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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Sunday morning, March 29, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. NCDC confirms eight fresh cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, pushing overall figure to 97

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Saturday night confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus in the country. The fresh discoveries bring the total number of people with the coronavirus infection in Nigeria to 97. Read more

2. COVID-19: Nigeria’s health system can’t withstand a great pandemic —Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Saturday lamented that Nigeria’s health care system could not withstand a COVID-19 pandemic on the scale of America and Europe. Read more

3. FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: BUA Cement adds N300m to its N1bn donation

The BUA Cement Group has added N300 million to its earlier donation of N1 billion for the fight against Covid-19. The group’s Chairman, Abdulsamad Rabiu, has also gone ahead to redeem the pledge. Read more

4. Uzodinma orders total lockdown of Imo over COVID-19

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, Saturday ordered a complete lockdown of the state following the growing cases of COVID-19 in the country. Uzodinma, who gave the order in a state broadcast in Owerri, said the move was in line with his commitment to protecting the lives of the people of the state. Read more

5. COVID-19: Remember us in your prayers, El-Rufai’s wife, son beg Nigerians

The wife of the Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, Saturday urged Nigerians to pray for her husband, Nasir, who had tested positive for COVID-19. The Kaduna State first lady, on her Twitter handle, pleaded with the people of the state and Nigerians as a whole to remember her family in their prayers. Read more

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6. COVID-19: My test proved negative, Buhari’s aide, Shehu announces

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu has said his Covid-19 test came out negative. Shehu announced his coronavirus status in a post on his Twitter handle-@GarShehu, on Saturday night. Read more 

7. COVID-19: APGA shuts down offices nationwide

The National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Victor Oye, said on Saturday the party has shut down its offices nationwide over the coronavirus pandemic. He also urged party members and Nigerians in general to support efforts at ending the COVID-19 scourge in the country. Read more

8. COVID-19: Tinubu urges Nigerian govt to print more money

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Saturday charged the Federal Government to print more naira notes in order to save the economy from collapse following the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe. Read more

9. Gombe suspends payment of N30,000 minimum wage over economic downturn

The government of Gombe has announced the suspension of payment of the new minimum wage of N30,000 to workers in the state. The state said the development was due to the current global economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

10. KATSINA: Angry youths set fire on police station after policemen stopped them from observing prayers

Scores of angry youths in Kusada town in Katsina State set fire to a police station after the officers attached to the station stopped them from observing Jumat prayers on Friday, March 27. Reports say the police officers were acting on the directive of the state government which announced a ban on social gatherings including religious gatherings on March 25 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Read more

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