Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers, As a Nigerian, you need to know theses 10 things this morning
- The Nigeria Center for Disease and Control, NCDC, confirmed 91 new coronavirus cases in the country on Sunday.
NCDC confirmed in a tweet through its Twitter handle, stating that Nigeria now has a total of 1273 confirmed cases.
2. The government of Oyo State has announced the death of another COVID-19 patient.
On Twitter the state governor, Seyi Makinde, said on Saturday the patient was confirmed positive.
3. Balarabe Maikaba, a professor of mass communication, is dead.
Since then Maikaba, who was a Bayero University staff in Kano (BUK), has been buried according to Islamic burial rites.
4. Ekiti State Agriculture Commissioner Folorunso Olabode has been abducted by unidentified gunmen.
The kidnappers also shot dead on the spot a councillor in Ilejemeje Local government area of the state who was with the commissioner.
5. The Government of Kano State has finally spoken about the State’s increased death rate.
The State Information Commissioner, Muhammad Garba, described it as a serious situation in a statement Sunday, listing malaria and hypertension as some of the causes of death.
6. Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter, a member of the arraigned suspects in the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who disclosed this on Sunday, said the suspect has been isolated from others and will be moved to the IDH for treatment.
7. The House of Representatives will on Tuesday resume plenary activities amid the Coronavirus outbreak, after adjourning plenary on the 24th of March to prevent the spread of the virus.
In a letter signed by the Clerk of the House, Patrick Giwa to all members, the House will resume plenary on the 28th of April.
8. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has extended the quarantine orders being enforced in the State for another 30 days.
The Governor’s decision follows a recommendation to that effect by the State Standing Committee on Covid-19, which is chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe.
9. Two patients, Abbas Kaka Hassan, a 24-year-old male and Hauwa Mohammed, a 42-year-old female, are on the run after testing positive for COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
The male is of Layin Tanki in Gwange II area, while the woman lives in Shuwari ward of Maiduguri, the State capital.
10. Saudi Arabia has abolished the death sentence on individuals who committed crimes while still minors.
The State-backed Human Rights Commission (HRC) disclosed this in a statement, citing a royal decree by King Salman, on Sunday.