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Breaking news in Nigeria this morning, Friday 17th of July 2020

Good morning everyone!

According to report this morning, here are some of the following breaking news we have in Nigeria this morning.

1. Corona virus:: 63% of hand sanitiser in FCT not registered by NAFDAC says PTF

According to reports from the Presidential Taskforce on covid-19, they have disclosed that sixty three percent of the hand sanitizers been used in FCT, are not registered under, NAFDAC, that is to say they do not have a NAFDAC number.

2. 32 NYSC members to repeat service year.

The report from NYSC, has revealed that, thirty two NYSC members from 2019 Batch B, Stream 2, are to repeat one year of service, as a result of, commiting some offences in the states of their service.

According to source, it was indicated that the thirty two NYSC members who are to repeat their service includes, 12 members from kwara state, 11 members from Akwa ibom State and 5 members from Enugu state.

3. Mosques won’t reopen for now in Ekiti, says NSCIA

THE Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has said that mosques in Ekiti States are to remain closed for now.

A statement signed by the President, Ekiti State’s NSCIA, Alhaji Yaqubu Sanni, yesterday, said the suspension was because all the safety protocols cannot be met within the time frame stipulated by the government.

The information was disclosed by Alhaji Yaqubu Sanni, the president of Ekiti State NSCIA, in a statement where he said, “Muslims in the committee on the re-opening of worship centres and health officers, educated members on how to guard themselves from COVID-19 and conditions to be met before the re-opening of mosques in the State.

“After reviewing the guidelines, it was agreed that the conditions for re-opening of mosques as discussed could not be met within the stipulated time frame, that is, between now and July 17, 2020.

“Hence, it was resolved that the Muslims in Ekiti State would hold on for a while in preparations to meet the conditions laid down".

4. Nigeria records 595 new cases of covid-19.

According to report from the Nigeria centre for disease control, on the 16th of July 2020, Nigeria recorded 595 new cases of covid-19, from 24 States out of the 36 States in the country.

The statistics of the new cases are as follows.










Akwa Ibom-17










Cross River-2





Meanwhile, Nigeria now has the total number of 34,854 confirmed cases of covid-19, 14,292 discharged cases of covid-19, while 769 deaths has been recorded so far.

These are some of the breaking news we have in the country this morning.

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