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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Thursday morning, May 7, 2020

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Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. COVID-19: Nigerian govt grants 2-month licence waiver to broadcast stations

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday the Federal Government had granted a two-month licence fee waiver for terrestrial broadcast stations in a bid to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on the broadcast industry. Read more

2. Borno governor extends COVID-19 lockdown by one week

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, Wednesday extended the state lockdown by one week. Read more

3. Nigeria records 195 new COVID-19 cases, pushing total over the 3,000 mark to 3145

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Wednesday night confirmed 195 new COVID-19 cases in the country. Read more

4. Ebonyi govt arrests, quarantines 700 for violating interstate travel ban

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, said Wednesday 700 persons had been arrested for allegedly entering the state illegally despite the ban on interstate travel. Read more

5. 37 more COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos, bringing total to 358

The Lagos State government Wednesday confirmed that an additional 37 COVID-19 patients had been discharged from isolation centres across the state. Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Wednesday morning, May 6, 2020

6. Afenifere rejects composition of Federal Character Commission

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, claimed the composition of the Federal Character Commission was designed to favour a particular geopolitical zone in the country. Read more

7. Immigration, Navy personnel intercept 12 Nigerians travelling to Cameroon

At least 12 Nigerians travelling to Cameroon have been intercepted by personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Navy at Ibaka, Akwa Ibom State. Read more

8. Nigerian woman who went into labour aboard flight from UAE gives birth to baby boy

A Nigerian woman, Mrs. Kafayat Amusan, has been delivered of a baby boy aboard an Emirate Airlines flight. Read more

9. Buhari picks ex-IGP, Suleiman Abba to head Police Trust Fund

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the appointment of a former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. Read more

10. Petrol tanker crashes on Niger Bridge

A fuel tanker loaded with petrol otherwise known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and heading to Anambra from Delta State crashed and spilled its contents on the Niger Bridge Wednesday. Read more

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