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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers

1.No fewer than 23 persons have been killed in a robbery attack that took place in a commercial bank in Isanlu area of Kogi State on Thursday.

It was gathered that the suspected armed robbers numbering about seven came into the bank with two vehicles, killing about seven security operatives on duty alongside some passersby.

2.The federal government has made it clear it would not hesitate to review the reopening of churches and mosques if its guidelines are not adhered to.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this on Thursday during their daily briefing in Abuja.

3.No fewer than 10,000 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Kwara North Senatorial district of the state, on Thursday, defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Alhaji Manzuma Abdulmalik Kawodogo, who led the group, said they defected to the umbrella party due to the intra-party conflict and crisis among the leaders and members, allegedly “caused by non-adherence to the party’s constitution.”

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4.Latter Rain Assembly President, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has warned that Churches may soon be empty.

He noted that the church is a body that is required in these trying times to show up for its members.

5.Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in some parts of Minna, capital of Niger State, destroying property worth millions of naira.

The downpour that came with ice drops started at about 8am and lasted 45 minutes, but left a lot of destruction behind it.

6.Suspected bandits attacked villages in Talata Marafa and Maru Local Government Areas of Zamfara State on Wednesday, killing about 25 people.

Report had it that the armed men invaded Awala village and went away with herds of cattle and other domestic animals. Thereafter, they went to neighbouring communities to rustle cattle but were not lucky as they met stiff resistance from the residents.

7.Two persons have died after a trailer reportedly knocked them to death at Oghara Community, Chief James Onanefe Ibori’s hometown in Ethiope-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was learned that a commercial motorcyclist also sustained serious injuries as a result of the fatal accident.

8.The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said a decision on the reopening of schools in the state, will be made in the next two weeks.

Sanwo-Olu during a media briefing on Thursday afternoon, made it clear that “the state government will enforce compliance with all safety precautions”.

9.The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday announced that Nigeria recorded 350 new COVID-19 cases.

The NCDC in a tweet said Lagos recorded 102 cases, while Ogun followed with 34.

10.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated that patients who stop showing coronavirus symptoms —fever and respiratory, will be discharged without waiting for a laboratory negative test.

Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who spoke at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja, said for symptomatic patients, they may now be discharged at least 10 days after symptoms onset and at least three days without symptoms.


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