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Nigeria's COVID-19 Daily Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019, the outbreak was later recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. 

 

49966
Samples Tested
8915
Confirmed Cases
6064
Active Cases
2592
Recovered Cases
259
Death Cases

 

Summary of Nigeria COVID-19 Daily Updates

 

Recoveries By Zone in Nigeria (In %)

  • North Central - 33
  • North East - 70
  • South West - 22
  • North West - 30
  • South East - 26
  • South South - 28

 

Deaths Rate By Zone in Nigeria

 

Covid-19 Cases in Nigeria Since Inception  

Covid 19 Cases in Nigeria

Confirmed Cases by States and Zones in Nigeria

States Affected Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recoveries % of Recoveries Deaths
Lagos 4,123 3,331 745 18% 47
Kano 939 759 139 15% 41
FCT 535 363 158 30% 14
Katsina 358 293 51 14% 14
Oyo 260 166 88 34% 6
Borno 258 73 160 62% 25
           
Ogun 246 109 128 52% 9
Jigawa 241 159 78 32% 4
Edo 240 158 69 29% 13
Bauchi 234 22 205 88% 7
Kaduna 221 77 138 62% 6
Rivers 176 121 43 24% 12
Gombe 154 32 119 77% 3
Sokoto 116 9 93 80% 14
Plateau 99 50 47 47% 2
Kwara 87 49 37 43% 1
Zamfara 76 5 66 87% 5
Nasarawa 62 42 18 29% 2
Delta 57 36 14 25% 7
Yobe 47 32 8 17% 7
Akwa Ibom 45 29 14 31% 2
Osun 44 5 35 80% 4
Ebonyi 40 32 8 20% 0
Adamawa 38 15 20 53% 3
Imo 34 27 7 21% 0
Kebbi 33 0 29 88% 4
Niger 30 20 9 30% 1
Ondo 24 3 19 79% 2
Ekiti 20 2 16 80% 2
Taraba 18 8 10 56% 0
Enugu 18 10 8 44% 0
Bayelsa 12 5 6 50% 1
Anambra 11 7 3 27% 1
Abia 10 7 3 30% 0
Benue 7 6 1 14% 0
Kogi 2 2 0 0% 0
Total 8,915 6,064 2,592 29% 259

 

North Central Zone

States Affected Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recoveries % of Recoveries Deaths
FCT 535 363 158 30% 14
Kwara 87 49 37 43% 1
Nasarawa 62 42 18 29% 2
Plateau 99 50 47 47% 2
Niger 30 20 9 30% 1
Benue 7 6 1 14% 0
Kogi 2 2 0 0% 0
Total 820 530 270 33% 20

 

North East Zone

States Affected Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recoveries % of Recoveries Deaths
Adamawa 38 15 20 53% 3
Bauchi 234 22 205 88% 7
Borno 258 73 160 62% 25
Gombe 154 32 119 77% 3
Taraba 18 8 10 56% 0
Yobe 47 32 8 17% 7
Total 749 182 522 70% 45

 

South West Zone

States Affected Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recoveries % of Recoveries Deaths
Ekiti 20 2 16 80% 2
Lagos 4,123 3,331 745 18% 47
Ogun 246 109 128 52% 9
Ondo 24 3 19 79% 2
Osun 44 5 35 80% 4
Oyo 260 166 88 34% 6
Total 4,717 3,616 1031 22% 70

 

North West Zone

States Affected Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recoveries % of Recoveries Deaths
Jigawa 241 159 78 32% 4
Kaduna 221 77 138 62% 6
Kano 939 759 139 15% 41
Katsina 358 293 51 14% 14
Kebbi 33 0 29 88% 4
Sokoto 116 9 93 80% 14
Zamfara 76 5 66 87% 5
Total 1,984 1,302 594 30% 88

 

South East Zone

States Affected Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recoveries % of Recoveries Deaths
Abia 10 7 3 30% 0
Anambra 11 7 3 27% 1
Ebonyi 40 32 8 20% 0
Enugu 18 10 8 44% 0
Imo 34 27 7 21% 0
Total 113 83 29 26% 1

 

South South Zone

States Affected Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases Recoveries % of Recoveries Deaths
Akwa Ibom 45 29 14 31% 2
Bayelsa 12 5 6 50% 1
Rivers 176 121 43 24% 12
Delta 57 36 14 25% 7
Edo 240 158 69 29% 13
Total 530 349 146 28% 35

 

Covid-19 Cases in Nigeria Since Inception

Date

No. of

New Cases

February 27, 2020

2

March 9, 2020

1

March 17, 2020

4

March 18, 2020

4

March 19, 2020

10

March 21, 2020

9

March 22, 2020

9

March 23, 2020

5

March 24, 2020

7

March 25, 2020

14

March 26, 2020

15

March 27, 2020

16

March 28, 2020

15

March 29, 2020

19

March 30, 2020

9

March 31, 2020

33

April 1, 2020

12

April 2, 2020

23

April 3, 2020

7

April 4, 2020

17

April 5, 2020

7

April 6, 2020

16

April 7, 2020

20

April 8, 2020

13

April 9, 2020

17

April 10, 2020

14

April 11, 2020

5

April 12, 2020

19

April 13, 2020

30

April 14, 2020

34

April 15, 2020

35

April 16, 2020

52

April 17, 2020

46

April 18, 2020

85

April 19, 2020

39

April 20, 2020

117

April 21, 2020

88

April 22, 2020

99

April 23, 2020

121

April 24, 2020

57

April 25, 2020

101

April 26, 2020

86

April 27, 2020

194

April 28, 2020

198

April 29, 2020

207

April 30, 2020

227

May 1, 2020

222

May 2, 2020

174

May 3, 2020

246

May 4, 2020

142

May 5, 2020

195

May 6, 2020

379

May 7, 2020

391

May 8, 2020

230

May 9, 2020

251

May 10, 2020

246

May 11, 2020

7

May 12, 2020

146

 Covid 19 Cases in Nigeria

In a bid to foster and support education in the Niger Delta region, Accord for Community Development sponsored the bi – annual inter house sports competition of Our Kings International School, located at Okporo Road, Eliowhani. Off East West Road, Port Harcout, It was an eventful day, full of fun and exciting activities ranging from track to field events and march past.

The students in the Yellow house who took the 3rd position in the competition were full of smiles in their colourful sports kit with the inscription Accord for Community Development written at the back of their t-shirt.

Inter – house sports are extra – curricular activities of a school which develops students’ social, team-working and organizational (amongst others) skills. The idea of the sponsorship is to promote sportsmanship and nurture the competitive spirit among the students as well as encourage their active participation in sports.

Accord for community development has over the years sponsored various school activities and are currently implementing School outreach program which focuses on providing in-school adolescents and young people with information on Value Clarification and Self Esteem, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). 

Inter House Sports Competition2

 

Inter House Sports Competition

The Global Memorandum of Understanding GMoU as adopted by some oil companies put the development of communities at the feet of host communities but with the active guidance of development partners and the sponsors (i.e. the oil companies) for the success of the process. Hence, the inauguration of Ochia-Assa Community Development Board was in furtherance of the process of community development as nominees from host communities were inaugurated to flag off a new dispensation. A total of Twenty-six (26) members make up the board.

As part of the mandate for the board, they are expected to work in tandem with WalterSmith who are the sponsors and Accord For Community Development who are the facilitating Non-Governmental Organization. The board are expected to oversee the administration of the GMoU fund on behalf of their communities which is meant for diverse projects.

Proceedings from Board Inauguration

  1. Opening Formalities

The inauguration session commenced with an opening prayer. The lead facilitator from Accord for Community Development, led by Victor Akubor welcomed all participants which include members of staff of WalterSmith, the traditional rulers from the various communities of Ochia, Assa, Obile, Awarra, nominated members of the board, community observers and officers of Accord For Community Development.

In the course of the opening formalities guests took turns to introduce themselves by stating their names and their respective communities.

Mr. Rowland Ogundu, Assistant General Manager (AGM) WalterSmith welcomed guests for making it a point of duty to attend the inauguration. He reiterated the need for cooperation between the host communities and WalterSmith which he represents to pave way for a win-win that will bring development to the various communities while also ensuring the business of WalterSmith thrives. In the same vein, he advised the new board to ensure they undertake projects that have economic and societal benefits by judiciously using the allotted GMoU funds of 100million naira to benefit all and sundry. The AGM further noted that in the realm of development, no sum is too small to develop a community.

  1. Presentation on GMoU Modalities and Expectations of Ochia-Assa Board

Presentation on GMoU Modalities and Expectations of Ochia Assa Board

A presentation on GMoU modalities and expectation was made by Accord For Community Development. The board members were informed that they are accountable to the community leaders who nominated them and as such are expected to work in the best interest of their community in which they represent. Similarly, the lead facilitator of Accord informed the board members that they are expected to follow due process in the discharge of their duties while also ensuring their communication with the community folks are true and not misleading.

Furthermore, the nominated board members were informed that they are bound to face some challenges but they should brace up to tackle them as they manifest.

General Contributions and Submissions

Contribution from WalterSmith

The following contributions and submissions from the various stakeholders surfaced in the course of the inauguration:

  1. The traditional rulers in tandem with the board members and community people unanimously agreed that the newly constituted board will work without a functional executive. It was agreed that decisions will be taken during board meetings and in the presence of board members. However, for administrative convenience, a board chairman will be nominated and ably assisted by a secretary and treasurer who will be a woman.
  2. Also, it was agreed upon that all the documentation for board members inclusive of names across communities should be completed and forwarded within 2 weeks.

Questions and Answers

Guests and participants had the opportunity to ask questions as it bothers on grey areas on their mandate as board members. In the case of who is eligible to bid for projects, the lead facilitator from Accord explained that community contractors are expected to make their bidding and whoever qualifies will be awarded the project to run. The rationale for community contractors handling project is to pave way for accountability and seriousness of the task on community development.

Also, in addition, the Assistant General Manager at WalterSmith informed members that the company has zero tolerance on members of staff nominating contractors for the community. However, clarification was made that only on special cases where consultants when needed for complex matters that are outside the purview of the board and community, only then will WalterSmith choose to nominate and recommend on their behalf.

Oath Taking for Board Members

Board members taking their oath of office

The board members were officially inaugurated as Ochia-Assa Community Development Board after the administration of the oath of service by the lead facilitator of Accord. A total of Twenty-sis (26) persons constitute the members of the board.                              

Inauguration Wrap-up/End of Session

The traditional rulers in attendance were given the opportunity to give their final comments towards the end of the inauguration. The traditional rulers unanimously recommended that WalterSmith should look for a way to incorporate some funds for their respective palaces which should be separate from the GMoU funds for projects.

Also Hon. Chidi Igwe gave the final closing remarks as he implored all stakeholders to work assiduously to seeing to the success of the board and ultimately the developmental strides of the various communities who will be the immediate beneficiaries of socio-economic interventions.   The inauguration ended with a closing prayer and group photographs were taken subsequently.   

Twon Brass community is located in Brass LGA of Bayelsa State. The Twon Brass is among the eight communities that is made up of Brass cluster board. The community is located along the Atlantic Ocean 70% of community members are fisher men and women.

Twon Brass community trust after visit to various schools in the community by evaluating the status of infrastructures and libraries, it was discovered that Twon Brass community secondary school do not have a functional library and computer accessories.  After the visit by community trust members, it was unanimously agreed to assist in purchasing government approved textbooks and computers and other accessories for Twon Brass community secondary school.

 Town Brass community secondary school textbooks

The students during the ceremony were informed about the GMoU process how Twon Brass included what is due to Tow n Brass yearly from the GMoU mandate. They were enlightened on the benefit of GMoU process reasons for establishment. The mentoring NGO (Accord For Community Development) representative during welcome address informed the students the reason while the Community Secondary School was selected for the project. He further advised that education is the key to success but that will happen when the students read their books and to keep off from bad company.

Accord Official and Town Brass Community Secondary School Students new

Other stakeholders who spoke during the ceremony also advised the students to be focused and face their studies because they are the leaders of tomorrow.

The principal of the Community Secondary School during his closing remarks appreciated SPDC and its team for assisting them to equip the school library and provision of computer accessories. He further appreciated the mentoring NGO for making it possible for the Community Trust to embark on such life changing project for the school.

 

Opuorubo is amongst the eight communities that is made up of Brass Cluster development Board. Opourubo being also one of the impacted communities on the SPDC facilities, the community is entitled to some percentage of yearly mandate of Brass cluster development board.  The community haven’t received their yearly mandate from 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018, unanimously agreed in a town hall meeting facilitated by Accord For Community Development that, fund accrue for Opuorubo community should be used to purchase engine boats for 13 community members including men women and youths.

Government Representatives the Beneficiaries

         The handover ceremony was characterized with different activities such as:  

  1. Mentoring NGO opening speech: Representative of Accord For Community Development Mr. Isaac Simon on his opening remarks congratulated beneficiaries and further advised that engine boat should be maintained and put into use by the beneficiaries. He further explained that, the aim of the program is to increase income generation of the community members by reducing unemployment and poverty in Opuorubo community
  2. Bayelsa state representative: Engineer Brass during his remarks congratulated beneficiaries and assured them of future support from the state government if any opportunity surface. He advised that beneficiaries should try as much as possible to dedicate their time and energy in doing the business in other to increase their income generation and reduce poverty in Opourubo community.

Presentation of Engine Boats

 

Other stakeholders who spoke during the ceremony appreciated SPDC for their support for increase income generation of the community members especially in Opuorubo. SPDC should continue with their good work they are doing to humanity especially in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

The next activity was the presentation of Engine boats and fishing accessories to 13 beneficiaries.

Material presented were

  1. Presentation of 13 Single Engine boat 8HP to 13 beneficiaries from Opuorubo community
  2. Presentation of fishing nets to 13 beneficiaries during the ceremony.
  3. Presentation of twine rope and other fishing facilities

Materials Presented to the 13 Opuorubo Community Beneficiaries

Accord For Community Development being a development mentor organization facilitated a session that enlightened and induct the Brass cluster development board members in Kalorubou community about the projects that would be implemented in in their community.

Kalorubou is amongst the eight communities that is made up of Brass Cluster development Board. Kalorubou has been one of the impacted communities of SPDC facilities, the community was entitled to some percentage of yearly mandate of Brass cluster development board.  The community have not received their yearly mandate from 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018, unanimously agreed in a town hall meeting that fund accrue for Kalorubou community should be used to carry out skill acquisition training in three sections for the youths in the community. The three area are computer training, stud making, welding and fabrication.

The beneficiaries were informed about GMoU procedures roles and responsibilities of community members and other stakeholders in the process. The yearly mandate of Brass Cluster and percentage being given to Kalorubou community was communicated to community beneficiaries. Beneficiaries were further advised to utilized the opportunity through this training to increase their income by creating jobs for other community members. They were also informed that the training would be for six months. Beneficiaries will be given starter packs after the training. 

After the induction/orientation, beneficiaries were transported to their various centers in within Yenagoa.

The training started on the 2nd of September 2019.

The ambience of the environment was quite cozy and the beneficiaries of the 3rd edition of YESAP beaming with smiles even as they gathered at the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) situated in Alesa-Eleme in Rivers State, Nigeria for their graduation ceremony.

The Youth Empowerment and Skills Acquisition Programme (YESAP) is an eclectic empowerment programme targeted at beneficiaries drawn from operational areas of Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) in Rivers State.       

In this third edition of YESAP, beneficiaries have successfully been trained in various vocational training centres in diverse skills such as Welding and Fabrication, Fashion Designing, Catering, Hair Dressing, Computer Engineering and Poultry Farming.

Hence, in continuation of the training and support, another round of business management training was organized for these set of trainees to complement the initial introductory business training that was availed them at roughly a month into their Vocational Skills training in October, 2018.

The aim of this business training is to further equip them with business best practices that is needed to set sail in their chosen business and also to have the requisite knowledge on how they can withstand competition from existing business owners.

It is worthy to note that fresh starters in business are known to face the initial herculean task of navigating through the difficulties that beset them which manifest due to their inexperience and at other times in the harsh operating environment.

Focus of the Training:

The focus of the training was aimed at equipping the beneficiaries with the needed business management skills and acumen to help them drive their enterprises. The training therefore was packaged with emphasis on what entrepreneurship is, business idea generation, business plan writing, business risk and strategies. Other areas treated include formal sources of finance, traditional method of business finance, challenges of securing business finance and strategies to mitigate the problems. The other aspects covered include factors that make businesses to thrive and what brings about business failure, customer relationship management, information and communication platforms that aids businesses, the use of various social media infrastructures in driving the businesses of Entrepreneurs among others.

Areas Covered

The training modules that captured the above listed business training areas were subsumed into 4(four) key areas as follows:

  1. Community Business Planning and Management
  2. Finance for Community Businesses
  3. Business Success versus why Businesses Fail
  4. The Benefit of Social Media in Sustaining Your Business

One of the core goals of the Development Advocacy and Gender Unit of Accord For Development is to mainstream gender in all program activities of the organization.

Accord in partnership with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Abuja Nigeria, organized and facilitated a town hall meeting with women groups and gender focused CSOs

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