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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Crossed 20,000 as More People Tests Positive

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More People Tests Positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria, Total Now 20,244

The number of COVID-19 infected people rose to a record high of 20,244 on Sunday as more Nigerians tested positive to the deadly virus following the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to ease lockdown to pave way for economic recovery.

In a new report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the total number of infected people rose by 436 to 20,244 on Sunday. Accordingly, 12 new death cases were recorded to take total deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic to 518.

“Till date, 20244 cases have been confirmed, 6879 cases have been discharged and 518 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” the NCDC stated.

A break down of the new cases revealed that 436 new cases were reported from 19 states with Lagos remaining in the frontline state with (169), Oyo (52), Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6), Edo(5), Benue (5), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Abia (1) and Ekiti (1).”

Presently, there are 12,847 active cases in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy.

Meanwhile, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of Presidential Task Force, has said the nation may be counting bodies in hundreds in the next three weeks.

He said “There’ll be pandemonium and we might get into a panic mode. Sadly, we are still in the first wave and the figures will not abate, because the attitudes of a majority of the people do not suggest that we want the figures to abate.”

Mustapha urges Nigerians to adhere to simple safety protocols to curb the rising number of confirmed cases and support government’s efforts containing the spread of the virus in the country.

Below is the Complete List of Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 8,576 7,006 1,444 126
FCT 1,567 1,051 486 30
Kano 1,190 428 712 50
Oyo 912 621 282 9
Rivers 874 452 391 31
Edo 784 556 197 31
Ogun 646 270 361 15
Kaduna 580 268 302 10
Delta 501 360 124 17
Borno 468 75 362 31
Bauchi 464 129 324 11
Gombe 451 191 246 14
Katsina 426 171 233 22
Jigawa 317 120 191 6
Plateau 251 120 125 6
Ebonyi 234 97 137 0
Imo 234 210 21 3
Abia 222 126 93 3
Nasarawa 184 90 88 6
Kwara 180 52 122 6
Bayelsa 169 130 29 10
Enugu 144 110 29 5
Sokoto 135 6 115 14
Ondo 134 75 42 17
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Kebbi 67 21 40 6
Anambra 66 6 51 9
Niger 66 26 37 3
Akwa Ibom 65 20 43 2
Osun 60 9 46 5
Yobe 56 3 45 8
Adamawa 45 3 37 5
Benue 44 29 15 0
Ekiti 35 5 28 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Kogi 3 3 0 0

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Obaseki Wins Edo State With a Landslide Victory

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has now won the remaining Local Government, Ovia South-West Local Government.

Here is a break down of Ovia South-West’s final result. APC recorded 10, 636 votes while PDP amassed 12, 659.

Total valid votes stood at 23,741 with 743 votes rejected and 24,484 votes cast.

Overall, Obaseki won a total of 13 local governments out of 18, while Ize-Iyamu wins 5. See the details below.

Local Government APC  PDP 
Igueben  5,199  7,870 
Esan North-East  6,556  13,579 
Esan Central  6,719  10,794 
Ikpoba-Okha  18,218  41,030 
Uhunmwonde  5,972  10,022 
Egor  10,202  27,621 
Owan East  19,295  14,762 
Owan West  11,193  11,485 
Esan South East  9,237  10,565 
Ovia North-West  9,907  16,987 
Etsako West  26,140  17,959 
Ovia South-West 10,636 12,659
Oredo  18,365  43,498 
Esan West  7,189  17,434 
 Akoko Edo 22,963 20,101
 Etsako East 17,011 10,668
 Etsako Central  8,359 7,478
Orhionmwon 10,458 13,445

 

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Obaseki Beats Ize-Iyamu in His Local Government to Extend Lead

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Godwin Obaseki Wins Ize-Iyamu Local Government to Extend Lead

Governor Godwin Obaseki has won Orhionmwon Local Government Area to extend his lead over Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress.

Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who hails from Orhionmwon, won his polling unit but failed to win the entire council area as Obaseki wins again.

Orhionmwon was one of the two remaining local governments. Therefore, it now remains one local government area, Ovia South-West, with Obaseki cruising to victory following 17 LG counts.

Obaseki now has 295,296 votes while Ize-Iyamu has 212,983.

Obaseki is no expected to win Saturday’s governorship election after amassing massive votes across each of the 17 local governments counted.

The remaining local government, Ovia South-West has 73,909 voters, below the over 80,000 lead of Godwin Obaseki.

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Obaseki, PDP Members Celebrate Potential Win in Situation Room

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Obaseki Celebrates With Other PDP Members in Situation Room

Following the strong positive support received from Edo people as shown by almost 90,000 vote gap received over Osagie Ize-Iyamu after 16 local government counts, the executive governor of Edo State, Gowin Obaseki, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members have started celebrating a potential win ahead of the two remaining local government results.

According to the results of the 16 local governments released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obaseki received 288,572 votes while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, received 202,525 votes.

With just two local governments left to go, it is safe to say Obaseki has won this particular election again.

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu contested against Governor Obaseki four years ago under the Peoples Democratic Party when Obaseki was the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress before he fell out with his godfather, Adams Oshiomhole.

If wins, Obaseki will be the first gubernatorial candidate to win two elections under the two major parties within four years and vice versa for Ize-Iyamu.

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