Zero deaths, 453 new cases and other #COVID-19 updates across Nigeria

A total of 453 coronavirus cases were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday.

No deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, making the fatality to remain at 956, the figure reached on Tuesday after six people succumbed to the disease.

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FG approves N8.49bn for procurement of COVID-19 test kits

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N8.49 billion for the procurement of COVID-19 test kits.

Speaking after the meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said he presented a memo to the council on behalf of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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Geoffrey Onyeama recovers from COVID-19 after three weeks

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has tested negative for COVID-19.

Onyeama announced his recovery from the disease on Twitter.

The minister said he spent three weeks in isolation after he discovered he had contracted COVID-19 on July 18.

Super Eagles Supporters Club hails ‘transparent’ NFF on COVID-19 relief package

The Super Eagles Supporters Club (SESC) has applauded the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for its ‘transparent’ disbursement of the COVID-19 palliative package from FIFA, CAF and other sponsors.

President of the SESC, Prince Vincent Okumagba, told The Guardian yesterday that the NFF was meticulous by displaying what he termed ‘very high level of transparency’ in the disbursement of the COVID-19 palliatives from its various sponsors.

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Masari hails CACOVID for donating palliatives to Katsina

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has lauded a private sector-led initiative, Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), for donating assorted food items to 67,106 vulnerable households.

Masari, who spoke during the kick-off of the distribution of the food items, said the gesture would go a long way to provide succour to the beneficiaries.

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