Covid-19: Nigeria confirms 14 new cases as total rises to 288

Nigeria’s tally of Covid-19 infections on Thursday evening shot up to 288 from 276 announced on Wednesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the new data released by NCDC, 14 new cases have been recorded in Lagos and Delta States. Lagos has 13 while Delta has one. Till date, 288 cases have been confirmed, 51 cases have been discharged and seven deaths have been recorded in Nigeria. Thehealth agency tweeted around 9:31pm that “as at 09:30 pm 9th April there are 288 confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fifty-one have been discharged with seven deaths” For more info- A breakdown of the cases reported in the country show that Lagos is still the epicenter for the outbreak in the country. Lagos state...

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EXCLUSIVE: Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, Bows To Pressure From Lawan, Gbajabiamila To Compromise Social Register

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq, has given in to pressures from federal lawmakers to compromise the country’s social register. The lawmakers finally had their way to benefit from the conditional cash transfers in the country during a meeting with Farouq on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the lawmakers faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Nigerian Government was being implemented and called for enabling legislation in line with global best practices. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, both made their reservations about the scheme at the meeting with Farouq and top officials of the ministry on Tuesday. W...

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