Nigeria: Rivers leads in COVID-19 deaths as new daily cases rise

“The new fatalities increased Rivers death toll to 84, as the nation’s overall death toll increased to 1613.”

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COVID-19 shuts Niger Assembly as Speaker Wuse, Clerk test positive

“The Speaker of the Niger House of Assembly, Bawa Wuse and the Clerk, Mohammed Kagara, have gone into isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. Alhaji Mohammed Idris, the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, confirmed the development to newsmen Sunday night in Minna.”

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Nigeria: Many senior army officers contract COVID-19

“Late Major-General General Olubunmi Irefin, who died last week of COVID-19 complications has turned out to be a super-spreader of the virus. Reports said many senior officers ordered to go into quarantine have tested positive as well. No fewer than 18 generals have tested positive.”

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Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna most hit by COVID-19 from 1 December

“According to NCDC, the two states and the capital have had a COVID caseload of 1,327 out of the total 1,698 cases recorded from 1 December till 6 December. During the period, Lagos posted 563 cases, Abuja 475 and Kaduna 289.”

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Nigeria will exit recession in December or first quarter of 2021, says Federal Government

“The minister of finance said that the economy has entered into recession in the third quarter, the trend of the growth suggested that this would be a short-lived recession, “and indeed by the fourth or, at worst, the first quarter of 2021, the country will exit recession.””

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Sanwo-Olu orders full reopening of all markets in Lagos

“The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the full reopening of all markets in the state following the flattening COVID-19 in Lagos.”

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COVID-19 flattened, Nigeria posts lowest cases in six months

“Nigeria recorded only 58 COVID-19 cases on October 4, the lowest in six months, indicating that the virus has been flattened in the nation.”

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Hope rises as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases drop

“Nigeria’s COVID-19 caseload slumped again on Tuesday for the second time in a week to give the nation hope of flattening the curve.”

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Uptick in COVID-19 cases in Lagos, 4 deaths reported

“Lagos for the second day led the grim chart in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, according to new figures announced by the NCDC. The agency reported 410 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with the national caseload now a touch away from the 50,000 mark.”

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 40,000

“Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 40,000 mark after the nation recorded 555 fresh cases of the virus on Sunday. According to figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Nigeria now has 40,532 confirmed cases.”

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