Latest news in Nigeria this morning, 24 June, 2020

Latest news in Nigeria this morning, 24 June, 2020

 

1. 452 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, total confirmed cases now 21,371.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 452 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of active infections to 21,371.

7,338 cases have been discharged and 533 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 452 new cases are reported from 14 states, namely: Lagos-209, Oyo-67, Delta-37, Ogun-36, FCT-22, Abia-20, Enugu-16, Bauchi-15, Kaduna-8, Ondo-8, Osun-7, Imo-3, Benue-3, Borno-1.

2. The Federal Government has submitted proposed guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country to the National Assembly.

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, made the presentation during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, he intimated the lawmakers of the ministry’s plans for students to resume across the country

3. N43.5m has been spent on buying Obaseki’s governorship forms.

According to reports, about N43.5 million has been spent on buying governorship forms of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, for Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

The APC sold its expression of interest forms for N2.5 million while the nomination form was sold for N20 million, bringing the total cost to N22.5 million which is non-refundable.

The APC forms were purportedly bought for Obaseki by a group known as Obaseki Mandate Forum.

The governor was disqualified during the screening without receiving a refund and he subsequently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The PDP on its part sold its expression of interest forms for N1 million while the nomination form was sold for N20 million, a total of N21 million.

4. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pulled out of the reconciliation of the Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The governor accused some members of the National Working Committee of the PDP of being sycophants and tax collectors who will never tell the truth.

Wike made this known in Port Harcourt through a statement signed by Paulinus Nsirim, the Commissioner for Information and Communications.

He also added that, instead of carrying everybody along in Edo State, the National Working Committee members were resorting to using the media to blackmail him.

N43.5m has been spent on buying Obaseki’s governorship forms.

According to reports, about N43.5 million has been spent on buying governorship forms of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, for Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

The APC sold its expression of interest forms for N2.5 million while the nomination form was sold for N20 million, bringing the total cost to N22.5 million which is non-refundable.

The APC forms were purportedly bought for Obaseki by a group known as Obaseki Mandate Forum.

The governor was disqualified during the screening without receiving a refund and he subsequently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The PDP on its part sold its expression of interest forms for N1 million while the nomination form was sold for N20 million, a total of N21 million.

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