Nigeria records highest daily tally | See top five updates on COVID-19 in Nigeria

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Nigeria records highest daily tally

Nigeria Tuesday, recorded its highest daily figure as 117 cases were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

With the latest update, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 782 from 665 reported on Monday evening.

The public health agency in a tweet Tuesday night said that new cases were reported in eight states. These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kano, Katsina, Ogun, Rivers, Bauchi and Borno.

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279 trucks of grains distributed to locked down states

About 279 trucks of grains have been distributed to Lagos, Ogun and FCT, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said Tuesday.

The federal government had approved the release of 70,000 metric tonnes of grains for distribution to the poor and vulnerable to cushion the impact of the lockdown order in these states.

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Osun closes its borders

The Osun Government has mounted barricades at all boundaries and major roads of the state to ensure total compliance with its lockdown directive, as part of the measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode said the step is imperative to enforce compliance to 14 days total lockdown directive issued by the state government.

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Buhari approves withheld payment of lecturers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate payment of the withheld salaries of February and March for lecturers in federal universities who have not registered on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige made the announcement on Tuesday, through a statement issued by Emmanuel Nzomiwu, his media aide.

The President also directed the Hon. Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, and the Accountant General of the Federation to effect the payment urgently by all means to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period on lecturers and members of their family,” the statement read.

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Ganduje calls for financial help to fight COVID-19 in Kano

Kano continued to witness a steady upsurge of positive cases of COVID-19 pandemic with the latest figure standing at 73, according to the NCDC.

Overwhelmed by the rising cases of the virus and burden of curtailing its spread, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has solicited Federal Government’s financial support.

The governor made the call when he received the director-general of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu at Government House.

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