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Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Thursday, 21st, May 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Thursday 21st, May 2020.

NCDC Confirms 284 New Cases Of Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Wednesday night confirmed two hundred and eighty-four new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The agency in a post on their official Twitter account confirmed the new cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 6677.

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President Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, 4 Other Top Staff For Fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday terminated the appointment of Charles Uwakwe as the registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO) and four other management staff for various offences.

Naija News reports that the  President sacked the NECO registrar and four other top staff after a panel investigating allegations of misconduct against them while they were on suspension recommended that they should be removed.

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Federal Government School Feeding Programme Kick Starts In Lagos On Thursday

The reconstituted palliative for the primary school which is Known as home-grown feeding programme is expected to kick start in Lagos state unfailingly tomorrow with at least 37,000 beneficiaries targeted.

Naija News Understands that the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development said each of the beneficiaries would take-home food rations worth N4,200.

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COVID-19: Governor Ayade Orders Resumption Of Sunday Services In Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has ordered the resumption of Sunday worship in the state.

The directive was revealed in a statement entitled “Resumption of Public Worship” released on Wednesday night and signed by Mr Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor.

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Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Face Alleged ‘Assassination’ Attempt

Security operatives have shot a dog dead and apprehended its owner, who broke two gates and forced his way into the compound which houses that Ooni of ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

As reported by The PUNCH, the incidence occurred yesterday, when the yet-to-be-identified man, who was said to be driving a Mercedes Benz car with two passengers drove to the palace entrance few minutes to 7pm.

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