298 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria

According to the statistics reeled out by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Plateau recorded 108 new cases, the highest for the day, followed by Kaduna with 49 while Lagos which is the nation’s epicenter of the disease, recorded 47 new cases.

Other states that recorded new cases include Ogun – 18, Osun – 17, FCT – 15, Ondo – 14, Edo – eight, Oyo – six, Akwa Ibom – four, Cross River – four, Borno – three, Ekiti – two, while Bauchi, Kano, and Rivers have one more case each.

Nigeria now has 49,068 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 36,497 patients have been discharged so far with 975 deaths recorded.

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records 575 new Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 575 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 29,286.

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos tops the chart by recording 123 new cases, FCT-100, Delta-58, Edo-52, Ogun-42, Katsina-24, Bayelsa-23, Rivers-22, Borno-19, Plateau-18, Ondo-18, Oyo-17, Kwara-15, Osun-13, Enugu-9, Nasarawa-7, Abia-6, Cross River-5, Kaduna-3, Ekiti-1.

Nigeria has now recorded 29,286 cases of COVID-19 with 654 deaths, while 11,828 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country.

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790 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases are now over 26,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced new cases on Wednesday night, July 1.

The disease control agency announced the new cases in its daily reported posted via its Twitter handle.

With the 790 new cases announced, Nigeria now has 26,484 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 10,152 recoveries and 603 deaths.

A breakdown of the new cases indicates that Delta leads with 166 cases while Lagos and Enugu states follow with 120 and 66 cases respectively.

The breakdown of the new cases across states in the country is as follows;

Delta-166, Lagos-120, Enugu-66, FCT-65, Edo-60, Ogun-43, Kano-41, Kaduna-39, Ondo-33, Rivers-32, Bayelsa-29, Katsina-21, Imo-20, Kwara-18, Oyo-11, Abia-10, Benue-6, Gombe-4, Yobe-2, Bauchi-2, Kebbi-2.

As at Wednesday, 26,484 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria. 10,152 patients have been discharged and 603 deaths have been recorded.

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Lagos state government threatens to impose new lockdown over increasing COVID-19 cases

The Lagos state government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as Coronavirus cases in the state continue to escalate.

Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial capital has recorded over 9,741 cases with 1,475 recovered and 126 deaths and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the local government areas with the highest number of cases were Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja, Oshodi, Surulere and Lagos Mainland.

Speaking to journalists at a media briefing, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the government would not hesitate to impose another lockdown if the COVID-19 cases continue to sky rocket.

“We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown,” he said.

We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19.

“I think what may be giving you a false sense of security or confidence is that we say most people have mild to moderate disease. While that may be so, between three and five per cent of Lagosians that catch this infection have an extremely severe to critical form of COVID-19 and the risk of dying in that percentage is extremely high.

“Two to five per cent may seem like a small percentage, but even one per cent of 25 million people is a lot of Lagosians. We are not prepared to lose 250,000 Lagosians and we certainly will not even like to contemplate that number.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, particularly people who we believe are in the vulnerable category; anybody over the age of 50 or 55 with underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity or any other medical condition that interferes with their immune system, they are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

“And the young people may be going out there with mild to moderate disease but they certainly go home in the evening and expose their parents and grandparents to the vulnerabilities.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, keep practising the social distancing measures and I hope these practices will help to flatten the curve and protect certain vulnerable members of the community.”

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Lagos state government threatens to impose new lockdown over increasing COVID-19 cases

The Lagos state government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as Coronavirus cases in the state continue to escalate.

Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial capital has recorded over 9,741 cases with 1,475 recovered and 126 deaths and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the local government areas with the highest number of cases were Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja, Oshodi, Surulere and Lagos Mainland.

Speaking to journalists at a media briefing, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the government would not hesitate to impose another lockdown if the COVID-19 cases continue to sky rocket.

“We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown,” he said.

We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19.

“I think what may be giving you a false sense of security or confidence is that we say most people have mild to moderate disease. While that may be so, between three and five per cent of Lagosians that catch this infection have an extremely severe to critical form of COVID-19 and the risk of dying in that percentage is extremely high.

“Two to five per cent may seem like a small percentage, but even one per cent of 25 million people is a lot of Lagosians. We are not prepared to lose 250,000 Lagosians and we certainly will not even like to contemplate that number.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, particularly people who we believe are in the vulnerable category; anybody over the age of 50 or 55 with underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity or any other medical condition that interferes with their immune system, they are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

“And the young people may be going out there with mild to moderate disease but they certainly go home in the evening and expose their parents and grandparents to the vulnerabilities.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, keep practising the social distancing measures and I hope these practices will help to flatten the curve and protect certain vulnerable members of the community.”

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NCDC announces 649 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria


Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases have exceeded 22,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 649 new cases of the new coronavirus disease on Wednesday night, June 24.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the newly recorded cases of the infectious disease via its official Twitter handle.

The report has it that the new cases were recorded in 22 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Lagos still topped the list with 250 cases while Oyo and plateau followed with 100 and 40 cases respectively.
The latest NCDC report shows that Nigeria now has 22,020 cases of Covid-19, with 7,613 recoveries and 542 deaths.

Nine people have died from the coronavirus complications in the last 24 hours while 275 people have recovered during the same period.

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SERAP Sues Ministry Of Health and NCDC Over Failure To Account For COVID-19 Funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health and Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), over “their failure to account for the public funds and other resources so far spent and used to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.”

In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/616/2020 filed last week at the Federal High Court, Abuja, SERAP is seeking: “an order for leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus to direct and compel the Minister of Health and the NCDC to publish details of the funds and resources from federal and state governments, and the private sector, as well as details of how the funds and resources have so far been spent and used to combat COVID-19.”

SERAP is also seeking: “an order of mandamus to direct and compel the Federal Government to disclose information on the exact number of tests that have been carried out for high-ranking public officials and politicians, the number of any such high-ranking public officials and politicians now in self-isolation or quarantine, as well as the exact number of tests that have been carried out for the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people.”

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Resident Doctors suspend nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide strike with immediate effect from Monday, June 22.

The association in a communique issued on Sunday, said the decision to suspend the industrial action followed a virtual meeting of over 300 of its members.

According to the NARD President, Aliyu Sokomba. The National Executive Council decided to suspend the strike in order to give the federal and state governments time to fulfil the outstanding demands of the association.

He added that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi have begged them to call off the strike.

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Touching video from funeral of late Ibidunni Ighodalo in Lagos

Popular Nigerian pastor, Ituah Ighodalo, lost his wife, Ibidunni-Ajayi Ighodalo On June 14, 2020,

It was said that the young lady lost her life due to a cardiac arrest while she was in Port Harcourt.

Since the news of her death broke out on social media, people took to their pages to pay touching tributes to the deceased whom most of them described as an angel on earth.

A lot of people had things to say about how Ibidunni loved to help people especially couples who had difficulty in bearing children.

The former beauty queen and event planner was buried on Saturday, June 20, 2020. She passed on at the young age of 39.

The funeral took place in Lagos state and videos from the sad occasion have been shared on social media.

In one of the videos, pall bearers were seen carrying the casket where Ibidunni lay into the waiting hearse. A solemn tune was also played as people looked on sadly.

The deceased’s husband, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo was also seen decked in black while gently walking near the pallbearers.

Loved ones and well-wishers were also present and they made sure to wear their face masks and face shields while practicing social distancing.

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7 Types of Fruit and their Health benefits


Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids.
Eating more fruit is an excellent way to improve overall health and reduce the risk of disease.

1. Cherries: Cherries are one of the most beloved fruits, and for good reason.
Cherries are small stone fruits that come in a variety of colors and flavors. There are two major categories — tart and sweet cherries, or Prunus cerasus L. and Prunus avium L., respectively.

Their colors can vary from yellow to deep blackish-red.

They’re not only delicious but also pack vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds with powerful health effects. Cherries help calm your nervous system.

2. Grapes: Grapes contain antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin K. They may help prevent type 2 diabetes and
Grapes come in different colors and forms. There are red, green, and purple grapes, seedless grapes, grape jelly, grape jam and grape juice, raisins, currents, and sultanas, not to mention wine.
The nutrients in grapes offer a number of possible health benefits. They have been associated with prevention of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and constipation.

3. Peaches: Peaches are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds, Peaches are also rich in pottasium,fluoride and Iron

Health Benefits of Peaches
  • Peaches are good for digestion.
  • They can boost your immune system.
  • And perk up your skin too.
  • Peaches protect your eyes.
  • They may lower cancer risk.
  • And help with weight management.
  • Peaches might promote brain health.
  • They’re helpful for blood pressure control and de-bloating.

4. Apples: Apples contain fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and potassium. You don’t have to be a nutritionist to realize that apples are healthy. Not only do they come in their own packaging – meaning you can eat the skin – they are also full of healthy nutrients. Below are some health benefits of apple

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Health Benefits of Apples
  • Apples Are Nutritious. …
  • Apples May Be Good for Weight Loss. …
  • Apples May Be Good for Your Heart. …
  • They’re Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes. …
  • They May Have Prebiotic Effects and Promote Good Gut Bacteria. …
  • Substances in Apples May Help Prevent Cancer. …
  • Apples Contain Compounds That Can Help Fight Asthma.

5. Watermelon: watermelon is low in calories but high in antioxidants, electrolytes, and water, making it a perfect summer snack. Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients.

Top 9 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon
  • Helps You Hydrate. Share on Pinterest. …
  • Contains Nutrients and Beneficial Plant Compounds. …
  • Contains Compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer. …
  • May Improve Heart Health. …
  • May Lower Inflammation and Oxidative Stress. …
  • May Help Prevent Macular Degeneration. …
  • May Help Relieve Muscle Soreness. …
  • Is Good for Skin and Hair.

6. Oranges: Oranges are a healthy source of fiber, vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and antioxidants. Oranges are also known for their vitamin C content , a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.

8 Health

Benefits of Oranges
  • Benefits of eating oranges.
  • High in Vitamin C. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. …
  • Healthy immune system. …
  • Prevents skin damage. …
  • Keeps blood pressure under check. …
  • Lowers cholesterol. …
  • Controls blood sugar level. …
  • Lowers the risk of cancer.

7. Strawberries: Strawberries are bright red, juicy, and sweet.

They’re an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium.

4 Amazing benefits of Strawberries

  • They help to protect the heart
  • They keep your brain sharp
  • They can boost immunity
  • They can help you loose weight
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