Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday announced that he has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement to newsmen the governor revealed that he has gone into self-isolation.
Earlier today, NaijaNews reported that a very massive bomb explosion in Ilu- Abo in Akure north local government area of Ondo on Saturday morning, destroying over 100 residential buildings, school and churches Naija News understands. The explosion was reportedly caused by a truck owned by a quarry company carrying explosives, the explosion created a big ditch on the Akure/Owo road.
Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday disclosed that Benue State has recorded its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus disease otherwise known as COVID-19. The Governor made this known while briefing newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital.
Nigeria has recorded 8 new cases of coronavirus in the West African country. Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday afternoon, March 28.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Saturday backed-tracked after initially announcing the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state. Naija News reports that the governor had stated that the dusk to dawn curfew will begin in the state from Sunday.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is considering giving out stipends to people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Naija News reports that the Finance Minister made this revelation while speaking on Politics Today, a programme on Channels TV.
The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N30,000 stipends to be given to every Nigerian with a verified Bank Verification Number (BVN) to cushion hardships occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Naija News reports that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had said the federal government is considering giving out stipends to people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has made fresh allegations on the whereabouts of Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria. The IPOB leader in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday morning claimed President Buhari has been secretly flown to Cuba.
A week after reports of Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) broke the internet, the 26-year-old Seria A player has narrated of the awful experience he had with the dreadful global pandemic within the few days. Dybala in a recent interview with JTV shared how he struggled with his body system following the COVID-19 test which reveals him and his fiancee, Oriana Sabatini positive.
One of Nigerians most controversial actress Tonto Dikeh has pledged free sanitizers, face masks and hand gloves to some communities. Tonto announced this via her Instagram account @tontodike on Friday.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.