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Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, 22nd March, 2020



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Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 22nd March 2020.

Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

1. FG Shuts Lagos, Abuja International Airports Over Coronavirus

The Federal Government has declared it will shut down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja from Monday, March 23, to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Naija News reports that this was disclosed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu, in a statement on Saturday, March 21.

2. Nigeria Records 10 New Cases Of Coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the number of cases in the country to twenty-two. Naija News reports that this was disclosed by the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire on Saturday, March 21.

3. Buhari Cancels Guinea Trip Over Coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has been forced to cancel an official trip to Guinea as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This was made known to Sahara Reporters on Friday by a top official of the Federal Government.

4. Religious/Social Gathering Banned In Abuja Over Coronavirus

All religious and social gathering of more than 50 persons have been banned in Abuja over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced. This was made known on Friday by the Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Media and Strategic Communications, Malam Abubakar Sani.

5. Coronavirus: Why We Shut Down Major Airports – Buhari Govt

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has explained that the closure of three international airports as part of measures to contain the deadly coronavirus. Naija News recalls that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had shut down the Kano International Airport, Kano, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.

6. PDP Gets New Chairman In Rivers State

Ambassador Desmond Akawor on Saturday emerged the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State. Naija News reports that Akawor was Nigeria’s former Ambassador to South Korea for 8 years.

7. Umahi Speaks On Being El-Rufai’s Running Mate In 2023

Naija News reports that the governor made this known in a statement to newsmen by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Francis Nweze. Umahi warned the originators of campaign posters linking him to the 2023 presidential race to refrain from bringing up rumours to spoil his relationship with some northern governors.

8. How Ajimobi Emerged APC Deputy Chair Despite Protest – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed that majority of the South-west had backed former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as new National Deputy Chairman (South). He made this known while speaking with State House correspondents on Friday after introducing Ajimobi to President Muhammadu Buhari.

9. Ighalo, Rohr, Shortlisted For Nigeria Pitch Awards (Full List)

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, Leicester City F.C midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen and Villarreal FC playmaker, Samuel Chukwueze have been shortlisted for honours at the 7th Award Ceremony of the Nigeria Pitch Awards. Speaking in Lagos at a World Press Conference attended by Sports Editors and journalists, Shina Philips, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards expresses the appreciation of the organizers to the President and Management of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and all voters across the country who voted. He said in the last 7 years, organizers have worked hard to sustain the core values.

10. Music Legend Kenny Rogers Is Dead

American country music legend Kenny Rogers has passed away peacefully at home from natural causes aged 81. Naija News reports that his death was confirmed by a family representative.

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

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