce Social Distancing   Human Rights Watch
    14. Catholic aid worker calls on leaders to be ‘factual, accurate’ after chloroquine overdose in Nigeria   Crux: Covering all things Catholic
    15. Nigeria: Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hit 97   AllAfrica - Top Africa News
    16. Nigeria likely to suffer $15.4bn loss in crude oil earnings   EnerCom Inc.
    17. How Nigeria's kings lost their power   BBC News
    18. Nigeria bans entry for travelers from 13 countries as it announces five new cases of coronavirus   CNN
    19. Nigeria records chloroquine poisoning after Trump endorses it for coronavirus treatment   CNN
    20. At least 50 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush   Al Jazeera English
    21. Nigeria Makes Brutal Oil Price Cuts. But Has It Gone Low Enough?   Bloomberg
    22. UPDATED: Nigeria records eight new COVID-19 cases, total now 89   The Punch
    23. Nigerian army prepares for coronavirus lockdown, mass burials   Reuters
    24. Kidnapped Nigerian footballers freed   BBC News
    25. Jack Ma's coronavirus testing kits reach Nigeria   Economic Times
    26. Covid-19: Nigeria receives test kits from Chinese billionaire Ma   The Star Online
    27. The COVID-19 risks you're hearing less about: India, Nigeria, and refugee camps   GZERO Media
    28. Nigeria News, Virus Latest: Chloroquine Poisoning, Trump Tweet   Bloomberg
    29. Nigeria World Cup player Justice Christopher robbed by armed assailants   ESPN
    30. Rail station construction: FG opts for Nigerian professionals   The Punch
    31. How to avert looming recession, by expertsNigeria   Guardian
    32. Victor Olaiya: Nigeria's 'evil genius' trumpeter who influenced Fela Kuti   BBC News
    33. Nigeria says it is ready and more than capable of dealing with coronavirus   CNN
    34. Beaten, raped and forced to work: why I'm exposing the scandal of Nigeria’s house girls   The Guardian
    35. 'Nigeria will deal with this': High alert after coronavirus case   Al Jazeera English
    36. COVID-19: My husband needs your prayers, El-Rufai’s wife begs Nigerians   The Punch
    37. Nigeria gas explosion: 17 dead, rescue efforts under way   Al Jazeera English
    38. How To Become A Billionaire: Nigeria's Oil Baroness Folorunso Alakija On What Makes Tomorrow's Billionaires   Forbes Africa
    39. Coronavirus: Nigeria not stopping pangolin trade, trafficking   Quartz Africa
    40. Nigeria struggles to sell oil despite price cut   The Punch
    41. Dubai Property: An Oasis for Nigeria's Corrupt Political Elites   Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    42. Nigerian Christian community faces peril, White House is told   The Christian Science Monitor
    43. Nigeria’s ministers donate 50% of March salary to COVID-19 fight   The Punch
    44. Nigeria international and Enugu Rangers star Ifeanyi George laid to rest   Goal.com
    45. Nigerian doctors go on strike as coronavirus cases rise   The New Humanitarian
    46. Nigerian health system can’t tackle large scale Coronavirus – Tinubu   The Punch
    47. Nigeria prepares for coronavirus outbreak   CNN
    48. Nigeria housing: 'I live in a floating slum' in Lagos   BBC News
    49. “Is It An Asteroid?” Nigerians Question Strange Explosion In Akure   Guardian Nigeria
    50. Nigeria is already dealing with a deadlier viral outbreak than COVID-19   World Economic Forum
    51. Nigeria Naira Remains Under Strain After Devaluation   Bloomberg
    52. Here are the African countries with confirmed coronavirus cases   CNN
    53. Lessons from Nigeria in Responding to Coronavirus   Inter Press Service
    54. Nigeria’s coronavirus challenge   The Punch
    55. Nigeria: Army Restrictions Stifling Aid Efforts   Human Rights Watch
    56. Oil slump scalps Nigeria, Angola, Mexico ratings; Saudi and Russia spared   Reuters
    57. At least 70 Nigerian soldiers killed in jihadist ambush: Military sources   Economic Times
    58. Influential Nigerian traditional ruler dethroned   Al Jazeera English
    59. COVID-19: Save Nigerians from the Spanish, Italian, Chinese experiences, VOR tells Buhari   Vanguard
    60. BREAKING: Western Diplomats Warn Of Coronavirus Explosion In Nigeria As European Countries Evacuate Citizens   SaharaReporters.com
    61. Letter from Africa: Fake news and Nigeria's media   BBC News
    62. Visa, Nigeria's Paga Team For Global FinTech   pymnts.com
    63. Nigerian Military Eliminates Terrorists at...   PR Nigeria News
    64. Coronavirus: Nigerian celebrities wear blinged-up masks   BBC News
    65. With Dwindling Revenue, Nigeria Faces Uncertain Future   THISDAY Newspapers
    66. Nigeria’s Premium Times faces cyberattacks, intimidation of journalists after publishing leaked documents   CPJ Press Freedom Online
    67. COVID-19 and cancer: Nigeria’s unique quadruple jeopardy   Vanguard
    68. Cameroon refugees struggle to cope with life of need in Nigeria   Al Jazeera English
    69. Ndidi and Osimhen are Nigeria’s best players – Amokachi   Goal.com
    70. Virus Pushes Nigeria to Devalue Currency, Seek Single Rate   Bloomberg
    71. Coronavirus: NMA, CMA react as US woos Nigerian doctors, others   The Punch
    72. They Ordered Her to Be a Suicide Bomber. She Had Another Idea.   The New York Times
    73. Nigeria's 'Rock Goddess' wants to change people's minds   Reuters
    74. BBNaija Star, Tacha, Blasts Buhari For Failing To Address Nigerians On Coronavirus   SaharaReporters.com
    75. Nigeria confirms third coronavirus case   Africanews English
    76. Nigeria to ban interstate travels over coronavirusNigeria   Guardian
    77. Watch as Caf relives Nigeria's ninth Africa Women's Cup of Nations triumph   Goal.com
    78. Import costs into Lagos surpass Ghana, South Africa — Quartz Africa   Quartz Africa
    79. NairaWin: Introducing first Nigeria e-commerce, gaming platformNigeria   Guardian
    80. COVID-19: Nigeria’s Industrialists Rise to the Occasion   THISDAY Newspapers
    81. COVID-19: Otedola pledges N1 billion donation for Nigeria to combat disease   Nairametrics
    82. Benue records first index case of CoronavirusNigeria   Guardian
    83. Is Senate Confirmation Hearing of a natural-born Nigerian in Violation of Dual Citizenship Proposition (1, Article 28)?   Front Page Africa
    84. Nigeria’s Refusal to Devalue Naira Likely to Fail, Again   Bloomberg
    85. Nigeria's Closed Border Boosts Smuggling to Cameroon   VOA News
    86. Africa cases above 1000; Nigeria bars international flights   CTV News
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    88. Nigeria is a failed country – Bimbo Akinsanya   Vanguard
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    90. COVID-19: FG mulls giving stipends to Nigerians, says Zainab Ahmed   TheCable
    91. Lagos sets up temporary markets, issues guidelines on restrictions   Guardian
    92. Offor Donates $30m Medical Equipment to Nigeria, 18 Others   THISDAY Newspapers
    93. Having Nigerian-made technology devices long overdue — Sodiya   The Punch
    94. Offor Foundation Donates Medical Equipment Worth $30m to Nigeria, 18 Other Countries   THISDAY Newspapers
    95. Coronavirus: Nigeria heading towards economic depression, not recession   Premium Times
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      1. Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hit 97 [Daily Trust] The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria is approaching the 100 mark as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed eight new cases on Saturday, taking the total to 97.

      2. Explosion Destroys 100 Houses, Schools, Churches in Akure [Vanguard] At least 100 residential buildings, school, churches were reportedly destroyed by an explosion Akure, the Ondo State capital, Saturday morning.

      3. Coronavirus - Nigeria Heading Towards Economic Depression, Not Recession - Economists [Premium Times] The Nigerian economy is heading towards a major depression, not a recession, two economists and financial analysts have said.

      4. Kingsley Moghalu Calls for Shutdown & Support for 'Extremely Poor' to Combat Covid-19 [To Build a Nation] Abuja -The Coronavirus Disease-2019 (Covid-19) epidemic presents a difficult and challenging time for the world and our country Nigeria. This crisis has security, social and economic dimensions, and we must now and in its aftermath fundamentally re-examine our patterns of thinking, acting, citizenship and leadership, and how this all translates into governance.

      5. COVID-19 - Presidency Denies Plans to Pay Nigerians N30,000 [Premium Times] A presidential aide has dismissed reports that the federal government would be paying Nigerians N30,000 as relief fund to help them stock up food in their homes.

      6. Eight New Cases, Total Now at 89 [Premium Times] Benue State has recorded its first confirmed case of Covid-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced.

      7. Covid-19 - Buhari Receives Briefing From Health Minister, NCDC [Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, received a briefing from the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

      8. Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hit 70 [Vanguard] Nigeria on Saturday recorded another five new cases of #COVID19 bringing g the cases to 70.

      9. Coronavirus - Workers Oppose Plan to Use National Hospital as Isolation Centre [Premium Times] Some workers of the National Hospital in Abuja have kicked against moves by the management to convert a ward at the facility to an isolation centre for coronavirus patients.

      10. Why the Nation's Film Industry Is Lagging Behind - Fred Amata [Daily Trust] Lagos -The President of Directors' Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Olorogun Fred Amata has said that the Nigerian film industry is lagging behind its competitors in South Africa and North Africa because the industry is bedevilled with several problems including, piracy, lack of structures, equipment, infrastructure and financial constraints.

      11. 'Lagos' COVID-19 Cases May Rise to 39,000' [Daily Trust] Lagos -Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said from its "mathematical modeling" the state may see up to 39, 000 COVID-19 cases in a worst-case scenario.

      12. Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic [This Day] The authorities could do more to contain the transmission of the viral disease

      13. Confusion as Explosion Occurs in Akure [Premium Times] An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

      14. Despite Buhari's Reforms, Cost of Shipping Goods to Nigeria Still Very High [Premium Times] The cost of shipping goods into Nigerian ports is among the highest in the world, with the figure for Apapa port costing more than thrice of that to Tema, Ghana, according to new research by SBM Intelligence.

      15. Nigeria to Suffer $15.4bn Loss in Crude Oil Earnings - Analysts [Daily Trust] Nigeria and other African economies are projected to record substantial revenue losses, particularly from the oil and gas sector, as the devastating effects of the Coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating toll on the various economies.

      16. Country Records 176 Deaths From Lassa Fever Outbreak [This Day] Amidst the burden from COVID-19, Nigeria has recorded three new deaths from Lassa fever, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 176 since the outbreak in January.

      17. The Other COVID-19 Pandemic - Fake News [African Arguments] False information in Nigeria is undermining medical advice, proffering fake cures, inciting panic and being used for political point-scoring.

      18. Coronavirus - Report Returnees Not Observing Self-Isolation - Minister Urges Nigerians [Premium Times] Nigerians have been asked to help the government in identifying anybody who returned to the country within the past few weeks without observing the compulsory 14-days self-isolation.

      19. Coronavirus - How We're Coping With Emergency Homeschooling, 'Restless' Kids - Nigerian Mums [Premium Times] Mums across the world are currently grappling with the demands of homeschooling their kids as schools have closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

      20. Sowore Alleges Plot to Re-Arrest Him Over Coronavirus Report [Premium Times] Rights activist and publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the Nigerian government of plotting to detain him over his report on the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, testing positive for COVID-19.

      21. COVID-19 - Forum Urges Lalong to Establish Centres in Senatorial Zones [Daily Trust] The Plateau Elders Forum has urged Governor Simon Lalong to establish at least one screening and isolation centres in each of the senatorial districts in the state.

      22. Sports Will Struggle to Recover From COVID-19 Chaos - Galadima [Daily Trust] A former chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association and Patron of Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima has said the devastating effects of coronavirus pandemic on sports would take a long time to go away.

      23. COVID-19 - Terminal Operators Want Ports to Remain Open [This Day] Terminal operators at the nation's seaports have stressed the need for the nation's ports to remain open at all times while the federal and state governments battle to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      24. The Spike in Suicide Rates [This Day] The limping economy may be contributory to the problem

      25. Zamfara Governorship: Supreme Court Dismisses APC's Application to Review Judgment [Premium Times] The Supreme Court, on Friday, dismissed an application, asking it to review its judgement which nullified the victory of the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State.

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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