Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.
Nigeria has recorded 13 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 evening, April 12.
Kano State has reportedly recorded its first confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case. According to The Nation, the index case is a retired technocrat, who recently returned from Lagos State.
An explosion suspected to be a bomb early in the morning rocked Dumez street off Benin Auchi Road, Edo State. Naija News gathered that over six houses were affected by the explosion which occurred at No 4, Dumez Street while its impacts were visible in about six houses in the area.
Another Coronavirus patient has died in Lagos, Nigeria’scommercial city. Naija News reports that Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi announced the death of the Coronavirus patient in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday, April 11.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai has relocated fully to the North East where he is overseeing and directing the overall operation in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country. While addressing troops of Special Super Camp Ngamdu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on 9 April 2020, Gen Buratai said that he will be with them to the nooks and crannies of the theatre.
Former governor of Anambra state and 2019 presidential running mate of the PDP, Mr Peter Obi has lashed out at some governors who have started relaxing the coronavirus lockdown in their states for religious reasons. Obi warned that such actions could lead to worse cases of the infection in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended hands of appreciation to Nigerians for their patience following the total lockdown order in the state due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country. The president stated this in a message through his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Sunday.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has reacted to a recent report which claims that he is not informed of the poor healthcare system in Nigeria. The SGF noted that the report quoted him wrongly of his statement, hence described as misleading the claims.
The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Saturday, has confirmed that the state has discharged ten coronavirus patients. Governor Oyetola revealed the development on his Twitter account, he noted that they were discharged after patients tested negative twice.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has cancelled the rights giving to churches in the state to hold Easter Church services. Recall that Governor Wike in a statement released on Thursday had relaxed the lockdown order to allow Christians to attend church services.
That’s the Nigerian Newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.
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