These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will make your Wednesday morning, April 29, 2020
1. 195 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria as total hits 1532
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday night confirmed 195 new COVID-19 cases in the country. The centre said on its Twitter handle that the fresh infections were recorded in 14 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Read more
2. COVID-19: IMF approves $3.4bn emergency support loan for Nigeria
The Executive Board of International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday approved $3.4 billion in emergency financial assistance to support Nigeria in addressing the economic impact of COVID-19 and the sharp fall in oil prices. Read more
3. German govt grants Nigeria N8.9bn debt relief
The German government said on Tuesday it had granted Nigeria debt relief totalling N8.9 billion (€22.4 million) over the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Read more
4. COVID-19: NCDC targets testing 2 million people in three months
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has set a target of testing two million people in the next three months to check the spread of Covid-19. Read more
5. Germany gives Nigeria €5.5m to fight COVID-19 in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa
The German government has approved an additional €5.5 support to its Nigerian counterpart in the ongoing efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Read more
6. COVID-19: Oyo gov grants state pardon to 15 inmates
No fewer than fifteen inmates have been granted state pardon and released from the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Oyo State. Read more
7. Regular washing, drying of face masks reduce effectiveness —NAFDAC
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Tuesday warned Nigerians against regular washing of face masks. Read more
8. Lebanese security agents rescue Nigerian girl put up for sale on Facebook
The Chairman of Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said Tuesday the Nigerian girl put up for sale by a Lebanese on Facebook had been rescued by security agents in the Middle Eastern nation. Read more
9. ‘..beat a child with one hand..bring him back with the other hand’; Umahi reverses ban on journalists
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, Tuesday apologized for banning two journalists from entering Ebonyi State Government House and other government facilities for life. Read more
10. Police recovers abandoned new baby in Ekiti
The Ekiti State Police Command has recovered a newborn baby abandoned in an uncompleted building in the Adebayo area of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Read more
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