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Coronavirus: Buhari hails Atiku, Elumelu, Dangote, others for contributions

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President, Major General (Retd.) Muhammadu Buhari has saluted public-spirited Nigerians and organisations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The President, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, commended members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19.

He lauded the members of the Coalition, namely; Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Jim Ovia of UBA, Access, GTB, and Zenith Banks, respectively, for contributing N1 billion each.

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He also commended them for being in the vanguard of encouraging others in the private sector to do same.

President Buhari noted with delight that UBA had equally donated the sum of N5 billion to Nigeria and Africa, while the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had pledged N50 million.

According to him, First Bank is partnering with government, the UN and innovative technology firms to provide e-learning solutions to at least one million children under its ‘Keep Them Engaged, Keep Them Safe’ initiative.

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The President extolled every other helping hand that had been lent by individuals, groups and organizations, which may not necessarily be in the public domain, noting that:

“God who sees all things will abundantly recompense.”

President Buhari recommended these laudable strides to other high net-worth Nigerians and organizations, stressing that hand in hand, the country would overcome the challenges brought by the pandemic, and chart new course in nationalism and brotherhood.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 229 new COVID-19 cases, total now 8,068

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The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8068

NCDC made this known via a tweet on its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

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229 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-90
Katsina-27
Imo-26
Kano-23
FCT-14
Plateau-12
Ogun-9
Delta-7
Borno-5
Rivers-5
Oyo-4
Gombe-3
Osun-2
Anambra-1
Bayelsa-1

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8068 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 2311
Deaths: 233

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JUST IN: Buhari appoints New Chief of Staff

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Ibrahim Gambari

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

Proffessor Gambari replaces former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari who died of coronavirus.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4641

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] on Monday night reports Two-Hundred-and-Forty-Two new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The development brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 4641.

The NCDC in an update on Twitter said 88 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano State, 49 in Katsina, 13 in Kaduna State, nine in Ogun State and six in Gombe State

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The tweet further revealed that four cases were recorded in Adamawa State, three in the Federal Capital Territory, with one case each in Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara Borno and Bauchi states.

As at now, 4641 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 902 patients discharged and 150 deaths recorded.

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