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1. 649 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, total confirmed cases now 22,020.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 649 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of active infections to 22,020.

7,613 cases have been discharged and 542 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 649 new cases are reported from 22 states, namely: Lagos-250, Oyo-100, Plateau-40, Delta-40, Abia-28, Kaduna-27, Ogun-22, Edo-20, Akwa Ibom-18, Kwara-17, FCT-17, Enugu-14, Niger-13, Adamawa-13, Bayelsa-7, Osun-6, Bauchi-6, Anambra-4, Gombe-3, Sokoto-2, Imo-1, Kano-1.

2. Federal Government awards N137bn roads and erosion control contracts.

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has awarded contracts totalling about N137 billion at a virtual meeting with the Federal Executive Council.

The contracts included those of roads across the country and erosion control in some parts of Nigeria.

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, and Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, made this known to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

3. Obaseki favoured as 2,229 delegates elect Edo PDP candidate.

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Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, The PDP National Publicity Secretary, has disclosed that, a total of 2,229 delegates, are expected to decide who emerges as the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Edo State governorship election, slated to hold on September 19, 2020.

He also added that, the party followed due process in line with its time-tested procedures of electing eligible delegates, who had the responsibility of electing the most suitable candidate among the array of eligible aspirants seeking to fly the party’s flag in the governorship election.

4. The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has said the discrepancies he inherited from the pension payroll are delaying his administration from paying retirees their pensions.

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Nwachuku Oguwike, The Chief Press Secretary to governor, in a statement, quoted the Secretary the State Government, Cosmos Iwu, who represented the governor during an interface with pensioners, as saying that “some pensioners names appeared twice with different amounts of money and even BVN numbers.”

5. Gunmen demand N30m ransom for the release of Delta youth president.

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Mr Alex Orukevwe, the youth leader in the Ohoror community, which is located in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, has been kidnapped.

This was disclosed by Kelly Umukoro, the President of the youth wing, Urhobo Progressive Union Worldwide.

According to the PUNCH, Orukevwe was kidnapped on the Ughelli-Patani Road, as the abductors shot indiscriminately in the air to scare passers-by.

The kidnappers were reported to have since contacted the victim’s family with his mobile phone and demanded N30m as ransom.

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