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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Sunday morning, March 22, 2020



Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. NRC reverses self, to let train services continue despite upsurge in COVID-19 cases

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said on Saturday all train services would continue contrary to earlier announcement that it had suspended services because of coronavirus pandemic in the country. Read more

2. COVID-19: Nigerian govt shuts airspace, notifies foreign airlines

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency on (NAMA) on Saturday formally notified all foreign airlines operating in the country on the shut down of its airspace. A Notice to Airmen signed by one Adamu B. H. of the Aeronautical Information Services Department said the decision takes effect from 12:00 midnight on Tuesday. Read more

3. Nasarawa govt to expel ‘Almajiri beggars’ over COVID-19

Nasarawa State government said on Saturday it would expel non-indigenous Alimajiris from the 13 local government areas of the state following the discovery of coronavirus in Abuja, its next-door neighbour. Read more

4. Nigeria records 10 new cases of Coronavirus; 3 in Abuja, 7 in Lagos totaling 22

Nigeria’s confirmed cases of the deadly COVID-19 disease, also known as Coronavirus, has risen to 22 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health on Saturday reported that three new cases were recorded in Abuja and seven in Lagos. Read more

5. Lagos govt responds to rise in COVID-19 cases, bans gatherings of over 20

The Lagos State Government on Saturday banned all religious and social gathering of over 20 people. The state government announced this on its Facebook page after 10 fresh cases of coronavirus were confirmed by the Federal Government earlier on Saturday. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Saturday morning, March 21, 2020

6. COVID-19: After meeting with Reps, NMA directs striking members to resume work

Striking members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Abuja have been directed to resume work immediately. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) gave the directive on Friday, saying that it was necessary the doctors returned to work to join hands in efforts to contain the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic. Read more

7. Lagos explosion death toll reaches 23

The death toll in last weekend’s explosion in Abule-Ado area of Lagos has increased to 23 after one of the survivors died on Saturday. The victim, a female, died at the Igbobi Orthopedic Hospital where she had been receiving treatment. Read more

8. ALLEGED ASSAULT: Court orders Oluwo to make physical appearance in court

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has been ordered by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court to appear before it in person for the hearing of his case of alleged assault on Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dirkrullahi Akinropo. Soji Oyetola, counsel to Oba Akinropo who addressed the court presided over by Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara when the matter came up urged the court to issue a bench warrant for Oluwo’s arrest over his failure to appear before the court. Read more

9. 6BN FRAUD TRIAL: Witness lists those Dasuki’s aide wired millions of Naira to

The ongoing trial of Nicholas Ashinze, former aide to ex- National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki continued on Friday at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The day’s trial resumed with a prosecuting witness, Hassan Seidu, during the continuation of trial-in-chief, telling the court presided over by Justice Okon Abang, how Ashinze transferred millions of Naira to several bank accounts. Read more

10. ALLEGED N2BN FRAUD: Court sacks Maina’s suit against EFCC

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Friday sacked a suit filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by Abdulrasheed Maina. Maina, a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, filed the suit through his company, Common Input Properties Investment Limited. Read more

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