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Cross River chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday embarked in an indefinite strike as confirmed in a letter addressed to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.

The health workers who insisted that the lives of doctors are at risk over the COVID-19 situation in the state, queried the the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) over non-inclusion of Cross River State in its daily update of COVID-19.

The State’s Chairman of the NMA, Agam Ayuk revealed that five positive cases recorded in the state had their tests done at an approved laboratory of the NCDC, but are yet to be added to the NCDC’s daily update.  A vote of no confidence was also passed on Betta Edu, the state’s commissioner of health who they accused of recklessly handling the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

59 Nigerians evacuated from Qatar due to coronavirus pandemic 

59 Nigerians who were stranded in Qatar due to the Coronavirus pandemic, have returned home. In a tweet posted yesterday morning, the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday, July 5.

Abolish state of origin – Gideon Okeke

Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke has called for the abolition of state of origin which he said will bring national peace. The actor who alleged that Nigerians are not willing to let go of the coattails of tribalism, added that “commercials and radio Jingles are culpable of passing subliminal messages that are nuanced in ways that make one wonder if there are 3 Nigerias, 187 others or just 1 Nigeria.”

NCDC confirms 544 new cases of coronavirus 

Court of Appeal affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello. In a judgement delivered on Friday, the five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election, dismissing the appeals filed by four political parties challenging the governor’s re-election in the November 2019 governorship poll.

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