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COVID-19 Cases Inch Closer to 30,000 in Nigeria

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NCDC Reports More COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria

The number of COVID-19 victims continues to rise in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the centre, the number of confirmed cases rose by 503 on Tuesday to 29,789 while the number of recovered and discharged patients increased to 12,108.

However, 15 new deaths due to the virus were reported in the last 24 hours.

NCDC said, “Till date, 29,789 cases have been confirmed, 12108 cases have been discharged and 669 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

A break down of the report revealed that the 503 new cases were reported from 20 states with Lagos remaining the frontline state with 153 new cases.

Ondo (76), Edo (54), FCT (41), Enugu (37), Rivers (30), Benue (24), Osun (20), Kaduna (15), Kwara (13), Abia (9), Borno (8), Plateau (6),Taraba (5), Ogun (3), Kano (3), Kebbi (2), Nasarawa (2), Bayelsa(1) and Gombe (1).

Confirmed Cases by States

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 11,520 9,696 1,691 133
FCT 2,322 1,596 691 35
Oyo 1,530 700 811 19
Edo 1,489 555 880 54
Delta 1,285 853 407 25
Kano 1,271 190 1,029 52
Rivers 1,235 396 796 43
Ogun 1,050 377 652 21
Kaduna 883 291 580 12
Katsina 628 164 441 23
Borno 555 73 448 34
Ondo 550 406 124 20
Gombe 521 120 380 21
Bauchi 516 19 485 12
Ebonyi 503 71 426 6
Plateau 460 205 241 14
Enugu 418 152 255 11
Abia 400 179 218 3
Imo 352 283 61 8
Jigawa 318 0 308 10
Kwara 297 126 162 9
Bayelsa 269 116 137 16
Nasarawa 234 113 113 8
Osun 198 107 84 7
Sokoto 153 12 125 16
Niger 122 28 87 7
Benue 121 80 35 6
Akwa Ibom 112 38 71 3
Adamawa 99 21 71 7
Kebbi 86 16 63 7
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Anambra 73 7 57 9
Yobe 61 2 51 8
Ekiti 45 3 40 2
Taraba 27 16 11 0
Cross River 5 1 3 1
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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Iron Mike Tyson to Take on Roy Jones Jr on September 12

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Iron Mike Tyson Once Again Steps in the Ring at 54

The youngest heavyweight champion of the world, who broke PPV records and once called the “baddest man on the planet” Mike Tyson will make a Comeback fight against the Four-Division world champion Roy Jones Jr on 12th of September.

On Thursday 23 of July 2020, Mike on his Twitter handle @mike tyson tweeted “I . AM . BACK #legendsonlyleague. September 12th vs @RealRoyJonesJr. On #Triller and #frontlinebattle @tysonleague.”

The eight-round fight will take place in California as sanctioned by the state’s athletics commission. The fight will be broadcast on Triller and Pay-per-view as confirmed on Thursday by Triller.

The executive director of the state’s athletic commission Andy Foster said the fighters would not be wearing headgear and would be using the Larger – than – normal 12oz gloves.

Mike TysonTyson, 54, became the youngest ever heavyweight champion in 1986 and remain champion until he was defeated by James “Buster” Douglas in 1990.

Mike hasn’t boxed since 2005 when he lost his second straight fight.

Jones, 51, won the heavyweight title in 2003. Prior to winning the heavyweight title, he won titles in the middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight. This made him the first former middleweight champion to do so in 106 years.

While many have raised concerns about the fight given the age of the two fighters. Mike Tyson has said: “My mentality is just what it’s always been.

“How do I say this? I’m an annihilator… Man for man I don’t think nobody can match me…

“I’m the greatest fighter since the conception of God, how could I not take this opportunity up?”

He added: “My ego’s f***ing with me and I’m saying, ‘N***a, you think you fly? You ain’t s***. An amateur can get in here and kick your ass, you better get on top of your game. You want to get embarrassed in front of these f***ing people?’

Mike Tyson “Then the other ego says, ‘F*** you n***a, watch what I’m gonna do.’”

He, however, concluded by laughing, pointing to his head and saying: “You don’t know what goes on up here.”

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Secondary School Students in Exit Classes to Resume School on August 4, 2020

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Secondary School Pupils in Exit Classes to Resume School

The Federal Government on Monday said secondary school students in the exit classes will resume school on August 4, 2020 just to sit for their final examination that will commence on August 17, 2020.

The decision was announced after a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

The government said the students will have two weeks to prepare for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West Africa Examination Council.

Ben Goong, the Director, Press and Public Relations, FMoE, said “stakeholders at the meeting agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.

“The meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal be made to the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and public spirited Nigerians for assistance to schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparations of safe reopening, as agreed.

“Another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of examination bodies namely, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.”

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UK to Start Accepting Visa Applications from Nigerians on July 28

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UK to Commence Visa Applications from Nigerians on July 28

The British High Commission in Nigeria has said it will reopen visa application centres in Abuja, Ikeja and Victoria Island on July 28.

The Commission also said the International Language Testing System will commence as well.

In a tweet put out by the embassy, it said “Visa Application Centres are resuming services in Nigeria from 28 July.

“You must have an appointment to visit a VAC and will not be admitted without one.

“For new applications, we aim to assess within our normal service standards, but there may be some delay.

“Staff and customer safety remains our top priority with COVID-19 preventative measures in place.

“Our focus now is to deliver our services safely and effectively together.”

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