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1. Nigeria Records 594 New Covid-19 confirmed cases, 7 deaths were also recorded in Nigeria.
In accordance with the reports from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on thursday 25th of June 2020, Nigeria has recorded 594 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of covid-19 cases in the country, to 22,614.
Meanwhile Till date, 22614 cases have been confirmed, 7822 cases have been discharged and 549 deaths has been reported in Nigeria.
According to Nigerian center for desease control, the 594 New Covid-19 cases were reported from 22 states out of 36 states in the country, including
2. Bandits kill cop, two pregnant women in Katsina communities.
It was reported this morning that, Over 100 bandits struck in two Katsina communities leaving a cop, five residents dead while five others including two pregnant women escaped death with severe injuries.
The police public relations officer in Katsina State command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed this to newsmen in Katsina, said three victims each lost their lives at Kanakulere and Kanawa villages.
He disclosed that about sixty bandits stormed the two Katsina villages and started shooting rampantly where they killed their victims.
“The bandits came to villages on foot without using motorcycles to commit the crime”.
“It was the rampant shooting from the guns of the bandits that attracted soldiers posted to Maidabina village to the two villages”.
“The quick arrival of the soldiers made the bandits flee from the villages,” he said.
The PPRO said that the command had sent re-enforcement of mobile police to the two villages to provide more protection to the villagers.
Isah called on the people in the eight frontline local governments where bandits had been killing the residents to provide vital information to the security personnel about the activities of the bandits for actions.
3. Nigeria will Break Up if North produces President in 2023, Ex - Anambra Governor Ezeife warns*
I have heard about northern interest in this. The north likes Nigeria to survive because if they want to go again, it means they want to break the country completely.
A former Governor of old Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has said that Nigeria will break up if a northerner becomes the President of Nigeria in 2023.
Ezeife, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said he expected the two major political parties in the country - All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party - to present candidates from the southern part of the country for the position of president in order to protect the unity of the country.
Chukwuemeka Ezeife He said: "We expect APC and PDP to present a south-east person for president.
"What people say far away from the event is different from what they will say realistically when the event is near.
"I have heard about northern interest in this. The north likes Nigeria to survive because if they want to go again, it means they want to break the country completely.
"If they come out seriously, unfortunately, they will break the country immediately."
He, however, expressed hope that the ongoing crisis in the APC would not in any way affect the 2023 presidency.
"I don't think it will have any consequence on the presidency in 2023. Political crisis doesn't last forever.
"This crisis won't have any effect on the 2023 presidency," the former governor said.
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4. We’re under pressure to reopen schools - Federal Government says.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said on Thursday, that the Federal Government was under pressure to authorise the reopening of schools across the country.
He, however, said the government would resist the pressure to reopen schools in the face of rising COVID-19 infections in the country.
Nwajiuba, who disclosed this during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja, admitted that the ministry was under intense pressure to reopen schools across the country.
He, however, added that the ministry would not succumb to such pressure until the COVID-19 infection curve begins to flatten.
The federal government had in March ordered the closure of schools nationwide following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
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