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    FCT health secretary, family members contract coronavirus

FCT health secretary, family members contract coronavirus

Mohammed Kawu, acting secretary of the health and human services secretariat of the federal capital territory administration (FCTA), has contracted coronavirus. In a statement on Thursday, FCTA said Kawu's family members also contracted the virus. The statement said the health secretary, an equivalent of the commissioner of health in the states, started experiencing coronavirus symptoms 12 days earlier. He was quoted to have [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How Chinese miners endangering FCT residents enjoy police protection

INVESTIGATION: How Chinese miners endangering FCT residents enjoy police protection

The only source of water for some remote communities in Karshi council has been ruined by mine workers with Hongao Mining Company Limited, a Chinese firm. The miners who are being protected by security operatives have made residents vulnerable to COVID-19 as the people have been unable to wash their hands as frequently as they should in this era. A stream [...]

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    FCT seals off Jabi mall for hosting Naira Marley’s concert amid COVID-19

FCT seals off Jabi mall for hosting Naira Marley’s concert amid COVID-19

The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) has sealed off the Jabi Lake mall for violating restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. The FCT ministerial enforcement task force on COVID-19 sealed off the mall on Sunday after it hosted a concert by Naira Marley, a singer. The presidential task force on COVID-19 had banned public events and gatherings of more than 20 [...]

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    ‘I lacked faith in FG but I’ve been impressed’ — COVID-19 survivor recounts experience

‘I lacked faith in FG but I’ve been impressed’ — COVID-19 survivor recounts experience

Damilare Ojo, a lawyer who recovered from COVID-19 after receiving treatment in Abuja, has recounted his experience while in the isolation centre at the nation's capital. In an article sent to TheCable on Sunday, Ojo, who was treated at the Gwagwalada Isolation Centre, said he recovered after five days in admission. "I must state that prior to me testing positive to the virus, [...]

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    627 new COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s toll exceeds 15,000

627 new COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s toll exceeds 15,000

Nigeria recorded 627 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the country's total to 15,181 confirmed infections. Friday's figure is slightly below that of Thursday, 681, Nigeria's highest daily toll. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the cases for Friday were recorded across 22 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). With the latest development, over 1,300 samples tested positive within [...]

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    17 deaths, 409 new cases as COVID-19 toll nears 14,000

17 deaths, 409 new cases as COVID-19 toll nears 14,000

More than 1,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria within the last 48 hours. On Tuesday, the country recorded its highest daily toll ever with 663 new cases. However, on Wednesday, Nigeria recorded a slight drop from its highest COVID-19 toll with 409 new cases confirmed in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). With the figure announced by the agency [...]

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    30 COVID-19 patients discharged in Abuja

30 COVID-19 patients discharged in Abuja

Thirty patients who were infected with COVID-19 have been discharged from treatment facilities in the federal capital territory (FCT). Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), broke the news on Saturday. This brings the number of discharged patients in the FCT to 245. "Dear FCT residents, I bring you good news as we successfully treated and discharged additional thirty (30) #COVID19 [...]

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    Our protest did not affect collection of samples, says FCT COVID-19 response team

Our protest did not affect collection of samples, says FCT COVID-19 response team

Members of the federal capital territory (FCT) COVID-19 emergency response team say they did not abandon their duty posts despite the non-payment of their N30,000 daily allowance for April and May. TheCable had reported how the health workers converged on the public health department office, Area 3, Garki, Abuja, on Tuesday demanding payment of their outstanding allowance before they would return to work. Among [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily recovery but confirms 350 new cases

COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily recovery but confirms 350 new cases

Nigeria recorded a significant increase in its recovery rate with 206 people discharged on Thursday. This was contained in the update of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday. The agency announced that 350 new cases were recorded in 19 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The figure recorded for Thursday is the highest number of people discharged in a [...]

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    Police: How 3 brothers murdered an Abuja-based widow lured through Facebook

Police: How 3 brothers murdered an Abuja-based widow lured through Facebook

Three brothers have been arrested over the abduction of Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya, a 55-year-old widow who was murdered after honouring the invitation of one of them who was her friend on Facebook. Police operatives attached to the intelligence response unit of the inspector-general of police arrested them in Imo state where they reportedly fled to after the woman was killed in [...]

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    ‘Attendance should be taken’ — FCT releases guidelines for reopening worship centres

‘Attendance should be taken’ — FCT releases guidelines for reopening worship centres

The federal capital territory (FCT) has released guidelines for reopening of worship centres that have been shut to curb the spread of the coornavirus. The FCTA said the modalities were reached after Muhammad Bello, the minister, met with religious leaders in the nation's capital. Anthony Ogunleye, chief press secretary to the minister, said at the meeting, emphasis was laid to the fact that [...]

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    Court clears Melaye of false information charge

Court clears Melaye of false information charge

A federal capital territory high court in Maitama has discharged Dino Melaye, a former Kogi senator, of charges of false information. Melaye was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on giving false information to the police. The federal government had alleged that Melaye deliberately gave false information to the police, implicating Edward Onoja, then chief of staff to Kogi governor, as the [...]

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    Ehanire: FCT has more than enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients

Ehanire: FCT has more than enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the federal capital territory (FCT) is no longer under pressure of providing bed spaces for the  management of COVID-19 patients. He disclosed this during the presidential task force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Tuesday. According to the minister, there will be no reason for persons who test positive for COVID-19 in the FCT to [...]

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    FCT discharges 11 COVID-19 patients — 173 so far

FCT discharges 11 COVID-19 patients — 173 so far

The federal capital territory (FCT) has discharged 11 patients who were diagnosed of COVID-19. Mohammed Bello, FCT minister, who broke the news on Sunday, said the patients all recovered from the disease after their treatment. "Dear FCT residents, I am pleased to announce the successful treatment and discharge of 11 #COVID19 patients from the Isolation and Treatment Centre in the FCT," he wrote [...]

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    23 COVID-19 patients discharged in FCT

23 COVID-19 patients discharged in FCT

Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), says 23 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the nation's capital. The minister announced the recoveries on his Twitter page. Bello announced the discharge of 11 patients on Saturday night and that of an additional 12 on Sunday morning. “I am happy to announce the successful treatment and discharge of eleven (11) #COVID19 patients [...]

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    Six COVID-19 patients discharged in FCT

Six COVID-19 patients discharged in FCT

Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), says six COVID-19 patients have been discharged. He made the announcement  via his Twitter handle on Saturday. A total of 46 persons have now recovered in the FCT. "Dear FCT residents, I am delighted to announce the discharge of additional six (6) #COVID19 patients in the FCT after they tested negative in the subsequent [...]

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