Thursday, August 6, 2020

Rita Okonoboh

    Lagos COVID-19 infections rise again as NCDC confirms 457 new cases

Lagos COVID-19 infections rise again as NCDC confirms 457 new cases

After days of recording a steady decline in its daily COVID-19 infection rate, the figure for Lagos rose again, increasing to its highest in one week since  July 28. Lagos, the epicentre of the virus, had recorded less than 100 new samples in its daily count over the past six days, with the figure dropping to as low as 59 new [...]

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    Justice Research Institute to host webinar on appointment of judges

Justice Research Institute to host webinar on appointment of judges

Justice Research Institute (JRI), an organisation that focuses on research and critical information development, will host a webinar appraising Nigeria's procedure for appointment of judges. The online seminar has as its theme, “Selection and Appointment of Judges: Lessons for Nigeria", and will take place on August 8, 2020 from 11am. The lead speaker for this edition is Anne Rafferty, chair of the [...]

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    NCDC: Over 30,000 patients have recovered from COVID-19

NCDC: Over 30,000 patients have recovered from COVID-19

Tuesday was a day of record figures according to the COVID-19 data published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The recovery rate received a major boost on Tuesday as the NCDC confirmed more than 10,000 new recoveries for Lagos. With 13,106 people now confirmed to have recovered in Lagos, a total of 31,851 positive patients have now been confirmed negative [...]

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    COVID-19 infections hit new low as NCDC confirms 288 new cases

COVID-19 infections hit new low as NCDC confirms 288 new cases

For the second consecutive day, the number of COVID-19 infections in the country hit a new low as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 288 new cases. The agency confirmed the new cases in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Monday night. The new figure of positive samples is the lowest in over two months. The number of [...]

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    NCDC confirms 304 new cases — lowest in 8 weeks

NCDC confirms 304 new cases — lowest in 8 weeks

For the first time in exactly eight weeks, Nigeria's COVID-19 daily count of new infections hit a record low with 304 new cases confirmed on Sunday. The last time the country recorded less than 310 cases was on June 7, 2020, when 260 new samples tested positive. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases for 14 states and [...]

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    Lagos records steady decline in COVID-19 cases — first time in 2 months

Lagos records steady decline in COVID-19 cases — first time in 2 months

For the first time in two months, Lagos, the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria, recorded a steady decline with 65 new samples confirmed positive on August 1. This is the first time in two months that cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Lagos will drop below 100 daily for three consecutive days. After confirming 212 new cases [...]

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    FCT tops list of new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day

FCT tops list of new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day

For the third day in a row, the federal capital territory (FCT) has topped the list of states with new cases in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 386 new cases in 17 states and the FCT on Saturday. The figure is the lowest in more than four weeks, as Nigeria recorded at least 400 new cases on a [...]

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    One death in 24 hours — Nigeria records lowest fatality toll in July

One death in 24 hours — Nigeria records lowest fatality toll in July

Nigeria's COVID-19 daily death toll dropped to a record low on Friday with one person confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the death in its update for July 31. This is the first time in July that the country will record less than two fatalities in its daily death tally, [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Akpata, the underdog who broke a 30-year jinx to emerge NBA president

CLOSE-UP: Akpata, the underdog who broke a 30-year jinx to emerge NBA president

The last time a non-senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) was in 1989. Charles Idehen, who was NBA president between 1989 and 1991, was succeeded by Clement Akpamgbo (SAN). Akpamgbo did not complete his tenure, as ex-Military President Ibrahim Babangida appointed him attorney-general of the federation. Priscillia Kuye, the first and only female [...]

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    FCT tops list as NCDC confirms 481 new COVID-19 infections

FCT tops list as NCDC confirms 481 new COVID-19 infections

For the first time in weeks, the federal capital territory (FCT) topped the list of states with new coronavirus infections in the country. Out of 481 samples confirmed positive on Thursday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the FCT recorded the most infections with 96 cases, followed by Lagos with 89. The FCT currently has the second highest number of [...]

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    NCDC confirms 404 new COVID-19 cases — lowest daily figure in July

NCDC confirms 404 new COVID-19 cases — lowest daily figure in July

Nigeria hit a record low on Wednesday with 404 new coronavirus infections confirmed in 19 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases on Wednesday night. The new figure is the lowest for the month of July -- the month began with a record of 790 new COVID-19 cases on July 1, [...]

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    NCDC confirms 624 new coronavirus infections

NCDC confirms 624 new coronavirus infections

A total of 624 new samples have tested positive for COVID-19 in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the cases on Tuesday, with Lagos recording the highest figure with 212 new infections. Eight new deaths were confirmed in four states -- two in Edo; three in Oyo; two in Delta and one [...]

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    Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries hit record high — over 800 discharged in 24 hours

Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries hit record high — over 800 discharged in 24 hours

Nigeria hit a positive record on Monday with 829 COVID-19 patients discharged within 24 hours. This is the country's highest figure of daily recoveries -- the previous 24-hour record was on July 2 with 649 people discharged. A total of 18,203 persons have now recovered from COVID-19 in all 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). However, the number of new infections [...]

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    COVID-19 infections top 40,000 as NCDC confirms 555 new cases

COVID-19 infections top 40,000 as NCDC confirms 555 new cases

Twenty-four hours before Nigeria enters its fifth month after confirming the index case of COVID-19, the country's tally has exceeded 40,000 infections. The first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in the country on February 27, 2020. With 555 new cases confirmed in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, a [...]

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    COVID-19: Over 1,000 patients discharged in 72 hours as recoveries near 17,000

COVID-19: Over 1,000 patients discharged in 72 hours as recoveries near 17,000

Nigeria's recovery total is currently close to 17,000 patients with more than 350 persons discharged across the country on Saturday. This is just as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 438 new cases in 23 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The new cases for July 25 pointed to a slight drop over the past 24 hours -- 591 [...]

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    Oyo hits record high as NCDC confirms 591 new COVID-19 infections

Oyo hits record high as NCDC confirms 591 new COVID-19 infections

Four months after confirming its index case of COVID-19 on March 20, Oyo state hit a record high of daily infections on Friday with 191 new cases. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its update for July 24. According to the agency, 591 new samples tested positive in 16 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Oyo [...]

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