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Nigeria records 595 more coronavirus cases, total now 34,854
A total of 14,292 people have now been discharged across the country, with death toll rising to 769.
The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria has hit 34,854, following the announcement of 595 more cases on Thursday, July 17, 2020.
In reaction to the crisis rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is determined “to get to the root of the problem undermining the development” of the region.
Second man executed by US this week had dementia, lawyers claimed
The US on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week following a hiatus of nearly two decades, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed.
Purkey was convicted of kidnapping and killing a 16-year-old girl, Jennifer Long, before dismembering, burning and dumping her body in a septic pond. He also was convicted in a state court in Kansas after using a claw hammer to kill an 80-year-old woman who had polio.
60% of alcohol-based sanitisers in Abuja fake, says PTF
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF), yesterday, revealed that 60 per cent of alcohol-based sanitisers in Nigeria and especially Abuja, the nation’s capital were substandard.
Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, who spoke in Abuja, bemoaned the development, urging those behind the act to desist forthwith.
Newborn baby found dead at Bauchi refuse dump
Residents of the Gwallameji community in the Bauchi metropolis woke up on Thursday to find the body of newly born baby at a refuse dump behind Palm Beach Lodge in the area.
The body of the baby girl was suspected to have been dumped by her yet- to-be identified mother after delivery.
Man jailed for stealing church offering, phone in Ebonyi
The son of a visually impaired man, Emmanuel Nwonu, was on Thursday, sentenced to 12 months ’imprisonment without an option of fine by an Ebonyi State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abakaliki for stealing church offering.
The convict, had penultimate Wednesday , stolen an undisclosed amount of money and a phone from a woman in the Udunukwe area of Abakaliki, the state capital.
2Baba wants to empower 36,000 youths across Nigeria with Innobia
Music icon and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Innocent Idibia aka 2Baba has expressed his decision to empower no fewer than 36,000 youths across Nigeria with his new initiative, Innobia cooperatives organisation.
The singer made this known following the unveiling of the agro-allied business concern with headquarters in Nigeria and branches in the State of Israel and the United Kingdom.
Man, 47, nabbed for impregnating 16-year-old daughter in Rivers
A 47 year-old man, Eromosele Mahmud, has been arrested by the police in Rivers State for allegedly impregnating his 16 -year - old daughter after raping her for five years.
The suspect, a single parent and father of three from the Esako West Local Government Area of Edo State but resident in Port Harcourt, confessed to have been raping the vicitm since she was 12.
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