Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top buzzy stories on Nigerian Tribune Newspaper.
Coronavirus: Nigeria Records 14 New Cases Thursday, Total Now 65
14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Thursday, bringing the total number of Nigerians with the virus to 65, as at 8.35 pm.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 12 were Lagos cases while the remaining one were in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and one in Bauchi State.
Out of the 14 cases, six were detected on a vessel, three were returning travellers and one had a close contact with a confirmed case.
COVID-19: Founder Of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu Donates N1 Billion To Support Nigeria’s Response
To strengthen national response to COVID-19 in Nigeria, industrialist and founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has announced a donation of N1 billion in cash through the BUA Foundation, and has also placed an order for an additional donation of equipment and medical supplies including testing kits and medical protective gear to nine states in Nigeria.
These medical supplies are being air-freighted and will arrive in Nigeria as soon as possible.
States to benefit include Lagos, Kano, Adamawa, Edo, Kwara, Rivers, Abia, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto.
COVID-19 Lockdown: Buhari Allays Fears On Food, Medicine Shortage
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for more compliance with regulations and restrictions on movement and gatherings for the safety of all citizens, assuring that government directives will not affect production and distribution of food, medications, medical equipment and other essentials as the nation wades through the global health challenge, which already portends dire economic strains.
According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Thursday, the president has directed all relevant agencies and regulators to provide enabling environment for industries to sustain their operations by ensuring reasonable access to industrial supplies and inputs like water, fuel, gas and essential infrastructure and relaxing of stringent laws.
COVID-19: Fuel Scarcity Back In Abuja, Hawkers Back To Business
As the battle against the dreaded coronvirus scourge hots up nationwide , the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja and its environs may have to contend with aquate shortage Petroleum products as long queues of vehicles surfaced on Thursday evening despite restriction of movements order in force.
According to findings, the queues started building up when information filtered in to town that an instruction had go the Petroleum Tankers Drivers to vacate the nation’s loadiy points by Friday.
COVID-19: Abba Kyari Undergoing Treatment In Secured Facility ― FG
The Federal Government finally opened up on Thursday on the state of health of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari who tested positive to COVID-19, after returning from a trip to Germany and Egypt and interacted fully with top government officials at the Presidency and Nigeria power circle.
Fielding questions from journalists following its update on COVID-19 pandemic in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said one aide of the president (Kyari) tested of COVID-19 and is now undergoing treatment at a secured facility.
The minister also revealed that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Abdullahi Abdullaziz Mashi, tested negative.
Have a great weekend AT HOME… STAY SAFE!
Mr. Joseph Simeon is an Editor/Content Creator at Naija Buzz News. He is an experienced content creator. He currently leads a small group of talented writers at Naija Buzz News. He previously served as the Relationship Editor at 1Push.Ng. He studied Public Administration at the Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, before proceeding to Kaduna Polytechnic Kaduna for his Advance Studies in Public Administration. Simeon loves and enjoys playing football.