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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Thursday morning, April 9, 2020



Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; total now 276

The number of Nigeria’s coronavirus patients increased to 276 on Wednesday night following the confirmation of 22 new cases by the country’s centre for disease control. The NCDC said on its Twitter handle that 15 cases were recorded in Lagos, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Bauchi and one in Edo. Read more

2. No records lost in Accountant-General’s office fire —Minister

The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, has said no official records were lost in Wednesday’s inferno which razed the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation. Read more

3. COVID-19: Nigerians to enjoy two months of free electricity

Electricity consumers in the country are to enjoy two months of free supply, the umbrella body of power distribution companies, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Read more

4. Chinese COVID-19 medical team arrives Nigeria

A 15-member Chinese medical team arrived in Nigeria Wednesday afternoon. The team which was flown on an aircraft operated by Air Peace arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, at 5: 17 p.m. Read more

5. Govt to license private hospitals to treat COVID-19

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it would give license to some private hospitals in the country to treat COVID-19 patients in order to improve the nation’s response to the global pandemic. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Wednesday morning, April 8, 2020

6. Oyo to develop local solution for COVID-19 —Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on Wednesday said the state would explore home grown solution to the ravaging COVID-19 disease for prevention and cure. According to Makinde, since Nigerians had their ways of dealing with flu, catarrh and cough differently from the Western world, the state would devise a cure. Read more

7. COVID-19: Masari charges NCDC to release test results of dead patient’s contacts

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, Wednesday urged the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to quickly complete the COVID-19 tests for those who had contact with the medical doctor who died on Monday. Read more

8. Fani-Kayode slams Gov Abiodun for exempting Dangote from COVID-19 lockdown

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken a swipe at the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun for the exemption granted Aliko Dangote Group of Companies from the COVID-19 lockdown in the state. Read more

9. Again, Nigerian govt dismisses claim of alleged third party agreement on Abacha loot

The Federal Government insisted on Wednesday it had not entered into any agreement to give any amount of money to any individual in relation to the $308 million recovered from the family of the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, which would be repatriated to Nigeria from the Island of Jersey. Read more

10. Be fair in your distribution of palliatives, Lawan tells Nigerian govt

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to be fair and make the distribution of the COVID-19 pandemic palliatives to be all inclusive. Read more

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