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1. Nigeria Records 595 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Cases Now 34,854
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has recorded 595 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, the new cases now bring the total number of confirmed cases to 34,854.
This was made known by NCDC via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday night.
"595 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Lagos - 156
Ondo - 95
Rivers - 53
Abia - 43
Oyo - 38
Enugu - 29
Edo - 24
FCT - 23
Kaduna - 20
Akwa Ibom - 17
Anambra - 17
Osun - 17
Ogun - 14
Kano - 13
Imo - 11
Delta - 6
Ekiti - 5
Gombe - 4
Plateau - 4
Cross River - 2
Adamawa - 1
Bauchi - 1
Jigawa - 1
Yobe - 1", NCDC tweeted.
2. Yari Threatens To Sue Fani-Kayode, Demands FAAN's Apology
Former Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has threatened to sue former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
FAAN in a statement on Wednesday accused the former governor of violating the COVID-19 protocols and refusing to allow airport officials to disinfect his luggage adding that he is a VIP and should be treated differently.
However, Yari, in a statement sign by his spokesperson, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, on Thursday denied allegations by FAAN and demanded an immediate apology.
The former governor said he obeyed all the COVID-19 protocols and is supportive of all steps taken by the Presidential Taskforce to fight the pandemic.
"His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari finds the FAAN's tweet odious and distasteful, he, therefore demands that the FAAN retract the offensive tweet and tender an immediate public apology to him for the falsehood published about his person", the statement reads.
3. NLC, ULC End Hostility, Merge - SERAP
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) have ended their years of the faceoff.
On Thursday, the bodies agreed to merge under the NLC umbrella.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, made the announcement after a joint meeting of the unions in Abuja.
In attendance were ULC President, Joe Ajaero, and other leaders of the union.
Ajaero was announced as a new NLC Deputy President.
4. I Won't Accept Any Disrespect To National Assembly - Buhari Warns
The President, Mohammadu Bahari on Thursday warned all his appointees that he would not accept any act of disrespect to the National Assembly.
According to the statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President handed down the warning while receiving the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the Presidential Villa.
The statement was titled "President Buhari reacts to riot act to ministers, MDA's, Chief Executives on Relationships with NASS".
According to the statements, Buhari asked ministers and all heads of departments and agencies to, at all times, conduct themselves in ways that will not undermine the National Assembly as an institution, its leadership, and members.
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