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1. The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

Kyari, who just returned from Germany and Italy, was said to have tested positive to the virus after he developed a strange illness. However, President Muhammadu Buhari tested negative.

2. Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for coronavirus.

His test result was confirmed in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado.

3. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has revealed that his principal is in self-isolation.

Akande, who shared a picture of Osinbajo having a  meeting via video conference call, said the VP is self-isolating in accordance with the “protocols” of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

4. Three staff of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari have reportedly tested positive to coronavirus.

The condition of Kyari and his aides has forced the Presidential Villa to shut down as non-essential staff have been asked to stay away.

5. Lagos State Government says all participants at the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) held on March 14 may have come in contact with one Lagos confirmed Coronavirus case.

Professor Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, made the revelation Tuesday afternoon.

6. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the closure of all markets, with effect from March 26.

Those not affected are shops selling essential commodities such as medical equipment, water, foodstuffs.

7. Two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria, thus bringing the number of patients to 46.

According to the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, one of the new cases was confirmed in Osun and another in Lagos State.

8. The Presidency has reduced the number of media houses and reporters covering the seat of power, Aso Villa.

Attah Esa, Deputy Director Information, said it was due to the current restriction in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against a gathering of not more than 50 persons at the same time at any venue.

9. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has expressed concern over the coronavirus outbreak.

The body said it may order its members and those of affiliates to stay at home from Friday if the well-being of tanker drivers, marketers, suppliers among others was not guaranteed.

10. The Enugu State Government, on Tuesday, banned all forms of social and political gatherings as the threat of coronavirus continues to worsen globally.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who made the announcement during a state-wide broadcast at the Enugu Government House, equally declared that civil servants and public servants would henceforth work from home.

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News: Friday Newspapers Highlights

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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

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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

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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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