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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Sunday morning, April 5, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. Five new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; total now 214

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Saturday night confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in the country. The centre disclosed on its Twitter handle that three of the cases were recorded in Bauchi and two in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Read more

2. NCDC apologises for error in coronavirus report, says total cases 209, not 210

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Saturday it made a mistake with its report on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. The centre said on its Twitter handle that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of 10:30 p.m. on Friday was 209 and not the 210 that was earlier reported. Read more

3. No license has been issued for 5G networks, Nigerian govt reacts as concerns mount

The Nigerian Government has reacted to a public outcry over the use of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in the country. Social media and other media platforms have been awash with calls on the Federal Government not to accept the launch of 5G in the country. Read more

4. Osun govt finds missing coronavirus patient

The COVID-19 patient who reportedly absconded from the Isolation Centre in Ejigbo, Osun State, in the early hours of Saturday, has been found, the state government said. The state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo, said the unnamed female patient had been taken back to the isolation centre. Read more

5. NNPC confirms coronavirus case at its Abuja estate

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Saturday confirmed the discovery of a coronavirus case at its estate in the Garki area of Abuja. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, who confirmed this in a statement, dismissed the report of a mass outbreak of COVID-19 in the estate. Read more

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6. Only FG can determine extension of movement restriction —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Saturday the Federal Government would determine any extension on the restriction of movement after the expiration of the initial two weeks order. Read more

7. Suspected case of COVID-19 in Yobe tests negative

The Yobe State Government said on Saturday the suspected coronavirus case in Potiskum local government area of the state had tested negative for the disease. TThe state’s Deputy Governor, Malam Idi Gubana, disclosed this to journalists in Damaturu, the state capital. Read more

8. Oyo confirms new case of coronavirus

Oyo State Saturday evening confirmed another case of coronavirus. The new case brought the number of persons that have been infected by the disease in Oyo State to nine. Read more

9. Nigerian govt seeks NASS approval for N500bn coronavirus Intervention Fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Zainab, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. Read more

10. Vandalized NNPC pipeline in Lagos repaired –LASEMA

The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said on Saturday the agency monitored the repair of the vandalized pipeline at Mosan, Ipaja area of the state by officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Read more

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