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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, 1st March, 2020

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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 1st March 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. Obasanjo Breaks Silence On Insecurity, Amotekun

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the security situation in the country, stressing that the responsibility of a leader is to secure the life of members of his community. Obasanjo stated this while speaking on Saturday at the 1st Memorial Lecture for the late founder of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Frederick Fasehun.

2. Lagos Coronavirus Patient Attempts To Escape, See Why

The coronavirus patient quarantined at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, attempted to escape from the facility on Friday, February 28. Naija News recalls that the Lagos coronavirus patient, an Italian, was confirmed to have the virus on Friday morning, three days after he arrived in the country. He flew in from Milan, Italy, into Lagos before heading to Ogun state where he first showed symptoms of the disease.

3. Buhari Suspends Chairman Presidential Amnesty Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Professor Charles Dokubo, the coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Naija News reports that the suspension was made known in a statement on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

4. Buhari Confirms Appointment of New HoS, Accepts Oyo-Iya’s Retirement

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan as the substantive Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. The appointment was announced on Friday in a statement by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) Olusegun Adekunle.

5. Buhari Govt Fixes Date To Open Berger/Kara Bridge

The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has revealed that the Berger/Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be opened to motorists on Sunday, March 1. Naija News reports that this was made known on Saturday by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti.

6. Dog Tests Positive To Coronavirus

Hong Kong’s agriculture, fisheries and conservation department has confirmed that a dog had tested positive to the deadly coronavirus disease. In a statement on Friday, a spokesperson of the department stated that Dogs, cats and other pets owned by confirmed coronavirus patients must now undergo a 14-day quarantine.

7. Apostle Suleman Releases Powerful Prayers Against Coronavirus

Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), has released power prayers against the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Naija News reports that the OFM General Overseer released the prayer points against coronavirus on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, a day after the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

8. Watford End Liverpool’s Unbeaten Premier League Run

Watford Football Club on Saturday proved too good for English Premier League (EPL) leaders, Liverpool. The relegation-threatened team thrashed Liverpool 3-0, breaking the Meyerside side’s 18-match consecutive wins.

9. Coronavirus: Jackie Chan Speaks On Being Quarantined

Popular Hollywood actor and producer, Jackie Chan has dismissed reports that he was quarantined over the outbreak of Coronavirus in China.

Naija News reports that the deadly COVID19 disease has recorded 2,600 deaths since its outbreak in Wuhan, China.

That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

Source: Naija News

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