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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Saturday morning, March 28, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 81 as COVID-19: US announces N2.6b aid to Nigeria

The United States Government Friday announced a $7 million (about N2.6 billion) emergency health and humanitarian aid to Nigeria to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The US States Department said in a statement that this is part of a $274 million (N103 billion) assistance package to at least 63 countries affected by the disease. Read more

2. COVID-19: Lagos heading towards total lockdown —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said Friday his administration may be forced to lock down the state totally if the COVID-19 cases increased further. The governor disclosed this after signing the Emergency Coronavirus Pandemic Bill 2020 into law at the State House, Marina. Read more

3. Enugu govt orders closure of borders, markets over COVID-19

The Enugu State Government Friday ordered the closure of all land borders, inter-state transportation and markets in the state with effect from March 31. The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, who disclosed this in a statement in Enugu, said the state government ordered the closure of all markets in the state irrespective of the size till further notice. Read more

4. COVID-19: Lagos govt to distribute food items to residents

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, unveiled an economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society. This comes a few days after the state government issued a stay-at-home directive to residents in a bid to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Read more

5. COVID-19: Umahi orders arrest of two families, policemen for conducting burials

Two separate families who conducted burials in Ebonyi State and the policemen who supervised them have incurred Governor David Umahi’s wrath. The governor has ordered for their arrest for violating the ban placed on burial ceremonies in the state over the coronavirus. Read more

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6. COVID-19: Masari orders closure of borders with 4 states, Niger Republic

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Friday, ordered the closure of all land borders with neighbouring states and the Niger Republic in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. The neighbouring states are Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Zamfara. Read more

7. Kogi suspends commercial tricycle, motorbike operations over COVID-19

Kogi Government Friday suspended commercial motorcycle and tricycle operations as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The state’s Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, disclosed this at a joint press conference at the Police Command headquarters in Lokoja, the state capital. Read more

8. Oshiomhole tests negative for COVID-19

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has tested negative for coronavirus. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Read more

9. PDP reacts to alleged attack on its members at Kogi election tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday condemned the alleged violent attack on its leaders, members, lawyers and witnesses at the premises of the Kogi State governorship election petition tribunal in Abuja. Read more 

10. Police to sanction officers seen in viral video destroying market wares in Lagos

The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has ordered that disciplinary action be taken against some police officers caught on camera destroying the wares of business owners in Lagos. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on Tuesday ordered the closure of markets dealing in non-essential commodities as part of measures to halt the spread of the disease in the state. Read more

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