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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

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

1. NCDC confirms six fresh cases of COVID-19 as Nigeria’s total rises to 238

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Monday night confirmed six fresh cases of coronavirus in the country. The centre said on its Twitter handle that two of the cases were recorded in Kwara, two in Edo, one in Rivers and one in the Federal Capital Territory. Read more

2. Lagos discharges two more COVID-19 patients

The Lagos State Government on Monday confirmed the discharge of additional two COVID-19 patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. The two female patients were discharged after testing negative twice consecutively for the disease. Read more

3. Buhari approves engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians for public works to cushion effect of COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s finance minister said on Monday. Read more

4. COVID-19: Buhari orders distribution of 150 trucks of seized rice to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to the 36 states of the federation. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Monday. Read more

5. COVID-19: Pastor Chris persists with 5G claims, alleges Nigerian govt ordered lockdown to install 5G network

The Senior Pastor of the Christ Embassy Church, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has alleged that the Federal Government ordered the lockdown of Lagos and Abuja in order to install the controversial 5G network. Read more

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6. NCC reacts to reports on alleged link between 5G and COVID-19

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) insisted on Monday that there was no link between 5G technology and the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCC in a statement issued by its Director of Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu, described claims that 5G technology was responsible for the disease as misleading. Read more

7. COVID-19: Chinese doctors must undergo necessary checks —Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said on Monday the Chinese medical personnel coming to help Nigeria to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic must undergo the necessary checks in the country. Read more

8. UITH suspends consultant over alleged unethical conduct in handling of suspected COVID-19 patient

The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) on Monday suspended Prof Alakija Salami as a Senior Consultant with the hospital. The UITH management said in a statement signed by its Director of Administration, David Odaibo, that Prof. Salami was suspended for alleged unethical conduct in the admission, management and eventual release of the corpse of a suspected COVID-19 patient. Read more

9. COVID-19: PDP labels Nigerian govt’s social intervention programme ‘fraudulent’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Monday the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the much-hyped social intervention programmes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its government as a total hoax. Read more

10. Zamfara govt demolishes hideout of suspected cultists

The Zamfara State government Monday demolished a four-bedroom apartment suspected to be housing cultists near the new motor park in Gusau, the state capital. The demolition was carried out at about 7:00 p.m. by the Zamfara Urban and Regional Planning Board (ZUREP) and supervised by the police and some state government officials. Read more

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