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‘We expect coronavirus cases in Nigeria to keep rising,’ – NCDC says

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The director general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says the agency expects the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria to keep rising in the short term.
Nigeria has recorded 111 confirmed cases of the virus, as of the end of Sunday, March 29, 2020, and led to the implementation of stricter measures to contain the disease.
In a national address by President Muhammadu Buhari late on Sunday, he ordered that Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun be locked down for at least 14 days to combat the spread.
Speaking during an interview on Channels TV on Monday, March 30, Ihekweazu said the infectious rate of the virus means the country’s cases will continue to rise.
“We’ve crossed the 100 mark and the reality is there’s a virus circling in our midst, and that is why Mr President came up yesterday to speak to Nigerians.
“In the short term, we do expect the numbers to keep rising, but we also expect that we’ll be able to get on top of this,” he said.
He noted that Buhari’s extra measures are needed, and that it’s a call for Nigerians to rally together and support these measures.
“From today, we’ll appeal to Nigerians to bear the few weeks of pain that’ll come. Stay at home as much as possible,” he appealed.
The NCDC boss also noted that Nigeria has been lucky so far with the virus as its cases have been mild to moderate with one death unfortunately recorded.
A major concern about Nigeria’s response has been its low number of testing conducted after one month which Ihekweazu put at around 2,000 in total on Monday.
He however noted that that the agency is focused on increasing the capacity for testing.
“There are new test technologies that have just been approved. We’ve already started the procurement process for that. They should be in the country in the next couple of weeks,” he said.
Nigeria has recorded 111 cases in 12 states – Lagos (68), FCT (21), Ogun (3), Enugu (2), Ekiti (1), Oyo (7), Edo (2), Bauchi (2), Osun (2), Rivers (1), Benue (1), and Kaduna (1).

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Buhari, Ivorian Presidents May Die this month, pray for them – Okikijesu

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“ A brave person will pass away this month in Nigeria and the death will make people to tremble, and will have a widespread effect on the nation.”

Speaking further, the cleric said, “Pray against the death of Presidents of Nigeria and Ivory Coast.”

“Thus says the Lord: The religious leaders should pray quickly against the death of these Presidents, else it will happen.

“They should pray to I, the Lord to bring down the hand of judgment, because one of these presidents is presently sick. Though I, the Lord am not happy but I want the repentance of the hearts of these presidents.

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“Thus says the Lord: If people pray, I the Lord will postpone their death.

“The President of Nigeria will lose power due to disobedience:

“Thus says the Lord: I have warned him several times, but the hour has come when the judgment hand of I the Lord will come upon him because of his disobedience.

“He refused to obey My instructions because he feared humans. The president and those pushing him will be judged together; because I have given him ample time to change, but he did not change.

“The time given to him to change is about to elapse; once the time expires, his government will be rejected and the government will be given to his neighbor who is better than him.”

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Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the Christ Apostolic Miracle Ministry, Said this In a statement he forwarded to DAILY POST on Saturday

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria returned to the country on Thursday very strong and “re-energised” after spending two weeks in the United Kingdom for medical checkup.

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“There may not be Nigeria in 2023” —Buhari’s ex-Minister

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“There may not be Nigeria in 2023” —Buhari’s ex-Minister

“What happened in Imo was horrific and grave, talking along the line of national security because it was an attack on the national security. It was carried out successfully because impunity has taken the centre stage of our national values, meaning that people now get away with evil, with crimes and with anything. Some of them even brag about it and are also seen within the corridors of powe.”

One of the strong political allies of President Muhammadu Buhari and immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, Spoke to Sunday Tribune exclusively.

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Slimming tea for officers with pot belly – IGP

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Breaking: The new Acting Inspector General of Police has released his 12 point agenda for quick implementation:

1. Immediate dismantling of road blocks across the federation (Would You still encourage officers with few Naira notes when you meet them on the road?)

2. Immediate withdrawal of officers attached to private citizens (To open the space for private security companies to thrive).

3. Deduction of court awarded damages from the salary of any officer found to have abused human rights.

4. Immediate recruitment of 1,500 lawyers with litigation experience to be attached to each police division/area command. They are to give legal fervour to investigations, provide legal advice and serve as police prosecutors.

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5. Procurement and installation of video recording facilities in all investigation rooms of the Force.

6. Building of new laboratories in 36 States and the FCT to analyze DNA, finger prints, blood samples, body fluids and so on.

7. Launching of Vehicle Procurement Scheme for police personnel in partnership with Innoson and PAN. (Officers to get a new car and pay off over ten-twenty years.)

8. Rapid rehabilitation and restructuring of Police Academies and curriculum.

9. Any interstate transfer of officers to be effected with provision of transport and accommodation allowance.

10. Provision of two pairs of uniform and boots for all personnel, annually.

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11. Increased allocation paid directly to each police division to run its operations.

12. Bi-monthly inspection and audit of police cells, to be carried out in conjunction with representatives from the local NBA Branch and the Bench.

13. Prompt granting of bail upon arrival of lawyers at police stations, especially those ones that show up in their wigs or bibs and do not claim any human rights law.

14. Slimming tea for officers with pot belly.

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