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BREAKING!!! Nigeria Records 160 New Coronavirus Infections, Two Deaths

As the battle against Coronavirus continues, Nigeria has recorded new 160 infections and 2 deaths on the 12th September, 2020.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its official Twitter handle.

The NCDC revealed thay 56177 cases have been confirmed, 44088 cases have been discharged and 1078 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the NCDC, the breakdown of the 160 new cases of COVID-19 from 13 states are; FCT (39), Plateau (39), Lagos (30), Kaduna (23), Katsina (7), Rivers (6), Oyo (6), Yobe (3), Benue (3), Bayelsa (1), Abia (1), Edo (1), Ekiti (1)

The NCDC further revealed that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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Two Nigerians Arrested Over €2.3m COVID-19 Contract Scam

Two Nigerians have been arrested for allegedly defrauding the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia of €2.3 million COVID-19 fund.

Force spokesman Frank Mba said in a statement on Sunday that the fund was meant for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE).

The suspects, Babatunde Adesanya, 50, master’s degree holder in cell biology and Akinpelu Abass, 41, managing director of Musterpoint Investment Nigeria Limited, were arrested by the cybercrime unit of the Nigeria Police Force and INTERPOL.

The suspects, who are said to be members of a transnational criminal network, were alleged to have cloned the corporate website of ILBN Holdings BV, Holland, to defraud one Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn, a representative of the German state.

Mba said: “Discrete investigations by INTERPOL Nigeria revealed that the suspects and their Holland-based cohorts, one Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder specialized in identity theft, cyber-stalking, cloning of corporate websites amongst other cyber mischiefs to defraud unsuspecting members of the public across the world.

“In this instance, the suspects fraudulently obtained from Mr Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn the sum of 1.5m Euro and another 880,000 Euro as advanced payment for the supply of COVID-19 PPEs valued at 14.7million Euros. Disturbed by the non-arrival of the PPEs, Mr Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn eventually visited the corporate office of ILBN Holdings BV in Holland to inquire reasons for the delay in supplying the items only to find out that the company never did business with him and that the transaction was a scam.

“The fraudsters merely cloned the company’s website and falsely presented themselves as representatives of the company before subsequently executing the fraudulent transaction. Consequently, he reported the case of fraud to the Police in Holland and this led to the arrest of Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder in Holland and investigations extended to Nigeria.

“Investigation by INTERPOL Nigeria further revealed that Babatunde Adesanya received 498,000 Euro from Eduardus Boomstra and Geradius Maulder through his Citibank London account and transferred same to an account number domiciled with a Lagos branch of a leading commercial bank in Nigeria belonging to Musterpoint Investment Nig. Ltd.”

According to the police spokesman, the suspects will be arraigned in a court as soon as possible.

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BREAKING!!! Nigeria Records Lowest COVID-19 Cases In Four Months

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control has announced 138 new cases of the novel coronavirus.

This brings the total number of infections to 53,865 in the country.

There are now 41,513 discharged patients and 1,013 deaths.

The daily figure recorded on Friday and Sunday – 160 and 138 respectively – were the lowest tally since early May and late April.

The country has also improved a bit in its testing regime. More than 400, 000 of Nigeria’s 200 million people have been tested thus far.

The new cases, according to the NCDC, were found in the following 14 states: Plateau (55), Lagos (15), Ebonyi (11), Oyo (11), Abia (8), Anambra (7), FCT (7), Rivers (7), Kaduna (6), Ondo (5), Kwara (3), Bauchi (1), Benue (1), Edo (1).

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BREAKING!!! Nigeria Records 252 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 252 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday.

With the latest, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria have risen to 52800 with 39964 Discharged and 1007 Deaths.

On its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov, the Centre shows the breakdown of the new cases.

The NCDC said that Plateau topped the list of states with new cases with 50, while Enugu has 35.

Others are Rivers 27, Lagos 26, FCT 18, Kaduna 18, Ekiti 10, Kano 10, Taraba 9, Anambra 8, Edo 8, Oyo 8, Delta 7, Ogun 6, Abia 5, Bayelsa 5, Ebonyi 1 and Osun 1.

It noted that so far, the agency had tested 383,130 samples, noting that 707 persons had recovered from COVID-19 as at Tuesday and had been discharged from across the country’s isolation centers in the last 24 hours in the country.

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BREAKING!!! Nigeria’s COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 1,000, As New Cases Nose-Dive

As Nigeria continues its fight against Coronavirus, 322 new cases of the deadly virus were recorded on Sunday night.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its official Twitter handle.

The centre, NCDC revealed that 1002 people have died of the deadly virus.

It was also revealed that Nigeria has 52,227 confirmed cases with 38,945 persons discharged.

Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases on Sunday night with 130, followed by Bauchi State with 36 cases and the Federal Capital Territory with 25 cases.

Other states read as follows: Bayelsa-14 Ogun-14 Oyo-14 Anambra-13 Kaduna-12 Ondo-11 Abia-10 Osun-6 Plateau-5 Kwara-5 Kano-4 Ebonyi-3 Sokoto-2 Borno-1

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BREAKING!!! Nigeria Records 298 New COVID-19 Cases, 207 More Recover

Nigeria has recorded 298 new cases of the Coronavirus disease.

This brings the total confirmed cases in the country to 49,068.

36,497 people have been discharged and there have been 975 deaths.

The National Center for Disease Control announced Plateau has 108 new cases, Kaduna, 49, Lagos 47 and Ogun 18.

Others are; Osun-17 FCT-15 Ondo-14 Edo-8 Oyo-6 Akwa Ibom-4 Cross River-4 Borno-3 Ekiti-2 Bauchi-1 Kano-1 Rivers-1.

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Florida Sheriff Bans Deputies, With Some Exceptions From Wearing Masks

A Florida sheriff barred deputies from carrying facial coverings in most paintings settings, government stated Wednesday, whilst the kingdom continues to warfare with record-breaking coronavirus numbers.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods insisted there’s no conclusive evidence that sporting masks curbs the spread of the virus — notwithstanding specific Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointers saying simply that.

“Now, I can already pay attention the whining and simply so that you recognize I did now not make this choice easily and I have weighed it out for the past 2 weeks,” consistent with a memo Woods wrote to group of workers, furnished to NBC News through the sheriff’s office.

“We can debate and argue all day of why and why now not. The reality is, the quantity of experts that give the motive why we need to, I can find the precise identical amount of experts that say why we shouldn’t.”

The policy applies to all 900 department employees, and Woods stated his decision is final.

“This is no longer a debate neither is it up for discussion,” he wrote.

Marion County, with a populace of approximately 365,000, is in heart of Florida’s Horse County. The county seat is in Ocala, which is set 40 miles south of Gainesville.

The town of Ocala has its very own police force of approximately three hundred employees, with about one-third of them being sworn law enforcement officers.

The department, the second largest policing enterprise in Marion County, has no policy explicitly mandating or barring mask use with the aid of personnel — but it “encourages” officials and civilian employees to don facial coverings, an OPD spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Sheriff Woods’ directive carves out a handful of settings where mask would be required, along with at hospitals, nursing houses, courts, faculties, jails or a COVID-19 “cope with alert from dispatch.”

Woods anticipates pushback from the community and informed employees to walk away from every person criticizing his measure.

“If at any time you are faced via any character complaining, berating you or just being a tough individual, you will politely and professionally inform them ‘I am no longer required to wear a mask nor will I, per the Order of the Sheriff’ and then stroll faraway from them,” the sheriff wrote.

“From that factor on it’ll be my burden and responsibility to take care of the person and solution their trouble, criticism or their query.”

The policy might be in full force interior any sheriff homes and civilians getting into that office might be barred from wearing a masks.

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Obasanjo Tests Negative For COVID-19

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative for coronavirus, his media aide Kehinde Akinyemi has said.

Mr Akinyemi said in a statement on Sunday that Obasanjo was tested for coronavirus on Friday at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library penthouse in Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Giving details, Akinyemi said Dr. Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos collected Obasanjo’s sample for the test.

“The laboratory is one of the accredited laboratories approved by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct the crucial Covid-19 test on both asymptomatic and symptomatic Nigerians,” the statement said.

The media aide said the test result returned negative on Saturday.

This followed the death of former Ogun senator Buruji Kashamu on Saturday in Lagos. Buruji, 62, died of coronavirus complications.

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