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Coronavirus: Nigeria records increase in discharge cases – NCDC

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records increase in discharge cases – NCDC.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has said there is an increase in the number of discharge cases for the coronavirus pandemic.

The Center in a situation report released on Friday also said there was a decline in the number of samples tested from 83,642 recorded in Week 13 to 68,911 in Week 14.According to the report, the NCDC said 25 out of the 4,416 in-bound international travelers it tested were positive,which was a decrease compared to 70 reported in week 13.

However, there was an increase in the number of outbound travellers who tested positive to the virus in week 14 as compared to week 13. It read,”In Week 14, the number of in-bound international travellers tested was 4,416 of which 25 (0.6%) were positive compared to 70 (0.7%) (out of 9,483 tested) in week 13.

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“Also, the number of out-bound international travellers tested was 6,413 of which 33 (0.5%) were positive compared to 15 (0.2%) (out of 6,531 tested) in week 13.“The number of samples tested decreased to 68,911 from 83,642 reported in week 13.

These were reported in 36 states and FCT. Travellers from UK, US more positive in COVID-19 test results, says NCDCLassa fever hits 23 states, deaths now 127, says NCDC “In Week 14, the number of new confirmed cases decreased to 116 (0.2%) from 182 (0.2%) with no difference in the percentage test positivity reported in week 13.

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These were reported in 8 states and FCT.“The number of discharged cases increased to 131 from 89 in week 13. There were no deaths reported in the last one week.

Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in Week 9, 2020, 255,631 cases and 3,142 deaths have been reported giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.2%.Worldwide, there have been 499,119,316 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 6,185,242 deaths giving a case fatality rate of 1.2%.”

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FMC Owo MD faces ICPC probe over ‘N176m COVID-19 fund fraud

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FMC Owo MD faces ICPC probe over ‘N176m COVID-19 fund fraud.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has grilled the Medical Director (MD) of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo, Ondo State, Ahmed Adeagbo and one other over an alleged fraud involving N176 million COVID-19 intervention fund.

The Nation gathered that the ICPC office in Osogbo, Osun State, had sent a letter of invitation to Adeagbo and one other to appear before the commission.

It was learnt that the MD and an employee of the hospital arrived at the premises of the ICPC in GRA, Osogbo, around 11am for the interrogation that lasted for hours.

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The agency’s invitation, dated April 20, and addressed to the MD, also sought the presence of the Head of Finance and Accounts.

It stated that they should appear before the commission to show evidence of how the N176 million COVID-19 intervention fund and other monies were spent by the hospital’s management.

“You are to show the evidence of how the alleged amount of N186, 817,307 was spent with approvals and relevant documents, establish the purpose of the COVID-19 intervention funds and beneficiaries of the fund.”

When contacted on phone, the MD declined to comment on the ICPC his invitation.

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Brymo and manager, Lanre Lawal, parts way after 8 years

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Lanre Lawal, the long time manager of popular Nigerian singer, Brymo, has stated that he has parted ways with the artiste. The talent manager in an Instagram post thanked the singer for being a good friend.

In his farewell message, Lawal who has managed Brymo for about eight years stated that it was a mutual decision to move on to the next stage of their professional journeys individually.

The statement read, “In a statement titled, ‘Notice of disengagement between Bail Music Company and Brymo,’ Lawal wrote, “This is to inform the general public that The Bail Music Company, under the leadership of Lanre Lawal, is no longer responsible for the management of Olawale Oloforo, popularly known as Brymo.

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“Over the last eight years as Brymo’s manager, we have built formidable relationships and partnerships with top music stakeholders in and outside Nigeria. Together, we have assisted in amplifying the strength and talents of the singer/songwriters (Brymo) through the smooth development and execution of projects that have grown the brand internationally. However, like every healthy relationship, there is a mutual decision to move on to the next stage of our professional journeys individually.

“We are proud of the years we worked together and find nothing more satisfying than to see Brymo reach the heights of his success.”

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This development is coming shortly after the singer claimed in October that legendary Nigerian singer, 2baba, accused him of sleeping with his wife. Also, Brymo alleged that 2baba sent some thugs to beat him up.

Based on the allegation, the management of 2baba, Now Muzik, slammed Brymo with a lawsuit for the damning accusations he made towards his colleague, Innocent Idibia, better known as 2Baba, in a series of posts on his official Twitter page.

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Africa’s coronavirus cases pass 8.44 million

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,445,917 cases as of Wednesday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 216,013.

Some 7,824,863 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far, according to the agency.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia were among the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the agency.

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South Africa has recorded the most COVID-19 cases in Africa with 2,917,255 cases, while northern Africa’s Morocco reported 942,779 cases as of Wednesday afternoon, it was noted.

In terms of the caseload, southern Africa was the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa was the least affected region in the continent, according to the Africa CDC.

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