A former navy governor of Akwa Ibom state, Idongesit Nkanga has reportedly died of an undisclosed ailment.
Nkanga who was the chairman of the Pan Niger Delta Discussion board (PANDEF) reportedly died on Thursday, December 24, in a hospital.
A political affiliate and a member of the family of the late governor confirmed the incident to Premium Instances.
The late Nkanga was Akwa Ibom governor throughout Ibrahim Babangida’s navy regime. He retired as an air commodore in the Nigerian Airforce.
In one other tragic incident, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, the daddy of a former governor of Kano state is useless, in response to rising experiences.
The patriarch reportedly died on Friday morning, December 25, on the age of 93, PM Information reported.
His son, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, confirmed the demise of his father in an announcement via his non-public secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali.
To well being information, latest information from the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) might have confirmed the fears of the federal authorities that the nation is experiencing a second of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The well being company in a tweet on Thursday, December 24, confirmed 1041 new instances of the virus in Nigeria.
The NCDC disclosed that the brand new instances had been discovered in 23 states, with Lagos recording the best variety of infections.
In the meantime, one other new variant of the coronavirus completely different from different found sorts of the illness seems to have been detected in Nigeria.
In line with Al Jazeera, the Africa Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (Africa CDC), made the disclosure on Thursday, December 24
John Nkengasong, the top of the Africa CDC, mentioned the brand new variant will not be much like the kind found in the UK and South Africa.