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Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu has tested positive for coronavirus.

The governor on Tuesday confirmed this via his Facebook page saying he is asymptomatic and has begun self-isolating as a guideline required by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

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Akeredolu disclosed that he took the COVID-19 test after he had malaria with advice to those treating malaria to also take the test.

The governor said “I got confirmation of a positive result for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms.”

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He added “I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well.”

Nigeria on Thursday confirmed 566 new cases of coronavirus, bringing to total 25,133 the number of covid-19 cases in the country.

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The NCDC stated in a tweet that 9,402 infected persons have been discharged while 573 deaths have been recorded so far.

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Buhari Suspends Magu As EFCC Acting Chairman

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Buhari Suspends Magu As EFCC Acting Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday suspended the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

According to PUNCH newspaper, Buhari had earlier set up a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami to probe the EFCC boss following a petition by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS).

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Magu reportedly spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja.

In the report, the newspaper stated that the anel grilled Magu for hours on Monday before he was taken into police custody and a source privy to the investigation confirmed Magu’s suspension.

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Nigeria Records 575 New Cases Of Covid-19

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Nigeria Records 575 New Cases Of Covid-19

Nigeria on Monday confirmed 575 new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 29,286.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet stated that Lagos State recorded 123 new cases with the Federal Capital Territory having 100 new cases

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The health agency added that 654 persons have so far died from the virus with 11,828 patients discharged.

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Osun Retirees Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements Since 2015

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Osun Retirees Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements Since 2015

Retirees in Osun State under a state contributory pension scheme are protesting non-payment of their pension and gratuity for five years now.

The retirees demonstrated their displeasure with different placards, disrupted vehicular movement at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

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They say the state government had refused to pay their 30 months half-salary arrears (2016 till date), non-payment of gratuities (2015 till date) and non-payment of their monthly pensions since 2015.

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Leader of the protests Niyi Adefare urged the Ife monarch to assist the helpless and some homeless senior citizens to get their entitlements.

He disclosed that despite their sickness and old age, the state government had neglected them.

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