Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Tuesday, 24th March 2020

1. FG Closes All Land Borders, Suspends FEC Meetings Over Coronavirus

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has closed all land borders in Nigeria for four weeks over the outbreak of coronavirus.

Naija News reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus (COVID-19), Boss Mustapha, announced this on Monday evening.

2. ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike Action

The Academic Staff Union of Universities( ASUU) has begun an indefinite strike due to irreconcilable disagreements with the Nigerian Government.

The union’s President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, at a press briefing at its National Secretariat in Abuja earlier on Monday noted that the Federal Government had failed to address the issues raised by its members.

3. Presidency Accuses Some Legislators Of Refusing To Get Screened For Coronavirus

The presidency has warned lawmakers in the country on the dangers of refusing to submit themselves for coronavirus screening at the nation’s airports.

The warning was contained in a letter dated 21st March, 2020 which was signed by Mallam Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

4. Court Grants Former Head Of Service, Oyo-Ita N100m Bail

A former Head of Service of the federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita was on Monday, granted a N100million bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

This follows her arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an 18-count charge bordering of money laundering, fraud, among others.

5. Coronavirus: Declare State Of Emergency In Nigeria – Falana Tells Buhari

Activist and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Nigeria in the interest of public health and safety.

This he said will force people to stay at home and ensure the ban on social gatherings and other forms of large gatherings put in place to curb further spread of coronavirus in the country is effective.

6. First Case Of Coronavirus Death Recorded In Nigeria

The First case COVID-19 death has been confirmed in Nigeria.

Naija News understands that the victim, Suleiman Achumugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), died around 2 am earlier on Monday.

7. NNPC Records 34% Profit

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a laudable 34% increase in trading surplus in its monthly operational and financial report for December 2019.

The details of the report were explained in a statement signed and released by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru.

8. Coronavirus: Bauchi State Governor Goes Into Self-Isolation

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed has gone into self-isolation over fears of coronavirus after his contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar.

The self-isolation was confirmed on Monday by the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu.

9. Bakare Sends Fresh Message To Buhari Over Osinbajo

The General Overseer of the Dominion Hall, Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has told the presidency to publicly address the alleged stressed relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The Lagos-based pastor made the fresh call while delivering a sermon in his church on Sunday.

10. Coronavirus: Aisha Buhari Calls For Total Lock-Down

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for a total lockdown of activities across the country as coronavirus case in Nigeria hits 35 with one death recorded on Monday.

She commended state governors that are shutting down schools to protect children but lamented that they are allowing their parents to continue going to work.

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

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