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Bauchi emir tasks NAHCON leadership on transparency

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Bauchi emir tasks NAHCON leadership on transparency


Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman, on Wednesday urged the chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikurullah Hassan, to justify the confidence reposed in him by the government and people.

Suleiman gave the advice when the leadership of NAHCON, led by the new Chairman, Hassan, paid him a courtesy visit in Bauchi.

He said integrity was key in leadership which would bring about trust and success.

“Justify the confidence reposed in your leadership, lead by example, be honest and transparent in your dealings.

“That way, your commission will go places and you will also succeed in your dealings,” Suleiman said.

Earlier in his remarks, Hassan had assured that the commission, as a religious body, would be honest and transparent in the discharge of its duties.

Hassan revealed that the commission intended establishing an international Hajj Institute in Abuja for managing Hajj affairs in the country.

He thanked the Monarch for his fatherly advice to the commission and warm reception accorded his team.

Earlier, the team had visited the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Baba Tela, where the latter solicited support from NAHCON leadership in ensuring the success of the state Muslim PilgrimsmWelfare Board.

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Constituents laud Dogara’s defection to APC

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Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the constituency of a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have commended his defection to the party.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Dogara had recently written a letter to the Bogoro Local Government secretariat of the People Democratic Party (PDP), giving his reasons for leaving the party for the APC.

An APC Chieftain, Mr Elisha Gwamis, who spoke at a briefing organised by stakeholders from Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Constituency on Monday in Bauchi, said that the defection to the party by Dogara was commendable.

He said that the return of the former speaker into the party was not only a blessing but was also most welcome by the entire constituents and the state.

According to him, Dogara’s could not have come at a better time than now, especially with the approach of the local government elections, slated for October.

“Dogara’s defection to APC is a blessing to the party as well as its members at all levels.

“We call for his full support in the forthcoming local government elections and to ensure that our unity and strength in Bauchi State remain strong.

“We indeed remain committed and resolute in supporting Dogara as one of our illustrious sons who is determined to upholding the people’s mandate and deliver democratic dividends, in line with our party’s progressive agenda,” he said.

According to him, the former speaker is an all-round instrument in any political party he belongs to.

Gwamis also called on the state secretariat of the party to give the former speaker all the necessary support so that he could feel at home.

Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

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NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities Monday to Wednesday

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.


NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms over some parts of northern states.

The states are Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Taraba, Kebbi and Katsina.

According to the agency, the rest of the region will be under cloudy conditions during the time.

“Later in the day, cloudy skies with pockets of thunderstorms are anticipated over the region with the exception of Sokoto where cloudy condition is expected.

“Over the central region, cloudy skies with isolated rain showers are anticipated over Jos, Nasarawa, Makurdi, Niger and Abuja during the morning hours.

“As the day progresses, much cloudiness is expected to prevail over the region with prospects of thunderstorms over Benue, Abuja, Niger and Plateau States.’’

The agency predicted that southern coast and the inland would be cloudy with the exception of Ikom, Obudu, Calabar in Cross River and Eket in Akwa Ibom, where light rain showers were anticipated during the morning hours.

It further predicted that some southeast inland and coastal cities such as Enugu, Umuahia, Obudu, Uyo, Calabar, Eket, Port-Harcourt and Yenagoa are expected to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers later in the day.

The agency, however, envisaged cloudy skies over the inland and coastal areas of the Southwest.

According to NiMet, morning thunderstorms are likely over Katsina, Borno, Taraba and Katsina on Tuesday, while the rest of the northern region is expected to be cloudy during the morning hours.

“Places like Southern Borno, Bauchi, and Gombe will experience cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms in the evening while the rest of the region are expected to be cloudy.

“Cloudy skies with thunderstorms are expected over Niger axis, while other parts of the central cities will experience much cloudiness during the morning hours.

“Scattered thunderstorms are anticipated over Kaduna and Niger States in the afternoon with more prospects in the evening.

“Cloudy conditions are expected over inland and coast of the south during the morning and evening period.’’

NiMet forecast cloudy skies over the northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Borno, Gombe, and Adamawa during the morning hours of Wednesday.

It also predicted pockets of thunderstorms over Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Zamfara and Kebbi States.

“Cloudy skies are expected to prevail across the central region during the morning hours, while thunderstorms are expected over the high grounds of the central states during the afternoon and evening period.

“Cloudiness is expected to prevail over the inland and the coastal belt throughout the forecast period.’’

Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Silas Nwoha (NAN)

 

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COVID-19 Update in Nigeria – NCDC Coronavirus Records

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COVID-19: FCT leads with 130 cases, as Nigeria records 386 new infections
August 2, 2020 6:14 am By Abujah Racheal


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led the pack on Saturday with 130 Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as the country recorded 386 new infection in the country.


Data from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC ) showed that the cases were spread across 18 states and the FCT.

The NCDC said that FCT topped the list for the of states with higher daily cases of COVID-19 for the third time consecutively with 130, while Lagos, the epicentre of the virus, reported 65.

Other states with new cases were Ondo, 37, Osun, 29, Plateau, 23, Rivers, 15, Enugu, 14, Nasarawa, 12, Bayelsa, 11, Ebonyi, 11, Ekiti, 9, Oyo 8, Edo, 8, Abia, 6, Ogun, 3, Katsina, 3, Imo 1 and Adamawa 1.

The health agency said that Nigeria had now successfully treated 20,087 COVID-19 cases following the discharge of 522 additional patients in the last 24 hours.

The health agency noted that four more persons have died from the disease.

According to the NCDC, till date, a total of 43,537 cases of the virus have been confirmed, 20,087 cases discharged and 883 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) activated at Level 3 would continue to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria conducted 145,454 tests in July and recorded 17,457 positive cases during the same period.

It said compared to June, the figures represented 95 per cent increase in testing numbers and 12 per cent increase in positive cases.

”It is good news that Nigeria significantly stepped up testing in July. The 95 per cent increase in testing in July compared to June only resulted in 12 per cent increase in positive cases.

”June, 74,580 tests, 15,532 positive cases. July, 145,454 tests, 17,457 positive cases. July also recorded one of the lowest monthly test positivity to date.

”July test positivity is 12 per cent . June test positivity is 21 per cent. May test positivity is 17 per cent. July also records 51 per cent of cumulative test in the country,” it said.

The Agency said that states that had made this possible by their daily increase in testing were, Kano, Plateau, Oyo, Lagos, FCT and Rivers States in July. (NAN)

 

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Nigeria records 462 new cases of COVID-19, total now 43,151

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Abuja, Aug. 1, 2020 Nigeria has recorded 462 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the cases were spread across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday night.

The health agency noted that one more person died from the disease.

According to it, till date, 43,151 cases have been confirmed, 19,565 cases have been discharged and 879 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and FCT.

The 462 new cases were reported from 16 states – FCT (93), Lagos (78), Plateau (64), Kaduna (54), Oyo (47), Ondo (32), Adamawa (23) and Bauchi (19).

Others are Rivers (9), Ogun (9), Delta (9), Edo (7), Kano (6), Enugu (6), Nasarawa (5), and Osun (1).

The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated at level-3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

Meanwhile, NCDC announced that two new laboratories have been activated for inclusion in the NCDC Molecular Lab Network.

“These are Molecular Diagnostics Lab, Gombe State Specialist Hospital and United Nations IOM Lab, FCT.

“There are currently 61 laboratories with capacity to test for COVID-19 in the NCDC network of laboratories,’’ it stated.

Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)

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