BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 7,000

134 ViewsThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 339 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,016. The NCDC disclosed this on its twitter handle on Thursday night. “339 new cases of #COVID19; 139-Lagos 28-Kano 28-Oyo 25-Edo 22-Katsina 18-Kaduna 14-Jigawa 13-Yobe 13-Plateau 11-FCT 8-Gombe 5-Ogun 4-Bauchi 4-Nasarawa 3-Delta 2-Ondo 1-Rivers 1-Adamawa READ ALSO: Silence is Golden but Equals Death- Usman Okai Austin “7016 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria “Discharged: 1907 Deaths: 211” NCDC also announced that to limit…

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Silence is Golden but Equals Death- Usman Okai Austin

100 ViewsSometimes, just being able to speak, to be heard, to be believed, are crucial parts of membership in a society Politics, like nature cannots, sustains a vacuum, therefore I am of the opinion that, the Voice of opposition must be heard loud and clear because, the presence of a strong and active opposition is an inevitable condition of a healthy democracy. As for Kogi state, the space that needs to occupied has not, and must be filled. Opposition must not be a political party alone, a civil society group…

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Giorgio Chiellini ‘admires’ Luis Suarez for biting him at World Cup

132 Views Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has revealed that he admires Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for biting him during a heated match at the 2014 World Cup. Suarez, who escaped punishment during the game, was later banned for four months plus nine internationals – but Chiellini said he bore no grudge towards him. “Malice is part of football, I wouldn’t call it illegitimate. To get past a rival you have to be smart,” the Juventus captain said in his new autobiography. “I admire his cunning. Image:Juventus captain Chiellini says he…

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Fact-finding: FG to dispatch experts to engage Kogi govt on COVID-19

257 ViewsThe Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday the Federal Government would dispatch a ministerial team of experts to engage the Kogi State government on the material and technical needs of the state on COVID-19. The Kogi State government had accused the NCDC officials of refusing to observe protocols on the containment of the pandemic when they visited the state. Ehanire, who disclosed this during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja, said the committee would engage Governor Yahaya Bello and work with him and his…

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Zamfara LG Chairman, vice chair, impeached, APC Cries foul heads to court.

133 ViewsIn Zamfara State, the  Chairman of Maradun Local Government  Council, Alhaji Ahmad Abubakar and his deputy, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad  Faru have been impeached. Speaking to journalists on Thursday in Maradun, Councillor representing Dasara/Birnin Kaya ward, Kabiru Muhammad Danwanti said 9 out of the 10 councillors took the decision because the impeached officials were guilty of alleged gross misconduct and incompetence. He said the chairman and vice-chairman were unable to discharge their duties as provided by the 1999 constitution as well as the fourth schedule and section 22(2) of the…

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AKWA Ibom, Where Democracy is Active, Governor Udom Emmanuel Unveils New Aircraft For Ibom Air

129 Views  The Akwa Ibom State aviation industry has expanded with the acquisition of additional Aircraft which steps the number to four in the Ibom Air fleet . The latest of the Aircraft is a 90 seater, Bombardier CRJ900, registration number 5N-BXP with the latest hyper technology safety device ; High Efficiency Air Filter (HEAF) Receiving the Aircraft at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo , the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel said the aeroplane which has warranty in the domestic aviation is the latest addition to the fleet of…

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Government Spends N40,000 To N50,000 Per COVID-19 Test, Lagos Commissioner For Health Says

263 ViewsLagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has said that the state government spends about N40,000 to N50,000 per COVID-19 test. Abayomi said this while updating the public on efforts put in place by the government to stop the spread of Coronavirus in the state. He said, “Regarding the testing, we so far have performed 16,000 tests in Lagos, which is much higher than anywhere else in Nigeria, and we’re planning to continue to test up to about a thousand tests a day.  “So, in the next month or…

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Buhari endorsed Obaseki and Akeredolu for second term, says Odigie-Oyegun

251 ViewsThe immediate past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has endorsed an agreement that Governor Godwin Obaseki and Rotimi Akeredolu of Edo and Ondo states respectively be returned for second term unless they do not wish to continue in office. Obaseki and Akeredolu, who are both members of the APC are first-term governors, and have expressed interest in second term in office. Odigie-Oyegun, in an advertorial published in some national newspapers on Thursday, said he was…

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Don’t allow criminals, religious extremists enter Kano from Kaduna, Ganduje tells Security personnel

252 ViewsGovernor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has instructed security agents in-charge of manning the border between Kano and Kaduna to be extra vigilant and not to allow kidnappers, bandits, cow rustlers, vanguards of religious extremism and other crime perpetrators enter Kano from Kaduna. He made this statement on Thursday while revealing to newsmen that over 30 vehicles that sneaked from Kaduna were arrested in Kano. “Security agencies should be extra vigilant to make sure that kidnappers, bandits, armed robbers, cattle rustlers, vanguards of religious extremism and other criminal elements…

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