Omoleye Omoruyi | June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Abia records highest daily tally of COVID-19 and other updates across Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Sunday, announced 260 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 12,486.

Abia recorded the highest daily figure on Sunday with 67 infections, more than quadruple its initial 16 infections since February. However, Lagos remains the epicentre for the disease.

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Abia governor tests positive for COVID-19

The Governor of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for COVID-19, the state government has said.

The commissioner for information in the state, John Kalu, said this in a statement on Monday.

According to him, the governor had gone into isolation before his result returned positive.

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‘How COVID-19 is affecting financial inclusion’

President, Consumer Awareness and Financial Enlightenment Initiative (CAFEi), Mrs ‘Debola Osibogun, has said coronavirus (COVID-19) affect the financial literacy and financial inclusion.

In a statement, she said the pandemic is generating an unprecedented global health crisis, which in turn, has critical implications on the the financial system in content and context.

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Editor’s Guild ask FG to support the media ecosystem

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has called on the Federal Government to inject funds into the media industry to enable players cope with the debilitating effects of coronavirus.

The NGE also expressed concern over the spate of rape and murder of the girl child, making a case for stiffer penalty for offenders.

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COVID-19 patient arrested in Ondo

There was a mild drama at the popular Oja Oba market, Akure, Ondo, weekend, as a lady allegedly diagnosed with COVID-19 in Imo was found selling second-hand wares popularly called Tokunbo.

She was subsequently arrested by the state government task force on COVID-19.

Speaking on the arrest, the Health Commissioner, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, said that the lady after being diagnosed with the virus in lmo ran down to Ondo despite the interstate lockdown.

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