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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Thursday morning, March 19, 2020



Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. Kwara govt shuts schools over fear of Coronavirus

The Kwara State Government on Wednesday announced the closure of its public schools with effect from next Monday. The government’s decision to close the schools is due to increasing cases of COVID -19 in the country. Read more

2. Ogun bans night clubs, gatherings as fear of Coronavirus heightens

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday banned social clubs, cinemas, night clubs and other high-density gatherings of people in a bid to halt the spread of the Coronavirus in the state. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the governor said any gathering that brings either 50 or more people together has been banned for 30 days as part of measures by the government to check the spread of the disease in Ogun State. Read more

3. Lagos govt closes schools over Coronavirus

Lagos State government on Wednesday announced the closure of all public and private schools in the state. The closure takes effect on Monday. A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, said the move was to prevent children and their teachers from becoming more vulnerable to the pandemic. Read more

4. Kano, Katsina, 6 others shut schools over COVID -19

Governors of states in the North-West part of the country on Wednesday announced the closure of all schools in the zone for 30 days. The governors, who took the decision after a closed-door meeting held in Kaduna, said it had become necessary following the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Katsina recorded its first case of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Read more

5. Afrika Shrine suspends activities over COVID-19

The New Africa Shrine on Wednesday suspended all programmes as part of efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country. The Federal Government on Wednesday confirmed five fresh cases of COVID-19 in the country. The figure brought to eight the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020

6. PFN hails Lagos govt’s ban on religious gatherings

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) said on Wednesday night it is comfortable with any precautionary measure put in place by the government to protect the lives of Nigerians from the scourge of Coronavirus. The National President of PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude told journalists the decision of Lagos State government to ban all religious gatherings in the state is a welcome development. Read more

7. Feud between rival governors deepens as Uzodinma blames Wike for PDP woes

The war of words between Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, has shown no sign of abating after the Imo helmsman accused his colleague of contributing to the near collapse of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Uzodinma had earlier accused Wike and some other unknown persons of orchestrating the removal of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Read more

8. With Oshiomhole as its face, APC is facing inevitable extinction —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) remained a platform facing an inevitable extinction with Adams Oshiomhole as its face. Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the APC, allegedly blamed the PDP as the mastermind of the recent crisis in the ruling party that almost got him sacked. Read more

9. IPPIS an instrument of corruption – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday described the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as an instrument of fraud and corruption perpetrated by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF). Read more

10. UTME: NSCDC arrests five for alleged impersonation in Kaduna

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Tuesday arrested five persons for alleged impersonation during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Sabon-Gari, Kaduna-North, Kaduna-South and Chikun local government areas of the state. Read more

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