Latest Headline News this morning, Monday July 20, 2020

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556 new cases bring coronavirus infections in Nigeria to 36,663

According to the NCDC, a total of 15,105 people have recovered from coronavirus in Nigeria.

The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 36,663 following the announcement of 566 more cases on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt lists effects of lockdown

The federal government has highlighted the effects of the lockdown and physical distancing measures that were implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, claimed it almost led to a complete shutdown of the economy.

President Buhari mourns Izuogu

Buhari says Izuogu would be fondly remembered and honoured for his exceptional work.

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended deepest condolences to the family, friends, the government and people of Imo on the passing of Dr Ezekiel Izuogu, a trail-blazing innovator and scientist.

2020 admission begins August 21, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board has directed all institutions to begin the conduct of the first and second choice admission with effect from August 21.

While directing institutions to desist from selling forms for admissions into some listed programmes, JAMB urged them to advise candidates to apply for the programmes through its office.

We must return Edo to APC, says Oshiomhole

the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole , has vowed to ensure that the APC wrestles Edo State from the grip of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship election scheduled for September 19th.

Oshiomhole made the vow on Saturday night while addressing supporters at his Iyamho country home, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of the state .

134 Nigerians return home from Sudan

At least 134 Nigerians stranded in Khartoum, Capital of Sudan, due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.

Announcing via Twitter on Sunday, NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to NIDCOM, the 134 evacuees tested Negative to coronavirus before departing from Khartoum.

Eti-Osa isolation centre set for closure

The Young President Organisation, Lagos Chapter, has said the Eti Osa isolation centre will cease its activities on July 31 st in line with the agreement signed with the Lagos State Government.

A statement titled ‘Eti Osa isolation centre', issued by the organisation on Sunday said that the centre commissioned on April 22 integrated into the statewide response for the COVID - 19 pandemic would close at the end of the month.

President Buhari prays for Foreign Affairs Minister’s speedy recovery from Coronavirus

Buhari describes Geoffrey Onyeama as a strong pillar of his administration.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday prayed for quick recovery of Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, after he tested positive for COVID-19 pandemic, and went into self isolation.

Ogun replaces striking isolation centre doctors with volunteers

The Ogun State Government has replaced the striking resident doctors working at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre, Sagamu, with volunteer doctors.

The Association of Resident Doctors had last week asked their colleagues who were working at the centre to join them in their ongoing strike which commenced on July 1 , 2020 over alleged failure of the government to meet their welfare demands.

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