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FG lists diseases responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths
The federal government has said health challenges like tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, kidney disease and cancer are responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
40 percent of Nigerians poor – Buhari govt
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration on Thursday admitted that 40 percent of Nigerians are poor.
Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, while speaking to State House correspondents after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja said Nigeria was in a very difficult time and facing a very significant economic downturn that has not been seen in its history.
COVID-19: Lagos govt paying up to N50,000 per test
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has claimed the state is paying up to N50,000 per COVID-19 test.
Abayomi also disclosed that over 16,000 people have been tested so far but maintained that the cost of testing is being borne by the state government and not individuals.
Lagos spent about N800M on 16,000 COVID-19 tests so far
The Lagos State Government on Thursday,
disclosed that it has spent at least N800 million in conducting 16,000 COVID-19
tests in the state.
Abayomi, while responding to questions from the newsmen, said each COVID-19 test cost between N40,000 to N50,000, while 16,000 tests have been conducted so far fully all expenses paid by the state government.
337,589 to benefit from home feeding in Lagos – Minister
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk, has said about 337,589 beneficiaries would gain from the modified school feeding programme in Lagos.
Farouk, who was represented by the Director, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDP’s, Mrs Margaret Ukegbu, said this at the inauguration of the school feeding programme in Lagos on Thursday. The identified and selected households will each receive 5kg bag of rice, 5kg bag of beans, vegetable and palm oil, salt, tomato paste and 15 pieces of eggs.
Buhari endorsed Obaseki, Akeredolu for second term, says Odigie-Oyegun
The immediate past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has endorsed an agreement that Governor Godwin Obaseki and Rotimi Akeredolu of Edo and Ondo states respectively be returned for second term unless they do not wish to continue in office.
Governor Ayade orders resumption of Sunday services in Cross River
The Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has ordered the resumption of Sunday worship in the state.
The Governor’s order was contained in a press statement entitled “Resumption of Public Worship” issued on Wednesday night and signed by Mr. Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor Ayade.
Nigerians blast Buhari govt as ‘Chinese doctors turn ‘engineers’
Nigerians on social media have blasted the Federal Government for allegedly deceiving the people on the real mission of the 15 Chinese that arrived the country on April 8, 2020.
They cried out that the 15 Chinese that arrived on the account of providing medical advice to the country in the fight against coronavirus now do the work of engineers.
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