News Headlines for today, Tuesday 12 2020

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1. Nigeria Records 242 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigerian Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 242 news cases of COVID-19 in the nation.

The new cases have taken the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,641.

“242 new cases of #COVID19;

88 – Lagos, 64 – Kano, 49 – Kastina, 13 – Kaduna, 9 – Ogun, 6 – Gombe, 4 – Adamawa, 3 – FCT, 1 – Ondo, 1 – Oyo, 1 – Rivers,

1 – Zamfara, 1 – Borno, 1 – Bauchi

4641 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria

Discharged: 902

Deaths: 150”, they tweeted.

NCDC also corrected a mistake they made on the 10th of April, about the announcement of the number of deaths in Nasarawa.

“On the 10th of April 2020, we erroneously announced 2 deaths in Nasarawa

There was 1 death reported in Nasarawa on the 10th of April

We apologize to the State Government for this error, & remain committed to providing accurate data”, they tweeted.

The breakdown of the total confirmed cases in the country was also released on their official Twitter handle;

2. President Buhari Approves Importation Of Madagascar’s COVID-19 Organics

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, broke the news at the daily briefing of the task force.

He said Madagascar donated some of the products to Nigeria through Guinea-Bissau and arrangements we’re made to pick them up. Mustapha said the president directed that the products be subject to the validation process after they have been picked up.

3. Kalu Remains In Prison After Court Judgement

A new report has indicated that Orji Uzor Kalu, a former Abia state governor is still in Kuje prison, despite the Supreme Court ruling that offered a fresh trial for him.

According to the report, this is so because he did not include a release clause in the application he filed.

The judgment only covers the Appellant, Mr. Ude Jones Udeogu, who challenged the propriety of a Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Mohammad Idris to try him.

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service Mr. Jaafar Ahmed has also refused to release Kalu because there was no order from the Supreme Court.

4. Those Criticizing Us For Relaxing Lockdown Know Nothing About Kano – Ganduje

Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje says those criticizing his decision to relax the lockdown of the state know nothing about the state.

Speaking at a recent event, he said the cultural and social diversity of Kano state cannot be compared to other states.

” Those criticizing the steps being taken by the state government in relaxing the lockdown are only sitting in the air-conditioned offices in Abuja and making noise for they knew nothing about Kano, they have no idea about the composition of Kano and they understood nothing about the social set up of the state”, the governor said.

“Kano is a megacity and is a complex society that is bigger than many states in the country. It shares the same characteristics as other megacities of the world and needs to be treated as such”, he added.

5. Wike Not Wrong By Demolishing Hotels – Ex-MBA President

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Onueze Okocha (SAN) says the measures taken by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to fight the coronavirus pandemic are appropriate.

According to Okocha (SAN), anyone who is uncomfortable with the Executive Orders should approach the courts.

“I believe strongly that the measures are taken by the Rivers Government, particularly the Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike are well thought out, well-advised and I believe that will to a large extent help is to avoid or at least minimize to the barest level the spread of that they now say causes the illness they called COVID-19”, he said

6. NCC Has Not Issued Any License For 5G In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has dismissed rumors that the telecom industry will switch to a fifth-generation (5G) network on May 12.

There have been claims from various quarters that 5G radiation is linked to COVID-19 pandemic, one that has left many people apprehensive of the technological advancements.

But in a statement on Sunday by Henry Nkemadu, NCC’s director of public affairs, there is no deployment of 5G in Nigeria at the moment.

“The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a mischievous statement making rounds on social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites that the Nigerian Telecoms Industry is going to switch on Fifth-Generation (5G) in Lagos this Sunday 10th, Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th May 2020″, the statement read.

” The statement from the faceless individuals or groups cannot be further from the truth. The commission has unequivocally stated that there is no deployment of 5G in Nigeria at the moment”, the statement also read.

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