This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Saturday, 28th, March 2020
Nigeria Records 11 New Coronavirus Cases, 2 In Enugu
Nigeria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus in the West African country.
Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday night, March 27.
COVID-19: Buhari Approves Freedom Of Prisoners, Gives Exceptions
Due to the widespread of Coronavirus epidemic in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has consented to let go of some individuals from correctional centres to reduce congestion which may likely have an impact on the global epidemic in the country.
It is understood that President Buhari had recently constituted a Presidential Committee for the decongestion of the Correctional Centres across the country.
Gov. Makinde Sacks Aide Over Fake COVID-19 Information On Facebook
The Special Assistant on Digital Media to governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Muritala Adigun on Friday, March 27 was served with a letter of termination from office following an untrue report on social media that the state government has brought in some Coronavirus test kits.
Adigun’s information which was described as misleading has resulted in the termination of his appointment on Friday, Naija News understands.
Oshiomhole Tests Negative To Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has tested negative to coronavirus.
This development was confirmed to Naija News in a statement on Friday signed by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, National Publicity Secretary of the APC.
Supreme Court Takes Final Decision On APC’s Request To Review Zamfara Judgment
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed a request by All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party for a review of its May 24, 2019 judgment in the intra-party dispute in the Zamfara APC.
Naija News reports that the apex court dismissed the application which was brought before it by the Abdulaziz Yari faction of the APC on Friday, March 27.