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Private sector COVID-19 funds will be used to fund supplementary budget| See top five updates on COVID-19 in Nigeria

Owing to the infinite number of information being released at every minute around the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, it is important to not only filter the information we consume so as not to be overwhelmed but to have a reliable space to begin to find the information we need.

COVID-19 cases exceed 3,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases Wednesday, exceeded 3, 000 as 195 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,145.

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Nigeria’s aviation sector loses N21bn monthly

Nigeria’s aviation sector has been losing about N21 billion monthly since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, an official has said.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday.

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Address almajiri issue squarely – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF), has called on governors to address the “almajiri” issue squarely, to avoid further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and PTF chairman on COVID-19, made the call during the task force daily briefing on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Yobe debunks reports residents died of COVID-19 complications

The Yobe government says nobody has died of COVID-19 complications in the state.

The state government said this in reaction to reports that a number of people have died of the disease in the state.

In a statement Thursday, media aide of the state governor, Mai Mala Buni, Mamman Mohammed, said Yobe only recorded its first COVID-19 case last week.

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COVID-19 funds from the private sector will be used to fund supplementary budget

The ministry of finance says the federal government will be using private sector COVID-19 donations to fund a 2020 supplementary budget. 

The office of the accountant-general of the federation said “in addition to the main CACOVID Fund Account with CBN,” President Muhammadu Buhari has “approved the opening of five COVID-19 Donor Accounts”.

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