COVID-19: NCDC announces 58 new infections as at April 6

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 58 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,388.   The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory, from an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22 of the country’s daily new positive cases down to 48, as of March 29.   “On April 6, 58 new confirmed cases were recorded…

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Ugwuanyi assures AIG Zone 13 of support

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has assured the new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 13, Dunukofia, Anambra State, Mohammed Hafiz, of his administration’s continued support to the zone, to enable it perform effectively. He spoke on Friday when he received in audience the new AIG, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Enugu. He said that his administration remains committed to security issues and will give the new AIG, the needed support to succeed in office. The governor added that it…

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Daily COVID-19 cases up again in Nigeria, Lagos tops with 89%

Nigeria posted an increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with Lagos responsible for 89 percent of them. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported 152 cases, higher than the 112 logged on Saturday. Lagos posted 136 of the new cases, a day after it reported zero case. So far, Nigeria has recorded 65,148 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with  61,073 survivors discharged and 1,163 deaths reported. Seven States and the FCT reported new cases on Sunday. See figures below Lagos-136 Kano-4 Niger-3 Ekiti-2 Kaduna-2 Ogun-2 Taraba-2 FCT-1 65,148 confirmed 61,073 discharged…

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COVID-19: NCDC announces 452 fresh cases, total number 21,371

Nigeria has announced 452 fresh cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of the cases in the country to 21,371. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gave the figure on Tuesday night through its official Twitter handle. The NCDC said that the new cases were from 14 states. It said that the country recorded seven deaths on June 23. The NCDC said that Lagos State had the highest number of the new cases with 209 cases, followed by Delta with 37 cases and Ogun – 36, FCT – 22,…

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Enugu lawmaker decries alleged invasion of constituency by Ebonyi land grabbers

Chinedu Okwu, member representing Aninri Constituency, in Enugu State House of Assembly, has called on the state government to urgently intervene in the alleged invasion and destruction of houses and farmlands by some communities in Ebonyi State. Okwu, who made the call in a petition submitted to the House during plenary in Enugu on Thursday, listed the communities as Uburu, Akaeze and Ishiagu communities in Ebonyi. He said that land grabbers from the three communities were claiming part of Aninri land, in spite of the obvious boundary features, adding that…

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South-East Governors reject IGP’s community policing template

The South-East zone, on Sunday, declared that it would not implement the community policing template rolled out by the police hierarchy. This was contained in a communiqué presented by the zone after their enlarged meeting in Enugu. The communiqué was read by chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi. Enugunow reports that he was flanked by the host Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, their Imo State counterpart, Senator Hope Uzodimma, Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Ikem Okeke, his Abia State counterpart, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, President-General…

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NCDC confirms 265 fresh cases of COVID-19, total infections now 7,526

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Saturday, recorded 265 fresh cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,526. The NCDC, through its official tweeter handle, announced that 133 of the new cases were found in Lagos, 34 in Oyo, 28 in Edo, 22 in the FCT, six in Plateau, five in Kaduna, three each in Borno and Niger, and two each in Kwara, Bauchi, Anambra, and Enugu states. The health agency said that the number of deaths had risen…

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Ugwuanyi resolves Enugu NUJ palliative issue, recognises Arum leadership

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has waded into and resolved the issues that led to the rejection of the COVID-19 palliative his administration delivered to journalists last Saturday. This was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Council, Comrade Rex Arum, while addressing newsmen at the NUJ, Press Centre, Rangers Avenue, Enugu . He said that the governor increased the quantity of the items he earlier gave to the council, which included bags of 25kg rice, cartons of spaghetti, cartons of noodles,…

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Enugu CP closes Motor park Abetting Illegal Boundary Crossing

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu state, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has closed Ugwuoba Garki Modern Motor Park close to the Ugwuoba/Amansi land boundary of the state on Enugu-Oji River-Awka Federal Highway.   The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement that the commissioner issued the directive while on tour of boundary areas in the state.   Ndukwe said that the commissioner made sure intending inward and outward bound vehicles were turned back at the said boundary area.   He said that the state police boss…

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Enugu Govt lifts embargo on employment

The Enugu State Government has lifted embargo on employment into the state civil service. Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Enugu. Aroh said the State Civil Service Commission and the Head of Service had been directed to start the recruitment processes. He said that the process would result in the recruitment of middle level and senior level cadre officers into the service. The commissioner said that the move was aimed at strengthening the…

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