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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Friday morning, May 1, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Friday morning.

1. MAY DAY: Nigerian govt assures workers of job security despite ‘damaging effects’ of COVID-19

The Federal Government said on Thursday it would work to ensure that there were no job losses arising from the extreme effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the economy. Read more

2. 204 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed; Nigeria’s total now 1932

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Thursday night confirmed 204 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the country. Read more

3. COVID-19: We‘re struggling for bed spaces in Lagos —NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said Thursday the centre was currently struggling for bed spaces for COVID-19 patients in Lagos. Read more

4. Nigerian govt on top of Kano situation —SGF

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said Thursday the Federal Government was on top of the situation in Kano State. Read more

5. Drinking of palm oil can’t stop spread of COVID-19 —NCDC

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday dismissed as misleading and false the claim that palm oil is capable of stopping the spread of COVID-19. Read more

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6. Bauchi governor approves use of chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said on Thursday he had approved the use of chloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 in the state. Read more

7. Edo govt declares COVID-19 patient wanted

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has declared a 23-year- old nursing mother, Mrs. Amaka Okoro, wanted over COVID-19. Read more

8. Ekiti govt rewards man with appointment for reporting son’s violation of stay-at-home directive

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, appointed Mr. Femi Adeoye as the state’s COVID-19 Response Ambassador for stopping his son from entering his home after flouting the government’s stay-at-home directive. Read more

9. Edo govt extends curfew for another 14 days

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday, extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state for another 14 days. Read more

10. Confusion as five family members die mysteriously in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command Thursday confirmed the mysterious death of five members of a family in the state. Read more

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