Breaking News This Morning In Nigeria, Tuesday 7th July, 2020

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1. Nigeria Records 575 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has recorded 575 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The new cases now take the total number of confirmed cases in the country to

This was made known by NCDC via a tweet in its verified twitter handle, on Monday night.

2. Akeredolu Didn't Win 2016 Elections, We Rigged Him Into Power - Former Ondo SSG, Abegunde

The former Secretary to Ondo State Government (SSG), Ifedayo Abegunde has disclosed that his erstwhile principal, Rotimi Akeredolu, lost the 2016 governorship election to the People's Democratic Party Candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.

Abegunde had on Monday resigned his appointment from the SSG.

According to him, it was through his power and that of some other APC pillars that made INEC declare Akeredolu as governor after he had lost.

"Akeredolu didn't win the election in 2016 but we made it possible for him to become governor. We were the pillars behind him and we will not support him again. He will lose this time around".

Abegunde further alleged that only the immediate family of the governor, as well as his in-laws from Imo State, are enjoying governance in the state.

3. WAEC Examinations To Begin On August 4th Till September 5th, 2020 - FG

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) tests will now hold on August 4th till September 5th, 2020.

This was announced by Nigeria's Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba On Monday, during the daily COVID-19 Presidential Task Force Briefing.

The examinations will hold for graduating students only.

4. COVID-19: FG Explains Delay In Reopening Schools

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said the disinfection of schools against COVID-19 will begin on Tuesday, in preparation for the resumption of academic activities.

Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, revealed this on Monday while speaking at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He explained that the delay in the decontamination process was there they would be enough teams on the ground to carry out the exercise.

"The delay is because it is better to disinfect and contaminated within a short period of time so that the kids will be going back into these classes when they have been freshly contaminated".

"This is because the chemicals we use are not long-lasting, they have short contact time to do their job. So we will be getting this done before Monday when they (school children) will be back to use these classes", Mahmood said.

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