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COVID-19: Abdulrazaq Vows To Punish Travel Ban Violators

The recent increasing rate of COVID-19 pandemic in Kwara state has been reportedly linked to the violation of the travel ban order by Governor Abdulrazaq.

The flagrant disobedience by some travelers has made the state to threaten stricter measures on the citizens, visitors, and indigenes of the state.

Speaking in  Ilorinwith the leadership of the Hausa community, Deputy Governor and Chairman of COVID-19 Technical Committee, Mr Kayode Alabi, has vowed to punish all travel ban violators as most of the COVID-19 index cases in the state were non-residents intercepted by security personnel.

He urged the executive members of the community to inform their people to stay anywhere they are until the end of the pandemic.

The deputy governor noted that “the virus does not show on faces and the moment a carrier mingles with others, it increases community spreading”.

However , Naija News recalls that ten new cases of COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed in ilorin yesterday.

This development brings the total of confirmed cases in the state to 44, including nine discharged patients as well as one death.



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P&ID: U.S Judge Approves Buhari’s Request To Access Bank Records Of Jonathan, Diezani others

President Muhammadu Buhari has gotten major breakthrough in its efforts to overturn the controversial $9.6 billion P&ID fine.

Naija news Understands that the breakthrough came as A United States Federal High court granted Nigeria permission to investigate bank transactions involving former President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife Patience, former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke and other top government officials.

According to a May 8 report in legal website, District Judge Lorna Schofield, who gave the ruling, ordered the banks to allow the Nigerian government have access to sundry account details of officials listed in its subpoena request.

The move, the judge ruled, would enable the Nigerian government prove its claim that the $9.6 billion arbitration was obtained by Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) by fraud.

These political office holders were in leaders of the country when the government allegedly signed a contract with a company, Process and Industrial Development Limited, which has become a source of dispute.

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Kwara State Confirms 10 New Cases Of Coronavirus

The number of people with confirmed coronavirus infection in Kwara State has increased by 10.

This development brings the total of confirmed cases in the state to 44, including nine discharged patients as well as one death.

This was disclosed by Mr. Fafoluyi Olayinka, the Special Assistant on New Media to the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday reported 146 confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The new figure brings total cases of the deadly virus in Nigeria to 4787, including 959 discharged persons and 158 deaths.

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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 13th May, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 13th May 2020

1. Buhari Appoints New Chief Of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff.

Naija News understands that Prof. Gambari replaces former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari who died of coronavirus.

2. Supreme Court Delivers Final Verdict On Anambra South Senatorial Election

The lawmaker representing Anambra South in the Senate has become a happy man with the latest decision of the Supreme Court.

The happiness of the lawmaker, Ifeanyi Ubah was determined as the Apex court approved him as the senator representing Anambra South in the upper chamber of the national assembly.

3. Rivers: PDP Sacks Youth Leader Whose Hotel Was Demolished By Wike

The Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State has expelled Princewill Osarojiji, the owner of one of the hotels demolished by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The Expelled PDP member, Osarojiji was the Youth Leader of the party for Eleme Local Government Area.

4. Coronavirus: Details Of Ganduje’s Meeting With Emirs In Kano State

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Tuesday, had a meeting with the five Emirs in the state.

The Kano State Governor had a meeting with the monarchs to discuss on how to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

5. Court Of Appeal Gives Final Ruling On Diri’s Candidacy As Bayelsa State Governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo state capital has affirmed the candidacy of Douye Diri as the winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primary election in Bayelsa State.

The appellate court by its action on Tuesday has dismissed an appeal filed by Ndutimi Alaibe which challenged the emergence of Diri as the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship candidate of the PDP.

6. Reps Approve President Muhammadu Buhari’s Request To Borrow N850bn

President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow N850bn from the domestic capital market to finance projects in the 2020 budget has been approved by the House of Representatives.

His request was approved barely a week after the Senate gave accelerated approval to the loan.

7. President Buhari Sends 42 Names Of Ambassadors-Designate To Nigerian Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has released forty-two names of ambassador-designate to the upper chamber of the Nigerian Senate.

Naija News learnt that the names of the nominated presidential representative at several embassies were read out by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on the floor during plenary.

8. There Is A New Terrorist In Nigeria- IGP

As Nigeria still struggles with quelling the menace of the Boko Haram sect, another terrorist group, allegedly called Jama’atu Ansaril Muslimina fi Biladis Sudan or the Vanguard for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa, has emerged.

This was made known in the early hours of today by the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) which was led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

9. People Of Bauchi State Don’t Believe In Coronavirus – Gov. Bala Mohammed

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed has lamented that some people in the state still do not believe in the existence of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Governor made this known on Monday when he appeared on a programme on NTA.

10. NCDC/PTF Officials Coming To Cross River Must Be Isolated, Tested – State Govt

Governor Ben Ayade-led government has requested that officials of NCDC/PTF coming into the state be isolated for fourteent days and undergo test for Coronavirus before they can carry out their duty.

The Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr Betta Edu, who is also the Chairman of Coronavirus Task Force, further stated that the state protocol must be obeyed.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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Photos: Remember Korede, The Malnourished 9-Year Old? You’lld Be Amazed At What He Looks Like Now

Recent photos of Korede Taiwo, a 9-year-old boy
who was chained for a month and allowed to starve by his stepmother and father, has surfaced the internet.

Recall that Korede was rescued and adopted by Mrs Funsho Amosun.

His father, who claims to be a pastor had said the child needed deliverance because he normally stole Eba and soup.

A a tip-off from church members, which prompted NSCDC’s rescue operation on July 22, 2016 led to the rescue of Korede.

As at the time of rescue, he was not only frail, he was malnourished and smaller than a child of his age.

See photos below:

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Lists Of States With Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

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

Magically, Nigeria on Tuesday, May 12 recorded seemingly low cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The newly reported cases of COVID-19 on the official Twitter account and website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has it that total cases recorded on Tuesday were 146.

See the below details for confirmations.

Naija News has, however, bring you updates on overall cases recorded in each state of the Federation.

See the below table.

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 1,933 1,398 502 33
Kano 666 573 61 32
FCT 359 300 53 6
Katsina 205 179 16 10
Borno 186 158 12 16
Bauchi 182 174 7 1
Ogun 126 82 39 5
Jigawa 118 112 4 2
Gombe 118 64 53 1
Kaduna 111 91 17 3
Sokoto 106 75 19 12
Edo 79 62 13 4
Zamfara 73 67 1 5
Oyo 65 48 15 2
Osun 39 5 30 4
Kwara 34 24 9 1
Nasarawa 25 24 0 1
Kebbi 24 20 1 3
Rivers 22 15 4 3
Adamawa 21 17 4 0
Plateau 19 18 1 0
Akwa Ibom 17 5 10 2
Delta 17 11 3 3
Ondo 16 4 11 1
Taraba 15 14 1 0
Ekiti 15 5 9 1
Yobe 13 12 0 1
Enugu 10 8 2 0
Ebonyi 7 7 0 0
Niger 6 4 2 0
Bayelsa 6 6 0 0
Imo 3 2 1 0
Benue 2 2 0 0
Abia 2 1 1 0
Anambra 1 0 1 0

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has revealed that the relaxation of the lockdown will be reviewed this week.

The development was revealed by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, during the daily briefing on Tuesday.

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Nigerians React As COVID-19 Cases Drops Drastically

Naija News reported earlier that COVID-19 death toll rises to 158 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday night confirmed 146 new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The new figure obviously was almost equal to the slash of the previous cases reported.

However, Nigeria as at Tuesday, May 12 has a total of 4787 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The microblogging site account of the NCDC was, however, greeted with a barrage of reactions due to the newly reported figures which gives new hope of victory to the citizens.

See below some reactions by Nigerians on Twitter,



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NCDC Reports 146 New Cases Of COVID-19

COVID-19 death toll rises to 158 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, May 12, reported 146 confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria with Lagos State leading the chat with 57.

The new figure brings total cases of the deadly virus in Nigeria to 4787.

See the details of the new cases below.

Meanwhile, the moves by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in fighting Coronavirus by adopting the Madagascar Herbal Cure has been condemned by the Nigerian opposition party, PDP.

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22 COVID-19 Patients Allowed To Go Home In Sokoto

COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Tuesday, May 12, 2020

22 out of the 75 active cases of COVID-19 at the state’s isolation centres in Amanawa, Sokoto state have been discharged after testing negative for the virus.

This was announced by Ali Inname, chairman of the Sokoto task force committee on COVID-19 and commissioner for health, while briefing reporters on the COVID-19 situation in the state.

He described the number of recoveries as the “highest so far achieved by the state.”

He said that so far, 106 persons have tested positive to the virus in the state, out of which, 12 have died.

However, out of the 75 active cases, today, we have successfully discharged 22 persons who dually tested negative for COVID-19, making a total of 41 patients discharged out of the 106 confirmed cases in the state,” he said.

“More so, the number of deaths has just increased by one today according to our update, leaving a total number of 52 active COVID-19 patients in the state.”

Inname said the state had traced 874 contacts, out of which 431 persons had been tested for the virus.

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Two Zamfara State Permanent Secretaries Dies Of Undisclosed Illness


According to a report monitored by this online news platform on Daily Trust, two permanent secretaries in Zamfara state civil service has died of an undisclosed illness.

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, was said to have commended the service of the two deceased whom he has described as committed and hardworking fellows who have served the state in their best capacity.

The governor also prayed that Almighty Allah grants the duo a place in paradise and as well prayed that the family be comforted.

However, the remains of the two late permanent secretaries; Yawale Dango of the Office of the Head of Service and Ahmed Sale of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development have been buried according to Islamic rites, Naija News learnt.

This is coming a week after Naija News reported the death of Alhaji Mohammed Asha, Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State.

It was reported that the traditional ruler had died after three days in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, as a result of complications from the COVID-19 infection.