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Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Wednesday, 6th, May 2020

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Wednesday, 6th, May 2020.

COVID-19: NCDC Releases Fresh Guidelines For Nigerians, Offices

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has listed new coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive guidelines for Nigerians and companies.

This was announced by the Director-General of NCDC on Tuesday, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

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Some Powerful Persons Are Planning To Declare Fake Coronavirus Cases In Kogi State – Govt

The Kogi State government has raised an allegation that some persons are conspiring to declare fake coronavirus cases in the state or forcefully import infected persons into the state.

The allegation was raised in a statement on Tuesday by the Kogi State commissioner for information and communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo.

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148 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 148 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Tuesday.

The confirmation brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 2950, including 481 discharged persons and 98 deaths.

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Emir Of Daura In Intensive Care Unit Over COVID-19

The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar, has been rushed to the intensive care unit of the Federal Medical Centre Katsina over coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to Sahara Reporters, Alhaji Farouk Umar contracted COVID-19 from Kastina State index case, Dr Aminu Yakubu, his personal physician, who died of the virus last month.

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Senate Tells FG To Decentralize Police Force, Approve Community Policing

The Senate has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force and the need for community policing as a way of addressing the country’s problem of insecurity.

This formed part of the recommendations of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Nigeria Security Challenges which was considered and approved during plenary on Tuesday

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