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Major Breaking News In Nigeria This Morning, Thursday, July 17th, 2020

Breaking News: FG Have threaten sanctions over violation of airport COVID-19 protocols, probes Fintiri,Yari

The Federal Government is probing reported violations of COVID-19 safety protocols by some high profile Nigerians accessing some of the newly-reopened airports in the country.

The probe, government said, involving Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and the former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, is now with the view to sanction violators if it is established that they indeed violated the rules, or apologise to them should the result of the investigations clear them.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha, who did not mention the names of alleged violators of safety protocols, urged them to desist from violating the guidelines.

He said: “You will all recall that the aviation sector reopened domestic operations on July 8, 2020. Dry runs were carried out and guidelines meant to protect all travellers were issued.

“You also recall that we identified and pleaded even before now, with certain classes of persons, particularly VIPs, to desist from flouting such guidelines.

“Unfortunately, we have received reports about violations by some dignitaries who failed to follow the protocols at our airports. We believe leaders must lead by example.

“In truth, as leaders and followers, we must change our behaviour if we must overcome the pandemic. This virus does not discriminate by status, age, tribe, creed or colour. All we require is diligent compliance and vigilance,” Mustapha stated.

The SGF, Boss Mustapha have urged leaders to follow the rules of the safety protocols in order to a good example to their people.

- Breaking News: Obaseki support investment in new skill set for post-COVID-19 economy

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has urged for more investment in new skill sets that will enable the youth function optimally in a post-coronavirus (COVID-19) global economy.

Obaseki made the submission in commemoration of the World Youth Skills Day, marked by the United Nations and it agencies on July 15, each year.

The governor said: “COVID-19 is going to be with us for a long time, according to medical experts, and leaders across the world need to start looking at the growth opportunities around the pandemic.

“Governments at all levels, development partners and allied institutions and groups must begin to equip the youth with new skill sets that will enable them to function optimally in the emerging world order that relies on Information Communication Technology (ICT).”

- Breaking News: Nigeria Records New 595 Covid-19 Cases With 9 Death

As Reported On the 16th of July 2020, 595 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

Upto date, 34854 cases have been confirmed, 14292 cases have been discharged and 769 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 595 new cases are reported from 24 states:

Lagos (156)

Ondo (95) 

Rivers (53)

Abia (43)

Oyo (38)

Enugu (29)

Edo (24)


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)

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