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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 20th March, 2020



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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 20th March 2020

1. Four New Cases Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Lagos State

Four new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease have been confirmed in Lagos State on Thursday, 19th March.

The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, confirmed the four fresh cases at a news briefing on Thursday.

2. Appeal Court Nullifies Sack Of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has affirmed Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party as Senator representing Anambra south Senatorial District.

In a unanimous judgment, a three-member panel of the Justices of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Stephen Adah, held that the Lower court ( FCT high Court) lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter in the first instance.

3. Buhari Launches National Broadband Plan, Emergency Call Centre

Federal Government of Nigeria in its bid to boost internet connectivity in the country has launched a National Broadband Plan which will span through five years.

Confirming the development, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the National Broadband Plan (2020 – 2025) in Abuja.

4. Coronavirus: Italian Man Now Free To Go But

The Italian, who is the index COVID-19 carrier in Nigeria, is now free of the virus, Lagos State has declared.

Recall that about three weeks ago, the Federal Ministry of Health had confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos.

5. FG Suspends Recruitment Into Civil Service, May Cut 2020 Budget

The federal government of Nigeria has suspended recruitment into the nation’s civil service indefinitely as parts of a general cut in government expenditure.

Similarly, Naija News understands the federal government is proposing to cut the 2020 budget size by N1.5 trillion from N10.59 trillion to N9.09 trillion.

6. Buhari’s Daughter In Isolation Over Coronavirus

One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in self-isolation over the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19).

Naija News reports that this was disclosed by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.

7. Coronavirus: Senate Bans Public Hearings, Students Excursions

The Nigerian Senate after a one-hour closed-door session today, ordered a ban on all public hearings and students excursions to the Senate galleries

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan made the announcements today while also noting that other legislative activities that would attract a sizeable number of people have also been restricted for now.

8. Coronavirus: Atiku Abubakar Commends FG Over Decisions On COVID-19

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the general election, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for heeding to his advice to reduce the fuel price

The former Vice President had earlier advised the Buhari-led government to consider reducing the pump price of petrol. He further advised that stamp duty on all types of accounts be temporarily suspended.

9. Coronavirus: Why 25 million People May Lose Their Jobs Globally – Labour

An estimated 25 million people may lose their jobs worldwide as a result of Coronavirus pandemic, the International Labour Organization(ILO) has warned.

Through it’s Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder, ILO disclosed this, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, after necessary findings.

10. RCCG Reacts To Lagos Govt Directive Over Coronavirus

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has issued fresh directive following the ban on churches and mosques by the Lagos and Ogun State Government.

Naija News recalls that the Lagos State Government on Wednesday banned any religious gathering that involves more than 50 people over the deadly Coronavirus.

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

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