Omoleye Omoruyi | July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ondo’s Akeredolu tests positive, fear grips commissioners and other #COVID19 updates across Nigeria

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo Tuesday, tested positive for the coronavirus. The governor’s COVID-19 status, however, sent fears down the spines of commissioners, lawmakers and traditional rulers, who had contacts with the governor in the last one week.

Akeredolu, however, assured that he will continue to perform his official duties from his self-isolation.

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Rising COVID-19 cases may induce more hardships, FG warns

The Federal Government has raised the alarm that Nigeria risks further economic stagnation economic on account of the rising COVID-19 infections nationwide.

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, issued the warning yesterday during the virtual Community Of Practice (COP) meeting of commissioners of economic planning in Abuja.

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Nigeria records 17 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours as Edo confirms 119 new infections

Nigeria recorded an increase in its daily death toll Tuesday — the highest in 10 days — as 17 people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications across the country.

Before Tuesday, the previous highest figure was 19 deaths on June 20, 2020.

This was contained in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for June 30.

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IMF cautions Nigeria on aggressive tax drive

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Nigerian government to exercise caution in its aggressive tax drive due to the impact of the COVID-19 on businesses and households in the country.

The director of the IMF’s African Department, Abebe Selassie, made this known Monday, during a media briefing on the latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Yahaya Bello still disagrees with NCDC on COVID-19 cases

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello Tuesday, said the fear of Coronavirus kills faster than the virus itself.

According to him, a virus that has killed 510,909 people worldwide as of Tuesday was an “imported” illness that was “forced on people” to shorten their lifespan.

The governor said, “Do not give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19. It is a disease that has been imported, propagated and forced on the people for no just cause.”

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