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Nigeria Records First Death From Coronavirus   

Funsho Akinwale

Nigeria has just recorded its first death from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed that the case was 67-year-old Suleiman Achimugu, former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), who returned to the country after a medical procedure in the United Kingdom.

Further checks confirmed that he had a history of underlying medical conditions - multiple myeloma and diabetes - and was undergoing chemotherapy before he eventually succumbed to the virus.

As it stands, the country has 35 cases of the virus.

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