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Nigeria Reports 276 New Cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Total Now 8344

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  • Nigeria Reports 276 New Cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Total Now 8344

Nigeria continues to announce more cases of COVID-19 despite efforts to curtail the spread of the deadly virus in Africa’s largest economy.

The total number of confirmed cases rose by 276 on Tuesday to 8344, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The centre said it has discharged 2385 patients since the virus first broke out in Africa’s most populous nation in February. However, 16 people died in the last 24 hours to take the total number of death cases due to the virus to 249.

The NCDC said “Till date, 8344 cases have been confirmed, 2385 cases have been discharged and 249 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

The 276 new cases were reported from 15 states- Lagos (161), Rivers (36), Edo (27), Kaduna (19), Nasarawa (10), Oyo (6), Kano (4), Delta (3), Ebonyi (3), Gombe (2), Ogun (1), Ondo (1), Borno (1), Abia (1) and Bauchi (1).

Complete Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 3,756 3,051 658 47
Kano 923 751 134 38
FCT 519 349 156 14
Katsina 335 270 51 14
Borno 256 86 145 25
Oyo 250 168 76 6
Ogun 241 123 109 9
Jigawa 241 159 78 4
Bauchi 233 23 203 7
Edo 218 151 58 9
Kaduna 208 74 128 6
Rivers 157 114 32 11
Gombe 150 29 118 3
Sokoto 116 12 90 14
Plateau 95 50 43 2
Kwara 79 44 34 1
Zamfara 76 8 63 5
Nasarawa 56 36 18 2
Delta 49 28 14 7
Yobe 47 32 8 7
Osun 44 5 35 4
Ebonyi 36 30 6 0
Imo 33 26 7 0
Kebbi 32 11 17 4
Niger 28 18 9 1
Adamawa 27 7 18 2
Ondo 24 3 19 2
Akwa Ibom 24 9 13 2
Ekiti 20 4 14 2
Enugu 18 10 8 0
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Bayelsa 12 6 6 0
Anambra 10 6 3 1
Abia 8 5 3 0
Benue 5 4 1 0

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Npower Batch A and B Beneficiaries Can Now Access NEXIT Portal

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Exited Npower beneficiaries of batches A and B can now access the NEXIT Portal, according to Nneka Ikem, the Special Assistant, Media & Publicity to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq.

Here is how to register on the NEXIT

1. Visit the Official NEXIT Portal by clicking here

2. Then enter the email address you used for your Npower application.

3. Create and set up a new password on the NEXIT Portal

4. Now enter your name as registered on your Npower profile

5. Kindly input your Bank Verification Number

6. Finally, agree to the terms and policy and hit the submit button.

The next stage is to re-enter your email address on the activation page. Once that is done, go to your email and click the activation link sent to your e-mail.

Now login into the NEXIT portal with your credientials and complete the questionaire.

The portal was introduced to engage exited Npower beneficiaries through the Central Bank of Nigeria’s job options.

On Monday Hajiya Sadiya Farouq said “The NEXIT portal is to determine the suitability of the beneficiaries for the CBN affiliated programs and is dependent on meeting the criteria and conditions set by the CBN for the said programs”.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria is very proud of the milestones you have achieved during your period of service to the nation. As we prepare to exit into prospective endeavors, we are confident that you will be able to channel all you have learnt over the years into successful ventures that will improve the economy of the country and create further opportunities for you and other citizens.

“Chasing a dream requires effort, passion and hard work which you are now halfway through. I congratulate you and wish you a very successful future”.

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Pfizer, BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be Available to UK Resident on Dec 7

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The United Kingdom is planning to approve Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in a few days, according to government officials.

According to the officials, deliveries of the COVID-19 vaccine would begin a few hours after authorisation and the first injections could take place on December 7.

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has named Nadhim Zahawi, the current junior business minister, as the minister responsible for the deployment of the vaccines.

Britain said on Nov. 20 it had formally asked its medical regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), to evaluate the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for its suitability, the first step in making it available outside the United States.

The UK ordered 40 million doses of the two-shot product, which the preliminary data showed to be more than 95 percent effective.

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Npower News: CBN Job Options for Exited Npower Beneficiaries

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria has launched an online portal called N-Exit to enable exited Npower Beneficiarieas apply for Central Bank of Nigeria Empowerement Options.

The ministry stated a statement signed by Bashir Nura Alkali, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.

Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, urged interested exited npower beneficiaries to log on to the portal and add other additional information required for placements into the CBN intervention options.

The minister also stated that the NEXIT Portal will determine the suitability of the interested exited beneficiaries of Npower for teh CBN affiliate programes.

The statement reads, “The NEXIT portal is to determine the suitability of the beneficiaries for the CBN affiliated programs and is dependent on meeting the criteria and conditions set by the CBN for the said programs”.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria is very proud of the milestones you have achieved during your period of service to the nation. As we prepare to exit into prospective endeavors, we are confident that you will be able to channel all you have learnt over the years into successful ventures that will improve the economy of the country and create further opportunities for you and other citizens.

“Chasing a dream requires effort, passion and hard work which you are now halfway through. I congratulate you and wish you a very successful future”.

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