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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Friday morning, April 10, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Friday morning, April 10, 2020

1. NCDC confirms 14 new cases of COVID-19; Nigeria’s total now 288

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus cases in the country. The new discoveries bring the number of people infected by the disease in the country to 288. Read more

2. Nigeria’s Lassa fever cases hit 963 as deaths now 188

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday the total number of confirmed Lassa fever cases in Nigeria had increased to 963. Read more

3. Delta govt confirms death of coronavirus patient

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday confirmed the second case of coronavirus in the state, saying the patient died soon after presenting self at isolation centre. Read more

4. We don’t want Chinese medical experts —Nigerian doctors insist

Nigerian doctors, under the auspices of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Thursday insisted that the country had no need for the services of Chinese medical experts who recently arrived in Nigeria. Read more

5. COVID- 19: Katsina govt lifts suspension on Sunday Church services

The Katsina State Government on Thursday lifted suspension of Sunday Church service in the state with immediate effect. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, announced this in a statement in Katsina. Read more

6. US evacuates 997 nationals from Nigeria over COVID-19

The United States Mission in Nigeria has evacuated 997 Americans home to be reunited with their families and friends as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

7. ICPC sets up special team to monitor COVID-19 intervention fund

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) said on Thursday it has set up a team to monitor the spending of the COVID-19 intervention fund in the country. Read more

8. It’s govt duty to punish erring UITH doctor, not ours —NCDC

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday said it would leave any form of punitive action against Professor Alakija Salami, a Senior Consultant at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), over unethical conducts in relation to a COVID-19 patient to the Kwara State government. Read more

9. COVID-19: Buhari aide calls out activist ‘Sega’ for spreading ‘fake news’ on Chinese medics

Human rights activist, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Sega, and the President’s Special Assistant on Digital/New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Thursday disagreed over the cost burden behind the Federal Government’s invitation of Chinese doctors to help tackle the coronavirus scourge in the country. Read more

10. CSOs promise to monitor covid-19 palliatives

Some civil society organisations in Ogun and Kaduna states focused on National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) have promised to monitor the distribution of food items from the government to citizens during the stay-at-home period. Read more

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