Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 16th April, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Thursday, 16th April 2020

1. Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau Sends Strong Warning On Coronavirus, Attacks Buhari

The factional leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau has put the blame for the current coronavirus pandemic at the feet of evil action by people.

He also said he and the members of his sect can’t be infected by the virus.

2. Lagos State Discharges 16 Coronavirus Patients

The Lagos State government has discharged 16 Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients,

Naija News reports that the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday evening, April 15.

3. Fire Outbreak At CAC Headquarters In Abuja

The headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Abuja was gutted by fire on Wednesday.

Naija News recalls that this is the second federal government office that will go up in flames in recent times after the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation also caught fire.

4. Kano Confirms Five New Cases Of Coronavirus

Five new cases of Coronavirus has been confirmed in Kano State by the state Government, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to nine cases.

The development was confirmed by the media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

5. Lagos State Records Another COVID-19 Death

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of a COVID-19 patient in the state,

The Commissioner of Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who confirmed this via his twitter handle noted that the deceased is a 63-year-old male, Nigerian who had no history of travel or contact with any confirmed case.

6. Buhari Condemns Killing Of 25 Nigerians In Fresh Taraba Clash

The Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the ethnic clash in Taraba State which led to the death of about 25 people.

Recall that about 25 people lost their lives, while several others injured in a clash between Shomo and Jole ethnic groups in Lau Local Government Area of the state.

7. Gov. Seyi Makinde Donates His Blood For Local Solution To Coronavirus

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has volunteered to donate his blood for experts working on vaccines against Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Governor Makinde stated that the state government is looking for a local solution towards the prevention and cure of COVID-19.

8. Fire Breaks Out At Popular Dugbe Market In Ibadan

Popular Dugbe Market in Ibadan, Oyo State known as the hub for transport and trading was gutted by fire on Wednesday.

The firefighters from the Oyo State Fire Service were mobilized to the scene of the incident to put the fire out.

9. Coronavirus: APC Reveals FG’s Plan Against Hoodlums

The ruling All Progressives Congress has revealed the Federal Government’s welfare plans, and strategy against hoodlums using lockdown to attack Nigerians.

The spokesperson of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government will ensure the safety of lives and property.

10. N-Power: National Assembly Leaders Want Buhari To Carry Out NSIP Reforms

Leaders of the National Assembly have tabled a request before President Muhammadu Buhari for the reform of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).

This is part of discussions during the meeting between the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday, with President Buhari.

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

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