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News: Monday Newspapers Highlights



1. The Son of Nigeria former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Atiku Abubakar, who personally disclosed this via his Twitter page on Sunday, said his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist hospital Abuja for treatment and management.

2. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos State.

It said two cases are returning travelers while the other is a contact of a confirmed case, thus bringing the total number of patients with the disease to 30.

3. Some churches on Sunday complied with the directive by the government on public gatherings over the widespread of the coronavirus while others disobeyed the others.

While megachurches Redeemed Christian Church of God, Deeper Life, Mountain of Fire urged its members to worship from home, other ministries like Living Faith, The Apostolic Church, and others ignored the order and held services in their respective churches.

4. As part of the efforts to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Sunday, directed state civil servants to work from home beginning from Monday, March 23.

The governor in a statement said it was part of the precautionary measures to curtail the incidence of the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease in the state.

5. The Lagos State Government has banned passengers from standing on public buses, giving new rules to prevent overcrowding of passengers.

In a statement released relaby the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, on Sunday, the directive is part of the efforts by the Lagos State Government to further prevent a state-wide spread of COVID-19 especially in motor parks, garages, and another public transportation-related environment.

6. MTN Nigeria on Sunday said its team would start working from home as part of the precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Mr. Funso Aina, the telcos Senior Manager, External Relations, said in a statement that from March 23, workers are expected to perform their duties from home.

Aina said that the telco’s operations would continue to run at full scale with essential staff working limited hours on-site.

7. Similarly, Union Bank Nigeria, on Sunday shut down its walk-in operations.

The financial institution in a statement on Sunday directed its workers to comply with the directive starting from Monday 23rd March 2020.

8. The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on the supply of petroleum products to border communities across the nation.

According to a circular from the office of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Alli, 66 filling stations at various border communities have been granted waivers to lift and supply fuel.

9. Tragedy struck in Rivers State on Sunday as the parish priest of the Saint Helen’s Catholic Church, Ogbogoro, Rev. Fr. Simeon Kuro, slumped and died while celebrating the Mass.

The incident, it was said, happened while Kuro was delivering the homily on the church’s altar in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

10. Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday evening abducted two football players plying their trade with clubs in the eastern part of the country.

The two footballers, Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade were said to have been abducted on the Benin-Akure highway at Ipele town in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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News: Friday Newspapers Highlights



Good morning! Today’s summary from Nigerian newspapers

1. The United States on Thursday slammed a $15million bounty on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo made the announcement as the Justice Department unsealed charges against Maduro and associates.

2. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night, confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

The center said the 14 new cases of #COVID19 confirmed in Nigeria are: 12 in Lagos & 2 in FCT.

3. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday night, commended the unity of purpose in fighting the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.

He hailed measures, including the willingness for self-isolation, social distancing, and contributions of public-spirited individuals and institutions who consistently mobilize resources to supplement efforts of Federal and State governments.

4. Two more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus in Bauchi State.

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, who disclosed this in a situation update while addressing newsmen in Bauchi, the state capital on Thursday, said the were in close contact with the State Governor, Bala Mohammed, whose case had earlier been confirmed.

5. A former Ogun State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Bukola Olopade said he has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Olopade is the MD of Nilayo Sports Management Company, an organization known for organizing marathons in cities across Nigeria, appealed to all Nigerians to take government warnings and precautions on COVID-19 seriously, saying the disease is real.

6. The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has claimed the federal government is plotting to rearrest and infect him with coronavirus.

In a series of tweets on Thursday night, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election, said he was a wanted man again, following a report he did on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, had contracted coronavirus.

7. President Muhammadu Buhari is set to release the N6.5bn emergency fund for the fight against Coronavirus.

The Buhari-led federal administration is expected to release the money to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, according to his Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

8. Pastor Tunde Bakare, of the Dominion Hall, Citadel Global Community Church, formerly Latter Rain Assembly, has lamented that Nigeria lacks the capacity to contain a Coronavirus outbreak on a large scale.

Bakare, however, urged Nigerians to follow instructions of constituted authorities on the issue of Coronavirus.

9. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has described as ‘misleading’ a report that he was among 26 other Nigerian Governors who have refused to go into self-isolation.

Governor Samuel Ortom in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase maintained that he is healthy and doesn’t need self-isolation.

10. The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election, Peter Obi, has called on elected public officers to relocate to their constituencies.

The former Governor of Anambra State said that whilst all possible measures should be deployed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, appropriate measures should be taken to mitigate the suffering of the very vulnerable in our midst.

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14 New Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in Nigeria, Lagos 12 And FCT 2



14 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria have been confirmed by the NCDC on Thursday Evening.

The new cases of the coronavirus was disclosed In a tweet posted on Thursday evening, the agency said 12 new cases were confirmed in Lagos and 2 in Abuja.

Out of the 12 confirmed in Lagos, 6 were detected on a vessel while three are returning travelers.

As of today, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria is 65.

See the tweets below

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Nigeria Info Hijacks Daddy Freeze



Daddy Freeze

Nigeria Info is proud to announce the newest addition to its award-winning station. Veteran and multiple award-winning media personality Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as ‘Daddy Freeze’, joins the Nigeria Info team of exceptional broadcasters.

Daddy Freeze started his radio career in 1996 with The Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) and joined Cool Fm Lagos in 2001 where he continued on-air for 20 years, steadily rising to the position of a senior broadcaster and Head OAP at Cool FM. In his time there, he managed to carve a niche for himself in radio broadcasting by being one of the biggest names on the radio in Nigeria. He Still has a Sunday Show on Cool FM called “The Sanctuary” which occurs 9 am-12noon on Sundays.

Nigeria Info FM, Nigeria’s number one conversation-driven radio station, has been on-air since 2011. Over the years, the station has proudly broadcast local and international news with in-depth analysis of topical issues in various areas of human interest. With charismatic and seasoned broadcasters/journalists dedicated to informing and engaging the people, Nigeria Info has remained the foremost “call to action” radio station.

With over 2 decades on radio, Daddy Freeze has shown an avid passion for his craft, consistently pushing beyond the barriers of traditional societal beliefs and constantly tackling controversial issues without fear of retribution. While doing this, he has remained at the top of his career by being the topic of discussion amongst his ever-increasing fan base.

In a bid to always stay ahead by constantly driving the conversations around topical issues while informing and engaging our listeners, Nigeria Info takes pride in having the most professional and passionate journalists who consistently push the boundaries of journalism.

Nigeria info is delighted to have him on board as the station believes he’ll bring his renowned passion to this new journey in his career.

Daddy Freeze promises “much more to come” and Nigeria Info says “let’s talk”.


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