Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020

April 22, 2020

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Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

1. COVID-19: Buhari To Make Difficult Decision Next Week – NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari will make some difficult decisions on coronavirus (COVID-19) containment next week Wednesday.

The Director-General of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu made this known during a courtesy call on Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State.

2. Lagos Discharges More Coronavirus Patients

The Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government has announced the discharge of nine Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients after testing negative twice for the virus.

This was made known by Gov Sanwo-Olu in a statement to newsmen on Tuesday.

3. Prophet TB Joshua Sends Strong Warning To Buhari, Other World Leaders Over Coronavirus Lockdown

Prophet T.B Joshua, founder and leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN) has warned all world leaders to find a way to end the coronavirus lockdown.

The clergy warned that should the leaders fail to relax the lockdown in their various countries, there is a risk of facing a terrible situation afterward.

4. Several Armed Bandits Killed As Military Launch Air Strike In Niger State

Many armed bandits have been killed as a result of an airstrike launched by the air component of Operation Gama Aiki, the Defence Headquarters has declared on Tuesday.

The statement in Abuja by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed the operation was carried out on Sunday, April 19.

5. President Buhari’s Personal Body Guard, Lawal Mato Is Dead

Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, a personal bodyguard of President Muhammadu Buhari died today Tuesday, 21, April 2020.

According to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu Mato died after battling diabetes for three years.

6. Federal Govt. Postpones 2020 WAEC, NECO Indefinitely

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has postponed the Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West African Examinations Council and the National Examinations Council due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.

The development was announced by the Minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajubum, during a press briefing.

7. Abba Kyari: Why PDP Wants SGF Mustapha, Garba Shehu, Others Prosecuted

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the prosecution of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha and others.

Naija News recalls that yari, who died of coronavirus complications, was buried last week with a huge crowd at the Gudu Cemetery.

8. ‘Abubakar Shekau May Surrender Soon’ – Defence Headquarters

The Directorate of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, has noted that the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, may surrender soon.

The Defence Headquarters noted that body language of the Boko Haram leader following the military offensive on the insurgents lately, showed that Shekau would soon surrender.

9. Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Rise To 12.26%

Nigeria’s inflation rate has risen to 12.26% in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country

The National Bureau of Statistics who made the announcement in its latest inflation report stated that based on the month on month analysis, Nigeria’s inflation rate rose by 12.26% in March 2020, higher than the rate (12.20%) recorded in February and 12.13% in January.

10. ‘Health Sector Won’t Remain The Same After COVID-19’ – Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Federation, on Monday promised that the Health Sector in the country will improve after the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, noted that post-COVID-19 would bring about a total overhaul of the health sector.

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

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