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Covid-19 Update: Nigeria Records 499 New Cases, Total Rises Above 30,000

Nigeria has recorded 499 new cases of coronavirus on the 9th of July 2020, 499 bringing the total number of infections to 30,748.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this via its website.

It says that the 499 new cases are reported from 24 states.

Lagos (157); Edo (59); Ondo (56); Oyo (31); Akwa Ibom (22); Borno (21); Plateau (19); Kaduna (18); Katsina (18); Bayelsa (17); FCT (17); Delta (14); Kano (11); Rivers (10); Enugu ( 8 ); Ogun (6); Kwara (4); Imo (3); Nasarawa (2); Osun (2); Abia (1); Ekiti (1); Niger (1); Yobe (1).

As it stands, 12546 patients have been discharged, while 689 deaths have been recorded through out the country.

Youth Ministry Opens Portal For App Development Challenge

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in Partnership with the Public and Private Sector has invited Nigerian youth to participate in a 60 Day App Development challenge aimed at engaging young Nigerians in the act of designing a mobile application to improve a range of processes and increase the ease of accessibility to services available to the citizenry.

The ministry said rationale behind the mobile app development challenge is to seamlessly connect and interact with persons making it a valuable tool for modern businesses and government.

It said the app submissions must solve a problem within the educational technology, Agricultural technology, Sport, Health, Financial technology and Telecommunication.

It also said there will Grand Prizes of N1 million for each wining innovation in all the six categories.

Also there will be Business Development training and more for the winning participants.

The submission website links is given as: or

The ministry said the submission date start on Wednesday 8th July, 2020 and shortlisted entries will be contacted by the evaluation committee.

APC Politician Defiles Two Minor In Nasarawa

A ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Christopher Ogah has been nabbed for allegedly defiling two girls in his residence.

According to eye witness, the suspect was caught defiling two girls aged 12 and 13 years respectively after luring the minors to his room when they entered his residence to fetch water from a well.

Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Mohammad Oyimoga Oyigye confirmed the incident and also disclosed that he saved the suspect from being lynched by angry youths.

He said the suspect who was handed over to the police, was transferred to Lafia to forestall breakdown of peace in the area.

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Bola Longe who also confirmed the incident said he has directed that the case should be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Lafia for discreet investigation after which the suspect will be charged to court.

‘Facemask Causes Failed Transactions’ Banks Explain

Users of Automated Teller Machines have been urged by their respective banks that they should endeavour to remove their facemasks when carrying out transactions through the machine to ensure that their faces are properly recognised in order to prevent failed transactions.

This which is against the wearing of face masks as a condition to enter the banking halls in this pandemic period was said to have been a necessary exemption as wearing of Facemask while using the ATM might hinder successful transaction due to the fact some banks have installed face detection features in their ATMs which can prevent an ATM from dispensing cash if it is unable to recognise the face of the user.

In an email to its customers on measures to keep transactions protected , Fidelity Bank said that wearing of face masks is a safety and precautionary measure which must be adhered to in this period of the COVID- 19 pandemic and however advised that customers should remove their mask while making withdrawals or carrying out ATM transactions to allow the ATM to properly recognise them.

In the same development, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in an email to its customers listed its branches that would be accessible to customers .

It said customers should not come to the banking hall without wearing Facemask.

It added that customers can withdraw up N150,000 from the ATM and they can safe themselves from stress and do the transaction at home to keep safe.

Breaking: FG Orders Federal Schools Not To Reopen

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has disclosed that federal schools would remain closed until it is safe to reopen them.

He also said that it has stopped students from participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5.

Adamu Adamu , disclosed this to newsmen at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also urged state governments that have announced school resumption plans to rescind such.

Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council could not determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria .

He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to heath dangers amid the coronavirus pandemic .

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