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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Saturday morning, April 4, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Saturday morning.

1. Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now 210 as 20 new cases emerge

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus in the country. The centre also confirmed two deaths in Lagos and Edo. Read more

2. We’re expecting a medical team from China to support our COVID-19 fight —Nigerian Govt

The Minister of Health, Osagie Enahire, disclosed Friday that Nigeria was expecting a medical team from China to aid in the fight against COVID-19. He made the disclosure at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja. Read more

3. Ondo records first COVID-19 case

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday evening, confirmed that the state has recorded its first case of coronavirus. Akeredolu, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle, said the victim is one of those already in the isolation center in the state. Read more

4. After viral video, Gov Bello suspends Kogi commissioner accused of abuse

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday, suspended the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga, for allegedly assaulting a lady over a Facebook post. The governor also ordered an accelerated and detailed investigation into the matter. Read more

5. Kwara govt reacts to report of confirmed COVID-19 case in the state

The Kwara State government said Friday the state had not recorded a single case of COVID-19. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, who disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin, said all the six suspected cases in the state tested negative for the disease. Read more

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6. COVID-19: Govt moves to evacuate Nigerians abroad

The Federal Government on Friday directed all the country’s missions abroad to compile a list of willing Nigerian nationals who had expressed the desire to return home following the outbreak of coronavirus in many parts of the world. Read more

7. COVID-19: INEC deploys 100 vehicles in Abuja, Lagos, 4 others for contact tracing

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed about 100 of its vehicles in six states to support the Presidential Task Force (PTF) in the efforts to tackle the coronavirus scourge in the country. Read more

8. You’ve been a model of ‘exemplary service’, APC hails Oshiomhole

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Friday greeted the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on his 68 birthday, saying he had been able to strengthen democratic structures in Nigeria. Read more

9. COVID-19: Bauchi govt earmarks N10 million for fumigation

Bauchi State government has set aside N10 million for fumigation of every part of the state in its quest to check the spread of coronavirus among the people. The state Commissioner for Environment and Housing, Hamisu Muazu Shira, disclosed this to journalists during the commencement of the exercise at the Government House in Bauchi on Friday. Read more

10. Fire guts shops in Lagos Island

Two shops with household utensils at Maola Shopping Mall in Idumota area of Lagos Island were destroyed by fire on Friday. The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, told journalists the fire had been quelled by emergency responders. Read more

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