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More Cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, Total Now 11844

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  • More Cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, Total Now 11844

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, reports another 328 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

According to the report published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), ten new deaths were recorded on Friday to take total deaths due to the virus to 333.

“Till date, 11844 cases have been confirmed, 3696 cases have been discharged and 333 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory” the NCDC stated.

The 328 new cases were reported from 14 states- Lagos(121), FCT(70),Bauchi(25), Rivers(18), Oyo(16), Kaduna(15), Gombe(14), Edo(13),Ogun(13), Jigawa(8), Enugu(6), Kano(5), Osun(2) and Ondo(2).

Complete Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 5,663 4,694 902 67
Kano 985 557 382 46
FCT 862 623 217 22
Katsina 385 168 198 19
Edo 364 249 96 19
Kaduna 335 128 197 10
Oyo 334 215 112 7
Ogun 329 133 186 10
Borno 322 111 185 26
Rivers 308 186 104 18
Jigawa 282 124 153 5
Bauchi 281 51 222 8
Gombe 184 50 127 7
Kwara 127 81 45 1
Delta 116 77 31 8
Sokoto 115 4 97 14
Plateau 113 27 84 2
Nasarawa 90 54 31 5
Ebonyi 80 72 8 0
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Yobe 52 20 25 7
Osun 49 10 35 4
Imo 47 28 19 0
Akwa Ibom 45 29 14 2
Adamawa 42 11 27 4
Niger 41 23 17 1
Ondo 38 11 21 6
Kebbi 33 0 29 4
Bayelsa 30 19 8 3
Enugu 30 16 14 0
Ekiti 25 5 18 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Abia 15 8 7 0
Benue 13 12 1 0
Anambra 12 8 3 1
Kogi 3 3 0 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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