Covid-19: Number of confirmed cases rise again as 98-year-old patient recovers in Lagos

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 184 new Covid-19 cases – a jump of 38 on the Tuesday figures. The agency made the announcement on Wednesday night via its Twitter handle. A total of 4971 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). However, the number of those that have died from the disease has also risen to 164 (six more than Tuesday) with the number of those that have been discharged rising to 1070. On Tuesday it was 959.…

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1st Quarter: Kwara Customs Area Command generates N1.7bn

      The Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara Area Command, has generated the sum of N1.7 billion to the coffers of the Federal Government in the 1st Quarter of 2020, representing 21 percent of the Command’s annual target of N8 billion. A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Chado Zakari, on behalf of Comptroller Ahmed Hussaini Bello, said the feat, despite the lull occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, was made possible by the dedication of the Command’s officers and men, coupled with the Command’s uncompromising stance on its…

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Benue LG chair plans mass burial for unclaimed corpses

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    *As herders kill four people in fresh attack   The Chairman of Oju Local Government Area of Benue State, Mrs. Alicia Eru has fixed Saturday as the deadline for the evacuation of all unclaimed corpses from the government’s morgue in the area or they will be given a mass burial. This is as suspected militant herdsmen Wednesday killed another four farmers and injured three at Tse-Haaga, Mbabai Council Ward of Guma Local Government Area of the state. Mrs. Eru, who disclosed this in an exclusive telephone chat with…

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COVID-19 palliatives: Wase donates food items to Plateau State

The Deputy Speaker, House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase has presented food items worth millions of naira to the Plateau State government as palliatives to ease hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic The items comprised of one trailer load of rice containing 600 bags, 500 bags of magi cube, 500 bags of spaghetti noodles, 500 bags of refined iodised salt and 2000 medium size of yam tubers. Presenting the items on behalf of the Deputy Speaker, his Senior Legislative Aide, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi Yalun, said the gesture is…

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Federal allocation to C’River not enough to pay retired workers – AG

      The Cross River State Accountant General, Joseph Adie has regretted that what the state government is currently receiving from the federation account was not enough to pay gratuities of retired workers in the state. Speaking to journalists in Calabar on Wednesday, Adie disclosed that allocation to the state from the federation account fluctuates between N1 and N3 billion depending on what is shared and that it was not enough to pay gratuities and still attend to other needs of state. Retirees, including former Permanent Secretaries are yet…

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Lagos prosecutes 185 cases in 60 days

      The Lagos State government has prosecuted about 185 cases within the months of March and April this year from three magisterial districts of Ogba, Ebute-Meta and Ikorodu. The figure was obtained from the monthly report of District Prosecutors submitted at the Ministry of Justice. According to the report, prosecution of the 185 cases was approved after been filtered by the District Prosecutors assigned to Ikorodu, Ogba, and Ebutte-Metta magistrate courts. The creation of District Prosecutors on March 3, 2020 as a sub-unit under the Department of Public…

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Covid-19: Three-year-old child, mother, father all test positive in Ebonyi

  …Umahi, Ugwuanyi partner to lock down borders with gates   One of the two children of a couple that tested positive for coronavirus, has also tested positive in Ebonyi State. The child is three years old while there are fears that second child, who is a year and six months, may likely also contract the disease since he is still being breast feed by his mother. The family is currently at the coronavirus treatment centre Abakaliki receiving medical attention. Governor Dave Umahi disclosed this Wednesday during a special live…

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Abiodun seeks Ogun Assembly’s nod to extend tenure of LG chairmen

  Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has written the state House of Assembly, seeking approval to extend the tenure of the Local Government Transition Commitee Chairmen. The governor’s letter, dated April 13, 2020, was read Wednesday before the lawmakers by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, at a plenary held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Oluomo said the governor requested for a three-month extension of the appointment of the present transition committees whose initial tenure expired on April 17, this year. He quoted Abiodun as saying the request for the extension became expedient…

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FG to farmers: 81,000 metric tonnes of seeds available

    Amidst speculation that Nigerian farmers would encounter shortage of seeds during this farming season, due to the impact of COVID-19, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has said about 81, 000 metric tonnes of assorted seeds have been processed and made available for the farmers. Director General of NASC, Dr. Philip Ojo, who disclosed this Wednesday during a Virtual Press Conference, noted that the Seeds Council had to take some proactive measures, to ensure that the adverse effects of COVID-19 was mitigated for Nigerian farmers. Ojo stated that…

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Gambari: I report only to Buhari, not Nigerian public

    The new Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has said his primary allegiance would be to President Muhammadu Buhari and not the public. The Chief of staff stated this on Wednesday when he spoke briefly to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa. He started out by thanking President Buhari for deeming him worthy to serve in the new capacity, adding that he would serve the President to the best of his ability. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the…

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