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Nigeria Latest News this Evening Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

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Nigeria has recorded 242 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,641.

1. Reps Ask FG To Stop Repatriation Of Almajiri Children

Members of the House of Representatives have called on the Federal Government to intervene and immediately halt the repatriation of the Almajiri children to their states of origin.

This formed part of the resolutions of the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

They made the call following a motion sponsored by a member of the House, Aishatu Dukku.

According to Dukku, the repatriation of Almajiria children is against the fundamental human rights of any Nigerian to reside in any part of the country.

She also expressed concern over the mode of transportation the children were subjected to.

The lawmaker described it as dehumanising, stressing that the children were packed into a vehicle in the scorching sun.

The House also resolved to urge the Northern governors to ensure that the Almajiri children were captured in the Universal Basic and Technical Education System.

2. Today is a day to remember international nurses

As the pandemic continues around the world, Tuesday is World Health Day. This is also the day to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale - a British nurse who helped soldiers during the Crimean War. The organizations representing the Chinese workers have expressed their concern over the current outbreak of the pandemic, even in countries that are considered to be rich. They say there are limitations in clinical trials and inadequate PPE, and lack of support in mental health due to their concerns, to be at the forefront of the campaign. The World Health Organization has warned that its workers are in danger of being sued by the world when they are needed.

3. The Catholic Church has made an offer to help fight the corona virus

The Catholic Catholic bishops in Nigeria have donated supplies to COVID19 centers across the country. The group's director, Dr Emmaneul Okechukwu, told the BBC that the Catholic Church has more than 400 active hospitals in the country and is ready to offer them for use during the plague. He added that the church has beds, laboratories, centers for patients and hospitals. The church's materials are available in towns and villages for the benefit of the church's children as well as for the self-sustaining patients. Groups and civil society in Nigeria have been contributing money and equipment to the fight against the COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

4. The lockdown has been tightened in Kano
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The Kano state government has extended a two-week state-imposed locking order. Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said he added a week on the federal government's intention to keep the disease out of the state. State Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba said the decision to extend the law was reached between federal and state officials and health professionals. In a statement, Mr Garba added, "The government is aware of the public's shock as a result of the curfew, but we are appealing to the public to remain calm as the government is trying to limit the spread of the disease. " The extension comes one day after the two-week deadline set by the federal government for Kano state. On Monday, Governor Ganduje announced the launch of a face mask sanctions program for the state, which means that after the curfew, sanctions will be necessary. The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the state has reached 666, according to the state health department.

5. Ifeanyi Ubah wins at Supreme Court
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The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Chris Uba and Obinna Uzor challenging the election of Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party, YPP as the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Senator Ubah has dedicated his victory to God and his wife whose birthday is this Tuesday and the people of Anambra State.

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