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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 100,087 After 1,024 New Infections
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,024 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 100,087.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Sunday. “On the 10th of January 2021, 1024 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 100087 cases have been confirmed, 80030 cases have been discharged and 1358 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 1024 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos (653), Plateau (63), Benue (48), Zamfara (45), FCT (42), Rivers (27), Ondo (26), Adamawa (26), Kaduna (22), Edo (18), Ogun (16), Imo (12), Kano (9), Yobe (6), Ekiti (5), Jigawa (4) and Osun (2). Our discharges today includes 253 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines,” the NCDC said.
Trump Has A Lot To Learn From Buhari, Says APC
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned Wednesday attack on Capitol Hill by supporters of outgoing United States President, Donald Trump.
Until Thursday pronouncements by both chambers of the United States Congress, Trump had insisted that the election was rigged in certain states in favour of the candidate of the Democratic Party and President-elect, Joe Biden.
The APC in a statement signed by National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John J. Akpan Udoedehe said President Trump has a lot to learn from President Muhammadu Buhari respect for rule of law and due process.
Nigeria Is Stronger Together Than Being Apart ― Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished that despite differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities, Nigerians of all generations and from all walks of life must endeavour to commit to ensuring Nigeria’s unity because the nation is stronger together than apart.
He made the declaration at the Interdenominational Church Service for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, which held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, on Sunday.
Osinbajo, who was represented at the Church Service by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, said Nigerians “must at every opportunity insist that every great multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation has, through thick and thin, fought to realize the great dividends of diversity and pluralism.”
Covid-19: Ekiti Imposes Curfew, Bans Gathering Of More Than 20 Persons
The Ekiti State Government has imposed a curfew from 8.00 pm to 6.00 am while banning all gatherings of more than twenty persons in the state until further notice as part of measures to stop further spread of Covid-19. The restrictions, according to the government take effect from Monday, January 11, 2021.
The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Akin Omole who announced the new guidelines in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday in a statement cited, “the alarming rate at which the second wave of COVID-19 is spreading in Nigeria and elsewhere as the reason for these drastic steps.”
He said there was the need for the government to be proactive and take decisive steps to protect the citizens from falling prey to the second wave of the pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives all over the world. He urged the people to continue to observe the Covid-19 protocols of wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing strictly and also abide by the curfew and new restrictions placed on public gatherings by the government.
Senator Oriolowo Escapes Death During Gunmen Attack In Ikire
The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Adelere Oriolowo was on Sunday afternoon attacked by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in the state.
Tribune Online investigations revealed that the senator was at a senatorial meeting in Ikire town where he was attacked. It was gathered that the attack was first launched on Oriolowo when he stood up to speak at the meeting but to his amazement was booed by some angry youths around the meeting venue. Sources hinted that it took the prompt intervention of the deputy governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, security men that saved the senator from being lynched by the gunmen.
Few minutes after he left the venue of the meeting, sources told Tribune Online that he was attacked again along Ibadan-Ife road by the attackers who waylaid him, shattered the windscreen of his vehicles.
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