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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Thursday morning, April 2, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. On COVID-19, listen to scientists, not ‘fiction writers’ like Soyinka, Presidency tells Nigerians

The Presidency on Wednesday implored Nigerians to trust information coming from scientists and medical specialists on issues concerning viral diseases, instead of listening to Professors of Literary writings. Read more

2. NCDC confirms 23 fresh cases of COVID-19 as Nigeria’s total figure rises to 174

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Wednesday night confirmed 23 fresh cases of coronavirus. The centre revealed on its Twitter handle that nine cases were discovered in Lagos, seven in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), five in Akwa Ibom and one each in Bauchi and Kaduna States. Read more

3. COVID-19: Relief for Lagos, Ogun, Abuja residents as govt relaxes lockdown measures

Some relief may have come the way of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja residents quarantined by orders of the Nigerian government as a few adjustments have been made in the restriction directives occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

4. I’m stable, no symptoms of COVID-19 since I tested positive, Gov Bala says from isolation

The governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Bala said he has remained stable with no symptoms of COVID-19, since he tested positive to the dreaded virus. Read more

5. COVID-19: Osinbajo, governors hold video conference on more palliatives

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the state governors met on Wednesday to discuss more palliatives to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Wednesday morning, April 1, 2020

6. Fintiri signs COVID-19 restriction order into law

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has signed an Executive Order to enforce the restriction of movement to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state. The governor’s Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, disclosed this in a statement in Yola Wednesday. Read more

7. Kaduna relaxes COVID-19 curfew

The Kaduna State government Wednesday temporarily relaxed the restriction of movement imposed on the state to check the spread of COVID-19. In a broadcast to the people of the state, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, said the curfew would be eased from 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday to 12midnight on Thursday. Read more

8. Amosun boosts Ogun govt’s quest to tackle COVID-19 with N25m

The immediate past governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday donated N25million to support the state government in its ongoing efforts at checking the spread of coronavirus in the state. Read more

9. Anambra govt distances self from Ubah’s COVID-19 fund drive

The Anambra State government distanced itself from the COVID-19 aid account set up by the senator representing Anambra South senatorial zone, Ifeanyi Ubah. Read more

10. I didn’t know I was carrying explosives, driver of Akure bomb truck says

Isiaka Yunusa, the driver of the explosives-laden truck that wreaked havoc in Eleyewo community in Akure North local government area of Ondo State on March 28, has claimed that he had no knowledge of what he was transporting. Read more

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