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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – novel Coronavirus 2 (SARS-nCoV-2), was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, 2019. Since the outbreak, the virus has infected more than 9,866,685 individuals, 4,983,029 treated and discharged and 495,692 deaths globally. The first Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nigeria was imported in February, 2020 and since then community transmission has been prevalent. As at the time of writing this report, Nigeria has reported about 23,298 cases of COVID-19, 8,253 treated and discharged and 554 deaths, giving a case mortality ratio of 2.4%. While responsible government agencies and international partners have been working hard to curtail the spread of the disease, we present in this report, some matters arising from managing COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria; and proffered suggestions which could help not only in managing the current COVID-19 pandemic, but also for winning future outbreaks of public health significance with a view to curtailing global health security.