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COVID-19: NCDC does not charge N35,000 per test – SGF

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has dismissed claims that officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) charges N35,000 to collect samples for coronavirus test.

In his reaction on Wednesday, while fielding questions during the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing, he argued that Nigerians cannot afford to pay that amount for COVID-19 test.

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He stressed that the rumours could discourage the NCDC workers on the field.

He said: “With an established patient, you already know his status, but those you are going to collect samples from, you don’t know their status.

“And some people will take delight in saying that you demand for N35,000, how many Nigerians can afford N35,000 to take a sample?

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“So, next time let’s verify these stories because it does a lot of damage to the morale of the people that are out there working to keep us safe to help us navigate this very difficult process in which we have found ourselves. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ”

“NCDC has conducted over 21,000 tests across Nigeria. Of that number, over 3,000 confirmed cases have been recorded.”

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Breaking: EFCC Chairman, Bawa, Slumps While Speaking In Aso Rock

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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday slumped at a programme at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Bawa was speaking on the importance of digital identification in commemoration of the National Identity Day when he suddenly became emotional, attributing his demeanour to the death of a staff of the commission. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

He, however, did not give details of the identity of the staff.

Shortly after he said he couldn’t continue his speech and then walked off the stage, sat in his chair and slumped.

The EFCC boss was then immediately rushed out of the hall, accompanied by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami.

Later, Mr Pantami returned to the hall and said he was now in a stable condition.

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Buni Mourns Victims Of Unfortunate Air Strike, Assures lnvestigation of lncident

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The Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has, directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, to liaise with the Nigeria Air-force and the  Multi National Joint Task Force, to look into the unfortunate Air strike.

Buni given the directive when he Send the commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike  on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state.

In a statement signed and issue by Mamman Mohammed,DG, Press and Media Affairs.which was made available to Aljazirahnews in Damaturu the yobe state capital, said although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, but government will join hands with the security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.

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According to the statement “Government will work closely with the security forces especially the Nigeria Airforce to establish what actually happened” Governor Buni assured.

“This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurance and to safeguard the lives of our people.”

Governor Buni also assured the preparedness of his administration to work with all security forces to ensure the safety of the state.

Meanwhile, the governor has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries from the air strike.

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Similarly, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to provide relief materials to cater for the immediate needs of the families of the deceased persons and other members of the community.

Recall that at least Ten people were killed and more then 20 seriously injured as a result of aerial bombardment by yet to be ascertained jet on market day.

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Governor Bala Suspends Executive Secretary Pilgrim Board Over Alleged Corruption

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The Bauchi state Governor,  Senator Bala Mohammed, has approved the suspension of the Executive Secretary of the Bauchi state Muslim pilgrims welfare Board, Alhaji Abubakar Babangida Tafida.

This is contained in a statement signed and issued by the special adviser media and publicity Muktari Gidado.

The statement further said that the suspension which was communicated to the executive Secretary in a latter signed by the Secretary to the state government Dated the 14 of September was with immediate effect.

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The suspended executive Secretary was directed to handover the affairs of the Board to the most senior office in the Board pending the outcome of an investigation that has been instituted by government into the affairs of the Board.

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