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Full text of President Buhari’s new year broadcast
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Full text of President Buhari’s new year broadcast

My fellow countrymen and women, First, I would like to thank and praise the Almighty who saw us through the year 2020 and has given us the opportunity to witness the start of another new year. We especially thank God because the year 2020 was one of the most trying years since our existence as a Nation. This can also be said about all other nations around the world, due to the challenges posed on our collective humanity by the novel COVID-19 pandemic.While acknowledging that 2020 was a very tough year, we saw this year put to test our national resilience and ability to survive these tough times and also gave renewed hope that we will again brave any storms that lay ahead in 2021 and beyond.As we celebrate the opportunity before us in this New Year 2021, we must also acknowledge the ...
Nigeria Reports 1,031 New COVID-19 Infections
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Nigeria Reports 1,031 New COVID-19 Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, confirmed 1,031 new coronavirus infections and 11 fatalities. This is the second consecutive day that the country will confirm 11 deaths and over 1,000 new infections. The agency confirmed the new cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Lagos had the highest figure with 570 new positive samples, followed by FCT with 117, and Kaduna with 109. With the new figure, Nigeria has confirmed over 2,500 positive samples within the past 72 hours — 25 deaths have also been confirmed within the same three-day period. Meanwhile, out of the 391 recoveries recorded on Thursday, NCDC confirmed that 53 were from Lagos. The number of current active cases currently stands at 12,640. Out of 87,510 cases now c...